Children's Events @ Fredricksen

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

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

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

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


 

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity - Children's Shelvers

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

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

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

 


 

 

Page Updated: 

April 17, 2018

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

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


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

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


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

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


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

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

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


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

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

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

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

 


Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fredricksen's Children's Library will be closing at 5 pm on Friday, June 8 for a private function. We apologize for any inconvenience.  The rest of the library will remain open until 9 pm. 


Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

1 to 4 pm, Outside on the Lawn

This summer, we’re celebrating how much LIBRARIES ROCK at our Summer Reading Kickoff! There’s no better band to kick things off than Tonks & the Aurors, the internationally-celebrated wizard rock band! Tonks & the Aurors play music about the Harry Potter series and are great for all ages! That’s right; rock music about the world of Harry Potter exists and we will get to experience it right here in Camp Hill (Band will play 2 pm - 3 pm)!  Naterpix Photos will be here with their Professional Photobooth, including tons of props and tons of fun!

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

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



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

 


Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30am

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

A Steven Courtney concert is a captivating experience for listeners of all ages! Courtney's concerts go beyond “entertainment” as he weaves creativity and imagination into every show. Steven delights his audiences with all original songs, witty humor, physical comedy and engaging stories! Seating is limited and first come, first served.  (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch) Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30am

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

Join us for a music and movement class for your little ones! This 30-minute class will be geared towards children ages 3 & 4, but if your family has older/younger children, feel free to bring them along. Everyone will get to sing and dance and wiggle together!! We are looking forward to making some music and experiencing movement together! Please call 717-761-3900 x229 to register starting May 30.

 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Join us for a music and movement class for your little ones! This 30-minute class will be geared towards children ages 3 & 4, but if your family has older/younger children, feel free to bring them along. Everyone will get to sing and dance and wiggle together!! We are looking forward to making some music and experiencing movement together! Please call 717-761-3900 x229 to register starting May 30.

 


Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Come decorate your own car before enjoying snacks in front of a short film at Fredricksen Library's very own Drive-In Movie Theatre! For ages 5-7 with registration starting May 31.

 

 


Thursday, June 14, 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, June 15, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, June 15, 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.


Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30am

10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level*         

With physical comedy, juggling, circus tricks, yo-yos, audience participation and more, Andrew's high energy show will put you in a festive mood and add a spark to your whole day! Join us as Andrew rocks Fredricksen with his performance! Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen. Seating is limited and first come, first served. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Fredricksen Library for an outdoor story time with one of our fabulous story tellers. Recommended for ages 3-6 but older and younger children are welcome!

Held at Creekview Park North:  4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am

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

What happened after . . . happily ever after? What is the villain's tale? Who knocked Humpty Dumpty off the wall? What would you do if your home was invaded by Hansel and Gretel? Do you really need to kiss a frog to get a prince? Come and explore the next adventure through story, rhyme, songs, and games. For ages 5 - 7 with registration starting June 4.

 

 


Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Songbirds make such beautiful music! Children ages 9-12 will learn to identify some of these birds by how they look and sound. A craft will be included. Registration begins June 4.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novels with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book. This month's book will be Amulet: The Stone Keeper (Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi. Be sure to read the book before the event so you'll be able to talk about it with your friends! For children ages 10 – 13 with registration beginning May 1.

Save the dates:

July 19: El Deafo by Cece Bell

August 16: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Book 1) by Barry Deutsch

 

 


Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Saturday, June 23, 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.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

M&M Relays, Candy Bar Races, Sour Stackers! If any of these sound like fun then the Candy Hunger Games are for you! Join us as we play fun games and eat candy! For ages 8 – 13. Registration begins June 11.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Offering non-stop excitement with interactive magic and comedy where everyone becomes part of the experience. Magical Nick’s is a highly engaging show that kids absolutely love and will talk about for years. For all ages with no registration required. Seating is limited and first come, first served. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)

 


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Fredricksen Library for an outdoor story time with one of our fabulous story tellers. Recommended for ages 3-6 but older and younger children are welcome!

Held at Creekview Park North:  4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Dragons love tacos! They love big tacos, little tacos, all kinds of tacos! Come celebrate these taco-loving-dragons with some taco themed crafts and activities inspired by Adam Rubin's smash picture book!  For ages 5 – 7 with registration beginning June 11.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Bring your favorite toy car and drive it on our tape town! We'll use our large room to make a tape town where you can drive your car. For ages 3 - 6. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 28, 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, June 29, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


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