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Events and Programs for Kids

For Elementary School Aged Readers

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

Wednesdays
1/23-2/27
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.

Registration is now closed.

An icon of a towerKids STEAM

Grades 3-5 – Tuesdays 3/5 & 3/12
Grades K-2 – Tuesdays 4/2 & 4/9
4:15-5:15p
Program Room

Explore science with High School students from UDPL’s Catalyst 4 Success group!

3/5 & 4/2 – Helicopters, Catapults, & Other Flying Things
3/12 & 4/9 – Physics Challenge

Online registration required.

Registration begins Monday, 2/18.

Reads and Seeds

Saturday, 3/16, 1-2p
Grades K-5
Program Room

Help us celebrate the Longwood Gardens Community Reads selections by exploring books and plants. There will be a craft to take home.

No Registration, but space is limited.

 

 

Helping your Child Manage Their Emotions

Wednesday, 3/20, 7-8p
For Parents
Program Room

From toddler tantrums to teen angst, in this class you will learn how to help your child navigate dealing with negative emotions in a healthy way and how to react to your child’s feelings in a way that is supportive, peaceful, and confident. When our children are in pain or are acting out, we as parents can feel helpless, sad, angry, frustrated and lost as to how to help them. In this class, you will learn tools to help your child process emotion in a healthy way, so they can feel validated and learn the invaluable skill of dealing with pain and disappointment in life. You will also discover how to manage your own feelings surrounding your child’s challenging emotions so that you can show up as the calm, accepting, loving parent that you want to be.

Presented by Adrienne Bishop a Life Coach for Parents.

No registration.

A teen and a child reading together

Reading Buddies

Thursdays
2/14-3/21
6-6:45p
Big Buddies: 9-12 grades
Little Buddies: 1-5 grades

All Little Buddy (Gr 1-5) spots are now FULL

Click here for Big Buddy (Gr 9-12) Registration

Tuckers Tales Presents: Three Bears

Wednesday, 3/13, 6:30p
Ages 3-10
Community Rooms

Three Bears features puppet shows starrring bears! Included are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Bear Sleeps All Winter, and more.

No registration.

 

300 Books in 1 Day

Saturday, 4/13, 10a-4p
All Ages
Program Room

Help us celebrate the 300th Anniversary 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.

No registration.

Owls Presented by the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center

Wednesday, 4/17, 1:30p
Ages 4-12
Community Rooms

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.

No registration.

Touch a Truck logoTouch a Truck

Friday, 5/10 (Date is subject to change)
1:30-2:30p
Ages 3-10
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.

No registration.


Origami & Coloring

Wednesdays
1/23, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15
4:30-6p
Grades K-5
Program Room

Drop in and see us for some origami and coloring after a hard day at school. Bring your own supplies or use ours. We will provide all coloring supplies, origami paper, origami books.

No registration.

A pile of lego bricks

Kids Lego Club

Mondays
12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13
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.


Spectacular Saturdays

Sensory storytimes logoSensory Storytime-Our Book Friends

Saturdays
1/19, 2/23, 3/16
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!

January 19 – Super Hero Friends
February 23 – Friends Under the Sea
March – Friends on the Farm

This storytime is designed for children with sensory integration difficulties, but is open and welcoming to all!

Online registration encouraged.

Click here to register

Costume box with costumes in it

Dress-Up Day @ the Library

Saturdays
1/19
11a-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
1/19
1-2p
All Ages
Program Room

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.

No registration.

Steam Monday iconSaturday STEAM

Saturdays
1/19 & 3/16
2-3p
All ages & families welcome

Join us for family friendly STEAM exploration! Each month will focus on a different aspect of STEAM:

  • January – Math
  • March – Fun from every letter of STEAM!

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

No Registration.

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