Tredyffrin Children’s Programs

 
 
 

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For more information, call 610.688.7092 x 210 or contact children’s librarian Angie Andre at aandre@ccls.org.
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

We can’t do it without you. Consider volunteering at the library this summer. We need your help in many areas including programs, summer reading club table, craft prep and much more. Please see the links below for more information and our application. You must print the application and bring it to the library to be considered.

Volunteer Info Sheet
Volunteer Application

 

TFI_logoScience in the Summer

 OUR CLASSES ARE FULL

You may sign up to be on our waiting list. If anyone from the class cancels we will contact those on the waiting list. FREE Summer program for children!
Sponsored by the Franklin Institute in partnership with Glaxo Smith Kline.
Genetics:  July 25-28, 2016
gskLevel 1 AM– 9:45-1-:45.  Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3.
Level 2 AM–11:00-12:00.  Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6.

Online registration began at noon on Tuesday, May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com 

 

 Anytime Events

Free tickets will be available in the children’s department 30 minutes prior to each event, except where noted.

Family Storytime 

All year, all thchildrene time Family Storytime never ends! Even when are between program sessions you can still attend Family Storytime on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM. Just drop in for stories, music and fun.

 

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join the Worm on books1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club at Tredyffrin Public Library! Read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school–a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. 

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation—a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

 To sign up, stop by the library or call 610-688-7092 x210. For more information, please email Angie at aandre@ccls.org.

 

Upcoming Events

Preschool

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Songs, stories, finger-play and more for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Sensory Storytime

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    This storytime is an interactive experience for all children ages 3-6 to enjoy, but is specifically designed for children with sensory integration needs. We will promote learning by stimulating the senses through books, songs, tactile opportunities, and movement. Stay after for additional sensory play. This program is limited to 12 families.

  • Mama and Me Yoga

    When: Friday, July 29, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Mamas, papas, grandies, caregivers and babies ages birth-4 years join us for a time of yoga. You will be led by a certified yoga teacher in a yoga practice and some time for you. Babies can play, crawl, nap, eat, bounce, and be themselves.
    Please bring a mat, a blanket and baby’s favorite toys and snuggly friend.

  • Wee Play

    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages birth to 18 months, plus caregiver. Play time for our very youngest friends. We provide the space, toys, and time for you and your little one to play, discover and learn.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Songs, stories, finger-play and more for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Spanish Storytime All Ages

    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 – 11:15 PM – 11:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for a Spanish storytime with stories, and songs in Spanish.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Songs, stories, finger-play and more for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Songs, stories, finger-play and more for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Sensory Storytime

    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 – 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    This storytime is an interactive experience for all children ages 3-6 to enjoy, but is specifically designed for children with sensory integration needs. We will promote learning by stimulating the senses through books, songs, tactile opportunities, and movement. Stay after for additional sensory play. This program is limited to 12 families.

  • CrafterMoon- All Ages

    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Unwind with a story and a craft before bedtime. All ages + caregiver.
    No registration but space is limited. We will start handing out FREE tickets at the circulation desk 30 minutes before the program begins to the first 20 children. This ticket ensures your spot in the program.

School Age

  • Science in the Summer: Genetics

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Online registration begins at noon on Tuesday, May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com
    In 2016, Chester County elementary students have the opportunity to take a course in Genetics. Students will investigate human chromosomes and genes by building a cell, examining their own fingerprints and constructing a DNA molecule. They’ll even extract DNA from a strawberry!
    This event is sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and administered by the Franklin Institute.

  • Science in the Summer: Genetics

    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Online registration begins at noon on Tuesday, May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com
    In 2016, Chester County elementary students have the opportunity to take a course in Genetics. Students will investigate human chromosomes and genes by building a cell, examining their own fingerprints and constructing a DNA molecule. They’ll even extract DNA from a strawberry!
    This event is sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and administered by the Franklin Institute.

  • LEGO Club

    When: Friday, July 29, 2016 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 6-12 (FIRM). Come and create using our LEGOS. Bring a friend! Space is limited, so plan to arrive at 12:45.

  • Don't Forget to Write

    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    However; remember to leave electronics at home for this seven session writing program. YOur teacher, Miss Christie, will intorduce the importance and appreciation of handwritten correspondences to you.
    Ps. She guarantees (in writing) a memorable experience.

  • Spanish Storytime All Ages

    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 – 11:15 PM – 11:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for a Spanish storytime with stories, and songs in Spanish.

  • KIDS EXPLORE

    When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 6-10 (FIRM). Different activities and projects every week.

  • ART WORKS

    When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 5-9 (FIRM). Create a different drawing or painting project each week.

  • Art Journal Workshop

    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Let your creative self emerge and go wild….on paper. We will supply blank journals and many supplies to create a few pages in your own art journal. Plese bring any printed materials you would like to use (pictures, magazines, etc.) Ages 7-12 attending independently. Online registration starts June 27 at 10 am.

  • CrafterMoon- All Ages

    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Unwind with a story and a craft before bedtime. All ages + caregiver.
    No registration but space is limited. We will start handing out FREE tickets at the circulation desk 30 minutes before the program begins to the first 20 children. This ticket ensures your spot in the program.

  • LEGO Club

    When: Friday, August 05, 2016 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 6-12 (FIRM). Come and create using our LEGOS. Bring a friend! Space is limited, so plan to arrive at 12:45.