All Playing Together in the Kitchen

Friday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m.

For children ages 2-5 and a parent or caregiver. We will be focusing on all things kitchen and food related. It’s a kitchen party! Children and families will have the opportunity to explore food-related centers such as the grocery store, kitchen, playdough activities, matching utensils, a sensory bin. Children will receive a chef’s hat and apron to take home to encourage cooking with their families. Throughout the day, there will be a focus on healthy, balanced eating and good choices.

Please register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Storyteller Dovie Thomason

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

What’s better than getting comfortable and listening to stories on a cold winter day? Join us as Dovie Thomason returns with the wise, boisterous teaching tales of her Lakota and Plains Apache relatives. Stories come alive in listeners’ imaginations as Dovie shares her culture with understanding, sly humor and astonishing vocal transformations. Whether trickster tales or animal stories, Dovie gives us a contemporary vision of the rich cultures of the First Nations of North America.

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.

A capella group Ball in the House presents, “Totally Vocally”

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Totally Vocally is packed with music, entertainment, and education! Through contemporary and classic cover songs as well as original works, Ball in the House helps students discover the history of a cappella singing from chant to doo wop. The elements of teamwork and collaboration are equally highlighted as students explore how various vocal parts create harmony and beats, working in unison to produce a multi-dimensional piece of music.

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.

The Franklin Institute Presents, “How to Build a Storm: Weather!”

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado!

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.


Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Yah-Oh-Way is presented by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. It means “it is good” in Hopi, and highlights the true depth and complexity of Native American societies. Experience the origins and meanings of the various songs, dances, and traditions of the many tribes that inhabited North America before the arrival of Europeans. By participating in traditional ceremonies, including the Feather Dance, an annual expression of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to honor and celebrate the history and cultural diversity of Native peoples.

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.



Do you have children who love playing with LEGO? Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO Club where building encourages imagination and creativity, and where children bring construction to life. Please register for EACH session your child will attend.

Fall Session

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month.

October 3, November 6, December 5, January 2. 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Please register for each week you wish to attend, online, or call the Children’s Services at 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Sensory 1, 2, Whee!

A special mixed-age program for ones and twos with a caregiver. Attendance is capped to provide a quieter, calmer setting. New songs, new dances, same fun and learning.

Sessions are offered year round.

Sign up for a five week program. Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Second Saturday


“Air is Everywhere” Second Saturday on August 11, 2018

Second Saturday at 1:30 p.m. This program is a part of our literacy-based strategy encouraging reading, talking, playing, singing and writing in young children. We begin with a featured theme read-aloud story with plenty of time for exploration of theme through (blocks, learning centers, play areas, experiments) to promote active engagement of parents with their children. There will be an opportunity to take related books home after the program. Jackie Sisco presents the monthly program. If you have questions, please e-mail to Please register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

If library programming for you and your family is difficult to attend during the week, register for Second Saturday.

November 10 at 1:30 pm – Second Saturday Special! Aladdin is presented by the Popcorn Hat Players. This event is sponsored by the Friends. Registration is not required for this event.

December 8

January 12

February 9