Have you signed up your toddler?

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guyHealthy toddlers are ready to learn! Toddlers at Play is a 5 week series for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. Siblings welcome! Free!

Register here for South Side Branch on Tuesdays beginning February 17

Register here for Main Library on Fridays beginning February 27

Snakes, lizards & turtles up close this Saturday

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slitherhissMeet and greet snakes, lizards and turtles up close and personal at a nature program, Slither and Hiss, on Saturday, February 7 at the Main Library. Educator Bradley Kunsman will bring live reptiles from his private collection and tell interesting anecdotes about their characteristics and natural environment. Grades 1-5. Details

Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police spaces.

Seussical Celebration at the South Side Branch

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The Seussical Celebration at the Branch has been postponed due to the  inclement weather forecasted for Saturday.

The Seussical story time has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 PM.


Building Bonanza on Saturday

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buildbonanzaPlaying with Lego and Duplo blocks triggers engineering and math skills! Bring your children, ages 3-10, for a Building Bonanza on Saturday, September 13 at 2 PM at the Main Library.

More here

Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library on Saturdays except in police spaces.


Your destination this Saturday: Block Party

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girlblocks2The Main Library is hosting a Block Party for preschoolers on Saturday,  January 17 from 11AM to noon. Through participation in Pennsylvania’s Block Party Program, a statewide initiative to build vocabulary, social skills, and reading readiness through constructive play, the Library has purchased hardwood blocks and more for our smallest patrons. For ages 2 through 5. The program repeats on February 14 and March 14.

More here

Toddler Play Group!

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Playing is learning! Bring your toddler, ages 1 to 3, to play with our fun and educational toys on Friday morning at 11 AM. And meet other parents and kids!  Siblings can come along, too. No registration. More here

Btw, have you signed up for StoryTime yet ? Classes begin at the end of the month. Register here

The South Side Branch has StoryTimes, too! They start next week. Details here

The Science of Snowflakes

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Snowflakes_1 Tuesday is Snowflake Science Day. In addition to activities all day in the Children’s Room, there will be a Snowflake Science Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The presentation will focus on the story of Wilson Bentley and the images of snowflakes that he successfully captured in 1885. Bentley, a Vermont farmer, discovered “no two snowflakes are alike” after years of trial and error of trying  to photograph a single snow crystal. Staff from Dan’s Camera City will bring an antique accordion-style bellows camera and explain how it works. Kids will make a solar print to take home!

Free and open to the public. All ages. No registration. More here

Tonight’s the night…

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panera14promoBring the family to Panera (Center Street location only) for something delicious this evening and your Library will benefit. Thursday, December 4 from 4:00-8:00PM.

Remember to bring the voucher or print one here