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

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FREE Summer program for children!
Sponsored by the Franklin Institute in partnership with Glaxo Smith Kline.
Genetics:  July 25-28, 2016
Level 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 begins at noon on Tuesday, May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com 

Science in the Summer Flyer with more information

A Single Shard

Registration is open for this theatre workshop offered in partnership with People’s Light and Theatre. The workshop will take place Saturday, May 7 from 2-3 pm.

 Anytime Events

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

  • Mama and Me Yoga

    When: Friday, April 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.

  • Saturday Block Party

    When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for a time of free play with educational, age appropriate building materials to help your child grow, explore, and socialize. No registration. Free tickets will be available starting 30 minutes beofre program begins. Children ages 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Wee Ones Storytime

    When: Monday, May 02, 2016 – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages birth to 15 months, plus caregiver. Story time for our very youngest friends with lots of toys, interaction, music and movement.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Monday, May 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.

  • Toddler Storytime - 16 months to 3 years with caregiver

    When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    We start with stories, interactive rhymes, and rhythmic songs designed to foster a love of books and reading. We end with a tot-friendly craft that encourages development, learning, creativity, and fun.

  • Block Party

    When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 – 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Children age 5 and under with parent or caregiver enjoy a time of play. This play based program offers children the opportunity to make new friends, socialize, grow and explore. (45 minutes)

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, May 05, 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.

  • PJ Storytime

    When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Snuggle up and settle in for a fun evening of stories and songs. Fun is required, pajamas are optional. All ages with caregiver.

  • Mama and Me Yoga

    When: Friday, May 06, 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.

  • Big Kids Book Club

    When: Friday, May 06, 2016 – 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us the first Friday of each month for a book club just for kindergarteners and first graders. Please register.

School Age

  • Chess Club

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

    Join us for chess club. Learn and play chess. No registration but space is limited to the first 20 children. Free tickets will be given out starting at 6:30 pm.

  • FRAMED: A Journey In Art

    When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 – 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    A weekly cumulative drawing and painting class for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Register by emailing mbolay@ccls.org. REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 18. Please see the FRAMED brochure for details.

  • FRAMED: A Journey In Art

    When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    A weekly cumulative drawing and painting class for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Register by emailing mbolay@ccls.org. REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 18. Please see the FRAMED brochure for details.

  • LEGO Club

    When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 – 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for free-style LEGO building. Bring your creativity and imagination and we will bring the blocks! Children ages 6 and up, attending independently. We will meet every Thursday during our Winter Session (1/18-3/12)

  • PJ Storytime

    When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Snuggle up and settle in for a fun evening of stories and songs. Fun is required, pajamas are optional. All ages with caregiver.

  • Big Kids Book Club

    When: Friday, May 06, 2016 – 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us the first Friday of each month for a book club just for kindergarteners and first graders. Please register.

  • Theater Workshop: A Single Shard

    When: Saturday, May 07, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Immerse yourself in the world of the Newbery Award-winning novel, A SINGLE SHARD, by Linda Sue Park. In this 60-minute, highly interactive theatre workshop led by professional actor Mary Elizabeth Scallen, use your body, voice, and imagination to step into the shoes of the honest and hard-working Tree-ear, his best friend Crane-man, his demanding boss Master Potter Min, and his compassionate (and secret) benefactor, Min’s Wife. Experience this joyful, richly textured story as if it were happening to you.
    Young people ages 9 and up are welcome. No need to read the story before you come to the workshop. All attendees will receive a free copy of the novel to keep.
    Children ages 9-18.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, May 09, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for chess club. Learn and play chess. No registration but space is limited to the first 20 children. Free tickets will be given out starting at 6:30 pm.

  • FRAMED: A Journey In Art

    When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    A weekly cumulative drawing and painting class for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Register by emailing mbolay@ccls.org. REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 18. Please see the FRAMED brochure for details.

  • FRAMED: A Journey In Art

    When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    A weekly cumulative drawing and painting class for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Register by emailing mbolay@ccls.org. REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 18. Please see the FRAMED brochure for details.