5 Picks For Free Library Fun This Week

Erie County Public Library branches offer programming for kids of all ages

By Kara Murphy December 14, 2023

When my children were younger, I always looked forward to attending library storytimes. They provided a chance to get out of the house, especially during the chilly months. Now that my kids have grown a bit, I'm so happy that there are still fantastic programs available for them. We're incredibly fortunate here in the Erie region to have access to such high-quality and engaging offerings at our local public libraries. 

The Erie County Public Library system boasts five branches, including Blasco, Millcreek, Edinboro, Lincoln, and Iroquois, each of which hosts a diverse array of events and classes tailored to children and families. What's even better? All of these resources are entirely free! Keep an eye out for any pre-registration requirements that some programs may have.

Here is a selection of 5 of these coming week's events, each from a different branch... but this is just the start! Visit our calendar to find storytimes and other special events happening at our libraries nearly every day of the week.

1. FREE: Wee Play at Blasco Library

It's play time just for babies and toddlers! Come on out to the story time room at the Blasco Library for this daytime program and enjoy free play with blocks, toys, puzzles, and friends! Friday, Jan. 5

2. FREE: Blue Whale Project 'Can You Hear Me Now?' at Millcreek Library

Come see the traveling, life-sized whale tail rug and learn about blue whales at this evening program at the Millcreek Branch! Discover how blue whales and other ocean dwellers communicate. Intended for children ages 6-12. Monday, Jan 8

3. FREE: Daddy Daughter Hair Factory at Edinboro Library (Registration Required)

Learn how to do simple hairstyles from a professional! Come to the Edinboro Branch Library to learn simple techniques and hairstyles to do on your daughter at this evening program. This great learning and bonding experience will also include a craft and snack. Kids up to age 12. Monday, Jan. 8

4. FREE: Tweens & Teens Snacks & Games at Lincoln Library

Tweens and teens only! Join an evening of crafting, making art, playing games, eating snacks, talking about books and just hanging out. Tuesday, Jan. 9

5. FREE: Claymania at Iroquois Branch Library (Registration Required)

Choose to create beautiful polymer clay jewelry, paint clay figures, or craft your own creature at this Claymania event. Open to children of all ages and their families. Thursday, Jan. 11

Click here to see our full calendar of events.