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Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone!

Have you seen our new 9 – 12 year old area located in our Children’s Library?  It’s the Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone (derived from FREDricksen Camp HILL YOUth), complete with relaxing chairs and a cozy atmosphere designed just for this age group.  An interactive computer with age appropriate activities as well as a display of reading materials completes the area. Look for special programs for 9 – 12 years old beginning in June and books clubs to be starting in the fall.  We are forming a Junior Advisory Group (JAG) to give ideas and inputs on programming – if you are interested in joining the group, contact Lynne Smith in the Children’s Library.


 

 

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March 4, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us as we read stories about science and math with pages projected on the big screen combined with finger plays and songs. For children under 3.  No registration required.

 


Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us as we read stories about science and math with pages projected on the big screen combined with finger plays and songs. For children ages 3 to 6.  No registration required.

 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:30am

ZooAmerica returns to the library for another exciting summer program! Join us as we welcome a variety of animal friends and gain new perspectives on our natural environment in ways that are both educational and fun.  For all ages with no registration necessary. Seating limited.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Join Science Explorers as they bring Science Club to Fredricksen! Participants will foster their love and curiosity of science, while allowing them to partake in amazing and exciting experiments with their friends.  For children entering 1st – 6th grade. Registration begins July 16.


Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:30am

Come and have a mystery lunch at Einstein's Megatronic Cosmic Cafe (e=mc2) where the menu is a puzzle and the service is sure to make you laugh.  Feast on Madam Curie's Brew, Tesla's Coils, Salk's Nectar, Arcimedes' Pulley, and other tantalizing treats! For ages 9-12 with registration starting July 17.


Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

Experts from the Harrisburg Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13. Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00am

Last day for Fredricksen Summer Reading participants to earn tickets for the finale.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Fredricksen Library Summer Reading Club members and their families are invited to enjoy a free hot dog and chips to close our summer of fun. Tickets earned during the summer reading program can be used to participate in the many games and to use the fun inflatable bouncers!  No registration required. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Get ready to head back to school by learning how to make better food choices when packing a school lunch.  Children entering K- 3rd grade will build their own healthy lunch while learning to steer clear of unhealthy options at this interactive program. Registration is required and begins July 30. Sponsored by PinnacleHealth.


Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

We will be showing a G or PG rated movie and free popcorn will be served. All ages welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.


Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  Children should bring along a book of their own choosing. For readers to age 12 with registration starting two weeks prior.  


Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone. Led by certified Music and Developmental Therapists, this full sensory experience is for children of all ages and developmental levels. The eight-session program will be held at the library one Saturday a month with varying themes.  August's theme is Under the Sea. Come as often as or as little as you like.

 

Registration is required and begins August 8; adult must accompany child. Future class dates: September 27 and October 11.

 


Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, August 29, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

Great family entertainment for a Friday night. All ages welcome – with children’s books as prizes! Space is limited so pick up your tickets at the Children’s desk starting August 15.


Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:00am

Aye Mateys!  It's a Pirate story time!  Join us for a story time full of rhymes, songs, and books about pirates!  Aargh! Craft and snack provided. For ages 3 -5 with an adult and a $1.00 fee.  Register beginning Aug. 21.


Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:30pm

Experts from the Harrisburg Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13. Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Monday, September 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

WHAT:  Online book club for kids in grades 4-6

WHO:  Patrons of the Pollock Children’s Library who are between the ages of nine and twelve.  Parents and children’s librarians will have access to the page as well.

WHERE:  The discussion board for this group will be located on goodreads.com.  In order to be sure of the safety of those involved, there will be specific requirements for joining the group. 

 

• First, the group is set up as a private group so only those who have been accepted by the moderator (one of our children’s librarians) will be allowed to read and comment on the page. 

• Only those who have come in and registered in person will be allowed to become members of this group.  In this way, we will physically see and know the identity of each member. 

• In order to be a member, you must have a Cumberland County Library Card. 

• Membership is limited to those who are between the ages of nine and twelve as well as their parents.  We will include parents because we know that they are always concerned about what their children are doing and experiencing; however, parents are asked to refrain from commenting on the page.  This page is for the members of the book club to share ideas.

 

In addition to our online discussions, we will have some physical meetings at the library where everyone will be encouraged to attend so that we all know who we are talking to online.  It’s nice to have a face to go with a name.  These meetings will occur on Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Registration begins Aug. 15.

 


Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff. Children entering kindergarten at Hoover Elementary in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 8th.


 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents of children ages birth - 2 will meet once a month to chat and get advice from other new parents. Some toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. Meets one Wednesday morning per month. Register starting Aug 20th.

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:00am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs that are fit for a princess! Snack and craft included.

Princess attire suggested. For ages 3 -5 with an adult and a $1.00 fee.  Register beginning Aug. 28.


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


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