Children’s and Family Programs


Playing with the trains!Children’s programs at the Avon Grove Library are held in the Children’s Activity Room, just beyond the elevator in the lobby and are free unless otherwise noted. Most programs do not require registration.  Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


Family Game Day

January 18th, February 15th, & March 21st, 3:00 – 5 pm

Come play table games and enjoy snacks on your school holiday. Use the Library’s board games or bring your own. All ages welcome, no registration required.


Play Time

Monday, 12:30 – 3:00 pm.

and the 1st Saturday of the month 9:30 – 11 am.

The Children’s Activity Room will be open for families with preschool children to drop in and play!


Super Science

Monday afternoon at 4 pm:

January 25th, 4 pm – Flight – Cancelled, Library is Closed!

February 1st, 4 pm – Maker space

February 8th, 4 pm – Cookie House Architects

February 22nd, 4 pm  – Crystal Gardens

February 29th, 4 pm – Chromatography

March 7th, 4pm – Maker space

March 14th, 4 pm – Pi Day

April 4, 4pm – A Plant’s Life (A Longwood Gardens Community Read Event)

 

New this session! Tuesday evening at 6 pm:

January 12th, 6 pm – Building Bridges

February 9th, 6 pm – Glitter Slime – cancelled due to forecast

March 8th, 6 pm – Maker Space

April 12th, 6pm – Glitter Slime

STEM programs for Pre-K through 3rd grade students. Registration is required for these free STEM programs, limit 12 participants.


Bingo Night – Bingo Cancelled, Library is Closed!

January 26th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food pantry.  Family Fun with prizes and snacks for all ages, no registration required.


Egg Dye

March 22nd, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Please bring your own hard-boiled eggs to dye!
All ages welcome for this free family event, no registration required.


Children making lego creationsLego Club

1st and 3rd Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination. Build a creation, by yourself or in a group. Display it in the library until the next meeting, when we will dismantle it and make something new! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free program for all ages, held in the Community Room. No registration needed.


Build a Birdhouse

Saturday, March 5th, 1 pm

(A Longwood Gardens Community Read Event)

Build a birdhouse with your family! (Open to families with children in 2nd grade & over, accompanied by a parent). Limit 8 families, $5 materials fee due at the time of registration.


GeoTrax Build and Play

1st Saturday of the month, 1 – 3 pm

All aboard for fun, when we bring out the library’s new collection of GeoTrax trains! Use tracks, buildings, and other accessories to create awesome setups. Then enjoy open playtime with your work! For ages 3 and up, held in the Community Room. No registration needed.


Crafternoon

2nd Saturday of the month

Snow Globes – January 9th, 12:30 pm

Valentine Pillows – February 13th, 12:30 pm

Beading Necklaces – March 12th, 12:30 pm

Craft and create at the library!  Free program, no registration required.


Souper Saturdays

Snow Day Adventures – January 16th, 11 am

Valentine’s Day Fun – February 13th, 11 am

Dr. Seuss-a-bration! – March 19th, 11 am

Come for stories, stay for soup! Enjoy stories, crafts, and a tasty lunch!  Program is free and open to children 2 – 10 years of age, no registration required.


Lego Block Party

4th Saturday of the month, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Each session we will choose a theme and challenge you, by yourself or in a group, to build a unique creation in one hour. We’ll take a photo of your design and display photos in the library and/or on our social media. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free program for all ages, held in the Community Room. No registration needed.


child reading to dogPaws for Reading

4th Saturday of the month, 11 am – noon

Read aloud to therapy dog “Bodie” with handler, Diane. Provides a supportive, fun way to improve library skills and learn to enjoy reading. Registration will be required for 10-minute period per child. Free Program


BAD WEATHER POLICY: Morning Programs are cancelled if the Avon Grove School District has a delayed opening or is closed. Afternoon or Evening Programs are cancelled if the schools are closed or close early. Updated cancellations will be posted in the Library’s Blog and on our Facebook Page.

 

 

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