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Special Events in the Children’s Department


July Calendar of Children's Events (printable)



June Calendar of Children's Events (printable)


Dinosaur Dig! at the Main Library

Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 pm Join the dig with field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka! Interactive fossil talk followed by an actual dig for fossils. Kids will build a Triceratops with the fossil bones they discover! Afterwards, view the fossil museum. Ages 5 and up. Class size limited. First come, first served.


Zoo On Wheels at the Main Library

Monday, July 24 at 3:00 pm Elmwood Park Zoo is packing some of our favorite animal friends to bring to the library!  See live animals up-close and learn some unique biofacts. Expect to see at least one bird, one mammal and one reptile. For children ages 5 and up.


Mini Theater Workshop at the Main Library

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 18 through 20 at 1:30 pm Mini-Theater Workshop – 1:30 pm – Participants will get the opportunity to explore character development, scene study and monologues through group activities and theatre games. This is a 3-day workshop for children ages 9-12. Limit 10 students. Registration is required. Call or stop by the Children’s Dept. to sign up.


Turtle Dance Music at the Main Library

Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 am The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Build A Better World engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! Crafted to be inclusive for all children, including those on the Autism Spectrum. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music technology and dance along through the whole show! For children ages 2 and up.


Stories & a Snack at the Main Library

Monday, July 17 at 3:00 pm Healthy food is fun! Kids will make their own snack to enjoy, listen to a story, and participate in other fun activities. Led by Marcia Jones, certified nutrition educator. For children entering grades K-3. Registration required.


Leap Into Science! at the Main Library

Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6 at 1:30 pm Introduce your child to simple science concepts through stories, followed by hands-on activity stations designed for families to experience and explore together. For children ages 4-7 and their families. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Drop in. Class size is limited.


Mad Scientist’s Club at the Main Library

Fridays, June 30 through August 4 at 3:00 pm For kids entering grades 1-5 Mad Scientists’ Club – 3:00 pm – Join Turner Concepts for hands-on STEM experiments and projects. Build a car, shoot a rocket, make a volcano, make a cotton ball launcher, and more! For children entering grades 1-5. Drop in.