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Tuesday October 15, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Seeker Resources (New Location!)- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Looking for a first job or hoping to land something better? Re-entering the workforce? The Library is here to help! Drop in during this time and get access to computers and experienced staff, who can assist with formatting resumes, searching for jobs, and filling out applications.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Novel Thoughts Too Book Club  
    Contact: Ellen Anderson   717-566-2008   eltrand@aol.com
   

Join other book lovers for a monthly book discussion. This is an afternoon book club. For more information or to find out which book will be discussed, call 566-0949.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Members-Only Preview Sale  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

Members-only — Join at the Door! 

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library’s Fall Book Sale. 

Book sale specials will be listed on the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library's Facebook page!

    Location: Salem UCC, 143 W Main St, Elizabethville
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild! Create a work of art based on a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pumpkin Fun  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Celebrate the fall season through books, crafts, and decorating a pumpkin. Each kid will get a pumpkin to decorate and keep.

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Rooms A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday October 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library’s Fall Book Sale. 

Book sale specials will be listed on the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library's Facebook page!

    Location: Salem UCC, 143 W Main St, Elizabethville
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re bringing a maker space to The Library for our preschool aged friends! Our mini makers will use both high and low-tech objects to learn, invent, create, and discover. Watch their imaginations soar at this exciting program.

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more.  We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale (Preview Sale)  
    Contact: Jo Sheppard   717-512-5729   josheppa@gmail.com
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale. Wednesday's sale is for existing or new Friends members only. Join at the door!

    Location: Paxtang Municipal Building, 3423 Derry St
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: Culinary Mysteries  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knit 1, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Bring your own supplies and join us for an evening of learning and conversation. We will help beginners get started and the pros can give us tips.

Duration: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: 15 years or older.

    Location: Kline Library

Thursday October 17, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library’s Fall Book Sale. 

Book sale specials will be listed on the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library's Facebook page!

    Location: Salem UCC, 143 W Main St, Elizabethville
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Jo Sheppard   717-512-5729   josheppa@gmail.com
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale. 

    Location: Paxtang Municipal Building, 3423 Derry St
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book & Media Collection for the Friends of the East Shore Area Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and other items can be donated to the Friends of East Shore Area Library for placement in the Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library.

Volunteers are needed to help sort, move and set up for the book sale. Please contact Bonnie Hindman if you would like to volunteer your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Yoga  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Bring your little yogi and meet us at The Library for books, music, and games along with traditional yoga poses.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11.  Registration is by appointment starting Tuesday, September 3rd at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pumpkin Fun - A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Celebrate the fall season through books, crafts, and decorating a pumpkin. Each kid will get a pumpkin to decorate and keep.

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knit 1, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Bring your own supplies and join us for an evening of learning and conversation. We will help beginners get started and the pros can give us tips.

Duration: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: 15 years or older.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Friday October 18, 2019
   8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: Kline Library
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library’s Fall Book Sale. 

Book sale specials will be listed on the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library's Facebook page!

    Location: Salem UCC, 143 W Main St, Elizabethville
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Book & Media Collection for the Friends of the East Shore Area Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and other items can be donated to the Friends of East Shore Area Library for placement in the Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library.

Volunteers are needed to help sort, move and set up for the book sale. Please contact Bonnie Hindman if you would like to volunteer your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Jo Sheppard   717-512-5729   josheppa@gmail.com
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale. 

    Location: Paxtang Municipal Building, 3423 Derry St
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years. Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday October 19, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library’s Fall Book Sale. 

Book sale specials will be listed on the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library's Facebook page!

    Location: Salem UCC, 143 W Main St, Elizabethville
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Book & Media Collection for the Friends of the East Shore Area Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and other items can be donated to the Friends of East Shore Area Library for placement in the Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library.

Volunteers are needed to help sort, move and set up for the book sale. Please contact Bonnie Hindman if you would like to volunteer your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Jo Sheppard   717-512-5729   josheppa@gmail.com
   

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Friends of Kline Library's Fall Book Sale. 

    Location: Paxtang Municipal Building, 3423 Derry St
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nancy Drew is Back!  
    Contact: Christina Lauver   717-234-4961 x 1110   clauver@dcls.org
   

Come hear CBS 21 personalities read from the original Nancy Drew series of books and find out about the new television series that will begin airing in October. Designed for the whole family.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM White Carnation Society: Civic Dialogue  
    Contact: Lenwood Sloan   (717) 919-0993   catalyticagents@hotmail.com
    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Tear Apart Technology  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What’s inside of your old clock radio or your parents’ old VCR? Come and find out as we tear apart old technology to see how it works. We’ll provide the old tech, safety gear, and materials you need to tear it apart.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dying for Love: A Library Mystery  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

There's been a murder at The Library! Join us for an evening of mystery and detection. Hunt for physical clues and hear the testimony of all the suspects. Everyone has a secret-- will you find out whose secret is murder?

90 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Monday October 21, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: Culinary Mysteries  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Tuesday October 22, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday October 23, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of East Shore Area Library's Fall Book & Media Sale (Preview Sale)  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY! Join at the door! Friends members are welcome to shop the Fall Book Sale early at tonight's Preview Sale.

Books, CDs, movies and more are for sale at the East Shore Area Library's Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be visiting The Library to accept blood donations. Not only will your donation be saving lives, you'll also get a snack! 

4 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: You must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lively Minds Workshop: Halloween Storytelling  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Come share some Halloween tales that will thrill the spirit and intrigue the mind.  Learn about the history of All Hallows Eve and why we bob for apples when we celebrate this holiday.  An entertaining evening of storytelling for adults by Judy England-McCarthy, a natural born performer with a strong theatrical background. 

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Thursday October 24, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of East Shore Area Library's Fall Book & Media Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and more are for sale at the East Shore Area Library's Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Books on Tap!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

This casual book club will meet at local establishments to dive into new genres and forms while getting to know other readers in a social setting.  The local establishment for September, October, and November is The Sturges Speakeasy.

October's book selection is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Duration: 60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  Location address: The Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA.

    Location: Offsite
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Stop the Bleed  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

With the increased incidents of mass casualties in our nation, there is a national initiative called Stop the Bleed that is saving lives in the unfortunate event that this happens in our own neighborhoods, churches, schools, malls and theaters. This initiative was put into place after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children bled to death from wounds that could have been treated.  Stop the Bleed continues to empower the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.  At the conclusion of the class, participants will know what to do in the event of life-threatening bleeding. The only thing more tragic than a death, is a death that could have been prevented.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Friday October 25, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of East Shore Area Library's Fall Book & Media Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and more are for sale at the East Shore Area Library's Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Fundamentals Class  
    Contact: Michelle Liggett   7179052011   mliggett@cactricounty.org
   

Learn the basics or brush up on your skills.

Fun class designed for adult learners, with an experienced instructor.

Learn computer literacy skills, explore the internet, email, Microsoft Office & more!

Meet in the Community Room, downstairs at the Elizabethville Library.

Laptops provided.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Saturday October 26, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of East Shore Area Library's Fall Book & Media Sale  
    Contact: Bonnie Hindman   717-433-8055   bonniehindman@gmail.com
   

Books, CDs, movies and more are for sale at the East Shore Area Library's Fall Book Sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the East Shore Area Library. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Nancy Drew is Back!  
    Contact: Christina Lauver   717-234-4961 x 1110   clauver@dcls.org
   

Come hear CBS 21 personalities read from the original Nancy Drew series of books and find out about the new television series that will begin airing in October. Bring the whole family and enjoy this program upstairs in The Library.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday October 28, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Art- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

Program length: 75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Chorus in the Forest  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Howls, hoots, and ribbits add to the chorus of sounds that can be heard in the forest.  Come trek into the woods with us as we explore forest animals through books, crafts, rhymes, and more.  You never know what you might discover about these noisy animals!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crazy for Coloring- Room B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.  Coloring is a great social activity, and it’s just plain fun!  Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided.  Feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you.

Program length: 2 hours. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Tuesday October 29, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friends of the East Shore Area Library Meeting  
    Contact: Betty Ann Petroski   714-921-8441   bettyannread@comcast.net
   

You are welcome to join the Friends of the East Shore Area Library at their monthly meeting where fundraising events, book sale planning and programs that benefit the East Shore Area Library are planned.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you're doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts in a hands-on way! There will be no tests, or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Device Club  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your device and participate in this monthly workshop for mobile device users. Each session will have a short presentation on a general topic (or specific app) followed by question and practice time. Learn how to change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi and download e-books.

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Room A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday October 30, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Who Are You?- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday October 31, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Around the World  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Travel around the globe and explore different cultures through music, stories, and games.  Learn about people and places all over the world; no passport required.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration is by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Who Are You?- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday November 1, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Eat, Drink and Be Thankful- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Celebrate your thankfulness this season with this fun and easy craft. Library staff will show participants an ombre painting technique as well as how to use a stencil. Light refreshments will be served; however, participants are encouraged to bring something to share!

2 hours.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months - 5years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Tunes and Tales- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Books and music pair up for preschoolers. Children will sing, play rhythm instruments, participate in movement activities, and be introduced to basic music vocabulary. Books and storytelling will enrich this program and support early learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Saturday November 2, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Sunday November 3, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crazy for Coloring- Room B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates parts of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.  Coloring is a great social activity, and it’s just plain fun!  Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided.  Feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday November 4, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Art- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

Program length: 75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Chorus in the Forest  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Howls, hoots, and ribbits add to the chorus of sounds that can be heard in the forest.  Come trek into the woods with us as we explore forest animals through books, crafts, rhymes, and more.  You never know what you might discover about these noisy animals!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 5, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Seeker Resources (New Location!)- Upper Level  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Looking for a first job or hoping to land something better? Re-entering the workforce? The Library is here to help! Drop in during this time and get access to computers and experienced staff, who can assist with formatting resumes, searching for jobs, and filling out applications.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Armchair Traveler  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Experience the people, cultures and places from all around the world through books and magazines from your comfy armchair. You can live vicariously in a place you may never experience in real life or learn more about a place you are about to visit. We will travel the world with staff, patrons, and friends as our speakers share stories, details, and photos of their travels.

90 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you're doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts in a hands-on way! There will be no tests, or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Room A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PodClub (NEW!)  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Each month we will listen to a few podcasts before the meeting, then get together to discuss them. Also, we will suggest our favorite podcasts and what we didn't like too. Join us for this exploration into the growing audio archive of podcasts!

60 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Eat, Drink and Be Thankful  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Celebrate your thankfulness this season with this fun and easy craft. Library staff will show participants an ombre painting technique as well as how to use a stencil. Light refreshments will be served; however, participants are encouraged to bring something to share!

2 hours.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Wednesday November 6, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Who Are You?- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday November 7, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Around the World  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Travel around the globe and explore different cultures through music, stories, and games.  Learn about people and places all over the world; no passport required.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration is by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Who Are You?- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Nights- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys, and more.  For November, the theme is National Novel Writing Month.  Do you love to write, but you don't have anywhere to share it?  Or, are you looking for ideas?  Come in and share or don't share.  Either way, come in and talk to others who also like to write.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Documentary Showing- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry.  We will view the award-winning documentary written and directed by Harrisburg native Tracy Heather Strain.  Following the film, there will be a time for reflection.

2 hours. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Michael Kattner   717-362-9825   mkattner@dcls.org
   

You are welcome to join the Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library at their monthly meeting where fundraising events, book sale planning and programs that benefit the Elizabethville Area Library are planned.

 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Friday November 8, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months - 5years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Tunes and Tales- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Books and music pair up for preschoolers. Children will sing, play rhythm instruments, participate in movement activities, and be introduced to basic music vocabulary. Books and storytelling will enrich this program and support early learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM EV Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week: Meet Jonathan Bean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week!

Author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, will provide presentations at 4 Library locations over the course of 3 days, highlighting his book, Big Snow. Programs will include an author presentation, book signing and activities. Each family in attendance will receive a free book. Additional book titles will be available for purchase.

Preschool Storytimes will feature Big Snow all week long! Crafts and book-related activities can be enjoyed any time you stop by The Library during Children’s Book Week.

In Big Snow, David “helps” his mother get the house ready for their guests, but everything reminds him of the big snow on its way -- the flour in the cookies, the suds in the bath tub, the fluffy, cool white sheets on his bed! But after a long day, the clouds are slow to deliver a big snow… until a naptime adventure delivers the snow of David’s dreams.

Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:

EV: Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.

AFL: Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.

KL: Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.

ESA: Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Saturday November 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM AFL Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week: Meet Jonathan Bean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week!

Author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, will provide presentations at 4 Library locations over the course of 3 days, highlighting his book, Big Snow. Programs will include an author presentation, book signing and activities. Each family in attendance will receive a free book. Additional book titles will be available for purchase.

Preschool Storytimes will feature Big Snow all week long! Crafts and book-related activities can be enjoyed any time you stop by The Library during Children’s Book Week.

In Big Snow, David “helps” his mother get the house ready for their guests, but everything reminds him of the big snow on its way -- the flour in the cookies, the suds in the bath tub, the fluffy, cool white sheets on his bed! But after a long day, the clouds are slow to deliver a big snow… until a naptime adventure delivers the snow of David’s dreams.

Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:

EV: Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.

AFL: Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.

KL: Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.

ESA: Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM KL Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week: Meet Jonathan Bean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week!

Author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, will provide presentations at 4 Library locations over the course of 3 days, highlighting his book, Big Snow. Programs will include an author presentation, book signing and activities. Each family in attendance will receive a free book. Additional book titles will be available for purchase.

Preschool Storytimes will feature Big Snow all week long! Crafts and book-related activities can be enjoyed any time you stop by The Library during Children’s Book Week.

In Big Snow, David “helps” his mother get the house ready for their guests, but everything reminds him of the big snow on its way -- the flour in the cookies, the suds in the bath tub, the fluffy, cool white sheets on his bed! But after a long day, the clouds are slow to deliver a big snow… until a naptime adventure delivers the snow of David’s dreams.

Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:

EV: Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.

AFL: Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.

KL: Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.

ESA: Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Kline Library

Sunday November 10, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ESA Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week: Meet Jonathan Bean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week!

Author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, will provide presentations at 4 Library locations over the course of 3 days, highlighting his book, Big Snow. Programs will include an author presentation, book signing and activities. Each family in attendance will receive a free book. Additional book titles will be available for purchase.

Preschool Storytimes will feature Big Snow all week long! Crafts and book-related activities can be enjoyed any time you stop by The Library during Children’s Book Week.

In Big Snow, David “helps” his mother get the house ready for their guests, but everything reminds him of the big snow on its way -- the flour in the cookies, the suds in the bath tub, the fluffy, cool white sheets on his bed! But after a long day, the clouds are slow to deliver a big snow… until a naptime adventure delivers the snow of David’s dreams.

Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:

EV: Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.

AFL: Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.

KL: Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.

ESA: Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday November 11, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Art- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

Program length: 75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Chorus in the Forest  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Howls, hoots, and ribbits add to the chorus of sounds that can be heard in the forest.  Come trek into the woods with us as we explore forest animals through books, crafts, rhymes, and more.  You never know what you might discover about these noisy animals!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 12, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Job Seeker Resources  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Looking for a first job or hoping to land something better? Re-entering the workforce? The Library is here to help! Drop in during this time and get access to computers and experienced staff, who can assist with formatting resumes, searching for jobs, and filling out applications.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you're doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts in a hands-on way! There will be no tests, or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Room A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Let's Talk About It: Pride and Prejudice  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Discover, explore, and discuss a variety of classics with us.

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Novel Thoughts Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Wert   576-4645   wert.mail@verizon.net
   

Join other book lovers for a monthly book discussion. This is an evening book discussion group. Books to discuss will be determined by the participants. For more information or to find out which book will be discussed this month, call 566-0949.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Wednesday November 13, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Who Are You?- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 2nd Wednesday Cinema- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

For those looking for a change from the blockbuster film genre, join us of 2nd Wednesday Cinema, featuring international and independent films.

2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mary Sachs Series: Pennsylvania's Justice Bell and Women's Fight for the Right to Vote- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Join us as we view the film "Dreams of Equality" which was commissioned by the National Park Service for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.  Following the film, Shirley McCormick from the League of Women Voters will tell us about the Justice Bell, cast in 1915 to promote the cause for women's suffrage.

90 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Thursday November 14, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Around the World  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Travel around the globe and explore different cultures through music, stories, and games.  Learn about people and places all over the world; no passport required.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:45 AM  -  12:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Kline Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Job Seeker Resources  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Looking for a first job or hoping to land something better? Re-entering the workforce? The Library is here to help! Drop in during this time and get access to computers and experienced staff, who can assist with formatting resumes, searching for jobs, and filling out applications.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration is by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Who Are You?- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library

Friday November 15, 2019
   8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months - 5years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Tunes and Tales- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Books and music pair up for preschoolers. Children will sing, play rhythm instruments, participate in movement activities, and be introduced to basic music vocabulary. Books and storytelling will enrich this program and support early learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  Note: This is a 3rd in the Burg event.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Saturday November 16, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday November 18, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Art- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

Program length: 75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Chorus in the Forest  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Howls, hoots, and ribbits add to the chorus of sounds that can be heard in the forest.  Come trek into the woods with us as we explore forest animals through books, crafts, rhymes, and more.  You never know what you might discover about these noisy animals!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Northern Dauphin
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: Stuffed Foods  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 19, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Job Seeker Resources (New Location!)- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Looking for a first job or hoping to land something better? Re-entering the workforce? The Library is here to help! Drop in during this time and get access to computers and experienced staff, who can assist with formatting resumes, searching for jobs, and filling out applications.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Novel Thoughts Too Book Club  
    Contact: Ellen Anderson   717-566-2008   eltrand@aol.com
   

Join other book lovers for a monthly book discussion. This is an afternoon book club. For more information or to find out which book will be discussed, call 566-0949.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you're doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts in a hands-on way! There will be no tests, or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Gingerbread Friends  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend!  Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Room A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Wednesday November 20, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Who Are You?- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: Stuffed Foods  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knit 1, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Bring your own supplies and join us for an evening of learning and conversation. We will help beginners get started and the pros can give us tips.

Duration: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: 15 years or older.

    Location: Kline Library

Thursday November 21, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Around the World  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Travel around the globe and explore different cultures through music, stories, and games.  Learn about people and places all over the world; no passport required.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Club- Room B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your device and participate in this monthly workshop for mobile device users. Each session will have a short presentation on a general topic (or specific app) followed by question and practice time. Learn how to change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi and download e-books. 

Duration: 90 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Books on Tap!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

This casual book club will meet at local establishments to dive into new genres and forms while getting to know other readers in a social setting.  The local establishment for September, October, and November is The Sturges Speakeasy.

November's book selection is The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams.

Duration: 60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  Location address: The Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA.

    Location: Offsite
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration is by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Who Are You?- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knit 1, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Bring your own supplies and join us for an evening of learning and conversation. We will help beginners get started and the pros can give us tips.

Duration: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: 15 years or older.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Literary Art for the Holidays- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kline Library Friends Board Meetings  
    Contact: Darlene Kvaternik   717-343-9426   darlenekvat@gmail.com
   

You are welcome to join the Kline Friends at their meeting where fundraising events, book sales, programming and more are planned to benefit the Kline Library. 

    Location: Kline Library

Friday November 22, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months - 5years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Tunes and Tales- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Books and music pair up for preschoolers. Children will sing, play rhythm instruments, participate in movement activities, and be introduced to basic music vocabulary. Books and storytelling will enrich this program and support early learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Fundamentals Class  
    Contact: Michelle Liggett   7179052011   mliggett@cactricounty.org
   

Fundamentals Class

Learn the basics or brush up on your skills.

Fun class designed for adult learners, with an experienced instructor.

Learn Computer Literacy Skills, Explore the Internet, Email, Microsoft Office & more!

Meet in the Community Room, downstairs at the Elizabethville Library.

Laptops provided.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Literary Art for the Holidays  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Help decorate your library this holiday season! Come and join us as we show you how to create holiday décor made from books. Make one for yourself and one for the Library!

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Saturday November 23, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Gingerbread Friends  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend!  Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Sunday November 24, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Pete Seeger: A Musical Celebration- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of song writer and activist, Pete Seeger.  Music students from West Chester University will perform many of Seeger's well-known hits.  They include Where Have All the Flowers Gone; Waist Deep in the Big Muddy; Turn, Turn, Turn; The Hammer Song; Rainbow Race; and Quite Early Morning.  We will follow Pete's example and encourage audience participation: singing along!  The presentation will include lyrics to assist people in singing along, as well as images to help center some stories about Pete and his meaningful contributions.

90 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday November 25, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Art- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing.  Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

Program length: 75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Chorus in the Forest  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Howls, hoots, and ribbits add to the chorus of sounds that can be heard in the forest.  Come trek into the woods with us as we explore forest animals through books, crafts, rhymes, and more.  You never know what you might discover about these noisy animals!

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

60 minutes.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry.  Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Gingerbread Friends  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend!  Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-652-9380 x1045   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join registered therapy dogs for fun sessions of reading. Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-652-9380 x1045 to schedule your time.

Ages: 6 to 11. Registration by appointment starting Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crazy for Coloring- Room B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.  Coloring is a great social activity, and it’s just plain fun!  Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided.  Feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you.

Program length: 2 hours. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Tuesday November 26, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friends of the East Shore Area Library Meeting  
    Contact: Betty Ann Petroski   714-921-8441   bettyannread@comcast.net
   

You are welcome to join the Friends of the East Shore Area Library at their monthly meeting where fundraising events, book sale planning and programs that benefit the East Shore Area Library are planned.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you're doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts in a hands-on way! There will be no tests, or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Device Club  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your device and participate in this monthly workshop for mobile device users. Each session will have a short presentation on a general topic (or specific app) followed by question and practice time. Learn how to change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi and download e-books.

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Robotics Club- Room A & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Not quite like the LEGOs you have at home! Explore STEM through building and programming as a team with weekly challenges.

Program length: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday November 27, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore, create and experiment in this maker space program. We provide both low tech, and some high tech options, but you chose what you want to do. Maybe you want to paint, make a craft, or try Hexbugs, Ozobots, or make a stop motion movie. This is not a set program. It is all about what YOU want to explore, create, and experiment with.

1 hour. Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Who Are You?- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was... series of books.  Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person.  Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  8-12 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday November 29, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: Birth-18 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Short and Sweet- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

Program length: 30 minutes. Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months - 5years.  Registration required.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration required.

    Location: Kline Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Tunes and Tales- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Books and music pair up for preschoolers. Children will sing, play rhythm instruments, participate in movement activities, and be introduced to basic music vocabulary. Books and storytelling will enrich this program and support early learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Saturday November 30, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime- Greenawald Room  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

Program length: 45 minutes. Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Gingerbread Friends- Rooms A, B & Greenawald  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend!  Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday December 3, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Armchair Traveler  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Experience the people, cultures and places from all around the world through books and magazines from your comfy armchair. You can live vicariously in a place you may never experience in real life or learn more about a place you are about to visit. We will travel the world with staff, patrons, and friends as our speakers share stories, details, and photos of their travels.

90 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Gingerbread Friends  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend!  Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Novel Thoughts Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Wert   576-4645   wert.mail@verizon.net
   

Join other book lovers for a monthly book discussion. This is an evening book discussion group. Books to discuss will be determined by the participants. For more information or to find out which book will be discussed this month, call 566-0949.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Wednesday December 4, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday December 5, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Let's Play Resonator Bells- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Join former music teacher Barb Martinetti as she teaches us how to play the resonator bells.  Music and bells will be provided.  No prior music experience is needed.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Nights- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys, and more.  For December, the theme is Homemade Gifts to Keep or Share.  Come in and learn how to make presents, either for yourself or someone else.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17.  Registration not required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends of Elizabethville Area Library Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Michael Kattner   717-362-9825   mkattner@dcls.org
   

You are welcome to join the Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library at their monthly meeting where fundraising events, book sale planning and programs that benefit the Elizabethville Area Library are planned.

 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Saturday December 7, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM White Carnation Society: Civic Dialogue  
    Contact: Lenwood Sloan   (717) 919-0993   catalyticagents@hotmail.com
    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Sunday December 8, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Negro Spirituals Performance with Hilliard Greene- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Hilliard Greene presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” This performance/workshop in words and music brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad.  These uniquely American heritage songs are recognized as a distinct musical genre. The music that will be featured is based on the coded Negro spirituals that runaway slaves used to elude capture.

Selections will include: Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Wade in The Water, Deep River, Go Down Moses, Michael Row De Boat Ashore, and I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray

Hilliard Greene is acclaimed for composing and performing solo contrabass music.  Former musical director for jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott, he is the leader of The Jazz Expressions and member of the Zigzag Quartet.

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday December 9, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Going Green with Cards and Gift Wrapping- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Let The Library help you prepare for the holidays, eco-friendly style! Join us as we teach you how to make beautiful greeting cards made out recycled paper and learn various stylish and sustainable ways to wrap gifts.

2 hours.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Music at The Library  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season by listening to classically trained musician, Ray Holland and his Mountain Dulcimer.

60 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Tuesday December 10, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Let's Talk About It: A Christmas Carol  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Discover, explore, and discuss a variety of classics with us.

60 minutes.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday December 11, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 2nd Wednesday Cinema- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

For those looking for a change from the blockbuster film genre, join us of 2nd Wednesday Cinema, featuring international and independent films.

2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday December 12, 2019
   10:45 AM  -  12:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Gingerbread Friends- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Run, run, run as fast as you can to catch your own gingerbread friend! Celebrate the start of winter through books, crafts, and decorating a gingerbread friend. 

45 minutes.  Families with children of all ages welcome.  Registration not required.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Elizabethville Area Library Friends: Make Christmas Special  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

Children of all ages can join the festivities and fun for a special Holiday celebration at the library. Exciting activities are planned with music, stories, crafts, and holiday treats. 

Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and will be given a free book to keep! This program is courtesy of The Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kline Library Friends Board Meetings  
    Contact: Darlene Kvaternik   717-343-9426   darlenekvat@gmail.com
   

You are welcome to join the Kline Friends at their meeting where fundraising events, book sales, programming and more are planned to benefit the Kline Library. 

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday December 14, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Elizabethville Area Library Friends: Make Christmas Special  
    Contact: Carolyn Kocher     kochers@epix.net
   

Children of all ages can join the festivities and fun for a special Holiday celebration at the library. Exciting activities are planned with music, stories, crafts, and holiday treats. 

Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and will be given a free book to keep! This program is courtesy of The Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Scrap Fabric Wreaths  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Make an eco-friendly, upcycled, scrap fabric wreath! During this program, participants will learn how to use fabric scraps and a wreath frame to make this one of a kind wreath. All materials and a blue snowflake patterned fabric will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring 2 yards of their own fabric.

2 hours.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library

Monday December 16, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: 5 Ingredients or Less  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Tuesday December 17, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Novel Thoughts Too Book Club  
    Contact: Ellen Anderson   717-566-2008   eltrand@aol.com
   

Join other book lovers for a monthly book discussion. This is an afternoon book club. For more information or to find out which book will be discussed, call 566-0949.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday December 18, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mid Day Get Away  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Bring your lunch and spend some time unwinding at The Library.  We’ll provide coloring pages, card games, word puzzles, and other low stress activities for you to enjoy during lunch.

Program length: 2 hours.  Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Book Club: 5 Ingredients or Less  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Calling food lovers of all kinds! We invite you to join this potluck-style book discussion about cooking, recipes, and food writing. Bring a dish to share with 15 people and the book that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Whether you’ve just started cooking or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s a place at the table for you. Bring containers to take any leftovers home.

60 minutes.  Registration required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Thursday December 19, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Friday December 20, 2019
   8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM Library Meeting  
    Location: Kline Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Fundamentals Class  
    Contact: Michelle Liggett   7179052011   mliggett@cactricounty.org
   

Fundamentals Class

Learn the basics or brush up on your skills.

Fun class designed for adult learners, with an experienced instructor.

Learn Computer Literacy Skills, Explore the Internet, Email, Microsoft Office & more!

Meet in the Community Room, downstairs at the Elizabethville Library.

Laptops provided.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Music at The Library  
    Contact: The Library   717-566-0949 x1204   anorris@dcls.org
   

Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season by listening to classically trained musician, Ray Holland and his Mountain Dulcimer.

60 minutes. Registration not required.  Ages: This is an adult program.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  Note: This is a 3rd in the Burg event.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday January 2, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Nights- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
    Location: Alexander Family Library

Monday January 6, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM 123 Play with Me  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Engage your child in play that helps strengthen motor skills, social skills, and encourages early literacy. During each session a different community resource professional will be available to answer parenting questions. Children get to play together, and parents get to share experiences and concerns.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re bringing a maker space to The Library for our preschool aged friends! Our mini makers will use both high and low-tech objects to learn, invent, create, and discover. Watch their imaginations soar at this exciting program.

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Myth Busters  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can something be both a liquid and a solid at the same time? Uncover the truths behind some myths with science experiments and fun!

45 minutes. Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday January 7, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Are we mad scientists? Maybe. We’ll break out safety glasses for our science experiments, where occasionally things may explode. Learn about science through stories, crafts, and hands on experiments each week.

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday January 8, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ocean Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What's that down under the water? Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Find out while you explore the ocean through books, crafts, and activities. 

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday January 9, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild: create a work of art based off a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you’re doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts each week in a hands-on way! There will be no tests or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday January 10, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday January 11, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday January 13, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM 123 Play with Me  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Engage your child in play that helps strengthen motor skills, social skills, and encourages early literacy. During each session a different community resource professional will be available to answer parenting questions. Children get to play together, and parents get to share experiences and concerns.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re bringing a maker space to The Library for our preschool aged friends! Our mini makers will use both high and low-tech objects to learn, invent, create, and discover. Watch their imaginations soar at this exciting program.

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Myth Busters  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can something be both a liquid and a solid at the same time? Uncover the truths behind some myths with science experiments and fun!

45 minutes. Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday January 14, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Are we mad scientists? Maybe. We’ll break out safety glasses for our science experiments, where occasionally things may explode. Learn about science through stories, crafts, and hands on experiments each week.

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Wednesday January 15, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ocean Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What's that down under the water? Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Find out while you explore the ocean through books, crafts, and activities. 

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday January 16, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild: create a work of art based off a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you’re doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts each week in a hands-on way! There will be no tests or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday January 17, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday January 18, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday January 21, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Are we mad scientists? Maybe. We’ll break out safety glasses for our science experiments, where occasionally things may explode. Learn about science through stories, crafts, and hands on experiments each week.

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library

Wednesday January 22, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ocean Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What's that down under the water? Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Find out while you explore the ocean through books, crafts, and activities. 

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday January 23, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild: create a work of art based off a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you’re doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts each week in a hands-on way! There will be no tests or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday January 24, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday January 25, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Monday January 27, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM 123 Play with Me  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Engage your child in play that helps strengthen motor skills, social skills, and encourages early literacy. During each session a different community resource professional will be available to answer parenting questions. Children get to play together, and parents get to share experiences and concerns.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re bringing a maker space to The Library for our preschool aged friends! Our mini makers will use both high and low-tech objects to learn, invent, create, and discover. Watch their imaginations soar at this exciting program.

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Myth Busters  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can something be both a liquid and a solid at the same time? Uncover the truths behind some myths with science experiments and fun!

45 minutes. Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cocoa and Snowflakes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Enjoy a break from the cold with a fun family event and the best parts of winter: snowflakes and chocolate! Listen to stories, and then make a snowflake, and participate in chocolate themed activities.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Tuesday January 28, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Are we mad scientists? Maybe. We’ll break out safety glasses for our science experiments, where occasionally things may explode. Learn about science through stories, crafts, and hands on experiments each week.

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday January 29, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ocean Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What's that down under the water? Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Find out while you explore the ocean through books, crafts, and activities. 

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday January 30, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild: create a work of art based off a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you’re doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts each week in a hands-on way! There will be no tests or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday January 31, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday February 1, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday February 3, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM 123 Play with Me  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Engage your child in play that helps strengthen motor skills, social skills, and encourages early literacy. During each session a different community resource professional will be available to answer parenting questions. Children get to play together, and parents get to share experiences and concerns.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re bringing a maker space to The Library for our preschool aged friends! Our mini makers will use both high and low-tech objects to learn, invent, create, and discover. Watch their imaginations soar at this exciting program.

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Myth Busters  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can something be both a liquid and a solid at the same time? Uncover the truths behind some myths with science experiments and fun!

45 minutes. Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday February 4, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes.  Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Are we mad scientists? Maybe. We’ll break out safety glasses for our science experiments, where occasionally things may explode. Learn about science through stories, crafts, and hands on experiments each week.

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: Kline Library

Wednesday February 5, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Discover Art  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Imagination blossoms while children learn about storytelling through art and develop fine and gross motor skills through painting, sculpting, and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ocean Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What's that down under the water? Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Find out while you explore the ocean through books, crafts, and activities. 

45 minutes.  Age: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday February 6, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Genius Hour  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Let your great big noggin run wild: create a work of art based off a different story each week. Improve your storytelling and art skills and make connections between the two. This program is great for developing readers and book lovers alike.

45 minutes.  Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathletes  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This is not the math you’re doing in your classroom! Come out and explore math concepts each week in a hands-on way! There will be no tests or pop quizzes, just a whole lot of fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Nights- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday February 7, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday February 8, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday February 10, 2020
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Thursday February 13, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Saturday February 15, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Lykens Valley Children's Museum Presents: Dinosaurs!  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
    Location: Elizabethville Library

Tuesday February 18, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday February 19, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes. Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday February 20, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Busy Builders  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Preschoolers learn about architecture, engineering, and problem solving through play. They’ll enjoy an assortment of building materials each week and get busy building with new friends at The Library!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Who Are You?  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was… series of books. Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person. Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more. We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday February 21, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday February 22, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday February 24, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Cruise into Kindergarten  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This state-wide library initiative promotes the skills necessary for helping your child to get read to head to school! We’ll work on motor skills, math, writing, patterns, playing well with others, and more.

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-566-0949 x 1045 to schedule your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday February 25, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library

Wednesday February 26, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes. Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday February 27, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Busy Builders  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Preschoolers learn about architecture, engineering, and problem solving through play. They’ll enjoy an assortment of building materials each week and get busy building with new friends at The Library!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Who Are You?  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was… series of books. Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person. Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more. We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday February 28, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday February 29, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World Beats  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3 +, but for families with children of all ages.  Registration is limited. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Monday March 2, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Cruise into Kindergarten  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This state-wide library initiative promotes the skills necessary for helping your child to get read to head to school! We’ll work on motor skills, math, writing, patterns, playing well with others, and more.

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-566-0949 x 1045 to schedule your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday March 3, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday March 4, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes. Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday March 5, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Busy Builders  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Preschoolers learn about architecture, engineering, and problem solving through play. They’ll enjoy an assortment of building materials each week and get busy building with new friends at The Library!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Who Are You?  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was… series of books. Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person. Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more. We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Nights- Rooms A & B  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday March 6, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday March 7, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday March 9, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Cruise into Kindergarten  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This state-wide library initiative promotes the skills necessary for helping your child to get read to head to school! We’ll work on motor skills, math, writing, patterns, playing well with others, and more.

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-566-0949 x 1045 to schedule your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday March 10, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Wednesday March 11, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes. Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday March 12, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Busy Builders  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Preschoolers learn about architecture, engineering, and problem solving through play. They’ll enjoy an assortment of building materials each week and get busy building with new friends at The Library!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Who Are You?  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was… series of books. Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person. Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more. We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Springtime Sprouts  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What’s that blooming? Flowers and books! Plant a flower to take with you after we read books and do crafts and activities for the whole family. Arrive a few minutes early and visit the programming room or the children’s desk to receive a ticket for the program. Tickets will be limited to the first twenty-five kids due to limited pots and flowers.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  No registration required but limited to the first 25 children.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday March 13, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday March 14, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springtime Sprouts  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What’s that blooming? Flowers and books! Plant a flower to take with you after we read books and do crafts and activities for the whole family. Arrive a few minutes early and visit the programming room or the children’s desk to receive a ticket for the program. Tickets will be limited to the first twenty-five kids due to limited pots and flowers.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  No registration required but limited to the first 25 children.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday March 16, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Cruise into Kindergarten  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

This state-wide library initiative promotes the skills necessary for helping your child to get read to head to school! We’ll work on motor skills, math, writing, patterns, playing well with others, and more.

45 minutes. Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn and Play  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Designed as a companion program to 123 Play with Me, children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, books, and sharing with others help children strengthen motor and social skills as well as build a love of reading.

75 minutes.  Ages: 1-3 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Parachute Adventure  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this parachute program that gets preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and movements designed to help children develop crucial learning skills.

45 minutes. Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

 

 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Build with LEGOs and explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry. Each week features a new building challenge, or build whatever your heart desires. Kids will construct and then share a story about their creation at the end.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-11 years.  Registration is limited.

 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws 2 Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience—a dog. Each attendee has the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes.

Registration for this program is by appointment. Please visit The Library or contact Youth Services at 717-566-0949 x 1045 to schedule your time.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday March 17, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM World Explorers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Grab your passport, and travel around the world with The Library! Explore a new country each week through books, crafts, and games.

45 minutes.  Ages: 7-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Springtime Sprouts  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What’s that blooming? Flowers and books! Plant a flower to take with you after we read books and do crafts and activities for the whole family. Arrive a few minutes early and visit the programming room or the children’s desk to receive a ticket for the program. Tickets will be limited to the first twenty-five kids due to limited pots and flowers.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  No registration required but limited to the first 25 children.

    Location: Kline Library

Wednesday March 18, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes. Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Commotion in the Ocean  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Dive under the sea and learn about all the exciting creatures living there. Hop on board for stories, rhymes, crafts, and music. You’ll never know what we’ll find under the waves!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Piggy Bankers  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Explore money through stories, activities, and games. It's okay if you've never seen paper money before, or if you already know all the coins; we’ll learn the values of our money and how to add and subtract with it.

45 minutes. Ages: 6-9 years.  Registration is limited.

This program is great for homeschoolers!

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create Lab  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Try Hexbugs, make a stop motion movie, paint, create, and experiment at the Create Lab. We’ll have both low and high tech options, but you choose what you want to do each week. What will you make?

1 hour.  Ages: 9-14 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Games  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Avoid the dreaded brain drain. Work out your big noggin! Work in groups to solve puzzles, games and activities.

45 minutes. Ages: 10-14 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Thursday March 19, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Busy Builders  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Preschoolers learn about architecture, engineering, and problem solving through play. They’ll enjoy an assortment of building materials each week and get busy building with new friends at The Library!

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Short and Sweet  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Listen to a story and make a craft, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Who Are You?  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join The Library for a weekly mystery based on one of our favorites, the Who Was… series of books. Work in teams to solve clues, and figure out the weekly mystery person. Then complete a craft or activity based on our mystery character.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM STEAM Punks  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math: A hands-on program to explore, experiment, create, build, and more. We'll feature a new concept each week and build on your knowledge in ways that add up to fun.

45 minutes.  Ages: 8-12 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday March 20, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth- 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Stay to socialize and play afterwards with other babies and families. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies.

45 minutes.  Ages: Birth to 18 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Light and Lively  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Beat cabin fever by listening to a story and then breaking a sweat. Books will be paired with a low impact physical activity, all in a short and sweet 30 minutes. Busy families welcome!

30 minutes.  Ages: 3-7 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join all your friends at The Library for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19 months-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mathmagical  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Magical tales and math combine to reveal exciting new discoveries. Each week we’ll share a story and then explore the math that makes it possible. This hands-on program makes numbers more fun than ever!

45 minutes.  Ages: 4-6 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, instruments, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 3-5 years.  Registration is limited.

    Location: Kline Library

Saturday March 21, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.

45 minutes.  Ages: 19-35 months.  Registration is limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday March 23, 2020
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Video Game Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Hang out with friends and enjoy video games and snacks. Each week we vote on and play different multiplayer games on a PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Library will provide the systems, games, controllers, and snacks. All you have to do is show up ready to play.

1 hour.  Ages: 12-17 years.  No registration required.

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Springtime Sprouts  
    Contact: Youth Services   717-566-0949 x1204   youthprogram@dcls.org
   

What’s that blooming? Flowers and books! Plant a flower to take with you after we read books and do crafts and activities for the whole family. Arrive a few minutes early and visit the programming room or the children’s desk to receive a ticket for the program. Tickets will be limited to the first twenty-five kids due to limited pots and flowers.

1 hour.  Recommended for ages 3+, but for families with children of all ages.  No registration required but limited to the first 25 children.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paws 2 Read   <