*Due to Covid-19, no in-person programs are currently scheduled. We are offering a variety of virtual programs and grab & go activities for all ages.*
From lapsit storytime for infants to the Teen Advisory Board – the Youth Services department offers programs for children and teens of all ages! Read about our programs here, and then head over to our Events Calendar to see when the programs are available.
Craft kits are no longer available. Thank you for your interest.
It's time for our NEW Virtual Storytime Rooms! We are offering two different rooms this fall: Miss Johanna's Books & Babies Storytime Room (for children 0-24 months) and Miss Lisa's Preschool Storytime Room (for children 2-6). Miss Johanna's room offers songs, rhymes, activities, and literacy tips for our youngest library friends - with new content twice a month (1st and 3rd Fridays). Miss Lisa's room offers a themed storytime, activities, and Pre-K extension suggestions.
Visit our Storytime Blog to see the most recent Virtual Storytime Rooms. Enjoy the materials we've prepared for you - and drop us a comment to let us know you've visited!
Show & Tell Storytime via Zoom
Join Miss Lisa for a themed story, followed by an opportunity for your preschooler (ages 3-6) to share a show & tell based on that session's theme. Registration required - Storytime takes place via Zoom.
General Program Information
Children's Ages: Many of our programs feature activities intended for a specific age group, and we advertise the specific age range accepted for each program. We use the East Penn School District's kindergarten cut-off date of September 1st to guide our program age levels. For example, if your child turned 2 on August 13th, 2019, then your child would register for the Wigglers Storytime program. If your child turned two on October 3, 2019, then your child would attend the Books & Babies Storytime program. These age guidelines are in effect for the entire school year so that our classes may grow and mature together as the year progresses.
Registration: Some programs allow for walk-in participation; however, many of our programs require advance registration. This allows us to ensure that your child has a reserved seat and materials for our program. Library staff reserves the right to limit a program to those who have preregistered. Unless otherwise noted, all registrations are available online through our Events Calendar.
Adults & Programs: All storytime programs are designed to be for both a child and adult caregiver; therefore, adults must accompany children to storytime programs. Programs for children in grades K-5 usually take place in our Youth Services program room. Children attend these programs without their adult caregiver in the room; however, an adult is required to stay in the library while the child is in the program. If your child has special needs and requires accommodations or special assistance during a program, please contact the Youth Services Director to make arrangements prior to the start of the program.
If you have questions about our Youth Services programs that are not addressed on this page, please use the contact form on the Parents page or call the library at 610-966-6864.