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Special Events in the Children’s Department


February Calendar of Children's Events (printable)



January Calendar of Children's Events (printable)


Spy Codes at the Main Library

Friday, February 17 at 2:00 pm for kids in grades K-6  Did you know George Washington was a spymaster? Decipher a code to find a hidden message, then make up coded messages of your own. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. Norristown area schools day off activity.


Valentines for Veterans at the Main Library

Monday, January 16 - All day Join us for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community service project - making valentines for sick and wounded soldiers in the hospital. (And you can make one to take home, too.) Grades K-6. Drop in. Norristown area schools day off activity.


Toddler Tickle Tales–Thursdays at the Main Library

Thursdays at 10:30 am from January 12 through May 18 at 10:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for young preschoolers, followed by playgroup time. Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Drop in.


Baby Lap Rap at the Main Library

Wednesdays from January 11 through May 17 Simple stories, new and traditional songs, shaker eggs and rhythm sticks for your baby and you! Flannelboard rhymes and props will help your child learn and play with Mother Goose rhymes. For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.


Roll Over and Read! at the Main Library

Bring your own book or read one of ours. Ages 4-12. Third Saturday of every month. read more...


Pre-K Adventures at the Main Library

Tuesdays from January 10 through May 16 For children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Join us in January as we go around the globe with picture books! We will be "visiting" Mexico, France, Africa, and more. Activities are aimed at developing skills for Kindergarten, with stories, crafts, fun movement songs, and hands-on activities. Drop in.    


Homework Helpers at the Main Library

Bi-lingual volunteers are available to help elementary-age children with homework. Drop in. No helpers the week of December 26.