Early Learning Starts Here
Programs for Pre & Early Readers
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.
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.
Winter Wonders Magic Show with Mike Rose
Wednesday, 1/9, 6:30p
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.
1/15 & 1/22
Decorate your own vehicle (a box we will provide), hop in, and relax while we watch a short movie.
Tuckers Tales Presents: Three Bears
Wednesday, 3/13, 6:30p
Three Bears features puppet shows starrring bears! Included are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Bear Sleeps All Winter, and more.
300 Books in 1 Day
Saturday, 4/13, 10a-4p
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.
Owls Presented by the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center
Wednesday, 4/17, 1:30p
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.
A Visit from Mother Goose
Monday, 5/6, 10:30-11
Join Mother Goose and listen to traditional rhymes about colors and numbers.
No registration, but space is limited.
Touch a Truck
Friday, 5/10 (Date is subject to change)
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.
Playtime @ the Library
12/10, 1/28, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20
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 1/7/2019.
Preschool STEAM Take 2-Waiting list
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 here. There is a waiting list for all sessions.
Kids Lego Club
12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13
Join us for LEGO building and friendship. We provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination.
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
11/17, 12/15, 1/19
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
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.
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.