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Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Mary Alice Spiegel began her career at the West Shore Public Library in 1985.  She became the fulltime Children's Services Manager in 1997, which means that she has served the library for 31 wonderful years!

Among her many accomplishments are the development, with Library Assistant Candy Harm, of the still popular program Library for Lunch.  This program received the Pennsylvania Libraries Learning Starts Here Best Practices Award in 2006.  She won the Pennsylvania Libraries Learning Starts Here Best Practices Award for Mission Transition, a still popular kindergarten readiness program, in 2007.  She became trained in Family Place and wrote the original proposal which turned Fredricksen into a Family Place Library.  From that training, she designed and developed the extremely popular Discovery Area in the Pollock Children's Room at the library.  She was instrumental in securing a grant from the Pollock Foundation in 2016 for refurbishment of that area.

She was an integral part of the furnishing committee when the Fredricksen Library was built in 2001. Finally, the ever-popular Just Baby and Me story times were her invention.

Her management and supervision of one of the largest departments in the library has ensured continual high quality programming, an up-to-date and heavily used collection, and a beautiful physical facility.  Best wishes to Mary Alice for all happiness in her next steps!  Click here for photos of Mary Alice during the years at Fredricksen

 

 

 

 

Page Updated: 

May 27, 2016

Happening Today

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending Hoover Elementary in Camp Hill School District will meet the first Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Aug. 29. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Friday, September 2, 2016 - 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, September 3, 2016 - 3:30pm

Saturday, September 3

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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. Registration begins August 20; adult must accompany child for session.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00am

Tuesdays, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 1 and 15

10 am to 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes". Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar and taking turns. Registration is required and limited to 10 children. Registration begins August 23.

Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten, M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Come join us for a morning of fun and creativity with blocks! Registration is required and limited to 10 children. Registration begins August 24 for September; September 21 for October and November 16 for November. Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten, M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Thursday evenings September 8 & 15

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 9 &16

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Aug. 25.

 


Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

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, September 9, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 8 & 15

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 9 &16

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Aug. 25. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Saturday, September 10

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (approx.) in the Atrium, Upper Level

Don't miss this opportunity to see butterflies in the library! Penn State Master Gardeners will host a display with live monarch butterflies and chrysalises in the library atrium, near the front entrance. Stop by and see something special!


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:30am

Monday, September 12

9:30 to 10:15 am OR 10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Kathy Eckhaus from Music Together will present an introduction to her program of movement activities set to songs. For babies through kindergartners.   Two Sessions offered:  9:30 am or 10:30 am. Register starting Aug. 29.


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:30am

Monday, September 12

9:30 to 10:15 am OR 10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Kathy Eckhaus from Music Together will present an introduction to her program of movement activities set to songs. For babies through kindergartners. Two Sessions offered:  9:30 am or 10:30 am. Register starting Aug. 29.


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary in the East Pennsboro School District will meet the second Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 12. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:30am

Tuesday, September 13

 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Aye Mateys!  It's a Pirate story time!  Join us for a story time full of rhymes, songs, and books about pirates!  Includes a craft and snack.  Aargh! For ages 3 to 5, registration starts Aug. 30. An adult must accompany the child. $1.00 fee.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:30am

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

Parents and children ages birth -  3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges.

No registration required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:30am

Thursday, September 15

10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs that are fit for a princess! Includes a snack and a craft. For ages 3 – 5 with princess attire suggested but not required. An adult must accompany the child.

Registration starts September 1 with a $1.00 fee.


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Thursday evenings September 8 & 15

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 9 &16

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Aug. 25.

 


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

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

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.  For readers age 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.  

 

 


Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 8 & 15

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 9 &16

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Aug. 25. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me. 

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

 


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending Highland, Washington Heights and Lower Allen Elementrary in the West Shore  School District will meet the third Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 19. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 

 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:00am

Tuesdays, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 1 and 15

10 am to 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes". Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar and taking turns. Registration is required and limited to 10 children. Registration begins August 23.

Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten, M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

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, September 23, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me. 

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

 


Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending  Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill Elementary in the Cumberland Valley School District will meet the fourth Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 26. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision, Inc.

 

 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 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. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

Wednesday, September 28

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children in grades 1-3 and their adult partners. Each session will be centered on a theme and will include stories and art projects, as well as the opportunity to explore featured library materials. Register beginning Sept. 14.


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

 

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings 9:30 am to 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 29 - November 3

6:30 to 7:45 pm (No workshop 10/13) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 30 - Nov 4

9:30 to 10:45 am (No workshop 10/14) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:30pm

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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. Registration begins September 17; adult must accompany child for session.


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me. 

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

 


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending Hoover Elementary in Camp Hill School District will meet the first Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Aug. 29. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:00am

Tuesdays, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 1 and 15

10 am to 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes". Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar and taking turns. Registration is required and limited to 10 children. Registration begins August 23.

Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten, M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Come join us for a morning of fun and creativity with blocks! Registration is required and limited to 10 children. Registration begins August 24 for September; September 21 for October and November 16 for November. Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten, M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Thursdays 4 pm to 5 pm through April, 2017 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Beginning in October, Cleve J. Fredricksen Library will be offering homework assistance to students in grades 1-5.  The volunteer helpers are experienced educators ready to help with all subject areas.

Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. Students can also receive instruction on researching topics and preparing projects. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program.

Students should meet in the lower library lobby at 4:00 pm. Sessions run until 5:00 pm.

No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed.

Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the librarian there to make arrangements. Please call the library or Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

 

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings 9:30 am to 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 29 - November 3

6:30 to 7:45 pm (No workshop 10/13) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 30 - Nov 4

9:30 to 10:45 am (No workshop 10/14) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7. 

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

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 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, October 10, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me. 

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

 


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

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

 


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

 


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:30pm

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

Participants will gather to build individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting Sept. 26.


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May 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 entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 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! 

Children attending West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary in the East Pennsboro School District will meet the second Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 12. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


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