Children and Family Events

Regular Programs

Baby Time with Miss Vickie

Thursdays from September – April

10:00 am and 11:00 am
Baby Time is a free lap sit program for babies and their caregivers. This interactive course introduces infants to 24 month old babies to the earliest elements of literacy and is a fun way for caregivers to interact with their babies. Registration is required for this program, which includes stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and more.

Pre-School P.A.L.S. with Mr. D

Tuesdays from September – April

10:00 am and 11:30 am 

Pre-School Play And Learn Storytime (P.A.L.S.), formerly known as Toddler Time, is our free story time course for pre-school children aged 2 – 5. We use early literacy concepts to engage participants and encourage pre-reading skill development. Registration is required for this program, which includes stories, songs, crafts and more.


Pajama Time

Monthly on the second Monday

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pajama Time is our evening story time program that is perfect for families who cannot attend our day-time events. Children aged 0—5 enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, crafts & more, based on a special theme each month. For maximum fun, come dressed in your best PJ’s! We also serve cookies and milk. Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome!

Creative Crafternoon

Monthly on the second Saturday

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Creative Crafternoon is a free drop-in kids crafting program with Mr. D. We provide a craft or activity that participants can complete at their own pace. Walk-ins are welcome!



Monthly on the second Thursday

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Participants use LEGOs to build creations based on our theme or project. Participation in the club develops STEAM skills using creativity and guidance. Best of all, it’s lots of fun! Participation in this monthly program is intended for kids 6 – 12 and is FREE. Registration is appreciated but not required.


Family Movie Night

Monthly on the first Thursday

6:00 pm

On Family Movie Night, we screen a new release family film on the big screen. Families can bring their own pillows and blankets, or you can use our bean bags to get comfy and watch together. Complimentary drinks, snacks, and popcorn are provided!


Community Game Night

Monthly on the last Saturday

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Play board games for all ages at Community Game Night! We have a selection of games available for you to play or you can bring your own. Bring a friend, grab a game and play. Walk-ins are welcome all night long!


Annual Programs


Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday to Friday in February

Did you ever wonder what happens in the library at night? You can find out when we share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our first Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Drop off your stuffed animal by 6 pm on Thursday for their fun overnight adventure. Make them a name tag and tell us all about their favorite books, songs, snacks, and activities. Reunite with your friend at our special Stuffed Animal Sleepover story time on Friday, where we sing songs, hear stories, do a fun craft, and watch a slideshow of all the mischief your stuffed animals were up to during their night at the library!


Summer Learning Program

June – July

Our annual themed Summer Learning Program is our biggest event of the year! Join us for six weeks of programs and activities for kids aged 0-12. We also hold special programs throughout the summer for teens and adults. Visit our Summer Learning Program (link) page for more information.




Participants create their very own one-of-a-kind Frankentoys from pieces of donated toys and stuffed animals — and best of all, they’re your creepy (or adorable) creations to keep! We use sewing materials and hot glue to construct our little monsters, so this is a great opportunity to practice your hand stitching skills for everyone from newbies to experts.


Halloween Party


Join us for our free Halloween Party! This event is perfect for kids 10 and under. We share stories, games, activities, crafts and more during this exciting evening! Participants are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween Costumes for our annual costume parade.


Stories With Santa


Every year, Highland Community Library partners with the Keystone State Literacy Association Cambria County to offer a special holiday story time event including stories, activities, and a craft. We provide cookies and a visit from Santa, plus every child receives a free book, sponsored by the Keystone State Literacy Association Cambria County.

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Johnstown, PA 15904-2924

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