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JVBL offers programs for children of all ages

Did you know that young children learn by talking about what they are thinking and doing and by collaborating and sharing ideas?

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., regularly offers fun and educational programming for students of all ages. Having access to educational play — like the programs offered at the library — provides students with opportunities to learn language, science, math, technology and more.

Jan. 4 – Kindness Club, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 5 – Baby Café, 3 p.m.

Jan. 7 – Grandparents Storytime, 10:30 a.m.

Jan. 12 – Baby Rhyme Time, 3 p.m.

Jan. 12 – Tween Story Share, 5 p.m.

Jan. 13 – After School Tween/Teen Tinkering Kits, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 and 28 – Move and Groove, 3 p.m.

Jan. 17 and 31 – Teen Fandom Night, 4:15 p.m.

Jan. 18 and 25 – Preschool Storytime at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Jan. 18 – Family Dance Party, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 – Baby Rhyme Time, 2:15 p.m.

Jan. 19-22 – Cat Tales, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 and 27 – Toddler Tales, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Jan. 21 – Little Red Hen Bread Baking Club, 10 a.m.

Jan. 25 – Registration opens for 6-week Mandarin language lessons for kids program, which begins Feb. 8.

Jan. 26 – Baby Pat-A-Cake play group, 10:15 a.m.

All programming is accessible via our online calendar at calendar.jvbrown.edu or by clicking on “Programming” at www.jvbrown.edu for a breakdown by ages and grade levels.

Children who are actively engaged in learning grow into engaged citizens. The library supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens.

Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

Registration is suggested because of supplies, at calendar.jvbrown.edu or by calling 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available. The James V. Brown Library is the 2021 PA Library of the Year.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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