Children & Family Programs

We have so many amazing programs at the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library for children, teens, and families! No matter your age or interests, we have something for you. Continue to check this page as it is updated for new programs and events during the coming months.

Have a question or a suggestion? Email Miss Jess here.

Storytime with Piggie 1/29

Saturday, January 29th at 10:00 AM

On Saturday, January 29th at 10:00 AM at the Spring Township Library, Mo Willems’ beloved character Piggie will be at the library for a special storytime! This program will be in-person. Masks are required for all ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Piggie will be performing with her best friend Gerald at the Yocum Institute in the production "Elephant and Piggie’s 'We are in a Play!'" Yocum Institute was kind of enough to have Piggie visit the library to celebrate the play! Purchase a ticket for "Elephant and Piggie’s 'We are in a Play!'" here: https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/elephant-and-piggies-we-are-in-a-play/

Please register by emailing stchild@berks.lib.pa.us. In the event that the storytime is moved to a virtual Zoom event, we will be communicating with those registered by email.

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Storytime with Piggie 2/1

Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 AM

On Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 AM at the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, Mo Willems’ beloved character Piggie will be at the library for a special storytime! This program will be in-person. Masks are required for all ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Piggie will be performing with her best friend Gerald at the Yocum Institute in the production "Elephant and Piggie’s 'We are in a Play!'" Yocum Institute was kind of enough to have Piggie visit the library to celebrate the play! Purchase a ticket for "Elephant and Piggie’s 'We are in a Play!'" here: https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/elephant-and-piggies-we-are-in-a-play/

Please register by emailing stchild@berks.lib.pa.us. In the event that the storytime is moved to a virtual Zoom event, we will be communicating with those registered by email.

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Homeschool Makerspace

Thursday, February 10th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On Thursday, February 10th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, we will be using craft materials and paper to create snowflakes and discuss the science behind snow!

There are limited materials and space, so registration is required. Email wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us to register.
Masks are required for all ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. This program is designed for children ages 4 and older.

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STEAM Saturday: Living and Working in Space

Saturday, February 19th at 1:00 PM

This month, join us for a special STEAM Saturday where we'll be competing in a GooseChase Challenge courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum! Saturday, February 19th is the official kick-off of the challenge where we'll discuss how the challenge works.

To participate in this program, you will need access to a handheld device and the free app, GooseChase. You do not need to create an account or log-in at any time and there is no information collected from the app. Beginning on the 19th we'll have two weeks to complete our mission. Participants will receive a packet of items in recognition for their efforts!

Space is limited, and registration is required. Access to a handheld device is required. If you don't have access to a handheld device but would like to participate with a paper challenge, please let me know and we'll put together a packet for you. Email Miss Jess with any questions wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us

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Explore Outdoors Storytime

Each Monday at 1:00 PM

Enjoy nature-based stories and activities for children 8 and under! This program will be held at the grassy lawn on Commerce Drive across the street from the back of the Spring Township Library.

Questions: wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us

Upcoming Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 28

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Each Monday at 3:00 PM

Each Monday at 3:00 PM on Zoom, travel around the world and through time to learn about fascinating artists! We will use books, virtual museum visits, and videos to experience the life of an artist every week and complete a project inspired by their work.

Pick-up materials in advance for each week's project as well as Zoom log-in information.

Designed for children ages 8 through 12 years old. There is limited space, so registration is required. Email wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us to reserve your kit or with any questions.

Upcoming Dates: Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28

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Storytime in the Park

Each Thursday at 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, activities, and getting the wiggles out at the West Lawn Playground Pavilion. Please bring a blanket to sit on, water, and dress for the weather. This program is designed for children ages 6 and younger.

For questions, email wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us

Upcoming Dates: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24

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Teen Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Earth and Its Place in the Universe

Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM

On Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM on Zoom, teens will compete in a GooseChase Challenge courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum! Feb. 23rd is the official kick-off of the challenge where we'll discuss how the challenge works. This program is designed for teens ages 12 and older.

To participate, you will need access to a handheld device and the free app GooseChase. You don't need to create an account or log-in at any time and there is no information collected from the app. Beginning on Feb. 23rd, we'll have a total of two weeks to complete our mission. Participants will receive a packet of items in recognition for their efforts!

"The Incredible Sinking Moon" is a GooseChase competition that challenges participants to demonstrate what they've learned about the relationships between Earth, the Moon, and the Sun and solve the mystery of the shrinking moon.

Space is limited and registration is required. Access to a handheld device required. If you don't have access to a handheld device but would like to participate with a paper challenge, please let me know and we'll put together a packet for you. Email Miss Jess with any questions at wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us

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STEAM Sunday: Family Edition

Sunday, January 30th at 1:00 PM

On January 30th at 1:00 PM at Cacoosing Meadows Park, all families are welcome to join us for a nature walk! Mr. Ulmer, teacher at Wilson High School, will present information and examples of local animal tracks and pelts.

We will take a walk to discover and learn about the trees, fauna, tracks, and scat we find! Registration is required so that we can communicate any last minute changes in regards to weather or location.

Email Miss Jess wlchildren@berks.lib.pa.us to register.

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