Month: May 2017

June 2017 Youth & Family Programs

Thursday June 1

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)

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, June 2

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.)

Saturday, June 3

Start of the Summer Reading Program
This year, reading logs are available for the following levels:
• Read-Aloud, for ages 0-4 years
• Junior, for ages 5-9 years
• Tween, for ages 10-12 years
• Teen, for ages 13-19 years
The logs will be available starting June 3rd and the program runs through August 12th. There will be weekly Lost in the Library Scavenger Hunts for the duration of the program, with a prize drawn each week. There will also be a series of special programs. Please check our calendar for more information!

2:00 pm—3:30 pm: Summer Reading Kick-Off
Stop in to play some games, pick up your reading logs, and adopt a special friend who you can practice reading with this summer! We’ll have information about all our special summer programs for young children, kids, and teens.
(All ages.)

Thursday, June 8

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

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, June 9

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.)

6 pm: Teen Leadership Group Meeting
A volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the 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.)

8 pm (June 9) – 7 am (June 10): Summer Teen Lock-In
After-hours Teen Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group. Join us for our first ever summer teen lock-in! Movies, games, and hijinks all night!
(Parental permission required, ages 13- 18)

Saturday, June 10

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

Monday, June 12

2 pm: Teen Book Club @ the Daily Grind
Meet up at the Daily Grind for some coffee and discussion! For this month’s meeting, we’re reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.
(Ages 13—18)

Tuesday, June 13

2 pm: Silly Safari
Presented by Giggle Magic. Put on your safari hats, adjust your binoculars, and get ready to go on a Silly Safari! Oh, my- has Debra the Zebra lost her stripes? Will Ellie the Elephant’s disappearing act be good enough to get her on America’s Got Talent? There goes Gerry the Giraffe, he’s standing on his head…again! Have the animals GONE WILD??
Registration is requested for this program: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 77-806-1804 to register.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 3 – 8 years.)

Wednesday, June 14

10:30 am: Kids’ Parachute Camp
Get the kids out of the house and into some fun at our special summer parachute programs for older children! We’ll have games and competitions with balls and parachutes.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

2 pm: Super Readers
A book club for our early readers! We will be reading a non-fiction book paired with a fictional story and be playing some games, all along the same theme. This week’s theme is the Ocean.
(Best for ages 5 – 9.)

Thursday, June 15

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)

6:30 pm: Lego ® Night
On the third Thursday of the month, we gather together to build creations out of Lego® Bricks. Each month we will choose a different theme to build about. Participants should NOT bring their own Legos®, only Library Legos® will be used, because creations will be displayed in the children’s area of the library all month long, for all to see! So join us for some creative building fun!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, June 16

10:30 am: Summer Kids’ Yoga
Teaches basic yoga positions using favorite children’s books. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat.
(Best for children ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers.)

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.)

Tuesday, June 20

2 pm: Princess Party Featuring the Dutch Wonderland Princess
It’s princess time! Join us for a princess-themed party, featuring special guest, the Dutch Wonderland Princess.
Registration is requested for this program: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 77-806-1804 to register.
(All ages.)

Wednesday, June 21

10:30 am: Kids’ Parachute Camp
Get the kids out of the house and into some fun at our special summer parachute programs for older children! We’ll have games and competitions with balls and parachutes.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

2 pm: Super Readers
A book club for our early readers! We will be reading a non-fiction book paired with a fictional story and be playing some games, all along the same theme. This week’s theme is the Ocean.
(Best for ages 5 – 9.)

Thursday, June 22

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

4 pm: Block Party
Get in on the fun with our new wooden blocks at our after-school Block Parties! Build with our blocks, create zoos for the animals, homes for the people, roads for our cars: the only limit is imagination! Fourth Thursday of the month.
(Best for ages 2 – 6, all ages welcome)

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, June 23

10:30 – 11 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.)

11 am: Bugging a Better World
This year, “The BugMan” will be focusing on the incredible ways insects improve our planet. Clean water, pollination, food for animals and even their unusual defense strategies. This unique, 1-hour program will offer everyone a close look into the crazy world of insects. Expect incredible displays and lots of neat facts about insects and their related friends. Also expect LIVE Bugs as always!
Registration is requested for this program: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 77-806-1804 to register.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Saturday, June 24

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

Tuesday, June 27

2 pm: “Dinosaur Dig” with Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka
Join the dig with Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka! Interactive fossil talk to ready the Jr. Paleontologists to go on their dig! Field Paleontologist Mike will cover how and where fossils are found. See some amazing discoveries from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age. Paleontologist Roberta will take the Jr. Paleontologists on their dig. Locate some fossil bones during the dig, and with Roberta’s help, place the fossil bones on a Triceratops cut out. Youth will build a Triceratops with the fossil bones they discover during their dig.
After the dig, everyone may spend time viewing the fossil museum!
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 50 participants for dig. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(K-6th, & adults)

Friday, June 30

10:30 am: Summer Kids’ Yoga
Teaches basic yoga positions using favorite children’s books. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat.
(Best for children ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers.)

2 pm: Sneak Peek for the Teen-Led Art Workshop
Meet the instructors for the Teen-Led Art Workshop. You can see their work and sign up for the workshop.
(Wksp for ages 10+, limit 15)

Artist Trading Card Program wins Honorable Mention from PA Library Assocation

05/19/2017 – Quarryville Library Press Release

The Quarryville Library’s Artist Trading Card project was awarded an Honorable Mention for Family Programming by the 2017 PA Library Association’s Best Practices Award Committee.  The project that started as a partnership between the Library’s children’s librarian and two art teachers from Solanco School District has had much success with artists of all ages.  The trading cards can be made at the Library or at home and are then displayed and available for trading.  The Library has had people from across the County participate.  The cards have also been a hit on social media and continue to be a fun way to share the talent in our local community.