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.
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Bring your children to the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library on Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 am, for lots of fun literacy-based activities and family fun!
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled morning!
Block Parties @ Simpson Library!
You are invited to a BLOCK PARTY here at Joseph T. Simpson Public Library on Tuesday, February 10, at 1:30 pm.
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!!!
Please call to register at 717-766-0171, or register in person at the library.
Mark your calendar for upcoming Block Parties: Saturday, March 7, at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 am, and Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am.
Join us on Friday, February 13, 1:00-1:30 pm AND Saturday, February 14, 10:30 -11:30 am for a Stuffed Animal Sleep-Over!
Bring a stuffed animal Friday afternoon to a special Story Time. Leave your animal here to spend the night with all the other stuffed animals! Then Saturday morning at 10:30 am, come back to pick him up, eat breakfast with us and hear all about his adventures!
Registration is required and must be done on or before Tuesday, February 10.
On Saturday, February 28, we are happy to partner with Grace United Methodist Church at 216 S. Market St. Mechanicsburg where a green eggs & ham breakfast will be served at 8:30 am, after which you may come here to the library for stories and crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
8:30 - 10:00 am: Grace United Methodist Church \ 10:15 - 11:30 am: Simpson Public Library
Registration is required and must be done on or before Thursday, February 26.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)