Children's Events @ Fredricksen

In conjunction with the Hershey Bears’ Roaring to Read program, we are excited to offer a Children’s Winter Reading Program! Children in grades K - 5 can pick up a reading page starting December 1. Complete the challenge by January 15 to receive a voucher for a free child’s ticket to a Hershey Bears game.  More information is available at the children’s desk or online here.


 

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December 3, 2017

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, December 11, Tuesday, December 12 OR Thursday, December 14

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 (generously donated by The Pennsylvania Bakery), icing, candies and beverages will be provided.  Cost is $1 per person.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 27.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

Bring your favorite male role model for a ballet class. We'll learn some dance moves and a selection from the Nutcracker. Please wear socks or ballet slippers and comfy clothing. Tutus are optional for both Daddies and Daughters. (ALL are welcome - Female role models and sons too!) For children ages 6 – 12.  Registration now open.


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, December 11, Tuesday, December 12 OR Thursday, December 14

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 (generously donated by The Pennsylvania Bakery), icing, candies and beverages will be provided.  Cost is $1 per person.  Registration is required and begins Nov. 27.


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:30am

Come join us at Essex House for a fun story time celebrating snow and all the warmth of the season. We’ll sing songs and read stories. Recommended for youngsters ages 3-6, their caregivers and the young at heart. Light refreshments will be served. Program will be held at: Essex House, 20 North 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Take a trip through American history with the American Girl Book Club. We will meet and discuss a different American Girl and learn about her time period each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and Craft included. Register once for all sessions starting December 21, for grades 1-3 only. January 4 - Meet Josefina; February 1 - Meet Marie Grace and Cecile


Friday, January 5, 2018 - 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 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Our brand new program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten. With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read.

Stop by the Children's Desk to register for the program and learn more! Registration begins January 8


Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

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

Children ages 3-6 will hear stories and sing songs and do activities about those wonderful dinosaurs. A snack and drink will be provided. Children must bring a bag lunch. Toy dinosaurs are welcome to attend, but it is optional. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required starting December 27.

 


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

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

Children ages 3-6 will hear stories and sing songs and do activities about those wonderful dinosaurs. A snack and drink will be provided. Children must bring a bag lunch. Toy dinosaurs are welcome to attend, but it is optional. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required starting December 27.

 


Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Do you dream of drawing? Dazzle your friends with your detailed doodles? Learn about different artists with this special exploration of art history! For aspiring artists ages 8-12. Children will explore a different artist and their work each month and then get messy with a craft. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each session. 


Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)

January 15 through February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Register Jan. 4 for Baby and Me; Jan. 5 for all others - Registration includes ALL sessions

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.  Sessions are as follows:

Just Baby & Me (ages 0-2)- Monday- 9:30, Tuesday- 10:15, Thursday- 9:30 & 10:15, Friday- 11:00

Twos – Monday- 10:30, Tuesday- 9:30, Wednesday 9:30 & 10:15

Threes – Tuesday- 11:00, Wednesday- 11:00, Friday- 10:15

Picture Book Time (age 4-K)- Monday 1:15 pm, Friday 9:30 


Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Did you miss our popular program last spring? We're holding it again! Come explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with us at the library! Each session will be led by an engaging presenter who will explore a different aspect of science with children in grades K-5.

Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each session.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:30am

9:30 to 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 Thursday a month. 

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Specially trained dogs from K-PETs 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 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings January 18 - February 8  

6:30 to 7:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a four week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Jan. 4 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has something they're passionate about. Join other tweens who are fans of different books and movies for a fun new program. We'll talk about things we love and then do an art or craft project to show our appreciation for our fabulous fandoms! For fandom fanatics ages 10 – 13.  Registration begins January 4 and is limited to 10 registrants.


Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:30am

Friday mornings January 19 - February 9  

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a four week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Jan. 4 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, January 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:30pm

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

Participants will gather to build Legos individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 3 – 6 with registration beginning two weeks prior.


Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2017/18 school year.

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 attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary)

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary )

West Shore ( Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Children may meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration starts July 31st with the first session starting Aug 28th. Sessions run one hour.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursdays from 4 pm – 5 pm, Lower Lobby  

Beginning in October, homework assistance to students in grades 1-5 will be available at the library.  Volunteer helpers are experienced educators who can assist with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program. If Thursday does not work for a student, we will try to make arrangements on an individual basis to meet another weekday. No sessions are held during holiday weeks or when the library is closed. Sessions are held at the East Pennsboro Branch by appointment.  Please call the Children's Library to register or if you have any questions.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursday evenings January 18 - February 8  

6:30 to 7:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a four week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Jan. 4 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:30am

Friday mornings January 19 - February 9  

9:30 to 10:45 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Ages 1 - 31/2 years and siblings birth - 5 years are welcome.

Family Play Workshop is a four week program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers with their children ages 1 - 31/2 years to enjoy playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Jan. 4 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 


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