Children's Services

Mrs. TumasMrs. Tumas Welcomes You!

Thank you for your interest in the Simpson Library Children's Department! Any questions about children's programs can be directed to Cheryl Tumas 717-766-0171. 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. 



Children's Programs


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.


November 2018 Children's Programs (PDF, 211KB, 1 page)


December 2018 Children's Programs (PDF, 210KB, 1 page)


January 2019 Children's Programs (PDF, 209KB, 1page)


Ongoing Children's Programs from September through May (PDF, 139KB, 1 page)



Ongoing Story Times


Ongoing Weekly Story Times - Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, and Story Time are presented several times a week throughout the year.  Family Story Time is presented once a week on Mondays at 6:30 pm.


Sponsor a Story Time - If you value the importance of early literacy, we hope you will consider sponsoring a Story Time.  For more information, please see our Story Time Sponsor Brochure (PDF, 1MB, 1 page).



Monthly and Special Events


1000 Books Before Kindergarten - This program is available for any child from birth until he/she enters kindergarten. Make reading time exciting! When your child has reached a milestone, mark it with a sticker from the library. You must register at the library and pick up your reading log. Download a brochure about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (PDF, 1.7MB, 2 pages) Contact the Children's Department if you would like more information.


Monthly Events - Kindergarten Club, First Grade Club, LEGO Club, STEM Club, Homeschool Book Discussion, American Girls Club, and Tween Scene occur once a month from September to May. Download our Monthly Events flyer (PDF, 143KB, 1 page).


Summer Learning 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 2019? Do you wonder if he or she 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 him or her 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. Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. Download a brochure about the Kindergarten Readiness Class (PDF, 636KB, 2 pages)


For more information call Cheryl Tumas at the library at 766-0171 or email



2018 Stuffed Animal Sleepover


See the fun and antics had by this year's Stuffed Animal Sleepover!


2018 Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Slides (PDF, 6.11 MB, 27 pages)

Page Updated: 

November 8, 2018

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