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PROGRAMS

In person registration is required for all programs

STORY TIME

            Children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years can attend this half-hour program of stories, songs, and fingerplays.  Due to space limitations the child must be able to attend without his or her parent. 

 

TODDLER TIME

            This half hour program is designed for the child 2 to 3 1/2 years of age and his or her parent to attend together.  Children and their parent or guardian will share stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.Toddler Time

 

BABY ROCK 'N' RHYME

           Children 12 to 24 months and their parents can participate in this 20 minute program of songs, rhymes, and shared books.

 

LIBRARY TOURS

            Teachers of nursery schools, group leaders of the scouts, parents of home schoolers, and organizations can contact the children's librarians to arrange a specific program for their group.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

            This eight week program encourages children to read for pleasure during the summer.  Children preschool through grade 12 can participate.  Each participant is given a reading record to list the titles of books that they have selected from the library  to read at home during the eight week period. Please contact the Library at 609-581-4060 for more information.

KID PICKS AND BOOK CHAT

            This summer, tell us about the books YOU are reading!  Kid Picks is for boys and girls going into 3rd and 4th grade and Book Chat is for boys and girls entering 5th and 6th grade.  Along with sharing your book, you will hear what others are reading.  Don’t forget to bring your book along! 

BOOKSWAPS

            The library sets aside several days during the summer for children to exchange their personal copies of books.  Just bring in your books that you've outgrown or grown tired of (good condition and quality, please) to the library anytime and receive a coupon specifying how many books you've brought.  Then return to the library with your coupon on the specified bookswap dates to select from the other books brought in for the exchange.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

             Come to the library for an evening of fun and games. All ages welcome. Games provided or bring your own.

CRAFTS

            Several craft programs are offered during the summer months in conjunction with the theme of the summer reading program.  Children ages 5 and up can register for these programs and will be given a list of supplies and a variety of suggested materials to bring from home to make their projects truly unique.

 

STORYTELLING WITH PUPPETS

            Children ages 8 and up will create simple stick puppets and read aloud from scripted puppet plays in preparation for a final performance to be viewed by parents, siblings and friends.

 

READER'S THEATER

            This creative dramatics program is geared for children ages 8 and up.  They participate in warm-up exercises, work on stage directions, and read play scripts aloud as a group.  Once roles are chosen and the play is practiced with simple props and costumes, it is then presented to a small audience of family and friends.

 

 

SUMMER STORYTIME AND TODDLER TIME

During the summer, Toddler Time programs are offered for 2 and 3 year old children with a caregiver, and Storytime programs are offered for children ages 4-7.  Children will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays while attending these half-hour sessions. 

 

FAMILY STORYTIME

            This program is designed for the entire family to enjoy together.  Listen to silly stories and folk tales from around the world, and then create a simple theme-related craft to take home.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

               The Children's Department offers several performances for the whole family at various times of the year.  Audiences are treated to programs featuring a variety of professional performers, such as storytellers, magicians, musicians, creative dramatics, puppeteers, mimes, and authors.