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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

Summer Reading 2013

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Special Events in the Children’s Department


July Calendar of Children's Events (printable)



SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS


Mid-Week Family Movie Night at the Main Library

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00 pm Join us in our community room for our “Christmas in July” showing of The Grinch, rated PG, 1 hour, 25 minutes. For ages 4 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Eyes of the Wild at the Main Library

Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 pm Ages 4 and up Live animals at the library! Learn about animals that have gone into space, and how animals adapt to our ever-changing world. Ages 4 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Smoke and Bubbles at the Main Library

Friday, July 19 at 2:00 pm Ages 3-5 with a caregiver This workshop is really "cool!"  Your kids will be mesmerized when we use dry ice to make bubbling potions, shivering quarters, popping corks, and a thrilling cemetery scene.  They'll even learn that the "smoke" from dry ice is really carbon dioxide gas. This program is funded by the MOMS Club of Norriton. For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Magic With Ran’D Shine at the Main Library

Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 pm Ages 4 and up - Join us for a highly interactive show with Master Magician Ran’D Shine. Objects appear, vanish, and transform! Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky audience members invited on stage to assist with a trick. Ages 4 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.


Powerful Plants at the Main Library

Friday, July 26 at 2:00 pm Ages 3-5 with a caregiver Get out your gardening gloves! In this class all about plants, your junior botanists will learn where seeds come from and how they grow. They will discover how wild plants "plant themselves" through very clever adaptations involving wind, fire and wild animals. They will plant their own seeds to take home, grow, and eat! For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Movie Tuesdays at the Main Library

Beginning June 29th, the Video Services Department of the MC-NPL will be hosting Free Monday Afternoon movies. Movies shown will allow patrons to sit back and relax here at the library. Come join us for 6 fun filled Monday afternoons, to watch some family favorites. Movies will be shown on a large screen in the community room on the 1st floor. read more...


Sew Awesome! at the Main Library

Mondays, June 24 through August 5 at 2:30 pm Learn how to sew by hand and with a sewing machine. Make fun, usable projects! Since we build on skills learned each week, attendees must arrive on time and come to every class. For kids ages 8-12. REGISTRATION FILLED--wait list only. Class size is limited.