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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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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

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Join now! If you read just one book a night starting before your child is 2, you will have read over 1,000 books by the time your child starts kindergarten! Our program makes it fun, with incentives for every milestone you reach--1 book, 25 books, 100 books, 250 books, 500 books, 750 books and 1,000 Books. The program is intended for children under the age of 5 years. The One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten initiative is designed to:

  • Promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • Encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
  • Help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.
Studies show that children who are read to from birth have an easier time learning to read. You can sign up and log your progress here: https://mcnpl.beanstack.org/ You can also track your progress with the Beanstack Tracker mobile app which is available for both iOS and Android. The mobile app includes the ability to scan the barcode from the back of the book for easy logging.


Zoom Bingo!

Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 pm for ages 5-12 Join us for a few fun rounds of Bingo! You must have a Zoom-capable device with video, and an email address. Registration required. Call 610-278-5100 ext. 205 or come in to sign up.


Slightly Scary Stories

Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 pm. Join Ms. Becky for some spooky fun! Intended for ages 5-12. The storytelling will be conducted through Zoom. You will need a Zoom-capable device with video capabilities to participate. Registration is required. Call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop in to sign up.


Kids Cook–At Home!

Join Ms. Becky to learn how to make some yummy recipes at home, with adult assistance. Programs will be conducted through YouTube videos. Recommended ages 5-12. Dry ingredients will be available for pickup. Additional ingredients will be necessary. Call 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to reserve your ingredients packet. September 30 - Apple Crisp (packet does not include butter) Find the tutorials on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCdxdC-GHmANmn1gyVYACnUi Fall programs will be posted on the following dates: 9/30, 10/28, 11/25, and 12/23


Virtual Preschool Storytime

Listen to stories and sing song with Ms. Amy every Friday! Recommended for ages 4-6 years. Check out our YouTube channel to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCdxdC-GHmANmn1gyVYACnUi


Virtually Sew Awesome! Online Program

Join Ms. Becky for some online sewing fun! Different classes for hand sewers and machine sewers, intended for children ages 8-12. Materials for each class (with enclosed directions) can be picked up at the library, or call 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to arrange curbside pickup. You will need to supply some of your own materials. Please have an adult handy to supervise. Sewing tutorials will be available through our YouTube channel. Call or check our website (www.mc-npl.org)  or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NPL.youth.services/)  for more information. Tutorials will be posted on the following dates: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9. Find the tutorials on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCdxdC-GHmANmn1gyVYACnUi  


Virtual Storytime!

Thursdays from September 17 through December 17 (recommended ages 2-5 years) Stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities with Ms. Karen. Check out our YouTube channel to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzgFLgPVClCdxdC-GHmANmn1gyVYACnUi