We offer a variety of children’s programming throughout the year.
The Everett Free Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to “play Kindergarten” using materials from 3 different “playscapes”. Children will practice going over a calendar, doing activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills like using scissors and taking turns. And there’s even a chance to meet the elementary principal and kindergarten teachers. Dates: July 11 (Theme: A Home for Me and a Home For You), July 18 (Theme; All Around the Town), and July 25 (Amazing Animals – Pets) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Come enjoy the library’s special all-new universal wooden blocks and play sets from Lakeshore Learning – over 300 blocks in 25 shapes!! Build a tower, a neighborhood, or create your own story. Block Parties are a FREE open play program, recommended for children ages 3 – 6. Block play builds: math skills, science skills, literacy and language skills, social skills, technology skills, and creativity.
Story Time, 11 am on Fridays
For preschoolers, ages 3 – 5. Miss Susie incorporates literacy skills for preschoolers with singing, reading, listening, rhyming, playing and crafting. Socialization is also a key.
Everett Community Room Activities
The Everett Community Room at the front of the library has many activities all the time. There are blocks, LEGOs, puzzles, games, manipulatives, and more. The only time these activities would not be available would be if an outside group had booked the room.
This 2 IPad station is designed to look like a Crayola crayon and is situated in the children’s section of the library. Our Interactive Education Station encourages individual learning and offers a ‘work at your own pace’ approach. The operation of the device maintains a speed that fits the needs of the user. This allows children to grow, develop, and problem solve at their own speed. This teaching and learning approach can offer a solid foundation for the cognitive development of children.