Children’s and Family Programs


 

movieOutdoor Summer Movies Series

in Penn Township Park

June 28 – “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

July 19 – “Grease”

August 23 – Disney and Pixar’s “Coco”

Movies begin at sunset. Each movie night will be themed and have a related activity before the start of the movie. Be sure to bring your blankets to sit on. Herr’s has generously provided popcorn to snack on. Admission is free.


 

craftsMessy Mondays

*Beginning June 25* Every Monday, 2 PM – 3 PM

Drop in and create crafts with a variety of art supplies from our craft closets! No registration required to this free program. All ages welcome.


 

slimeSlime Time Take 2!

July 30, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Join us again for slime making! Come try out new recipes and explore the scientific process to create slime to take home for your very own! No registration is required for this free program.


 

book tree

Book Buddies

*Beginning June 26* Every Tuesday, 2 PM – 3 PM

Avoid the summer slump by practicing your reading skills and becoming a Book Buddy! Bring the book you are currently reading, or use one of the books we provide, and read aloud to an Avon Grove Library Teen Volunteer. This free program is for kids entering 1st-5th grade. Registration is required!


thinking-clipart-thinking-clip-artUp to the Challenge

*Beginning June 27* Every Wednesday, 2 PM – 3 PM

2nd through 5th graders are invited to come build, think, and succeed as you compete to fulfill each challenge! A new challenge each week! No registration required to this free program.


 

cliffCliffhangers Club

Every Wednesday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

For ages 6 – 9 years old. Bring your pillows and blankets and come listen as Miss Sarah reads aloud from chapter books! Over a series of weeks, read a book from start to finish with plenty of cliffhangers in-between. Then, we’ll celebrate the end of each book with a project or activity! No registration required to this free program.


SCIENCEScience Club!

*Beginning July 5* Every Thursday, 2 PM – 3 PM

1st through 5th graders are invited to come and learn about a new aspect of science each week. Learn through demonstrations, activities, and crafts! No registration required to this free program. 


 

yogaFamily Yoga Day

July 13, 2 PM – 3 PM

Join Avon Grove Library for an interactive story and yoga program! Pat McKeon, an instructor at The Light Within  yoga studio, will teach children the basics of yoga. This free program is for ages 4 and up and their caregivers. Please bring a beach towel and wear socks. Limited to 12 children. Registration is required.


 

minecraftMinecraft Party

July 14, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Come celebrate Minecraft! Join us as we have fun with Minecraft based crafts, snacks, and games! All ages are welcome to this free program. No registration required.


 

dinoDino Dig

July 21, 10 AM – 11 AM

Come have fun with dinosaurs! We will be reading dinosaur books and learning about the people who first discovered dinosaur bones. Then do some digging of your own as we explore what it means to Dino Dig! Registration is required for this free program. All ages welcome.


 

fort-clipart-blanket-9Family Fort Night

August 4, 6 PM – 8 PM

Families are invited to bring their pillows and blankets to read in pre-made forts between the library’s book stacks! All ages are welcome. We’ll have snacks and plenty of books to choose from! Come anytime between 6 and 8 PM! No registration required to this free program.


 

lemoncello-spinner-300Escape Rooms

Saturday, July 7 & August 4

Three sign-up times available:

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Use your deduction skills on this escape room based on the book “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein. Use clues to help solve the mystery of how to escape! You don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the fun! Program is free and open to 3rd through 5th graders. Registration is required! A minimum of 4 children in each session is required.


 

lego

Lego 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.


 

Lego Block Party

Fourth Saturday of the month, 1 – 2 PM

Each session we will build, in a group or on your own, a fabulous creation then play with family and friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free program for all ages, held in the Community Room. No registration needed.


 

Reading to Willow

PAWS for Reading

First Saturday of the Month, 11 AM

Practice literacy skills by reading aloud to a well-trained therapy dog from PAWS for People (Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services). Read to either Cooper or Wesley, for double the sessions available! Dog and owner will be here for six individual 10-minute sessions. All readers must be pre-registered to participate. Free Program.


trainGeoTrax Build and Play

First Saturday of the month, 1 – 2 PM

All aboard for fun, when we bring out the library’s 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.


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. Find our Storytimes, on the Storytime Page!

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.