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Family Pages libraries calendar for June

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, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; 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, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; 10:30-11 a.m.

June themes:

June 3: Picnics

June 10: Camping

June 17: Summer

June 24: New Books

Toddler Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. All storytime programs follow the Pennsylvania Standards for Learning regarding emergent and early literacy skills, as well as social and interactive development. Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30-11 a.m.

June Themes:

June 1: Picnics

June 8; Camping

June 15: Summer

June 22: New books

June 29: Be a hero (first week of Summer Reading)

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, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 6:30-7 p.m.

Lego Club

Join the Lego Club and build something. Whatever you build will be displayed until the following week. The club will explore block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us in the garden to kick-off the Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has A Story” Take part in activities such as a fireman relay race, create your own superhero mask, take a picture and hang out with Captain America and Andy the Armadillo from Texas Road House, have your face painted by the Girl Scouts, and write a thank you note and/or donate to a care package for our troops. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program in the library.

Meet & Greet with Centre County PAWS

Join us in the Community Garden to meet animal friends who need homes while learning the importance of being a responsible pet owner on June 30, 2-3 p.m.. Learn how you can help local animal shelters.

Bellefonte Children’s Fair

Join us for story time during the Children’s Fair on June 6. Miss Laura will offer a story time suited for all ages at 1 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, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

June themes:

June 1: Clouds and rainbows

June 8: My family

June 15: Caterpillars and butterflies

June 22: Imagine that!

June 29: 4th of July

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 have a “block party” to celebrate our final Lego club until school starts in the fall. Wednesdays, June 3; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

“Super Heroes for Kids” will join us for an afternoon of games, food and crafts on June 25 from 2-4 p.m. Kids can design their own superhero mask and get everything they need to start their summer reading adventures.

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. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education. Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 23 and 30; 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, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Themes are:

June 3: Beach fun

June 10: Story time in a bag

June 17: Story time in a bag

June 24: Gear up for Superhero Summer Reading Program

It’s Elementary

Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, June 4, 11 and 18; 6 p.m.

Themes are:

June 4: Lego fun

June 11: Drop-in craft activity

June 18: Drop-in craft activity

Baby’s Morning Out

Visit the library for a good time playing with educational toys and socializing with friends on June 16, from 10:30-11 a.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Touch-A-Truck

Stop at the lot across from the library to explore many different types of vehicles, including trucks and equipment and surprise guests on June 25 from 6-7 p.m. Adults are required to stay with children.

Schlow Centre Region Library

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

Family Fun Day

Celebrate the start of summer reading with a kick-off party on June 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Event includes:

•  Hang out with Spider Man, Minion Jerry, Elmo and Clifford. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.



•  Meet Penn State football players and Ike the Spike. 11 a.m.-noon.



•  Greet Captain America and get a balloon animal from the clowns of Happy Valley Alley. Noon-1 p.m.



•  Watch a magic show by M&M Magic. 1:30 p.m.



Boardgaming meetup

Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games, including Bohnanza, Carcassonne, chess, checkers, Compounded, Dixit, 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. June 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chess club

Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends. For all ages. Saturdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27; 2-4 p.m.

Everybody Storytime

A gathering for all ages. Interactive stories, finger plays and music. June 23; 10:30 a.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. June 13, 20 and 27; 11 a.m.

Baby/toddler playtime

The library provides the toys, kids provide the play. Monday,s June 15, 22 and 29, 9:30-11 a.m.

Discovery Days

•  Create your own supervillain, supermobile or super hideout. Kids are welcome to make one to take home too. June 16; 1 a.m.-2 p.m.



•  Dress a popsicle stick and you’ve got a superhero or a villain. June 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



•  Get ready for fireworks by making a festive star wreath. June 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



Balloon magic and mystery

Enjoy magic and balloon-making with Dennie Huber. June 18, 2:30 p.m.

UMIGO Summer Learning Day

Participate in the world of UMIGO — an online world that helps young children learn math and develop the skills for effective reasoning and problem solving. June 19 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Serpents & Claws

Meet and learn about reptiles including pythons and lizards. June 24, 2:30 p.m.

Every kid can be a hero

Come learn about the amazing ways you can be a hero in your area. June 25, 2:30 p.m.

Legos in Action

Calling all Lego fans: Learn basic building principles and create a Robot Dog.

This class will be held twice over the course of the summer. Please choose one date — June 30 or August 4 — to attend. 10 a.m. both days.

Open to kids who have completed grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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