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Main Library - black
Dennis Branch - orange
Dorothy Henry Branch - blue
Franklin Branch - green
Louise Childs Branch - purple
Sussex-Wantage Branch - red

Register for programs online and view programs for just one branch or one age group. 
NOTE:  Always register for every individual program, even if they are part of a series!
Remember - if you can't make it to a program, please call the library to cancel your registration so patrons on the waiting list can attend.

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Friday August 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Main Library - Parent/Child Play Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This program encourages parents/caregivers and their young children to play together and make new friends in a comfortable, community setting. The Community Room at Main Library is filled with toys and books. Youth Services Librarian, Diane Sebastian, is on hand to interact with the children and answer parent's questions about early childhood literacy, library resources, story hours and more.

This program is for children up to three years of age, but older siblings are also welcome. Registration begins July 18. When registering please indicate how many family members will be attending.

    Location: Main Library
        There are 22 spaces available.
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Main Library - Read-to-a-Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boomer, the golden retriever, is back this summer and will be patiently waiting in the Community Room at Main Library every Monday for children, ages 5-10, to come read him stories. 

Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. Boomer provides an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading.

Each child signs up for a specific time slot: 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 or 2:45. Registration is in person or over the phone by calling the Main Library at 973 948-3660. Register early, slots fill up quickly. Please arrive on time with a couple of books to read or early enough to pick out some library books.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Main Library - Silly Science with Miss Beverly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Beverly in the children's area at Main Library for some "silly science" fun. All ages welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Main Library - Gaming at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Community Room at Main Library is traditionally reserved the first Wednesday of each month as a place for gamers to meet up with friends and enjoy group play. We set up our Wii, board games, card games, Minecraft and more, and serve snacks.

This will be the last meeting for Gaming at the Library until next fall, but keep your eye on the calendar for the first meeting of our new Technology Club which will be taking over this time slot in October.

Gaming is for kids in grades 3 and up but siblings are also welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Main Library - Read-to-a-Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Each child signs up for a specific time slot:  3:45, 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30. Registration is underway and is in person or over the phone by calling the Main Library at 973 948-3660. Register early, slots fill up quickly.


Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Main Library - Lap Sit Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children six months through 2 years of age and their siblings are invited to the Main Library for 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays and more. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child participating in the program. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Main Library - Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers also encouraged to participate.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

Main Library

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Main Library - Read-to-a-Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Each child signs up for a specific time slot:  3:45, 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30. Registration is underway and is in person or over the phone by calling the Main Library at 973 948-3660. Register early, slots fill up quickly.


Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
anim_horse 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Main Library - American Girl Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The American Girl Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at both the Louise Childs (from 10:00-11:00) and Main Library (from 2:00-3:00). The September meetings will feature Samantha and we'll be making our own ice cream! The club geared to girls in grades 4-6 but all readers of the books are welcome

Please register beginning August 30 so that we can gather enough supplies. Register here for the program at Main Library.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_familytree 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Main Library - PJ Holiday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pack up the family and come to the children's room at Main Library for an evening story time about September holidays. Kids in PJs are welcome.

Space is limited. Please register beginning August 29. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Main Library - Lap Sit Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children six months through 2 years of age and their siblings are invited to the Main Library for 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays and more. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child participating in the program. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Main Library - Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers also encouraged to participate.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

Main Library

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
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anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Main Library - Read-to-a-Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Each child signs up for a specific time slot:  3:45, 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30. Registration is underway and is in person or over the phone by calling the Main Library at 973 948-3660. Register early, slots fill up quickly.


Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Main Library - LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

LEGO Club now meets at five locations. Each meeting provides an hour or more of LEGO building fun for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Longer meetings also include a theme and book talk for LEGO creation inspiration!

  • Dennis: 1st Monday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (no meeting in September)
  • Franklin: 4th Friday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (September 26)
  • Louise Childs: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00-5:15 p.m. (September 16)
  • Main Library: 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (today!)
  • Sussex-Wantage: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (September 10)

Register here beginning September 5 for LEGO Club at the Main Library.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Main Library - Lap Sit Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children six months through 2 years of age and their siblings are invited to the Main Library for 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays and more. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child participating in the program. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Main Library - Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers also encouraged to participate.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

Main Library

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Main Library - Read-to-a-Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Each child signs up for a specific time slot:  3:45, 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30. Registration is underway and is in person or over the phone by calling the Main Library at 973 948-3660. Register early, slots fill up quickly.


Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Main Library - R.E.A.D. Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Reading Excites Average Days (R.E.A.D.) Book Club for kids (ages 8-11) meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

R.E.A.D. began this summer and was so much fun we are continuing through the fall. New members are welcome. Registration is preferred but walk-ins will also be welcome. Registration begins September 13.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_white 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Main Library - Bedtime Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit that helps kids love math like playtime or dessert.

Kids in preschool through 3rd grade are invited to join us for a special story time featuring Bedtime Math ideas. This is a great program for parents too, helping you learn how to make math a fun part of everyday life.

If you cannot attend tonight's presentation at Main Library this program will also be held tomorrow at the Louise Child's branch and on Wednesday, October 8 at Sussex-Wantage. Registration is required for each date and begins September 15. Please register here for Main Library.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Main Library - Lap Sit Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children six months through 2 years of age and their siblings are invited to the Main Library for 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays and more. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child participating in the program. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Main Library - Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers also encouraged to participate.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

Main Library

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Main Library - Lap Sit Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children six months through 2 years of age and their siblings are invited to the Main Library for 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays and more. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child participating in the program. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Main Library - Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-6 and their siblings. Caregivers also encouraged to participate.

Registration begins August 25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please complete a separate form for each child. Walk-ins are welcome only if space allows.

Main Library

    Location: Main Library
    The registration period has not begun.
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