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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

Eyes of the Wild at the Main Library

Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm Calling all animal lovers! Join us for a live animal program! Learn about how animals interact with water or, in some cases, go without it! Meet amazing animals and learn fun facts from their handlers. No registration necessary. Intended for ages 5-12. Masks recommended.

Mermaid and Pirate Day at the Main Library

Tuesday, July 19 – all day Arrr, ye mateys and mermaids! Fun activities, games, giveaways and more. Costumes encouraged! Meet a “real” mermaid at 3:30pm! All ages. Masks recommended.

Turtle Dance Music at the Main Library

Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 pm It's time for a library DANCE PARTY! Join us in the Community Room as we welcome Turtle Dance Music for a virtual event spectacular. Families, summer camps, daycares, and other large groups welcome! No registration required. Intended for ages 2-6. Masks recommended.  

Graphic Novel Book Club at the Main Library

Graphic Novel Book Club - for ages 8-12 at 12:00 pm


Fantasy Tea Party – July 1st

The Children’s Department cordially invites you... to our Fantasy Tea Party! Discuss The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O'Neill with fellow readers, create your own tea dragon, answer trivia, and MORE over a cup of tea with some tea sandwiches and small pastries on the side!  

Registration is required for this event. Registration begins June 17th at 10am. The first three patrons to register will receive a free copy of the book!  

Water Disasters – July 15th

Can You Survive... the Sinking of the Titanic!? Join the Children’s Department to discuss Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: The Graphic Novel. Join other fans of graphic novels and the I Survived series for themed games, a Choose Your Own Adventure activity, and themed snacks!  

Registration is required for this event. Registration begins July 1st at 1pm. The first three patrons to register will receive a free copy of the book!   

Marvel Mayhem – July 29th

POW! Would you have what it takes to be a superhero AND a student AND a good family member AND a good friend AND... phew! Sounds like it takes a lot of work. Join the Children’s Department for discussion, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and snacks while we discuss Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin Reynolds and Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin by Nadia Shammas as they try to balance superhero work with their everyday lives!  

Registration is required for this event. Registration begins July 15th at 1pm. The first four patrons to register will receive a free copy of ONE of the books! 

Ocean of Possibilities... and Adventure! - August 12th

Join the Children’s Department for our last GNBC meeting of the summer as we ~wave~ goodbye to summer reading! Discuss The Aquanaut by Dan Santat with other adventurous readers over themed snacks. Enjoy some fun activities and crafts, as well!  

Registration is required for this event. Registration begins July 29th at 1pmThe first three patrons to register will receive a free copy of the book! 

Pokémon Club at the Main Library

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm Calling all Pokémon trainers! Are you a fan, or interested in learning more about this fun franchise? Join our Pokémon club! Learn about trading cards, complete art projects, try out new video games, and more! Intended for ages 6-12. Drop in. Masks are recommended.

Bilingual Storytime at the Main Library

Wednesdays, starting June 22 through August 10 Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Spanish and English! Intended for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Drop in. Masks are recommended.

Take and Bake at the Main Library

Tuesdays, June 21, July 5, July 19, and August 2 Grab and Go Packet Take a packet and bake at home! June 21: Make your own crackers! July 5:  Sweet and Salty Snack Bars July 19:  Snickerdoodle Muffins August 2:  Double Chocolate Mug Cake You can watch the YouTube tutorial for each recipe.  Additional ingredients may be required. For ages 5-12 with adult supervision. Call 610-278-5100 x205 to reserve your packet. Supplies are limited.

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