Palmer Branch Events Page
 
This fall, we will have a hybrid of in-person and virtual programs.
In-person programs will be marked with either (Main) or (Palmer).
Virtual programs will be marked with (Virtual).

 
   
Storytimes at the Palmer Branch

Storytimes are held indoors in the library’s conference room. Join us in person or watch live on Zoom! Due to supply and space limitations, each class is limited to 10 children. The Holiday Session runs until December 14. Sign up for Palmer's Winter 2022 storytimes at bit.ly/EAPLstorytime beginning December 13.

Mother Goose Storytime (Palmer)

For children ages 6-24 months with an adult
An interactive storytime with rhymes, songs, and finger plays.
Mondays at 10:00am
 
Toddler Time (Palmer)

For children ages 2-3 years with an adult
Children will hear fun concept stories and sing songs and rhymes.
Mondays at 10:45am
Tuesdays at 11:30am

 
Preschool Storytime (Palmer)

For children ages 4-5 years with an adult
Preschoolers can listen to fun stories together.
Tuesdays at 10:00am

 
Sensory Storytime (Palmer) NEW for 2022!

Mondays @ 11:30am starting January 2022
For children ages 2-7 with an adult

Designed for children with sensory sensitivities. Sign up for Palmer's Winter 2022 storytimes at bit.ly/EAPLstorytime beginning December 13
 
  Bedtime Storytime (Palmer)

Wednesday, January 12 @ 6:00pm
For children ages 2-7 with an adult

Wear your jammies and bring a stuffie for a cozy bedtime-themed storytime. Sign up for Palmer's Winter 2022 storytimes at bit.ly/EAPLstorytime beginning December 13.
 
 
  MARS Club (Palmer)

For children ages 8-12
Wednesday, December 29 at 4:00pm

Each monthly meeting will feature rotating Math, Art, Reading, and Science activities. Registration is required.
Contact Katie at katiec@eastonpl.org to register!
December is Holiday STEM: Experiment with candy canes and jingle bells, build a gum drop tower, and make a reindeer for a Rudolph Race! 
 
  Giving Tree at Palmer Branch

The Palmer Branch is collecting donations of family-friendly board games, coloring books, crayons, art supplies, puzzles, and Mad Libs books for families in our community. These items will be included in Family Fun Bags and distributed to elementary school students at Palmer and Tracy Schools. It is not necessary to wrap them.

Please have your donations to the Palmer Branch by Saturday, December 11 to be included!
 
 
Join us for Earn Your Spots (Virtual)

Hey kids! Join Lafayette Men's Soccer and EAPL for the Earn Your Spots Book Club! This book club is geared toward children in grades K-5. The Lafayette Men's Soccer team will lead virtual read-alouds at Paxinosa and Cheston schools, as well for the entire Easton community through the Easton Area Public Library.

EAPL's read alouds will be held virtually on Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00pm. Email Libby at libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.

Books have been selected for grades K-2 and grades 3-5 and this season's theme is TEAMWORK! Children are invited to pick up their free book from the library in November at our Main Library and Palmer Branch. Thank you Lafayette Men's Soccer for donating these books!

Explore the world of literature with us and EARN YOUR SPOTS!

Visit the official website: http://www.earnyourspotsbookclub.org/
 
Teen Writers Workshop (Palmer)

Saturday, December 18 at 1:00pm

The Teen Writers Workshop is an informal, teen-led group that helps teen writers understand how to write
creatively and gives them an opportunity to share their writing with peers. If you’re interested, email Jamie at
jamies@eastonpl.org  for more information!

December is PowerPoint Plotting. Make a PowerPoint about what you’re writing, such as outlines of plot, character explanations, or world building. Show off your presentation at the meeting and discuss the ideas!
 
Storytime on Zoom (Virtual)

For ages 2 and up

Mondays,  Nov. 29, Jan. 31, Feb. 28
10:30-11:00 am – virtually via Zoom

Join us for a virtual storytime from the comfort of your own home. Together we will build your child’s literacy skills by reading picture books and singing old-time favorites. Then, stop by the library (Main or Palmer) to pick up a themed craft to complete at home (available the week of the program). Main Library and Palmer Branch families may join by Zoom - CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON ZOOM

 
D.I.Y. Storytime (Main and Palmer, self-guided)

For ages 2-5, with an adult
Main Library and Palmer Branch
Week of Dec 6 and 20,
Jan 3 and 17, Feb 1 and 14

Can't make it to a scheduled storytime? Join us for a semi-monthly D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) Storytime available at both the Main Library and at the Palmer Branch. Picture books will be available for you to read to your little ones, and themed crafts will help them make closer connections to the reading. Visit the Youth Services desk to check out a kit.

Please note: Activities will be the same at Main and Palmer. Adult supervision is required as this is a self-guided program designed to help promote socialization between young children and their caregiver. Supplies are limited to the first 15 participants. Masks are required for in-person children’s programs at the Main Library.

 
Who Was Book Group (Palmer)

Wednesday, January 12 at 4:00pm
For children ages 8-12

The Who Was Book Group discusses books from the popular Who HQ biography and non-fiction series. Join us in person or via Zoom. January's selection is Who Are Jeff Kinney, J.K. Rowling, and Roald Dahl. Registration beginsDecember 13.
Contact Jennie at jenniet@eastonpl.org  for more information or to register.
 
STEM Science Experiments (Virtual)

Ages 8-12, with assistance of an adult or guardian

Thursdays, 4:00-4:45, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 10

Conduct fun experiments with common household items and expand on your knowledge of the scientific world! We will provide the kits with everything needed for the experiments – the kits can be picked up starting September 8th at either the Main Library or the Palmer Branch. Registration is required and limited to 20 children – to register please email libbyo@eastonpl.org
 
  Beanstack App


Check out our Beanstack app for reading challenges, to track books read, booklists, and more. To access recommendations and booklists for children, log in through your child's profile and check out the Recommendations tabs. We have booklists for every reader, from seasonal books, books about animals, and more!
CLICK HERE

For a direct link to our book lists for kids: Click here

We are adding new book lists all the time. We also make book lists upon request and based on book bundle inquiries
 
  Fall programs at the Main Library

Don’t forget to check out the programs being offered from the Main Library. Contact the Main Library for their full schedule of fall programs! For more information, contact Libby Ortiz at libbyo@eastonpl.org or visit the library’s website and click the “Youth Services” tab.