Discover Henrietta Hankin Branch
Welcome to the Youth Services Department at the Henrietta Hankin Branch
Our Youth Services Department provides materials and programs for the education, enrichment, and entertainment of children, including special needs students and their caregivers. Our librarians are available to you; contact us at 610-344-4197, by email at HHYouthServices@ccls.org, or better yet - come in and let us introduce you and your family to the many wonders of the Youth Services Department of the Henrietta Hankin Branch!
Wee Build (In Person)
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Story Corner
Young children are invited to play with their adults in our story corner. Children 18 months to 5 years learn best when they construct knowledge through meaningful play. Build, experiment, manipulate objects, count and measure and then talk it over. No registration.
Startin' Small Miniature Club Children's Class (In Person)
Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Annex
Join Members of the Startin' Small Miniature Club to learn how to craft your very own miniature dog or cat house. This free program is for children ages 6-12 years old. Registration is required.
Read and Sing with Miss Lynne (In Person)
Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Annex
Join Miss Lynne, music therapist, from the Malvern School of Music for a song-filled story time. This program is for babies through kindergarten age children with their caregiver. Please register online.
Brickmaster (In Person)
Thursday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Annex
Drop by and join us for Brickmaster. Test your building skills and complete a building challenge or two. All LEGO bricks are provided. Program is for kids in grades K-5. No registration.
DUPLO Club in the Story Corner
Thursday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Story Corner
Come build with DUPLO Bricks, designed for younger children. Try a challenge card or free build; blocks are provided. Program is for children 19 months to 5 years with caregiver. No registration.
Nature's Little Explorers (In Person)
Wednesday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Annex
Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians and learn about these animals. You will meet a live snake, enjoy a story, and create your own slimy or scaly friend to take home. This class is for 3, 4, and 5 year olds with their caregiver. Please register online.
STEAM K-5 (In Person)
Thursday, April 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Annex
Pennsylvania Wildlife and Ecology. Join Dawn White from the Indian Run Environmental Education Center and meet live birds of prey and reptiles. Discover their roles in the ecosystem and find out how we can better accommodate wildlife in our yards. A make and take craft is included. Registration is required for each child. Please register online.
Mother-Daughter Book Club (In Person)
Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Annex
This in-person book club is for 9-year-olds and up accompanied by mom or a favorite female grown-up. Join us for book discussion, an activity, and snacks. For this month's meeting, please read "Roller Girl" by V. Jamieson. Registration is required. Please register online.
Bookworms (In Person)
Tuesday, April 25, 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Annex
This month we will read Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley and we will discuss how food can connect people. This book is part of Longwood Gardens 2023 Community Read Program. Participants may win a Longwood Gardens pass for 4 people. This book club is for kids in grades 1 through 3. Registration is required.