Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Winter Reading Program

Miss our awesome summer reading program? Kids needing a little extra motivation to get lost in a great book? Come check out our Winter Reading Program. Register online or stop by the children's desk to pick up a program card. It will feature fun activities and prizes designed to inspire reading different genres while also exercising academic skills in language, writing, and S.T.E.A.M. For ages K+ with registration beginning December 17.


 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Our newest 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!   

Visit https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ for more information. 


 

Page Updated: 

November 1, 2018

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Prepare and eat tiny foods! Drink and eat with miniature utensils. Think small and delicious! For children ages 8 – 12 with online registration beginning Nov. 1.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 13 OR Thursday, November 15

5 pm – 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Come celebrate International Games Week by designing, creating, and playing your very own board games! Whatever you create, you get to keep! (Children are welcome to bring some of their own supplies to create their game). For ages 9 – 12 with registration beginning Oct. 22.

 


Thursday, November 15, 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.

 


Monday, November 19, 2018 (All day)

November 19 through December 14

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages birth - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks each as follows: 

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

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

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

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

Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me and Nov. 6 for all others. Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 19 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm,  November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Monday, November 19

5 pm – 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Love riding roller coasters at your favorite theme park? Be part of a design team to see if you have what it takes to plan, design, and create your very own mini roller coaster! (Roller coasters created during program will be taken apart when class is over). For ages 8 - 12 with online registration beginning Nov. 5.

 


Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2018/19 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Call 717-761-3900 x229 starting July 30th to register with the first session starting according to school district (See schedule below).

Children attending these schools are welcome:

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) - First Session: August 27th

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary) - First Session: September 10

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) - First Session: September 17th

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill) - First Session: September 24th

Sessions run one hour.

Final Day to register is January 31st or when classes are full.

 


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 20 - December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 21through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am,  November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 23 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 19 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm,  November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

5 pm – 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

See what you can create with KEVA planks! Join your friends at the library for this hands-on STEM challenge. Design, build and test your very own engineering structures! For children ages 6 – 8 with registration beginning November 12.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2018/19 school year.

in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Call 717-761-3900 x229 starting July 30th to register with the first session starting according to school district (See schedule below).

Children attending these schools are welcome:

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) - First Session: August 27th

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary) - First Session: September 10

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) - First Session: September 17th

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill) - First Session: September 24th

Sessions run one hour.

Final Day to register is January 31st or when classes are full.

 


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 20 - December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 21through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, November 28 OR Friday, November 30

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult will hear stories about pets as well as celebrate pets (make-believe ones and real ones) with songs, rhymes, a craft and a "pet" show. Each child is encouraged to bring a small "pet" stuffed animal.  Participants should bring their own bagged lunch.  A snack and a drink will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begin Nov. 14.


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

5 pm – 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

See what you can create with KEVA planks! Join your friends at the library for this hands-on STEM challenge. Design, build and test your very own engineering structures! For children ages 9 – 12 with registration beginning November 12.


Thursday, November 29, 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, November 30, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am,  November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 23 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, November 28 OR Friday, November 30

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult will hear stories about pets as well as celebrate pets (make-believe ones and real ones) with songs, rhymes, a craft and a "pet" show. Each child is encouraged to bring a small "pet" stuffed animal.  Participants should bring their own bagged lunch.  A snack and a drink will be provided. Cost is $1 per person. Registration is required and begin Nov. 14.


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Come learn about other cultures while we work together to make a fresh apple pie! We will read the book "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" and bake while learning how different cultures help make our world a better place! We will be eating and taking pie home so please let us know if your child has any allergies. Registration begins November 16 for ages 6 - 12.


Friday, November 30, 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.


Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Come learn about other cultures while we work together to make a fresh apple pie! We will read the book "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" and bake while learning how different cultures help make our world a better place! We will be eating and taking pie home so please let us know if your child has any allergies. Registration begins November 16 for ages 6 - 12.


Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm throughout the library

Join us at wizard school! Go to class and then attend a presentation on owls from our visiting professors from Zoo America! Then we'll celebrate with dessert in Fredricksen's Great Hall. Wizard wear is encouraged but not necessary. For ages 8-18, adults must remain with children under 12. Online registration begins November 12. $5 fee must be paid at the library by November 26 to hold spot.

Register


Monday, December 3, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 19 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm,  November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Meet someone new in our popular Biography Club! Explore the lives of children that changed the world through activities and crafts. This month we meet Malala Yousafzai, a human rights activist and the youngest Nobel Prize recipient.  For ages 6 – 9 with registration required beginning November 19.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 20 - December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Are you excited about 3D printing? Come to the Kunkel Creation Station and learn all about putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD, and then bring it to life with our Robo C2 3D printer! This program is the first of its kind here at Fredricksen Library. The goal of this program is to eventually transition into a group/club that meets twice a month to design, program, and print 3D models created by kids! For children ages 9 – 12 with registration required (can sign up for both days) beginning November 20.

 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 21through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come join us for a terrific tea party at the library! Dress in your fanciest clothes, bring a friend

(real or stuffed) and read, sip, munch, and dance with us! Please indicate any allergies when registering, we will be having food and drink. For children 12 and under. Registration is required beginning November 23.


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am,  November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 23 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 7, 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, December 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 19 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

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 meal. Cookie, icing, candies and beverages will be provided. Cost is $1 per child.  Registration is required beginning Nov. 26.

 


Monday, December 10, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm,  November 19 through December 10 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 20 - December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 20 through December 11 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

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 meal. Cookie, icing, candies and beverages will be provided. Cost is $1 per child.  Registration is required beginning Nov. 26.

 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come and learn the basics of beatboxing, making beats and music with your voice. This Introductory program will feature a real deal beatboxer who will teach you how to start your beatbox journey! For children ages 8 – 12 with registration required beginning Nov. 27.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 21 through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 21through December 12 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Don't let the cold weather get you down! Join your friends at the KCS and learn about snow, ice & everything winter with fun, hands-on STEM activities! For children ages 6 – 8 with registration required beginning November 26.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 29 - December 13 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 


Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

EVENING EDITION ADDED!

6 pm – 7 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 meal. Cookie, icing, candies and beverages will be provided. Cost is $1 per child.  Registration is required beginning Nov. 26.

 


Thursday, December 13, 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, December 14, 2018 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am,  November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 4 - K and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Picture Book Time - Children ages 4 years-K sit by themselves to listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. 

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 23 through December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children age 3 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Registration begins Nov. 6 and includes ALL sessions.

Threes – Stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult.

 Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 23 - December 14 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for four weeks. Register Nov. 5 for the Baby and Me. Registration includes ALL sessions

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

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 meal. Cookie, icing, candies and beverages will be provided. Cost is $1 per child.  Registration is required beginning Nov. 26.

 


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come relax and make some wonderful creations using salt and watercolor paint! See what amazing designs you can make with a few household materials. For children ages 7 – 12 with registration beginning Nov. 30.


Monday, December 17, 2018 (All day)

Miss our awesome summer reading program? Kids needing a little extra motivation to get lost in a great book? Come check out our Winter Reading Program. Register online or stop by the children's desk to pick up a program card. It will feature fun activities and prizes designed to inspire reading different genres while also exercising academic skills in language, writing, and S.T.E.A.M. For ages K+ with registration beginning December 17.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Are you excited about 3D printing? Come to the Kunkel Creation Station and learn all about putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD, and then bring it to life with our Robo C2 3D printer! This program is the first of its kind here at Fredricksen Library. The goal of this program is to eventually transition into a group/club that meets twice a month to design, program, and print 3D models created by kids! For children ages 9 – 12 with registration required (can sign up for both days) beginning November 20.

 


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Don't let the cold weather get you down! Join your friends at the KCS and learn about snow, ice & everything winter with fun, hands-on STEM activities! For children ages 6 – 8 with registration required beginning November 26.


Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Listen to a snowman story and then decorate your very own snowman (who never melts!) for a gift or a decoration. Enjoy him all winter long!  For children ages 6 – 8 with registration required beginning December 6.

 


Friday, December 21, 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.


Thursday, December 27, 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.

 


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