Programs for Parents

Featured Programs


Virtual Jack-o-Lantern Contest
Ongoing program, Chester County Library Children's Room via Zoom
Preschoolers through teens are invited to enter the Chester County Library Virtual Jack-o-Lantern Contest! Get your creative juices flowing and create your scariest, cutest, or wackiest jack-o-lantern!

Preschoolers- Design and decorate your pumpkin with paint, markers, or stickers.
K-5 and Teens- Design and carve (or decorate) your own pumpkin. Please carve with adult supervision.
Everyone- Photograph your pumpkin and submit one picture to cclyouthservices@ccls.org by 6 p.m. on October 23. Include your name, age, grade, email, and hone number in the email. Your pumpkins will be judged by a panel in three age groups, Preschool, K to 5, and Teens.

Please register to be a contestant. Families with multiple children entering individual pumpkins should register individually.

The Chester County Virtual Jack-o-Lantern Shows will take place at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on October 20th and every hour on the half hour from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on October 31st. Register to view our fabulous pumpkin show!

Story Time is Virtual! 
Sign up now for a Virtual Story Time. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 2 hours before the program. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the program.
Ongoing dates, Chester County Library Children's Room via Zoom

Ongoing Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Summer Reading for chilren under three years of age
Your child under three (3) shouldn't feel left out this summer! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the perfect summer program for children under three. Reading together helps your child to develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation for learning to read, a key to learning and school success. Research has shown that children who listen to stories and look at printed materials from an early age wil be more accomplished readers. Plus, sharing stories is fun! Sign up today and read 100 books this summer to recieve a special prize. Then, keep on reading!

Every Child Ready to Read : Early Literacy Workshop for Parents - on hiatus until further notice 
Every Child Ready to Read is a research-based program for parents developed by the Public Library Association of the American Library Association and designed to teach parents and caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children.  Parents will learn about the five simple but powerful practices that they can use to help young children get ready to read.

The Chester County Library offers the Every Child Ready to Read workshop three times per year – Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Registration is required.