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

 


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Fall Storytimes for Ages Birth-5 years

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Baby Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Fridays
10/13-12/22
*No storytime on 11/24/17*

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 langue 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 the day of the week for calendar view)

Wednesdays -10/11-12/20
10:30-11:00a

Fridays – 10/13-12/22
11:00-11:30a
*There will be NO Toddler Storytime on Friday, 11/24/17*

Ages 18 months to 3 years

Join Miss Caroline for stories, rhymes, crafts, and fingerplays 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
8/29 & 10/10 – 12/19

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.


Mother Goose on the Loose LogoMother Goose Time (Click here for calendar view)

Thursdays
10/12-12/21
*No storytime 11/23/17*

9:45-10:30a

Ages Birth to 3 years

Join Miss Jenn for the award winning Mother Goose on the Loose program designed for children from birth to age three and their caregivers. This fun-filled thirty to forty minute interactive session uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Online registration is required. Click here to register.


Children's hands with the fingers colored different colorsSensory Storytime (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays
9/23, 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16

10-10:45a

Ages 3-8

Books, songs, movement & activities to stimulate the senses. Designed for children 3-8 yrs with sensory integration challenges, but open to all!

Fall 2017 Themes:

9/23 – Batman (this storytime is a part of our Batman Day celebration)
10/21 – Trains & Thomas the Tank Engine
11/18 – Friendship
12/16 – Star Wars (this storytime is a part of our Star Wars Reads celebration)

Registration NOT required, but it is recommended for children with sensory integration challenges. Click here to register.  


Activities & Special Events for Young Children

A child playing with blocksPlaytime at the Library (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
9/11, 10/9, 11/20, & 12/11
10:30a-12:00p

Ages Birth to 5

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 required.


A boy and girl playing dress-upDress Up Day at the Library (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays
9/23, 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16
11:00a-12:00p

Ages 1-7

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!

Special Themed Dress-Up Days:
9/23 – Batman Day
12/16 – Star Wars Reads Day

No registration required.


Father drawing with daughterColoring Between the Lines (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays
9/23, 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16

1-2p

All ages welcome!

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

Special Themed Coloring Clubs:
9/23 – Batman Day
12/16 – Star Wars Reads Day

No registration required.


1-2-3 Play with Me: a mother and child playing together with the family place logo1-2-3 Play with  Me (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
10/23-11/13
9:30-10:30a

Ages 1-3

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.

Online registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, 9/27/17.


A witch, a black cat, a pumpkin, a ghost, a bat and a spider wishing your Happy HalloweenNot-So-Scary Halloween Party (Click here for calendar view)

Tuesdays
10/24 & 10/25
10:30-11:15a

Ages Birth to 5

Come dressed up for some stories, songs, and rhymes! We will be parading around the library to get our Halloween treats. Costumes not required.

No registration required.


Giant Grocery Stores - Rabiya Bower, nutritionist photoKids Cook: Fruit Turkeys! (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday, 11/8
1-1:30p

Ages 18 months to 5 years with caregiver

Join Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN & in-store nutritionist for Floutown Giant as she works with kids and adults in this fun class. We’ll learn some basic kitchen skills and create a nutritious and delicious snack.

Caregiver attendance is required.

Online registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, 10/4

If you have any additional questions regarding the in-store nutritionist program, please contact Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN at rabiya.bower@giantmartins.com, or 215-836-4300 and follow the prompts for the nutritionist.

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Noon Year's Eve LogoNoon Year’s Eve Party (Click here for calendar view)

Saturday, 12/30
11:00a-12:00p

Ages 3-10 and families

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

No registration required.


STEAM Lab Programs for Young Children

Robot icon on the UDPL Steam Lab backgroundSaturday STEAM (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays
9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16

2-3p

Ages 4+ and families welcome!

Join us for a hands-on technology experience! Experiment with different kinds of STEAM Lab equipment and tools each month!

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

No registration required.


A symbol of two happy children with an atomic logo belowPreschool STEAM Take 2 (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesdays
11/29-12/20
6:30-7:30p

Ages 3-5 with 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.*

Online registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, 11/1/17


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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.