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Monday June 25, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Disney Night  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tonight it's all about Disney, with food, crafts, games, and trivia. Feel free to come in costume! 

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   


Attention all book lovers! Ridley Township Library has a monthly book club, which is always happy to have new members. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss popular fiction, and occasionally, popular non-fiction. Books are provided by the library, and are distributed at each meeting.

The selection for June, 2018 is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.
 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stories on Stage  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 5-10

Ridley Township Public Library is teaming up with Upper Darby Summer Stage this year. Attend any of our special events inspired by their summer shows and receive a coupon code for $2 off tickets. Not planning to see the show? You are still welcome to attend our programs.

Today's Stories on Stage: Flat Stanley
Enjoy a reading of Flat Stanley and create your own Flat Stanley to send on an epic summer adventure...don't forget to share his pictures with the library!

Register below beginning June 4.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday June 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5
 
Come build with Legos, magna-tiles, Lincoln Logs, and more!  Lego Mania meets June 28, July 19, and August 16.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10 (children under age 5 require adult supervision)
Thursday afternoons at 3pm (no movie July 12, July 19, August 9)
Bring blankets and pillows
 
June 21: Moana (PG 113 min)
June 28: Coco (PG 109 min)
July 5: Paddington (PG 95 min)
July 26: Little Rascals (PG 83 min)
August 2: Rock Dog (PG 90 min)
August 16: Toy Story (G 81 min)
 
Registration not required.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AUNT MARY PAT LIVE!  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Delco's newest socia media sensation, Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino (aka comedian Troy Hendrickson), comes to the library for a live show!                                                                           

You'll  enjoy hearing her stories about her job at the Acme, her visits to Wawa, her interactions with relatives and coworkers, and

all of her adventures in and around Delaware County. This show is family friendly. Registration is required to guarantee a space!

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    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday June 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is the Juggling Hoffmans.  You'll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages.  It's a kid's show the adults will love, too!

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Library FortNite  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
For grade school fans of FortNite.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-4pm.
 
Hop on the Battle Bus and make your way over to Ridley Rocks for some FortNite inspired activities!
 
Kids are encouraged to come dressed up in their own creative FortNite outfits. While at Ridley Rocks, construct your own fort with Legos and other building materials. Test your aim at our Nerf station. Search for llama pinatas for loot. And don't forget to show off your Victory Royale dance moves! Fans of Twich celebrity Ninja can also have fun in our PonPon photo booth!
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Saturday June 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Visit: Lisa Thomas Laury  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon with Lisa Thomas-Laury, former co-anchor of the noon and the 5 pm newscast at WPVI-TV, ABC.  Learn about her experience as one of the very few African-American women to anchor in the Philadelphia market and her encountering and eventually prevailing over the challenge of a rare autoimmune disorder.

Copies of her book, On Camera and Off,  will be available for sale and for signing by Ms. Thomas-Laury. This event will take place in the new library meeting room.

Registration is required!

 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mario Kart Tournament  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Try to be crowned the Ridley Mario Kart 8 Deluxe champion and win a sweet prize! 

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft and More  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Connect with friends at the library as you play Minecraft and other online games. Students must provide their own tablet with an updated Minecraft app. Minecraft meets July 5 and August 2.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10 (children under age 5 require adult supervision)
Thursday afternoons at 3pm (no movie July 12, July 19, August 9)
Bring blankets and pillows
 
June 21: Moana (PG 113 min)
June 28: Coco (PG 109 min)
July 5: Paddington (PG 95 min)
July 26: Little Rascals (PG 83 min)
August 2: Rock Dog (PG 90 min)
August 16: Toy Story (G 81 min)
 
Registration not required.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday July 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is Ran'D Shine Magic.   In fact, Ran'D has already read your mind and likely figured out which card you will pluck from the deck a week from now. Come see for yourself!

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Libraries ROCK Painting  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
 
We're rock painting at the library! Bring your own rocks or use ours and get creative!
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 9, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Visit: Five Stars in the Window  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

David Komarnicki, author of Five Stars in The Window: Growing Up in Chester During World War II, will speak at the library. His book is about 

his life in Chester as one of 10 siblings. The 5 stars represent 4 of his brothers, and his sister's husband, who were serving in the military.

David's book takes the reader back to a time when the unique personalities of a neighborhood helped shape the future of a child in a way

no video game or electronic device can. In his talk, David will relate many wonderful family stories, and bring back memories of their own

childhoods to his listeners.

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    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-6
Wednesdays: June 6, July 11, August 8 at 6:30pm
 
Put on your jammies and join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, and more!
 
Register below beginning June 4 (sign up once for all three summer sessions).
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5
 
Join us for some Bingo and win prizes!  Bingo meets June 21, July 12, and August 9.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Once a month get together with other graphic novel enthusiasts to do fun activities and participate in lively discussions about the book. The first seven participants will recieve a free copy of the graphic novel, to keep. This months selection is The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley. Please email Jenifer if you are interested in joining.

This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday July 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is the Center for Aquatic Sciences (Adventure Aquarium).  Check out their special summer reading show made just for libraries:  Swamp Songs and Marsh Melodies!

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Just Dance  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
 
Come bust a move at the library with Just Dance video games!
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Saturday July 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

It's teens only at this super-chill after hours gaming club. Hang out with friends and play video games, boards games, draw, and listen to music. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required. 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Music Quizzo  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

"Don't stop beleivin'" that you could be on a team of up to three people and win a prize by making your way through five rounds of music trivia. 

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stories on Stage  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 5-10

Ridley Township Public Library is teaming up with Upper Darby Summer Stage this year. Attend any of our special events inspired by their summer shows and receive a coupon code for $2 off tickets. Not planning to see the show? You are still welcome to attend our programs.

Today's Stories on Stage: Freckleface Strawberry
Enjoy a reading of Freckleface Strawberry, learn about the different parts of a strawberry, and create a paper craft to take home to enjoy over the summer.

Register below beginning June 4.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare 101  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

If you or a loved one is approaching the age when Medicare will be important to you, come to our Medicare 101 session and find out what Medicare is all about. Medicare 101 presentations explain the basics of Medicare A, B, C, and D.  The sessions are designed to take the mystery out of Medicare. This workshop will be taught by Ed Baum, an Apprise counselor. Apprise is  the free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers.

Please register to guarantee a space.

This is a health literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5
 
Come build with Legos, magna-tiles, Lincoln Logs, and more!  Lego Mania meets June 28, July 19, and August 16.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Explore Japanese culture through viewing anime, drawing manga, and enjoying Japanese snacks. 

This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12. 

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday July 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is Silly Joe Sings.  Enjoy songs, stories, and sing-a-longs with old standards like "Five Little Ducks" and originals like "The Ballad of Poor Gil", "The Underwear Song", and "There's a Monster in my Belly".  Children will be encouraged to clap, sing, dance and act silly.

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Origami Afternoon  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5

Spend time practicing your paper folding at the library and create some fun origami art!

Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM DEAD OF SUMMER  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Matt Lake , author of Weird Pennsylvania and Holmes: A Serial Killer,and Laurie Hull, author of Supernatural Mid-Atlantic and Supernatural Pennsylvania,

return to the library to present an evening of dark history tales, ranging from Victorian mourning jewelry to gravestone guides to motorcycle gang murder.

It's family-friendly nonfiction fun--if you're like the Addams Family. Laurie's specialty is the paranormal, while Matt's is general weirdness. Both of these

will be fully covered in their joint presentation!  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Henna Tattoos  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Sign up and stop by to get a cool Henna tattoo from a professional artist. 

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

Please sign up by calling the library.

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Attention all book lovers! Ridley Township Library has a monthly book club, which is always happy to have new members. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss popular fiction, and occasionally, non-fiction. Books are provided by the library, and are distributed at each meeting.

The selection for July,2018 is Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stories on Stage  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 5-10

Ridley Township Public Library is teaming up with Upper Darby Summer Stage this year. Attend any of our special events inspired by their summer shows and receive a coupon code for $2 off tickets. Not planning to see the show? You are still welcome to attend our programs.

Today's Stories on Stage: Frog and Toad
Enjoy a reading of Frog and Toad, learn the differences between these two animals, and create a paper craft to take home to enjoy over the summer.

Register below beginning June 4.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mr. Malcolm's Summer Story Time Special  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom    610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10

Storyteller Mr. Malcolm will be returning this summer to perform several exciting stories for the whole family!

Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Challenge  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
How tall can you and a friend build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower?! Come in and test your skills. ***This is a team-building activity and requires groups of 2 - 3***
 
Grades K-5
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10 (children under age 5 require adult supervision)
Thursday afternoons at 3pm (no movie July 12, July 19, August 9)
Bring blankets and pillows
 
June 21: Moana (PG 113 min)
June 28: Coco (PG 109 min)
July 5: Paddington (PG 95 min)
July 26: Little Rascals (PG 83 min)
August 2: Rock Dog (PG 90 min)
August 16: Toy Story (G 81 min)
 
Registration not required.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Camp-In  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
All ages (suitable for ages 3-10).
Program runs 4:30-6:30pm, library doors will be locked at 5:00pm.
 
Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own (tape, clamps, plastic tablecloths, sheets).
 
Bring pillows, blankets and your favorite reading buddies, and join us for an exciting camp-in at the library! Before the library closes for the evening, your family will enjoy stories, snacks and have some time to scope out the perfect camping location. Once the doors are locked, your family will work together to build a really cool reading fort, then spend time reading and playing board game together. Clean up begins at 6:00pm, but there is still some fun in store!
 
Register beginning June 4, space is limited. Family Camp-In will be held July 26 and August 9.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday July 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is Puppets Pizzazz.  Enjoy over twenty-five professional hand puppets used to perform funny songs, humorous skits, jokes, and riddles.  What makes Puppets Pizzazz puppet shows different is that they take popular music from today’s artists and they put a satirical spin on it.

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Candyland Live  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.

Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.

Collect candy as you make your way around our life-size Candyland board!

Register below beginning June 4.
 
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM COLORING FOR GROWNUPS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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Come and enjoy a peaceful hour (or more!) of coloring and enjoy good company as well. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Board Games Galore  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Hang out with friends and play some awesome games life Werewolf, Exploding Kittens, ect.... 

Enjoy some snacks and have some fun! 

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Let's Go Fly a Kite  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
All ages, adult supervision required for all children.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
 
Grab those kites and stop by the library for some high-flying fun! Families must provide their own kites. This program will take place outdoors and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Pet Pals  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Students grades K-5 who are actively working on their reading skills.
 
**Please do not register younger siblings.  In order for students to stay focused and make the most out of this program, we ask that younger children and grown-ups wait until the end of the event for photos and a chance to meet the animals.

Children of any reading level are invited to read to trained therapy pets, and get some snuggling from the animals while they're at it.

The Read to Pet Pals Program, provided by Pals for Life, benefits children of all reading abilities. Children are divided into small groups for more intimate reading and interaction with the pets, and are rotated so that they get a chance to read to a variety of animals. Time is set aside at the end of each literacy program for general fun and interaction with the animals as well.
 
Register below beginning June 4, space is limited.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft and More  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Connect with friends at the library as you play Minecraft and other online games. Students must provide their own tablet with an updated Minecraft app. Minecraft meets July 5 and August 2.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10 (children under age 5 require adult supervision)
Thursday afternoons at 3pm (no movie July 12, July 19, August 9)
Bring blankets and pillows
 
June 21: Moana (PG 113 min)
June 28: Coco (PG 109 min)
July 5: Paddington (PG 95 min)
July 26: Little Rascals (PG 83 min)
August 2: Rock Dog (PG 90 min)
August 16: Toy Story (G 81 min)
 
Registration not required.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday August 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is Sciencetellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West as we here the the story of "The Mystery of the Golden Piano."  Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Super Soaker Party  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
 
Grab your Super Soaker and other water toys and stop by the library for some wet and wild outdoor fun! Please dress to get wet (kids and adults), and bring towels a change of clothes/shoes.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday August 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teddy Bear Picnic  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Pack a lunch and bring along your favorite stuffed animal for a picnic at the library! Don't forget a blanket to sit on. This program will take place outdoors and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
 
All ages.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-6
Wednesdays: June 6, July 11, August 8 at 6:30pm
 
Put on your jammies and join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, and more!
 
Register below beginning June 4 (sign up once for all three summer sessions).
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5
 
Join us for some Bingo and win prizes!  Bingo meets June 21, July 12, and August 9.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Once a month get together with other graphic novel enthusiasts to do fun activities and participate in lively discussions about the book. The first seven participants will recieve a free copy of the graphic novel, to keep. This months selection is Real Friends by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham. Please email Jenifer if you are interested in joining.

This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Camp-In  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
All ages (suitable for ages 3-10).
Program runs 4:30-6:30pm, library doors will be locked at 5:00pm.
 
Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own (tape, clamps, plastic tablecloths, sheets).
 
Bring pillows, blankets and your favorite reading buddies, and join us for an exciting camp-in at the library! Before the library closes for the evening, your family will enjoy stories, snacks and have some time to scope out the perfect camping location. Once the doors are locked, your family will work together to build a really cool reading fort, then spend time reading and playing board game together. Clean up begins at 6:00pm, but there is still some fun in store!
 
Register beginning June 4, space is limited. Family Camp-In will be held July 26 and August 9.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday August 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Sidewalk Chalk Art  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

All ages.

Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.

No registration required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Fun Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today's Family Fun Show is Alex and the Kaleidoscope.  Alex & The Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment brand, targeted for children 4-8 years old, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.

All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).

Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Record Breakers  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5.
 
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
 
How many hula hoops and you spin around your body at once? Stop by the library and see if you can break any current world records!
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Saturday August 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

It's teens only at this super-chill after hours gaming club. Hang out with friends and play video games, boards games, draw, and listen to music. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

No registration is required. 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday August 13, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 0-24 months
Mondays at 11am, June 18- August 13
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEM and Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10
Every Monday this summer, June 18-August 13.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Explore coding and circuits, robotics and programming! Or spend time building with different types of blocks and materials. Teens interested/knowledgeable in STEM are encouraged to volunteer for this program- see Kim or email teens@ridleylibrary.org.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ESSENTIAL OILS FOR WOMEN  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Learn the foundational essential oils and practices for naturally supporting women's health, including stress, sleep, 

hormone production, and hormonal balance throughout the month and during all stages of life.  You will make and take home your own

custom essential oil blend made with powerhouse oils for women's health and hormones! 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 10am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 1-3 years
Tuesdays at 11am, June 19- August 14
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Crafts  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10
Every Tuesday, June 19- August 14, no craft July 10, July 17.
Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00pm
 
Stop by the library every Tuesday afternoon this summer to create a fun craft. Registration not required.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Dance Party  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
We're throwing a mini dance party at the library. Come bust a move to some groovy tunes with friends and family in a room filled with bubbles and balloons.
 
Ages 3-10.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Classroom Adventure Stories  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 3-10

Storyteller Don Dougherty, from Classroom Adventure Stories, will be returning this summer to perform "READING ROCKS!", another original, highly interactive, personalized story, that teaches important life lessons to children.

Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Open Mic Night  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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Attention local writers! Network with other writers as you read from your work.    

Registration is required! Please call the library at 610-583-0593 or email

reference@ridleylibrary.org to register and specify if you are an author, or

 just coming to listen! Published works may be sold.

Hosted by author Matt Lake.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday August 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 10am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays at 11am, June 21- August 16
 
Join us for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, puppets and more.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Grades K-5
 
Come build with Legos, magna-tiles, Lincoln Logs, and more!  Lego Mania meets June 28, July 19, and August 16.
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Ages 4-10 (children under age 5 require adult supervision)
Thursday afternoons at 3pm (no movie July 12, July 19, August 9)
Bring blankets and pillows
 
June 21: Moana (PG 113 min)
June 28: Coco (PG 109 min)
July 5: Paddington (PG 95 min)
July 26: Little Rascals (PG 83 min)
August 2: Rock Dog (PG 90 min)
August 16: Toy Story (G 81 min)
 
Registration not required.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday August 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM End of Summer Tie-Dye Event  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Celebrate the end of summer and join us for some tie-dying!  Bring your own t-shirt(s). This program can get extremely messy, please dress children in old play clothes and shoes...same goes for the adults!  Rain date: August 20, 1-3pm.
 
All ages (suitable for ages 3 and up, teens welcome)
 
Stop by any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
 
Register below beginning June 4.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday August 20, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM COLORING FOR GROWNUPS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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Come and enjoy a peaceful hour (or more!) of coloring and enjoy good company as well. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Attention all book lovers! Ridley Township Library has a monthly book club, which is always happy to have new members. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss popular fiction, and occasionally, non-fiction. Books are provided by the library, and are distributed at each meeting.

The selection for August, 2018 is Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday August 24, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday August 27, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM MEDITATION MONDAY  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,

these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,

will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Monday will take place in the Quiet Room in the new library.

This is a Health Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare 101  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

If you or a loved one is approaching the age when Medicare will be important to you, come to our Medicare 101 session and find out what Medicare is all about. Medicare 101 presentations explain the basics of Medicare A, B, C, and D.  The sessions are designed to take the mystery out of Medicare. This workshop will be taught by Bill Lavery, an Apprise counselor. Apprise is  the free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers.

Please register to guarantee a space.

This is a health literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday September 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Attention all book lovers! Ridley Township Library has a monthly book club, which is always happy to have new members. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss popular fiction, and occasionally, non-fiction. Books are provided by the library, and are distributed at each meeting.

The selection for September, 2018 is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday October 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday November 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Friday December 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space., by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593

                                                                                                

June 22nd - Disney Quizzo            July 27th - 80's Quizzo             August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo             

September 21st - General Quizzo          October 19th - Scary Quizzo           November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                                             December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

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