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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

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Special Events in the Children’s Department

Kids Cook Virtually!

Wednesdays, July 15, July 29, and August 12 Join Ms. Becky to learn how to make some yummy recipes at home, with adult assistance. Programs will be conducted through YouTube videos. Recommended ages 5-12. Dry ingredients will be provided through curbside pickup. Additional ingredients will be necessary. Call 610-278-5100 x205 to reserve your ingredients packet. July 15 – Vanilla Wacky Cake – ingredient pickup available July 14 (Additional ingredients required: oil, water, vanilla) Watch the tutorial here: July 29 – No Flour Oatmeal Cookies – Ingredient pickup available July 27 (Additional ingredients required: butter, egg, vanilla) Watch the tutorial here: August 12 – Bread in a Bag – Ingredient pickup available August 10 (Additional ingredients required: water, oil)   Find the tutorials on our YouTube channel:

Virtually Sew Awesome! Online Program

Join Ms. Becky for some online sewing fun! Different classes for hand sewers and machine sewers, intended for children ages 8-12. Materials for each class will be distributed through curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. You will need to supply some of your own materials. Please have an adult handy to supervise. Call 610-278-5100 ext. 205  the week before the instruction date to request your packet of supplies. Instruction will be available through YouTube videos on our YouTube channel on the dates listed: Hand-Sewing Class: July 22: Tissue Holder – You will need to supply a pair of sharp scissors. See the tutorial here: August 5:  Jeans Basket – You will need to supply an old pair of denim jeans (any size) and a pair of sharp scissors. A thimble is optional but helpful. Call if you need a needle and thread. See the tutorial here:   Machine-Sewing Class: Participants must have access to a sewing machine and know how to use it. All projects also require a pair of sharp scissors. Adult supervision strongly suggested. July 22:  Pillowcase. See the tutorial here: August 5:  Drawstring bag. See the tutorial here: August 19: T-shirt shorts - you will need an old t-shirt big enough to at least fit loosely around your hips.

Sciencetellers Online! Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

Join the Sciencetellers in a virtual adventure! Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress! When things don’t go as planned, however, they must turn to themselves (and to science!) for the answer. A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects! Intended for grade K-5. Provided for viewing by a generous Library supporter. Go to to watch. Available through August 31. Length: 35 minutes.

Crafts With Ms. Karen–Online

Pick up a grab-and-go packet of craft supplies to make some fun summer creations at home! A YouTube tutorial will be posted on our YouTube channel each Tuesday if you want to follow along with Ms. Karen, or use the instructions included to assemble the project on your own. Supplies limited. Some projects require additional supplies. Call the library at 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to reserve your packet. You may only call for the craft materials for the following week. Pick-up of materials is through curbside service only at this time. You will be given a number when you register. When you arrive at the library at your appointed pickup time, call the circulation desk at 610-278-5100 ext. 0 and give them your assigned number; someone will bring your packet outside for you to pick up. Painting 1—Watermelon Design. Call the week of July 6. YouTube tutorial on July 7. Painting 2—Dandelions. Call the week of July 6. YouTube tutorial on July 14. Painting 3--Pet Portraits. Call the week of July 20. YouTube tutorial on July 28. Painting 4--Butterfly. Call the week of July 27. YouTube tutorial on August 4.   Click here to find the tutorials on our YouTube channel:

Summer @MC-NPL

Welcome to Summer @ MC-NPL, an online summer reading and activity program for all ages! This online reading program powered by Beanstack allows patrons of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and branches to read and complete fun activities from June 17 – August 15, 2020. read more...

Virtual Baby Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 am, June 22 through August 10  (recommended ages 0-12 months) Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers! Check out our YouTube channel for a new storytime every week: Find all our children's recorded programs through this link:

Virtual Storytime!

Thursdays at 10:30 am from June 25 through August 13 (recommended ages 12 months-4 years) Stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities with Ms. Kim. Click here to watch: Check out our YouTube channel for all of our recorded programs: