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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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Special Events in the Children’s Department


Calendar of Children's Events for February (printable)



January Calendar of Children's Events (printable)


Supercool Saturday at the Main Library

Saturday, February 1 from 2:00-3:30 pm For kids in grades K-6 Stop by the library and build something awesome with our building materials. See how tall you can stack the solo cups or try some K’nex to build an amazing structure.  Drop in. Recommended ages 3 to 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Make and Take Valentines at the Main Library

Friday, February 14 from 1-3 pm For ages 3-12 Come make a Valentine for that special person. Create a card for your favorite fish in the sea or make a cute sloth card for someone you like “hanging out” with.  For ages 3 to 12. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Kids Cook Soup! at the Main Library

Tuesday, February 18 4:15-5:15 pm For kids ages 6-12 Come learn how to make some good warm soup for the cold winter months! For ages 6-12. Registration required—stop in the Children’s Dept. or call 610-278-5100 x205 to sign up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Harry Potter Book Night at the Main Library

Thursday, February 6 from 5:30-7 pm For ages 5 and up Celebrate the magic of the bestselling Harry Potter series! Discover your Hogwarts House, make your first magic wand, and search for magical creatures. Activities, trivia, crafts, games and more! Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. For ages 5+. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


NEW! Afternoon Stories at the Main Library

Mondays at 4:00 pm starting January 13 For ages 2-5 Stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, hands-on activities, and crafts for preschoolers. Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Drop in.


Homework Helpers at the Main Library

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm For kids in grades 1-5   Need some help with homework? Helpers will be available for one-on-one assistance. Drop in. No program during school holidays.  


Storytime! at the Main Library

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am starting January 14 For ages 12 months - 4 years with a caregiver Stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and crafts for young preschoolers. Drop in.