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Events and Programs for Kids

For Elementary School Aged Readers

Summer Quest Events

Cat;s Pajamas Full Band photoThe Cat’s Pajamas Concert

Sunday, 8/19, 6p
Ages 2-12

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!

No registration.


Fall Programs

Create a Coat of Arms

Mondays
9/17 & 9/24
4:30-5:30p
Grades 3-5
Program Room

A coat of arms is a group of pictures or symbols that represent a family. Does your family have a coat of arms or family crest? For centuries, families were known by their coat of arms found on their shields and/or in their homes. Each crest or coat of arms told about their family history and who they had become. A family named “Baker” probably started out baking bread, so they might have wheat and bread on their crest. Here is your chance to design your own crest or coat of arms and put it on a shield. Week 1 we will do some research and check out your family tree. Week 2 You will design your own coat of arms to be placed on a shield that you can take home. Children of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to register.

Register here. Children must register and attend both sessions.

purebred australian shepherd and books in front of white backgroundTail Waggin’ Tutors

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/10, 7-8p
Ages 6-10
Program Room

Improve your reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Children will read to a certified therapy dog in a supportive environment. Spots are very limited and you must register in advance.

Register here.

Orange fall leaves on the treeHalloween & Fall Crafts

Friday, 10/26, 1:30-3:30p
Ages 4-12
Program Room

Bored at home? Come to the library to hang out and create. Make some Halloween and spooky themed crafts.

No registration.

Cover of Princess in Black by Shannon HalePrincess in Black Party

Monday, 11/5, 4:30-5:30p
Ages 4-9
Program Room

Miss Jenn is hosting a party featuring, crafts, activities, and readings from Shannon Hale’s series Princess in Black.

Register starting 10/8.

 

A symbol of two happy children with an atomic logo belowIntro to 3D Printing-Kids

Friday, 11/23
Wednesday, 12/26
10-11a
Grades 3-5
STEAM Lab

Members of the UDHS robotics team will introduce your child to 3D printing and help them create their own design!

Online registration required.

Register beginning Monday, 11/5.

The Cover of The Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. Wings of Fire Celebration

Wednesday, 12/5, 4:30-5:30p
Grades 3-5
Program Room

Are you reading the Wings of Fire series and loving it? Join Miss Jenn for some crafts and activities around this fun and exciting book series. You do not need to read any of the books to attend. Miss Jenn will be reading selections from the first book to get the event started.

Register beginning Monday, 11/5.

Noon Year's Eve LogoNoon Year’s Eve

Monday, 12/31, 11-noon
Ages 3-10 and their families
Community Rooms

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

No registration.

 


A pile of lego bricksKids Lego Club

Mondays
9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10
4-6p
Ages 4-12
Program Room

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

No registration.

Men and women dancing under a disco ballDance Party

Thursdays
6/14 and 8/23
10:30-11:15a
Ages 2-6
Program Room

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.

A teen and a child reading togetherReading Buddies

Thursdays
9/27-11/1
6-6:45p
Big Buddies: 9-12 grades
Little Buddies: 1-5 grades
Program Room & Children’s Area

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.

Register beginning Wednesday, 9/12.


Spectacular Saturdays

three kids sitting on books with the word storytime

Sensory Storytime-Our Book Friends

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
10-10:30a
Ages 3-8
Program Room

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.

Costume box with costumes in it

Dress-Up Day @ the Library

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
11-noon
Ages 1-7
Children’s Area

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.

No registration.

Many different colored pencils on white backgroundColor & Craft

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
1-2p
All Ages
Program Room

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.

No registration.

Steam Monday iconSaturday STEAM

Saturdays
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
2-3p
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.*

No Registration.

Saturday Starring: Pete the Cat

Saturday, 12/15, 1:30-3p
All ages
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.

No registration.

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