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Abington Library's 50th Anniversary Cake - Find it in Children's Department!Click here to see all Kids' Events and Programs


ABINGTON FREE LIBRARY IS CELEBRATING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

On January 13, 2016
and on the 13th day of every month in 2016,

we will be hiding a picture of this
celebration cake in the
Children’s Department.

When you find the cake come to the Children’s Information Desk
and tell us where it is hidden.

You will receive a prize. 


POWER Kids Logo

POWER Kids
Get Ready for the New School Year with POWER Kids!

Check out the POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids.  Kid-centered eResources, Chat with a Librarian, books, movies and PA Photos and Documents are now presented in a single, kid-friendly interface. 

Remote Access | Internal Access

 


Check out the eResource pages 
for the Elementary School  and the Middle School Explora websites! 

MORE eResources for Children

Tumble Books

BookFlixBookFlix
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. 

 


Library Photos - Flickr | Picasa/Google+ | Pinterest 


Just for Children 

Check with our staff for special school and day care visits, booklists and tours.

Parent-Teacher Collection
People often comment on the quality and depth of our Parent-Teacher Collection. We're very proud to offer this collection that addresses the needs of parents and educators in the community.

Computers
In the Children's Department you can access the MCLINC catalog. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 28, for details.

 eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive


Children's Holiday Materials

  • 4 items per subject per card (excluding DVDs)
  • No Renewals
  • During the 30 days preceding a holiday: Items circulate for 1 week.
  • During the rest of the year: Items circulate for 3 weeks.

Unattended Children Policy
Library staff members cannot assume responsibility for the care, safety or well being of children in the Library. Please read more here.

Lion for The 200 Book Challenge!


Before your child goes to Kindergarten...

Roslyn Library's Take the 200 Book Challenge!

What is the 200 Book Challenge?
This is a free program that encourages parents to read with their child before he or she enters school. Sharing books together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation. These are key to school and learning success. Plus, reading together is fun!

How Does It Work?
Stop by the Roslyn Library at any time to sign up for the program. You will receive a reading log to take home to record the number of books you have read to your child. Books read at library story time, preschool, or by others to your child also count! When you finish 100 books bring your reading log to the library and your child will receive a small prize. After finishing 200 books you and your child will get a picture taken for the Library website. You will also receive a congratulatory certificate.

Who Can Participate?
All families with children who have not yet started kindergarten can join the program-even newborns!
We welcome all area families.

The library is a fun place to visit! Check out books with your library card and participate in our programs-all for free!


 

Pirate Ship

Abington Free Library's Children's Department

Where do you find the books about Pirates?

Abington Free Library's Children's Department

Where do you find the Arthur books?

Arthur
Roslyn has new chairs!

Roslyn Branch Library...

...has new furniture!

Have fun with Science!

 

Mars Rover Fist Bump

 Announcements

Captain AmericaThe Abington Free Library Children’s Department is pleased to offer graphic novels for the elementary grades. According to Getting Graphic! by Michele Gorman, a graphic novel is “an original book-length story, either fiction or non-fiction books, published in a comic book style … or a collection of stories that have been published previously as comic books.”

Graphic novels stimulate children’s imaginations through exciting combinations of pictures and text. They engage reluctant readers and boost the confidence of children who are ESL students or reading below their grade level. They are popular with kids and great fun to read.

Children’s graphic novels are available downstairs. Look for them in the bookcase next to the magazine section.

- Carolyn DuBois
Head, Children's Department, Abington Free Library

 

 

Upcoming Kids Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old 02/08/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 02/08/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Pajama Parties for ages 3-6 02/08/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old 02/09/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Time 02/10/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 02/11/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 02/11/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Pre School Pajama Parties 02/11/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old 02/15/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 02/15/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old 02/16/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Time 02/17/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party! 02/17/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 02/18/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 02/18/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 02/20/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old 02/22/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 02/22/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old 02/23/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Build-a-Mania 02/23/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 02/25/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 02/27/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Story Times with Jean and Niji 02/29/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 02/29/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration (ages 2-5) 02/29/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm Roslyn
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 03/03/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Doggone Good Readers 03/05/2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am Abington
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 03/05/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Story Times with Jean and Niji 03/07/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 03/07/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Pajama Parties for ages 3-6 03/07/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm Roslyn
Baby Days 03/08/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Toddler Story Times 03/09/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 03/10/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Pre School Pajama Parties 03/10/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 03/12/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 03/14/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 03/14/2016 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 03/15/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Times 03/16/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 03/17/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 03/19/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 03/21/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Timoney Irish Dancers 03/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 03/22/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Baby Days 03/22/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Build-a-Mania 03/22/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Abington
Toddler Story Times 03/23/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
NEW - SATURDAY LEGO CLUB 03/26/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 03/28/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Coloring Book for Kids and Teens 03/28/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 03/29/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Times 03/30/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 04/02/2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 04/04/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 04/05/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Times 04/06/2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre School Pajama Parties 04/07/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 04/11/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 04/12/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Friends' Spring Flea Market, Book and Plant Sidewalk Sale 04/16/2016 - 9:30am to 3:30pm Abington
Local Author Expo 04/16/2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 04/18/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 04/19/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old 04/25/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds 04/26/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 11/05/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 12/03/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 11/04/2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington