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Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone!

Have you seen our new 9 – 12 year old area located in our Children’s Library?  It’s the Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone (derived from FREDricksen Camp HILL YOUth), complete with relaxing chairs and a cozy atmosphere designed just for this age group.  An interactive computer with age appropriate activities as well as a display of reading materials completes the area. Look for special programs for 9 – 12 years old beginning in June and books clubs to be starting in the fall.  We are forming a Junior Advisory Group (JAG) to give ideas and inputs on programming – if you are interested in joining the group, contact Lynne Smith in the Children’s Library.


 

 

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March 4, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Monday, November 3, 2014 - 9:00am

Calling all 4th - 6th graders! Get creative and take our Fall Bookmark Challenge!

1. Create a bookmark using a theme about books and/or libraries—You could use books, your favorite books, your favorite genres, your favorite characters, your favorite place to read.

2. The bookmark should be something that would be usable inside of a book (3 dimensional bookmarks could damage books)

3. Winners will have their bookmarks printed and made available at Fredricksen Library for all to use. Copies of your bookmark will also be sent to your school library.

Entry Forms available in the Children's Library. All entries must be received by November 14.  


Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories about fall foods.  Participants should bring their lunches. Drink and a fall dessert will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on Oct. 20.   


Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff. Children entering kindergarten at Hoover Elementary in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 8th.


 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

Children ages 3 - 6 will hear stories about fall foods.  Participants should bring their lunches. Drink and a fall dessert will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on Oct. 20.   


Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:30pm

Experts from the Harrisburg 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, November 8, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join us as we kick off a new program for our Tweens in grades 4 – 6. Reading the Movies is a film series where we watch a film based on a novel for children.  Participants should read the book before attending the viewing.  Following the movie, there will be a conversation about the book and the movie.  November’s choice is Holes - based on the novel by the same title by Louis Sachar. No registration necessary.


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:00am

Om Baby Yoga - for mothers and their pre-crawling infants

Mommy and Me yoga classes are designed specifically for new moms and their pre-crawling infants and offer an amazing opportunity for playful interaction. The Mommy & Me yoga class will offer poses that enhance bonding, offer babies the opportunity to explore movement through infant massage and to build trust through physical contact. Moms can rebuild strength, flexibility and tone the abdomen to reclaim the space in their body that was given to the baby during pregnancy. 

Each class is 45 minutes long. Registration is required and begins October 27.  Sponsored by Om Baby Yoga.  


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:00am

Calling all 4th - 6th graders! Get creative and take our Fall Bookmark Challenge!

1. Create a bookmark using a theme about books and/or libraries—You could use books, your favorite books, your favorite genres, your favorite characters, your favorite place to read.

2. The bookmark should be something that would be usable inside of a book (3 dimensional bookmarks could damage books)

3. Winners will have their bookmarks printed and made available at Fredricksen Library for all to use. Copies of your bookmark will also be sent to your school library.

Entry Forms available in the Children's Library. All entries must be received by November 14.  


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:00am

Tots Yoga - for caregivers and crawlers to early walkers

Share the joy of yoga with your little one. In each fun-filled, active 45 minute tots yoga class, children will delight in exploring different ways of moving, singing and breathing in union with their parent or caregiver.  Parents enjoy the time to practice yoga poses, while letting their child imitate and explore yoga through a variety of fun, playful interaction. Practicing yoga alongside your growing child, you will see them develop more coordination, strength and self-confidence through special activities that enhance Mommy (or Daddy) bonding. 

Each class is 45 minutes long. Registration is required and begins October 27.  Sponsored by Om Baby Yoga.  


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:00am

Toddler Time Yoga - confident walkers to 3 years old

In each fun-filled 45 minute toddler yoga class, children will delight in exploring different ways of moving, singing and breathing. You'll find that toddlers are natural yogis with boundless energy, so this is a fast-paced child focused class which is balanced with rest after effort. Practicing toddler yoga alongside your growing child, you will see them develop more coordination, strength and self-confidence through special activities that enhance Mommy (or Daddy) bonding.  

Each class is 45 minutes long. Registration is required and begins October 27.  Sponsored by Om Baby Yoga.  


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

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 from West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 15th.


 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 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 necessary. 

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome. Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:30pm

Join Cary Burkett, WITF personality, Peter Sirotin, concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Fiona Thompson, principal cellist of the Harrisburg Symphony for a program of fairy tales and live music featuring "The Brementown Musicians," "The Three Little Pigs," and "Adventures at Grannies."  The stories will be set to music by contemporary American composers Kile Smith, Daniel Dorff, and Gwyneth Walker. Co-sponsored by Market Square Concerts. For children ages 3 and up.


Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:30pm

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 from Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 22nd.


 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:30pm

Tuesdays, September 23, October 21 and November 18 from 4:30 to 5:15 pm

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book 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 Sept. 2 for grades 1 & 2 only.

Sept - Meet Felicity

Oct - Meet Caroline

Nov - Meet Rebecca

 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:30pm

Monday, September 22, Wednesdays, October 22 and November 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book 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 Sept. 2 for grades 3 & 4 only. 

Sept - Meet Felicity

Oct - Meet Caroline

Nov - Meet Rebecca

 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  Children should bring along a book of their own choosing. For readers to age 12 with registration starting two weeks prior.  

 


Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

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 from Shaull, Hampden and Sporting Hill Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 29th.


 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, November 28, 2014 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff. Children entering kindergarten at Hoover Elementary in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 8th.


 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 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 necessary. 

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:30pm

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children ages 6-9. Join us for a celebration of everything big top! We’ll enjoy stories and crafts all about the circus, and try out our circus skills. You could be an acrobat, a clown, or maybe a lion or lion tamer. At the end of the program you can explore and check out books about the circus. Adventure Crafts will be open to 25 participants and their adult partners. Registration begins Nov. 19.


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 20.


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 9:30am

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 20.


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:30pm

Experts from the Harrisburg 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, December 8, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:30pm

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 from West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 15th.


 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 20.


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:30am

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 20.


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Nov. 4.

 


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This four-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Nov 3.

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

 

 


Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

Hollywood loves to take a great book and turn it into a movie.  Sometimes that results in a good movie, but sometimes...well, not so much.  Join us as we watch these movies (hopefully after you’ve read the book) and afterwards, we'll talk about which was better and why.  Reading the book ahead is not required, but it would make the conversation much more enjoyable! December’s choice is A Christmas Carol, based on the novel of the same title by Charles Dickens (or any of the re-tellings or adaptations of the novel). For ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Nov. 19.


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

A Fredricksen Library tradition! Children ages 3 – 6 accompanied by an adult will hear stories about this classic holiday storybook character and decorate their very own gingerbread cookie.  Participants should bring their own bagged lunch. Cookie, icing, candies and beverages will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begins on Dec. 1.   


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

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 from Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 22nd.


 


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