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The Tredyffrin Township Libraries’ Children’s departments offer many learning opportunities for children from birth to age 12. Both Libraries have a wonderful selection of fiction and nonfiction books, films and music. We are devoted to providing information children need to be successful. While encouraging reading is the keystone of what we do, we also offer programs that ignite imaginations and learning through music, art, science, history & more! At the libraries, children can explore new worlds of interest and discover ideas that can change their lives.

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Tredyffrin Township Libraries offer a wide selection of storytimes, special events and clubs.

Summer Reading 2021

Get Started 2 ways. You can use your computer and the Summer Reading Website from Beanstack or you can download the Summer Reading Beanstack app to your mobile device.

Sign up for Summer Reading on the Tredyffrin Township Libraries Beanstack Website

Download the Beanstack app to your mobile device. We have a few videos to help you get started.

How to create an account on the mobile app. 

How to view and participate in challenges on the mobile app.

How to log reading on the mobile app.

How to log activities on the mobile app.

Welcome to TTL Summer Reading 2021. Children from birth to age 12 may participate in our reading and activity challenges. These challenges run 12 weeks.
Reading Challenge
1. Choose your personal daily reading goal.
2. Log the days you meet your personal goal.
3. Every 5 days you meet your goal you will earn a virtual patch and a raffle ticket. You may use these tickets to enter for the chance to win fabulous prizes.
4. The challenge runs for 30 days of reading but you may continue and earn more virtual patches and more raffle tickets.

Activity Challenges:
1. Choose the patch you would like to earn. These are real patches that you collect at the library where you register for summer reading, Tredyffrin Public Library or Paoli Library.
2. Complete 3 or 4 activities for a patch.
Come to the library to collect your patch. You do not earn raffle tickets for these activities.
New patches for 2021 are:
Mythic Hero
Prehistoric Explorer
Sprout Scout
Time Traveler

You may also earn patches from past years.

Science in the Summer 2021

This year Glaxo Smith Kline in partnership with the Franklin Institute will be virtually offering Engineering as their Science in the Summer program. Registration starts on May 3 at noon on www.scienceinthesummer.com. The process for participation will be a lottery. Families selected will be notified by June 4. Kits for the families selected will be available at Chester County libraries.  Science in the Summer Flyer

This program is for children age 7-13. From June 14- July 11 families will complete the at home Be an Engineer activities.

From July 12- August 6 families will participate in one or more live virtual team meetings with Franklin Institute scientists and educators.

Book Bundles

Would you like a personalized bundle of books chosen by our librarians for your child? Fill out this Book Bundle Form and we will select books just for you based on your answers to our questions.  Give us a few weekdays to fill your request. You will receive an email when your books are ready. Once you are notified that your books are ready you will need to make an appointment for curbside pick up at the library you choose, Tredyffrin Public Library or Paoli Library.

Enjoy!

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Paoli Library has many unique storytimes to choose from, including German and Spanish language groups.

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