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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

Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt at the Main Library

All month During the month of October, pumpkins will be hidden throughout the Children's Department! When you find them all, you can pick out a book to keep! Ask a librarian for your Scavenger Hunt worksheet. For ages 12 and under.


Spooky Saturday at the Main Library

Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 am Drop in for a slightly spooky storytime. Wear a costume! For ages 3-7 and their families.


Creepy Cooking! Grab and Go at the Main Library

Friday, October 15 Stop by for a grab-and-go packet to make some gruesome grub and spooky snacks at home! Intended for ages 5-12. Call 610-278-5100 x205 to reserve your packet. Supplies are limited.


Pokémon Club at the Main Library

Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 4:15 pm NEW to MC-NPL this fall! Calling all Pokémon trainers! Are you a fan, or interested in learning more about this fun franchise? Join our new Pokémon club! Learn about trading cards, complete art projects, try out new video games, and more! Intended for ages 6-12. Masks are required until further notice.


Virtual Preschool Storytime

A new Storytime posted every Wednesday through December 15. Can’t make it to live storytime? Staying safe during the pandemic? Watch at home on our YouTube channel! Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5. View a new storytime each Wednesday: http://bit.ly/2NlfcdT


Crafts to Go! at the Main Library

Saturday, September 11 Pick up a grab-and-go packet of painting or craft supplies to make some fun creations at home! A different project every month. A YouTube tutorial will be posted on our YouTube channel each Monday if you want to follow along, or 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. Find the tutorials on our YouTube channel.


Bounce and Rhyme For Babies! at the Main Library

Tuesdays at 10:30 am through December 14 Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for your baby and you! Intended for ages 0-18 months.  Masks are required until further notice.