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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Registration is open! Drop in to sign up!

Keep track of your reading throughout the summer to earn prizes, including local business coupons and free books! Visit the library for more information and to sign up. If you register between June 4 and June 16, you will earn a chance to win a family ticket to Longwood Gardens. 

Please support our summer reading sponsors:

Tony's Pizza City
Nightlight Ice Cream
Oreland Pizza
Greenberg's Bakery
Rita's—Wyndmoor
The Bagel House
Friends of the Free Library of Springfield Township


FAMILY NIGHT EVENTS

Tuesdays, 7 PM

Families are invited to join us for entertaining events. No registration required. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Free Library of Springfield Township.

June 26 — Robotics Teams Visit — See the robots that high school students build up close and learn what they can do!
July 3 — Wacky Art Night — Come make the wackiest and craziest art you can dream up from our random supplies!
July 10 — Storyteller Don Dougherty — Join us for an interactive storytelling adventure!
July 17 — Eyes of the Wild — See live animals at the library and learn all about the amazing creatures!
July 24 — The Amazing Mr. Q. — Join us for a unique blend of storytelling, comedy, and magic!
July 31 — Life-Sized Game Night — Come play jumbo versions of classic games, including Candyland and Connect 4!
August 7 — Reading Rocks with Magician Joe Holiday — See an entertaining and amazing magic show!


EMBROIDERY 101

Monday, June 18, 4 to 5 PM
Thursday, June 28, 4 to 5 PM

Learn basic embroidery stitches that will create a design. For children ages 10 to 13. Registration is required. Please call the library at 215-836-5300 or stop by to sign up. You may sign up for one or both classes.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


TAIL WAGGIN' TUTORS

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 21, 4 to 5 PM
Wednesday, June 27, 4 to 5 PM
Additional sessions in July and August; contact the library for dates

Children in grades K to 6 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog to help build reading confidence. Registration is required. Please call the library at 215-836-5300 or stop by to sign up for a 10-minute time slot.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


STEM WORKSHOPS

CIRCUITS: Wednesday, June 20, 6 to 8 PM and Monday, June 25, 3 to 6 PM

Drop in to explore circuits with littleBits and SnapCircuits. Suggested for ages 6 and up. No registration required.

ROBOTICS: Thursday, July 12, 2:30 to 5:30 PM and Monday, July 16, 6 to 8 PM

Explore with programming robots, including Ozobots, Sphero, and ReCon Rovers. Suggested for ages 9 and up. No registration required.

CODING: Wednesday, July 25, 12 to 3 PM and Monday, July 30, 5 to 8 PM

Discover more about coding by playing with BeeBots, Cubetto, and Code-a-pillars. Suggested for ages 4 to 8. No registration required.

ENGINEERING: Thursday, August 9, 2:30 to 5:30 PM and Monday, August 13, 6 to 8 PM

Drop in to build with our variety of building supplies and practice your engineering skills. Suggested for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


SEE WHAT'S COOKING

Tuesdays, 1 PM
June 26, July 17, and August 14

Children ages 8 to 12 can explore ingredients and make a healthy snack with Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN and in-store nutritionist for GIANT. Registration is required for each 40-minute class. You may sign up for more than one session. Please call the library at 215-836-5300 or stop by to sign up.

Supports PA Forward's Health Literacy


CREATIVE KIDS ART CLUB

Wednesdays, 4 to 5 PM
June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 8

Join us for a story and art activity as you explore different types of art and artists. Suggested for ages 5 to 8. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


WEAVING 101

Monday, July 2, 4 to 5 PM
Thursday, July 26, 4 to 5 PM

Learn a basic hand-sewing skill as you make some fun projects. For children ages 7 to 9. Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. You may sign up for one or both classes.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


DANCE, RATTLE & ROLL STORYTIME

Wednesdays, 10 AM
July 11 to August 15

Join us for stories, songs, and fun with a special emphasis on music and movement. Parachute play included! For children up to age 6 with a caregiver. No registration required.

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY CREST/COAT OF ARMS

Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 AM to 12 PM

Children ages 4 and up and their families are invited to join Rebecca McDermott, MS, to create your own modern-day family crest! Work together to create a saying, values, and memories specific to your family. Posterboard, markers, and and old magazines provided. Feel free to bring your own photos if you choose. No registration required; drop in anytime during the hour and a half.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


PRE-SCHOOL YOGA

Fridays, 10 AM
July 20 and 27, August 3 and 10

Explore yoga and movement with your little one in classes taught by a certified instructor from Water and Rock Studio. Drop in to whatever class or classes you are able. No registration required. Suggested for children ages 2 to 6.

Supports PA Forward's Health Literacy


STORY TIMES

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun, and learn more about supporting your child’s early literacy development. Storytime lasts for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Each session is designed for its suggested age range, but please feel free to attend the session you are most comfortable with. Every child develops at his or her own pace. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to attend.

All storytimes support PA Forward's Basic Literacy

Terrific 2’s and 3’s (ages 18 to 36 months)

Mondays at 10:00 am

Playful Pre-School (ages 3 to 5 years)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Wonderful Ones (ages birth to 24 months)

Thursdays at 10:00 am


BUILDING CLUB

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Children ages 3 and up are invited to spark their imagination and build to their heart’s content with our vast collection of building supplies, including Legos, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, and more. Drop in anytime during the 90-minute period.


DUPLO PLAY DAY

Fridays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drop in to build whatever you like with the library's Duplo collection. Use your imagination to play and create! Suggested for ages 2 to 6.