Month: October 2016

NEW Maker Passes Available

Make717 logoThe Library System of Lancaster County and Make717, a maker-space in the city, have joined forces to create a new STEM Maker Pass Program for all the member libraries. With these passes, library patrons can access the space and make use of the equipment and software available.

More information about this program can be found on the Make717 website and on the Library System of Lancaster County press release.

Contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 with any additional questions.

Youth & Family Programs for November 2016

Here are the Youth & Family Programs coming up in November!

Wednesday, November 2

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

Crazy 8s Club Logo4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 5 – 7 years)

Thursday, November 3

parachute play10 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

6:30 pm: Family Movie Night
Join us for a FREE movie and popcorn in a family friendly atmosphere! All ages welcome – Movies Rated G or PG. Please call for this month’s title! Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, November 4

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Button: Anime Club with an Anime character spinning pen5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this new club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Wednesday, November 9

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

Crazy 8s Club Logo4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 5 – 7 years)

Thursday, November 10

6 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club, for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Please bring your chess set. Second and fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

Friday, November 11

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Teen Leadership Group5 pm: Teen Leadership Group Meeting
A new volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the new Teen Leadership Group at the Quarryville Library! This is a group of teens who volunteer to plan, promote, and run teen programming in the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Night @the Library
After-hours Teen Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group. This month’s program will feature art!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, November 12

science logo slider2 – 2:45 pm: Danger Club
If you love science, check out Danger Club! We’ll be doing a different hands-on experiment or activity each month! Examples include: catapults, robot coding, rockets, and more.  Registration recommended: please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Ages 8-12 years.)

Wednesday, November 16

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

Crazy 8s Club Logo4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 5 – 7 years)

Thursday, November 17


10 am: Parachute Play

Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

Gamecraft and Lego Night6:30 pm: Lego Block Party featuring Gamecraft Mobile!
On the third Thursday of the month, we gather together to build creations out of Lego® Bricks. We have a very special Lego® Night planned for November! Introducing: Gamecraft Mobile! What if you could design and build your own game and play it with your friends? Gamecraft can make it happen! The goal is to design and build your very own game, so join us for some creative building and game-making fun!
(All ages welcome)

 

 

Friday, November 18

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this new club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Wednesday, November 23 – Friday November 25

Library will be closed Wednesday the 23 through Friday the 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10 am.

Wednesday, November 30

alphabet blocks10 am – 11 am: 1,2,3…Play with Me!
This 5-week series is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three. Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Ages birth to three, with a caregiver.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 5 – 7 years)

Lego Block Party featuring Gamecraft Mobile

We have a very special Lego® Block Party night planned for November.

Gamecraft and Lego NightIntroducing: Gamecraft Mobile!

What if you could design and build your own game and play it with your friends? Gamecraft can make it happen! The goal is to design and build your very own game. So join us for some creative building and game-making fun!

More information about Gamecraft:

Every game you’ve ever played began as someone’s idea. Now it is your turn! Gamecraft is a creative athletics league for families where you can dream up, build then play your own games with others. As the group plays your game, we’ll work together to make it the best it can be.

 

We’ll also show you how to find gear for your game just using items as home or from the stockpile that we provide. If you dream it, you can play it!

Gamecraft is made available by the Wrightsdale Baptist Church, one of our partner organizations in the Solanco Family Life Network.

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations concerning how much media use on computers, tablets, phones, e-readers, etc., is appropriate for children. The full press release is available, and here are some of the recommendations by age:

  • For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting.
  • Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they’re seeing.
  • For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
  • For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.
  • Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
  • Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.

The full guidelines will be released in November. The AAP has already created a Family Media Plan tool that parents can use to calculate the best amount of screen-time for their families.

Native plant documentary showing on November 1st at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. for a showing of Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home.  This film is an environmental education documentary that focuses on how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.  The film showcases ecologists, entomologists, and others who share the science of how native plant installations provide low-maintenance, seasonally-dynamic, and eco-healthy landscapes that respect Nature’s original best practices.

Crazy 8s Math Club is Back!

Crazy 8s Club LogoBack by popular demand! ! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make amazing mazes and more! You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Beach Ball Party, Funny Money and Glow-in-the-Dark City. All the activities are new, so you are welcome to join again if you’ve done season one!

Best for children in grades Kindergarten through Second, or ages 5 – 7. Older children are welcome with their younger siblings.

The club will meet on Wednesdays @ 4:30-5:15 pm, from November 2 through December 28 (except November 23, when the library is closed to observe Thanksgiving).

Weekly Session Descriptions:

Glow-in-the-Dark City: Take geometry to the next level! Learn to recognize some important 3-D shapes, then build a giant skyscraper of glowsticks and styrofoam balls. Flick off the lights to see your creations!

Crazy 8s Race: Play a brand new board game: roll dice to travel around a figure 8, and bring on your teammates when numbers match up. See who makes it to 8 x 8 first!

Funny Money: We’ll bet money you’ll love this one! Have fun comparing coins, buying prizes with them, and finally winning them in an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Beach Ball Party: This is a party you won’t want to miss! You’ll use our star-studded beach ball to play volleyball, then go gaga chucking the ball against targets to score points.

Funky Fractals: Get funky with patterns and mazes! Create crazy patterns with wax sticks, and connect them to make a giant version. Then design your own waxy maze to stump your friends.

Walk on the Wild Side: How do ladybugs, crabs and lizards run so fast with all those extra legs? They use math! We’ll run, walk and gallop like animals to learn some fancy footwork.

Super-Cube Shuffle: Math and art collide when you use specially colored cubes to create cool designs. After a round of design copy mania, you’ll be a super-cube pro!

Epic Air Traffic Control: Build your own airport, complete with finger-light airplanes and glowstick runways. Use your math skills to land all the planes without crashing!

Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, Youth Services Coordinator, at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.

Bouquets for Books with Royer’s Flowers

The Library System of Lancaster County is taking part in the Bouquets for Books campaign again this year! Here is the System Press Release:

Visit local Royer’s Flowers locations from October 22 – November 5 to Benefit Public Libraries!

Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 22-Nov. 5 to benefit area public libraries. For each book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last. Used books will not be accepted.

Participating Royer’s Locations:

  • Columbia:902 Lancaster Ave., Columbia
  • Ephrata: 165 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata
  • Lancaster West: 201 Rohrerstown Rd., Lancaster
  • Lancaster North: 873 N. Queen St., Lancaster City

In its first 10 years, Bouquets for Books has collected more than 15,000 books in the following counties: Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts has one store in Harrisburg.

Check out their press release for the wishlist, or grab one at the library.