Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Hours and Events of Note!

As the New Year's weekend approaches, we'd like to remind you that we have special hours this upcoming weekend. Our Holiday Hours are:
  • Friday, December, 30, 2011 - Normal hours
  • Saturday, December 31, 2011 - close at 3 PM (10 AM to 3 PM)
  • Sunday, January 1, 2012 - Closed all day.
  • Monday, January 2, 2012 - Normal hours resume.

After the New Year Weekend, if you're looking for a few special events to take your children too, stop by the library!
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle resumes on Monday, and Friday at Blue Bell at 10:30 AM, Wednesday at Blue Bell at 4:30 PM and Tuesday at Ambler at 10:30 AM and Thursday at Ambler at 7 PM. All ages.
  • Let's Read Math meets on Wednesday, January 4 at 5 PM for Grades K-2 and NEW, a time for Grades 3-5 at 5:30 PM to 6 PM. Let's Read Math is an event where stories and math combine! Registration required, space is limited. (at Blue Bell)
  • Tween/Teen Felt Creation meets on Wednesday, January 4, at 7 PM Learn new stitches as you make a nifty project. Registration required. Space is limited. For ages 9-17 Sign up here.  (At Blue Bell)
We hope to see you around!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paper Art Club - Coming in January 2012

Just some of the creations you
can color and fold!
Interested in creating paper animals?
Never knew how to make them?

Paper Art Club is the club for you! New to the library, it's a group open to anyone interested in learning beginner origami. Sessions will consist of learning step-by-step origami instructions to make simple origami figures, mainly animals. Paper Art Club will be held on Saturday afternoons at 2:30 PM starting on January 7 and ending March 24 (12 weeks).

Paper Art Club is a fun and relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Any child can join! If you are interested, sign up online here or call the library at 215-643-1320 ex. 20. Drop-ins are welcome. You do not have to attend every session. For more information contact the library at "youth [at] wvpl [dot] org" and write "Paper Art Club" in the subject line.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reading Buddies @ WVPL Blue Bell Changes Day and Time

Reading Buddies, the event for kids where kids in grades K-2 are paired with a teen buddy who will listen to the younger child read, is changing day and time. Starting on January 11, Reading Buddies will meet on Wednesdays at 5 PM. Reading Buddies will then take a break in February.

Reading Buddies is the perfect opportunity for a child to practice his or her reading skills by reading aloud to a teen buddy. Teens interested in volunteering should e-mail Miss Tegan at youth[at]wvpl[dot]org.

Reading Buddies is for students in grades K-2. Registration is required please find a link online to sign up for each date here.

Blue Bell Lego Club

You've heard of it: Lego Club At the Library but did you know that your own local library has Lego Club?

Build, Design, and Create @ Your Library at WVPL-Blue Bell's own Lego Club. This event is open to children ages 3 and up (parents of children ages 5 and under must attend) and happens on the second and third Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM. We provide the Legos and Duplos while your child provides the imagination and creations!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TAG - You're It!

What is TAG? TAG stands for Teen Advisory Group, a group of many teens who want to help the library but are limited on time. Earn up to one volunteer hour by helping the library plan fun events just for teens, volunteer opportunities from one time events for kids to on-going opportunities to brainstorming graduation project ideas, or contributing book, movie, or video game suggestions for the library to purchase.

Interested? Sign up today for a reminder (Blue Bell or  Ambler) or just stop by!

  • Blue Bell TAG meets on the first Saturday of the month at 11 AM
  • Ambler TAG meets on the third Saturday of the month at 11 AM
For ages 13-17. Earn up to 1 volunteer hour for attending.

Hope to see you there!

December Events for Children and Teens at WVPL

The Holiday season is here and we certainly have lots of events going on at Wissahickon Valley Public Library for children and teens!

You may have noticed in November that Blue Bell started offering online registration for events. In December, we will be offering both online registrations and paper registrations at our children’s desk in Blue Bell. Starting January 2, 2012, we are moving to online registrations for all children’s and teen programs happening at Blue Bell.
Blue Bell Children’s and Teen Events

Continuing children’s events!
Reading Buddies, which happens on Saturdays December 3 December 10, and December 17 at 1 PM, continues. This event is perfect for children who want to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy who will gently guide and engage the child in reading. All levels of reading welcome! For more information, please call the children’s desk. If you are a teen interested in volunteering to be a teen buddy, please contact Miss Tegan Conner. For grades K-2. Registration required. Register online: December 3; December 10; December 17!

Blue Bell Lego Club
Lego Club continues to meet on the second and third Thursday of the month! December dates are December 8 and December 15 at 4:30 PM. Build, design, and create @ Your library. Legos and Duplos provided. For ages 3 and up (parents of children ages 5 and under must stay in the room). Walk-ins welcome!

ALOHA Math takes a break! Let’s Read Math to meet Wednesday, December 7 at 5 PM.
ALOHA Math will be taking a winter break. In the mean time, check out our program Let’s Read Math! where stories and math combine! For grades K-2. Registration required, space is limited. Register online!

Family Movie Matinee
Toy Story 3 (rated: G)
Enjoy a free family movie on the library big screen. Free event and no registration!

Special Children’s Events!
Cookie Decorating for Kids!
Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 PM
Cookie Decorating is back! Decorate cookies for that special someone this Holiday season. For ages 5 and up (children 5 & under must be accompanied by a parent). Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Registration required. Register online!

Snowman’s Party!
Thursday, December 22, at 7 PM
The Snowmen are excited about winter and they want you to join in their wintery celebration. Enjoy stories, snacks, and crafts. For ages 5 & up (children 5 & under must be accompanied by a parent).Registration required! Sign up online today!

Family Gaming Afternoon
Thursday, December 29 from 2 PM to 4 PM
Looking for something to do with your kids during Winter Break? Why not play board games or video games at the library? No registration. All ages.

Blue Bell Teen Events!
Teen Advisory Group
Saturday, December 3, at 11AM
Help the library plan teen events or volunteer opportunities! Earn up to 1 volunteer hour for attending. For ages 13-17. Register for a reminder.

It’s a Wrap!
Thursday, December 15, at 7 PM
Make cool gift wrap for your Holiday gifts this year. For ages 13-17. Registration required. Sign up online.

Ambler Children’s and Teen Events

Children’s Events
            Holiday Musical Story Time with Guitar
Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 AM
Stories and sing along songs of the season for preschoolers.

Holiday Magic Show starring Judy Tudy the Clown
Thursday, December 8, 7 PM

Art with Benita – Preschool art classes
Saturday, December 10, 10:30 AM
Register at Ambler

Sewing with Jolene
Saturday, December 10, 1 PM to 2 PM
2 PM to 3 PM
3 PM to 4 PM
Register for one session at Ambler. Class sizes limited to 8.

Lego Club at Ambler
Monday, December 18 at 4:30 PM
We have gazillions of Legos. Come build something with us!

Free Gift Wrapping for Kids
Tuesday, December 20, 4 PM to 7 PM
Each child is invited to bring one gift for wrapping. Volunteers will be here to help.

Ambler Teen Events!
Teen Advisory Group
Saturday, December 10, at 11AM
Help the library plan teen events or volunteer opportunities! Earn up to 1 volunteer hour for attending. For ages 13-17. Register for a reminder.

It’s a Wrap!
Friday, December 16, at 7 PM
Make cool gift wrap for your Holiday gifts this year. For ages 13-17. Registration required. Sign up online.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Info

  • WVPL will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and we will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours will resume on Friday, November 25.
  • There will be a shortened story time on Wednesday, November 23.