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Early Learning Starts Here

Programs for Pre & Early Readers

Pete the Cat Storytime

Friday, 12/14, 10-11a
Birth-5
Program Room, Kids Place

Pete the Cat will join us for a very special storytime of stories, songs, and rhymes. Come and meet the star of some favorite books!

No registration.

 

Noon Year's Eve LogoNoon Year’s Eve

Monday, 12/31, 11-noon
Ages 3-10 and their families
Community Rooms

Come and rock the morning away as we countdown to noon! We’ll make crafts, dance, and cheer for the New Year.

No registration.

 

a silhouette of a girl doing yogaStorytime Yoga

Fridays
1/4-1/25
10-10:30a
Ages 1-5
Community Rooms (upstairs)

Join Miss Jana, a certified yoga instructor, for stories and yoga. She will focus on breathing techniques, yoga postures, stories, and songs while promoting relaxation. No materials required.

Registration starts 12/10/2018.

 

Winter Wonders Magic Show with Mike Rose

Wednesday, 1/9, 6:30p
Ages 4-12
Community Rooms

It might be cold and blustery outside, but inside it is warm and full of magic. Mike Rose will astound us and make us laugh with his Winter Wonders show.

No registration.

Toddler drive-in logoToddler Drive-In

Tuesdays
1/15 & 1/22
10:30-11:15a
Ages 2-5
Program Room

Decorate your own vehicle (a box we will provide), hop in, and relax while we watch a short movie.

Register starting 12/10/2018.

Tuckers Tales Presents: Three Bears

Wednesday, 3/13, 6:30p
Ages 3-10
Community Rooms

Three Bears features puppet shows starrring bears! Included are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Bear Sleeps All Winter, and more.

No registration.

 

A teen and a child reading together300 Books in 1 Day

Saturday, 4/13, 10a-4p
All Ages
Program Room

Help us celebrate the 300th Anniversay of Upper Dublin Township by reading 300 books in one day. Can we do it? With your help we can. Drop-in anytime from 10-4 and read a picture book with us.

No registration.

Owls Presented by the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center

Wednesday, 4/17, 1:30p
Ages 4-12
Community Rooms

Who doesn’t love an owl? During this presentation you will discover the different owl species common to Pennsylvania!

  • Discover their fascinating features from head to toe.
  • Meet one of our Ambassador Owls (plus a special guest!)
  • Learn about the importance of owls in our ecosystem.
  • Hear stories of rehabbed owls and the special care taken to treat these interesting creatures.

No registration.

A Visit from Mother Goose

Monday, 5/6, 10:30-11
Ages 3-5
Program Room

Join Mother Goose and listen to traditional rhymes about colors and numbers.

No registration, but space is limited.

Touch a Truck logoTouch a Truck

Friday, 5/10 (Date is subject to change)
1:30-2:30p
Ages 3-10
Parking Lot & Program Room

Do you love trucks? The Upper Dublin Township Public Works Department will bring out some of their heavy equipment for us to enjoy. Honk the horn, pose for a picture, and imagine you are driving. When you’re done, come into the library for a craft and to check out some books.

No registration.


A ball, teddy bear and blocksPlaytime @ the Library

Mondays
12/10, 1/28, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20
10:30-noon
Ages birth-5
Program Room & Children’s Area

Come and play with us! We will provide dress-up items, block sets, and a variety of other toys. Use this as a time to talk with other parents and caregivers while your child(ren) plays.

No registration.

1-2-3 Play with Me: a mother and child playing together with the family place logo1-2-3 Play with Me

Mondays
2/4-2/25
9:30-10:30a
Ages 1-3
Community Rooms

At our Family Place Library™ you and your child will enjoy an engaging, interactive time, talking, singing, reading, writing & playing together with our large variety of creative & stimulating pre-literacy activity stations. Playing with everything from puzzles & transportation toys to artistic materials & dramatic play items will help your child with their fine motor skills, body awareness & imagination expansion.

Each week meet a local Early Childhood Resource Professional & receive free advice, assistance, handouts.

Register starting 1/7/2019.

A symbol of two happy children with an atomic logo belowPreschool STEAM Take 2-Waiting list

Wednesdays
11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
6:30-7:30p
Ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver
Program Room

Join Miss Jenn to learn about basic concepts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Open-ended activities will follow a discussion of the week’s topic. Children will have a chance to explore the topic without expectations of a finished product. This program is for children who have not started kindergarten.

Register here.  There is a waiting list for all sessions.

A pile of lego bricksKids Lego Club

Mondays
12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13
4-6p
Ages 4-12
Program Room

Join us for LEGO building and friendship. We provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination.

No registration.


Spectacular Saturdays

three kids sitting on books with the word storytimeSensory Storytime-Our Book Friends

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
10-10:30a
Ages 3-8
Program Room

Join some of your favorite book characters in an interactive storytime! Each month features a new friend!

  • September – Curious George
  • October – Elephant & Piggie
  • November – Max & Ruby
  • December – Pete the Cat

This storytime is designed for children with sensory integration difficulties, but is open and welcoming to all!

Online registration encouraged

Register beginning Wednesday, 9/12.

Costume box with costumes in it

Dress-Up Day @ the Library

Saturdays
11/17, 12/15, 1/19
11a-noon
Ages 1-7
Children’s Area

Come and pretend with us. Children will be able to dress-up and use their imaginations to build language and social skills. Dress-up items will be provided by the library. If your child comes in a special outfit, please put a name on the tags so we know who it belongs to.

No registration.

Many different colored pencils on white backgroundColor & Craft

Saturdays
11/17, 1/19
1-2p
All Ages
Program Room

Adults, teens, and kids are welcome to color and craft in a relaxing environment. We provide crayons, markers, and colored pencils, craft projects, along with adult coloring books and children’s coloring books. Bring the whole family or come by yourself.

No registration.

Steam Monday iconSaturday STEAM

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
2-3p
All ages & families welcome

Join us for family friendly STEAM exploration! Each month will focus on a different aspect of STEAM:

  • September – Science
  • October – Technology
  • November – Engineering

*Preschool and elementary aged activities will be available, but require adult chaperone.*

No Registration.

Saturday Starring: Pete the Cat

Saturday, 12/15, 1:30-3p
All ages
Program Room, Kids Place & Steam Lab

Join Pete the Cat for a special STEAM event. We will be featuring the “A” in STEAM and crafting the afternoon away. Pete the Cat will be available for meet and greets and photos.

No registration.


Family Place 20th Anniversary Logo


Upper Dublin Public Library is a Family Place Library. Building Strong Communities through
Early Childhood Development, Parent Education & Family Support

The mission of Family Place Libraries™ is to increase the capacity of libraries throughout the nation to recognize and realize their full potential as community hubs for healthy child and family development, parent and community involvement and lifelong learning beginning at birth.

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