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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Teen Volunteers Needed!

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

Volunteer Information Sheet

Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Michele Bolay

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

  • Bilingual Spanish & English Storytime

    When: Friday, October 19, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Children 5 and under with your caregiver, join us for a fun bi-lingual Spanish & English Storytime. No registration required. We will hand out free tickets starting 30 minutes before the program begins.

  • Wee Ones Storytime: Birth to 18 months.

    When: Monday, October 22, 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 22, 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 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 25, 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.

  • Once Upon a Sign

    When: Friday, October 26, 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 29, 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 29, 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.

  • Trunk or Treat

    When: Monday, October 29, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library

    Decorate the back of your car and bring lots of treats and candy to hand out. Everyone can come in costume. Each family is encouraged to have a game for your trunk-or-treaters to play. (Not required) You can decorate at home or here at the library.
    Starting at 10:00 am you can arrive and park in the lower lot by the children’s entrance to the library to get your trunk ready. We will block off the lower lot of the parking lot for trunk-or-treaters. Please register online to reserve your parking spot. When registering please include the total number in your group that will be attending.

School Age

  • FRAMED Again!

    When: Thursday, October 18, 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.

  • Lantern Making

    When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Meeting Room

    Join us to make colorful paper lanterns typical of those used in the Indian Festival of Lights. $10 material fee.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, October 22, 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 23, 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 23, 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, October 23, 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.

  • Sewing: Back to Basics

    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Where: Tredyffrin Public Library at Tyler Hedges Children’s Room

    Join the maker revolution and get back to basics with this hand sewing workshop. Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn the basics. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks before program date at 10 am. We will meet from 4-5 pm.

  • FRAMED Again!

    When: Thursday, October 25, 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.

  • Origami Workshop

    When: Monday, October 29, 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, October 15.

  • Chess Club

    When: Monday, October 29, 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.