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READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN!

Wednesdays, Biweekly, 4 PM
June 5th and 19th

Join us for this kindergarten readiness program. At each session, we'll explore a new theme and letter with books, activities, crafts, and centers with a special emphasis on letter recognition. We'll also review social and fine motor concepts that will make the transition to kindergarten a breeze! For children ages 3 to 5. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


BUTTERFLY STORYTIME

Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 PM

Join us in the courtyard (weather permitting) as we learn about butterflies and their life cycle! At the end of the program, we'll release our library butterfly friends into the wild! Suggested for ages 3 and up. No registration required.


SUMMER READING: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

Registration stars June 3; track reading starting June 16

Keep track of your reading and learning during the summer and earn prizes! Prizes include free books and coupons to local businesses. Programs available for children from birth through 5th grade. Stop by the library to sign up anytime after June 3. Please support our summer reading sponsors:

Tony's Pizza City
Nightlight Ice Cream
Greenberg's Bakery
Oreland Pizza
The Bagel House
Captain Andy's Market
Karla's Kitchen


TAIL WAGGIN' TUTORS

Registration required and opens June 3; please call or stop by the library to sign up.

Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 27, 4 to 5 PM
Additional sessions in July

Children ages 5 and up can read aloud to a certified therapy dog to help build reading confidence and practice. Contact the library to sign up for a 10-minute time slot.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY

Saturday, June 15, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Drop in to learn more about summer reading and take part in fun activities! Build moon rovers and rockets out of Legos and other building materials, play with coding robots, complete a scavenger hunt, and make space-themed crafts. For children ages 5 and up. No registration required.


FAMILY NIGHT EVENTS

Tuesdays, 7 PM

June 25: Robotics Teams Visit — See the robots that students from local high schools have built
July 2: Wacky Art Night — Create your own wacky art from the library's craft supplies
July 9: The Amazing Mr. Q. — A unique blend of comedy, magic, puppets, and storytelling
July 16: Community Bollywood Dance Project — Learn how to perform Bollywood dances
July 23: The Renaissance Man — Hear Greek myths about the constellations transformed into comic scenes acted out by the audience
July 30: Eyes of the Wild — See and learn about wild animals, live at the library
August 6: Music and Movement with Peter Moses — Sing, dance, and have fun with Mr. Pete

For children of all ages and their families. No registration required.


GALACTIC ORIGAMI SCULPTURES

Registration required and opens June 3; please call or stop by the library to sign up

Monday, June 17, 7 PM
Monday, July 8, 7 PM
Thursday, August 1, 4 PM

Make space-themed origami projects! Please note that these classes require a basic proficiency with paper folding. For children and teens ages 9 and up. You may sign up for more than one class session.


OUT OF THIS WORLD WITH LEGOS

Monday, June 24, 4 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 4 PM
Monday, August 5, 4 PM

Learn about rockets, lunar modules, and Mars rovers and build space projects out of Legos! Suggested for ages 5 and up. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


DANCE, RATTLE, & ROLL

Registration required and opens June 3; please call or stop by the library to sign up

Wednesdays, 10 AM
June 26 through July 31

Join us for stories, songs, and fun with a special emphasis on music and movement. Parachute play included! Sign up for each session individually; you may sign up for more than one session. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.


CONSTELLATION EXPLORATION

Monday, July 8, 4 PM

Discover the stories behind the constellations in our sky and create your own with hands-on building and craft activities. Suggested for children ages 6 and up. No registration required.


SWEDES IN SPACE

Registration required and opens June 3; please call or stop by the library to sign up

Monday, July 15, 4 PM

Explore the life of astronauts and their intensive training to prepare for space. Learn about NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang. Discover the wonders of space through hands-on activities, including astronaut training, a mission to the moon, and making space shuttles. For children ages 7 to 11. Presented by the American Swedish Historical Museum.


STEM WORKSHOPS

Drop in to any of these workshops during available hours to explore different STEM topics through technology and other materials. No registration required.

Coding (for ages 4 to 8) — using BeeBots and Cubettos
Thursday, June 20, 4 to 6 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 3 to 5 PM

Circuits and Robotics (for ages 9 and up) — using littleBits and Ozobots
Thursday, July 25, 3 to 5 PM
Monday, July 29, 6 to 8 PM

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


SPACE CRAFT

Wednesdays, 4 to 5 PM
July 24, July 31, August 7

Explore outer space topics through stories and make space-themed art projects. Suggested for ages 5 to 8. 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 all storytimes will be on a break from May 13 to 31.

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


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.