The Reading Connection is an activity program for kids ages 4 – 8 years with a parent or parents. Each month, a different letter of the alphabet is featured. We read stories that focus on that letter, develop reading comprehension skills by talking about the story, and then have fun together at six learning stations that feature a craft or activity to go with that letter. In these photos, we played with the letter “F” and made frog puppets, fingerprint fish, and played “Go Fish.”
Registration begins June 15th for
“Dig into Reading,” the 2013 NJ Statewide Summer Reading Program!
All ages are welcome – younger children may be read to by other family members.
How it works:
On or after June 15, register online or at the library.
Children and families read on their own time, wherever they are, whenever they like.
Read whatever you want, even comic books and magazines! Keep track of how much time you spend reading, and then log your reading time and books or other materials online.
When you reach a prize level, choose from the selection that appears on your screen, and then come to the library at your convenience to pick it up.
Everything you need will be revealed on June 15th!
There will be a full calendar of special events for children and families throughout the summer.
Questions? Call the Children’s Reference Desk at the Main Library: 732-873-8700 ext. 112
Julie Della Torre
Children listen attentively to Maria’s tale.
On Sunday, April 7, children and adults gathered to hear the tales of six different storytellers.
Here are some photos from our scrapbooking event on March 26, 2013. After some very basic instructions, the children made these lovely scrapbook pages with the help of their parents.
Watch the calendar online or in the library to see when the next Scrapbooking Family Crop will be!
The Family Crop is for children ages 5 and up.
Look also for details about the monthly Scrapbooking Club for Kids ages 7 through teens, usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month: A new technique is taught in each class.
Sunday, March 10 – Bring your lunch to the Family Matinee Cafe!
Celebrate the Irish with this Disney Family Movie that tells the tale of an Irish caretaker who manages to get three wishes from Brian, the King of the Leprechauns!
This movie received 4 1/2 stars from those who purchased it through Amazon.com. Why not bring the family and see if you agree? Register online and bring your ticket to the library community room, or sign up that day.
Daria will return with music and instruments from around the world for a special family concert on Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. Bring the kids and prepare to have fun making lots of LOUD music with Daria!
Get a sneak preview by visiting Daria’s website, where you can also learn to make some musical instruments:
All ages and abilities are welcome!
Parents must remain with the children at all times.
Please register online or at the Children’s Desk. Be sure to register everyone in your party, print your ticket, and bring it with you to the performance.
Parents and students are welcome to stop by and watch six chess students match wits with Mayor Brian Levine in a simultaneous chess tournament!
When: Sunday, February 3 @ 1:30 pm
Where: Children’s Program Room, Franklin Township Main Library
Mayor Levine will play all six students at the same time.
Parents and guests may come to watch but may not help or coach. The players have already been chosen and have attended a special practice session.
There will be a photo session afterward so that children can have their pictures taken with the mayor.
Children and families made 4 1/2 dozen snowflakes to honor the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School, and we hung them in the window of the Children’s Program Room to display during some winter-themed programs. After that, someone brought an additional 2 dozen made by kindergarten students in another town. We sent them all on their way to Connecticut.
All were so carefully crafted by the children. One of them had the entire alphabet written around different points of the paper snowflake. Some others had pieces of paper with pretty patterns cut to perfectly fit the lines that radiate from the snowflake’s center. Many were luminous with bright colors.
Thanks to all who participated in this special project!
The CT PTO is collecting snowflakes
to welcome the students of Sandy Hook
to their new school on January 12.
Ask for a snowflake at the Children’s Desk
and use the materials provided
in the Children’s Program Room to decorate it.
Hand it in at the Children’s Desk and we will send it.
All ages are welcome to make a snowflake!
Parents: It is up to you to decide what to tell your child about this activity.
You may simply say that you are decorating a snowflake for a needy child.
Please be mindful of other families in the room during your conversations.
Please note that, for safety, children younger than 11 years must be with an adult at all times while in the library.