Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Fredricksen Library Receives Grant from Staples Foundation

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant awarded by The Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., via the “2 Million & Change” program.  The library will use the grant to fund Family Place Educational Programming, as well as training of relevant staff.  

Family Place programs provide parents, grandparents and caregivers, and their children opportunities to enjoy playtime, socialization and age-appropriate skill building with the guidance of trained staff. Participants also have on-site access to local professionals who are able to provide resources on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more.

“We are grateful for the support from the Staples Foundation,” says Alison Trautmann, Children’s Service Manager at Fredricksen Library. “It allows us to train additional staff and contract with local professionals who are able provide unique support to parents and caregivers.”

Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding of more than $2 million to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills. 


 

Page Updated: 

May 9, 2017

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 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, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 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 grades 3 – 6 with registration beginning two weeks prior.


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 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, September 26, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Imagine, design, construct! Building with blocks strengthens STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) abilities. Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Children will have fun as they develop critical thinking, teamwork and motor and communication skills. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity with blocks! For children ages 3 – 6 years and their caregivers. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session and is limited to 10 children.   

One hour Block Parties, made available through a cruise into Kindergarten program grant from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, will be held one Tuesday a month.  

 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:30pm

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

The Día Family Book Club is a reading program that engages children and families in the shared reading and discussion of contemporary children’s literature that reflects our common plurality. Through shared discussion and reflection, families will explore themes and issues that matter, and learn how to help their child to both enjoy and better understand literature. Additionally, the Día Family Book Club provides families with opportunities to learn together and collaborate in their children’s learning and reading development. Together they will employ useful strategies for reading and analyzing stories, learn new vocabulary and comprehension skills, and develop and nurture the habits and practices of critical thinking. For grades 2-5 with registration starting two weeks prior to each session.

 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 am to ­­­­10:45 am at Country Meadows

Join us at Country Meadows Retirement Community for a story time that is open to those young and young at heart. This program will appeal to Birth – 6 years and loved ones.  Story times will be held the last Wednesdays of each month.

 

The story time will be held at Country Meadows, Building 2, Garden Room, 355 S. Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg. No registration necessary.

 

Program held in partnership with Country Meadows. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am

Wednesdays 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. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:30am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories about elephants and view some elephants doing some unique things. Perhaps, you will try some of those unique things? Participants should bring their lunches. Drink and snack will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on Sept. 13.  


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:30am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories about elephants and view some elephants doing some unique things. Perhaps, you will try some of those unique things? Participants should bring their lunches. Drink and snack will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on Sept. 13.  


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 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, September 30, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm outside the library, Lower Level

Place a wish on our wish tree and learn about wishing traditions around the world. We all have a dream for our world, what's yours? Drop in anytime between 1:30 pm -3 pm.  Outside the library by tree at staff entrance, rain location inside children's library. Presented in conjunction with Macmillan publishing’s release of Katherine Applegate’s Wishtree.

 


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Venturing where no man has gone before! Any man who takes care of a little girl will find these simple hair styling tips useful. Bring your daughter to learn basic combing and brushing before we move on to mastering a neat ponytail, braiding and pinning a simple up-do. This hair 'boot camp" will be led by a professional hair stylist (who is also a Dad). Registration begins Sept. 18.

 


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 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, October 3, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

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

Children's experiences of the outside world deeply affect what is possible for their "inside" world. ​Sarah will whimsically guide the children through story, collaborative group play, yoga, creative movement, breath-work, and mindfulness. Children will learn that when we feel good on the inside, we can thrive on the outside. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. For ages 4-6.  Registration starts two weeks prior to each session.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Take a trip through American history with the American Girl Book Club. We will meet and discuss a different American Girl and learn about her time period each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and Craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting August 25, for grades 1-3 only.  September 5 - Meet Kaya, October 3 - Meet Felicity, November 7 - Meet Caroline


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am

Wednesdays 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. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be 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. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Take a trip through American history with the American Girl Book Club. We will meet and discuss a different American Girl and learn about her time period each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and Craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting August 25, for grades 3-5 only.  September 7 - Meet Josephina, October 5 - Meet Marie Grace and Cecile, November 2 - Meet Kirsten


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings October 5 - November 9 (no class 10/26) 

6:30 to 7:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:30am

Friday mornings October 6 - November 10 (no class 10/27) 

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 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 9, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:30am

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

If you like building with Legos, come to the library (it's a day off of school!) and see what architectural creations you can design with blocks! Imagine, design, construct! Building with blocks strengthens STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) abilities. Blocks offer an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express yourself, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.  Build your own or collaborate with friends while using wooden blocks of all shapes and sizes to make something awesome! Come join us for a morning of fun and creativity with blocks. For ages 5 – 8. Registration begins two weeks prior to session and is limited to 10 children. 

 


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

If you like building with Legos, come to the library (it's a day off of school!) and see what architectural creations you can design with Keva Planks!  These small wooden planks are perfect for the young engineers to design whatever their creative mind can envision.  Keva Planks are specially designed to teach balance and improve fine motor skills. Build your own or collaborate with friends to make something awesome! Come join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity with Keva Planks! For ages 8 – 12. Registration begins two weeks prior and is limited to 10 children.

 


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 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, October 10, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

It began "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"... Now STAR WARS is a fundamental touchstone of our culture. Join us for this "emersive experience" celebrating the beloved fantasy franchise. Included will be crafts, games, music and highlighted books! (Kids are invited to wear their Star Wars/science fiction themed costumes) May The Force Be With You! For ages 3 – 6. Registration begins September 19.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am

Wednesdays 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. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

9:30 - 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. Meets one Thursday morning per month. 

 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be 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. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings October 5 - November 9 (no class 10/26) 

6:30 to 7:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:30am

Friday mornings October 6 - November 10 (no class 10/27) 

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 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.

 


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

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

A mathematical concept is blended with a musical component. We will start with a story book related to the program, play a game or complete an activity demonstrating and teaching how the two ideas work with each other (Such as how rhythm is also fractions) and complete a craft. For ages 5-8 (K-2) with registration starting two weeks prior to each session.


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 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, October 17, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:30pm

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

The Día Family Book Club is a reading program that engages children and families in the shared reading and discussion of contemporary children’s literature that reflects our common plurality. Through shared discussion and reflection, families will explore themes and issues that matter, and learn how to help their child to both enjoy and better understand literature. Additionally, the Día Family Book Club provides families with opportunities to learn together and collaborate in their children’s learning and reading development. Together they will employ useful strategies for reading and analyzing stories, learn new vocabulary and comprehension skills, and develop and nurture the habits and practices of critical thinking. For grades 2-5 with registration starting two weeks prior to each session.

 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am

Wednesdays 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. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Did you miss our popular program last spring? We're holding it again! Come explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with us at the library! Each session will be led by an engaging presenter who will explore a different aspect of science with children in grades K-5.

Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each session.

 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

4:00 to 5:00 pm in Candy’s Kitchen, Lower Level (meet at Children’s Desk)

Become a master chef and learn cooking techniques in our brand new library kitchen! Kids will learn cooking and food safety as well as fun recipes they can make for their families! Please let us know any allergies when registering. For ages 9-12 with registration required starting two weeks prior to each session. 

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:30am

9:30 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, October 19, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be 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. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 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.

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings October 5 - November 9 (no class 10/26) 

6:30 to 7:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:30am

Friday mornings October 6 - November 10 (no class 10/27) 

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 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.


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 18 through October 23 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 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 grades 3 – 6 with registration beginning two weeks prior.


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 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, October 24, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 am to ­­­­10:45 am at Country Meadows

Join us at Country Meadows Retirement Community for a story time that is open to those young and young at heart. This program will appeal to Birth – 6 years and loved ones.  Story times will be held the last Wednesdays of each month.

 

The story time will be held at Country Meadows, Building 2, Garden Room, 355 S. Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg. No registration necessary.

 

Program held in partnership with Country Meadows. 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 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. 5. Registration is for ALL sessions.

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

 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am

Wednesdays 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. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:30am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories and do some international folk dances. Children should bring their lunches. Drink and a snack will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on October 11.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be 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. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, to register or if you have any questions.

 


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 4 for Just Baby & Me and includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00am

Fridays from 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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions. 

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

 


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:30am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories and do some international folk dances. Children should bring their lunches. Drink and a snack will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on October 11.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 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.  

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. 5. Registration includes ALL sessions.

 


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Explore myths, legends, and tales from the ancient world and different cultures through story, music, art, or science. It all depends on the tale. Is it a myth, is it a legend, or is it fact? Hmm. What is the answer? Coming this fall: What is Pandora's box? Who is Narcissus? Why is Arachne an arachnid?

Registration required and starts two weeks prior to each session. For ages 8-12.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Do you dream of drawing? Dazzle your friends with your detailed doodles? Learn about different artists with this special exploration of art history! For aspiring artists ages 8-12. Children will explore a different artist and their work each month and then get messy with a craft. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each session. 


Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes entering the literary canon, we are holding an escape room for children! Sherlock has locked you in his office and is testing you to see if you are worthy of working with him. Can you escape before it's too late? For children ages 8 – 12.

Registration begins October 16. Register for one time slot – there will be sessions each hour - 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm.


Monday, October 30, 2017 - 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, October 31, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Imagine, design, construct! Building with blocks strengthens STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) abilities. Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Children will have fun as they develop critical thinking, teamwork and motor and communication skills. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity with blocks! For children ages 3 – 6 years and their caregivers. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session and is limited to 10 children.   

One hour Block Parties, made available through a cruise into Kindergarten program grant from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, will be held one Tuesday a month.  

 


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be 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. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call Diane Myers, 717-761-3730, to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Take a trip through American history with the American Girl Book Club. We will meet and discuss a different American Girl and learn about her time period each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and Craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting August 25, for grades 3-5 only.  September 7 - Meet Josephina, October 5 - Meet Marie Grace and Cecile, November 2 - Meet Kirsten


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings October 5 - November 9 (no class 10/26) 

6:30 to 7:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:30am

Friday mornings October 6 - November 10 (no class 10/27) 

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a five week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy 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. 21 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 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.


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