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Special thanks to our wonderful Friends of the Library for generously supporting our Youth Services Department and sponsoring so many of our children's programs. THANK YOU! 

Read to a Dog! Photos

We had so much fun at our October session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Rusty, Turner, and Clover (pictured below!) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from October? Please click here or on Clover's picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!

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Are you subscribed to our Youth Services Newsletter? Do you want to be? Of course you do! Stay in touch with us to be the first to hear about new programs and activities for children of all ages. We typically send out two newsletters per month, so we promise not to clog your inbox!

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Children's Events! 

Many of these events have priority registration for Denville residents. Please read the details on the registration page before signing up. Thank you! 

Fall Storytimes

Fall Storytimes are starting up! Woo hoo! We will read stories, sing songs, do fun learning activities, and make a craft!

This registration will cover the entire eight-week session (we understand that you will likely miss a few classes; that's perfectly okay!). We look forward to seeing you!

Baby & Me

Please email to register for Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 9:30 am with Ms. Maryellen.

Please email to register for Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Thursdays (September 11th to October 30th) at 9:30 am with Ms. Chris.

2s and 3s

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays (September 8th to October 27th) at 10:30 am with Ms. Kate is full. Thank you!

Storytime for Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays (September 9th to October 28th) at 10:00 am with Ms. Maryellen is full. Thank you!

3s and Up

Please email to register for Storytime, Ages 3 & Up, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 11:30 am with Ms. Kate.

After School Art

Calling all budding artists!

We love art, we love painting, and we love creating. We think you do, too! So we are launching four weeks of After School Art for grades 2 through 6. We will meet on four consecutive Wednesdays from October 1st through October 22nd at 4:30 pm. Each week, we will learn about a different type of art and explore some of its associated culture. Then we will get busy being creative! 

Check out these collages we made during Week One:

If you want to learn more about collages and view some famous ones, you can see our presentation here:

Mixed Media Collages

Check out some of our art from Week Two, when we explored Color, painting like Piet Mondrian and making marbleized paper:

You can learn more about Color, Mondrian, and Pop Art by viewing our presentation here:


Here is our art from Week Three, when we looked at the Impressionist movement and the Pointillism technique. Amazing!

Be sure to check out the presentation here:


Each week of After School Art will have a separate registration. You do not need to attend each week!

Here is our remaining schedule:

Week Four (October 22nd): Day of the Dead Masks. Please click here or on the flyer to register for our final session!

Wiggles & Giggles: Monster Mash!

This storytime is now full. Thank you and see you soon!

Enjoying the crisp fall weather? Thinking about Halloween? Missing music and dance storytimes? Then why not bring your excitement for the season to a special Wiggles & Giggles storytime that will ring in Halloween and all its monsters? We'll be sure to read stories, dance, and sing about pumpkins, ghosts, and creepy ceatures of all shapes and sizes. 

Join us if you are 2 years old or older on Thursday, October 23rd at 10:30 am by clicking here or on the flyer below.

Remember, no costumes at this program. Thank you!

We'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Halloween Evening Storytime


Children ages 3 and up, please wear your costumes and join us for an Evening Halloween Storytime on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. We'll read spooky stories, sing Halloween songs, and make our own mummy craft. When we're all finished, we will trick or treat through the library! 

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Happy Halloween!

Preschool Playtime

Empty meeting room + toys + music + instruments + fun surprises = Preschool Playtime!

Ages 18 months to 5 years are welcome to join us for our third session of Preschool Playtime on Friday, October 24th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This will be the third of our October Friday sessions where kids can play, socialize, burn off some energy, and make new friends. 

So that we have plenty of room for everyone to spread out, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

Saturday Halloween Storytime

We love Halloween ... and we can never celebrate it enough!

Children ages 3 and up, please wear your costumes and join us for a Saturday Halloween Storytime on Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am. We will have lots of fun reading stories and singing songs. Afterward, we will make a Halloween picture frame and then go trick or treating in the library!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Happy Halloween!

Haunted Library! Featuring Dancing Lantern Shadow Puppet Theatre

Our friends from the Dancing Lantern Shadow Theatre will be visiting us on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm as part of our Haunted LibraryChildren ages 6 and up will be treated to a shadow puppet play about the New Jersey Devil. Afterward, we will go "backstage" and make our own spooky puppets. Finally, we will trick or treat throughout the library.

Please wear your costumes!

Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!


Halloween Fitness Storytime

This month's Fitness Storytime will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 11:00 am. Ms. Melissa, our certified personal trainer, will be reading Halloween-themed stories to children ages 3 and up. After our books, we will get up and work out to some Halloween-themed music. So much fun!

Please, no costumes for this program. Just wear something comfy!

Registration is open now. Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!

Additional Children's Links

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Maryellen Liddy, the Supervising Librarian of Youth Services; Kate Mahoney, the Children's Librarian; and Christine Kabshura, the Children's Programmer, can all be reached at the Library's main number, 973-627-6555.

You can also e-mail Maryellen at or Kate at Please contact us with any questions ... we love to hear from you!

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