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Special Events in the Children’s Department

Suncatcher Craft

Friday, March 26 Pick up a suncatcher kit for your window! Intended for ages 5-12. Stop in the library or call to arrange curbside pickup of your kit at 610-278-5100 x205.


Craft Stick Catapults!

Tuesday, March 9 What device stores up energy as potential energy to be released all at once as kinetic energy? A catapult! Send things flying by designing a catapult using craft sticks. Call 610-278-5100 x 205 to reserve your grab-n-go kit. Intended for ages 5-12.


Virtual Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt!

Wednesday, March 31 at 11:00 am Let's go on a virtual nature walk! We will explore and learn about the outdoors at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. Join us live on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NPL.youth.services). A supplemental grab-and-go activity will be available starting 3/29. Intended for children ages 5-12. Call 610-278-5100 x 205 to reserve yours!


Community Read–Ruby’s Birds at the Main Library

Tuesday, March 30 at 10:30 am Pick up an activity packet and join Ms. Becky in a live reading of the book Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NPL.youth.services), followed by some fascinating bird facts and a demonstration of the activities from the packet. Intended for ages 4-8. This event is in conjunction with the Longwood Gardens Community Read initiative. The first 12 people to call in for a packet will receive a coupon for free admission for 4 to Longwood Gardens! Call 610-278-5100 x205 to pick up your packet and receive your free ticket!


Kids Cook–At Home! St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Wednesday, March 17 Join Ms. Becky to learn how to make a somewhat Irish recipe in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, with adult assistance at home. Tutorials will be posted on our YouTube channel. Recommended ages 5-12. Call 610-278-5100 x205 to pick up a dry ingredients packet. Find the tutorial on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCdD0CXwWIWrMf6l_v52sle5


Virtual Storytime – Bounce and Rhyme For Babies!

Tuesdays through May 11 Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for your baby and you! Intended for ages 0-18 months. A new storytime will be posted on Facebook and our YouTube channel every Tuesday. Find the storytimes on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCeeyh6KTEgii_8nntNR4DrW


Wee Readers Storytime

Thursdays starting January 14 Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for ages 2-5. A new storytime will be posted on Facebook and our YouTube channel every Thursday. Grab-and-go activities to augment the storytime may be available for pickup. Find the storytimes on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCfGMVesD6fwhasLp9xRogUt