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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Science in the Summer 2018

The Science of Space July 23-26

Registration for Science in the summer at Tredyffrin Public Library begins Monday, May 17 at noon.

You must register at www.scienceinthesummer.com

Instructions to register are here:Registration Instructions

If you encounter problems, please contact the Science in the Summer Program Administrator at 215-448-1393 or scienceinthesummer@fi.edu.

Teen Volunteers Needed!

The Children’s Department is looking for summer volunteers ages 13+ to assist with various tasks, including checking in and sorting items, shelving and straightening the collection, assisting at the Reading Club table, and helping with programs. We will suit the job to your interests, aptitudes, and schedules.

Volunteer Information Sheet

Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Michele Bolay

90 Se90 Second Newbert logocond Newbery Videos

Visit Tredyffrin Township Libraries YouTube Page to view our 90 second versions of Newbery award

 

winning books. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half. Anyone can enter! In past years we have created films based on Charlotte’s Web by E.B White, 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola and this year we created 90 seconds of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. We will keep you posted with the dates and times of the official viewing of our film in New York City at the New York Public Library.

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. We start handing out FREE tickets 30 minutes before storytime begins. It is the discretion of the storyteller if there will be a second storytime to accommodate more friends. We abide by fire safety room limitations.

 

 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

  • Wee Ones Storytime: Birth to 18 months.

    When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages birth to 18 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, September 24, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Toddler Storytime - 16 months to 3 years with caregiver

    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 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.

  • FRAMED, Jr.

    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 4-6 (FIRM) Geared toward those in PreK and morning kindergarten, this new class will focus on using illustration as inspiration for various projects.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Book Tasting Party

    When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Are your little ones looking to expand their literary palette? Need ideas and recommendations for new books? Then come on in for a book tasting, where you will get to “sample” different titles. We’ll supply the books and snacks, so bring your appetite! Registration required. For ages 2-5 years with caregiver.

  • Once Upon a Sign

    When: Friday, September 28, 2018 – 10:25 AM – 10:55 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    This special storytime will incorporate American Sign Language, stories, songs, and rhymes for a fun and interactive experience.
    No online registration required. FREE tickets will be given out to the first 20 children starting at 10 am at the Children’s circulation desk.

  • Wee Ones Storytime: Birth to 18 months.

    When: Monday, October 01, 2018 – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages birth to 18 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, October 01, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 5 and under with caregiver.

  • Toddler Storytime - 16 months to 3 years with caregiver

    When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 – 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.

School Age

  • Crafts for a Cause

    When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 8-12 (FIRM). Each month, make a different craft to donate and benefit a charity or nonprofit organization. Our inaugural craft: origami fox bookmarks to benefit the Red Fox Book Store, which benefits Tredyffrin Library children’s programs. Online registration is required and begins Sunday, September 9.

  • Origami Workshop

    When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 8-12(FIRM). Learn different origami techniques and projects, guided by an experienced superfan! It is not necessary to attend each month. All supplies provided. Online registration is required and begins Monday, September 10.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for chess club. Children ages 6-12 can 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, Jr.

    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 4-6 (FIRM) Geared toward those in PreK and morning kindergarten, this new class will focus on using illustration as inspiration for various projects.

  • FRAMED: A Journey in Art

    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades K-3 (FIRM) – must be at least age 5 by September 1, 2018
    Our continuing program of beginner drawing, painting, and art appreciation. 3rd graders may register for either FRAMED or FRAMED Again!, but not both.

  • FRAMED: A Journey in Art

    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades K-3 (FIRM) – must be at least age 5 by September 1, 2018
    Our continuing program of beginner drawing, painting, and art appreciation. 3rd graders may register for either FRAMED or FRAMED Again!, but not both.

  • FRAMED Again!

    When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades 3-6 (FIRM) A more advanced class for children who are older and able to work more independently on long-term projects. 3rd graders may register for either FRAMED or FRAMED Again!, but not both.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, October 01, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join us for chess club. Children ages 6-12 can 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, Jr.

    When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ages 4-6 (FIRM) Geared toward those in PreK and morning kindergarten, this new class will focus on using illustration as inspiration for various projects.

  • FRAMED: A Journey in Art

    When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades K-3 (FIRM) – must be at least age 5 by September 1, 2018
    Our continuing program of beginner drawing, painting, and art appreciation. 3rd graders may register for either FRAMED or FRAMED Again!, but not both.