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Youth & Family Programs

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Programs followed by ** require registration.  Story times no longer require registration.  However, you can still register in order to receive reminder emails.  Visit our online calendar to register or sign up for emails.

We strive to make programs accessible for everyone.  If your child needs extra support to attend a program, please let us know by emailing youthservices@ivpl.org.

Caregivers of children ages 9 and under must remain in the room during the program and caregivers of children ages 10-12 must remain in the library during the program
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Preschool Programs

Babies Boogie Storytime (Ages birth - 24 months)

Wednesdays, 10:15 AM

June 5 to August 21

Community Room

Stories, songs, and bounces for children ages birth to 24 months, followed by time to play and socialize. Siblings welcome.

Lunch Bunch Storytime (All ages)

Thursdays, 12 PM

June 6 to August 22 (No program July 4)

Telford Park Pavilion (Weather permitting)

Stories, songs, and movement activities for children of all ages. Bring a lunch or snack (not required). Meet at the pavilion outside. May be moved inside.

 

PlayK Open House

Monday, August 19, 10 AM to 12 PM

Community Room

 

Do you have a child heading to Kindergarten in the fall?  Do you want to help your child develop school readiness skills in a fun and relaxed environment?  Stop by the library to play with some toys and other materials designed to help your preschool child develop early literacy and other school readiness skills.  Designed for older preschoolers but everyone is welcome.  No registration required.

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation

Tuesday, August 20

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Community Room

 

The past year's graduates of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will be celebrated for their impressive achievements!

 

Graduates and other attendees will be arranged in advance by Mr. Robbie. Any questions, contact rfischer@ivpl.org

Family & All Ages Programs

Pajama Storytime 

Select Tuesdays at 7 PM

July 2, 16 & 30, August 13 & 27

Storyhour Room

Stories, songs, and movement activities before bedtime for children of all ages. Pajamas welcome (not required).

Summer Reading Kick Off with Community Bollywood Dance Project (All ages) 

Wednesday, June 26 at 7 PM

Community Room

 

Take a cultural journey across India. In this highly interactive session, participants experience the music and rhythms of India, learn fun Bollywood dance moves to upbeat music, and explore the diversity and richness of India's culture. Swati inspires joy, empowers individuals, and brings people together, via Bollywood dance! Registration is required and will start on June 12.  Register here: https://bit.ly/IVPLBollywood2024 

 

Build an Adventure Box  

Saturday, June 29 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

Kick off a Summer of Adventure at the Library.  Using a variety of art supplies, create your own adventure box you can use to collect items over the summer.  At the end of the summer, you will have an opportunity to share what you collected.  Registration is not required, but everyone who pre-registers will receive a journal, a pen, and crayons to record their adventures.  Register children only here: https://bit.ly/IVPLAdventureBox2024  

Meet Me at the Park

Friday, July 5 & Thursday, August 1 at 11 AM

Souderton Borough Community Park

 

Friday, July 12 & Friday, August 16 at 11 AM

Alvin C Alderfer Recreation Center

Come out to the park to sign up for our Summer Learning Program and do some fun activities with Ms. Angela. All dates are weather permitting. Check our calendar to confirm before attending.  Please note: these programs are off-site.  Addresses of the park are below:

Souderton Borough Community Park

459 Wile Ave, Souderton, PA 18964

 

Alvin C. Alderfer Recreation Center

420 Oak Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438

Crafts for a Cause 

Mondays, July 8 & 22, August 5

10 AM-12 PM

Community Room

 

Stop by the library to create some crafts to help your local community.  Crafters of all ages and abilities are welcome.  No registration required.

 

July 8: Flyers for Toiletries Drive

 

July 22: Kindness Crafts with Mikayla’s Voice

 

August 5: Fall Decorations for Souderton Mennonite Home

 

Superhero Training 

Wednesday, July 10

6:30-8 PM

Community Room

 

Are you ready to be a superhero?  Stop by the library to build your superhero skills.  Design your own mask, complete our obstacle course, do some agility training and more!  All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Aspiring heroes of all ages are welcome.  Superhero costumes are welcome but not required.  No registration required.

Building Buddies (All ages)

Thursdays, July 11-August 15

10 AM-12 PM

Story Hour Room

 

Stop in the library to build with a variety of materials, including Legos, Magnatiles and More!  Fun for all ages.  No registration required.

Interactive Movie: Moana 

Wednesday, July 17

6:30-8:30 PM

Community Room

 

Bring the whole family for a movie night where everyone can participate.  The library will provide the props and scripts while you provide the enthusiasm.  Tonight, we will join Moana and her friends on their adventure to recover the heart of Te Fiti.  Prop creation will start at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7.  Registration is required and starts July 4.  Register here: https://bit.ly/InteractiveMovieJuly17 

 

Family Book Bingo

Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM

Community Room

 

Stop by the library to play some Bingo your choice of a Book Vending Machine Token or a Book Sale Buck.  Registration is required and starts on July 24.  Register all players here: https://bit.ly/BookBingoAug7 

 

Adventure Box Showcase 

Saturday, August 17 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

Did you fill an adventure box this summer?  Bring your box of memories and journal to share with your friends.  All presenters must register NO LATER THAN Wednesday, August 14.  Didn’t create an adventure box?  Come see what others have done.  Please note: this program may be canceled if there are not enough presenters.  Register presenters here: 

https://bit.ly/IVPLAdventureBoxShowcase2024

School Aged Programs

Beginner’s Chess

Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Lewis McLean Reading Room

Learn how to play chess and hone your skills! All ages are welcome; however, adult supervision is required for players under 13.

Lego Club (Youth Ages 5 and up)

Mondays, July 1, 15 & 29

10 AM-12 PM

Wednesday, July 31 

6:30-8 PM

Community Room

Stop by the library to complete our monthly challenge or just have some free building time.  No registration required.  For safety reasons, preschoolers MUST be accompanied by an adult.

NP Planetarium: Forward to the Moon!  (Ages 7 and up)

Tuesday, July 9 at 7 PM

Off-Site

Forward to the Moon!: Kari Byron from Crash Test World and Myth Busters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with funding from NASA SSERVI and Lockheed Martin.

This program will be an hour long in a dark room. Because of this the recommended age for attendance is 7 and up. 

We will be meeting at the North Penn High School's Planetarium (1340 S Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446)

$5 in advance per person. Cash only. Space is limited, payment must be made to confirm your attendance. 

No refunds unless IVPL or NPHS cancels the program. 

Questions? Contact Nicole Husbands at nhusbands@ivpl.orgRegistration link.

Animal Champions with the Center for Aquatic Sciences (Ages 7-12) 

Monday, July 15 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

With the world constantly changing, those who can adapt reign supreme.  Meet animals with amazing adaptations that help them thrive.  Registration is required and starts July 1.  Register Children only here: https://bit.ly/AnimalChampions2024 

 

This program is sponsored by the Foundation of Friends.

 

Drawn from Nature with John James Audubon Center (Ages 7-12) - limit 20 kids

Tuesday, July 16 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

Mimic the famed artist John James Audubon, and learn to draw nature in real life. Students will create their own nature-inspired drawings using some of the same techniques Audubon did.  Registration is required and starts July 1.  Register children only here: https://ivpl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/science-week-ages-7-10-2/ 

 

This program is sponsored by the Foundation of Friends.

 

Adventure of the Lost Treasure with Talewise (Ages 7-12)

Wednesday, July 17 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle. Along the way, the audience helps the performer conduct exciting science experiments that bring this story to life. Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more! Don’t miss this exciting and interactive STEM learning adventure!  Registration is required and starts July 1.  Register children only here: https://ivpl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/science-week-ages-7-10-3/ 

This program is sponsored by the Foundation of Friends.

 

Fire and Ice with Mad Science of West New Jersey (ages 7-12) 

Thursday, July 18 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

This spectacular show will thrill you with impressive science experiments. You will experience foggy dry ice storms and mind-boggling vanishing paper and be amazed by a sizzling spoon, shivering quarter, and special bubbly showers!  Registration is required and starts July 1.  Register children only here: https://ivpl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/science-week-ages-7-10-4/ 

 

This program is sponsored by the Foundation of Friends.

 

Interactive Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Ages 7-12)

Friday, July 19 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

We will wrap up science week with a movie where everyone can participate.  The library will provide the props and scripts while you provide the enthusiasm.  Tonight, we will see what happens when a misguided scientist brings food to life.  Please note: some props include food.  Please email youthservices@ivpl.org for a list of food items/ingredients. Registration is required and starts July 1.  Register here: https://bit.ly/InteractiveMovieJuly19 

 

Programs for Tweens 

PA Smart Camp: Streaming and Video Editing (Youth ages 10+) - This program is FULL

Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 

10 AM to 12 PM

Community Room


Video editing requires storytelling fundamentals like pacing and narrative structure, alongside learning editing software for manipulating footage and effects. Attention to detail in color grading, sound design, and collaboration skills are also crucial for creating impactful content. This program was made possible by a PA Smart Grant administered by VGC USA.   Caregivers of children ages 10-12 must remain in the library during the program.  Registration is required and starts on June 3.  Participants should plan to attend all 5 days.  Registration link

Tween Reading Club (Ages 10-12)

Tuesday, June 25, July 16 & Aug 20 at 4 pm 

Community Room

 

Let’s take a journey through the Dewey Decimal System. Read one book that can be found in the Dewey Decimal System under the month’s section (see schedule) then join us to share the title and your thoughts. Loved it? Tell us why we should read it. Disliked it? Tell us how the book could be better. Need some help finding a book? Ask a librarian for some recommendations.

June 25: 700s

July 16: 500s - Science Week

August 20: 200s

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