Children's Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten banner

Want more info about our children's activities, programs and resources? Subscribe to our free children's newsletter

The Quest for the Gingerbread Men

How many Gingerbread Men can you spot?

Starting November 18 through December 16, take a walk inside the Municipal Center and count all the gingerbread men you can see that match the ones seen here.

Turn in your guess at the entrance of the library for a chance to win a prize! For pre-k through sixth grade.

Flyer for Chanukah Storytime at the library Opens in new window

We're excited to partner with Leah Feller from Chabad of Cranberry for a special Chanukah Storytime! 

On Monday, December 12 from 4-5 pm, come get into the Chanukah spirit through stories and songs. This storytime is geared toward ages 3 through 7. Registration is required and space is limited.

Flyer for Gingerbread STEAM program

Our next drop-in STEAM night is all about gingerbread! Thursday, December 15 from 6-7 pm.

Registration is preferred, but not required. 

Flyer for Decoration Drop In program

Drop-in on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in December to create a holiday decoration! Each week will feature a new decoration. 

Registration is preferred, but not required. All ages are welcome. 

1000 books before kindergarten flyer

Are you ready to start your child off on the road to reading? Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge!

Read any book to you newborn, infant or toddler to work toward the goal of 1000 books. Your child will earn stickers, coloring sheets and lots of praise from librarians along their reading journey. 

Log your books through Beanstack and stop by the library at each 100-mark milestone to add your child's name to our display.

Flyer for Block Party library program

Block Party is a PA State Library STEAM initiative used to encourage the use of block play for developmental and learning growth in young children. Join us for a 45 minute free play session with wooden blocks and other fun building toys. Use your hands, carefully stack pieces together, knock them down, and do it all over again. Open to ages 2 to 5.

Registration is required. Please only register for up to 2 sessions a month to allow more families the opportunity to participate.

Tail Waggin Tutors flyer fall 2021

Elementary-aged children can practice reading with one of our dog tutors on the first Thursday of each month starting in October. Registration is required for a 20-minute reading session.

Home School Crafternoon block

For children ages 6 to 11. Stop by the Children's Department and make a craft on the second Thursday of each month between 1pm-2pm. Leave when you've finished the craft, or stay and hang out with other homeschoolers!

Registration is preferred, but not required. Check the calendar for exact dates.  

Masks Now Optional for All Library Programs and Storytimes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cranberry Public Library, along with Cranberry Township, has been monitoring recommendations from the Department of Health and Education, as well as CDC guidelines to determine safety protocols for Cranberry Public Library.

Due to the recent guidance from the CDC and in accordance with township protocols, masks are now optional during all library sponsored programs and storytimes. Those wishing to wear masks may continue to do so. All library sponsored programs are listed on our events calendar

The Library and Township continue to monitor both state and local guidance and request understanding that protocols and expectations could change. Changes will be communicated via the Library’s website.

Facebook Opens in new windowFollow us on Facebook

youtube logo3 Opens in new windowCheck out our YouTube channel