Did you know that young children learn by talking about what they are thinking and doing and by collaborating and sharing ideas?

Your local library can help! The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., routinely offers fun and educational programming for children of all ages. For example, some fun walk-in activities include:

· Baby Café for pregnant and nursing mothers, 10:30 a.m. April 25.

· Chess Club, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays.

· Grandparent storytime, 1 p.m., first Saturday of each month. The next one is May 5.

· The Rhythm of Language (for families with children up to age 5), 9:30, 10:15, and 11 a.m. on the first Friday of each month with the next programs on May 4.


All programming is accessible via our online calendar at calendar.jvbrown.edu or by clicking on “Programming” at www.jvbrown.edu for a breakdown by ages and grade levels.

Children who are actively engaged in learning grow into engaged citizens. The library supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.