Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Our brand new program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten.  With 1000 Books 

Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read.   

Stop by the Children's Desk to register for the program and learn more!   

Visit https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ for more information. 


 

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity - Children's Shelvers

Applications open on May 7, Completed applications due by June 10

The Children’s Library is accepting volunteer applications for teens ages 13-18 who are interested in helping to shelve children's books for 1-2 hours per week over the summer.

Pick up an application at the Children's Desk starting on May 7 and return the completed application by June 10.

 


 

 

Page Updated: 

April 17, 2018

Happening Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 21 through April 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins March 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 21 through April 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins March 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, March 21 through April 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins March 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower Level

Children will be taught basic stitches and have a chance to create a fun, felt project each session. For children ages 9 - 12. Register online beginning April 11. 


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 22 - April 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Mar. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 22 - April 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Mar. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 is available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 23 through April 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration begins March 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

 


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 23 through April 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins March 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, March 23 - April 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Mar. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has something they're passionate about. Join other tweens who are fans of different books and movies for a fun new program. We'll talk about things we love and then do an art or craft project to show our appreciation for our fabulous fandoms!

For fandom fanatics ages 10 – 13.  Online registration begins April 13.


Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
1 pm - 4 pm in the Lower Level Lobby
Come learn what we have planned for our brand new Kunkel Creation Station through a fun hands-on archaeology activity! No registration necessary. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

We have bookjoy every day at the library, but once a year we celebrate bookjoy at our Children's Day celebration! With crafts, music, free books and refreshments, we've got everything you'll need to give bookjoy to the children you love! Stop in between 1:30 pm and 4 pm to celebrate!. Travel around the world for a free book and enjoy the music of Daria at 2 pm and 4 pm. Program is sponsored by the generous support of the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Foundation. No registration necessary.

Schedule:

Activities: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm with last passport given out at 4 pm.

Daria performs at 2 pm and 4 pm 


Monday, April 30, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Meet someone new in our new Biography Club! Explore the life of a famous historical figure through activities and crafts. This session, we meet Bessie Coleman, female aviator. For children ages 6 - 9. Online registration begins April 16.


Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 2 OR Friday, May 4

12 pm – 1 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will celebrate May Day, a holiday focusing on the return of spring. We will enjoy a story, songs, instruments, and the traditional folk dance. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch. A snack and a drink will be provided. Cost is $1 per person.  Register online beginning April 16.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 is available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:30pm

Take a trip through American history with the American Girl Book Club. We will meet and learn about a different time period each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Register once for all sessions starting February 15; for children ages 6 - 9. Online registration available.

March 1 - Meet Kirsten

April 5 - Meet Addy

May 3 - Meet Samantha


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novel with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book while enjoying a snack. May’s Choice is TBD. For ages 10-13. Program is limited to 10 registrants. Online registration begins April 19.


Friday, May 4, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 2 OR Friday, May 4

12 pm – 1 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will celebrate May Day, a holiday focusing on the return of spring. We will enjoy a story, songs, instruments, and the traditional folk dance. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch. A snack and a drink will be provided. Cost is $1 per person.  Register online beginning April 16.


Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Experts from the Harrisburg/West Shore 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.


Saturday, May 5, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Sunday, May 6, 2018 (All day)

Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 6

Pollock Children’s Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a scavenger hunt and vote in the 11th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards.  


Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Children's Libary
Uncover the past with your friends at the library! Learn how to dig up your very own archaeology excavation site, discover fossils, and read ancient hieroglyphics! For children ages 6 - 8. Registration begins April 28.
 

 


Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm
4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Children's Libary
Uncover the past with your friends at the library! Learn how to dig up your very own archaeology excavation site, discover fossils, and read ancient hieroglyphics! For children ages 6 - 8. Registration begins April 28.
 

 


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren (ages 1 – 4) to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play. No registration required. Meets one Thursday a month. 

 


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Throughout the Library

With May the Fourth (be with you) behind us and the next Star Wars release ahead of us, this is the perfect time for all ages to show their Star Wars love!  Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion will be here for picture opportunities (1-3pm), as well as Jedi’s from Capital City Jedi Knights (tentatively). Throughout the day, we'll run some of the older Star Wars spinoffs on our medium-screen. There will be Star Wars snacks and Star Wars crafts for all ages. Will you join us? Do or do not. There is no try. No registration needed.


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Children's Libary
Uncover the past with your friends at the library! Learn how to dig up your very own archaeology excavation site, discover fossils, and read ancient hieroglyphics! For children ages 9 - 11. Registration begins April 28.
 

 


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Children's Libary
Uncover the past with your friends at the library! Learn how to dig up your very own archaeology excavation site, discover fossils, and read ancient hieroglyphics! For children ages 9 - 11. Registration begins April 28.
 

 


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Specially trained dogs from K-PETs 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.  For readers 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.

 


Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:30am

9:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Watch a recently released movie in the comfort of the library with other new caregivers. We'll have a microwave to warm up bottles, soft rugs to crawl on and toys for the babies while caregivers watch a film rated PG-13 or higher. For children 18 months and younger. Call for film title. No registration necessary. 


Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Read aloud stories, sensory play and music run by music and developmental therapists for all ages including those with developmental delays. A parent must accompany each child. No registration necessary.


Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Don’t miss this one-time class lead by Chen-Yu Tsuei, Founder and President of the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute. A Julliard-trained professional dancer, Ms. Tsuei lends her incredible knowledge to us as she teaches children ages 6-12 the basics of Children’s Chinese Dance. Children should wear loose-fitting pants (no jeans or skirts) and socks. Parents are expected to stay in the building, but are encouraged to leave the room so there is enough space for the children to move. Registration is open.


Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Participants will gather to build Legos individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For ages 8 - 12 with online registration beginning May 7. 


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower Level

Children will be taught basic stitches and have a chance to create a fun, felt project each session. For children ages 9 - 12. Register online beginning May 9. 


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has something they're passionate about. Join other tweens who are fans of different books and movies for a fun new program. We'll talk about things we love and then do an art or craft project to show our appreciation for our fabulous fandoms!

For fandom fanatics ages 10 – 13.  Online registration begins May 11.


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Sing your heart out to your favorite films! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We'll provide the popcorn, you bring any other snacks or drinks to keep you singing! We've got a few surprises up our sleeves. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

More Sing Alongs - Friday, July 6:  2 pm – Frozen; 6:30 pm - Annie

Friday, August 3:  6:30 pm - The Lion King; Friday, August 17:  2 pm - Moana


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Experts from the Harrisburg/West Shore 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, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

1 to 4 pm, Outside on the Lawn

This summer, we’re celebrating how much LIBRARIES ROCK at our Summer Reading Kickoff! There’s no better band to kick things off than Tonks & the Aurors, the internationally-celebrated wizard rock band! Tonks & the Aurors play music about the Harry Potter series and are great for all ages! That’s right; rock music about the world of Harry Potter exists and we will get to experience it right here in Camp Hill!  Naterpix Photos will be here with their Professional Photobooth, including tons of props and tons of fun!

We’ll also have Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Fun with Bubbles, Fun Crafts, FREE Cupcakes, Prize Give-Aways, Snacks for Sale and much, much more!

* If you register JUNE 1st to JUNE 9th for Summer Reading and/or register for a new library card, you will be eligible to win a fun summer prize such as family pool memberships, an iPad Mini and more!  Watch for more details!



The 2018 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library, a donation in Memory of Ashley Dietrich, Weis Markets, UGI Utilities, Riverview, our municipalities and additional generous sponsors. Concert sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

 


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