Summer Reading Club - Children's Programs

Preschool

6 months -5 years (programs last 30 minutes)

 

Elementary

Grades K - 6 (programs last 1 hour)

Family

Fun for all ages (programs last 1 hour)

For programs that require registration and run on multiple weeks, be sure to register separately for each week.

Registration for each weekly program will begin two weeks in advance.

Preschool Programs

 
Weekly Digs
Children can stop in and dig for a small toy while supplies last.
Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 26 all day all libraries No registration required.
 
Drop In Crafts
Drop in to create a craft. Each week will feature a different craft in keeping with our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Club theme. All supplies will be provided. Crafts recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 26 all day Louise Childs Library No registration required.
Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 26 all day Main Library No registration required.
 
Craft Medley
Visit the Library and create a craft from our selection.  Supplies will be provided. Crafts will be available for ages 3 and up.
Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 5 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
Drop-In Coloring Pages
Stop in an let your imagination run wild with colors. We'll have all sorts of coloring pages available.
Monday, July 1 - Friday, August 2 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
Preschool Story Time
Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers are also encouraged to participate.
Tuesdays - July 2, 9, 16, 23 10:00-10:40am    Dennis Library Registration begins June 17.
Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00-10:40am    Main Library Registration begins June 17.
 
Wiggly Worm Craft
Stop in and create a Wiggly Worm in the Children's Room at  Dennis Branch during any open hours. For children entering PreK through 2nd grade.
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 all day Dennis Library No registration required.
 
Bird's Nest Craft
Create a Bird's Nest Craft.  Supplies will be provided. For ages 3 and up.
Monday, July 8 - Saturday, July 13 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
Let's Have a Pajamarama!
Join us for bedtime stories and a goodnight snack. Don't forget to wear your pj's.  For children entering PreK through 2nd grade. Space is limited to 20. Please complete a separate registration form for each child participating.
Monday, July 8 6:30-7:15pm Dennis Library Registration begins June 24.
 
Drop-In Crafts
Stop in anytime to make a flowers in a cup. Supplies provided to make projects for kids entering grades K-6.
Friday, July 12 10:00am - noon Sussex-Wantage Library No registration required.
 
Bouncing Bunnies!
Stop by the Children's Room during any open hours . This is part of our weekly drop in craft/activity series for children entering PreK through 3rd grade.
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 all day Dennis Library No registration required.
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
Dirt Cups and Digging Trucks
Stories, crafts and activities for children ages 3-7. Enjoy making your own snack - dirt cups!  This free program is sponsored by The Friends of the Sussex Wantage Library. Registration is limited to 20 children. Please complete a separate form for each child attending.
Friday, July 19 10:00 - 11:00am Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins July 1.
 
Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a list of things to "dig up" in the Children's Room at Dennis and follow the directions to find treasures in the library! Young children can work as a team with older siblings/caregivers. Come any time the branch is open July 22-27. For children entering PreK through 8th grade.
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 all day Dennis Library No registration required.
 
Drop-In Crafts
Stop by the Library during between 10 and noon. Children of all ages can enjoy a variety of crafts.
Friday, July 26 10:00 - noon Sussex-Wantage Library No registration required.
 

 
Summer Reading LEGO Games Club
Join us at the Sussex-Wantage Library for Hardyston Elementary teacher Holly Romahn's Lego Club. She will be offering challenging Lego games that test players' imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills while having fun with other Lego friends. Open to children entering grades 2 and up. Each weekly session is limited to 20 participants and requires a separate registration.
Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 25, & Aug. 1 10:00-11:00am Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins June 13.
 
Dinosaur LEGOs and Stories
Create stories with our LEGOs, we'll record them on one of our Flip cameras, and get them written down. We'll supply the LEGOs, you supply the ideas. Limited to 30 kids (20 @ Dennis) entering grades 4 - 6 and siblings.
Thursday, June 27 1:30 - 2:10pm Main Library Registration begins June 10.
Thursday, June 27 1:30 - 2:10pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins June 10.
Monday, July 1 1:30 - 2:10pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins June 10.
Wednesday, July 3 1:30 - 2:10pm Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins June 10.
Wednesday, July 3 1:30 - 2:10pm Dennis Library Registration begins June 10.
Friday, July 5 1:30 - 2:10pm Franklin Library Registration begins June 10.
 
Read-to-a-Dog
Children will be allowed a full 10 minutes one-on-one time to read aloud to Boomer, a certified therapy dog. The dogs provide an uncritical ear and they don't interrupt! Children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and love of reading. Registration is in person or over the phone. Register early. Slots fill up quickly. This program is recommended for children ages 5-10.

 
Mondays, July 1 - August 26  2:00 - 3:00pm Main Library Registration begins June 24.
 
Read-a-louds
Kids entering kindergarten through third grade are invited to Dig Into Reading as we enjoy a morning of stories, games and crafts. Younger and older siblings also welcome.
Wednesdays - July 3, 10, 17, 24 10:00-10:40am    Dennis Library Registration begins June 10.
Wednesdays - July 3, 10, 17, 24 10:00-10:40am Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins June 10.
Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00-10:40am    Franklin Library Registration begins June 10.
Thursdays -  June 27, July 11, 18, 25 10:00-10:40am Louise Childs Library Registration begins June 10.
Thursdays -  June 27, July 11, 18, 25 10:00-10:40am    Main Library Registration begins June 10.
Mondays -July 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-10:40am  Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins June 10.
 
Gaming at the Library
Our meeting room will be reserved for kids and teens to play games of all sorts. We'll set up our Wii, board games, card games, etc. Bring your own games or use ours. Free snacks provided. This program is geared to kids in grades 4 and up but siblings are welcome.

 
Wednesday, July 3 6:00 - 8:00pm Main Library No registration required.
 
Drop In Crafts
Make a craft of your choice. Supplies provided to make projects for kids entering grades K-6.

 
Friday, July 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30 - 11:30am Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
 
Game Competitions
Compete on our Wii, card games, board games, and more. Limited to 30 kids (20 @ Dennis) entering grades 4 - 6 and siblings
Monday, July 8 1:30 - 2:10pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins July 1.
Wednesday, July 10 1:30 - 2:10pm Dennis Library Registration begins July 1.
Thursday, July 11 1:30 - 2:10pm Main Library Registration begins July 1.
Wednesday, July 17 1:30 - 2:10pm Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins July 1.
Thursday, July 18 1:30 - 2:10pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins July 1.
Friday, July 19 1:30 - 2:10pm Franklin Library Registration begins July 1.
 
Watercolor Painting  
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the SCLS will be sponsoring art classes by local artist, Doris Schwint, throughout 2013. This class is for children ages 8 - 13.
Wednesday, July 10 1:00 - 2:45pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins June 21.
 
Pick a Craft or Two
We'll have a selection of craft kits at all age levels for you to choose from. Limited to 30 (20 @ Dennis) kids entering grades 4 - 6 and siblings

 
Wednesday, July 10 1:30 - 2:10pm Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins July 1.
Thursday, July 11 1:30 - 2:10pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins July 1.
Friday, July 12 1:30 - 2:10pm Franklin Library Registration begins July 1.
Monday, July 15 1:30 - 2:10pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins July 1.
Wednesday, July 17 1:30 - 2:10pm Dennis Library Registration begins July 1.
Thursday, July 18 1:30 - 2:10pm Main Library Registration begins July 1.
 

Rock Painting
Enjoy an evening of rock painting with expert, Sally Crabb.  For ages 6 - 12. All supplies provided. 

Thursday, July 11

6:30-7:30pm

Franklin Library

Registration begins June 26.

 
Pen and Ink Painting 
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the SCLS will be sponsoring art classes by local artist, Doris Schwint, throughout 2013. For children ages 8 - 13. Please register on-line as the classes are limited to 20 students.

 
Friday, July 12 10:00 - 11:45am Dennis Library Registration begins June 21.
 
Voyage to the Center of the Earth with Mad Science
Investigate the powerful process that shapes our planet. Each child will take home a Mad Science Experitube to create a sedimentary stacker to take home. For ages 6 - 10. Please register as space is limited to 20 children.

 
 
Read-to-a-Dog
Children will be allowed a full 10 minutes one-on-one time to read aloud to a certified therapy dog. The dogs provide an uncritical ear and they don't interrupt! Children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and love of reading. Registration is in person or over the phone. Register early. Slots fill up quickly. This program is recommended for children ages 5-10.

 
Tuesday, July 23 4:00 - 5:00pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins July 9.
 
Big Dig Diorama
Summer Reading Club participants 3 years' old up to entering 6th grade are invited to visit the Dorothy Henry Branch's Big Dig Diorama and get clues to dig for a prize.  Children may attend one Big Dig.
Tuesday, July 16 6:30 - 7:00pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
Thursday, July 18 10:00 - 10:30pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
Thursday, July 18 2:00 - 2:30pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
Thursday, July 25 10:00 - 10:30pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
Thursday, July 25 2:00 - 2:30pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
Tuesday, July 30 6:30 - 7:00pm Dorothy Henry Library No registration required.
 
STAR WARS LEGO CLUB SHOWCASE
We will be hosting a special event at our July LEGO Club meeting at the Main Library. Club members will be asked to bring in LEGO projects that they have completed at home to put on display for the public in our meeting room. The projects DO NOT need to have a Star Wars theme. We will be serving light refreshments and there will be some BIG STAR WARS SURPRISES! So bring your family, friends, and camera. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! For the entire family, limited to 100 participants.
July 20 10:00-11:30am Main Library Registration begins July 1.
 
Straw Flower Craft
Create a Straw Flower craft. Supplies will be provided. For all interested children.
 
 
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
T-shirt Decorating
You bring a t-shirt from home and we'll supply the fabric paint and markers. Please register so that we can plan on enough supplies. Limited to 30 kids (20 @ Dennis) entering grades 4 - 6 and siblings.

 
Monday, July 22 1:30 - 2:10pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins June 25.
Wednesday, July 24 1:30 - 2:10pm Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins June 25.
Wednesday, July 24 1:30 - 2:10pm Dennis Library Registration begins June 25.
Thursday, July 25 1:30 - 2:10pm Main Library Registration begins June 25.
Thursday, July 25 1:30 - 2:10pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins June 25.
Friday, July 26 1:30 - 2:10pm Franklin Library Registration begins June 25.
 
LEGO Night
Grab a friend and come spend an hour building with our wide assortment of LEGOs. For children entering Kindergarten and older. Space limited to 20. Please complete a separate form for each child participating. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.
  
Monday - July 22 6:30 - 7:30pm Dennis Library Registration begins July 8.
 
Library Scavenger Hunt
Test your library knowledge!  Answer all questions correctly to be entered into a raffle for a fun prize!  Open to grades K – 6. 
Thursday - July 25 all day Franklin Library No registration required.
 
 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Dig Into History
Join us as we dig into our local history. Alex Everitt from the Sussex County Historical Society will be here to share interesting stories and historical facts about Sussex County.  This is a family program but space is limited. Walk-ins will be welcome if space allows.
Monday, July 1 6:30-7:30pm Dennis Library Registration begins June 17.
 
Dig Into Movies
Relax with a movie at the Main Library.  Popcorn will be served.  This is a family program but space is limited to 50. Walk-ins will be welcome if space allows. Check the print summer programs for movie titles - they are excellent!
Tuesdays -July 2, 9 & 23 3:30-5:30pm Main Library Registration begins June 17.
 

New Jersey Rocks
With silly humor and a warm teaching style New Jersey author and photographer, Walter Choroszewski, entertains and educates young audiences about the great state of New Jersey. "Mr. C's" stories range from the beginning of time to today. This program is ideal for chldren 6-12 but the whole family is welcome to attend. Seating is limited. Be sure to indicate how many family members will be attending. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Saturday, July 13

11:00am - noon

Louise Childs Library

Registraton begins July 1.

Thursday, July 18 6:30 - 7:30pm Franklin Library Registration begins
Tuesday, July 23 6:30 - 7:30pm Dorothy Henry Library Registration begins July 1.
 
Touch-a-Truck
Come to the parking lot any time between 11:00 a.m.and noon to get up close and personal with trucks of all kinds. Climb in the driver's seat and blow the horn! Lots of fun for the entire family. Rain or shine! Don't forget your camera.
Monday, July 15 11:00am - noon Louise Childs Library No registration required.
Tuesday, July 16 11:00am - noon Sussex-Wantage Library No registration required.
 
Great Scott Magic Show
The Great Scott Magic Show features live animals, lots of audience participation and guaranteed fun for the whole family. Children should be at least 3 years old. Space is limited. Please indicate the number of family members attending on your registration form.
For the Dennis Library, in case of bad weather the event will be held at the Main Library.
Tuesday, July 16 7:00-7:45pm Main Library Registration begins July 1.
Monday, July 29 6:30 - 7:15pm Dennis Library Registration begins July 1.
Tuesday, July 30 2:00 - 2:45pm Louise Childs Library Registration begins July 1.
 
Singing Sam & Jigs
Join in for uplifting, interactive music fun for the whole family.  Space is limited. Please register beginning July 1st and be sure to indicate the number of family members attending.
Wednesday, July 17 7:00-8:00pm Sussex-Wantage Library Registration begins July 1.