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Wednesday June 28, 2017 -  Wednesday July 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Lori Perillo   610-521-9344   ticsd@delcolibraries.org
   

All students in grades K-6th are welcome to join us for our spectacular Summer Reading Club,  Build a Better World.  Club meets Wednesdays @ 11am from June 28 - July 26th.  Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time featues bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short blocks, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The stroy time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/163hFjB87VUrBGHaMXOn_DXiby2mBITpFZ1Cnjhu0dqI/viewform

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's read together!  It's storytime with Rachee!

   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kid Yoga and Mindful Meditation  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Children ages 4-6 are welcomed to this yoga class for children.

Yoga for children has been shown to help improve concentration, reduce stress, build body awareness and positivity, and MUCH more!

Parents are also welcome--enjoy the benefits of yoga with your child! 

Mats are optional, but wear comfortable clothes.

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have a free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Architecture Camp for ages 5 & 6-FULL  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

*Camp runs from Monday, 6/26 - Friday 6/30.

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

For ages 5& 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Robotics  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Robotics

Thursday, June 1st @ 6:30pm

Thursday, June 29th @ 2pm

 

Thanks to the Friends of MFL, the library has 4 Cubettos! Cubetto is a programmable wooden robot geared towards preschoolers. Mr. Jason will show the whole group how Cubetto works and some of its basic functions. Then, it is up to the kids & their parents to break off into small groups and work together on a variety of activities to do with Cubettos.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

For 3-7 year olds.

(Consider becoming a Friend of MFL! Membership fees and your volunteering help make programs & resources like this possible.)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Block Party  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Block Party  For children entering grades 1 - 5.  Thursday, June 29 or Thursday, July 27.  From 2:00 to 3:00 pm. (you can only register for one day).  Fun afternoon of games and crafts!   Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  Registration begins May 30th.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Aston Public Library 
presents
Chair Tai Chi -“Tai Chi Chih©” 

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
at 2:00 pm


Interested participants will be introduced to “Tai Chi Chih©”, a moving meditation. It is easy to learn, and doesn’t require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  Consisting of 19 movements and one pose, TCC attracts  the widest audience because even those with physical limitations can participate, performing the movements while seated.  During the six one hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice, basic movements while seated, with an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher, Sr. Christa Marie Thompson.
The body of high quality medical evidence providing sound arguments for practicing TCC is growing along with TV, newspaper, magazine, and “Web” accounts of the wide ranging health benefits  regular practitioners have gained.  
Studies linking TCC to positive changes in all of the following:
Arthritis                                                COPD
Depression & Anxiety                        Immune System
General Health                                   Increased Energy
Healthy Aging                                     Pain Relief
Healthy Weight                                  Peace and Joy

Come and exprience how this EASY, gentle moving meditation can dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, improve balance, increase focus and  JOY!


 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0583   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on one of our consoles. Video games are not your thing? Then enjoy a board game or a card game. Feel free to bring your own device or games.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Architecture Camp for ages 7-10-FULL  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

*Camp runs from Monday, 6/26 - Friday 6/30.

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

For ages 7-10. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SKOYZ Funshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Spinning Plates! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Chatter Rings! Fourth through eigth graders are invited to CHallenge themselves with these 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentratiopn as you are absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play three days in a row June 28-30th allows you to make fast progress.   Registration required and you must be available all three days.  Limited to just 18 students!

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this fall: you are invited to the library's Kid Zone--a program filled with books, building, science and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! The folks from Marshall Steam Museum will also visit us! REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TEEN THURSDAY AFTER DINNER MOVIE EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

COME SPEND AN EARLY SUMMER EVENING WATCHING

A MOVIE PICKED OUT JUST FOR YOU AT THE NORWOOD LIBRARY!

Grades 6-8 ONLY

Registration Required. Limited seating.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO! Bring your favorite yarn project and join our friendly group.

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Puppets Pizzazz  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Singing puppets will make you laugh and dance along to catchy covers of popular songs.  Held in Radnor Middle School's Cafeteria, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Pajama Storytime Storytime for the whole family.  Pajamas are not necessary.  Thursday, June 29th and July 20th from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.  Please register so we know how many people will be attending and we can plan accordingly.  Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.610-622-8091.

Pajama Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kindness Rocks! Rock Painting Party  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Kindness Rocks: Rock Painting Party for Adults & Teens

Have you heard about this trend of spreading kindness throughout the Delaware Valley? It’s simple: paint a rock with inspiring images or text and leave it somewhere in your community for another person to find. Let’s spread the kindness around!

Join us for rock painting and light refreshments June 29th at 6:30pm

Please register in advance and bring your own rocks. We’ll supply all the decorating materials. Also, wear clothing you won’t mind getting paint on.  

    Location: Marple Public Library
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Friday Morning Live  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For this Friday Morning Live, we have ScienceTellers to show us some fun and interactive experiments!

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

Today's Family Fun Show:  Segal Puppet Theater

Cowboy Capers:  Bring the whole family down to the farm to help Sheriff Sam and his sidekick Ranch Hand Slim get the animals back in the barn. Then stick around down at the “Double-P Puppet Ranch” because you just might help uncover a long-lost buried treasure. Full of song ?and down home country mayhem, this little prairie recipe will keep you belly laughing the whole day through.

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregives that will get everyone exited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven up the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and its followed a playtime feturing a wide varitey of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Jungle June concludes with Rumble in the Jungle.   Join us for this rolicking rhyming safari!  Meet a host of wild animals, then create one of your own.  Jam out to some jungle tunes and sample some juicy jungle snacks!  Registration preferred.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Architecture Camp for ages 5 & 6-FULL  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

*Camp runs from Monday, 6/26 - Friday 6/30.

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

For ages 5& 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LEGO blocksCome on, join your fellow builders, and create with LEGO! This is an unstructured session; all you need to bring is your creativity! 

Registration not required • Suitable for children entering grades 2-5

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game! Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are all available for game play. Feel free to bring your own portable devices or games too. 

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

No registration is required.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  The following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  June 30, July 14, and July 28.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to Lincoln Logs.  Space is Limited.  Registration is Required.  Registration begins May 30th.  Please call the Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drive In Movie Day  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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The LEGO Batman Movie

Friday, June 30th

Car making @ 2pm

Movie starts @ 2:30pm

Bring a cardboard box from home or snag one of the library's and use the supplies given to turn your box into a car! We will have snacks and sit in our finished cars while we watch The LEGO Batman Movie.

Registration is required as space is limited. Recommended for ages 5+

Register your 1st child, then click "Add Guest" for each additional child--CLICK HERE!!!

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Architecture Camp for ages 7-10-FULL  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

*Camp runs from Monday, 6/26 - Friday 6/30.

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

For ages 7-10. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 

   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pokémon Tournament  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring your 3DS and Pokémon Sun/Moon and compete to be the very best like no one ever was!

For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Register now, group size is limited. Permission slip required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SKOYZ Funshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Spinning Plates! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Chatter Rings! Fourth through eigth graders are invited to CHallenge themselves with these 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentratiopn as you are absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play three days in a row June 28-30th allows you to make fast progress.   Registration required and you must be available all three days.  Limited to just 18 students!

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Saturday July 1, 2017
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

All ages and all skill levels are welcome to join us for fun lessons and fun play!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Pokemon Geek Day  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Geek out to all things Pokemon! Feel free to bring your own Pokemon cards and DS games. Cosplay is welcome.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY!

NO PROGRAMS

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SUMMER READING CLUB EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LET'S BUILD.....LET'S PLAY!                  

                          BUILDING GAMES AND FUN! (Weather permitting, the event will take place outdoors.)

For grades K-5

               

                                                

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere, as concepts such as colors numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask you only register for one time slot per session. Thanks!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am for summer!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sit 'n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Robotics  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Robotics

Monday, July 3rd @ 2pm

 

Thanks to the Friends of MFL, the library has 4 Cubettos! Cubetto is a programmable wooden robot geared towards preschoolers. Mr. Jason will show the whole group how Cubetto works and some of its basic functions. Then, it is up to the kids & their parents to break off into small groups and work together on a variety of activities to do with Cubettos.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

For 3-7 year olds.

(Consider becoming a Friend of MFL! Membership fees and your volunteering help make programs & resources like this possible.)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monday Funday  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Calling all children entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades this fall! Join us this summer to build and create using iPads, K'Nex, Little Bits, and more. We will spend lots of time building, creating and inventing. We will also have a special visit from the folks from Winterthur to show us a selection of building tools used long ago. You'll aslo have a chance to build a mansion of your dreams using simple materials. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
     Mondays are Murder  
    Contact: Margie   610-623-0239 x 306   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Independence Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON JULY 4, 2017 DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!

NO PROGRAMS ON JULY 4

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Interactive stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 3-5. 2nd floor. No registration needed.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Wednesday July 5, 2017
     LEGO WEDO ROBOTICSWORKSHOP  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

  LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP OF STEP-BY-STEP LEGO BUILDING AND PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS AGES 5-10.

Registration on a first-come basis.   Limited seating of 12.

Must be committed to attend all eight weeks.

CLOSED

    Location: Norwood Public Library
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories, songs, and a craft. Each week our story times involve an educational theme and also include some movin' and groovin' in our songs providing some great physical activity. This week we will continue  learning our ABCs.  We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home. 

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent(s)/caregivers)

No Registration Required!

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buddies For children entering Grades 1 - 3.  Wednesday morning 10:30 - 11:30 am.  June 21, July 5, and July 26.  Game and craft time related to a  different story read to them each week.  Registration required.  Please call Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

Book Buddies is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pre-School Story-Time  
    Contact: Peggy Bauer   610-583-1010   
   

For preschoolers and their caregivers.

Books,songs, and games.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL BLOCK PARTY  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Did you know that playing with blocks is not only fun but can teach math and science skills to your preschool children? It's true!

Come and join other parents and adult caregivers for an hour of block play with your children.

                   Ages:   2 years - Kindergarten wtih parent/adult caregiver

                   Dates:  Every Wednesday from June 14th - August 9th

                   Time:    11:00 - 12:00pm

                   Where:  Upper Darby Municipal Library

                                 501 Bywood Ave

To register or if you have any questions, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today.

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Lori Perillo   610-521-9344   ticsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Today's Summer Reading Club activities include a discussion of Edible Gardening and rock painting.

Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Adult Tea Party  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

We are having an Adult Tea Party to Celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Aston Public Library !!!

 

Put on your hat and join us for scones, tea biscuits, cookies and assorted teas. Lemonade will also be provided.

We will be having a contest for the most creative hat worn.

Register now !!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM Splish, Splash Story Time  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Dive into reading at Prospect Park Swim Club with poolside stories.

**Registration is not required, however, you MUST be a member or guest to attend.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mr. Malcolm Story Teller  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chuck Bennet as "Mr. Malcom" returns to Aston Library for summer reading hilarity and humor! Could you tell a story like Mr. Malcolm tells a story? Perhaps you could be one of his "helpers" to make the story come alive!!!!

Suitable for all ages. Free.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bingo Party  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Kick it old school with a few games of bingo and have a chance to win prizes like pop dolls, books, art supplies, and more.

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

No registration is required.

 

   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 3D Printer Demonstration  
    Contact: Debbie McClure   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the 
Aston Public Library for a demonstration of our new 
3D Printer

Come and check out some of the designs the staff has made!

We will print one small item for you for FREE !!

Check out: www.thingiverse.com for ideas.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Birthday Cake and Ice Cream  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Happy Birthday Aston Public Library !!!

Come and join us for Cake and Ice Cream as we celebrate our 40th Birthday

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Button Making  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Draw your own picture or make something out of paper and magzines we have here into a button! Feel free to bring a printout of a picture yours if you'd like to use it!

For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Register now! Group size is limited, drop-in participants as space allows.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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LEGO Club

Wednesday, July 5th; 4-7pm

Friday, July 21st; 3-5pm

 

 

Calling all builders of ALL AGES--come to MFL and enjoy the library's HUGE collection of LEGO bricks of all sizes. Unstructured build time to stretch those creative muscles, mold those engineering minds, and meet some new friends! Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday DJ Mixup  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

DJ Mixup

Come check out DJ Mixup! This high energy duo combines popular books to create an original story! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Family Craft Night

Come and make a craft to take home.

All Materials Supplied !!

Register now....Seating Limited

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Night  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Children ages 5-10, younger siblings welcome with adult supervision.

Tonight's film: Secret Life of Pets (PG, 90 minutes).  Bring pillows, blankets, snacks, and friends, and join us for a fun family movie in the library! 

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Family Movie Night dates (June 21, July 5, August 9) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional, but having fun is not! Children 3 to 6 years old are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games. Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fund and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures! Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is then followed by either a craft or activity. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Whether a chess master or a brand new player, all are welcome for fun instruction and gaming with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday July 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time featues bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short blocks, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The stroy time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/163hFjB87VUrBGHaMXOn_DXiby2mBITpFZ1Cnjhu0dqI/viewform

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Photo Opportunity with Star Wars Stormtrooper  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Come to the Aston Public Library for a Photo Opportunity with a Star Wars Stormtrooper.

He will be wondering around the library looking for The Last Jedi from 10:30 am to

2:00 pm. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have a free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab

Thursday, July 6th @ 11am-- Slime Time w/ special guest instructor

Thursday, July 20th @ 11:30am-- Sounds!!!

Mr. Jason has gone mad! Luckily, the library will still keep him around and let him do the messy, loud, fun science experiments OUTSIDE. If you've got a young scientist on your hands, bring them to these outdoor lab programs.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED per week as Mr. Jason needs to order the correct amount of supplies!

For ages 4-18 (adult help may be necessary). Register with your child's name & info, and then "Add Guests" to register additional kids you are bringing. Click on which date(s) you'd like to register for!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0583   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on one of our consoles. Video games are not your thing? Then enjoy a board game or a card game. Feel free to bring your own device or games.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this fall: you are invited to the library's Kid Zone--a program filled with books, building, science and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! The folks from Marshall Steam Museum will also visit us! REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Pizza Reads for Teens  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Enjoy a slice while you hear about some of the best new YA books.  Feel free to bring along your current read if you would like to share with the group.  When you register, make sure to include your favorite pizza topping.  Stop by the teen table to sign-up or call Ms. Lori @ 610-566-9331 x4.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for great discussions, special guests, and even a visit to the author!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Story Time & Crafts  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FOR AGES 5 - 10 YEARS OF AGE. WE WILL HAVE STORYTIME AND A CRAFT.

   6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO! Bring your favorite yarn project and join our friendly group.

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Newtown Public Library hosts the Newtown Square Wordsmiths group the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Wordsmiths welcome all journalists, biographers, bloggers, creative writers, poets, mystery writers, novelists, cartoonists, reporters, business authors and like-minded scriveners. The group supports everyone interested in putting pencil to paper or text to Twitter. This is an excellent opportunity for our community members to explore their creative sides. If you’d like an encouraging atmosphere for your left hemisphere, please join us! Visit www.newtownlibrary.org for more information.  Attendees be 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult. We look forward to writing with you!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:30 PM Thursdays on the Patio  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us across the street on the new 20th Century Club patio for fun events for the whole family!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM John Hadfields Comedy Variety Show  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

“ John Hadfield’s One Man (and one dog) Comedy Variety Show”

Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 pm

This wild, fast moving comedy show is a hit with families and kids of all ages. Award winning songs about toasters and beans mixed with circus quality juggling and amazing magic tricks! An imaginary friend pays a visit and helps sing a duet, a wise cracking robot bird tries to get on American Idol, and Reggie - the funniest dog in the world - plays the piano and reads an audience member’s mind.

Register now!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

Children can come to the library and practice reading to the best listener - a dog! Three therapy dog teams will be at the Swarthmore Public Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and to listen to children (Kindergartners and older) read a book of their choice. This is also an ideal opportunity for English language learners. 

This very popular program is held two Thursdays each month. Registration required. Each child will get a time slot within the 6:30-7:30 window. Email Mr. Scott at swcsd@delcolibraries.org to request a specific time. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

We will be reading and discussing the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Pick up your copy today!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Colonial Toys and Games  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Colonial Toys and Games Age 5 and up. Thursday, July 6th. 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  A Presenter from the Colonial Plantation will be coming to demonstrate and discuss a variety of 18th century toys and games and their significance in a colonial child's development.  Participants can then enjoy some of the toys and games themselves.  Registration is required and begins May 30th.  Space is limited.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM All Day Children's Craft Table  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library on Friday July 7th as we Celebrate our 40th Birthday.

We will have an All Day Children's Craft Table!!

Come any time between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and make a craft to take home.

No registration necessary.

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

Today's Family Fun Show: Ran'D Shine Magic

Ran'D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He has already read your mind and knows that you want to know more. Come see for yourself…

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Transportation Tales  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Tales

Fridays in July 2017

 

10:30am--Story time (registration required; suggested for ages infants-5 years old)

11am--Visiting Vehicles (registration not required ages 6+)

July 7--Riddle Ambulance & Rocky Run Fire Co.

July 14--PA State Police & Stoltzfus Boat

July 21--Construction w/ PennDOT & Middletown Public Works Dept.

July 28--RTMSD School Bus & Stoltzfus RV

 

In this summertime series on Fridays, Mr. Jason has a regular story time at 10:30am with books all about special vehicles (registration is required for this part). Click on which date you'd like to register for.

At 11am, families are invited to go outside and see the visiting vehicles we had just read about in the story time (registration not required for this part)!

Thanks to Weathers Motors for letting us park our visiting vehicles on their grass lot just behind the library.

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregives that will get everyone exited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven up the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and its followed a playtime feturing a wide varitey of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Story time  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for some rhyming fun as we "meet" the ocean creatures in our featured story: Commotion in the Ocean. We'll even make our very own ocean animal. 

Registration preferred

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Movie - Sing  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

To Celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Aston Public Library we will be having ( 2 ) movie show times:

The Children's movie show time will be at 11:00 am

The Adult's movie show time will be at 1:00 pm

Popcorn will be provided !!

Register now!!

Seating is Limited

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM First Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

First Friday Flicks

On the first Friday of every month we’ll show a new DVD release starting at 1:00. Feel free to bring your lunch or snack. Registration is not required.

June 2nd: Lion

July 7th: A Dog’s Purpose

August 4th: The Shack

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game! Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are all available for game play. Feel free to bring your own portable devices or games too. 

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

No registration is required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie - Rogue One  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

To Celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Aston Public Library we will be having ( 2 ) movie show times:

The Children's movie show time will be at 11:00 am

The Adult's movie show time will be at 1:00 pm

Popcorn will be provided !!

Register now!!

Seating is Limited

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  The Following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  July 7, July 21, August 4th.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to a Blocks and Blueprints Learning Center.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Registration starts May 30.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Grub Book Group  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   
Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.

For students entering grades 9 to 12.
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.

For students entering grades 7 and 8.
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ReCreate Camp  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 ReCreate Camp

Friday, July 7th @ 3:30pm

DIY Spinning Toys

CLICK HERE!

 

In this monthly STEAM class, Mr. Jason shows you how to build something out of recycled materials! It is up to your kids to rethink, retry and recreate it with improvements!

 

Registration is required so Mr. Jason has enough materials. Suggested for ages 5+ with some adult help.

You'll get to take your creation home!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM Create Your View  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Help beautify the REcollection front window and discuss ways to serve around the community. The first ten participants will receive a copy of the book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!. Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about PHC and the program atwww.pahumanities.org.  Open to kids entering grade 6 and up.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Birthday Celebration Picnic  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Picnic time is here !!!! Come help us celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Aston Public Library !!

 

Join us anytime between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We will have FREE hot dogs, popcorn, and bottled water.

 

register now to join the fun!

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

All ages and all skill levels are welcome to join us for fun lessons and fun play!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid's Bingo  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Kid's Bingo - Ages 5 to 15

 

Join us for Kid's Bingo at the Aston Public Library.

Prizes, snacks and Fun!!!

Materials Supplied..

 

Register now...Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teens take over the library! Join us once a month for an after hours gaming club. We play video games, boards games, card games, and lots more.  Participants may bring $5 for a group order of pizza, but this is not required.

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

No registration is required.

 


Sunday July 9, 2017
   2:00 PM Graphic Novel Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

It's time for a comic swap!  Bring your favorite comic book and share why you like it!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SUMMER READING CLUB EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

THE WAY WE LIVE!                  

                                 STORIES - GAMES - CRAFTS

Grades K-5

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere, as concepts such as colors numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask you only register for one time slot per session. Thanks!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sit 'n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM Build a Better Plate  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

All are welcome to join us in crafting foods, learning how to grow them, and how to put together a meal from earth to plate.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities. Register at https://signumuniversity.org/event/hobbit-immersion-camp/

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM Interboro Goes to the Library  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

This summer, Interboro's Administrators and Teachers will be partnering with the Norwood Public Library to provide interactive read-aloud experiences for K-5 students.  At each session, two Interboro faculty members will share their favorite books with students.  For more information, please visit www.interborosd.org or visit the Norwood Public Library.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Interboro Goes To The Library  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Story-time with Interboro teachers & administrators.

For grades K - 5.

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. from July 10 - August 14.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Read a Better World Book Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a storytime and activities for young readers entering grades 1 & 2. 

Registration is required • Suitable for children entering grades 1 & 2. 

   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monday Funday  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Calling all children entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades this fall! Join us this summer to build and create using iPads, K'Nex, Little Bits, and more. We will spend lots of time building, creating and inventing. We will also have a special visit from the folks from Winterthur to show us a selection of building tools used long ago. You'll aslo have a chance to build a mansion of your dreams using simple materials. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Monday Night at the Movies  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on the first Monday of the month; movies TBA, light refreshments provided.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:30 PM Radnor Library Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org.
   

Select and prepare a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087, where we will eat and share our thoughts over a delicious meal. Register and select your recipe at the front desk at the RML Recollection. July’s selection features vegetarian dishes from Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin.

   6:30 PM Story Hour for Ages 3-7  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we explore summer themes through books and fun activities including crafts, experiments, and games.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEARN TO KNIT WITH NATALIE AND BRIANNE  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Would you like to learn how to knit? Come to the library this summer! Natalie and Brianne from "Finely the Knitting Corner" in Prospect Park, PA are conducting three classes at the library in July. You may sign up for all three or attend one or two. There's no need to bring anything with you. All materials will be provided. Because of limited space, registration is required!

This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Amy Dolan, Radnor resident and certified yoga instructor, is the owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit”. Wear comfortable clothing. Held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Circulation Desk   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Keeping it in the Family.

Parent - child writing duos are an increasingly common phenomenom.  We're taking a look at two of these more recent pairs.  First up, Hilma and Meg Wolitzer.

 Four friends are forced to confront the choices they've made in opting out of their careers--until a series of startling events shatters the  peace and, for some of them, changes the landscape entirely.      

                                                                               From the publisher's description.

 

 

Copies of the book will bea available after 6/12/2017.

 
    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Aston Township Hometown Concert  
    Contact: Aston Township   610-494-1636   
   

You’re invited to come out and enjoy an evening of outdoor concerts held at the Aston Township Community Center.  The events are rain or shine with the option of using the Community Center Gymnasium in the event of inclement weather.  Lawn chairs are welcome and every concert is $1 dog night!!  Concerts are set to begin at 7 p.m.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

Hometown Concert Schedule:

  • Monday June 19th – 2017 Mummers South Philadelphia String Band
  • Monday July 10th – Tim Carroll
  • Monday July 24th – Rockdale Boys

This is a program of the Aston Township Recreation Committee!

    Location: Aston Public Library

Tuesday July 11, 2017
     PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Tuesdays from 10:00 - 10:40 am. No storytime July 4th. Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic literacy and math skills.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays,clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday July 11, 2017 -  Tuesday July 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Morning Stretch  
    Contact:    610- 623-4090   
   

Morning Stretch is for the early riser looking to stay healthy by working out in a chair and using stretch bands and other workout equipment.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:30am-11:30am.


Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-687-1124   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance. Held at the RML REcollection at 167 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music with Miss Joy!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages

A musical story time with lots of movement!

No registration required

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.354-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LET'S PLAY K!    "ALL AROUND TOWN!"

                                  Theme-based stories, learning activities, and free play

Ages 3-5                     

 

 

                                

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's time for tots to play and read with fun and interactive storytime!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children (and adults) to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music and Libby McCampbell.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Interactive stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 3-5. 2nd floor. No registration needed.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM PLAY K DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PLAY AND LEARN ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT CHILDREN'S EARLY LEARNING THROUGH FREE PLAY!

                                           Specific toys and activities will be available for play

Recommended for children preparing to enter Kindergarten

Registration not required

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Radnor Acts of Kindness: Give Back with a Book for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us to discuss the book When Friendship Followed Me Home while taking a stand (a lemonade stand!) against childhood cancer.  Participants will help run a lemonade stand throughout the day with all proceeds benefiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation seeks to raise money and awareness for children with childhood cancer — especially research into new treatments and cures; and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. Register beginning June 16th.  Held at the RML REcollection, 165 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087,

   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Radnor Acts of Kindness:Alex's Lemonade Stand  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

In partnership with the teen book club, help take a stand (a lemonade stand!) against childhood cancer.  Participants will help run a lemonade stand throughout the day with all proceeds benefiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation seeks to raise money and awareness for children with childhood cancer — especially research into new treatments and cures; and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.  For kids entering grades K and up.  Registration required starting June 16.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Drop In Tuesdays  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectparklibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Build a Better World.

Independently explore a new STEM theme each week.

Materials provided.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM Storytime for Kindergartners  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime for Kindergartners  For children entering Kindergarten. Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.  No storytime July 4th.  Storytime with craft which includes literacy, basic reading or math activities.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

Storytime for Kindergartners is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Stop by the library and play Bingo for prizes!

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Bingo dates (June 20, July 11, August 1) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We'll be making cars powered by balloons, glow in the dark slime, and all sorts of candy experiments!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM Reel Time: Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

Join us as we view and discuss a variety of films. We feature classics, dramas, documentaries, art films, foreign films, and more!

On July 11, 2017 we'll watch and discuss the documentary, I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro Poster

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Workshop with Mrs. H!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Watercolor paintsSession 1 - Learn watercolor techniques and tips with Mrs. H! 

Registration is required, and begins June 12th • Open to those in grades 3, 4, and 5
Once registered, attendance is required for every week in session.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build It!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

The strongest bridge, the tallest skyscraper, the healthiest garden...

June 20th Bridge Across

June 27th Tower Rising

July 11 STEM It!

July 18th Healthy Food Garden 

July 25th Vehicles That Fly and Roll

These are just some of the projects we will build this summer often reusing items that would normally be headed to the recycling bin or the trash can.  Be ready for some fun challenges!  Students entering 1st through 5th grades are invited to help build a better world using their creativity and curiosity.  Register now by calling the library or swinging by the children's desk.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckXHfJJlaoN9wmNCpAtHGWAmuSsq1rZ9rE_YuV9E_BAt6poA/viewform?c=0&w=1

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Veterans and new players alike are welcome to join us for a game or two of scrabble.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Henna Tattoos!  
    Contact: Kim Christensen/Jenifer Phillips   610-583-0593   teens@ridleylibrary.org
   

Come in and get a great henna tattoo to show off at the beach or the pool!  Tattoos are done by local artist Jennifer Montgomery. 

Signed permission slip required. 

All ages welcome!  5:30-7:30PM.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM TODDLER TUESDAY  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 - 5 YEARS OLD.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM FILMADELPHIA - A CELEBRATION OF A CITY'S MOVIES  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies
 Irv Slifkin, author of the best-selling book Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies, offers an exhilarating presentation that delves into Philly's movie heritage.  Slifkin serves as your tour guide to clips of films shot in and around Philly, from the silent days to the recent past.  This cinematic treasure chest offers treats from the famous to the obscure, and allows audiences to appreciate scenes from the movies as they take in the local scenery.  It’s fun and informative! If you are a movie lover, you won't want to miss this event!

This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. Library programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Library.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:40 PM Story & Craft  
    Contact: Peggy Bauer   610-583-1010   
   

Tuesday Family Fun Days!

All Ages / 3+

Tuesday Family Activities are held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. through August 14.

 

    Location: Glenolden Library
   7:00 PM RatBoy Jr.  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Ratboy Jr. is a rocking duo for all ages, a band for the whole family.  We are excited to have them at our library!  Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Club to win prizes for reading. Open to all!  No registration required.

Check out their tune, The Skunk and the Robot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_0XnK9JSsQ

    Location: Marple Public Library

Wednesday July 12, 2017
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Bookin' with Babies  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages birth - 2 plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome.

NO registration required.

Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs & rhymes. The program lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with the library's toys.

 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Tiny Tots Storytime--CANCELLED FOR JULY 12 ONLY  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Play K  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Educational play for young children you won't want to miss!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buzz  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buzz For children entering grades 4-5.  Wednesday morning, 10:30 - 11:30 am.  June 28, July 12, and August 2.  Children share about a book that they have read.  They only have to say a few words about any book that they have read recently.  Then they will make a craft and play a game related to a book that the librarian shares with them.  Registration Required.  Please call Primos Library, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

Book Buzz is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pre-School Story-Time  
    Contact: Peggy Bauer   610-583-1010   
   

For preschoolers and their caregivers.

Books,songs, and games.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL BLOCK PARTY  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Did you know that playing with blocks is not only fun but can teach math and science skills to your preschool children? It's true!

Come and join other parents and adult caregivers for an hour of block play with your children.

                   Ages:   2 years - Kindergarten wtih parent/adult caregiver

                   Dates:  Every Wednesday from June 14th - August 9th

                   Time:    11:00 - 12:00pm

                   Where:  Upper Darby Municipal Library

                                 501 Bywood Ave

To register or if you have any questions, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today.

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Lori Perillo   610-521-9344   ticsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us today for  Winterthur Museum's program Constructing History.

Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM Splish, Splash Story Time  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Dive into reading at Prospect Park Swim Club with poolside stories.

**Registration is not required, however, you MUST be a member or guest to attend.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ed Schmitt's Magic Show  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Fun for all ages. Ed stupefies and entertains everyone with illusions, tricks and even science!!!

Free. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We'll be making cars powered by balloons, glow in the dark slime, and all sorts of candy experiments!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM Teen Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We're watching Suicide Squade and will have a live Tweet wall and popcorn bar just for teens!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bugs all Around  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Bugs All Around  Wednesday, July 12.  2:00 - 3:00 pm.  Ages 3 1/2 to 4 years.  PreSchoolers will learn about different types of bugs and why not all bugs are insects.  Build a butterfly.  Build a spider.  Discover how their different body parts help these little guys survive in this big world.  Instructor will be from the Tylor Arboretum.  Space is limited.  Registration is Required. Registration begins May 30th.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Table Top Gaming  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Try out a new board game, or play an old favorite!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
No registration needed, just drop in!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM Adam Swartz Puppet Show  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for an entertaining puppet show! 
Ages: Birth - 5 (and grown ups)
No registration required.

 


 

 

 

   4:00 PM Family Storytime at Wayne Elementary  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Andrea in the Wayne Elementary School Library in this storytime for kids of all ages.  Held at Wayne Elementary School, 651 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Forensic Workshop  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Antoinette T. Thwaites is a forensic scientist in Philadelphia and established the Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. She will be leading our hand-on workshop on the science of forensics and crime scene investigation.

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

Space is limited. Please visit our website at www.haverfordlibrary.org to preregister.

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday Cool Beans  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

Come check out Steve Pullara's Cool Beans! A highly interactive music and art program for the whole family! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Suitable for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

Put on your pajamas and come out for some fun!  During story time, children will listen to stories and participate in movement activities such as: singing, dancing, experimenting with instruments, and playing bean bag & parachute games. Presented by Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Pajama Story Time programs (June 7, July 12, August 16) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional, but having fun is not! Children 3 to 6 years old are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games. Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fund and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures! Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is then followed by either a craft or activity. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Mystery Book Club*******

Adults, Join us for a lively " WHO DONE IT??" discussion Monthly 2nd Wed @ 6:30 PM

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 "PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is now a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ (or any one who can read aloud), but younger siblings can join!

Summer Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

July 12July 19

August 16August 23

***CLICK ON THE DATE(S) YOU'D LIKE TO REGISTER FOR***

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or color while waiting. Register to reserve a spot for your young reader using his/her name. Click "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings.

The 10-minute time slots will be done on a first come, first to sign up on site at the library on the day of the visit.

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program.

Those on our wait list are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows.

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Whether a chess master or a brand new player, all are welcome for fun instruction and gaming with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM Sunset Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the sun sinks below the horizon, 3 year olds thru 3rd graders are welcome to join us for some amazing tales.  Our themes include:

June 21st     Anywhere Garden

June 28th     Build a House

July  12th     Banjo 'n Fiddle

July  19th     Dusk Descends

July   26th    Astronaut Antics

What an relaxing way for the whole family to hang out together.  (You'll also get a sneak preview of our PAWS dogs!)  Just call or come in to register for the series starting on May 15th.  We need family last name, # of children, and ages/grades.

Note: No program evening of July 5th.

 

 

 



 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bingo @ the Library  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Bingo!Kids in grades 5 and under are invited to come on out with their parents and caregivers for a night of bingo! Older children are welcome to join in the fun, but only those children in grades 5 and under will be eligible for prizes. 

No registration necessary • Suitable for children in grades 5 and under

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Once a month we will get together to discuss the selection. The July book is Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash. If you interested in joining, please email Jenifer for more information.

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

 

 

 

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

PAWS for People

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in a year and earn a free T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting weekly on Wednesday evenings starting  June 21st and running through July 26th (with the exception of July 5th). Each dog team can listen to 6 students at 10 minute intervals, so space is limited.  Sign-ups begin Monday, May 15th so don't delay! Students can register for up to 3 weekly sessions over the course of theis 5 week series. Students age 5 and up may take a "picture walk" or read the book of their choice to our loveable dogs.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Thursday July 13, 2017
     Quilting Group  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time featues bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short blocks, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The stroy time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Craft & Take Programs with Mrs. M!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Beads! The second session of our summertime craft program with Mrs. M!

Create rings and necklaces using beads, buttons, ribbon, and charms. Make one for yourself and one for a friend! 

Registration is required for each individual craft program • Suitable for children in grades 3, 4, and 5

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

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    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's read together!  It's storytime with Rachee!

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Gardening Fun! Registration Required  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Master gardeners present a craft and garden activity!

Best for ages 6-9

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have a free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   12:30 PM Writer's Club  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your manuscripts and have them reviewed by fellow writers!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Needlecraft Group  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Needlecraft Group Second Thursday of every month. June 8th, July 13, August 10th. From 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Bring your needlework and enjoy a time of friendship and shared interest. Primos Library Branch.  409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

Needlecraft Group is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Camp  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We'll be making cars powered by balloons, glow in the dark slime, and all sorts of candy experiments!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0583   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on one of our consoles. Video games are not your thing? Then enjoy a board game or a card game. Feel free to bring your own device or games.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM World Board Games with Showcase Comics  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Showcase Comics

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Helen Kate Furness Library

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World Board Game Event

The theme is Build A Better World and Showcase will bring building games to share with teens such as Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Rhino Hero, and others.

Then, you are invited any Thursday night, toImage result for settlers of catan images Showcase Comics, 631 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore, for our regular Board Game Nights, 6 to 9 PM.  Learn a new game from one of our staff or just choose a favorite from our board game library and play with your family and friends or invite others at the store to join you.  We have plenty of table space for everyone.  Questions?  Call 610-544-9229.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this fall: you are invited to the library's Kid Zone--a program filled with books, building, science and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! The folks from Marshall Steam Museum will also visit us! REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for great discussions, special guests, and even a visit to the author!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Story Time & Crafts  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FOR AGES 5 - 10 YEARS OF AGE. WE WILL HAVE STORYTIME AND A CRAFT.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Once Upon A Playtime  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Children are introduced to the concepts of childhood & leisure activities from long ago through toys & games. Demonstration and hands-on play.  This program is set up for children from Pre-K to grade 5.

   6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO! Bring your favorite yarn project and join our friendly group.

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Magician Ran’D Shine  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Ran’D Shine makes objects appear, disappear, and transform in an interactive family magic show.  Held in Radnor Middle School's Cafeteria, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Programs  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Teen Programs For students entering grades 6 - 12th.  Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  Thursday, June 22 - Trash to Treasure.  Thursday, July 13 - Building with Food.  Thursday, July 27 - Lego Party. Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, Pa 19018.  610-622-8091.  

The Teen Programs are a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Art of Phil Noto  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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Back by popular demand, Phil Noto will demo his drawing process, including STAR WARS graphic novel art for Poe Dameron: the Gathering Storm  which is being released July 3rd!  Autographing opportunities will round out the event.  Feel free to flaunt your STAR WARS attire.  Teens and adults are invited to register at the teen table or just give the library a call at extension 4.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:30 PM Page Turner's Book Club  
    Contact: Margie   610-623-0239 x 306   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us to discuss great books every month.  Pick up your copy at the front desk!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Summer Show  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Today's Family Fun Show: 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!

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Dance Party!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Children dancingChildren ages 5 and under AND their caregivers are invited to come join their friends and dance the morning away! We'll start off with a story, and have some fun things to dance with, so be ready to shake it! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Transportation Tales  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Tales

Fridays in July 2017

 

10:30am--Story time (registration required; suggested for ages infants-5 years old)

11am--Visiting Vehicles (registration not required ages 6+)

July 7--Riddle Ambulance & Rocky Run Fire Co.

July 14--PA State Police & Stoltzfus Boat

July 21--Construction w/ PennDOT & Middletown Public Works Dept.

July 28--RTMSD School Bus & Stoltzfus RV

 

In this summertime series on Fridays, Mr. Jason has a regular story time at 10:30am with books all about special vehicles (registration is required for this part). Click on which date you'd like to register for.

At 11am, families are invited to go outside and see the visiting vehicles we had just read about in the story time (registration not required for this part)!

Thanks to Weathers Motors for letting us park our visiting vehicles on their grass lot just behind the library.

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregives that will get everyone exited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven up the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and its followed a playtime feturing a wide varitey of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Story time  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Learn all about the fascinating creatures that make their home in One Small Place by the Sea.  After our story we'll have some hands on fun as we create a mini tide pool. 

Registration preferred

   12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM FRIDAY FILM - LA LA LAND  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for this month's film - La La Land (Summit Entertainment, 2016)!

Winner of 6 Academy Awards and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again.  Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 

Rated PG-13

This free progam will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be available.

Registration is required. Only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

There will be a second showing at 6:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for the evening show.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game! Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are all available for game play. Feel free to bring your own portable devices or games too. 

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

No registration is required.

   2:00 PM Spanish Conversation  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Spanish Conversation

Every 2nd Friday of the month

Allison Moore has lived in Spain and Latin America, and has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and administrator.  She facilitates a generous and lively conversation for beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers each month. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  The following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  June 30, July 14, and July 28.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to Lincoln Logs.  Space is Limited.  Registration is Required.  Registration begins May 30th.  Please call the Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM FRIDAY FILM - LA LA LAND  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for this month's film - La La Land (Summit Entertainment, 2016)!

Winner of 6 Academy Awards and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again.  Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 

Rated PG-13

This free progam will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be available.

Registration is required. Only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. 

There will be an earlier showing at 12:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for the afternoon show.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   8:30 PM Movie Night at Hoffman Park  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Fun films for the family at the park and under the stars!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

“Adult Painting for Beginner’s”

at the
Aston Public Library

Ages 18 & up


Saturday- July 15th, 2017pm
at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for this FREE program 
to learn to paint with water colors.

Materials will be supplied  !! 

Seating is Limited !!

Register now

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

All ages and all skill levels are welcome to join us for fun lessons and fun play!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Lego Club with Dustin  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come meet new friends and have fun building with LEGO blocks.  

We supply the LEGO - you supply the imagination!

Registration by phone, email, or in person.

Free!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities.

Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckXHfJJlaoN9wmNCpAtHGWAmuSsq1rZ9rE_YuV9E_BAt6poA/viewform?c=0&w=1

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM YOUTH SUMMER MUSIC CAMP  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join us hear at the Yeadon Public Library for a free Youth Summer Music Camp! Presenting David Hughes, an Accompanished Song Writer, Educator and Former Cruise Line Music Director.  This incredible opportunity is being offered both Saturday, July 15th and Saturday, July 22nd from 12pm-2pm.

Reigistration deadline is July 8th.  Stop by the Yeadon Public Library @ 809 Longacre Blvd or register online.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MEDITATION SATURDAYS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

The Ridley Township Public Library is offering a free Basic Meditation Workshop led by Rich Conti from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group. Participants are free to stay for the entire 2 hours, or may choose to leave after 1 hour or more. In this workshop,  you will learn all you need to practice meditation on your own, at home. 

 Meditation requires no extensive training, preparation or effort. It is simple, easy and anyone can do it. A simple commitment of a few minutes a day can make a real difference in a person’s life by helping to clear the mind and reduce stress. The best way to learn about meditation is for someone to show you what to do and how to do it.

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday July 17, 2017
     Science in the Summer Week  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Due to Science in the Summer at Ridley Township Public Library (preregistration required for this program), there are no story times or afternoon programs scheduled July 17-20.

See you next week!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SUMMER READING CLUB EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

SCIENCETELLERS!              

                        INTERACTIVE SCIENCE SHOW

Grades K-5          

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-3561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories, songs, and a craft. Each week our story times involve an educational theme and also include movin' and groovin' in our songs providing some great physical activity. This week we will explore the world of transportation: boats, cars, planes, and more.  We will end each storytime with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent(s)/caregivers)

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere, as concepts such as colors numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask you only register for one time slot per session. Thanks!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am for summer!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sit 'n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM Build a Better Plate  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

All are welcome to join us in crafting foods, learning how to grow them, and how to put together a meal from earth to plate.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities. Register at https://signumuniversity.org/event/hobbit-immersion-camp/

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM Interboro Goes to the Library  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

This summer, Interboro's Administrators and Teachers will be partnering with the Norwood Public Library to provide interactive read-aloud experiences for K-5 students.  At each session, two Interboro faculty members will share their favorite books with students.  For more information, please visit www.interborosd.org or visit the Norwood Public Library.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Interboro Goes To The Library  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Story-time with Interboro teachers & administrators.

For grades K - 5.

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. from July 10 - August 14.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Read a Better World Book Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a storytime and activities for young readers entering grades 1 & 2. 

Registration is required • Suitable for children entering grades 1 & 2. 

   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Block Party!  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

You are invited to a BLOCK PARTY here at Marple Public Library!

What is a BLOCK PARTY?

It is an hour of fun just playing with wooden blocks and our play animals, vehicles and people!

We will incorporate cardboard boxes as well (bring a small/medium box with you).

Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!!

Ages 3-6

Registration by email, phone, or in person.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monday Funday  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Calling all children entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades this fall! Join us this summer to build and create using iPads, K'Nex, Little Bits, and more. We will spend lots of time building, creating and inventing. We will also have a special visit from the folks from Winterthur to show us a selection of building tools used long ago. You'll aslo have a chance to build a mansion of your dreams using simple materials. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up.  Registration required and begins June 16.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:30 PM Story Hour for Ages 3-7  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we explore summer themes through books and fun activities including crafts, experiments, and games.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Aston Township Hometown Concert  
    Contact: Aston Township   610-494-1636   
   

You’re invited to come out and enjoy an evening of outdoor concerts held at the Aston Township Community Center.  The events are rain or shine with the option of using the Community Center Gymnasium in the event of inclement weather.  Lawn chairs are welcome and every concert is $1 dog night!!  Concerts are set to begin at 7 p.m.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

Hometown Concert Schedule:

  • Monday July 10th – Tim Carroll
  • Monday July 17th – 2017 Mummers South Philadelphia String Band
  • Monday July 24th – Rockdale Boys

This is a program of the Aston Township Recreation Committee!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet a Maker  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

3d printerMeet a Maker:

3D Printed Game Designer

Monday, July 17th @ 7pm

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Come meet the maker & inventor of Shapes The Game, a game involving 3d printed pieces that you must stack!

Learn about how John came up with the idea and how he made the pieces and have made them available for ANYONE to print using a 3D printer!

Registration is not required. Recommended for ages 5+

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM THE BEATLES' ALTER EGO, SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This multimedia presentation observes and discusses the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the  development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.

The speaker will be professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz, who has presented his findings in more than 300  programs throughout the U.S. and England.

The program will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Registration is required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday July 18, 2017
     PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Tuesdays from 10:00 - 10:40 am. No storytime July 4th. Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic literacy and math skills.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
     Science in the Summer Week  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Due to Science in the Summer at Ridley Township Public Library (preregistration required for this program), there are no story times or afternoon programs scheduled July 17-20.

See you next week!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays,clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Philosophy Forum

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

The Forum reads from introductory and classic philosophy texts, and meets monthly to work through the reading.  We are an intellectually diverse group, who respect and question each other’s perspectives. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-687-1124   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance. Held at the RML REcollection at 167 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music with Miss Joy!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages

A musical story time with lots of movement!

No registration required

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

MUSIC THEORY WITH MISS KATIE

                Ages 3-5    

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's time for tots to play and read with fun and interactive storytime!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children (and adults) to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music and Libby McCampbell.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Adult Coloring Hour  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Add some color to your world!

Take some time to relax and de-stress with other adults. We’ll have a variety of coloring supplies and some easy do-it-yourself Zentangle patterns for you to try. Or you can bring your own Zentangles to work on if you’d like!

No need to register. We're a laid back bunch!

Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am — 11:30 am.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Interactive stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 3-5. 2nd floor. No registration needed.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Since this story time at 10:30am is so popular, Mr. Jason will be doing a second encore story time immediately after the first one. This way, the crowd won't be so big. So feel free to come to the 10:30am or the 11:30am story time for your toddlers!

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 11:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Drop In Tuesdays  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectparklibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Build a Better World.

Independently explore a new STEM theme each week.

Materials provided.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM Storytime for Kindergartners  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime for Kindergartners  For children entering Kindergarten. Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.  No storytime July 4th.  Storytime with craft which includes literacy, basic reading or math activities.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

Storytime for Kindergartners is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Camp  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's make videos together in this awesome mini camp!

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wordpress Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

In this workshop, kids grades 6-12 will create their own website using WordPress. They will learn how to set up a WordPress.com website and add their own content via web pages, and posts. We will also customize their website using the theme, menu and widget features in WordPress. Participants must bring their own laptops. Registration begins June 16.  Held at Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.

   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories and a craft. Each week our story times also involve an educational theme. This week we will explore the world of transportation: cars, boats, planes, and more. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home. 

Ages: 4-6 (also accompanied by parent(s)/caregiver)

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Fire Truck Visit @ Drexel Lodge Park!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wear your swim suit because the pumper truck is coming!

For all ages! NO registration required. 

Drexel Lodge is located at 4140 West Chester Park Newtown Square PA.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Workshop with Mrs. H!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Watercolor paintsSession 1 - Learn watercolor techniques and tips with Mrs. H! 

Registration is required, and begins June 12th • Open to those in grades 3, 4, and 5
Once registered, attendance is required for every week in session.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Build A Better Snack: A S.M.Art Kids Program  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Do you have the brainpower, culinary skills and taste buds to build a better snack? Team up to create new delicious treats out of old favorites.  For kids entering grades 3 to 5.  Registration required starting June 16.  This program will be held in the Radnor High School Library, 130 King of Prussia Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build It!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

The strongest bridge, the tallest skyscraper, the healthiest garden...

June 20th Bridge Across

June 27th Tower Rising

July 11 STEM It!

July 18th Healthy Food Garden 

July 25th Vehicles That Fly and Roll

These are just some of the projects we will build this summer often reusing items that would normally be headed to the recycling bin or the trash can.  Be ready for some fun challenges!  Students entering 1st through 5th grades are invited to help build a better world using their creativity and curiosity.  Register now by calling the library or swinging by the children's desk.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckXHfJJlaoN9wmNCpAtHGWAmuSsq1rZ9rE_YuV9E_BAt6poA/viewform?c=0&w=1

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Veterans and new players alike are welcome to join us for a game or two of scrabble.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Jack Box Party Games  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0583   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Use your phone or tablet to join in and play these wacky trivia games!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM TODDLER TUESDAY  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 - 5 YEARS OLD.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

JFK's assassination on November 22, 1963 has often been cited as the cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States. The logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made it happy again. But, this logic is overly simplistic. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and eath inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60 minute mulitmedia presentation will explain how and why. It will be presented by Aaaron Krerowicz, the only professional Beatles scholar in the United States. This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.                                                                                                                    

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mike Rose Magic Show  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Mike Rose:

Magic Show

Tuesday, July 18th @ 6:30pm

All ages!

 

"Each year Mike Rose presents hundreds of hilarious magic shows that are seen by thousands of people.  His action packed programs can fill an auditorium or be scaled down to fit in your living room.  Mike is quite skilled at entertaining family audiences.  Working on two levels, Mike simultaneously entertains your young audience members and your adult guests.  While the kids are caught up in the magic and off the wall interactive comedy, the adults are entertained on a second level with inside jokes, situational humor, and obscure references. Sometimes the comedy comes flying at them so fast they have to ask the kids what happened!  So if you want a no-holds-barred comedy show suitable for the whole family, rest assured Mike will meet, and exceed your expectations."

All ages are welcome & registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Turtle Dance w/ Mr.Matt  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Enjoy music and movement with this wonderful program for children of any age and check him out at info@turtledancemusic.com

   6:30 PM  -  7:40 PM Family Game Night  
    Contact: Peggy Bauer   610-583-1010   
   

Tuesday Family Fun Days!

Bring the family for board games, card games, etc. and expect lots of fun.

For All Ages/3+

 

    Location: Glenolden Library
   7:00 PM The Andrew Show  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's variety the likes of which our library has never seen before!

Juggler extraordinaire Andrew Scharff will amaze us with his circus tricks and comedy.

Everyone is welcome! No registration required.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   7:00 PM The Inklings: A Group for Writers  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Share ideas about writing and receive feedback in an informal setting. Class is led by published writer and retired teacher Joe Lynch, who has years of experience. No registration required.  Held at the Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Wednesday July 19, 2017
     LEGO WEDO ROBOTICSWORKSHOP  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

  LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP OF STEP-BY-STEP LEGO BUILDING AND PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS AGES 5-10.

Registration on a first-come basis.   Limited seating of 12.

Must be committed to attend all eight weeks.

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    Location: Norwood Public Library
     Science in the Summer Week  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Due to Science in the Summer at Ridley Township Public Library (preregistration required for this program), there are no story times or afternoon programs scheduled July 17-20.

See you next week!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Breakfast  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Books & Breakfast @ Chick-fil-A Lima

Wednesday, July 19th @ 10am

 

Mr. Jason will be at CFA-Lima to share some of his favorite books for a special story time! Singing, dancing, reading, and a craft afterwards. FREE coffee for adults provided by CFA...what fun!

Registration is not required. Recommended for ages birth-6, but all are welcome!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM GOLDEN GAMERS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

If you are 55+ (give or take - we won't card you) and want to try some amazing new board games, then "The "Golden Gamers" is the group for you. Each session is led by Bonnie Neubauer, a local award-winning board game designer.

We'll meet in the accessible Grand Retreat area of the Adult Library.

Seating is limited, so please sign up here or call the library at 610-789-4440.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club at Wayne Senior Center  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The July book selection is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.  

 
   10:30 AM Play K  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Educational play for young children you won't want to miss!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories, songs, and a craft. Each week our story times involve an educational theme and also include some movin' and groovin' in our songs providing some great physical activity. This week we will explore the world of transportation: cars, boats, planes, and more. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home. 

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent(s)/ caregiver)

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL BLOCK PARTY  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Did you know that playing with blocks is not only fun but can teach math and science skills to your preschool children? It's true!

Come and join other parents and adult caregivers for an hour of block play with your children.

                   Ages:   2 years - Kindergarten wtih parent/adult caregiver

                   Dates:  Every Wednesday from June 14th - August 9th

                   Time:    11:00 - 12:00pm

                   Where:  Upper Darby Municipal Library

                                 501 Bywood Ave

To register or if you have any questions, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today.

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Lori Perillo   610-521-9344   ticsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Get ready to stretch with our special Kid's Yoga program today.

Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM Splish, Splash Story Time  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Dive into reading at Prospect Park Swim Club with poolside stories.

**Registration is not required, however, you MUST be a member or guest to attend.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppets Pizzazz  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Since 1989, Puppets Pizzazz has been successfully entertaining children of all ages. Each show is carefully geared to entertain, excite, and educate children from about one year old to 10 years old. The show is set up as a variety show with over twenty-five professional hand puppets used to perform nine funny songs and humorous skits. In between each act, there is an MC puppet who comes out and tells jokes and riddles.

 

Each song or skit is only about two or three minutes long, so it is easy to hold the children’s attention including toddlers! 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. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Library Olympics  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Compete in events like paperback stack, used book toss, book cart relay, and other library themed games.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Camp  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's make videos together in this awesome mini camp!

   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Clube @ Sellers  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Eat snacks, watch anime and hang out with fellow anime fans!
For teens in grades 6 to 12. 
No registration needed, just drop in!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM Family Storytime at Wayne Elementary  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Andrea in the Wayne Elementary School Library in this storytime for kids of all ages.  Held at Wayne Elementary School, 651 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   4:00 PM Sally's Music Circle  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   


Come and join us for music and dancing with Sally's Music Circle!  
Ages: Birth - 5 (and grown-ups!)
No registration required

 

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday Puppets Pizzaz  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

Puppets Pizzaz! Come and see a hilarious and highly entertaining puppet show! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional, but having fun is not! Children 3 to 6 years old are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games. Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fund and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures! Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is then followed by either a craft or activity. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mr. Don presents: It's a Great Big, Really Small World  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

A family program, suitable for children age 3-10.

Join storyteller Mr. Don from Classroom Adventure Stories as he share his tale, "It's A Great BIG, Really Small World!"  -- This adventure story will take you and your children on a Magical Journey all over the world, as a magical book transports you to various points on the globe.  Children will learn a little about each country they visit.  But, more importantly, they will learn that, despite our differences, deep down inside we're really all the same.  They'll also learn that all books have the power to take them anywhere they want to go!

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 "PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is now a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ (or any one who can read aloud), but younger siblings can join!

Summer Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

July 12July 19

August 16August 23

***CLICK ON THE DATE(S) YOU'D LIKE TO REGISTER FOR***

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or color while waiting. Register to reserve a spot for your young reader using his/her name. Click "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings.

The 10-minute time slots will be done on a first come, first to sign up on site at the library on the day of the visit.

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program.

Those on our wait list are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows.

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Culinary Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Socialize, be creative, and learn cooking skills while preparing a tasty meal with friends. 

This program is free and open to all those entering grades 9-12.

Space is limited, please email Jenifer to register.

   7:00 PM Adult Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Whether a chess master or a brand new player, all are welcome for fun instruction and gaming with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM Build a Better World Film Series for Adults  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

To demonstrate that the Library is open to all people and ideas, and that its collections reflect many voices and cultures we will screen 3 films during the summer. These films highlight diversity and will serve as a backdrop to our reading program for adults. Refreshments will be served.  This month's movie will be Queen of Katwe (2017).  

   7:00 PM Sunset Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the sun sinks below the horizon, 3 year olds thru 3rd graders are welcome to join us for some amazing tales.  Our themes include:

June 21st     Anywhere Garden

June 28th     Build a House

July  12th     Banjo 'n Fiddle

July  19th     Dusk Descends

July   26th    Astronaut Antics

What an relaxing way for the whole family to hang out together.  (You'll also get a sneak preview of our PAWS dogs!)  Just call or come in to register for the series starting on May 15th.  We need family last name, # of children, and ages/grades.

Note: No program evening of July 5th.

 

 

 



 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

PAWS for People

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in a year and earn a free T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting weekly on Wednesday evenings starting  June 21st and running through July 26th (with the exception of July 5th). Each dog team can listen to 6 students at 10 minute intervals, so space is limited.  Sign-ups begin Monday, May 15th so don't delay! Students can register for up to 3 weekly sessions over the course of theis 5 week series. Students age 5 and up may take a "picture walk" or read the book of their choice to our loveable dogs.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Thursday July 20, 2017
     Science in the Summer Week  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Due to Science in the Summer at Ridley Township Public Library (preregistration required for this program), there are no story times or afternoon programs scheduled July 17-20.

See you next week!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time featues bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short blocks, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The stroy time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/163hFjB87VUrBGHaMXOn_DXiby2mBITpFZ1Cnjhu0dqI/viewform

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's read together!  It's storytime with Rachee!

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Amazing Maji!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mystifying magic and mind-blowing illusions!

For all ages. No registration required

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have a free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab

Thursday, July 6th @ 11am-- Slime Time w/ special guest instructor

Thursday, July 20th @ 11:30am-- Sounds!!!

Mr. Jason has gone mad! Luckily, the library will still keep him around and let him do the messy, loud, fun science experiments OUTSIDE. If you've got a young scientist on your hands, bring them to these outdoor lab programs.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED per week as Mr. Jason needs to order the correct amount of supplies!

For ages 4-18 (adult help may be necessary). Register with your child's name & info, and then "Add Guests" to register additional kids you are bringing. Click on which date(s) you'd like to register for!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ADULT BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Come join the Upper Darby Municipal Library Adult Book Club for a delightful hour discussing books! The meetings take place from 1:00-2:00pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave, Upper Darby,.  

Due to limited space, registration is required. To register, please call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today.

Following is the schedule of titles for discussion:

6/15/17 – Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil

                    War by Tony Horwitz

7/20/17 – Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

8/17/17 – The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice

9/21/17 – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

10/19/17 – The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of the American Team’s Epic

                    Journey to Win God at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown

11/16/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

12/21/17 – Empire of the Summer by S.C. Gwynne

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM OPERA LECTURE SERIES: THE PEARL FISHERS (LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES), PART 1  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Listen to a lecture and the full recording (while following along with the provided libretto) to learn about The Pearl Fishers, a beautiful opera by Georges Bizet. The Pearl Fishers includes the famous duet for tenor and baritone, "Au fond du temple saint." Presented by popular lecturer Joseph Erdeljac, B.S. and M.Ed., Music and Vocal Performance.

This free program will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator. Refreshments during the break!

Registration is required and will begin on July 1 at 9:00 a.m. Note that this presentation will be in two parts  -  July 20 and 27. You may attend one or both. Please sign up for each session separately.
 
    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Camp  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Let's make videos together in this awesome mini camp!

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM T'ai Chi Chi Guided Practice Session  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a free guided practice session of T'ai Chi Chih.  T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation, which is an easy and effective way to optimize health and well being.  Accredited teachers Jim and Fran Kaib will be your guides.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0583   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on one of our consoles. Video games are not your thing? Then enjoy a board game or a card game. Feel free to bring your own device or games.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM World Board Games with Showcase Comics  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Showcase Comics

comes to

Helen Kate Furness Library

for a

World Board Game Event

The theme is Build A Better World and Showcase will bring building games to share with teens such as Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Rhino Hero, and others.

Then, you are invited any Thursday night, toImage result for settlers of catan images Showcase Comics, 631 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore, for our regular Board Game Nights, 6 to 9 PM.  Learn a new game from one of our staff or just choose a favorite from our board game library and play with your family and friends or invite others at the store to join you.  We have plenty of table space for everyone.  Questions?  Call 610-544-9229.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this fall: you are invited to the library's Kid Zone--a program filled with books, building, science and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! The folks from Marshall Steam Museum will also visit us! REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TEEN THURSDAY AFTER DINNER MOVIE EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

COME SPEND AN EARLY SUMMER EVENING WATCHING

A MOVIE PICKED OUT JUST FOR YOU AT THE NORWOOD LIBRARY!

Grades 6-8 ONLY

Registration Required. Limited seating.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for great discussions, special guests, and even a visit to the author!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Story Time & Crafts  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FOR AGES 5 - 10 YEARS OF AGE. WE WILL HAVE STORYTIME AND A CRAFT.

   6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO! Bring your favorite yarn project and join our friendly group.

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Goes to the Movies  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Movie TBA

Bring your own snacks.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   6:30 PM Thursdays on the Patio  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us across the street on the new 20th Century Club patio for fun events for the whole family!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Pajama Storytime Storytime for the whole family.  Pajamas are not necessary.  Thursday, June 29th and July 20th from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.  Please register so we know how many people will be attending and we can plan accordingly.  Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.610-622-8091.

Pajama Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

Children can come to the library and practice reading to the best listener - a dog! Three therapy dog teams will be at the Swarthmore Public Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and to listen to children (Kindergartners and older) read a book of their choice. This is also an ideal opportunity for English language learners. 

This very popular program is held two Thursdays each month. Registration required. Each child will get a time slot within the 6:30-7:30 window. Email Mr. Scott at swcsd@delcolibraries.org to request a specific time. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Friday July 21, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Summer Show  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Today's Family Fun Show: Alex and the Kaleidoscope

An interactive music entertainment brand, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Transportation Tales  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Tales

Fridays in July 2017

 

10:30am--Story time (registration required; suggested for ages infants-5 years old)

11am--Visiting Vehicles (registration not required ages 6+)

July 7--Riddle Ambulance & Rocky Run Fire Co.

July 14--PA State Police & Stoltzfus Boat

July 21--Construction w/ PennDOT & Middletown Public Works Dept.

July 28--RTMSD School Bus & Stoltzfus RV

 

In this summertime series on Fridays, Mr. Jason has a regular story time at 10:30am with books all about special vehicles (registration is required for this part). Click on which date you'd like to register for.

At 11am, families are invited to go outside and see the visiting vehicles we had just read about in the story time (registration not required for this part)!

Thanks to Weathers Motors for letting us park our visiting vehicles on their grass lot just behind the library.

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregives that will get everyone exited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven up the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and its followed a playtime feturing a wide varitey of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Story time  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Special guest reader: Miss Lori 

Registratiopn preferred

   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game! Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are all available for game play. Feel free to bring your own portable devices or games too. 

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

No registration is required.

   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

A friendly group of proficient French speakers meets each month to talk about art, literature, history, or current events.  Come dust off your French!  Facilitated by Lucy Saxon. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  The Following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  July 7, July 21, August 4th.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to a Blocks and Blueprints Learning Center.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Registration starts May 30.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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LEGO Club

Wednesday, July 5th; 4-7pm

Friday, July 21st; 3-5pm

 

 

Calling all builders of ALL AGES--come to MFL and enjoy the library's HUGE collection of LEGO bricks of all sizes. Unstructured build time to stretch those creative muscles, mold those engineering minds, and meet some new friends! Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read and Rant Book Group  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.

For students entering grades 7 and 8.
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Saturday July 22, 2017
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

All ages and all skill levels are welcome to join us for fun lessons and fun play!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Hobbit Immersion Camp  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Read at home and then come to the Library for activities.

Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckXHfJJlaoN9wmNCpAtHGWAmuSsq1rZ9rE_YuV9E_BAt6poA/viewform?c=0&w=1

For Middle School / Young Adult

    Location: Glenolden Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM YOUTH SUMMER MUSIC CAMP  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join us hear at the Yeadon Public Library for a free Youth Summer Music Camp! Presenting David Hughes, an Accompanished Song Writer, Educator and Former Cruise Line Music Director.  This incredible opportunity is being offered both Saturday, July 15th and Saturday, July 22nd from 12pm-2pm.

Reigistration deadline is June 30th.  Stop by the Yeadon Public Library @ 809 Longacre Blvd or register online.


Monday July 24, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SUMMER READING CLUB EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

SENSING OUR WORLD        

                              STORIES - GAMES - CRAFTS

Grades K-5                                                              

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-3561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories, songs, and a craft. Each week our story times involve an educational theme and also include movin' and groovin' in our songs providing some great physical activity. We will end each storytime with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent(s)/caregiver)

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere, as concepts such as colors numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask you only register for one time slot per session. Thanks!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Movie Discussion  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join the Library Movie Discussion Group to view and discuss "Hacksaw Ridge"  on Monday, July 24th at 11AM.  Light lunch will be provided.

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    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am for summer!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sit 'n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM Container Gardening  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We welcome Urbanstead to show us how to make a container garden!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reporting Hours  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades are invitied to chat with Ms. Lori about the books they are reading between the hours of 1 and 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.  They may also share their Build a Better World Book Bingo experiences.  Prizes will also be awarded at this time for six or more books.  Preschoolers through 1st graders may also redeem prizes once they have completed reading 12 books with parents, siblings, or on their own.  They also are included in Book Bingo.  Summer folders, bingo sheets, and bookmarks are available starting June 14th, and will be handed out that night after the Give-and-Take Jugglers' performance @ 7 p.m. 

Thursday evenings between 7:15 & 8:30 are available to students and parents not able to come during the daytime.  The 4 nights available are June 22nd & June 29th, as well as July 13th & 20th.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM Interboro Goes to the Library  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

This summer, Interboro's Administrators and Teachers will be partnering with the Norwood Public Library to provide interactive read-aloud experiences for K-5 students.  At each session, two Interboro faculty members will share their favorite books with students.  For more information, please visit www.interborosd.org or visit the Norwood Public Library.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Interboro Goes To The Library  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Story-time with Interboro teachers & administrators.

For grades K - 5.

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. from July 10 - August 14.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Read a Better World Book Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a storytime and activities for young readers entering grades 1 & 2. 

Registration is required • Suitable for children entering grades 1 & 2. 

   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monday Funday  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Calling all children entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades this fall! Join us this summer to build and create using iPads, K'Nex, Little Bits, and more. We will spend lots of time building, creating and inventing. We will also have a special visit from the folks from Winterthur to show us a selection of building tools used long ago. You'll aslo have a chance to build a mansion of your dreams using simple materials. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM Story Hour for Ages 3-7  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we explore summer themes through books and fun activities including crafts, experiments, and games.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEARN TO KNIT WITH NATALIE AND BRIANNE  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Would you like to learn how to knit? Come to the library this summer! Natalie and Brianne from "Finely the Knitting Corner" in Prospect Park, PA are conducting three classes at the library in July. You may sign up for all three or attend one or two. There's no need to bring anything with you. All materials will be provided. Because of limited space, registration is required!

This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Aston Township Hometown Concert  
    Contact: Aston Township   610-494-1636   
   

You’re invited to come out and enjoy an evening of outdoor concerts held at the Aston Township Community Center.  The events are rain or shine with the option of using the Community Center Gymnasium in the event of inclement weather.  Lawn chairs are welcome and every concert is $1 dog night!!  Concerts are set to begin at 7 p.m.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

Hometown Concert Schedule:

  • Monday June 19th – 2017 Mummers South Philadelphia String Band
  • Monday July 10th – Tim Carroll
  • Monday July 24th – Rockdale Boys

This is a program of the Aston Township Recreation Committee!

    Location: Aston Public Library

Tuesday July 25, 2017
     PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Tuesdays from 10:00 - 10:40 am. No storytime July 4th. Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic literacy and math skills.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays,clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-687-1124   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance. Held at the RML REcollection at 167 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LET'S PLAY K!:    "MY COLORFUL WORLD"

                           Theme-based stories, learning activities, and free play 

Ages 3-5         

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Science in the Summer - Level 1  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

This Year's Theme is Science of Sports.

Level 1 is for student's entering 2nd and 3rd grade next year.

To Register Visit:
www.scienceinthesummer.com

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with The Franklin Institute

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Build Day @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Tuesday, July 25th

10am-7pm

 

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All day long kids & their caregivers can enjoy a variety of building games, activities, and kits here at the library. We will have things throughout the library, so stop in any time! All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy. Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's time for tots to play and read with fun and interactive storytime!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children (and adults) to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music and Libby McCampbell.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Interactive stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 3-5. 2nd floor. No registration needed.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the LooseJoin us for a Mother Goose on the Loose storytime! Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning storytime for children ages 1-3 *with* their caregivers.

Registration is required • Suitable for children ages 1-3 (although older and younger preschool siblings are welcome!)

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM PLAY K DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PLAY AND LEARN ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT CHILDREN'S EARLY LEARNING THROUGH FREE PLAY!

                                           Specific toys and activities will be available for play

Recommended for children preparing to enter Kindergarten

Registration not required

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Since this story time at 10:30am is so popular, Mr. Jason will be doing a second encore story time immediately after the first one. This way, the crowd won't be so big. So feel free to come to the 10:30am or the 11:30am story time for your toddlers!

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 11:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Drop In Tuesdays  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectparklibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Build a Better World.

Independently explore a new STEM theme each week.

Materials provided.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM Storytime for Kindergartners  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime for Kindergartners  For children entering Kindergarten. Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.  No storytime July 4th.  Storytime with craft which includes literacy, basic reading or math activities.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

Storytime for Kindergartners is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 5-10, younger siblings welcome with adult supervision.

Stop by the library to build and play with Legos and blocks.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Lego Mania dates (June 27, July 25, August 8) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science in the Summer - Level 2  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Science of Sports.

Level 2 is for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade next year.

To register visit:
www.scienceinthesummer.com

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with The Franklin Institute.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Melissa Anderson/Andie Mandel   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for super funtastic stories and a craft. Each week our story times also involve an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all the books we want to take home. 

Ages: 4-6 (also accompanied by parent(s)/caregiver)

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Workshop with Mrs. H!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Watercolor paintsSession 1 - Learn watercolor techniques and tips with Mrs. H! 

Registration is required, and begins June 12th • Open to those in grades 3, 4, and 5
Once registered, attendance is required for every week in session.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wii AND PLAYSTATION 4  SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAMES.

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build It!