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Events and Programs for Kids – Fall 2017

Activities & Clubs for Kids

A pile of lego bricksLEGO Club (Click here for calendar view)

9/11, 10/9, 11/13, & 12/11

Ages 4-12

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

No registration required.

Many different colored pencils on white background

Coloring Between the Lines (Click here for calendar view)

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

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.

The word Snacks on pictures of snacksKids Advisory Board / Official Snack Testers (Click here for calendar view)

10/16, 11/20, & 12/18

Grades 3-5

Miss Jenn needs help! Come and offer your advice and expertise about what kids like. Each month we will discuss the library, plan and complete projects, and taste test snacks.

Online registration required. Click here to register.

Literacy & Reading Programs for Kids

A teen and a child reading togetherFall Reading Buddies (Click here for calendar view)

10/5 – 11/9 (6 weeks)

Grades 1-5 (Little Buddies)
Grades 9-12 (Big Buddies)

Elementary students read with high school students in order to reinforce reading techniques and increase reading confidence! This is a great opportunity for both teens and kids!

Online registration required. Registration begins Tuesday, 9/19.

 **There are a limited number of spots for each session. Submission of your application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive a confirmation email from a UDPL staff member upon receipt of your registration. **


purebred australian shepherd and books in front of white backgroundTail Waggin’ Tutors (Click here for calendar view)


Ages 6-10

Improve your reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Children will read to a certified therapy dog in a supportive environment.

*Space is very limited and all participants must register in advance.*

Online registration is required. Click here to register.

STEAM Lab Programs for Kids

UDPL Steam Lab logo

Saturday STEAM (Click here for calendar view)

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

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.

STEAM Craft IconLittle Makers Club (Click here for calendar view)

10/23 & 11/27

Ages 5-8

Explore the A in STEAM! We will make art and craft projects exploring our creativity.

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

Elementary STEAM Craft Club IconCraft Days at the Library (click here for calendar view)

10/27 & 11/24

Ages 4-12

Bored at home? Come to the library to hang out and create. In October join us to make Halloween and spooky themed crafts. In November we will be making fall/winter themed crafts.

No registration required.

CSI Club (Click here for calendar view)

CSI STEAM LogoMondays
10/30 & 11/6

Grades 3-5

Do you think you have what it takes to become a crime scene investigator? Learn how to take shoe impressions and fingerprints, and how to analyze handwriting. Put it all together and solve the mystery.

*Participants MUST be able to attend both sessions.*

Online registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, 9/27

Friday Evening Cultural Events

Pennsylvania Philharmonic Presents Bourbon St. to Bernstein

Bourbon St. to Bernstein with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Brass Ensemble (Click here for calendar view)

Friday, 9/15

All ages welcome!

Members of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Bass Ensemble will perform favorite New Orleans Jazz, plus music from West Side Story as they salute Leonard Bernstein’s classic work.

No registration required.

South American instrumentsEco del Sur: Andean & Latin American Folk Music (Click here for calendar view)

Friday, 10/13


All ages welcome!

Eco Del Sur consists of Latin American artists from various musical backgrounds who are united to explore and perform ancient Andean music as well as contemporary music from different Latin American regions.

No registration required.

Bright Star Touring Theatre logoHoliday Songs: Music from Around the World (Click here for calendar view)

Friday, 12/1


All ages welcome!

Songs and stories come together for a truly magical wintertime show. Audiences will travel from Africa to Mexico and everywhere in between, while hearing a range of songs from “I Have A Little Dreidel” and “Auld Lang Syne” to “Away in a Manger,” “Sankta Lucia” and so much more.

No registration required.