Children's Happenings

April 2019

Read books and you will go places!

April is Family Reading Month!


Check out our many fun, educational programs and events all month long that reinforce the importance of reading with your child starting at birth. When you set aside time to read with your child, you help them succeed. 


We invite families with children ages birth through 14 to discover the many ways of making reading a fun family activity. Families set a goal of reading together for 20 minutes each day.  Get your Family Reading Month Calendar in the Children's Department.  Everyday your family reaches the goal, put a check mark for the day on your calendar.  Five days of reading earn your family a chance for the prize drawing. Prize drawing will be held on April 30th.  

Artemis Fowl Book Discussion
Monday, April 1 · 6-6:45pm
For grades 5-8
Little Theater


Join us for a book discussion of Artemis Fowl.  Check out the book before the movie comes out this summer.  We'll talk about the book, play trivia and do other fun activities. Pizza will be served.  Afterward, join us for our Junior Friends meeting. Remember to stop by the library to check out or reserve a copy of the book.  Register here

Junior Friends Meeting - Environmental Jeopardy
Monday, April 1· 7-8pm
For students in grades 5-8 
Little Theater


 Middle School students are invited to be a part of the fun Junior Friends of the Library.  This community service program is a great way to hang out with friends while helping the library with special projects and events!  This month we will have a blast playing Environmental Jeopardy.  No registration required.

Passport Pals

Monday, April 8 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades 3-6

Little Theater


Passport Pals is a fun and interactive way to learn about different countries and cultures.  Activities include themed crafts, games and snacks.  This month's program will focus on the UK (United Kingdom).  Register here

Author Visit - Hallee Adelman
Wednesday, April 10 · 6:30-7:15pm
For students Kindergarten - 2nd grade 
Little Theater


Come meet Hallee Adelman, author of My Quiet Ship!  She will share her book, host a discussion and provide some fun activities related to the book.

Register here

Earth Day Storytime

Saturday, April 13 ·10:15-11am

For children ages 2-5 

Little Theater


Celebrate the beautiful planet we live on at this special storytime featuring stories, songs, a fun craft and special snack!  Register here

Lego Build

Monday, April 15 · 11am-12pm

For students Kindergarten - 4th grade

Little Theater


On your spring break from school, let your imagination run wild at this fun Lego open build.

Register here

Reading Magic:  Not Just a Bedtime Routine

Monday, April 15 · 6:30-7:30pm

Geared for families with children ages 2-5

Henderson Room


Parents and Grandparents are invited to join us for a discussion about the importance of reading aloud to children.  Adults can enjoy the interactive presentation while children get to spend time in a play workshop filled with play dough, educational toys and more.

Register here

Middle School Craft Night

Wednesday, April 17 · 7-8pm

For students in grades 5-8

Little Theater


Come get creative at our middle school craft night!  This month we will have fun making melted crayon art.  Register here

Library Closed - Spring Holiday

The library will be closed on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday) and Sunday, April 21 (Easter).  We will be open from 10am -5pm on Saturday, April 20. 

Happy Spring to everyone.

Kitchen Chemistry

Monday, April 22 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades 2-4

Children's Department


Students will learn some basic chemistry lessons through a series of fun hands-on activities and experiments!  Don't miss the STEM fun. Register here.

LEAP into Science

Wednesday, April 24 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades K-4 and their parents/guardians

Children's Department


LEAP into Science gives students and their parents an opportunity to explore interesting science concepts through hands-on activities!  Register here.

Briar Bush Nature Center Animal Show

Tuesday, April 30 · 6:30-7:30pm

For families

Freedom Hall


Come to our big family reading month celebration!  Get up close and personal with a variety of cool, live animals including owls and other mammals.  Learn all about these fascinating creatures from a representative from the Briar Bush Nature Center.  We will also be announcing the winners of our family reading month drawing that evening.

No registration necessary.

To learn more about any of the programs listed above, please stop by the library, call us at 610-265-4806 or register using the event calendar on our website.

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