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, Aug. 5 and 12; 9:30-10 a.m.
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Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. Wednesdays, Aug. 5 and 12; 10:30-11 a.m.
Aug. 5: Celebrate Local Food Week — Meet in the garden for storytime! We’re partnering with buylocalpa.org for this event.
Aug. 12: Favorite new books
Join Miss Laura for books, music and literacy enriching activities especially designed for toddlers. After storytime, stick around and meet other parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers while your child plays with toys. Mondays, Aug. 3 and 10; 10:30-11 a.m.
Aug 3: Local Foods Week — Meet in the Community Garden.
Aug 10: Favorite new books
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 on the varying themes. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 and 11; 6:30-7 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage children to read for fun during the summer while taking part in fun events and programs. Join us as we wrap up summer reading with one of this year’s best animated hero movie: “Big Hero 6” (Rated PG). Join us in the community room, come dressed as a superhero and enjoy snacks while we watch a great movie. Aug. 4; 2-3:30 p.m.
Train to be a Jedi Master. Six weeks of fun “training“ to become a Jedi. Master the art of the force with games, crafts, Legos and more. Create a starship. Use a light saber. Sign up at the desk to reserve your spot in the Jedi Academy with Miss Kathleen. Aug. 6; 3-4 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, Aug. 3, 10 and 17; 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 3: Opposites
Aug. 10: Summer vacation
Aug. 17: Western days
Summer Reading Club Activities – Be a Hero
Summer Reading Club programs help keep kids engaged in reading over the summer with fun activities and prizes. To wrap up Summer Reading, we’ll celebrate the hero within at a Superheroes vs. Villains costume party. Dress as your favorite superhero or super villain and join us for an afternoon filled with food, fun and a scavenger hunt. Club events are designed for children ages pre-K through 5th grade, but all family members are welcome. Aug. 6; 2-4 p.m.
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, Aug. 4 and 25; 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, Aug. 5, 19 and 26; 10:30-11 a.m.
Aug. 5: Everyone can be a hero
Aug. 19: End-of-summer fun
Aug. 26: Back to school
Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading Club
Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in grades K-6. Families are welcome when appropriate. Don’t miss your final opportunity for summer reading participation. Stop by the library to enter a raffle for the final prize drawing. Aug. 8; 1:30 p.m.
Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in grades K-6, however, families are welcome when appropriate. Thursdays, Aug. 6, 20 and 27; 6-7 p.m.
Aug. 6: Drop-in craft activity
Aug. 20: Lego night
Aug. 27: Back to school bingo
Baby’s Morning Out
Visit the library for a good time playing with educational toys and socializing with friends. Tuesdays, Aug. 11 and 18; 10:30-11 a.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library
211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236
Board gaming 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 Pennsylvania for this event. Aug. 8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends. For all ages. Saturdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 2-4 p.m.
Legos in Action
Calling all Lego fans: we’re back. Learn basic building principles and create a Robot Dog. Open to kids who have completed grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 . Aug. 4; 10 a.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room.
M.A.T.H.H.: Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes
Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover a new place to explore. This month’s theme is electricity and energy. Begins in Schlow’s Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children. Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch. Aug. 4; 1:30 p.m.
Read it, watch it movie
Wednesdays at the State Theatre at noon.
Aug. 5: “Fly Away Home”
Aug. 12: “The Secret Garden”
Aug. 19: “Jumanji”
Preschool Summer Reading Pizza Party
For children from ages 3-5. Parents should remain at the party; however, pizza will only be provided for the children who earned their spot by being registered for the summer reading program online, have read and logged 3,500 pages by July 31, have turned in log sheets and a permission slip to the Children’s Desk by Aug. 5. A returned permission slip is necessary. Aug. 6; 1 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room.
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. Saturdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 11 a.m.
Go on a Stupendous Scavenger Hunt. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: guide the agents of S.C.H.L.O.W. through the Children’s Department to collect everything they need to become library legends. Aug. 11; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
School-age Summer Reading Pizza Party
To attend this pizza party, a child must be between 5 and 12 years of age, have completed kindergarten and be able to sit at the party without a parent. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to remain at the restaurant, but will be asked to sit in a separate section . Pizza will be provided for the children who earned their spot by being registered for the Summer Reading program online, have read and logged 3,500 pages by July 31, have turned in log sheets and a permission slip to the Children’s Desk by Aug. 5. A returned permission slip is necessary. Aug. 13; 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 N. Atherton St., State College
Take on a new building challenge each week. Design your creation and pose for a photo to be displayed in the children’s department. Recommended for grades 1-6. Aug. 15; 2-4 p.m.