May 142015
duct tape crafts

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00 pm

For kids in grades K-6

Join us to make dream catchers and some fun creations using duct tape. Norristown area schools early dismissal day activity.

May 082015

What: Essay Contest
When: May 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015
Where: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is participating in a national essay contest called “A Book That Shaped Me”. This contest is for children entering grades 5 and 6. They will be required to write a short (one-page) essay about a book that has resonated with them.

From the website:

“Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.”

State finalists will receive prizes and be honored at the Book Festival in September in Washington, DC.

Read more about this contest by clicking here.

May 042015
sis 2015 ocean

GSK Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by the Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in your local public library and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about science with hands-on experiments. Classes are small with 16 students each, so be sure to register early!

At Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, kids will get a close-up look at coral, sponges, and sand dollars, view marine microslides and learn about the oceans and water cycle.

Classes run for two days. Course dates are Wed., July 8 and Thurs., July 9, OR Mon., July 20 and Tues., July 21 (please choose one set only). Level I classes are at 10:00-12:00, and Level II classes are at 1:00-3:00.

Level I classes are for children entering grades 2-3

Level II classes are for children entering grades 4-6

PLEASE NOTE! New for this year, registration will be ONLINE ONLY instead of in person. Use your home computer or visit the library to use the public computers.


Registration starts May 4 at noon. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received. To register your child, visit

Jan 192015
afterschool kids

MNorristown Area School District early dismissal days and days off = programs for kids in grades K-6. All programs start at 2:00 pm. Drop in.


Tuesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Friday, March 27 – Drop in For Board Games

Thursday, April 2 – Egg Dyeing (note date change from March 31)

Monday, April 6 – Spring Break Movie (note date change from April 2)

Tuesday, April 14 – Earth Day Crafts

Tuesday, May 12 – Bingo!

Tuesday, May 19 – Minute to Win It Games

Tuesday, June 2 – Duct Tape Creations

Jan 192015

The third Saturday of every month from 11:00 am-1:00 pm

February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20

Elementary age kids can read to specially trained dogs. Bring your own book or read one of ours. Ages 4-12.

May 142014
baby lap rap

Baby Lap Rap – Wednesdays at 9:30 am AND 10:30am from June 24 through August 5

Make new friends while playing with early learning toys. Enjoy a short story time with songs and rhymes. For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.