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Paoli Kids

For questions about children's programs at Paoli Library call 610.296.7996 or email Margo Raube at All events take place at Paoli Library unless otherwise noted.

Robotics is coming to Paoli Library.


Essay Contest

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on and write about a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Submit essays and entry form to Tredyffrin Public Library by August 11. Find contest information and entry form here.



Moove and Groove Storytime

Every Wednesday

June 25 – August 13

11 - 11:30 a.m.

Come join our active storytime with books, music, and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families. No registration necessary.

Sensory Storytime

Mondays, July 28 and August 25 at 11 am

Register here for July 28

Register here for August 25

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children ages 3-7, especially those children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for!


Join the fun at Paoli Library

this summer!

Join the Summer Reading Club and keep up with your reading all summer long. Here's how it works!

Find all the summer events in print or online.


Oh Deer…The Lifestyle of the White-tailed Deer

Thursday, July 31, 11 am-Noon

Our largest mammal is common in both natural areas

and neighborhoods. Examine fur, antlers, and bones and learn about the physical adaptations that enable deer to survive in our built environment. Presented by Tyler Arboretum. For ages 5-12. Register here.

Creative Experiments in Art

Wednesday, August 6, 1-2:15 pm

Create works of art saturated with color and fun! Kids

will experiment with wet, dry, and non-traditional

materials to see how different media absorbs, resists,

masks, and mixes together.  Presented by Delaware Art Museum. For ages 7-10. Register here.

Stripes of All Types

Thursday, August 14, 11am-Noon

We will read Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale, and explore how animals around the world benefit from their stripes. Join us for activities involving striped animals of all kinds!  Book chosen by Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Reading Initiative. For ages 3-6. Register here.


Robotics Workshops

Meet our Robotics leaders!

Paoli Library invites elementary school agechildren and their parent or caregiver to sign up for a Bright Start Robotics workshop held at the Library ( Bright Start Robotics workshops are designed for families interested in exploring robotics and computer science in a user-friendly, age appropriate, and fun environment. Using LegoMindstorms Robotics kits, children will learn to build robots, program robots to “speak” and navigate simple mazes, and learn to use digital and analog sensors to control their robots behavior. At the conclusion of the workshop, instructors will review a variety of robot kits available for children as well as opportunities for continued work in computer science and robots.

Workshops will be held on the following dates in the community room at the Paoli Library. Workshops are limited to 5 children. Parents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 to 8 pm -For rising 2nd and 3rd graders only

Registration begins August 1.

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 to 8 pm -For rising 4th and 5th graders only

Registration begins August 1.

Please note: The Paoli summer Robotics Workshops are identical to the Robotics Workshops which have been held at the Tredyffrin Public Library. Therefore, only children who have not already attended a workshop will be admitted. This also applies if a child has attended a workshop for a different age group. There is no cost to attend.


Coming back in the fall....

German Language Storytime

The German Language Storytimes meets every first and third Friday, 10-11 a.m. beginning August 15.

Bring your little ones to Paoli Library for stories, songs, playtime and sing-alongs —all in German! Join us to develop your kids’ (age 0-5) German language skills. We will also celebrate some German holidays of the season—including Easter, St. Martin, Nikolaus & Advent. All are welcome! Some knowledge of the German language would be useful, as the story time will be conducted entirely in German.

For questions or more information, email

Join the group on Facebook!

Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

Spanish Storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.

Second and fourth Fridays, 10-11 am

The group will not meet during the summer. The final session until fall will be May 30.

Please register by email:

Would you like to introduce your child (age 0-5) to another language? This bilingual storytime is designed to help develop language skills in both Spanish and English. Mariko Nozaka, who grew up in Mexico and is an experienced teacher of Spanish, will present many familiar songs and books, so your child will soon be singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar in both languages! Speakers of all languages are welcome.



Tredyffrin Township Libraries

Tredyffrin Public Library • 582 Upper Gulph Road • Strafford, PA 19087-2052 • 610-688-7092

Paoli Library • 18 Darby Road • Paoli, PA 19301 • 610-296-7996