This year the summer reading theme is Build a Better World! In the children’s room we hope to connect you to your community and friends through one of our many programs! Please note where *registration is required. To register stop by the Library or call the Children’s Services desk @ 973-728-2823. All programs are free. Enjoy!
Monday, July 17 – Peace Project All Day Event/Continuing Activity/All Ages – Children’s Room
Be a part of our Peace Project by coloring a peace sign to be displayed in the Children’s Room. Then, we ask you share the peace – take a peace sign and give it to someone you know, ask them to color it and bring it back to the Children’s Room! Then we’ll ask them to do the same, thus sharing the peace within our community!
Tuesday, July 18 – Building Blocks 3 Sessions: Session 1 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Session 2 @ 2:30 – 4 p.m. or Session 3 @ 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Children’s Room
Stop in the Children’s Room during one of our sessions times listed above and build with the family! There will be blocks or Lego bricks for all ages to use, from our babies to our big kids!
Wednesday, July 19 – Family Game Night 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Children’s Room
Come out to the Library for Family Game Night and play classic games like Uno, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land and Chess or Checkers.
Thursday, July 20 – Sciencetellers: Pirates Lost at Sea 3:00 p.m./Ages 4 and up; families welcome – Meeting Rooms 6&7 – *Registration Required
Ahoy! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea!
Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!
Monday, July 24 – Perler Bead Creations 2 Sessions: Session 1 @ 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. or Session 2 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m./Ages 5 and up – Children’s Room – *Registration Required
Create a Perler bead craft of your own design, or follow one of our patterns!
Tuesday, July 25 – Lilypad Leap 10:30 a.m./Ages 0-5 – Meeting Rooms 6&7 – *Registration Required
Join Miss Lauren for a morning of froggy fun! There will be stories, songs, and activities for our littlest tadpoles!
Wednesday, July 26 – Stamping Fun! 3 Sessions: Session 1 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Session 2 @ 2:30 – 4 p.m. or Session 3 @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Stop in the Children’s Room during one of our sessions times listed above for some stamping fun! We have stamps for all ages to chose from, even the little ones!
Thursday, July 27 – Eyes of the Wild: A Better World Naturally 3:00 – 4:00 p.m./Ages 3 and up; families welcome – Meeting Room 6&7 – *Registration Required
Join Eyes of the Wild and their amazing rescued animals! This program will discuss ways in which animals help build a better world, and success stories of how we are working toward a future that can include every living thing!
Saturday, July 29 – Friendship Bracelets – 3:00 p.m./Ages 6 and up – Children’s Room
Stop in the Children’s Room to learn how to make a basic friendship bracelet. Make one for a friend, or bring friends along and do a friendship bracelet exchange!
Monday, July 31 – Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m./Ages 7-14 – Children’s Room – *Registration Required
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone and we’re celebrating with potions, crafts, and do-it-yourself treats! Come as a witch, wizard, or muggle…the choice is yours!
Tuesday, August 1 – Domino Race Challenge – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m./Ages 6 and up – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Take the domino challenge to see how long a track you can build, and how fast the dominoes fall!
Wednesday, August 2 – Sand Art – 3 Sessions: Session 1 @ 11:00 a.m. or Session 2 @ 3:30 p.m. or Session 3 @ 6:30 p.m./Ages 3 and up – Children’s Room – *Registration Required
Don’t worry be happy! Fill a smiley face necklace with a rainbow of color sand and wear your smile with pride!
Thursday, August 3 – Art Kids: Visions of Peace – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./Ages 6 and up – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Learn about different symbols from around the world that stand for peace, and create an original artwork design using peace as a theme.
Monday, August 7 – Book Bingo – 11:00 a.m./Ages 2 and up – Children’s Room
Stop in with the little ones for a friendly game of book bingo with some of your favorite characters!
Monday, August 7 – Family Bingo – 6:30 p.m./Ages 7 and up – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Join us for an evening of straight across, up & down, diagonal, full cards, and all the things you love about a traditional bingo game…including prizes!
Tuesday, August 8 – Sunshine Stories 10:30 – 11:15 a.m./Ages 0-5 – Meeting Rooms 6&7 – *Registration Required
Join Miss Lauren for a morning of stories, songs, and activities for the little ones while we celebrate the sunshine in these wonderful hazy, lazy, crazy…dog days of summer!
Wednesday, August 9 – Battle-Bots 2 Sessions: Session 1 @ 4:00 p.m. or Session 2 @ 5:00 p.m. /Ages 7 and up – Meeting Rooms 6&7 – *Registration Required
Construct a Battle-Bot from Robotix modular pieces and participate in a robot tug-o’ war!
Thursday, August 10 – Art Kids: Build a Better World – BIG EVENT! – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. /Ages 6 and up – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Students will learn all about Engineering, Architecture and the 7 Wonders of the World during this special workshop designed for the summer reading theme! Students will get to design, build and test an earthquake proof building, create a House of Cards and design simple machines.
Friday, August 11 – The Magic of Sharks! – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m./All Ages – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Help magician Steve Woyce make the magic happen while learning amazing shark facts during this high-energy comedy magic show!
Monday, August 14 – Marshmallow Structures – 6:00 -7:30 p.m./Ages 5 and up – Children’s Room *Registration Required
Let’s see who can build the strongest tower using marshmallows and a variety of objects to connect them.
Wednesday, August 16 – Ice cream Bookmarks – 6:00 -7:30 p.m./Ages 5 and up – Children’s Room
Hold your space with a corner bookmark that looks just like an ice cream cone! It’s fun to make and looks delicious!