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.
Special Holiday Programs
Family Fall Festival
Bring your family to the library on Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 - 11:30 am, 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. Registration is required by Wednesday, November 5.
Family Christmas Party
On Monday, December 9, at 6:00 pm, bring your whole family for an evening of singing with Mr. Music, crafts, musical entertainment by Mr. Ben Goldsborough and his Mechanicsburg High School Students, and a visit from Santa! Registration is required and must be by Friday, December 5.
Gingerbread House Workshop
School-age children are welcome to join us on Saturday, December 13, at 10:30 - 11:30 am, to create a graham cracker house decorated with icing and candy! This year the workshop is being sponsored by the New Cumberland Federal Credit Union. Registration required by Thursday, December 11.
Ongoing Weekly Storytimes - Rhymetime, Toddlertime, and Storytime are presented several times a week throughout the year. Family Storytime is presented once a week on Mondays at 6:30 pm. Download our Storytime Brochure (PDF, 907KB, 2 pages).
Sponsor a Storytime - If you value the importance of early literacy, we hope you will consider sponsoring a Storytime. For more information, please see our Storytime Sponsor Brochure (PDF, 1MB, 1 page).
Monthly and Special Events
Monthly Events - Kindergarten Club, Bookworm Club, Homeschool Book Discussion, American Girls Club, and Activities Club for Tweens occur once a month from September to May.
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 2015? 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.
For more information call Linda Stoner at the library at 766-0171 or email email@example.com
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)