Artemis Starship Simulation

Sunday, February 18. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kids ages 8 and up, come to a demonstration of Artemis, a new Star Trek simulation game. Register online, or call us at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708. If you have questions, please contact Rita Hunt-Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Second Saturday

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Is library programming for you and your family difficult to attend during the week?

We now offer a program every 2nd Saturday at 1:30 p.m. that is a part of our literacy-based strategy encouraging reading, talking, playing, singing and writing in young children. We will 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. (Everyone is welcome). If you have questions, please e-mail to jsisco@derrytownship.org. Please register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

(Future Second Saturdays will be on February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12.)

Vox Books

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These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of someone reading the story. No CD or tape player, or a smartphone or tablet needed! The audio component is embedded in the book in the form of an attached 5mm digital player. Listen through the speakers or via headphones. Press a button and go!

Inclusion

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Hershey Public Library’s Children’s Department hosts programming for early childhood literacy and learning for children from babies to pre-school age. We endeavor to accommodate children with all levels of ability and physical needs. If there is something we can do to improve the library experience for you and your child, please do not hesitate to talk to us and we will try our best.

TumbleBooks

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Please log on to TumbleBooks with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 to access e-books for fiction and nonfiction story books and chapter books. Language learning in Chinese, Russian, French and Spanish. Interactive games and videos. Select by reading level. Download the FREE TumbleBooks Library app for your iOS mobile device through the Apple app store or Google Play for Android. (Authenticate with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901.)

What is Cruise in to Kindergarten?

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Formerly called Read-Aloud Stories, our programs are designed to help children “cruise into kindergarten.”

 

The Hershey Public Library provides a regular schedule of preschool programming from September to July. This consists of Books and Babies, Wonderful Ones, Toddlertime, Storytime, and now in the Fall, includes Play Day for Families. Each cycle includes two weeks of registration and five weeks of programming.

Pennsylvania Libraries and the Hershey Public Library know that children’s development in the years between birth and Kindergarten is impacted greatly by loving relationships, stimulating environments and engaging experiences. The Hershey Public Library encourages families to build stronger relationships by acknowledging and supporting families as a child’s first teacher. We provide families with a place to socialize, play, read and find support that will bolster their role in creating the foundations for life-long learning and success.

Block Party!

Future Block Parties are on Fridays at 10:00 a.m: February 16 and March 16.

Come to play with the library’s special all-new universal wooden blocks and play sets from Lakeshore Learning–over 300 blocks in 25 shapes! Build a tower, a neighborhood, or create your own story! This free play program is especially for families and their children ages 3-6. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Register online, or call 533-6555 ext. 3708. Pre-registration is requested for each Block Party.

Play Day For Families

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Families with children ages 3-5 are welcome to register for an hour of center-based free play that encourages children and their adults to engage in the five practices of Early Literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Play Day for Families is held Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a. m.

Register here for each Play Day for Families. 

Fall sessions: Fridays: January 19, February 2, March 2, April 13 and 27, May 11. (Registration opens two weeks before each class.) Please register for each session your child will attend If you have questions, or would prefer to register by telephone, please call the Children’s desk at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708 to speak to a staff member.

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Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Future schedule:

February – Wednesdays, 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:00 a.m.

March – Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:00 a.m.

April – Tuesday, April 3. Then Wednesdays, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:00 a.m.

May – Wednesdays, 2 and 9 at 10:00 a.m.

A mixed-age program for ones and twos with a caregiver. New songs, new dances, same fun and learning. Join us for 4 special sessions in January. Age Group(s): Toddlers (24-36 months), Ones (12-24 months). Presenter: Barb Clay. E-mail: bclay@derrytownship.org
Register for each session you wish to join, online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708

LEGO® Club

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LEGO® Club will meet the first Wednesday of the month.

February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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.

Register online for club meetings, or you may also call 533-6555 ext. 3708.