Centre County libraries schedule for May

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 N. 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, May 6, 13, 20 and 27; 9:30-10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. All storytime programs follow the Pennsylvania Standards for Learning regarding emergent and early literacy skills, as well as social and interactive development. Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11 a.m.

May themes:

May 6: Ducks

May 13: Frogs

May 20: Farms

May 27: Veggies

Toddler Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. Mondays, May 4, 11, and 18; 10:30-11 a.m.

May themes:

May 4: Ducks

May 11: Frogs

May 18: Farms

Evening family storytime

Join Miss Kathleen for evening storytimes 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. Non-fiction companion books will be on display to encourage further reading. Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26; 6:30-7 p.m.

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, May 7, 14, 21 and 28; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Young Author and Illustrator award ceremony

The 30th annual Young Author and Illustrator award ceremony will be held May 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Area High School auditorium. A winner will be announced for each grade, from first through sixth. The ceremony includes a speech by local author Rebecca Hirsch.

Author visit and book signing

Sisters Mary Devlin Lynch and Debbie Devlin Zook were born and raised in Bellefonte. They are self-published authors, working on their ninth book. Saturday, May 9; 1-3 p.m.

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check website for locations and hours.

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, May 4, 11 and 18; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

May themes:

May 4: Mother’s Day

May 11: Feathered friends

May 18: Red, white and blue

May 25: Closed for Memorial Day

Fizz, Bang, Eureka: Science Club

Join Miss Lisa for fun experiments and scientific discussion. During May, we’ll learn about Wilbur and Orville Wright and their world-changing invention — the powered airplane. All school-aged children are welcome.

May 13: Build a spinning airfoil, a helicopter-like spinning toy.

May 27: Build a simple airplane using household materials and learn about rotation, lift and rudders.

Lego Club

Join the club and enjoy building with Lego blocks. Whatever you build will be displayed until the following week. This month, we’ll explore building within the themes “gardening” and “military.” Wednesdays, May 6 and 20; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Family Craft Night

Learn how to make balloon yarn ornaments in red, white and blue to celebrate Memorial Day. The library will provide everything you need to make your own craft. May 21; 6-7 p.m.

Home-school Tuesday: Picturing America

Join other home-schoolers in grades six through 12 for a journey across American history as seen through the arts. We will look at the preservation and celebration of military achievements by studying the Robert Shaw Memorial by Augustus St.-Gaudens and the painting “Allies Day, May 1917” by Childe Hassam. May 12; 1:30-3 p.m. Preregistration required, call 364-2580.

Home-school Tuesdays: Read Across America

Join other home-schoolers in grades one through five as we wrap up our literary journey across the United States. Participants will complete their passports and test their knowledge as they play Borderline and Stack the States. Tuesdays, May 5 and 19; 1:30-3 p.m. Preregistration required, call 364-2580 or visit the circulation desk.

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, May 5, 12, 19 and 26; 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. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education. Wednesdays, May 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, May 14, 21 and 28; 2-2:30 p.m.

Themes are:

May 13: Doll and stuffed animal tea party

May 14: Mother’s Day

May 20-21: Awesome animals

May 27-28: Honoring America’s Heroes

It’s Elementary

Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28; 6 p.m.

Themes are:

May 7: Book bingo

May 14: Craft night: Kids in the Kitchen

May 21: Lego night

May 28: Play-Doh fun

Friends of the Library book sale

Browse a large selection of used books in almost every genre — there’s something for everyone. May 2; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pennsylvania One Book Story Time

We’ll read “Number One Sam” by Greg Pizzoli, the 2015 Pennsylvania One Book selection and have a special activity afterward. May 7; 2-3 p.m.

Doll and Stuffed Animal Tea Party

Children are invited to take their favorite stuffed animal or doll to storytime, which will be followed by a tea party. May 13; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Book Bingo

Adults, join us and play bingo for your chance to win new and gently used books. May 11; 6-7 p.m.

Schlow Centre Region Library

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

Boardgaming meetup

Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games, including Bohnanza, Carcassonne, chess, checkers, Compounded, Dixit, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Pandemic, Scrabble, Shadow Hunters, playing cards, Ticket to Ride and Ultimate Werewolf. The library is teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of Central PA for this event. May 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

World Stories Alive

Experience stories, songs and art in nine languages. For ages 3-8. May 2 (Hindi). 11 a.m.

Chess club

Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends. For all ages. Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 2-4 p.m