Dauphin County Library System: Open for Discovery!
  • Special Programs at the Library

    The Library provides a wide variety of programming for families and children of all ages. These programs help children and families explore their world and discover how to satisfy their curiosity.

    Registration is required for these programs

    To register for any of the libraries Special Programs click on the date of the program in the calendar below.

    BookRATs (Ages 6-11)
    BookRATs (Read And Talk) is a monthly book discussion group for 6-11 year olds. Read a book (we'll choose a topic--you choose a book) and talk about what you've read. You'll also do a craft or activity, have a snack and may pick a book for next month's meeting. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 20.
    >> Register for Session 6 (September/October)

    Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)
    Calling all Dads! Bring your child to this unique storytime where you and your young ones will hear stories, sing songs, and share your love of reading. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration Limit: 15.

    Drop In & Discover! (All Ages)
    Not sure what to expect from our Discovery Programs? Drop in throughout the hour to sample some stories, crafts and activities from Explore Art, Discover Math & Science, Get Moving and more -- all in one place! No registration required.
    >> Register for Session 6 (September/October)

    Family Fun (All Ages)
    Free quality time for each family! Come to The Library for a program filled with crafts, music and other fun activities. Program length: 45 minutes, Registration Limit: 15
    >> Register for Session 6 (September/October)

    Family Game (All Ages)
    Share the fun of playing family-friendly games while you spend some quality time together at The Library. Program length: 60 minutes, Registration Limit: 15 families
    >> Register for Session 6 (September/October)

    Family Movie (All Ages - Recommended Ages 6+)
    Relax and enjoy a free family-friendly movie together. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. No registration required.
    >> Register for Session 6 (September/October)

    Once Upon a Time: In the Hall of the Mountain King (All Ages)
    Join us for unique monthly programs that will spark your imagination. This October: In the Hall of the Mountain King. Hear a spooky story and learn this haunting song! Then stay for a hands-on activity.
    >> Register for October 20 program

    Once Upon a Time: The Nutcracker Suite (All Ages)
    Join us for unique monthly programs that will spark your imagination. This December: The Nutcracker Suite. Come help create a cast of puppets that will dance along to this enchanting story.
    >> Register for December 1 program

    Paws2Read (Ages 6-11)
    Join registered therapy dogs for a fun session of reading. This special program encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each child has the opportunity to read to the dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Please contact Youth Services Programming & Outreach at 566-0949 ext 217 to schedule your time.


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