Youth Services – Children

Graphic Novel Contest

Our third annual Graphic Novel Contest for students in grades 3-8 runs from January 30-March 31. Create your own graphic novel and submit it to the contest for the chance to win a prize. View the Graphic Novel Contest Info Sheet for more information, the official submission form, and a format example. You can also find more details on our Graphic Novel Contest webpage.

Spring Events

Spring Egg Hunt
Sponsored by Lower Moreland Township

Saturday, April 1
Beginning at 11 am
Location: Lower Moreland Park

Bring your own bag or basket to collect eggs filled with candy & small prizes. Age groups are separated. Start times for each age group are staggered. Arrive early to park. Eggs go quickly.

Rain date/time: Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm

Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre Presents Peter Rabbit Tales

Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre brings Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories to life with clever scenery and turn-of-the-century costumes. Included stories are: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.

Saturday, May 13
2 pm

Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. (All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Mad Science Workshop: Matter of Fact

Join Mad Science of New Jersey for this hands-on class! Explore molecules and the forces that hold atoms together. Watch the dramatic differences between physical and chemical changes, as you mix up a batch of your very own Mad Science Putty to take home.

Wednesday, April 5
2 pm

Open to children ages 5-12. (Recommended for elementary-age students.)
Space is limited. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Afterschool Nutrition

Come learn about healthy eating through fun games and activities! In this interactive session, registered dietitian Judy Thalheimer, RD, LDN, will open your eyes to how much sugar is in popular drinks and get you thinking about how to fit more fruits and vegetables into your day.

Wednesday, March 15
4:30 pm

Open to children ages 7-10.
Get more info and register.

This program is provided by Jefferson Health.

Chess Events for Grades 1-5

Beginner Chess Course – UPDATE: This course is full.
3 classes, must be able to attend all three sessions
Mondays from 4:30-5 pm
January 30, February 6 & February 27
Registration is required. One registration will sign you up for all three classes.

Intermediate Chess Class – UPDATE: This course is full.
3 classes, must be able to attend all of the sessions (one registration will sign you up for all 3 classes)
Mondays from 4:30-5 pm
March 6, 13 & 20
Registration is required. One registration will sign you up for all three classes.

Chess Club
Following each class, we will have a chess club for game play.
Mondays from 5-5:45 pm
January 30, February 6 & 27, March 6, 13 & 20
Registration is required. Individual registration is required for each session of the club (click on the date above to register).

Reading Buddies

New and practicing readers will be partnered with a teen volunteer to select books and read together.

Tuesdays, February 7-March 14
2 sessions each day: 4:30-5 pm or 5-5:30 pm

Recommended for children in grades K-3.

Registration is required for each session. Space is limited. Please register each child separately and for only one session each day. Register by choosing the event from our online calendar.

Book Clubs

Book Worm Book Club
Early chapter book club recommended for grades 1-3.*
Select Wednesdays from 4:50-5:30 pm in the Community Room
March 22 – Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang
April 12 – Book TBD

League of Book Lovers
Juvenile Fiction book club recommended for grades 3-5*
Select Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
March 29 – 96 Miles by J. L. Esplin
April 19 – Book TBD

All book club events include a discussion of the book and a book-related craft or activity.
Registration is required for all events.
*Readers in grade 3 should choose between the two book clubs based on their current reading ability.

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.


Join us for Storytime with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. No registration necessary.

Preschool Storytime

Recommended for ages 3-6 with a caregiver.
Weekly on Mondays at 10:30 am
March 20-April 24
No Storytime on February 20
Held outside on the front lawn, weather permitting. In case of weather, event will be held in the Children’s Area.

Toddler Storytime

Recommended for ages 1-2 with a caregiver.
Weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 am
March 21-April 25
Held outside on the front lawn, weather permitting. In case of weather, event will be held in the Children’s Area.

Family Storytime

Recommended for preschoolers and toddlers with a caregiver.
Select Saturdays at 10:30 am
March 18 & April 15
(Note: These Storytimes will be repeats of some of the weekly Storytimes.)
Held in the Children’s Department.

Other News

Resources for Tough Topics

Please visit our resource page for information and support in educating yourself about topics that can be difficult to discuss, such as racism, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, and domestic violence.

Book Recommendation Lists for Children

Picture Book Biographies in Honor of Women’s History Month – March 25, 2021

Middle Grade Juvenile Fantasy Books with Black Protagonists – February 25, 2021 – In honor of Black History Month

Travel Using Juvenile Non-Fiction Books – February 5, 2021 – Use these non-fiction travel books to take a journey and build your bucket lists!

Wordless Picture Books – November 27, 2020 – In honor of National Picture Book Month

Spooky Middle Grade Books – October 23, 2020

E-Resources for Families

Written toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our webpost on Resources for Families During Library Closure includes e-Resources for kids and links to helpful articles and activities.


While we sadly have no new photos from this summer, photos from past Summer Learning Programs and other events are available on our Facebook PageFlickr Page and Photo Page.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is a national initiative to promote early literacy skills for children from birth to age five.

Research indicates that the more children hear books read to them, the better prepared they are to learn to read in Kindergarten. When you participate, your child will be able to track their reading progress and receive prizes and encouragement.

Read our post about participating in this Challenge from home.

eResources for Kids

POWER Kids – Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library

With your library card, explore these online research resources for kids and young teens.

BookFLIX  and TrueFlix


Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades pre-K-3 that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to help build a love of reading and learning. With TrueFlix, learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks. Weston Woods and Scholastic.


TumbleBooks Logo

An online collection of animated, talking picture books.

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.