Early Learning Starts Here
Programs for Pre & Early Readers
Summer Quest Events
The Cat’s Pajamas Concert
Sunday, 8/19, 6p
The Cat’s Pajamas return to Upper Dublin Library to celebrate the summer’s “Libraries Rock!” theme. Presented in conjunction with the Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation Department, the show will feature Cat-classics as well as new original hits from the new album, KITTEN KABOODLE!
Kids Lego Club
9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10
Join us for LEGO building and friendship. We provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Way To Go Party!
6/15 & 8/31
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 dancing, singing, and having a blast while celebrating books! There will be activites for all ages invited. You may register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the party.
No registration, but must be part of the 1000 books before Kindergarten program to attend.
Halloween & Fall Crafts
Friday, 10/26, 1:30-3:30p
Bored at home? Come to the library to hang out and create. Make some Halloween and spooky themed crafts.
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Tuesday, 10/30, 10:30-11:15a
Wednesday, 10/31, 10:30-11:15a
Ages Birth-5 years
Come dressed up for some stories, songs, and rhymes! We will be parading around the library to get our Halloween treats. Costumes not required.
Princess in Black Party
Monday, 11/5, 4:30-5:30p
Miss Jenn is hosting a party featuring, crafts, activities, and readings from Shannon Hale’s series Princess in Black.
Register starting 10/8.
Pete the Cat Storytime
Friday, 12/14, 10-11a
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!
Noon Year’s Eve
Monday, 12/31, 11-noon
Ages 3-10 and their families
Come and rock the morning away as we countdown to noon! We’ll make crafts, dance, and cheer for the New Year.
Playtime @ the Library
9/10, 10/8, 11/19, 12/10
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.
1-2-3 Play with Me
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 Monday, 9/10.
Preschool STEAM Take 2
11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
Ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver
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 starting Monday, 10/8.
Sensory Storytime-Our Book Friends
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
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.
Dress-Up Day @ the Library
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
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.
Color & Craft
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
Adults, teens, and kids are welcome to color and craft in a relaxing environment. We provide all the supplies. Bring the whole family or come by yourself.
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
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.*
Saturday Starring: Pete the Cat
Saturday, 12/15, 1:30-3p
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.
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.