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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.
You can check out other dates for Scribble Time! and other programming at the Children’s Event Calendar at any time.
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Go to  our webpage, www.franklintwp.org, then click on “Newsletters” in the dark blue banner to the right of our logo.  A pop up window will appear, and “Happenings at FTPL” is the top selection.  After filling in your email and selecting the newsletters you’re interested in, click the dark blue “Subscribe” button at the bottom and you’re done!  If those were slightly confusing instructions, look at the graphics below.  Red arrows are next to the required fields.

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Have you met our utterly wonderful Children’s Librarians yet?  Not only do they love their work, they love their crafts – as you can see from their program room decorations!  Come in any time when the Library is open or come to one of their many great programs, like tonight’s Magic Tree House Night at 7pm.   Check out their calendar and  check out their fantastic programs which run all year.

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Happy Memorial Day!  It’s officially time to turn on the grill and start barbecuing!  We hope that whatever plans you have for this weekend are happy, safe, and entertaining.

If you’d like to know more about the history of the holiday, you can check out the holiday’s website here or check out our collection.

The Library is closed today in honor of the holiday.  We will be open tomorrow, Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 10 AM.

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