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Special Events in the Children’s Department


March Calendar of Children's Events (printable)



February Calendar of Children's Events (printable)


Twilight Tales at the Main Library

Starting March 1 through May 18 at 7:00 pm For ages 0-7 with a caregiver Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. Drop in.


Animal Engineers at the Main Library

Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 am For ages 4-9 People aren't the only creatures on the planet that can become engineers! Enjoy a reading of Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, then meet some live animals you can find in your backyard who take building to the next level! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.  


NASD Art Gallery Night at the Main Library

Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm   Norristown area students display their fabulous art creations in the Children's Department. Musical entertainment provided by a combined middle school/high school jazz band. Light refreshments will be served. All ages.


Theater Workshop at the Main Library

Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00 pm For kids in grades 3-8 An interactive theatre workshop exposing children to character development, movement, and scene study using theatre games and exercises. Appropriate for children of all skill levels. NASD early dismissal day activity. Drop in.


LEAP Into Science at the Main Library

At our Pre-K Adventures program on Tuesdays at 10:30 am starting February 21 Introduce your child to science! Stories, followed by hands-on activity stations designed for children ages 3-1/2 to 5 and their caregivers to experience and explore together. Share the excitement of discovery with your child! The LEAP into Science program began in 2007 as a partnership between The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia. It’s a fun program designed to engage children ages 3-1/2 to 5 and their families in science and literacy by integrating hands-on science activities with children's literature.


Toddler Tickle Tales–Thursdays at the Main Library

Thursdays at 10:30 am from January 12 through May 18 at 10:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for young preschoolers, followed by playgroup time. Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Drop in.


Baby Lap Rap at the Main Library

Wednesdays from January 11 through May 17 Simple stories, new and traditional songs, shaker eggs and rhythm sticks for your baby and you! Flannelboard rhymes and props will help your child learn and play with Mother Goose rhymes. For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.