Welcome to the Children’s Services page of the Lower Providence Community Library website.  Find upcoming Programs & Events, check out our Resources for Readers, and send us your recommendations for books, DVDs, and other materials you would like to have in the library.  Also, please let us know if you have any ideas for programming. We would love to hear from you!

To access our Kids eLibrary Resources, click here.
For information on books in your child’s reading level click one of these links: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx


To register for programs, email Sandrah Moles or call the library at 610-666-6640 for the Circulation Desk.

Children’s Story Time

Mondays & Tuesdays – 10:30 AM – Infants – 2 Yr Olds

Mondays & Tuesdays – 11:15 AM Older 2 to 3 Yr Olds

Thursdays – 10:30 AM & 2 PM – 4 Yr Olds and older (This is a story time for children only.  Parents remain in the library)

Saturdays – 10:30 – Infant – 3 Yr Olds

Saturdays – 11:15 – 4 Yr Olds and older

For more information, email  Sandrah Moles.

Lego Play!

These are Lego free-play sessions! We supply the Legos and you supply the fun! Legos are open for anyone to play. Feel free to drop in. Parents and Grandparents should accompany their younger children.

May 21st 3:45 – 4:45

June 11th 3:00 – 4:00

How Cool Is Cold? With Professor Bob!

Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm

Join us for this exciting hands-on science class! This will truly be ‘cool science’! For ages 7-11.

Instructor, Professor Bob Matcovich will demonstrate the effects of liquid nitrogen (dry ice) on a banana, a hammer, flowers and a rubber ball. What are the effects of extreme cold on things both living and non-living? You will see it demonstrated first-hand!

To top it off, he will be making ice cream! Everyone is invited to take a delicious sample of this handmade ice cream. (If you are lactose intolerant, please be aware that he will be using real milk products.)

FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library.

Mother’s Day Tissue Flower/Card Making

Thursday, May 10th at 1:00 – 1:45 pm

In the Community Room. FREE.

Science In The Summer – The Science Of Space!

Tuesday, May 15th — ONLINE Registration Starts At Noon!

Register ONLINE at www.scienceinthesummer.com. Parents MUST register children online. First Come, First Serve! Science in the Summer is open to Grades 2-6. Sponsored by GSK Pharmaceuticals and The Franklin Institute.

There are two 2-day sessions for this program. Dates for Science In The Summer at the Lower Providence Community Library: July 9th – 10th OR 11th – 12th (Monday – Tuesday OR  Thursday – Friday) 2018

‘The Science of Space!’


Thursday, May 17 1:00 – 1:45pm

Mindfulness coach, Jessica Venezia, will help youngsters practice being mindful and calm. She will read the book ‘Mindful Monkey, Hungry Panda’ and teach helpful strategies to help children de-stress. For children ages 4-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library. This program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is requested for the program.

Summer Quest

Monday, June 18th

“Libraries Rock!” Register early for this year’s Summer Quest! Enjoy all of our FREE programs!

Ran D’ Shine!

Monday, June 18th at 6:30pm

This is our summer kick off show for Summer Quest! Ran D’ Shine is a fantastic magic show! This is for the entire family. FREE!

Walking Piano

Wednesday, June 20th at 10:30 -11am & 11 – 11:30am

Playing the piano can be lots of fun, but using your feet can be even more exciting! Students will learn to play using an oversized piano may synthesizer. Ages 5-8. The first session is from 10:30 – 11am, and the second session is from 11 – 11:30am. The maximum per session is 20, so please register early!

Tom Yurasits MAGIC!

Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30pm

Come see Magician Tom Yurasits and his live rabbit! FREE!

Silly Joe Sings! ‘Rock The Library!’

Thursday, June 28th at 2pm

Songs, stories and sign-a-longs for ages 4-7. FREE!

Theatre & Kids Presents ‘Alas, Sweet Nell!’

Tuesday, July 17th at 10:30am

Live theater! Preschool ages and older. No registration, FREE.

Sci-Fi Silly Sounds

Thursday, July 19th at 1:00 – 1:30 & 1:30 – 2:00pm

Explore music through a theramin…an instrument that can be used without any physical contact. For ages 5-8. Registration required. Register for either the 1pm or 1:30pm classes. Limited is 20 per class, so register early.

Painting On Canvas

Wednesday, July 25th 2-4pm

Register early for this two hour art lesson! Paint a beautiful picture of purple lilacs on 9×12″ canvas! Water-based acrylics will be used. Instructor is artist and teacher, Ms. Rashmi Goswami.

Supplies will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing. This class is for ages 7-12. Limit 20. Registration required.

This program is Sponsored by The Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library.


Tuesday, August 2nd at 6pm

‘The Science of Sound’ Featuring Electric Violinist Caryn Lin

Caryn Lin is a classically trained violinist, who performs as an electric violinist, creating a unique and exciting style of music. In her ‘Science of Sound’ presentation, she covers a basic history of Johann Sebastian Bach, using both acoustic and electric violins. She hopes to inspire everyone to search for new ways to satisfy their creative needs, without rejecting the wisdom of history. She will play 4, 5, & 6 string violins. This exciting artist is not to be missed!