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Children's Events

Look what’s happening for kids at the Library this December! 

Registration is required where noted. Have questions or need to register? Stop by the Children’s Services desk, call 973-728-2823, or email Miss Theresa, In case of bad weather, please call the main Library number 973-728-2820 or visit the homepage of the Library’s website,, for cancelation and emergency closing information.


Wednesday, December 9—Books-n-Bricks  Age 4 and up. 1:15—2:15 p.m. 

Construction zone! Books-n-Bricks stacks a love of reading, with a love creativity. Miss Theresa reads a book that you pick from a variety of stories, then you choose an activity. Will you build with Legos or Magformers, or will you make a craft? We supply the materials, you build your own fun! Drop-in, no registration required.

Monday, December 14—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. 

Read to a therapy dog and gain confidence and reading fluency in a relaxed setting. This program is perfect for children who are reading or beginning to read on their own. Children must be in kindergarten or above to participate. Each child gets 15 minutes with the volunteer therapy dog. Registration required. 

Friday, December 18—Christmas Story Time and Craft  All ages. 10:30—11:15 a.m. or 4:30—5:15 p.m.

It's time for misteltoe, holly, and a storytime filled with cheer! Join us for songs, stories and a festive ornament craft sure to make your tree sparkle! Registration is required; please sign up for one session only. 

Monday, December 21—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. 

A simple plan for a Monday afternoon—grab a mat and let’s read! No structure; just you, Miss Theresa, and great stories! Simply Stories is also perfect to help you on your way to finish the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Don’t know about the challenge? Just ask, we’ll help you get started! Drop-in, no registration required. 

Tuesday, December 22—Music & Rhyme Time  Babies and kids. 5:15—5:45 p.m. 

Mother Goose on the flannel board, songs both old and new; meet all the friendly faces...and learn a rhyme or two! Join us for a joyous program for babies and kids through age 4. Families welcome!