Event Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Eastern Lancaster County Library! Most events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Block Party - Presch
Block Party - Preschool STEM Event
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome

For Ages 3-6
Come build with wooden blocks! Wooden blocks teach math and engineering schools - even to preschoolers! Children ages 6 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play!
Please register each child separately.

Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, October 6, 13, & 20, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move!  Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development.  All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.

Stay & Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 11:15 am (Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Approximately 15 minutes after the Friday Frolic for Toddlers ends, we’ll bring out the BIG BOX of toys! Stay and play with us until lunch time!

Murder Mystery
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7-12

Who did it? Come join us at the library for a murder mystery. You can even come in costume. Watch and join us as the drama unfolds and we try to figure out who is the murder...
Spooky Stories
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades K-5

Come visit the library for a spooky storytime. These stories are sure to scare the pants off of you!
Preschool Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration Requested.

Ages 3-5
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. (Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 3 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12 
Hang out at the library after school every Tuesday. We’ll be hanging out, chilling out, and geeking out!
Health Hero Training Camp
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 5-12

Germs don’t stand a chance against a trained health hero! Take aim on tooth decay, launch an attack on plaque, run the MyPlate relay, and toss around all sorts of healthy ideas with this action-packed program. The Health Hero Training Camp is an active approach to oral health and nutrition education; helping kids learn about their bodies with their bodies and inspiring a bit of healthy competition. 
Teen Trivia Night
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7-12
Teens, take the ultimate trivia challenge! Each round of questions will cover music, movies, books, pop culture, and other current happenings. We will split into different teams and see who knows more. 
Toddler Dance Party
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 1-3
Walking Toddlers


Toddlers can come dressed up and we will play some rocking tunes. Bubbles, music, fun... what else can a kid ask for?
Stay & Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Oct. 27, 11:15 am (Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Approximately 15 minutes after the Friday Frolic for Toddlers ends, we’ll bring out the BIG BOX of toys! Stay and play with us until lunch time!

Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Help plan future teen events at the ELANCO Library! Everyone in grades 7-12 is invited!
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Read a book. Any book. Yes, even that one! Bring it along with you, and we’ll talk about books and eat!
Preschool Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration Requested.

Ages 3-5
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m. (Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 3 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12 
Hang out at the library after school every Tuesday. We’ll be hanging out, chilling out, and geeking out!
Parachute Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers, ages 1-3

Not your typical storytime! We will be playing with parachutes, singing songs, and having fun!

Parachute Play helps children develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, have imaginative play, develop spatial awareness and express themselves.

Unos Cuentos
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 1-5
This is a Spanish 
storytime, with stories in English and Spanish. Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers welcome!
Disfruté de un sesión de cuentos en Inglés y Español. Bienvenida a hablantes de español e inglés.
Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move!  Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development.  All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.

Stay & Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Nov. 3, 11:15 am (Fridays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 11:15 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Approximately 15 minutes after the Friday Frolic for Toddlers ends, we’ll bring out the BIG BOX of toys! Stay and play with us until lunch time!

Sensory Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.

This program will take place when the library is closed, so pre-registration is required.

Best for Ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome!
This story time is designed for children with special needs and those who prefer a quieter library atmosphere. Brothers and sisters are welcome too!

This program is funded by the Kiwanis Club of New Holland

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