We are very please to have the Nature Tracker’s Club exhibit in our main entrance display in the lobby! This club is a group of 7-13 year olds who learn about endangered animals in a creative environment. One of the involved children was very enthusiastic about not only the project but getting to express herself creatively. If you’re interested in the type of things they do, please check out their website. Don’t forget to check out their exhibit the next time they come in!
Congratulations to our Children’s Department, which won the New Jersey State Library’s Best Practices in Early Literacy Program Award for our Scribble Time program! We’re very proud of their accomplishment!
Our next Scribble Time! program is Monday June 16, 11-11:30 am. If you’re interested in coming, you must register. You can do so here.
Scribble Time! is a first introduction to crayons, paint, and glue, along with a story and a rhyme or two. This program is more about the experience than the product: Children will enjoy using the materials provided even though it may not result in something to hang on the refrigerator at home. As an added benefit, they will increase vocabulary as we talk about these creative experiences. Parents and children should plan to wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.
This is a new program for children ages 1 to 3 years accompanied by a parent.
Please register CHILD ONLY so we can plan enough materials and space.
Registration begins two weeks before the program date.
The same project is offered on both dates each month. Please plan to attend only one.
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Have you checked our our new Summer at the Library page?
It’s your go-to source for summer reading lists by grade, our summer reading program where you can win great prizes, and our summer concert series! Go watch a video of the band playing, register for the concerts of your choice, sign up and log your summer reading (Starting June 15th, get ready!) for kids, teen and adults, and check out this year’s summer reading titles and place holds all from one convenient location.
A link is also below the Events/News/What to Read tabs on our homepage!
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Father’s Day is around the corner. Do you have a plan to celebrate? Maybe you’ll make breakfast with your kid(s) that morning. We have lots of great children’s cookbooks, so you can find lots of easy, kid-friendly recipes. Check out the call number E 641 in the Children’s Room, our selection covers two shelves! We also have plenty of craft books if your kids want to make something special, explore the E 745.5 section. Let a librarian know if you need help.
Whatever you do, don’t forget that replicating what Dad did for Mom is fair game.
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Are you entering 1st-4th grade and can read independently? It’s time to apply to be a Summer Reading Buddy! The program is very nearly full, so get your application in fast.
This 6-week program takes place Monday evenings, at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th). Reading Buddies is a social program that promotes literacy through paired reading. Teens earn volunteer credit by helping young readers develop confidence in their reading and comprehension skills. Paired one hour reading sessions allow teens the opportunity to become mentors, and young readers the chance to make new friends while reading.
Please visit the Reading Buddies page for more information.
Applications are available now (please find on the Reading Buddies webpage above). Space is limited, and the deadline for all applications is Thursday, June 12, 2014! Teens are accepted on a first come, first serve basis so get your application in early!
Find out more about our teen programs and events at our Teen Page!
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