Library Information
Library Catalog
View Your Record

Books, Media

& Video Games

Programs & Events
About the Libraries
For Teens
For Tredyffrin Kids
For Paoli Kids

Chester County

Library System

Library Policies



Tredyffrin Kids

Stay Connected



Unless otherwise noted, programs require free tickets, available 30 minutes prior to the event.

Special Events:

Free tickets will be available in the children's department to the first 20 children, 30 minutes prior to each event, except where noted.

Parenting Series

Four Thursdays: September 25, October 9, October 23, and November 13, 4:30-5:30 pm

For parents or caregivers and children 2-6. Join us for a series of parenting workshops that will help you and your child learn new skills. Through storytelling, activities, games, and crafts we will explore new ways to grow and learn. Get full details here.


Makin’ Music

Saturday, October 4, 10:30-11:15 am

All ages with a caregiver. Welcome for a rockin’ good time singing and dancing. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program upstairs in the large event room.

Family Night: Square Dance!

Friday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 pm

Ages 8 and older plus adults. No experience necessary! Online registration is required.

Sign Language Workshop

Friday, October 17, 11:30 am

Infants-preschool children and caregiver Learn to communicate with your baby through sign language. Rachel Byerly, certified sign language instructor of My Smart Hands, will teach the basics of sign language. Program is limited to 15 families, and online registration is required.

Bach to Rock

Tuesday, October 21 , 11:30 am
Children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Join us for Rock City! Enjoy musical and movement based activities with real instruments. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program upstairs in the large event room.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off animals Thursday October 30 at Family Storytime and pick them up anytime Friday October 31. Make and take frame after storytime. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to Family Storytime.

Star Wars

Sunday, November 16 1:30-3:30 pm

All ages with a caregiver. Yes, even those who have been seduced by the dark side use the library. Join your favorite Star Wars characters. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program upstairs in the large event room.


Graphic Novel Club

Graphic Novel Book Club is a book discussion and fan group for kids ages 8-12 accompanied by mom, dad, or another favorite adult. Books are chosen based on recommendations from the group and availability within the library system, and all participants are expected to read the book and participate in the discussion (yes, grownups, too!). For more information, please contact Michele (

Because this is an after-hours program, registration online is required.

Friday, October 3

7:00-8:30 pm

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

Registration begins Saturday, September 20

Friday, November 7

7:00-8:30 pm

Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Registration begins Monday, October 20

Friday, December 5
7:00-8:30 pm

The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman

Registration begins Thursday, November 20


More Clubs and Ongoing Programs

Framed: A Journey in Art

Tuesdays at 4:30 or 7 pm
Children in grades K-3, attending independently. A drawing, painting , and art appreciation class. For more info please see brochure. Online registration is required: 4:30 pm class or 7pm class.


1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:15 pm.

(9/15, 10/2, 10/16,11/6)

Children ages 6 to 12 years attending independently. You build and we supply the LEGOS. Ticket available 30 minutes prior to program.

Building & DUPLO Club

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1-1:45pm.

(9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13)

Children up to 5 years and caregiver join us for building and discovery. Ticket available 30 minutes prior to program.

Family Book Club

Thursday, October 9 and Thursday, November 6, 6-7 pm. Children ages 9-12 bring your favorite adult. The first book we will discuss is : Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur. We will also enjoy snacks and a craft. Online registration is required.



Wee Ones

Ages birth to 15 months + caregivers

Mondays at 9:30 am
Story time for our very youngest friends with lots of toys, interaction, music, and movement.


Ages 16 months to 3 years + caregivers

Tuesdays or Fridays at 10:30 am
Jump right in for a tot-friendly craft fol- lowed by themed stories, interactive rhymes, and rhythmic songs designed to foster a love of books and reading.

ABC 1,2,3

Ages 3 to 5 years + caregivers
Fridays at 9:30 am
Preschoolers and kindergarteners unite for a story time with a fun-filled empha- sis on letters, numbers, and literacy through favorite picture books, age- appropriate crafts, games, and songs.


Ages birth to 5 years + caregivers

Mondays or Thursdays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays

at 10:30 am

Saturdays: 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8

Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy.



Parent Child Workshops

Monday Evenings

from 6-7:15 pm

September 8:


September 15:


September 22:

Sign Language

September 29:

Early Education

October 6:

Music Therapy

Play with your child while learning about local resources available to parents of young children. Each week we will have a different professional from our community talk with us about their field of expertise and provide information to parents and caregivers to help with parenting skills. Learn more about each session and presenter.

Parent Child workshops are for parents or caregivers and children ages 1-3 years. Workshops are fun and play based, providing an environment rich with toys, books, an art activity, and an opportunity for parents and young children to spend time together and make new friendships in a comfortable community setting.

In person registration is required. You must commit to attend all 5 sessions. Come to the Children’s Circulation desk to fill out a registration form. Space is limited to 15 families.

Description: D:\FPTI  CD OCT 2013\familyplace_libraries_logo[2].JPGTredyffrin Public Library is part of the network of Family Place Libraries: Building Foundations for Early Learning.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join the 1,000 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 or Carla at or stop by the Children's Library at Tredyffrin.


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