Summer Programs for Children and Families
Find Storytimes, including Park Storytimes and Karate Storytime on the Storytime Page!
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Saturday, June 11, 9:30 AM-1 PM
Summer at the Avon Grove Library will start with the Kick-off Party, with snacks, prizes, crafts and fun activities. Come see the free one-hour ‘Magicomedy’ show with the Gustafsons. We will have 2 magic shows, 10 AM and noon. Learn more about Summer Reading.
Family Yo-yo Day
Saturday, June 25th, 11 AM at Pennock Bridge Campus
Meet champion yo-yo performers who will amaze you with their tricks and skills at a free yo-yo show! Want to learn basic yo-yo skills? Bring a yo-yo and join the yo-yo clinic after the show. Enjoy crafts and fun activities.
Saturday, July 30th, 9:30 AM at Goddard Park
Bring your bike and use the library’s materials to decorate your bike. Then, join us for a bike parade around the park. Afterwards, listen to a fun and informative bike safety program.
Saturday, August 13, 10 AM – noon
Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Program. Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Program with free games, crafts, activities, and snacks. Bring your game board to receive extra tickets. Two shows by Linda Bunting, children’s music performer, at 10:30 and 11:15 AM.
GeoTrax Build and Play
First 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.
Open for Construction
July 9, 9:30-11:30 AM
Bring your imagination, we will provide the building sets in this open ended program for Pre-K through 3rd grade. Drop in any time between 9:30 and 11:30.
Books and Breakfast
Third Saturday of the month at 10 AM
May 21—Undersea Adventure
July 16—Fitness Fun Olympics: Breakfast of Champions
August 20—Under the Stars Campout
Come for stories, stay for fun! Enjoy stories, crafts, and a tasty breakfast! Program is free and open to children 2 – 10 years of age, no registration required.
Lego Block Party
Fourth 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.
Fourth 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
Monday, 1-4:00 PM (starts June 6)
Drop in the activity room for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math projects each week! Families with children age 3 and up. (Some projects may have small parts and be inappropriate for younger children.) No registration needed for this free program.
Science in the Summer
Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th
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We will have Open Play available in the Activity Room from 9:30 AM-3 PM each day for parents and siblings, regular programming will be cancelled.
Martha Speaks Read Aloud Book Club
Tuesdays, June 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd and 16th, 2:30-3:30 PM
Based on the PBS Kids program Martha Speaks!, practice your reading with an older buddy, discover new words, and make friends as you participate in fun activities. New, dog-themed books of varying reading levels will be available to read at each program. This is a free program open to children in 1st-5th grade. Limited to 15 children. Registration is required. More information on Martha Speaks at pbs.org.
Tuesday at 6 PM
June 14—Bouncy Balls
July 5—Ice Cream
August 2—Butter Battle
STEM programs for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Registration is required for these free STEM programs, limit 15 participants.
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Tuesday, July 12, two sessions 1 or 2:30 PM
For age 8 and over, registration is required. There is a $5 materials fee, payable on the day of the event. Limit 15 participants for each session.
August 9, 1PM
For age 8 and over, registration is required. There is a $5 materials fee, payable on the day of the event. Limit 12 participants.
Cooks Among Books
Free activity, registration required. Share Stories, Cook and Enjoy Lunch, and Create a Fun Craft!
Preschoolers – Our Amazing Alphabet!
Wednesday, July 6, 12:00-1:00 PM
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy fun alphabet stories, followed by an alphabet inspired lunch that the kids will help create, and a fun craft!
School Aged Children – Pizza Time!
Wednesday, July 13, 12:00-1:00 PM
School aged children can enjoy pizza stories, followed by a make your own pizza lunch, and a fun pizza inspired craft!
Family Activity – Healthy Eating Cook-Off
Wednesday, July 20, 12:00-1:00 PM
Check out one of our many cookbooks or use a family favorite healthy recipe to create a dish for our potluck. Bring in your healthy dish, labeled with all ingredients, and enjoy a fun potluck lunch! Librarians will judge the contest, and everyone will come away a winner!
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.
Thursday, June 23rd through August 11, 2:30-3:30 PM
Craft and create at the library! Free program for school age children, registration required.
June 23 – Painting tiny terra cotta pots
June 30 – Pixel art with perler beads
July 7 – Toy making
July 14 – Weaving a bookmark on a soda straw loom
July 21 – Butterfly stitch gimp
August 4 – Bean mosaic
August 11 – Yarn butterflies
Thursday, July 28, 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.
Family Yoga Day
Friday, July 8, 2 PM
For ages 4 and up, come listen to stories, practice yoga, and play musical mats with special guest Pat McKeon. Registration required, limit 12 participants and their caregviers.
Rick Waterhouse Puppet Show
Friday July 15, 1:30 PM
This year’s show, The Chef Shapes Up, uses music, humor, science and math to show how healthier eating and 60 minutes of exercise a day will help kids feel better, think better, and live a long and happy life. Enjoy lots of great children’s books, and singing along with the Chef!
Make Your Own Foosball Table
Friday, July 29, 2:00-3:00
Using a shoe box, dowels, and clothes pins, you can create your very own Foosball table that you can use to play with your friends. Free program, registration required.
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.
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.