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Children's Events @ Fredricksen

 

 

 

 

 

Page Updated: 

August 31, 2016

Happening Today

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 15 through December 6 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

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

 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 15 - December 6 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 15 through December 6 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1. 

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

 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 16 through December 7 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

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

 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:30am

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

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Come join us for a morning of fun and creativity with blocks!

One hour Block Parties will also be held on January 18th and February 15th from 9:30-10:30 am.  Registration is required and limited to 10 children.  Registration begins Nov 23rd, January 4th and February 1st. Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 16 through December 7 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

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

 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 16 through December 7 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1. 

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

 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

"Homework Helpers" are available most Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Children's Library 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. Please call the Children's Library for details 761-3900 x229.
 
For sessions at the East Pennsboro Branch, please call 732-4274 for more information - sessions available by appointment.
 
Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its fourth year.
 


Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 17 - December 8 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 17 - December 8 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Thursday evenings December 1 & 8

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

OR Friday mornings December 2 & 9

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop.  Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Nov. 22.

 


Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

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

 

 


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  November 18 through December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

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

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

 


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings December 1 & 8

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

OR Friday mornings December 2 & 9

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

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop.  Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Nov. 22.

 


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:15am

 

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 18 through December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1. 

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

 


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 18 - December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

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

 


Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:00pm

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

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 starting Nov. 28th.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

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

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 starting Nov. 28th.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:30am

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

Parents and children ages birth -  3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges.
 
No registration required. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

"Homework Helpers" are available most Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Children's Library 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. Please call the Children's Library for details 761-3900 x229.
 
For sessions at the East Pennsboro Branch, please call 732-4274 for more information - sessions available by appointment.
 
Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its fourth year.
 


Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

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

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 starting Nov. 28th.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 - 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 Wednesday a month. 


Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

"Homework Helpers" are available most Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Children's Library 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. Please call the Children's Library for details 761-3900 x229.
 
For sessions at the East Pennsboro Branch, please call 732-4274 for more information - sessions available by appointment.
 
Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its fourth year.
 


Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

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

 

 


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

"Homework Helpers" are available most Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Children's Library 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. Please call the Children's Library for details 761-3900 x229.
 
For sessions at the East Pennsboro Branch, please call 732-4274 for more information - sessions available by appointment.
 
Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its fourth year.
 


Monday, January 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

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

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

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

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

 


Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:30pm

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

Participants will gather to build individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting Dec. 19.


Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

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

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

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

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

 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:30am

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

Parents and children ages birth -  3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges.
 
No registration required. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Thursday evenings January 12 & 26 

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop.  Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Dec. 29.

 


Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

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

 

 


Friday, January 13, 2017 - 9:30am

Friday mornings January 13 & 27 

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop.  Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Registration begins Dec. 29.

 


Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am

January 16 through February 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.  Watch for specific day and times.

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

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

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

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me, Nov. 1 for Twos, Threes and Picture Book Time.


Monday, January 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

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

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

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

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

 

 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:30am

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

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building. Come join us for a morning of fun and creativity with blocks!

One hour Block Parties will also be held on January 18th and February 15th from 9:30-10:30 am.  Registration is required and limited to 10 children.  Registration begins Nov 23rd, January 4th and February 1st. Sponsored by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries as part of Cruise into Kindergarten.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

 

 


Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

 

 

 

 


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