Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Reading 2016!

The 2016 Summer Learning Challenge has started and you all are invited to participate! This year the
The Lansdowne Public Library offers a nine week Summer Reading Challenge for children through age 18. The program runs from June 13th through August 13th...nine weeks of reading fun!

What is the Summer Learning Challenge?
The Summer Learning Challenge, formerly known as the Summer Reading Club/Program/Challenge,  is a reading incentive program designed to help children exercise their minds!

For the challenge we want you to "get into the game" and when you stop by the library to register you can learn about the programs and incentives available.

The benefits of our summer reading challenge include:
Keeping your mind sharp to help avid the "summer slide."
Encouraging a habit of reading.
It's fun!

There are scores of library programs to check out this summer and the calendars are below.


Friday, April 1, 2016

April events at the Library!

The calendar for April is available! Check out the images below for what's going on at the library.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Join us for Mysteries and Monsters! October 26-31

Calling all gals and ghouls!
You're invited to spend a week of howling fun as we explore mysteries and monsters!

Monday, October 26th beginning at 6:30 pm we welcome magician Ran'D Shine!
We love having Ran'D as our special guest and look forward to his amazing tricks and illusions.

Other activities:
Monster themed storytimes.
Monday, October 26th beginning at 10:30 am.
Tuesday, October 27th beginning at 10:30 am.
Thursday, October 29th beginning at 10:30 am.

Pajama storytime
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 pm

Monster Make and Take
Thursday, October 29th at 4 PM in the Family Room.
Join us for monster themed crafts and activities.
All ages are invited to participate.

Lansdowne Borough's Halloween Party
Lansdowne Farmers Market to the Twentieth Century Club When: Saturday October 31st 1pm-3pm
Come out in your Halloween costumes for an afternoon of family fun! We will parade our fancy Halloween duds from the Farmer’s Market down Lansdowne Avenue to the Twentieth Century Club, where we will have snacks, crafts, games, prizes and more. What a great way to start your night of trick or treating!

Halloween Hot Spot
We are pleased to team up with the Lansdowne Police Department for a Halloween Hot Spots!
The Lansdowne Police Department and the dedicated volunteers in all or our partner groups would like to be a part of your Halloween. The event will run from 5pm to 7:30 pm.

This year there will be five "Halloween Hot Spots" set up around the Borough.   While you are out trick or treating with your young ones, please stop by. Volunteers will be handing out all kinds of goodies. Police Officers and a very special guest will be visiting each of the station to share safety tips and meet trick or treaters of all ages.   

Please join Miss Rachee and other volunteers at the corner of Nyack and Wycombe! Other locations will be announced closer to the event. Visit us on Facebook to see what other locations will be participating.

Friday, October 9, 2015

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Monkeying Around

The Library is participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and we want to help you succeed!

Check back each week as share the titles of the books we read during our storytimes. We will also share some books that we love.

This week during Wee Read we read books about monkeys and apes!
Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli

Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony
(Watch our Storytube!)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Lansdowne Library is pleased to be a host for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.  We want to encourage and welcome all families and caregivers with children who have not yet started kindergarten to join this FREE program!

We know as your child’s first teacher you want to do everything you can to make sure your child is ready to learn when he starts kindergarten. Research shows that reading to children at home increases their reading readiness skills. These children have a positive attitude about reading and are eager to learn. In addition, they acquire letter knowledge, background information, an awareness of the structure and sound of language, and a richer vocabulary; all from just listening to stories! We challenge you to read 1000 books before kindergarten to help your child get school ready.

It’s not as hard as it seems!
1 book a day for 3 years = 1095 books
10 books a week for 2 years = 1040 books
3 books a day for 1 year = 1095 books


Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Meals

The Lansdowne First Presbyterian Church is providing meals for children this summer. Children 18 years of age and younger can stop by the church daily, at noon, for a nutritious meal.

 Please call Pastor Nancy Timothy at (610) 622-0800 for more information.
Pastor Nancy can also be reached by e-mail:

The Library is assisting the church by acting as a collection site for donations for their food pantry. If you would like to donate, please stop by the library with your goods. We will also be collecting food at our summer reading kickoff performance with Peter Taney and the Juggernauts. The performance will take place Friday, June 19th beginning at 10:30 am at the Twentieth Century Club. The Club is located at 84 S Lansdowne Ave.

Please call 610-623-0239 with any questions.

Our Summer Reading Kickoff Program is made possible by the Lansdowne Allied Youth and the Lansdowne Department of Park and Recreation.