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Children’s Department at the Main Library

Creating a Community of Readers, One Child at a Time

A Busy Hive of Fun & Activity - MC-NPL Youth Services

Children’s Calendar of Story Times/Activities/Special Events

Services for Children and Parents

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Special Events in the Children’s Department


December Calendar of Children's Events (printable)


Noon Year’s Eve Party at the Main Library

Monday, December 30 at 10:30 am Dive into 2020 in style! Make fun crafts to welcome the New Year as well as reflect on 2019. Decorate party hats, make 2020 glasses, find fun new ways to count down, and more! For children ages 5 to 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Holiday Treats Cooking at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 pm Learn to make some fun winter holiday treats to eat and share! For kids in grades K-6. Registration required—please stop in the Children’s Department or call 610-278-5100 x205 to sign up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Supercool Saturday at the Main Library

Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 pm Something fun for the cold winter weekends! Stop by the Children's Department for some Puzzle Fun. Create some giant floor puzzles, try a tangram puzzle, jigsaw puzzles and more! You might even get a chance to create your own Supercool Puzzle to take home. Drop in. Recommended ages 3 to 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Frosty Fun! at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 pm Did someone say snow? Yes! There might be no snow in the forecast, but stop by the children's department and make a snowman to take home. It will be a snowy day here at the library! For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Homework Helpers at the Main Library

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting September 16 4:00-6:00 pm For kids in grades 1-5   Need some help with homework? Helpers will be available for one-on-one assistance. Drop in.  


Storytime! at the Main Library

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am starting September 11 For ages 18 months - 4 years with a caregiver Stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and crafts for young preschoolers. Drop in.


Baby Storytime at the Main Library

Mondays, September 10 through December 16 at 10:30 am Simple stories, new and traditional songs, and rhymes for your baby and you! Designed for "cuddlers and crawlers". Ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. Drop in.