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See our Current Newsletter for a complete schedule of all programs and events for Children

Weekly Programs:

Infant Lapsits (infants to two years old)
Wednesdays @10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Katie for stories, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes designed to appeal to children from infants to two year olds.
Preschool Story Hours:
Thursdays & Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for 3-5 year olds.

Other Programs:

Our regular monthly programs are held during the school year from October – May

Music in Motion
October – May
First Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
A monthly program of music and dance for young children that celebrates the joy in stories and songs is led by York educator, Holly MacAdam.

Moving Through Stories
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Julie Adams, an elementary school teacher who is currently on sabbatical, will present active programs that interpret stories by using creative movement, dance, and simple yoga moves.

Simple Science
October – May
3rd Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Jen Ring, a former engineer at Boeing, will offer a program of science and technology geared to the preschool set, demonstrating interesting facts about how the world works and then doing a related craft.

Preschool Recy-Cool!
October – May
4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Make cool projects from recycled materials. This program is designed for children ages 3-6 with their caregivers. Children are invited to be creative and have fun. Wear play clothes!

Legos
October-May
2nd Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Do you love to build with Legos? Come to the library Legos group where you can create and share your Lego structures. The Library will supply the Legos and Andrew Bertolini, high school sophomore, hockey player and former Legos expert, will facilitate the program and help you display your finished creation. Kindergarten to Middle School children.

Special 5th Tuesday Programs
Families with children of all ages are welcome to join Jill Burke for a morning of art. Miss Jill is presently Art Educator for the Ogunquit  Museum of American Art, a family-friendly museum with galleries, gardens, and views just a short walk from Perkins Cove in beautiful Ogunquit Maine.

DIY Drop-in!
1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays, anytime between 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A new activity every week! Stop by and try our weekly self-directed program. Take a look at the Children’s Newsletter for this month’s activities. This program is for children in grade school with a caregiver.

Reader Dog Program
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Saturdays, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Come read to one of the licensed service dogs that visit us on Saturday mornings! Call Miss Kathleen in the Children’s Room (363-2818) to schedule a reading time.

Nature Backpacks:

This is a great family activity. Check out one of our fully loaded Nature Backpacks today in the Children’s Room.

Remember to use our museum passes. Reserve yours at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level or call 363-2818.

New Junior Fiction at YPL

Community Resource Directory
A family guide to discover enrichment programs and child care opportunities in the greater York area

Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!
Nook Book ProgramFind out more information HERE!

Book Lists

Summer Reading List for Kids 2016

Browse kid’s magazines:
(click on the image below)

 Children

Articles online

The Web is a wonderful resource. Here are some sites we like:

NEW! Building a Home Library

Here’s a fantastic list of historical fiction,
listed by time periods
–the wonderful descriptions will entice you to read, read read!

Children’s books in series–a searchable database

Guys Read — Great lists of books that boys like to read. This website has a web-based literacy program for boys and a mission to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

From the American Library Association:
Great Web Sites for Kids

Homework Help from Oregon: Multnomah County Library

Resources for homeschoolers — Waterboro Library has done a great job with these sites!

Find a good book to read! — 
Fiction Booklists for Kids
Booklists for Young Adults

Child Safety on the Information Highway

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning