Our library offers a variety of program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. Read below to find out more about our programs and then visit the calendar to learn about current library offerings. 

National Library Card Sign-Up Day

Saturday, Sept. 27th 11 am – 1 pm

Children ages 5 and older may sign-up for their own library card. Parents/guardians must be with the child and have a current photo ID. All children who sign-up or display their library card will receive a free lunch courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Middletown.

Tales with T.A.I.L.S. (formerly Kids Read to Pets)

Reading to the dogs (and cats!) is BACK! The American Red Cross Tales with T.A.I.L.S. program seeks to improve children’s reading and communication skills with the assistance of Red Cross registered therapy animal teams. The children are encouraged to read, engage, and connect with the pet.

Bring your favorite book or two or choose one here at the library to share with one of our animal friends. Children will have the opportunity to read individually or in small groups with each of the animals at the session depending on the number of children registered and pets available. Animals are attentive listeners and their presence increases a child’s comfort in reading aloud.

Recommended for ages K-5th grade. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged on our website (click here) or in the library. Attend all four sessions and receive a certificate of completion and celebrate with us at our “HOWL-oween” celebration!

All team members have completed volunteer training, practice sessions, and have current clearances. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Red Cross please visit their website at www.redcross.org/centralpa

Chess Club

All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Boards are provided but feel free to bring one along if you like! If you are interested in teaching others please contact Beth W. at the library. Every other Thursday from 6-8 pm beginning Sept. 18th.

Wee Readers

20-30 minute story time for our littlest readers

(Recommended for ages birth – 24 months with a caregiver)

Sing, clap, and listen to stories, nursery rhymes, and songs! Enjoy books, words, music, and more in a relaxed, welcoming environment with your baby. No registration is required and siblings are welcome. Fall session runs for 4 weeks beginning Sept. 11th at 10:15 am.

Preschool Story Time

30-40 minute story time for our toddler & preschool crowd

(Recommended for ages 2-6 with a caregiver)

Explore action rhymes, songs, and stories as we read books related to a weekly theme. After books, gather with us at the back table for a special activity. No registration is required and siblings are welcome. Fall session runs for 4 weeks beginning Sept. 11th at 11:15 am.