Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Our brand new program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten.  With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read.   

Stop by the Children's Desk to register for the program and learn more! Registration begins January 8.  

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


 

Page Updated: 

December 3, 2017

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 16 through February 20 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 16 - February 20 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Jan. 4 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

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

 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, January 16 through February 20 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 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 2-5.

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

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 18 - February 22 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Jan. 4 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

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

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 18 - February 22 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Jan. 4 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

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

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Come one, come all to the library to hear your favorite educators reading their favorite picture books!  The readings begin at 6:30 pm and will be most appropriate for those in grades K-2 and their parents.  The readers will change every 15 minutes.  Snacks will be provided. Be sure to come to this collaboration of the Camp Hill Junior Civic Club and Fredricksen Library.


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am,  January 19 through February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 19 through February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, January 19 - February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Register Jan. 4 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

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

 


Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

Participants will gather to build Legos individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 3 – 6 with registration beginning two weeks prior.


Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

March 1 - Meet Kirsten

April 5 - Meet Addy

May 3 - Meet Samantha


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novel with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book while enjoying a snack. March’s choice is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. For ages 10-13. Program is limited to 10 registrants. Online registration available beginning February 15.


Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Falcon Logic 10, a team that competes with the First Lego League, will be demonstrating their robot and teaching attendees how to build and program a Lego mindstorm robot. The group is excited to share their ideas with others and encourage them in the field of STEM! For children in grades 4 – 6. Registration is required and starts February 17. Online registration available.


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Meet someone new in our new Biography Club! Explore the life of a famous historical figure through activities and crafts. This month we'll meet Snowflake Bentley. For children ages 6 - 9. Online registration begins Feb. 19.


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, March 7 OR Friday, March 9

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

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will hear stories about Teddy Bears as well as celebrate Teddy Bears and our favorite stuffed animal with songs and rhymes. Children will also complete a craft. Each child may bring a special stuffed animal to the picnic. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch.  A snack and a drink perfect for a bear and child will be provided. Cost is $1 per person.  Online registration is available starting February 19.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

 


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, March 7 OR Friday, March 9

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

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will hear stories about Teddy Bears as well as celebrate Teddy Bears and our favorite stuffed animal with songs and rhymes. Children will also complete a craft. Each child may bring a special stuffed animal to the picnic. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch.  A snack and a drink perfect for a bear and child will be provided. Cost is $1 per person.  Online registration is available starting February 19.


Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join us at Essex House to get ready for spring with some fun stories and rhymes.

Recommended for youngsters ages 3-6, their caregivers and the young at heart. Program held at Essex House, 20 North 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

Children will be taught basic stitches and have a chance to create a fun, felt project each session. For children ages 9 - 12. Register online beginning February 28. 


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Specially trained dogs from K-PETs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  For readers 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.

 


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The Performance Class of Gamut Theatre Group presents: Once Upon a Time, a collection of famous fairy tales scenes geared for children ages 4 and up and their families. No registration necessary.
 
Gamut Theatre Group is the combined theatre company of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Co. and has been entertaining students and families since 1993.  The Performance Class is an upper-level drama class comprised of students ages 13 – 18 that are taught by Executive Director, Melissa Nicholson and Core Company Actor/Technical Director, Ross Carmichael.  Each Spring, the Performance Class students produce a show and take it on the road, performing at local venues. 
 

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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


Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

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


Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Board games are fun for everyone, so come drop in and play with us! We will have board games available to play, but please feel free to bring your own too! It's always fun to share a game you love. All ages are welcome; ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. 


Monday, March 19, 2018 (All day)

March 19 through April 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Register Mar. 5 for Baby and Me; Mar. 6 for all others - Registration includes ALL sessions

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Sessions are as follows:

Just Baby & Me (ages 0-2)- Monday- 9:30, Tuesday- 10:15, Thursday- 9:30 & 10:15, Friday- 11:00

Twos – Monday- 10:30, Tuesday- 9:30, Wednesday 9:30 & 10:15

Threes – Tuesday- 11:00, Wednesday- 11:00, Friday- 10:15

Picture Book Time (age 4-K)- Monday 1:15 pm, Friday 9:30 


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 19 - April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 20 - April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 19 - April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

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


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 20 - April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Children accompanied by an adult will enjoy the Longwood Garden's Community Read selection, The Tree Lady, before engaging in hands-on activities that increase their knowledge of plants. A limited number of family passes to Longwood Gardens will be given away during the program. Register online beginning March 13.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

For fandom fanatics ages 10 – 13.  Online registration begins March 16.


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 19 - April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, March 19 through April 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Meet someone new in our new Biography Club! Explore the life of a famous historical figure through activities and crafts. For children ages 6 - 9. Online registration begins March 19.


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, March 20 - April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, March 20 through April 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

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

 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, April 4 OR Friday, April 6

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

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will celebrate Pennsylvania's One Book Every Young Child initiative with a story, games, and a craft. This year's book selection is My Cousin Momo by Zachariah O'Hora. Cost is $1/ person. Register online beginning March 19.


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

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

 


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

March 1 - Meet Kirsten

April 5 - Meet Addy

May 3 - Meet Samantha


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 5
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level
Fredricksen Library is proud to present a screening of the documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. Parents and their children are invited to attend the screening and engage in a facilitated discussion after the one hour documentary. All attendees will leave with tips on how to talk about media usage in their home. Recommended for ages 10 and up. No registration required.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Documentary
7:30 pm – 8 pm - Discussion

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novel with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book while enjoying a snack. April’s Choice is All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. For ages 10-13. Program is limited to 10 registrants. Online registration begins March 22.


Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Fredricksen Library is proud to present a screening of the documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. Parents and their children are invited to attend the screening and engage in a facilitated discussion after the one hour documentary. All attendees will leave with tips on how to talk about media usage in their home. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Registration is required and begin March 15.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Documentary

7:30 pm – 8 pm - Discussion


Friday, April 6, 2018 - 9:30am

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

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

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

 


Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:15am

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

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

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

 


Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00am

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

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

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

 


Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, April 4 OR Friday, April 6

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

Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will celebrate Pennsylvania's One Book Every Young Child initiative with a story, games, and a craft. This year's book selection is My Cousin Momo by Zachariah O'Hora. Cost is $1/ person. Register online beginning March 19.


Friday, April 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


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