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Children's Programs

Mandarin-English Bilingual Story Time (virtual)
Sundays, June 13 & July 18
No registration required

This bilingual story time presented by ChildRoc, a nonprofit group that promotes early childhood learning, is approximately 30 minutes in length and will be posted twice a month to PPL's Facebook page to view at your convenience.


Summer Family Story Time (virtual)
Once a Week | June 28-August 7
For Preschoolers & Their Families
Registration opens June 14 | Register here

Register online or by phone to receive a video link for a story time program each week. Join our children’s librarians for stories, songs, and rhymes! *Please submit your child's name on the registration form in the "Full Name" fields.


Postcard Pals (virtual)
Wednesday, June 16
For Grades K-5
Registration opens June 2 | Register here

Register to receive a create-your-own postcard kit; pick up materials at the library June 14-19. Design and write your own postcards after sharing a story with Children’s Librarian Mrs. Rapp.


Tails & Tales: Summer Reading Kickoff with Wild Wings (virtual)
10:30-11:00 AM | Friday, June 25
For children entering grades K-6 & families playing the Summer Reading Game
Registration opens June 11 | Register here

Register to receive our Zoom link on the morning of June 25. What better way to celebrate animals and books than by learning about some local animal friends?


Tails & Tales Children's Summer Reading
Tails & Tales: Children's Summer Reading Game (virtual & curbside)
Sunday, June 27-Thursday, August 5
For children entering grades K-6

Pick up your Tails & Tales reading bag at the library starting June 14. Start reading and record your minutes online in READsquared starting June 21. Come to the library starting June 29 and bring in your tracking sheet to receive a weekly prize. Prize pickup is outside at the library, Tuesday-Thursday. Read for a minimum of four weeks to qualify for our end-of-summer raffle and Top Readers prizes. Look for fun story times and programs throughout the summer!


Tails & Tales Craft (virtual)
Mondays, June 28-August 2
For children entering grades K-4
Registration opens two weeks before each program; register for each date separately | Register here

First craft pickup: 6/24-6/30. Join our children’s librarians for a themed story and craft.


Lunch & LEGO (virtual)
12:00-12:45 PM | Wednesday, June 30
For children entering grades 2-6
Registration opens June 16 | Register here

Join our Children’s Librarian, Miss Natalie, via Zoom to share what you’ve been creating with other builders. Then we’ll do a few building challenges together. Participants must have their own LEGO bricks.


Tails & Tales Family 4th Fun (via Zoom)
4:00-5:00 PM | Friday, July 2
For children entering grades K-6 & their families
Registration opens June 18 | Register here

Get a head start on your Independence Day celebration with a family game and craft. Kit pickups: Friday, June 25-Thursday, July 1.


Tails & Tales: Telling Tales Writing Club (via Zoom)
1:00-2:00 PM | Thursdays, July 8, July 22, & August 5
For children entering grades 3-6
Registration for this series opens June 24 | Register here

Do you love creative writing? Join other writers and Miss Natalie for some fun writing games and prompts.


Tails & Tales: Ask the Zoo (via Zoom)
2:00-2:45 PM | Friday, July 9
For children entering grades K-6 & their families
Registration opens June 25 | Register here

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at the zoo? Have question you want answered? Here’s your chance! Join some Seneca Park Zoo staff members on Zoom for a fun presentation. Submit questions to the Children’s Room by June 30.


Tails & Tales: Animal Yoga with Instructor Jodi Marcello (outdoor in person)
Session 1: 4:00-4:40 PM | Friday, July 16
Session 2: 4:45-5:30 PM | Friday, July 16
For children entering grades K-6 & their families
Registration opens July 2 | Register here

Space is limited; please sign up for one session, not both. Bring your family to the library courtyard for a stretchy yoga program full of animal poses. Families should bring a yoga mat or blanket with them.


Tails & Tales: Tails & Tunes with Missy Reed (via Zoom)
11:00-11:30 AM | Friday, July 23
For children up to age 8 & their families
Registration opens July 9 | Register here

The Zoom link will be sent on July 23. Join special guest Missy Reed for some fun animal-themed songs while you dance, sing, or howl along. If possible, please have a scarf, shaker instrument (bells, maracas, etc.) and a stuffed animal nearby and ready to have fun!


Tails & Tales: Drawing Folk Tails with Scott Gibala-Broxholm (virtual)
Friday, July 30
For children entering grades K-6 & their families
Registration opens July 16 | Register here

The video link will be sent on July 30. Join illustrator Scott Gibala-Broxholm as he shows you how to draw a variety of animals (with tails, of course) from different folk tales from around the world. Have your pencils and paper ready to draw!


Tails & Tales: Reading Game Celebration with InJest (virtual)
Friday, August 6
For Reading Game participants only
Registration opens July 23 | Register here

The video link will be sent on August 6. Join us for an all-new, side-splitting, gravity-defying comedy variety show with Nels Ross from InJest.com! His “Tails & Tales”-themed library show shares the value of reading plus laughter, juggling, and fun for all ages…including examples of playful animals, even ones who juggle!