Fall Fun at the Library

By Robyn Woods, Youth Services Coordinator

With days getting cooler and summer coming to a close there is still fun to be had at the library. Being a children’s librarian means that my summer was jam-packed with planning and putting out programs to keep kids engaged. As educational fun is a year-round activity, I am looking forward to all of the fall activities taking place around Adams county for kids of all ages. 

You can find fun and educational programs for kids of all ages at each of the library’s six branches. Here in Gettysburg, we have a variety of programs for all to enjoy. There will be edcucautiaonal programs about money, as well as dog safety so we can learn to be safe around our furry four-legged friends. Speaking of friends, children can bring their favorite stuffed bear to the library for a teddy bear tea party that will be held this September.  

In October, there will be a Halloween party and spooky activities.

For kids 10-17 looking for adventure, you can participate in Dungeons and Dragons at the Gettysburg library or the Littlestown library. In November, there will be a creative writing workshop for teens looking to sharpen their writing skills. 

There are many educational opportunities At the Carroll Valley Library. Children can learn about seeing eye puppies, rabbits, and terrific trees. There will also be a lego challenge for those looking to show off their skills with the classic building block. 

The Harbaugh-Thomas library in Biglerville has music and dance opportunities for children.  Teens can make their own spooky slides for a microscope, or participating in anime club or a table tennis tournament.  The Harbaugh-Thomas library and the Trone Library in East Berlin are both offering homeschool programs for children in kindergarten through sixth grades.

At the Littlestown library, kids can learn about fire safety during their fire prevention day. Kids may also participate in the Kids Scientist programs.  These programs are focused on strawbees, coding, and origami circuits. 

Teens visitors to this library can enjoy retro gaming, comic club, and making tiny art. If you are from another library and would like a tiny art kit just let them know and one can be delivered to your local library branch. 

At the New Oxford library, kids can make their own hand-crafted maze when they attend the Create a Maze program. They can also learn about the mammals that call Pine Grove Furnance “home” at the Pine Grove Furnace State Park mammal event.  Kids ages 10-17 can “Fall in Love with Leaves” and make their own leaf rubbings.  Teens can also play games and hang out during the teen chat night. 

The Trone Memorial library in East Berlin is hosting a multitude of activities for kids and teens. Kids can participate in Thursday Fun Night which includes different themes each week. The library’s smaller guests can attend their stories and sensory play programs. For ages 11-18 there will be a pumpkin painting contest and a light paint night. Teens can also participate in Minecraft night at this library. 

If you would like more information on these or any of our programs please visit our website at https://www.adamslibrary.org/ or you can come into our branches and pick up a “What’s happening” guide. This brochure is your guide to all of the events that are taking place this fall.  Some programs do require registration so make sure to save your spot and register for all of the things you would like to do. I can’t wait to see you!

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