Events

Apr
25
Tue
Cruise into Kindergarten @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Cruise into kindergarten with this 6 week pre-kindergarten experience for children who will be attending kindergarten in the Fall of 2017, but have not attended a preschool. 

The Children’s Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs, Cruise into Kindergarten, for children and their caregivers through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. The Play K  curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to “play Kindergarten” using materials from different “playscapes”.

Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar, imaginative play activities, and taking turns.

The program begins April 4th and continues through May 9th and will take place every Tuesday.

There are two sessions on each Tuesday:

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Call the Children’s Library to register your child and pick a time session that works best for you! Space is limited to 12 children.

Book Club: Frindle @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

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Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick’s in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over.

Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she’s also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen — it’s a frindle.

It doesn’t take long for frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But frindle doesn’t belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.

This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have readers inventing their own words. Brian Selznick’s black-and-white illustrations enhance the humor in this unforgettable story.

Join Ms. Gina for a discussion and fun activities based on this book!

For Grades 4-6

Registration is limited. To register, call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

 To cancel your registration, please call to notify us.

Apr
26
Wed
Toddlers on the Move @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

TODDLERS ON THE MOVE

Toddlers on the Move is designed specifically for Ones and Twos. Join us as we work on skills such as balancing, throwing, kicking, and jumping; using a combination of music, movement and one–on-one activities for parents and children.

For children ages 1 to 2 years old.

Registration is required.
To register, click the green button above, or call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

To cancel your registration, please call to notify us.

IF SCRANTON SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELLED.
IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY, ONLY A.M. PROGRAMMING WILL BE CANCELLED.

 

Family Story Time @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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This 3 session story time includes stories, finger plays, a puppet show, and a simple craft and is geared for children ages 2 to 7!

Registration is required. To register, click the green button above, or call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

Registration will be for all 3 sessions.

 To cancel your registration, even if it is for one session, please call to notify us.

IF SCRANTON SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THE DAY.
IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY, ONLY A.M. PROGRAMMING WILL BE CANCELLED.

Apr
27
Thu
PA One Book, Every Young Child: Book Celebration @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
Apr 27 all-day

PENNSYLVANIA ONE BOOK, EVERY YOUNG CHILD

Spend some time with the children in your life and take part in Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child Early literacy initiative—

An important statewide effort that encourages adults to share and talk about books and stories with children.

Literacy games, activities, and a craft based on the story will be available for children, parents, and educators to enjoy.

Suggested for preschoolers and their families.

3 Sessions available. 10 AM, 1 PM, and 6 PM

Due to popularity, please call to register for 10AM session.

Registration is required. To register for a session, click the green button above, or call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

To cancel your registration, please call to notify us.

Apr
29
Sat
Civil War Museum Exhibit @ Scranton City Hall - Side Entrance
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library presents:

Civil War Museum Exhibit!

 

 

In honor of Abraham Lincoln, GAR will be presenting a free exhibit for children and teens ages 9-18 and their parents. Guests will have the museum exclusively to themselves as they explore and learn more about the Civil War with museum instructors.

See Civil War era artifacts and get your photo taken with Civil War-period actors!

Enter for a chance to win a raffle prize!

The program will begin at 1:00 PM and has no end time to allow guests to have plenty of time to take photos and see the museum.

 

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM 

Where: Scranton City Hall

Who: Guests ages 9-18 and their parents

* Please use the Mulberry St. side entrance of City Hall to access the museum. 

The Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna County Children’s Library are excited to partner with GAR to bring this free event to our community!

May
1
Mon
Mother Goose Lap Rap @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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This story time, filled with baby books, finger plays, songs and puppets, is recommended for babies birth through 23 months of age.

Registration is required. To register, click the green button above, or call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

 To cancel your registration, please call to notify us.

May
2
Tue
Pre-K Story Time @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

 

CalThis 3 session story time includes stories, fingerplays, a puppet show, and a simple craft and is geared for Pre- K children, ages 3 to 5!

Registration is required. To register, click the green button above, or call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

Registration will be for all 3 sessions.

 To cancel your registration, even if it is for one session, please call to notify us.

IF SCRANTON SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELLED.
IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY, ONLY A.M. PROGRAMMING WILL BE CANCELLED.

Cruise into Kindergarten @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
May 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Cruise into kindergarten with this 6 week pre-kindergarten experience for children who will be attending kindergarten in the Fall of 2017, but have not attended a preschool.

The Children’s Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs, Cruise into Kindergarten, for children and their caregivers through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. The Play K  curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to “play Kindergarten” using materials from different “playscapes”.

Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar, imaginative play activities, and taking turns.

The program begins April 4th and continues through May 9th and will take place every Tuesday.

There are two sessions on each Tuesday:

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Call the Children’s Library to register your child and pick a time session that works best for you! Space is limited to 12 children.

 

Cruise into Kindergarten @ Lackawanna County Children's Library
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Cruise into kindergarten with this 6 week pre-kindergarten experience for children who will be attending kindergarten in the Fall of 2017, but have not attended a preschool. 

The Children’s Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs, Cruise into Kindergarten, for children and their caregivers through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. The Play K  curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to “play Kindergarten” using materials from different “playscapes”.

Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar, imaginative play activities, and taking turns.

The program begins April 4th and continues through May 9th and will take place every Tuesday.

There are two sessions on each Tuesday:

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Call the Children’s Library to register your child and pick a time session that works best for you! Space is limited to 12 children.