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Thursdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11 a.m.; Art Cats 4-5 p.m.

Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.

Jan. 2: Wiggly Wednesday 10 a.m. Play K Ages 4&up, get your Preschooler ready for Kindergarten.


Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games.

Tuesdays: Computer Class 6-8 p.m., for adults, free.

Jan. 5: Stitch & Chat 1-3 p.m., all ages. Group shares knitting, embroidery, etc. skills.

Jan 5: STEM with a Tortoise 10 a.m.-noon.

Jan. 12 & 26: Miss Jenny’s Story Time 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jan. 12: Story Stroll 1-2 p.m., feat. “Waiting for Winter” by Sebastian Meschenmoser. Visit our Facebook for more about independent story strolls coming soon. Sheldon Club: 11:30 a.m. Ask the library how to become a member.

Jan. 15, 16, 22 & 23: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Jan. 16 & 23: Bubbles and Books Story Time 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddlers.

Jan. 19: Happy Healthy Kids Club 10-10:30 a.m., elementary-aged kids. Therapy Dog 10:30-11 a.m., all ages.

Jan. 29 & 30: Preschool Sensory Play 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Jan. 30: Baby Sensory Play 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddlers


Fridays: Preschool Creative Play 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5, Story & MAKER style creative play. Also Homeschool Open MAKERspace noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, students K-12 explore one of MAKER/LEARNING stations.

Mondays: Build It! 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages.

Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts 10 a.m. in Library, ages 3-5, story, activity and exploration time.


Dec. 27: Storytime every Thursday at 11 a.m. Songs, crafts & stories for preschoolers.


Sundays Jan. 6, 13, 20

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House: 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 6, 13, 20, at the 1892 School Building and Museum, Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad features bustling city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams are all on display. Children can have fun with interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. Visit, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail

Jan. 5

Bus trip to PA Farm Show: sponsored by Hamburg Grange, leave Hamburg 8:15 a.m., leave Farm Show 5 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets call 610-207-9755.

Jan. 6

Open House at the Leesport Area Historical Society Museum: 128 Main St., Leesport 1 to 4 p.m. Special Veteran's Day display remains this Sunday only!

Jan. 13

Strausstown Fire Company’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Strausstown Fire Company, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Full breakfast menu; children’s menu also available. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Jan. 23

Showing “Medal of Honor”: 7 p.m. at Hamburg Strand. Hamburg’s Hometown Hero, Richard Etchberger, is featured in this Netflix production of “Medal of Honor.” We will be showing this episode with additional videos and memories that his son Cory Etchberger will be sharing. This is a FREE show with ALL donations going to CMSgt Richard L Etchberger Foundation & the Hamburg Strand Theater. Snow date is Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.

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