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

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, May 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.

  • Mama & Me Yoga

    When: Friday, May 25, 2018 – 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.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Monday, May 28, 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.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, May 31, 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.

  • Plant a Tree

    When: Friday, June 01, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    You will love The Tree Lady, written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry. This is the story of horticulturist Katherine Olivia Sessions, who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.
    If you register and attend this program you will receive a FREE tree to plant at home, one per family. You will receive one Red Bud seedling that should be planted within 5 days following this program. We purchased the trees from the Arbor Day Foundation and we will provide their planting instructions.
    In partnership with Longwood Gardens for the fifth year of their Community Read, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Monday, June 04, 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.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, June 07, 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.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Monday, June 11, 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.

  • Family Storytime - Ages 5 and under

    When: Thursday, June 14, 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.

  • Fancy Nancy Tea Party

    When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Ooh, la la! Are you a girl or boy who likes to be fancy? If so, come to the library and enjoy a petite tea soirée – that’s fancy for little tea party! Wear your posh or dapper attire to enjoy delectable snacks, drinks, stories and crafts.

School Age

  • FRAMED: A Journey in Art

    When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades K-3 (FIRM). A beginner drawing, painting, and art appreciation class. Must be able to attend all 8 weeks.

  • FRAMED: A Journey in Art

    When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Grades K-3 (FIRM). A beginner drawing, painting, and art appreciation class. Must be able to attend all 8 weeks.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, May 28, 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.

  • Children's Concert

    When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Join us in celebration of music with friends ages 8 and up playing a variety of instruments. Online registration is required. Please register and indicate how many people in your party.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, June 04, 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.

  • Children's Concert

    When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Join us in celebration of music with friends ages 8 and up playing a variety of instruments. Online registration is required. Please register and indicate how many people in your party.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, June 11, 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.

  • Summer Reading KICKOFF PARTY

    When: Friday, June 15, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library

    Register for Summer Reading 2018 LIBRARIES ROCK!

  • Baking with a Drag Queen

    When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Join us this June to make peach cobbler with Miss June Peaches. Work along with June as you put together your own cobbler to bring home to bake. All ingredients and baking dish will be provided; please specify if you need dairy free ingredients. Registration required, an adult is required to remain in the program. Please specify number of children attending in notes section.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, June 18, 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.