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Programs are designed for specific age groups, but we welcome older and younger siblings to attend all of our programs! The more the merrier. Caregivers must attend the programs with their children.

Infant Lapsit

Every Wednesday @10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Katie for stories, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes. Ages birth – 2 years old with a caregiver.

Preschool Story Hour

Every Thursday & Friday @ 10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Kathleen & Miss Katie for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts! Ages  3-5 with a caregiver.

***Special May Event*** Garden Party!

Join us on May 30th at 10:15 a.m. for a garden party! We will play in the dirt, plant some flowers, read a story, and enjoy a snack. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Music in Motion

Runs October – May
1st 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. Ages  3-5 with a caregiver.

Moving through Stories

Runs 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. Ages  3-5 with a caregiver.

Simple Science

Runs 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. Ages  3-5 with a caregiver.

Preschool RecyCool!

Runs October – May

4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Make cool projects from recycled materials. Children are invited to be creative and have fun. Wear play clothes! Ages  3-5 with a caregiver.

Lego Group

Runs 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. Designed for children in Kindergarten to Middle School with a caregiver.

Maker Lab

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

Select Saturdays, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Come read to one of the licensed service dogs that visit us on select Saturday mornings! Take a look at the Children’s Newsletter for this month’s.

Even More Fun Things To Do!

Borrow a Nature Backpack!

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

Borrow a Nook!

Going on a long drive? Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!
Nook Book ProgramFind out more information HERE!


Visit a Museum!

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

Book Lists

Summer Reading List for Kids 2016

Browse kid’s magazines:
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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