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Special Events in the Children’s Department

May Calendar of Children's Events (printable)

Register for Science in the Summer

Registration begins Thursday, May 4 at noon Children entering grades 2 through 6 can sign up for this free, fun science enrichment program provided by The Franklin Institute. This year we explore the Science of Sports. Behind every professional basketball player, gymnast, swimmer, and sprinter is a team of scientists who help athletes excel in their sport, from trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists to statisticians and equipment engineers. Students will learn about these scientists and tackle basic scientific concepts through fun, hands-on activities like experimenting with healthy sports drink recipes and creating their own bouncy balls to test bounce height against other sports balls. Two-day session dates are July 5 and 6, or July 31 and August 1. Sign up is online and requires an email address. Please visit to sign up or for more information.

LEGO + at the Main Library

Build fabulous creations with other LEGO lovers. Ages 5 and up. read more...

Leap Into Science at the Main Library

Join us for this fun program designed to engage children and their families in science and literacy by integrating hands-on science activities with children's literature. Parents are encouraged to share the excitement of discovery with your child! We will be exploring the properties of air. The LEAP into Science program began in 2007 as a partnership between The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia. For kids in grades K-6. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. Norristown area schools day off activity.

Pre-K Adventures at the Main Library

Tuesdays through May 16 For children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Join us for Spring Fun in April! Bouncing Bugs and Butterflies, Eggs-Citing Decorating, and activities with this year’s Pennsylvania One Book, Daniel Finds a Poem. In May we'll explore simple math concepts using stories and hands-on activity stations. Drop in.    

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.

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.