Mrs. Stoner and Mrs. Black Welcome You!
Just a reminder - you are always welcome to stay with your child for our programs. If you choose not to stay at the program, please remain inside the library. We do not have any medical information available for your child and must be able to reach you quickly in the event of an emergency. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Any questions about children's programs can be directed to Linda Stoner or Paulette Black at (717) 766-0171.
The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library offers a variety of Children's Programs. For more information or to register, please call the library at (717) 766-0171.
Children's Block Party!
You are invited to a BLOCK PARTY here at Joseph T. Simpson Public Library on Saturday, September 26, at 10:30 am.
What is a BLOCK PARTY? It is an hour of fun just playing with wooden blocks and our play animals, vehicles and people! We will be hosting monthly BLOCK PARTIES so come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!!
Future Block Parties: Saturdays - October 10, October 24, November 28, December 12.
Spend time with your child. Play together, create a craft together and meet new people in an educational and creative environment. This four-week program will meet on Fridays, beginning on October 9, from 8:45 - 9:45 am, and is staffed by a librarian with community resource professionals on hand to discuss various aspects of early childhood development. This program is for children ages 1-3 Years and children must be accompianed by a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Four week program: October 9, 16, 23, 30.
Bring your family to the library to celebrate fall with pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, sack races, food, crafts and more! This event is being sponsored again this year by Karns Food Market.
When: Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Ages: Family members of all ages.
Registration: Required and must be done on or before Wednesday, November 11.
Ongoing Story Times
Ongoing Weekly Story Times - Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, and Story Time are presented several times a week throughout the year. Family Storytime is presented once a week on Mondays at 6:30 pm. Download our Story Time Brochure (PDF, 907KB, 2 pages).
Sponsor a Story Time - If you value the importance of early literacy, we hope you will consider sponsoring a Story Time. For more information, please see our Story Time Sponsor Brochure (PDF, 1MB, 1 page).
Monthly and Special Events
Monthly Events - Kindergarten Club, S.T.E.M. Club, Homeschool Book Discussion, American Girls Club, and Activities Club for Tweens occur once a month from September to May. Download our Monthly Events flyer (PDF, 52KB, 1 page).
Summer Reading Program - This program lasts for 8 weeks in the summer, running from June to August. We offer reading challenges for children of all ages, as well as weekly special events.
Kindergarten Readiness Class - Will your child be attending Kindergarten in September 2016? Do you wonder if they will be prepared for this experience? Our Kindergarten Readiness Class may just be the answer for you! This series of 9 classes is designed for your child AND you to attend. At each class your child will work on activities created to help them make a smooth transition from preschool child to Kindergarten student while you create a new readiness game at each class to take home and play with your child. Registration will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015.
For more information call Linda Stoner at the library at 766-0171 or email [email protected]
2015 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Our stuffed animal visitors had a blast during their sleepover at the library. Check out what happened!
2015 Stuffed Animal Sleepover Part 1 - Slides (PDF, 35 pages, 1.3 MB)
2015 Stuffed Animal Sleepover Part 2 - Slides (PDF, 35 pages, 1.5 MB)
2014 Simpson Butterfly Project
Our Painted Lady butterflies arrived on April 29, 2014 as little caterpillars. For 21 days we watched as the caterpillars transformed into chrysalises and then into beautiful butterflies. We released the butterflies on May 19, 2014. If you would like more information, to see pictures of their progress, or watch our video of the butterflies being released, please visit our Simpson Butterflies webpage.
2014 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Everyone had a great time at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Check out what happened after the kids left and the library closed.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Slides (PDF, 14 pages, 1MB)