Engaging, exciting and fun for your child, these programs are parent-pleasers, too—they provide developmentally appropriate, standards-based early education experiences . . . and they’re free!
Register your child today for one of these new five-week sessions that focus on topics ranging from early math, science, and art to financial education. There is so much for your child to discover at The Library.
January 12 — February 15February 23 — March 29April 6 — May 10June 8 — July 12July 20 — August 23September 21 — October 25November 2 — December 6
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Registration is required for all programs at DCLS unless otherwise indicated. For more information about any of these programs contact our Youth Services Coordinator.
Below is a listing of all Discovery Programs being offered throughout the year at The Library. If there is not a registration link at the end of the description, this program is not being offered during the next Discovery Program five-week session.
123 Play With Me (Ages 1-3)Engage your child in play that helps strengthen motor skills, social skills, and encourages early literacy. During each session a different community resource professional will be available to answer parenting questions. Children get a chance to play together and parents get a chance to share experiences and concerns. Program length: 75 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Discover Math and Science (Ages 3-6)Help your child be ready to learn in school with this program that builds critical skills. Great hands-on games, toys and experiments related to math and science help to engage their curiosity and encourage children to discover the fun in learning. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Explore Art (Ages 3-6) Imagination and creativity blossom while your child explores art at The Library. Children learn about storytelling with color, pattern and texture as they develop motor skills through painting, sculpting and drawing. Your refrigerator will never be the same! Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
For Me, For You, For Later (Ages 3-5)A special series focusing on early financial education skills, using games, toys and activities that help develop math and counting concepts. Your child will shop at a pretend market, make change from the cash register, and learn about saving and spending. Each child receives a book and other materials to keep. These series are part of the PNC Grow Up Great initiative and are supported by the PNC Foundation. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 18.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Learn and Play (Ages 1-3)Designed as a follow-up to 123 Play with Me. In this program children and grown-ups continue to Learn and Play together. Simple art activities, toys, and sharing with others will help children strengthen motor and social skills, while being encouraged in early reading to foster a love of books.>> Calendar for Session 3 (April/May)
Lego Club (Ages 6-11)Give your child a chance to explore sculpture, architecture, and concepts of geometry all while having fun! Kids will build something from their imagination on their own or with others, and will share a story about their creation. Lego Club at The Library is sure to become a fast favorite. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 12.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Parachute Adventure: Rhythm, Rhyme & Movement (Ages 3-6) Your child’s learning skills will reach new heights with this special program that uses a parachute to get preschoolers working their minds and bodies. Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and fun activities designed to help children develop crucial learning skills. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 12.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Read Conmigo! (Ages 3-6)Discover the wonder of language at Bilingual Storytime. Presented in both English and Spanish this program is fun and educational. Children have a natural ability to learn language and the sooner they start learning, the more likely they are to master more than one language. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15. Los niños tienen una habilidad natural para aprender un idioma. Y cuanto antes que empiezan aprender, lo más fácil sera dominar otro idioma. Se presenta en ingles y español. Duración: 45 minutos. Límite de personas: 15.
Ready for School: Here I Come (Ages 4-6)Come to The Library and help your child get ready for school! This program promotes skills necessary for children beginning school - motor skills, early literacy and math, and playing well with others. Your child will work on writing, colors, counting, patterns and more. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.
Tasty Tales (Ages 3-6)Explore the world of healthy eating (and cooking) with books, rhymes, songs and, of course, food! Each week, you and your child will explore a different type of food or meal and learn how to prepare it together. Toss in some math and science activities and a few stories that relate to the food of the day and it all adds up to a delicious time for everyone! If you or your child has a food allergy, please call Youth Services Programming & Outreach at 566.0949 ext. 217 for more information. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
We Get Together (Ages 4-6)This unique program for your preschooler teaches social skills for school. In addition to reinforcing ABCs and 123s, We Get Together lets your child practice taking turns, cooperating, and communicating feelings and needs – all cleverly disguised as fun! Stories, games and other fun activities will help your child be ready for school. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.
Wee Move (Ages 19-35 Months)Music and movement are crucial to the development of motor skills—and they’re fun! Your child will use simple movements to learn safe practices, like holding an adult’s hand when crossing the street, as well as good health habits like hand washing, cleaning up toys and getting dressed. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 12.
World Beats (Ages 4-6)Musical instruments from around the world introduce children to music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and the similarities we all share. Each week a different culture will be explored through story and song. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
World of Play (Ages 6–11)Who doesn’t enjoy a good game? Using ancient and modern toys from around the world, children will practice coordination and cooperation in this engaging program. Kids will also make their own toys to take home and share with their world. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 12.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
Yoga ABC (ages 3-6)Simple yoga brings a fresh perspective to learning the alphabet. This program introduces each letter with a yoga pose to help your child learn both language and movement. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 12.>> Register for Session 3 (April/May)
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