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Build a Better World LogoJoin us this summer to Build a Better World with our Summer Reading Club!

Online program registrations begin Tuesday, 5/30 (See individual programs below for more info.)

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club in person at UDPL beginning Thursday, 6/1.

All SRC programs and events are sponsored by the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library!


Summer Storytimes for Ages Birth-5 years

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Baby Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Fridays
6/9-8/18
10:30-11:00a

Ages Birth to 18 months

Join Miss Jenn and friends for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. This storytime will help your child with pre-reading skills and reinforce the bond you share together.

No registration required.


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Toddler Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesdays
6/7 – 8/23
**No Storytime on Wednesday, 6/21**
10:30-11:00a

Ages 18 months to 3 years

Join Miss Caroline for stories, rhymes, crafts, and finger plays to inspire your child. Each week your child will develop a variety of skills as they join in the fun!

No registration required.


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Pre-School Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Tuesdays
6/6 – 8/29
**No storytime Tuesday, 7/4**
10:30-11:30a

Ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 will hear stories, rhymes, and sing along as they develop their pre-reading skills. Each week will feature a different theme and craft. Keep an eye out for weeks with special guests!

No registration required.


Special Storytimes

1000 book before kindergarten logo1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Fridays
6/2 & 8/25
Ages Birth – 18 months – 9:45-10:15a
Ages 18 months – 3 years – 10:30-11:00a
Ages 3-5 – 11:15a-12:00p

Join Miss Jenn and friends to celebrate your reading success. Whether new to the 1,000 Books program or if you have finished, all participants are welcome. We will be reading stories, singing, and having a blast while celebrating books! Separate storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschool age children. You may register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the storytime.

No registration required, but partipants must be enrolled in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.


Arts and crafts suppliesStories and Craft (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
7/3-7/24
10:30-11:15a

Ages 4-10

Join us for a story and related craft. Each week we will explore a different theme related to the Summer Reading Club.

No registration required, but space is limited.


Activities & Special Events for Young Children

Photo of book mascots Elephant and PiggieKick Off Party Hosted by Elephant and Piggie (Click here for calendar view)

Friday
6/23
1:00-3:00p

Ages 3-11

Help us start the summer off right with a party hosted by Elephant and Piggie! We will have activities, crafts, a marionette show, and photo ops with our book character friends!

No registration required.


Alex's Lemonade logoDay of Service at UDPL (Click here for calendar view)

Saturday
7/15
10:00a-4:00p

Ages 2-12

Help us run an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, make cards for service members overseas, and more. Build a Better World here in your community. Have an idea that we can incorporate into the day, email Miss Jenn jsivers@mclinc.org.

**Registration required for lemonade shifts only.**


Talent Show logo16th Annual Kids’ Talent Show (Click here for calendar view)

Thursday
7/27
7:00-8:00p

Performers aged 4-12

Do you have a special talent that you want to share? Join us for our 16th Annual Talent Show! You can sing, dance, perform a magic trick, tell a joke, or play an instrument. Registration for performers is required by July 24th. No keyboard/piano is available.

Online registration required. Registration begins Tuesday, 5/30.


LEGO BricksLEGO Club (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
6/12, 7/10, 7/24, & 8/14
4:00-5:00p OR 5:00-6:00p

Ages 4-12

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

No registration required.


Popcorn and a movie clapperFamily Movie Afternoon (Click here for more info)

Saturdays
7/1 & 8/12
1:00-3:30p

Families welcome!

Sit back relax and watch a movie with us. Keep an eye out for the titles, all movies will be rated G or PG.

No registration required.


Men and women dancing under a disco ballDance Parties (Click here for calendar view)

Thursdays
6/15 & 8/17
10:30-11:15a

Ages 2-6

Join Miss Jenn for a rockin’ good time. Shake your sillies out and wiggle your waggles away! We’ll start with a story and then get movin’ and groovin’.

No registration required.


A child playing with blocksWee Build (Click here for calendar view)

Thursdays
6/29-8/17
10:30-11:30

Ages 2-5

Build a tower, a bridge, or whatever you can imagine. We have received multiple block sets from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries through a Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. Develop skills for school while having fun!

No registration required.


Summer Performers for Young Children

Photo of children's band The Cat's PajamasThe Cat’s Pajamas (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
6/28
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 2-12

Join The Cat’s Pajamas for a special performance as they Build a Better World, one song at a time. Be prepared to cluck like a chicken, dance like a bookworm, and go on “the musical joyride known as The Cat’s Pajamas- a family must-see.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer Silly JoeSilly Joe (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
6/28
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 2-10

Ready, Set, Read! With Silly Joe you will swim with sharks, walk the plank, cheer like a Zumba Warrior, quack like a duck, and dance with underwear on your head! Silly Joe knows how to get kids moving while making them laugh, think, and even read.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, Martha WashingtonA Visit with Martha Washington (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/12
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 5-12

Martha Washington was both General’s wife and the President’s Lady. The hardships of Valley Forge are seen through the eyes of Martha Washington, as well as the frustrations and difficulties of her role as the “first” First Lady.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performers, Magic of the GustafsonsMagic of the Gustafsons (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/19
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 4-12

Magic of 2017! Enjoy the magic and humor of internationally-acclaimed entertainers who have appeared on stage and TV. This program is just plain fun, including a hilarious Multiplying Bottles routine,  Art Hath Charm, and much, much more, all accompanied by fun and laughter…and mystery.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performers, Robin BadyRobin Bady (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/26
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 4-12

The Humongous Turnip, and Other Stories and Songs of Community: How can one person pull an enormous turnip out of the ground? Or make a meal with only a stone? Or find the stolen-away sun? It takes a community!

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, SciencetellersSciencetellers (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
8/2
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 5-12

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails… what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, Marian and FriendsMarian and Friends (Click her for calendar view)

Wednesday
8/9
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 3-10

Both children and adults will love these interactive, rib-tickling shows featuring Marian, her daughter Jenny, and their cast of memorable puppet characters.

No registration required.


 

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