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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Collect prizes through Aug. 31

Keep track of your reading throughout the summer to earn prizes, including local business coupons and free books! Visit the library for more information and to sign up.

Please support our summer reading sponsors:

Tony's Pizza City
Nightlight Ice Cream
Oreland Pizza
Greenberg's Bakery
Rita's—Wyndmoor
The Bagel House
Friends of the Free Library of Springfield Township


STEM WORKSHOPS

ENGINEERING: Monday, August 13, 6 to 8 PM

Drop in to build with our variety of building supplies and practice your engineering skills. Suggested for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


SEE WHAT'S COOKING

Tuesdays, 1 PM
June 26, July 17, and August 14

Children ages 8 to 12 can explore ingredients and make a healthy snack with Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN and in-store nutritionist for GIANT. Registration is required for each 40-minute class. You may sign up for more than one session. Please call the library at 215-836-5300 or stop by to sign up.

Supports PA Forward's Health Literacy


DANCE, RATTLE & ROLL STORYTIME

Wednesdays, 10 AM
July 11 to August 15

Join us for stories, songs, and fun with a special emphasis on music and movement. Parachute play included! For children up to age 6 with a caregiver. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


BABY SIGNS STORYTIME

Monday, August 20, 10 AM
Thursday, August 23, 10 AM

Come to a special storytime and learn some common baby signs to help communicate with your little one! Two sessions offered; for ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Taught by a fluent sign language speaker. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, August 28, 4 PM

Join us for special stories and songs about starting school! For children entering kindergarten and their families. No registration required. Two sessions offered.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS

Thursday, August 30, 7 PM

Learn more about how the transition to kindergarten will impact your family. Discover what practical, emotional, and academic changes to expect, and get tips on how to manage them. Presented by Rebecca McDermott, MS, Kellie Cathey, LSW, and Megan McAuliffe, reading specialist. No registration required.


STORY TIMES

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun, and learn more about supporting your child’s early literacy development. Storytime lasts for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Each session is designed for its suggested age range, but please feel free to attend the session you are most comfortable with. Every child develops at his or her own pace. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to attend.

All storytimes support PA Forward's Basic Literacy

Please note that these regular storytimes will be on a break from Aug. 20 through Sept. 7. Regular schedule resumes Sept. 10.

Terrific 2’s and 3’s (ages 18 to 36 months)

Mondays at 10:00 am

Playful Pre-School (ages 3 to 5 years)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Wonderful Ones (ages birth to 24 months)

Thursdays at 10:00 am


BUILDING CLUB

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Children ages 3 and up are invited to spark their imagination and build to their heart’s content with our vast collection of building supplies, including Legos, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, and more. Drop in anytime during the 90-minute period.


DUPLO PLAY DAY

Fridays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drop in to build whatever you like with the library's Duplo collection. Use your imagination to play and create! Suggested for ages 2 to 6.