The Growing Learner's Library provides programs to engage children and families in learning in the earliest years of life. The Growing Learner's Library creates opportunities for intellectual, educational, and socio-emotional growth in welcoming, engaging, developmentally appropriate, and fun programs.
The Growing Learner's Library offers single-session programs, multi-session programs, and ongoing activities facilitated by knowledgeable staff. Programs cover a wide-range of topics including literacy, arts, civics, culture, finance, science and more!
The Growing Learner's Library is open to all children and families. It represents an expansion of the Library's existing high-quality public programs. All programs are free of charge; however donations are accepted to support The Growing Learner's Library.
Click Here to view our Fall 2022 program guide and all the exciting programs such as: Little Scientists, Science Camps, Little Picassos, Young Health Explorers, holiday storytimes, plus many more! Explore our booklet and find something right for you!
Many of the programs in the Growing Learner's Library require registration. You can register for programs by clicking the registration links in our digital program guide, visiting our Event Calendar, or by calling the Library at (717) 243-4642. Please check our program guide for which programs require registration and when registration opens for each month.
Things are changing in Youth Services here at Bosler and not just with our new program guide! As the new Youth Services Coordinator, I am excited to make some changes that will make our programs and programming booklet more family friendly. My hope is that this new program schedule will be able to accommodate different schedules so that more families are able to experience what Bosler has to offer. I also want to be able to offer not just a wide range of program topics, but also programs that serve a variety of ages. My goal is that every child will be able to find a program that excites them no matter their age or interests. I hope that as you and your family explore this new booklet to discover our programs, you will find it easier to navigate and use. I look forward to seeing you in our programs! - Denine Nealon, Youth Services Coordinator
Denine Nealon (left) - Youth Services Coordinator
Julia Hunter (right) - Youth Services Specialist
Reading to children helps to promote healthy brain development as well as grow their vocabulary and listening skills. Listening to stories can also improve their focus and concentration. Exploring different stories is a great way for children to explore the world around them in a safe and comfortable manner while also encouraging the use of their imagination. It allows them to discover new things and learn to ask questions about what they are seeing or hearing. This can also help build their social emotional skills by using stories to help process emotions or situations that they may be facing.
All of this starts as early as infancy, which is why we offer three different storytimes for different developmental stages. There is Baby Time for birth to 18 months, Toddler Tales for 19 to 35 months, and Preschool Storytime for 3 to 6 year olds. All of our storytimes use a mix of books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and hands-on activities to help your child explore their world and discover new things.
Our regular storytimes are available all year long, every week! Check below to see the ages and days and times available. These storytimes do not require registration, please drop-in!*
*Space is limited so be sure to arrive early
Baby Time (Birth - 18 months)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Toddler Tales (19 to 35 months)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime (3 to 6 years)
Mondays from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm - and - Fridays from 10:30 am to 11:15 am