Kids

PLEASE!  If your register for a program and can not attend, remove your name so that another child may attend.

Register and see details for kids programs at the "Programs" tab above. 

Fizz!  Boom! Read!  Summer Reading Club

registration now in progress.

Want to know what's happening at your branch? Go to "Programs" tab above and search your branch only.

Click on the "flikr" button (bottom-left on home page) to see photos of past programs.

 

News and Coming Programs

Programs are listed in chronological order.

 

  Fizz! Boom!  Read Summer Reading Club 

Registeration by phone, in person, or online at the link below for preschoolers:

https://nj.evanced.info/sussexcounty/sr/homepage.asp

or the link below for grades K - 6:

https://nj.evanced.info/sussexcounty/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=10

Stop by your library to pick up your log and bag.  Earn small prizes each week and earn raffle tickets by reading and entering the raffle for a collection of cool prizes.

 

 

 


 

 

   

Kids!  Find Ms. Frizzle! at all our libraries. 

Each week Ms. Frizzle will be hiding somewhere in the library.  Find her, tell a staff member, and get a sticker!

July 21 - August 9

 

 


 

 

FIZZ!  BOOM!  READ!

Bubbles!

 

Peep and the Big Wide World @ all libraries

10:00 AM

For kids ages 6 mos. through age 5 (not entering kindergarten) and siblings.

PLEASE REGISTER as space is limited to 20 children.

A short video by the award winning preschool science program will be shown, followed by a related science activity.

Take home a free prize each week.

Mondays, July 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Tuesdays, July 29 at the Dennis Branch

Wednesdays, July 30 at the Dorothy Henry Branch

Thursdays, July 31 at the Main Library

Thursdays, July 31 at the Louise Childs Branch

Fridays,  August 1 at the Franklin Branch

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

GROSSOLOGY:  MAKE GOOEY GUNK

 

 

Due to popular demand, the limits have been extended for the Main Library and the Sussex-Wantage and Dorothy Henry Branches!

Fizz!  Boom! Workshops @ all libraries

1:30 PM

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 3 and siblings.

PLEASE REGISTER two weeks before as space is limited. 

Be a Mad Scientist! mixing concoctions, running experiments, technology, and more!

Mondays, July 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch -  limited to 40 children

Tuesdays, July 29 at the Dennis Branch - limited to 20 children

Wednesdays, July 30 at the Dorothy Henry Branch - limited to 35 children

Thursdays, July 31 at the Main Library - limited to 40 children

Thursdays, July 31 at the Louise Childs Branch - limited to 20 children

Fridays,  August 1 at the Franklin Branch - limited to 20 children

 

 


 

 

 

 

DIGITAL TABLET and MINI-COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

GROSSOLOGY:  MAKE SLIME and FAKE WOUNDS

Library Lab Workshops @ all libraries

3:30 PM

For kids entering grade 4 through grade 6 and siblings.

PLEASE REGISTER two weeks before as space is limited to 20 children.

Be a Mad Scientist! mixing concoctions, running experiments, technology, and more - for older kids!

Mondays, July 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Tuesdays, July 29 at the Dennis Branch

Wednesdays, July 30 at the Dorothy Henry Branch

Thursdays, July 31 at the Main Library

Thursdays, July 31 at the Louise Childs Branch

Fridays, August 1 at the Franklin Branch

 

 


 

 

Batman Day @ the Main Library

Saturday, July 26 at10:00 AM

A program for the entire family!

Celebrate 75 years of Batman!

Test your knowledge of
Batman and your Bat-skills.

Lots of giveaways donated by Pyramid Comics of Sparta and Dragon's Lair Comics of Newton including adult graphic novels, comic books, posters, and more!

No registration needed.

 

 


 

 

Magic School Bus Movie Marathon @ the Main Library

Saturday, July 26 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Get photo with Ms. Frizzle (Our Ms. Beverly).

A program for the entire family!  Come and go as you wish. 

Light snacks will be served. 

No registration necessary.

 

 


 

 

No Strings A Capella @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, July 27 at 3:00 PM

For adults and children in middle school and older.

No registration required.

This vocal group will perform popular, jazz, and classical music.  Refreshments to follow.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dorothy Henry Library.

 

 


 

 

Read to a Dog

@ 3 libraries

For children ages 5 - 10

Main Library:

Mondays, July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 with Boomer.

Sign up for 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, or 2:45 PM

Please register online, in person, or by phone.

Franklin Branch:  Tuesdays, August 19, September 16  with Lila and Zachary

Sign up for 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, or 4:45 PM

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesday,  August

Sign up for 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, or 4:45 PM.

 

 


 

 

Sci - Fi Movie Family Fun

@ the Main Library

Tuesday, July 29 @ 3:00 PM

We'll be showing a film and serving popcorn!

Rated PG - 13  126 minutes long.

On July 29, come and see a live action film about a human who becomes an avator in order save a world.

PLEASE REGISTER! beginning June 30.

 

 


 

 

From Hornbook to Digital Tablet @ all libraries

Join us for a fun trip through time as we discover alphabet books through the ages.  You’ll be making a “hornbook” to take home, too!  The entire family is invited. 

Please register online, in person, or by phone.

Registration begins June 30.

Wednesday, July 30 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch at 6:30 PM

Friday, August 8 at the Franklin Branch at 3:30 PM

 

 


 

 

Parent / Child Playdates @ the Main Library

Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10 AM

A program where parent and child can work and play together and meet new friends.  For infants to age 5 and siblings.

  Registration begins July 18.

 

 


 

 

Rampage! @ the Franklin Branch

August 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For ages 8 and up.

Limited to 8 for Rampage so PLEASE REGISTER!

A three dimensional board game of strategy and addictive fun! In Rampage, up to 4 players each take control of
a monster trying to destroy Meeple City in a quest to satisfy their hunger with some tasty meeples.

Sponsored by Mark Miladinovich of MarkoramaGames.com, local store owner and Franklin resident will instruct you on how to play the Game of Rampage.

Many more games with popular themes can be explored for future interest.

 

 


 

 

Now 4 LEGO Clubs

Dennis Branch

First Monday of each month  (August 4) at 3 PM.

Sussex-Wantage Branch

Second Wednesday of each month (August 13 at 5 PM Fire house theme).

Louise Childs Branch

Third Tuesday of each month (August 19- Science theme) at 4 PM

 Main Library

Third Saturday of each month (August 23 Free choice build) at 10 AM

For kids in grades Kindergarten and above.

Registration begins two weeks

before each session.

 

 


 

 

 

Library Story Time @ the Fair

Tuesday, August 5 is Children’s Day at the Fair and your library will be there in the morning with a story time and activities with Ms. Diane. 

 

The theme will be “Helping Hands – Close to Home.”  Check the Fair schedule for the exact time.

 

 

 


 

 

Silly Science with Ms. Beverly @ the Main Library

Drop by on Tuesday, August 5 at 3:30 PM for some science fun!

Geared to kids entering kindergarten through Gr. 3.

No registration necessary.

 

 


 

 

Lap Sit Programs in August

Stories, songs, and activities for children ages 6 mos. through age 2.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate.  The program runs about 30 minutes.

All sessions are at 10:00 AM

Registration begins July 22 and is limited to 30 participants.

 Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Dennis Branch

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Louise Childs Branch

 Fridays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Franklin Branch

 

 


 

 

Preschool Story Times in August

 Stories, songs, and activities for children ages three to 6 (not in kindergarten).   Caregivers are encouraged to participate.  The program runs about 40 minutes.

All sessions are at 1:30 PM

Registration begins July 22 and is limited to 30 participants.

 Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Dennis Branch

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Louise Childs Branch

 Fridays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Franklin Branch
 

 

 


 

 

Silly Science 

Come have some “Silly Science” fun before the summer is over! 

For kids in grades 4 – 6 and siblings. 

Please register so that we will have enough supplies.  Registration begins July 22.

 

3:30 - 4:30 PM at the following branches: 


Dennis Branch: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Louise Childs Branch: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Franklin Branch:  Fridays, August 15, 22, 29 (only three sessions)

 

 


 

 

Gaming @ the Main Library

Wii, Minecraft, board and card games.

First Wednesday of each month (August 6).

NEW TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

For kids in grade 3 through family.

No registration needed.

 

 


 

 

Now 2 American Girl Clubs

with Ms. Jenise

@  Louise Childs Branch and Main Library

For kids in grades 4 - 6 but all AG readers are welcome.

The second Saturday of each month: August 9.

Featuring Felicity with a reader's theater piece, "Tea with Felicity" and an intro to hand sewing.

 Louise Childs Branch at 10 AM

Main Library at 2 PM

PLEASE REGISTER SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES.

 

 


 

 

Bubble Trouble @ all 6 libraries!

We are closing our 2014 Summer Reading Celebratin with a POP!  Bubble Trouble is an interactive bubble show mixing comedy, music, and magic, presented by Jeff Boyer.  Fun for the entire family. 

Registration begins July 27

Monday, August 11 @ 10:30 AM at the Louise Childs Branch (limited to 75)

Wednesday, August 13 @ 11:30 AM AND 1:00 PM at the Dennis Branch (limited to 30 each)

Wednesday, August 13 @ 4:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch (limited to 100)

Wednesday, August 13 @ 7:00 PM at the Main Library (limited to 50)

Thursday, August 14 @ 10:30 AM at the Dorothty Henry Branch (limited to 50, please carpool)

Thursday, August 14 @ 1:30 PM at the Franklin Branch (limited to 50)

 

 


 

 

3 Minecraft Clubs  

Meet other "Minecraft minded" teens and pre-teens at two locations!  Bring your lap-top or other device. 

From 3:30 to 4 45 PM

Monday, August 11 at the E. Louise Childs Branch for grades 5 and up.

Friday, August 15 at the Main Library for grades 6 and up

Wednesday, August 27 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up.

Please register.

 

 


 

 

Silly Science: Magnetic Silly Putty @ the Main Library

Monday, August 11 from 7 - 8 PM

Let’s keep the science fun going!  Kids entering grades 6 – high school are invited to help us make “magnetic silly putty.”

 

 Please register beginning July 28.

 

 


 

 

PJ Holiday Story Times

An evening story time featuring books about Silly August Holidays that runs about 30 mins. Wear your PJs for evening programs - or not!  Geared to kids in preschool through grade 3 but the entire family is welcome. Registration begins August 4.

Franklin: NOT HAVING ONE IN AUGUST

Main: Monday, August 18 at 6:30 PM

Louise Childs: Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 PM

Dennis: Monday, August 25 at 6:30 PM

Dorothy Henry: Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30 PM

Sussex-Wantage: Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 PM

 

 


 

 

YA Book Talk @ the Franklin Branch

Tuesday, August 19 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM

For ages 11 - 14.

A lively discussion to be held about the book, Define Normal, by Julie Anne Peters. A thoughtful look at two young girls, a "punk" and a "priss" in peer-counseling who find things in common. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is in progress.

 

 


 

 

Life-Size Chutes and Ladders @ the Louise Childs and Sussex-Wantage Branches

Saturday, August 23

For kids entering kindergarten - grade 3.

10:00 AM at the Louise Childs Branch

2:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Limited to 12 participants so PLEASE REGISTER!