Centre County Library calendar for January

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516

Book Babies

This program features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Themes vary throughout the month. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 9:30-10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 29; 10:30-11 a.m.

January themes:

Jan. 7: Penguins

Jan. 14: Snowmen

Jan. 21: Winter

Jan. 28: Miss Laura’s favorites

Toddler Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11 a.m.

January Themes:

Jan. 5: Penguins

Jan. 12: Snowmen

Jan. 19: Winter

Jan. 26: Miss Laura’s favorites

Lego Club

Join the Lego Club and build something. The club will explore block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Evening Family Storytime

Join Miss Kathleen for evening story times for families with preschoolers and their siblings. Listen to stories, sing and rhyme with the group and end with a craft for the whole family. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 6:30-7 p.m.

Centre Hall Library

109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580

Preschool Storytime

Storytimes for kids ages 2-5 include songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts that reinforce weekly themes. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

January themes:

Jan 5.: New Year’s

Jan 12.: Bundle up

Jan 19.: Penguins

Jan 26.: Snow day

Fizz, Bang, Eureka: Science Club

Science Careers — This month, the group will explore science career choices and learn what marine biologists, oceanographers, astronomers and meteorologists do. All school-aged children welcome. Wednesdays, Jan. 7 and 21; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Lego Club

This month the group will build igloos, snow forts and snow sports. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and 28; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday: Picturing America

Join other homeschoolers in grades 6-12 for a journey across American History as seen through the arts. Tuesdays, Jan. 6 and 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 6: Examine the landscape paintings of Thomas Cole and Albert Beirstadt. Jan. 20: Examine paintings of Native Americans by N C Wyeth, George Catlin and Black Hawk. Pre-registration required, call 364-2580.

Homeschool Tuesdays: Read Across America

A literary journey across the United States for homeschoolers in grades 1-5. Learn the capitals, fun facts and read stories set in each state Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 27; 1:30-3pm. Pre-registration required.

Holt Memorial Library

17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987

Mother Goose On the Loose

For children ages 3 years and younger with an adult. Join in for a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes

For preschool-aged children with an adult. Enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction. Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children younger than 3. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 2–2:30 p.m.

Themes are:

Jan. 7-8: Fun with fairy tales

Jan. 14-15: Fabulous folk tales

Jan. 21-22: Back to the classics

Jan. 28-29: Stories from faraway places

It’s Elementary

Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 6 p.m.

Themes are:

Jan. 8: Arts and Crafts night

Jan. 15: BlockHeads –— Exercise your engineering skills with Legos

Jan. 22: Let’s create!

Jan. 29: Family Movie Night: Disney’s “Cars II”

Schlow Centre Region Library

211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236

Discovery Days

Explore the science of magnetism with Magnetic Marvel Jars on Jan. 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Boardgaming meetup

Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games. The library is teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of Central PA for this event. Jan. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday Stories Alive

For ages 2 to 7; the program offers a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home for ages 2-7. Jan. 3; 11 a.m.

Block party

Join the group for family-building activities using blocks and Legos. Jan. 3, 2-4 p.m.


A program of music learning with singing, moving and playing simple instruments such as srhythm sticks, bells, drums and sound bars will be presented by certified Kindermusik teacher Katie Jones. Jan. 10 from 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon.

Baby and Me Storytime

Stories, songs and action rhymes — a playtime for children up to 18 months old and accompanying adult. Jan. 19 and 26; 9:30 a.m.

Tales for Two

Singing, dancing finger plays and stories, for children ages 18-36 months, with accompanying adult. Jan. 19 and 26; 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Learning Centre

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families. Jan. 20 and 27; 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

3s, 4s and 5s Storytime

Join the group for stories, songs and flannel boards. Jan. 20 and 27; 9:30 a.m.

Everybody Storytime

A gathering for all ages. Interactive stories, finger plays and music. Jan. 20 and 27; 10:30 a.m.