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).

 
Meet EAPL's mascot Thesaurus Rex

You might have seen his antics on social media or around the library. Help us create cool library swag featuring Thesaurus Rex.
2021's Dino Design Contest theme is Thesaurus Rex Goes to the Library. Using this theme, create a digital or non-digital design celebrating Thesaurus Rex and the Easton Area Public Library.

Dino Design is open to all ages! The Dino Design Contest opens September 1. Final designs are due Saturday, October 16. For full contest details visit:
https://eastonpl.org/DinoContest.html   
 
Fall Storytimes

Palmer storytimes will meet outside on the library lawn through October. In the event of bad weather, we will meet in the library’s conference room. Each class is limited to 10 children. Fall Session: Week of September 13 – week of October 11

A big THANK YOU to the Friends of the Library for helping purchase storytime supplies for the Palmer Branch! The items purchased will help keep our participating families safe and healthy during our in-person activities. We are so grateful to the Friends for their support.

Don't forget to sign up for the Holiday Session:
Begins the Week of November 8 – week of December 13
Registration begins October 18.
Sign up for any of our storytimes at bit.ly/EAPLstorytime


Mother Goose Storytime (Palmer)
For children ages 6-24 months with an adult
An interactive storytime with rhymes, songs, and finger plays.
Mondays @ 10:00am
Tuesdays @ 10:45am
 
Teddy Bear Storytime (Palmer)
For children ages 2-3 years with an adult
Children will hear fun concept stories and sing songs and rhymes.
Mondays @ 10:45
Tuesdays @ 11:30
 
Preschool Storytime (Palmer)
For children ages 4-5 years with an adult
Preschoolers can listen to fun stories together.
Mondays @ 11:30
Tuesdays @ 10:00

 
Storytime on Zoom (Virtual)

For ages 2 and up

Mondays, Oct. 25, 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 – Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, Oct 5 and 19
Palmer Branch – Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am, Oct 7 and 21

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. As you will be leading the activity, please leave the space neat for another family. We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to connect and socialize with other families.

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. Masks are required for in-person children’s programs at the Main Library, and social distancing is encouraged at both locations.

 
Book Groups for ages 8-12 (Palmer)

Who Was Book Group - Wed., October 6 at 4:00pm
Who Were the Lees? (A discussion of Stan Lee, Bruce Lee, and Robert E. Lee) Contact Jennie at jenniet@eastonpl.org or 610-258-7492 to register.

I Survived Book Group - Wed., November 10 at 4:00pm
I Survived the California Wildfires, 1918 by Lauren Tarshis. Registration begins October 11. Contact Katie at katiec@eastonpl.org or 610-258-7492 to register.
 
M.A.R.S. Club (Palmer)

Ages 8-12
Wednesday, October 27 at 4:00pm

Get ready for Halloween with some super spooky stories! Sit around our “campfire” while we share some creepy stories to make your spine tingle. Contact Katie at katiec@eastonpl.org to sign up!

M.A.R.S. Club meets monthly at the Palmer Branch for kids ages 8-12 to do rotating math, art, reading, and science activities.
 
STEM Science Experiments (Virtual)

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

Thursdays, 4:00-4:45, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, 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
 
  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.
 
  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
 
Check out our Book Bundles!

Not sure what to read next? Can’t get to the library to browse? Children and Teen Book Bundles are now available! Tell us what you like to read and we'll pick out books just for you.

CLICK HERE to fill out the form.
Give us a day or two to get your bundle together and we'll notify you when it's ready for pick up.