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Special Events in the Children’s Department


May 2014 Children's Calendar of Events (printable)



April 2014 Calendar of Events (printable)


Science in the Summer Registration–May 1 through 31 at the Main Library

Registration from May 1 through May 31 Join us for this fun summer class for children entering grades 2 through 6. Students in Chemistry will observe physical and chemical changes with fun experiments such as turning pennies into gold, making crystals, and watching popcorn “dance.” They'll also use litmus paper and a universal indicator to learn all about acids, bases, and indicators. Register for one of two sessions: Saturdays, July 19 and 26: Level 1 (entering grades 2 & 3) - 10:30-12:00 Level 2 (entering grades 4, 5 & 6) - 12:30-2:00 Weekdays, July 21 and 22: Level 1 (entering grades 2 & 3) - 10:00-12:00 Level 2 (entering grades 4, 5 & 6) - 1:00-3:00 Registration must be done in person by a parent or guardian. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.  Call 610-278-5100 x 205 for more info.


Kids’ Quizzo at the Main Library!

Kids’ Quizzo!  Tuesday, May 20 at 2:00 pm Join us to play this fun trivia game! Form teams and test your knowledge of popular music, movies, TV and stuff you should have learned in school. The members of the winning team get their choice of a free book! Ages 5-12. Registration required; call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop in the Children’s Department to sign up.


Acting Up! at the Main Library

Saturdays--April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7 & 14 Interested in learning to act? Join us for a series of acting classes that include basic skills, improvisation and character development. Children are asked to attend every session. For ages 8-12. (May 3 session runs from 11:00-1:00.) Snacks provided. Registration required. Call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop by the Children’s Department to register.


LEGO Club – Saturday, May 10 at the Main Library

Build fabulous creations with other LEGO lovers. Ages 5 and up. read more...


Fun With Folk Tales at the Main Library

Tuesdays, May 6 and 13 at 10:30 am Preschoolers will explore the story of the Gingerbread Boy and a variation with a Gingerbread Girl through stories, crafts, and hands-on activities. Ages 3-1/2 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration required. Call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop by the Children’s Department to register.  


PA One Book: Every Young Child Week at the Main Library

Tuesday, April 29th at 10:30 am for ages 3-1/2 to 5, and Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 am for ages 2-4 Geared for ages 3-6, Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child program is designed to highlight the importance of early literacy read more...


Sensory-Friendly Storytime–Sat., May 3 at the Main Library

Sensory-friendly storytimes are designed to be inclusive and welcoming for children with special needs, ages 3-6. In order to read more...