Youth Services

Youth Services

Programs for Children and Teens

From babies to high schoolers, Simpson Public Library offers a variety of high quality programs, materials, and services to the young people of our community! For more information, please call 717-766-0171, email mechanicsburg@ccpa.net, or stop in and see us!

Event Calendars
Many programs are meeting in person again. Please visit our online Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information for each program. 

February Children's Calendar March Children's Calendar
  Teen Calendar   Teen Calendar

2021 Winter Reading Program

Children and teens can earn prizes for reading this winter! Children can color in a book on their reading log every time they read (or are read to) for 20 minutes or attend Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, or Family Story Time. You could earn up to four prizes! Teens have a bingo sheet full of fun reading challenges! Complete five in a row and turn it in for a prize. Every completed bingo sheet is an entry into the grand prize drawing of a $25 gift card. 

Programs Offered

For Children:
Weekly Story Times 
Rhyme Time (for ages birth to 18 months), Toddler Time (for ages 18 months to 3 years), and Story Time (for ages 3 - 6 years) are presented several times a week throughout the year. Family Story Time is presented every Monday at 6:45 pm. Programs are presented live over Zoom and available as recorded videos.

Interest-Based Clubs
Kindergarten Club, First Grade Club, LEGO Club, STEM Club, American Girl Club, and Tween Scene occur once a month from September to May.

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). Thank you to the Mechanicsburg Area Foundation for the generous support of this program in 2021!

Summer Learning Program
This multi-week program runs from June to August every summer. We offer reading challenges and prizes for children of all ages, as well as special performances and programs every week. Thank you to the Mechanicsburg Area Foundation for the generous support of this program in 2021!

Kindergarten Readiness Class
Will your child be ready for Kindergarten next year? Our Kindergarten Readiness Class may just be the answer for you! This series of 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
This year's event is on February 6 and February 7! Stuffed animal friends had a great time at the 2020 Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Check out the video of their antics: 2021 Stuffed Animal Sleepover.

For Teens:
Monthly Events
Teen Game Night meets on the first Tuesday of the month for friendly competition. Dungeons and Dragons is for anyone who wants to play the game, novice or expert. Third Thursday offers a different activity every month, including crafts, special presentations, and games.

Teen Squad
Teen Squad is an teen advisory group that recommends books and activities for all teens in our community. Contact Denine Nealon at dnealon@ccpa.net for more information.

Summer Learning Program
Summer Learning fun doesn't stop after fifth grade! Teens can also earn prizes for reading and doing activities during the annual Summer Learning Program.

 

Page Updated

February 26, 2021