Holiday Events

Santa's Secret Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Santa shushing Stop in to Santa’s Secret Workshop

Children three years and up will have the opportunity to Christmas shop for their family members with the help of Santa’s helpers. Children need to bring their list and money.  All items will be wrapped and are reasonably priced. 

Halloween Show at New Cumberland

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Popcorn Hat Players present The Halloween Show

The Halloween Show

Thursday, October 9th

6:00 PM

Foundation Hall

Popcorn Hat Players will tickle your funny bone with slightly scary, but very funny, Halloween stories. After the show, we invite all children to stay and decorate a pumpkin to take home.   

Registration begins September 29th in person or by calling the children’s room at 774-7822 after 10 AM.



Family Halloween Party

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October22nd
6:30 PM Foundation Hall
Family members three years and up
Join us in Foundation Hall for an evening of Halloween crafts, games, and a snack.  Dusty Ragz will create Halloween balloon creatures for all of the children.  
Registration begins October 12th in person or by calling the children’s room at 774-7822 after 10 AM.

Special Storytime

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Photograph of a stack of orange puimpkinsHalloween Storytime! 
Monday, October 24, 10:15 a.m.
For young children ages 3 & up with an adult caregiver.
Join us for a special Halloween-themed storytime and craft. Costumes welcomed, but optional.
No registration necessary.

Craft Afternoon

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Photograph of red and orange fall leaves on a treeFun Fall Crafts!

Tuesday October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun fall crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will feature fall leaves and trees.  Drop in, no registration required.

Kit's Interactive Theater!

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Photo of Mrs. ClausMrs. Claus's Holiday Celebration

The Mrs. Claus Holiday Celebration shares the good cheer of the yuletide with the elves, the Abominable Snowman and a partridge in a pear tree!  Partake in the stories, sing holiday songs and dance with the Sugarplum Fairies in this jolly Christmas show enjoyed by all.

No registration needed.  Held in Foundation Hall

Holiday Story Time with Mrs. B (November 22 through December 20)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:00am

Join Mrs. B for holiday story times and activities at the library for children ages 3 ½ to K at 10:00 am and children ages 2 ½ to 3 ½ (accompanied by a parent/caregiver) at 11 am. Sessions run about 30 minutes. Register by contacting the library at 732-4274. 


Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of Perler beadsFun Winter Crafts!

Wednesday January 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun winter crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will featurePerler beading and buttons.  Drop in, no registration required.

Valentine Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Drawing of a Valentine and an envelopeDrop in after school or after work for Valentine's Day crafts with options for all ages and abilities from elementary through high school.  The crafts will feature Valentines Day themed paper crafts, including cards, garlands, and more. Make your entry for the I Love My Library contest!  Crafts are scaled down for age and ability, and teens are welcome to attend. 

Craft Afternoon

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of colored pencilsThursday, April 6, 3-5 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for arts & crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school. This month will feature intricate coloring books, sheets, and posters. Crafts can be scaled up or down for age and ability and teens are welcomed to attend.

Drop in, no registration required.

Father's Day Make and Take Craft

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Make and Take Craft  for Father's Day

Saturday, june 17


Children Ages 3 to 7 are invited otmake a handmade gift for Dad, Grandpa, or someone special.  Registration is appreciated to guarantee sufficicient supplies.  Register at the library by calling the Children's Room at 774-7822. 

Pumpkin Book Craft

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Photograph of PumpkinsPumpkin Book Craft for adults

Thursday, October 5, 2017

6:30 PM

New Cumberland Public Library

2nd Floor Library Browsing Room

Make a pumpkin out of an old paperback book. Registration is required for this free program. Call the Library at 774-7820 or sign-up at the Reference Desk.


DIY Fleece Wreaths

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Make a fleece wreath to hang on your door or to give as a gift. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274. 

Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am

Easter Eggs

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Shippensburg Public Library on March 24th beginning at 11:00AM. There are 4 different age groups and 2 slots for each age group! The age groups and time slots are as follows:


Ages 0 – 3 11:00AM & 11:20AM

Ages 4 – 6 11:40AM & 12:00PM

Ages 7 – 9 12:20PM & 12:40PM

Ages 10 – 12 1:00PM & 1:20PM


Holiday Movie Night

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Photo of jingle bellsHoliday Movie Night
Thursday, December 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Families with children are welcome to come to the Library in their pajamas to enjoy a special short holiday film in the Storytime Castle to celebrate the season. Following the movie, enjoy cookies & milk! Call or visit the Library for the choice of film title.  Registration is required beginning November 26. 

Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Holiday Open HouseThe Holiday Open House (PDF, 207.4 KB, 1 page) will be happening on Tuesday, December 4 from 4:00-7:00 pm!

A Holiday Storytime and crafts will be from 4:00-5:00 and Santa and Snacks from 5:00-7:00!

Any questions, stop in and see us or call the library at 717-532-4508.



Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

Easter Egg -Stravaganza 

For Ages 2 to 8

1:30 to 2:30 PM

Ongoing craftts and games for all ages 2 to 8. Light refreshments served at the Foundation House.  Egg Hunt Times: 2:00 for ages 2-3, 2:15 for ages 4-6, 2:30 for ages 7-8.  The Easter Bunny arrives at 1:30 on the firetruck for a surprise visit. No registration needed.  Rain or Shine. 

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