Kids

The safety of your child is important to us! Please read our recently updated:

Unattended Children Policy

 

Our Children's Library is filled with a wide selection of books, DVD's, puzzles, a train set, a doll house, in-house computer programs and so much more!

Train SetPuzzlesComputersBooks and Rocking Chair

Storytime Schedule

Babylapsits - Tuesdays @ 9:30 AM

Toddler Storytime - Wednesdays @ 10 AM

Preschool Storytime - Thursdays @ 10 AM

Fall 2019 Regular Events

Saturday Crafternoon - Sept. 28th, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 21 from 1 PM - 3 PM

Family Dance Party - Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 from 10 AM - 10:30 AM

Tortoise Open House - Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9 from 6 PM - 7 PM

Make & Take Miniatures (scroll down for more info) - Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 from 7 PM - 7:30 PM

Family Challenge Exhibitions - Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14


Storytimes are subject to change and may occasionally have a varying schedule due to holiday closings or inclement weather. Find more information for current schedules on our Events and Programs section and refer to WFMZ for inclement weather.
 

 

1000 Books before Kindergarten

Join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program to encourage reading readiness! Earn stickers and small rewards as you work towards accomplishing your goal! Read more about the program here. Ready to get started? Download the app now!

 

2020 Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics

 

Check out the Berks County 2020 Reading Olympics HERE.

 

 

2019-2020 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Find the 2019-2020 list for fourth grade students here

Find the 2019-2020 list for third grade students of Jacksonwald Elementary School here.

December 14th, 10 a.m.

Family Dance Party

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 9 | Dec 14

Bring your dancing shoes as we engage your body and mind with educational & toe-tapping songs. We warm up by singing and greeting each other. Then we'll tap along to the beat with instruments. We'll bring out some fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute. It's 30 minutes of nonstop fun!

Make & Take Miniatures November

Make & Take Miniatures

Bring your closest friend (doll, plush, or action figure!) to story time and we'll make a miniature craft for the two of you. On SPECIAL nights, we'll have a sleepover at the library just for your friends and you can follow along on social media to see what kind of shenanigans they get into while hanging at the library overnight!

Gingerbread Creation Contest

Gingerbread Creations Contest

Join us for the December Family Challenge Exhibit! Show us your sweetest gingerbread creations. Prize of a $50 Target gift card! Pick up the rules and entry form at the Children’s Circulation Desk or download the form from our website. Portraits must be brought to the library on Saturday, December 14th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For full details and an entry form, click here.

Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf

We welcome back Bernard, our library elf on the shelf! He'll make his first appearance of 2019 on Friday, November 29th! For a full list of instructions & details on how to play, click here.

To enter to win our FAMILY HOLIDAY PRIZE BASKET your family’s job is to write down Bernard’s daily location and activity EACH DAY the library is open  between Nov. 29 & Dec. 14 on an entry form available in the Children’s Library. A member of your family must be present to submit your daily entry.  The last day to enter is Saturday, December 14 at 5: 00 PM.

The more you play, the better your chances of winning! Check out the contents of our prize basket below!

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