Kids

News and Coming Programs

Click on the "Programs" button up above to register for these programs.

Click on the "flikr" button (bottom/left on home page)

for photos of past programs.

 

Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, November 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Our theme this month is Technology and Architecture.  We'll have new CoLAR coloring pages, a Connectx box, structure building for all ages, DIY marble mazes, computer dissection, and more. 

6:00 PM Teen Build Night on Friday, November 21 - DODOcase experimenting!

For all ages through adult.   Come and go as you like.

No registration required.

   

R. E. A. D. Book Club @ the Main Library

November 22 - Lightning Thief by Rick Riorden

December 27 - Book to be announced.

Fourth Saturday of each month at 2 PMfor kids ages 8 - 11 only.

The R. E. A. D. (Reading Excites Average Days) Book Club started in the summer and it wants to keep going!  Activities, friendship, great books and of course - fun!

Please register beginning two weeks before each date so that we will have enough supplies.

   

2nd Annual Mock Caldecott Medal Design Contest

Pick up a form at your library now and submit your design by November 19 (date has been extended past November 15).

Winners will be announced at a "Red Carpet Event" in January (date to be announced).

Kids in grades kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to enter.  Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places.

   

The Mock Caldecott Medal Election is back!

Click on the link below and vote for the picture book that you think should win the 2015 Caldecott Medal.  The winner will be announced at a Red Carpet event in January (date to be announced).  Voting begins now and runs through December 2014.

Mock Caldecott Survey Monkey

   

Lap Sit Programs

10:00 AM

For kids ages 6 mos. through age 2 and a caregiver.

Baby's Body

Head - Hands - Tummy - Feet - Legs

Thursdays, (closed on 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18 at the Main Library

Mondays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Wednesdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Branch

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Preschool Story Times

1:30 PM

Stories, songs, and activities.

For children ages 3 through 6 (not in kindergarten) and a caregiver.

Community Helpers  - Squirrels - Friends - Bears Hibernate - Snow

Mondays, November 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Br.

Wednesdays, November 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Br.

Thursdays, Nov. 20 (closed on 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18, at the Main Library

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Make a Marble Maze

Folded Book Making

LEGO FUN

Young Makers Group for grades K - 6!

Let's make things do stuff!  Work on one project for several weeks or pick a different project each week.

Tuesday, December 2 at the Main Library at 4:00 PM

Mondays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Br. at 4:00 PM

Wednesdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Br. at 3:30 PM

Registration not required.

   

Read to a Dog

For kids ages 5 - 10.

Louise Childs Branch - Tues., November 25.

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 mins. session: 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 PM.


Dennis Branch - Mondays,  Nov. 24, Dec. 29 with Service Dogs Odin and/or Victor

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 min. session: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 or 6:45 PM


Franklin Branch - Tuesday, December?

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 min. session: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00 or 4:15 PM.  Registration begins 4.


Main Library - Tuesday, December 9

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 min. session: 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15 PM

   
   

Garden State Children's Book Awards

Kids!  Vote for your favorites.  Let your voice be heard!

Go to Vote for GSCBA to see the nominees and voting details.

Deadline to vote is January 1, 2015.

   

LEGO Clubs

For kids in grades kindergarten and up.

We'll be featuring a building challenge for older kids.

Louise Childs Branch: Third Tuesday of each month:  December 16 at 4 PM.

NEW! Franklin Branch: Fourth Friday of each month: December 26 at 3:30 PM.  NOT MEETING IN NOVEMBER.

Dennis Branch: First Monday of each month: December 1 at 4:00 PM

Sussex-Wantage Branch: Second Wednesday of each month: December 10 at 5 PM.

Main Library: Third Saturday of each month: December 20 at 10 AM.

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Little Ballet Dancers @ the Main Library

for children ages 5 - 8

4:30 to 5:00 PM

Monday, November 24

 Newton High School student, Kyla Izquirdo has returned offering six free basic ballet lessons to kids ages 5 - 8.   There will be a mini-recital at the last class.

Students should wear comfortable, but not loose, clothing.  PLEASE register for each class separately, two weeks before each date as each class is limited to 12 students.

   

November PM Holiday Story Times with Bedtime Math

Geared for kids ages preschool through grade 3 but entire families are welcome.  Come in PJs or not!

Main Library:  Monday, November 24, December 15 at 6:30 PM

Dorothy Henry Branch: Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 PM

Registration required two weeks before each program

   

Technology Club

First Wednesday of each month at the Main Library -December 3.

4 to 5:30 PM

Second Monday of each month at the Louise Childs Branch - December 8.

3:30 - 4:30 PM

For kids in grades 4 and up.

Each month we'll introduce you to a new software or app and let you loose to explore or play Minecraft, Wii, Scratch 2.0, etc.

Bring your laptop or tablet.  Our number of laptops is limited.

No registration needed for this meeting.

   

 American Girl Clubs @ Louise Childs Branch and Main Library
Saturday, December 13

Geared to kids in grades 4 - 6 but all AG fans are welcome.

at 10 - 11:45 AM at the Louise Childs Branch

at 2 - 3:45 PM at the Main Library

Saturday, December 13 we'll have a Holiday Party, make folded books, and decorate sugar cookies. Bring yourself and your doll dressed up for the holidays!

PLEASE REGISTER!

January 10 will feature Kaya

   

Make a 3D Snowflake @ the Dennis Branch

Monday, December 1 at 4:00 PM AND

Monday, December 8 at 6:00 PM

Stop by and learn how to make a beautiful 3D snowflake! Take it home with you or leave it at the library to help us decorate for the winter. For all ages (small children will need some adult supervision).

Registration not required.

   

 

December PM Holiday Story Times with Bedtime Math

Geared for kids ages preschool through grade 3 but entire families are welcome.  Come in PJs or not!

Main Library:  Monday, December 15 at 6:30 PM

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 PM

Dennis Branch: Monday, December 22 at 6:30 PM

Registration required two weeks before each program

   

Parent / Child Play Date @ Main Library

Fridays, December 5, 12, 19, 26

10:00 AM

A program where parent and child can work and play together, while meeting new friends. For children ages 6 mos. through age 5.

Registration begins November 14.

   

Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, December 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Our theme this month is Gifts. Make gifts out of wood, computer parts, paper and more!

For all ages through adult.   Come and go as you like.

No registration required.

   

I Love Yoga! @ the Main Library

3:30 PM

Saturday, December 27

AND

Monday, December 28

Yoda instructor, Tima Romano, will use the children's book "I Love Yoga!" by Mary Kaye Chryssicas to introduce children ages 4 - 7 to the fun of yoga.  Students should bring water and a mat (if you have one.)  Class size is limited to 12 students so PLEASE register beginning December 13.

   

Gun Safety Program @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Monday, December 29 at 1:30 PM

Ms. Jenise will bring an Eddie Eagle video and activities for children in grades K - 4.

Please register beginning December 15.

   

New Year's Parties! @ 3 libraries

For kids in grades K - 6.

All on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 1:30 PM

Dennis Branch with Ms. Jenise

Dorothy Henry Br. with Ms. Beverly

E. Louise Childs Branch with Ms. Diane

PLEASE REGISTER BEGINNING DECEMBER 15 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 27!