Centre County Library and Historical Museum
200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516
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.
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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 3: Picnics
June 10: Camping
June 17: Summer
June 24: New Books
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 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.
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
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 1: Clouds and rainbows
June 8: My family
June 15: Caterpillars and butterflies
June 22: Imagine that!
June 29: 4th of July
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.
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.
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
Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, June 4, 11 and 18; 6 p.m.
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.
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.
Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends. For all ages. Saturdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27; 2-4 p.m.
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.
The library provides the toys, kids provide the play. Monday,s June 15, 22 and 29, 9:30-11 a.m.
• 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.