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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.


 

 

Page Updated: 

March 4, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

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, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

8/28 CANCELLED - 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, August 29, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

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, August 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

Great family entertainment for a Friday night. All ages welcome – with children’s books as prizes! Space is limited so pick up your tickets at the Children’s desk starting August 15.


Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:00am

Aye Mateys!  It's a Pirate story time!  Join us for a story time full of rhymes, songs, and books about pirates!  Aargh! Craft and snack provided. For ages 3 -5 with an adult and a $1.00 fee.  Register beginning Aug. 21.


Thursday, September 4, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

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, September 5, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

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, September 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, September 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

WHAT:  Online book club for kids in grades 4-6

WHO:  Patrons of the Pollock Children’s Library who are between the ages of nine and twelve.  Parents and children’s librarians will have access to the page as well.

WHERE:  The discussion board for this group will be located on goodreads.com.  In order to be sure of the safety of those involved, there will be specific requirements for joining the group. 

 

• First, the group is set up as a private group so only those who have been accepted by the moderator (one of our children’s librarians) will be allowed to read and comment on the page. 

• Only those who have come in and registered in person will be allowed to become members of this group.  In this way, we will physically see and know the identity of each member. 

• In order to be a member, you must have a Cumberland County Library Card. 

• Membership is limited to those who are between the ages of nine and twelve as well as their parents.  We will include parents because we know that they are always concerned about what their children are doing and experiencing; however, parents are asked to refrain from commenting on the page.  This page is for the members of the book club to share ideas.

 

In addition to our online discussions, we will have some physical meetings at the library where everyone will be encouraged to attend so that we all know who we are talking to online.  It’s nice to have a face to go with a name.  These meetings will occur on Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Registration begins Aug. 15.

 


Monday, September 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 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, September 10, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents of children ages birth - 2 will meet once a month to chat and get advice from other new parents. Some toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. Meets one Wednesday morning per month. Register starting Aug 20th.

 

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, September 11, 2014 - 10:00am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs that are fit for a princess! Snack and craft included.

Princess attire suggested. For ages 3 -5 with an adult and a $1.00 fee.  Register beginning Aug. 28.


Thursday, September 11, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 14.

 

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, September 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, September 12, 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 July 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. There will be no class on August 15.

 

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.

 


Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:30am

Kathy Eckhaus will present an introduction to her program of movement activities set to songs. For babies through kindergartners. Register beginning Sept. 2. Visit www.musictogethersusquehanna.com.


Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:30am

Kathy Eckhaus will present an introduction to her program of movement activities set to songs. For babies through kindergartners. Register beginning Sept. 2. Visit www.musictogethersusquehanna.com.


Monday, September 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 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.


 


Thursday, September 18, 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.  

 


Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Monday, September 22, 2014 - 1:15pm

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.

 


Monday, September 22, 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

 


Monday, September 22, 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, September 23, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Tuesday, September 23, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Tuesday, September 23, 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.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Tuesday, September 23, 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, September 24, 2014 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Come meet other grandparents who are helping to raise their grandchildren ages 1 - 4 and discuss topics that are relevant to you. Toys will be provided for children’s play. Meets one Wednesday morning a month. Register starting Aug. 20.

 

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, September 24, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, September 24, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:00am

oin 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.

 


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Thursday, September 25, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Thursday, September 25, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Thursday, September 25, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 27, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone. Led by certified Music and Developmental Therapists, this full sensory experience is for children of all ages and developmental levels. The eight-session program will be held at the library one Saturday a month with varying themes. September's theme is Apples and Fall. Come as often as or as little as you like.

 

Registration is required and begins September 12; adult must accompany child. Future class dates: October 11.

 


Sunday, September 28, 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. 

 

September’s choice is based on a novel from the Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. No registration necessary.


Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:15pm

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.

 


Monday, September 29, 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, September 30, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Tuesday, September 30, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Tuesday, September 30, 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.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 1, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:00am

oin 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.

 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children in grades 1-3. Each session will be centered on a theme and will include stories, art projects, and games, as well as the opportunity to explore featured library materials. Adventure Crafts will be open to 25 participants and their adult partners.  Registration begins Sept.17 for Oct. 1 program. Future class dates are Oct. 27 and Dec. 3.

 

Wheel of Fiction (10/1) Take a turn spinning the wheel in this game show that’s all about your favorite characters and stories! Teams will participate in a series of challenges including trivia, reading and spelling, charades, and crafts. Each round will be focused on a specific book or series. Participants will have a chance to check out the stories featured at the end of the program. 

 


Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Thursday, October 2, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Thursday, October 2, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Thursday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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 can 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 Sept. 18.


Friday, October 3, 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 3, 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 can 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 Sept. 18.


Friday, October 3, 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 3, 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

 

 


Friday, October 3, 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, October 6, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:15pm

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.

 


Monday, October 6, 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, October 7, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Tuesday, October 7, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Tuesday, October 7, 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.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents of children ages birth - 2 will meet once a month to chat and get advice from other new parents. Some toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. Meets one Wednesday morning per month. Register starting Aug 20th.

 

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, October 8, 2014 - 9:30am

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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 8, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:00am

oin 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.

 


Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:30am

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

 

 


Thursday, October 9, 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.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 8.

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

 

 


Thursday, October 9, 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.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Sept. 9.

 


Thursday, October 9, 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, October 9, 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, October 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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, October 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone. Led by certified Music and Developmental Therapists, this full sensory experience is for children of all ages and developmental levels. The eight-session program will be held at the library one Saturday a month with varying themes.  October's theme is Going Camping. Come as often as or as little as you like.

 

Registration is required and begins September 26; adult must accompany child. 

 


Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone. Led by certified Music and Developmental Therapists, this full sensory experience is for children of all ages and developmental levels. October's theme is Going Camping. 

Registration is required and begins September 27; adult must accompany child. 

 


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