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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

Summer Reading 2013

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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

Spook-Tacular Halloween Storytime at the Main Library

Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 am For ages 18 months-4 years with a caregiver Come to story time dressed in your Halloween costume! We will read some stories, sing pumpkin songs, do a little trick-or-treating, and maybe even make a craft to help get everyone in the Halloween spirit! Drop in.


Creepy Cooking Class at the Main Library

Tuesday, October 29 at 4:00 pm For kids in grades K-6 Come make some spooky snacks and gruesome grub! For kids ages 5-12. Peanut butter may be used. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.


Bingo! at the Main Library

Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 pm For kids in grades K-6 Join us to play this popular game. Prizes will be awarded. For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Norristown area schools early dismissal activity.


Meet a Firefighter! at the Main Library

Wednesday, October 9 at 2:00 pm For kids in grades K-6 How do you become a firefighter? Meet one and find out—is it really like you see on TV? Learn what kind of training is required, what kind of equipment you need to use, and what kinds of things you do besides fighting fires! Take a look at a fire engine up close. For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Norristown area schools day off activity.


Fire Safety Week at the Main Library

The week of October 6-12 Firefighters will visit our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday storytimes this week at 10:30 am and talk about fire safety. Get to see a fire engine up close! For ages 18 months-4 years with a caregiver.


Homework Helpers at the Main Library

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting September 16 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.  


Minute to Win It! at the Main Library

Monday, September 30 at 2:00 pm For kids in grades K-6 Will your team be the fastest to complete some fun challenges? Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.