Author Visit: John Poniske Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Author Visit: John Poniske Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Tuesday January 24th, 2023 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Local author John Poniske visits the library to present a chapter reading from his new book Fire-Eaters (book 2 in his Snakebit Series).
The series tells the story of a family living in the region during the Civil War.
Signed copies of the books will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.
Storywalk Sundays, November – The Institute

Storywalk Sundays, November – The Institute

Sunday November 13th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park changes monthly, and a special story event accompanies each one on the second Sunday of each month.
This month’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to prepare for a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration.
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home.
The featured storybook for November is “I Am Thankful,” by Sheri Wall.
This rhyming storybook follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back.
Kids learn how to be thankful for the people and world around them.
Beautiful and colorful illustrations show diverse families and exciting Thanksgiving adventures, underscoring the meaning of giving and sharing.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by November 10.
To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Pine Hill Recreation Area
StoryWalk® Sundays – June 2022

StoryWalk® Sundays – June 2022

Sunday June 12th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in June.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
June’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate the lazy, crazy days of summer!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
June’s storybook is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner, a perfect choice as the days get longer and summer is finally here.
“A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. 
From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season.
Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.”
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by June 6.
To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3:00 PM
All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Stay tuned for future StoryWalk® Sundays!   
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
StoryWalk Sundays, The Institute

StoryWalk Sundays, The Institute

Sunday December 12th, 2021 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Read, Walk, Talk – Plus a Campfire and S’mores – All Outside Together!
Guided walk on the StoryWalk Trail
Fun Craft project to make and take home
Campfire with hot chocolate and s’mores!
Limit, 20 Children.  All ages (families) are welcome but the program is geared for preschool and elementary ages.
The event is FREE, but you must pre-register by December 9th. Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to sign up.
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3:00 PM
IMPORTANT:
  • COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.
  • We require that everyone have a mask with them.
  • Mask use will be encouraged when in a close group setting when appropriate distancing isn’t possible.
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines when possible.
  • If you are sick, have been sick within the past two weeks or been around anyone else that is sick, please stay home.
Downtown Window Storywalk, Waynesboro

Downtown Window Storywalk, Waynesboro

Saturday June 26th, 2021 * 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Walk along Main Street in Waynesboro as you read a story in shop windows!
Free Make & Take Activities!
Plus! The first 200 kids get a Free book at the end of the walk (at Warner’s Old Fashioned Soda Shoppe) and other participating downtown businesses
…walks can be done any time.