Littlestown

232 N. Queen Street
Littlestown, PA 17340
717-359-0446

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Updates to July Programs!

Wow!  This year's response to the Summer Reading Programs has been phenomenal!  We wanted to keep you posted on the status of the programs.  These events are full as of July 5.  If you signed up but plans change, please call the library so we can open up your seats.  Thank you for your consideration, and stay tuned for further updates.


"The BugMan" on July 8th is FULL!

"Bricks 4 Kidz" on July 10th is FULL!

"Science of Magic" on July 16th is OPEN!

"Zoom, Zoom, Fizz, Boom!" on July 23rd is OPEN!

"Button-Making" on July 24th is FULL!

"Science Experiments" on July 30th is FULL!


We still have plenty of openings for our "Dog Days of Summer" programs, so feel free to sign up!

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!

The Friends of the Littlestown Library and KPETS present a series of three programs that teach kids about fun and safety with dogs.  The programs are not consecutive and you can pick which ones you want to attend.

"CARING FOR DOGS"
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 1:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk. Limit of 20 attendees.

"FUN & GAMES WITH DOGS"
Saturday August 23, 2014 @ 3:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 20 attendees.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Shocking" Dog Days of Summer with Littlestown Library!



 “Shocking” Dog Days of  Summer with Littlestown Library!
      In summertime, reading is easy with your friends at the Littlestown Library.  From “Shocking” science shows to summer’s frisky “Dog Days”, kids of all ages share laughter and fun.   Books for the beach, tunes for a road trip, graphic novels for reading into the night (no school!), your Littlestown Library has many free delights (except ice cream cones).
      When summer heats up, come relax with our furry friends.  Learn about dog safety, care and games through our monthly programs with KPETS.  Meet our frisky gal pal Meeko and her handler, and become comfortable, safer and wiser in the ways and life of dogs.
      Add a bit of “Fizz, Boom, Pop” to your sunny days with our 2014 Summer Reading Program!  In June, the Library became truly “Shocking” with the Whitaker Center’s exciting electrical wizardry.  Next, we got all “Geared Up” with Bricks 4 Kidz and real hands-on building with blocks, gears and more. 
      July brings more screaming fun  – from Bug Man and his incredible insects, to the “Science of Magic” that may mystify you and “Zoom, Zoom, Fizz” storytelling with science fun.   Love kids’ faces?  Come to “Button-making”, make a happy grin and delight mom or grandma with your adorable face on a button, complete with bragging rights.  Science in the summer winds down with a bang – science experiments that amaze and inform.  Be surprised at how much fun science experiments can be and maybe a little bit of learning will fizz up too. 
      Reading your summer days away can be very rewarding – free prizes and books for the kids, and Book Bingo awards for adults.   Kids in the Summer Reading Club can earn a fun incentive free each week by reading for 2 or more hours each week.  Weeks 4 and 8 of the program are extra special  - a free book is available to youngsters who meet the reading goals.  Adults can have fun too, by reading their way through the own Book Bingo card.  Each Bingo win gives you a chance at the superb surprises available from the Adult Summer Reading Club at your Littlestown Library and other member libraries of the Adams County Library System.
      As summer leaves and autumn arrives, watch for new ideas and new programs – Tiny Toddler Storytime and an amazing cornucopia of computer classes.  Whether you are a new parent, want to meet local toddler families, bring your toddle into the world of reading, please visit Littlestown Library. 
      Frantic with Facebook?  Stuck trying to tabulate with your new tablet?  Lost in the wilds of Windows 8?  Computer classes return this fall. We’ll start with Internet and Word basics, move onto technology and tools.  Have ideas for topics, or  a  new device to explore?   Stop by and add your suggestions to our fall class plans.
      Open the door to your summer at the Littlestown Library, 232 N. Queen Street, Littlestown, PA 17340 or call (717) 359-0446. Open 2pm-8pm Tuesday and Thursday; noon-6pm Wednesday and Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

July Happenings!

Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing!  Stop by the library to sign up!  This year's theme is "Fizz! Boom! Read!"  The Summer Reading Program is for children age 12 and younger.  Just keep track of how many minutes your child reads to themselves, to someone else, is read to, or listens to an audiobook.  If they read at least 2 hours each week, they win a prize!  We also have a whole bunch of cool programs happening at the Littlestown Library over the summer, so be sure to check those out below!

Reminder:  All Adams County Libraries will be CLOSED on July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day!

JULY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Registration opens July 1st!


"THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC!"
presented by Dave Rojahn
Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 1:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 65 attendees.

"ZOOM, ZOOM, FIZZ, BOOM!" -- Registration CLOSED!
Special Story Time presented by Ann Griffith
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 1:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 65 attendees.

"BUTTON-MAKING!"  -- Registration CLOSED!
presented by Kat Clements
Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 3:00pm
For ages 10 and up.
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 25 attendees

"SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS!"  -- Registration CLOSED!
presented by Laura Goss
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:00pm
For ages 5-12.
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 25 attendees.


DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!

The Friends of the Littlestown Library and KPETS present a series of three programs that teach kids about fun and safety with dogs.  The programs are not consecutive and you can pick which ones you want to attend.

"CARING FOR DOGS"
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 1:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk. Limit of 20 attendees.

"FUN & GAMES WITH DOGS"
Saturday August 23, 2014 @ 3:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 20 attendees.


STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is at 10:30am every Wednesday!  Librarians will be available to let you in, since Story Time takes place before we officially open.  Join us for stories and a weekly craft!  No registration required.


KNITTING & CROCHETING GROUP

A new group has started at the Littlestown Library!  Every Thursday, you are invited to drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Bring a project with you!  All ages welcome.


BOOK CLUB

The Rendezvous Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ noon to discuss Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up you copy at the Littlestown Library.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Adams County Reads One Book & New Story Time!

Next week is a big week for participants in the Summer Reading Program!  Kids who read at least 2 hours the first week in July will receive a free book as their prize!

Also, on July 1st, registration opens for the next round of Summer events!  Be sure to stop by the library to sign up!  All programs require preregistration.


Adams County Reads One Book!

Join Adams County as we read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  Book discussions will be held at the Adams County libraries in the fall.  Littlestown Library's discussion will be on Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm.



NEW Tiny Tots Story Time!

The Littlestown Library is starting a Tiny Tots Story Time in the fall for children between ages 1 and 3.  Please ask at the front desk for more information.   



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Happenings!


School is nearly over and our Summer Reading Program has begun!  Stop by the library to sign up!  This year's theme is "Fizz! Boom! Read!"  The Summer Reading Program is for children age 12 and younger.  Just keep track of how many minutes your child reads to themselves, to someone else, is read to, or listens to an audiobook.  If they read at least 2 hours each week, they win a prize!  We also have a whole bunch of cool programs happening at the Littlestown Library over the summer, so be sure to check those out below!


STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is at 10:30am every Wednesday!  Librarians will be available to let you in, since Story Time takes place before we officially open.  Join us for stories and a weekly craft!  No registration required.

KNITTING & CROCHETING GROUP

A new group has started at the Littlestown Library!  Every Thursday, you are invited to drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Bring a project with you!  All ages welcome.
**Note:  There will be no meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2014!

BOOK CLUB

The Rendezvous Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ noon to discuss America the Beautiful by Ben Carson.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up you copy at the Littlestown Library.


SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAMS IN JUNE!

Registration for each program begins 2 weeks prior to the program.  For more information, please stop by the front desk or call the Littlestown Library!  

"IT'S SHOCKING!"
Presented by the Whitaker Center
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 1:00pm
All ages welcome!
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 65 attendees.

"BRICKS 4 KIDZ: Geared Up!"
Presented by Eric Morris
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 1:00pm
Open to ages 5-12.
Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 25 attendees.



DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!

The Friends of the Littlestown Library and KPETS present a series of three programs that teach kids about fun and safety with dogs.  The programs are not consecutive and you can pick which ones you want to attend.  The first program is "Dog Safety," and takes place on Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 3:00pm.  Please register at the front desk.  Limit of 20.





  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Happenings

May is here, flowers are blooming, and spring is in the air!  Please be sure to stop by the library and welcome our new Littlestown Library Branch Manager, Valli Hoski!


FRIENDS OF THE LITTLESTOWN LIBRARY BOOK SALE!

The Friends-sponsored Big Book Sale is back!  Please join us on the followed weekend in May to peruse our staggering collection of books!  On Saturday between noon and 2:00pm, fill a brown paper bag for only $5.00!

When:
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm.  (Admittance fee: $5.00)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 8:00am-2:00pm  (No admittance fee)

Where:
Bethel Assembly of God Church
2075 Fish and Game Road
Littlestown, PA 17340


STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is at 10:30am every Wednesday!  Librarians will be available to let you in, since Story Time takes place before we officially open.  Join us for stories and a weekly craft!  No registration required.


KNITTING & CROCHETING GROUP

A new group has started at the Littlestown Library!  Every Thursday, you are invited to drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Bring a project with you!  All ages welcome.



COMPUTER CLASSES

We are currently having a transition in managers, so information about the next Computer class will be posted as soon as it's available.


BOOK CLUB

The Rendezvous Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ noon to discuss One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up you copy at the Littlestown Library.


SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on June 1, 2014!  Sign up at any Adams County Library to join the fun!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Happenings

April is here!  And so is spring, or so we've been told.  Her'es what's happening at the Littlestown Library as warmer weather approaches!

STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is at 10:30am every Wednesday!  Librarians will be available to let you in, since Story Time takes place before we officially open.  Join us for stories and a weekly craft!  No registration required.


KNITTING & CROCHETING GROUP

A new group has started at the Littlestown Library!  Every Thursday, you are invited to drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Bring a project with you!  All ages welcome.



COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer classes are back!  The second class, "Intro to Windows 7" will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 4:00pm.  Registration is required, since we only have room for 8 people.  So far one slot is still available!  Contact the Littlestown Library at 717-359-0446 or stop by to sign up.


BOOK CLUB

The Rendezvous Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ noon to discuss The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up you copy at the Littlestown Library.


ALL ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSING AT 5:00PM on THURSDAY, APRIL 24 FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING!