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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Designed to Survive
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome!
ELANCO Schools have early dismissal!

Best for Grades K-6 (younger children may need an adult helper)

Can you design a beach house that can survive a storm surge? How about a skyscraper that can survive an earthquake? We'll find out as kids play the role of engineer with Ms. Heather.
Writing Club
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 10 and older are welcome.
Each meeting will begin with short exercises to get your creative juices flowing, then spend some time writing independently or share what you’re working on. 
Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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, Dec. 15, 11:15 am (Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 11:15 am)
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!

Meet Santa
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:30 am
or call 717-354-0525.
Registration is requested, walk-ins welcome!

Family Event for All Ages

Come visit Santa at the Library! Say hi, tell him what you would want for Christmas, and take a picture. 
Acrylic Paint Class
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For ages 13+
Art instructor Geraldine Guzman will guide you step by step as you create an acrylic painting.

All materials are provided; there is a $15 materials fee for this class, payable at the door.

Class size is limited, so please register early!
Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Dec. 18, 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, Dec. 18, 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, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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, Dec. 19, 3 p.m. (Tuesday, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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!
ELANCO Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.
ELANCO Library Board of Trustee Meetings are open to the public.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Family Event all ages

Come to the library and decorate a gingerbread house!
Teen Winter Party
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Dec. 21, 3-5 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7-12
Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome!

Come down to the library for a party! We will have snacks, watch a movie and exchange gifts! Gifts are to be cheap gag gifts. 
Block Party - Presch
Block Party - Preschool STEM Event
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Dec. 21, 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, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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, Dec. 22, 11:15 am (Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 11:15 am)
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!

Preschool Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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.

Winter Break Art Camp
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2-4 p.m.
Registration is required for this event; space is limited.

For Grades 3-6

Kids are invited to spend three afternoons at the library creating art with Ms. Patti.  This is a drop-off event; you are registering for all three days.

Creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.
Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 3 p.m. (Tuesday, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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!
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Family Event for All Ages

Registration is requested, walk-ins welcome.

 Come and celebrate the New Year early at our Noon Year's Eve Party!  Make crafts, play games, and countdown to Noon to celebrate the “Noon Year!” 
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