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Creating a Community of Readers, One Child at a Time

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Special Events in the Children’s Department

Rainbow Heart Wreath Grab & Go at the Main Library

Friday, February 18, all day – Grab & Go Activity Make a rainbow heart wreath that you can hang at home! Paper in 6 different colors, a ribbon, and other materials will be included. Call us at 610-278-5100 x 205 to reserve a packet to take home on this day that NASD schools are closed. For ages 5-12. Supplies are limited.


This and That Valentines Grab & Go at the Main Library

Friday, February 11, all day – Grab & Go Activity Create your own unique Valentines with our "This and That Valentines" card kit. Pick up a packet of blank cards and envelopes along with stickers, ribbons, lace and other trimmings to design Valentines for your favorite folks. For ages 12 and under. Call 610-278-5100 x205 to reserve your packet. (NASD early dismissal activity.)


Bilingual Storytime at the Main Library

First Wednesday of the month, starting February 2 at 10:30 am Every first Wednesday of the month, join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Spanish and English! Intended for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Drop in. Masks are required.


Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt at the Main Library

All month long! For the whole month of January, come on a journey to find the winter wonderland decorations hidden around the library! Patrons ages 12-18 can participate in the Teen Zone on the first floor. Ask a librarian for your handout sheet and once you have all the answers, you can pick out a prize or treat! Masks are required.


Young Sprouts Garden Club at the Main Library

Thursday, January 27 at 4:15 pm

Join us as we plan a garden for the summer! Do some plant and gardening related activities. In the spring, we’ll work in our garden plot at Norristown Sprouts Community Garden at Eisenhower Middle School. For ages 5-12. Drop in. Masks required.


Bounce and Rhyme For Babies! at the Main Library

Tuesdays at 10:30 am starting January 11 Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for your baby and you! Intended for ages 0-18 months.  Masks are required until further notice.


Wee Readers Storytime for Preschoolers! at the Main Library

Thursdays at 10:30 am starting January 13 Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for ages 2-5. Drop in. Grab-and-go activities to augment the storytime may be available for pickup. Call to reserve your packet. Masks are required for everyone over age 2 until further notice.