Event Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Eastern Lancaster County Library! Most events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Sing, Sign & Lapsit Time
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 10:30 a.m. (Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26, 10:30 a.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 0-12 months
Registration is requested

Story time is great for babies, too! Engage your little one with new experiences with stories, songs, and American Sign Language.  American Sign Language has been proven to promote early communication, encourage speech development, and reduce tantrums.
Come join us for this four week session!
Bugging a Better Wor
Bugging a Better World
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 2 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
All ages are welcome
Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcomed!


Ryan the Bug Man will present a program that will focus on the ways insects improve our planet. Clean water, pollination, food for animals and even their unusual defense strategies. This program will offer everyone a close look into the world of insects using incredible displays and lots of neat facts about insects and their related friends. Also, expect LIVE Bugs as always!
Maker Monday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26, 4 - 6 p.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 3+
Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome!

Come join us at the Library with some crafts and activities! We will be doing activities based on the theme of "Building a Better World."

Please register each child separately.
Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Help plan future teen events at the ELANCO Library! Everyone in grades 7-12 is invited!
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 7:00 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Read a book. Any book. Yes, even that one! Bring it along with you, and we’ll talk about books and eat!
Summer Story Time
Summer Story Time
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration requested; walk-ins welcome!

Best for 3-8
Kids are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Please register each child separately.

Diversity Book Club: Mexican Art
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7-12
Registration is requested.

To continue with our Hispanic theme in The House of Mango Street, we will be creating Mexcian art. 

Teen Reading Lounge is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governer. Additional Support is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. 
Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 13, 20, & 27, 3 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12 
Hang out at the library every Tuesday. We’ll be hanging out, chilling out, and geeking out!
Family Movie Night
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 5 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome!
Family event


Come and join us for a family friendly movie at the library! Tonight, we will watch Toy Story!
 
Library Crew
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2 p.m. (Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2 p.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7 and 8
Registration is requested.


Library Crew is a group of great volunteers! They are helping the library function better for summer programming. 
 
Crafty Teens!
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7-12
Registration is requested


Come and stop by for some teen crafts! We will be working on different crafts each month. Some crafts include glitter, "up-cycling", coloring, and who knows what else?
Meet the Author - Sh
Meet the Author - Sheila Jones
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Family Event For All Ages

Sheila Jones, local author of Amir's Big Catch, will be at the ELANCO Library for a special story time!  Bella the Bobber will be joining the author for a night of family fishing fun!

https://www.amirsbigcatch.com/
Friday Frolic for To
Friday Frolic for Toddlers
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Jun. 30, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays in June at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move! Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development. All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun!
Please fill out the registration information using your child’s name. Register each child separately.
Therapy Dogs Visit the Library
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Jul. 1, 11:30 pm
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome.

Family Event – For All Ages
Kids are invited to improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from K-Pets.

Please register each child separately.

Maker Monday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Jul. 3, 4 p.m. (Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 4 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome!

For Ages 3+
Come join us at the Library with some crafts and activities! We will be doing activities based on the theme of “Building a Better World.”

Instrument Petting Zoo
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages up to 10
Registration is requested

We're building music here at the Library! Children will get a short introduction to the orchestra from a short storytime. Afterward, the children will meet some musicians, who will talk about their own instrument. 
Parachute Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10:30 a.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.
For walking toddlers, ages 1-3

Not your typical storytime! We will be playing with parachutes, singing songs, and having fun!

Parachute Play helps children develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, have imaginative play, develop
spatial awareness and express themselves.
Biome Builders
Biome Builders
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Family Event
Ages 5 & up
Registration is requested.


An interactive animal show featuring Jesse Rothacker and his lovable lizards, turtles, alligators, and snakes. A biome is a large area of the earth that is home to many plants and animals. Children at this show will discover how each animal is equipped to build a better world within their biome. Then we'll empower every child in the audience to use their own talents and abilities to build a better world within their homes, schools, and communities, and to unleash their abilities through the power of reading!
Library Crew
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2 p.m. (Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2 p.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.
Grades 7 and 8
Registration is requested.


Library Crew is a group of great volunteers! They are helping the library function better for summer programming. 
Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:30 a.m. )
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move!  Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development.  All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.

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