Preschool PalsPreschool type storytime for ages 4-6 (with or without caregiver) held in the library lower level on Tuesdays at 10 am. No registration is needed.

 

Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 10:30 am - Preschool Pals (ages 4-6)

 

 

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Virtual StorytimeListen to fun stories with Mrs. E using Zoom* on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. All ages are welcome! We'll sing songs and learn about counting, the calendar, letters, sounds, rhymes, and of course - books!

* ZOOM STORYTIME INSTRUCTIONS
Zoom is an online video conferencing platform. It is a free download on a PC and a free app download on iOS and Android devices. You will need an invitation code to attend Zoom storytimes. To receive a code, call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email amelia@ccpa.net. (All of Mrs. E's Zoom classes use the same Zoom code.)

TUESDAYS FROM 11:30 am to 12:00 Noon

 

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Baby and Me StorytimeA "lapsit" storytime for babies (birth to age 2) and caregiver held in the library lower level on Mondays at 9:30 am. No registration is needed.

 

Mondays from 9:30 am until 10:00 am - Baby and Me (birth to age 2) with caregiver

 

 

 

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Terrific Twos and ThreesThe Movers and Groovers storytime is held Tuesdays at 11 am in the library lower level. It is a high-energy storytime that includes music and movement. It is for ages 2-3 with caregiver. No registration is needed.

 

Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 11:30 am - Movers and Groovers (ages 2-3) with caregiver 

 

 

 

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Little ListenersLittle Listeners storytime is held Fridays at 9:30 am in the library lower level. It is a traditional storytime with books, songs, colors and counting. It is for ages 2-4 with caregiver. No registration is needed.

 

Fridays from 9:30 am to 10:00 am - Little Listeners (ages 2-4) with caregiver 

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Terrific Twos and ThreesThe Terrific Twos and Threes storytime is held Wednesdays at 10 am in the library lower level. It is a combination of a traditional storytime and "Music and Move." It is for ages 2-3 with caregiver. No registration is needed.

 

Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 10:30 am - Terrific Twos and Threes (ages 2-3) with caregiver 

 

 

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Holiday Open HouseSaturday, December 11 from 1 to 3 pm. Stop in to see the historic building decked out for the holidays! There will be a train display, a children's craft, hot chocolate, cookies, and a chance to win door prizes. Santa arrives at The Santa House located on the library front lawn at 1 pm. 

HOURS AT
THE SANTA HOUSE

Santa will visit The Santa House (located on the front grounds of the library) on:
Sat. Dec. 11 from 1-3 pm
Sat. Dec. 18 from 1-3 pm
Mon. Dec. 20 from 6-8 pm
Wed. Dec 22 from 6-8 pm
Thurs. Dec. 23 from 6-8 pm

The Santa House is sponsored by the Mount Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Committee

 

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Read to DogsReading to a friendly dog allows children to practice their reading skills in a comforting environment to build their confidence. Held Tuesdays in the library lower level. Register for a 15-minute time slot: 4:30 pm, 4:50 pm and 5:10 pm. For children up to age 12. Register at ttsu.me/readtodogs
 

TUESDAY EVENINGS
THREE TIME SLOTS:
   4:30 - 4:45 pm
   4:50 - 5:05 pm
   5:10 - 5:25 pm

Please bring a book with you to read, or stop by the library early to choose one!

Dogs used for this event are supervised by experienced therapy dog owners.

Learning to read isn't always easy. Reading to dogs can help!
•    Reading aloud can feel daunting to some children, so reading to a dog who doesn't judge them is comforting and a great way to practice.
•    Reading to dogs is a fun experience so children look forward to practicing reading rather than thinking of it as a solitary exercise.
•    Reading to a dog and petting dogs relieves stress and helps to calm nervous readers.

Questions? Feel free to call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email amelia@cumberlandcountylibraries.org
 

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Stem Club December 2021Students in grades K-5 can join Mrs.T. for lots of fun exploring science, technology, engineering and math! In December we will build bridges using gum drops and toothpicks! This club is held on the third Thursday of the month. Space is limited so registration is required. You may get messy so dress appropriately. Register at ttsu.me/ameliagivinstemclub

 

STEM CLUB PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 10 LEARNERS PER SESSION

This program will be held in-person at the Amelia Givin Library.

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Wee BuildHands-on learning builds strong brains! For babies through age 6. No registration needed. Just drop in between 10:15 and 11:15 am on Fridays for open play and STEM exploration (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). 

WEE BUILD

Come build with us! Through play, your child discovers shapes, learns how blocks can be balanced, observes how they fall, and discovers what fits together. These playful explorations are the foundation of later mathematical and scientific thinking – plus it's fun!

Thank you to Commonwealth Libraries for a grant that provided our library with the awesome Wee Build blocks and toys.

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Holiday CraftsJoin us for a fun morning of crafting. Come anytime between 10 am and Noon. Children work at their own pace and create special crafts to decorate your home or give as thoughtful gifts. Crafts are most appropriate for school age children. Preschoolers will need assistance. Click here to register.

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Read to DogsReading to a friendly dog allows children to practice their reading skills in a comforting environment to build their confidence. Held Tuesdays in the library lower level. Register for a 15-minute time slot: 4:30 pm, 4:50 pm and 5:10 pm. For children up to age 12. Register at ttsu.me/readtodogs
 

TUESDAY EVENINGS
THREE TIME SLOTS:
   4:30 - 4:45 pm
   4:50 - 5:05 pm
   5:10 - 5:25 pm

Please bring a book with you to read, or stop by the library early to choose one!

Dogs used for this event are supervised by experienced therapy dog owners.

Learning to read isn't always easy. Reading to dogs can help!
•    Reading aloud can feel daunting to some children, so reading to a dog who doesn't judge them is comforting and a great way to practice.
•    Reading to dogs is a fun experience so children look forward to practicing reading rather than thinking of it as a solitary exercise.
•    Reading to a dog and petting dogs relieves stress and helps to calm nervous readers.

Questions? Feel free to call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email amelia@cumberlandcountylibraries.org

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no READ TO DOGS sessions on December 28 or January 4. Read to Dogs will resume on Tuesday, January 11.

 

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Countdown to New YearJoin us for a fun celebration of the NEW YEAR! We will have snacks, games, a craft, music and more!  Activities are most appropriate for children age 7 and younger but all ages are welcome. Click here to register.

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Mystery Bin Lego ClubChildren in Grades K-5 are invited to join us on the first Thursday of each month for our new Mystery Bin LEGO CLUB! Challenge yourself to build a creation using a random box of mystery LEGOs. Registration required. Visit ttsu.me/ameliagivinlegoclub to register.

The Mystery Bin LEGO CLUB will meet the first Thursday of every month.
Each session will require registration.
For Grades K-5.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Thursday, January 6, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Thursday, February 3, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 4:15 - 5:15 pm
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Wee BuildHands-on learning builds strong brains! For babies through age 6. No registration needed. Just drop in between 10:15 and 11:15 am on Fridays for open play and STEM exploration (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). 

WEE BUILD

Come build with us! Through play, your child discovers shapes, learns how blocks can be balanced, observes how they fall, and discovers what fits together. These playful explorations are the foundation of later mathematical and scientific thinking – plus it's fun!

Thank you to Commonwealth Libraries for a grant that provided our library with the awesome Wee Build blocks and toys.

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Read to DogsReading to a friendly dog allows children to practice their reading skills in a comforting environment to build their confidence. Held Tuesdays in the library lower level. Register for a 15-minute time slot: 4:30 pm, 4:50 pm and 5:10 pm. For children up to age 12. Register at ttsu.me/readtodogs
 

TUESDAY EVENINGS
THREE TIME SLOTS:
   4:30 - 4:45 pm
   4:50 - 5:05 pm
   5:10 - 5:25 pm

Please bring a book with you to read, or stop by the library early to choose one!

Dogs used for this event are supervised by experienced therapy dog owners.

Learning to read isn't always easy. Reading to dogs can help!
•    Reading aloud can feel daunting to some children, so reading to a dog who doesn't judge them is comforting and a great way to practice.
•    Reading to dogs is a fun experience so children look forward to practicing reading rather than thinking of it as a solitary exercise.
•    Reading to a dog and petting dogs relieves stress and helps to calm nervous readers.

Questions? Feel free to call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email amelia@cumberlandcountylibraries.org

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no READ TO DOGS sessions on December 28 or January 4. Read to Dogs will resume on Tuesday, January 11.

 

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Read to DogsReading to a friendly dog allows children to practice their reading skills in a comforting environment to build their confidence. Held Tuesdays in the library lower level. Register for a 15-minute time slot: 4:30 pm, 4:50 pm and 5:10 pm. For children up to age 12. Register at ttsu.me/readtodogs
 

TUESDAY EVENINGS
THREE TIME SLOTS:
   4:30 - 4:45 pm
   4:50 - 5:05 pm
   5:10 - 5:25 pm

Please bring a book with you to read, or stop by the library early to choose one!

Dogs used for this event are supervised by experienced therapy dog owners.

Learning to read isn't always easy. Reading to dogs can help!
•    Reading aloud can feel daunting to some children, so reading to a dog who doesn't judge them is comforting and a great way to practice.
•    Reading to dogs is a fun experience so children look forward to practicing reading rather than thinking of it as a solitary exercise.
•    Reading to a dog and petting dogs relieves stress and helps to calm nervous readers.

Questions? Feel free to call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email amelia@cumberlandcountylibraries.org

 

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STEM ClubStudents in grades K-5 can join Mrs.T. for lots of fun exploring science, technology, engineering and math! This club is held on the third Thursday of the month. Space is limited so registration is required. You may get messy so dress appropriately. Register at ttsu.me/ameliagivinstemclub

 

STEM CLUB PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 10 LEARNERS PER SESSION

This program will be held in-person at the Amelia Givin Library.

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Mystery Bin Lego ClubChildren in Grades K-5 are invited to join us on the first Thursday of each month for our new Mystery Bin LEGO CLUB! Challenge yourself to build a creation using a random box of mystery LEGOs. Registration required. Visit ttsu.me/ameliagivinlegoclub to register.

The Mystery Bin LEGO CLUB will meet the first Thursday of every month.
Each session will require registration.
For Grades K-5.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Thursday, February 3, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Thursday, April 7, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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