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Special Events in the Children’s Department

Crafts to Go! at the Main Library

Saturdays, December 3 & 17 Pick up a grab-and-go packet of painting or craft supplies to make some fun creations at home! Use the instructions included to assemble the project on your own. Intended for children ages 5-12. Supplies limited. Some projects require additional supplies. Call the library at 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to reserve your packet.


Salt Painting at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 6 at 2:00 pm

Join us for a "cool" salt painting activity! Create beautiful winter images using glue, salt, and water color paints. Intended for children ages 4-12. No registration required. NASD early dismissal activity.


Holiday Card Making at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 13 from 4pm to 6pm Make your own holiday-themed cards to gift to your family, friends, or teachers! A variety of crafting and winter-themed materials will be provided, as well as writing prompts to write a thoughtful note inside. Drop in. Intended for ages 3 to 12.


Kids Cook: Warm Winter Treats at the Main Library

Friday, December 16 at 2:00 pm – REGISTRATION REQUIRED Learn how to make Polar Bear Cupcakes and homemade Hot Chocolate. Ages 5-12 only. Registration required. Call 610-278-5100 x205 or stop in to sign up. Space is limited. NASD early dismissal activity.


Hot Cocoa Storytime and Movie at the Main Library

Thursday, December 22 at 4:30 pm Join us for a fun winter-themed evening for kids! Drink hot chocolate, complete crafts, listen to seasonal stories, and watch a "cool" movie about two sisters in winter. Be sure to wear your pajamas! Movie begins at 5:30pm, preceded by crafts and storytime. Intended for ages 2-6.


Animals-in-Mittens Ornament Craft at the Main Library

Friday, December 23 - all day Create a lion, elephant, or another animal wearing mittens and booties out of colorful craft sticks and felt, and then hang it up inside your house for the holidays! Call the library at 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to reserve a packet, or drop in after-school to choose your own materials and create one here. Supplies are limited. NASD early dismissal activity. Intended for ages 5 to 12.


Mini Paper House Craft at the Main Library

Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00 pm Create your own festive holiday mini house! Color or decorate a village home made out of cardstock to look like a gingerbread house or your dream winter home - all while enjoying some jazzy music and spreading some cheer. All ages. Supplies are first come, first served - we have a limited number of pre-made paper houses to decorate.



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