Children's Programs and Events
Special Events for Children
Temple Halloween Parade
Saturday October 1st (Raindate Sunday October 2nd)
Get dressed up as a character from one of your favorite fairy tales or nursery rhymes and walk with the MCL in the Temple Halloween Parade! We will be meeting at the Muhlenberg School Campus on Sharp Ave. in Laureldale. Stayed Tuned for exact time to meet. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration is free but is required!
New Children's Author Kimmie Fetters and Illustrator Derik Fetters
Saturday, October 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM
Saturday, October 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM in the children's area. The author will read her newly published book, My Antelope Likes Cantaloupe, and illustrator Derik will do live drawing demonstrations of the book's characters! Copies of My Antelope Likes Cantaloupe will be available to purchase and have personalized by the Fetters writing team. This event is free, and no registration is required. All ages are welcome!
Tuesday Takes Me There
Saturday November 12th 10:00Am
Author, advocate and decorated veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan will share his new Amazon.com best-selling non-fiction book Tuesday Takes Me There with children and discuss how Animal Assisted Therapy can help people with disabilities.Thanks to the generosity of our Gold Level sponsor The Conrad Weiser Society, the presentation is free for veterans and children 12 and under. Donations are kindly requested from others for tickets with the proceeds going to PACT For Animals and Muhlenberg Community Library. Tickets are available now. For every $10.00 donation adults will have the chance to win a free private photo session for their pet at Willow Street Pictures! Please let us know if you'd like to purchase a book to be autographed and "paw"-tographed because Firefly Bookstore will be bringing books for purchase.
Reoccurring Children's Programs
Young Artists Club
1st and 3rd Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15 PM
The Young Artists Club is for aspiring artists. This club is free and no registration is required. Art projects are designed for Intermediate and Middle School aged artists.
2nd and 4th Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15 PM
Flaunt your gaming skills as the library breaks out the Xbox 360 console for gamers ages 10 to 12. No registration require.
Baby Lap Sit
Tuesdays 10:00 to 10:30 AM
Where bubbles and books combine for a parent and baby story time. This story time is for ages newborn to 18 months. No registration required.
Tuesdays 11:00 to 11:30 AM
Designed for ages 1-3, our Toddler Storytime includes rhymes, songs, short stories, and lots of movement. Older siblings are welcome to join in.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15 PM
For school-aged children. Bring your master builder skills. Or just your creativity. We provide the Legos! This club is free, and no registration is required. Legos are appropriate for school-aged children.
Therapy Dog Visits
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Visit with Chelsea, the Cavelier King Charles Spaniel, and Chip, the English Cocker Spaniel! Chelsea's interests include meeting and greeting kids, looking at picture books, listening to children read stories and wearing hats. Chip loves to meet new people, be petted, hear stories and sleep with his stuffy.
StoryRiders PreSchool Storytime
Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Buckle your seat belts and hop in with our own story rider, Miss Kim. Every week features a new theme with songs, creative play, crafts and, of course, stories! Geared toward ages 2-5. Older siblings are welcome. These events are free and no registration is required.
Friday at 10:00 am
This interactive hour of story-telling, singing, dancing, and other activities is sure to engage the interests of children ages 2-5. Older siblings are welcome to join in. Terrific Tots is free, and no registration is required.
Once a month on Fridays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Muhlenberg Community Library invites you to join our Block Party!
What is a Block Party? A Block Party features wooden blocks of all different shapes and sizes that are geared for children’s play. The Block Party consists of people figures, vehicles, and animals that children will be able to incorporate into their play.
Block Parties will be hosted one Friday each month after Terrific Tots Program from 11:00am-12:00. Children will have the opportunity to engage in a fun, educational program while also interacting with their playmates.
The benefits of children’s block play: Children learn about their world through the skills of critical thinking and problem solving. They may also develop self-confidence. Play encourages language and literacy skills as well as creativity, and social and physical skills
**PLEASE NOTE –Library policy states that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.