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!
Please click here to check out photos from our December session of Read to a Dog. Woof! Our dogs will be back on Saturday, January 4th at 11:00 am.
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Missed the December 2013 newsletter? You'll find it by clicking here. You can also click on the image below. See you soon!
Fall Storytimes, Session Two
This storytime session runs through the week of Monday, December 16th. Please note there are NO STORYTIMES on Monday, December 9th.
Baby & Me (6 months to 24 months): Mondays, 9:45 am (FULL) or Thursdays, 9:45 am
Storytime for Ages 2 and 3: Mondays, 10:30 am or Tuesdays, 10:00 am (FULL)
Storytime for Ages 3 and Up, Mondays, 11:30 am
If you would like to register, please email Maryellen Liddy with your name, child's name and age, phone number, and the session for which you are registering. Thank you!
We're turning the library into a Winter Wonderland (just a little bit early!) on Monday, December 9th, at 6:30 pm. Won't you join us? For ages 6 and up, we'll have two awesome crafts -- snowflakes and ornaments! -- as well as games, bingo, music, and even a great story. You'll be able to make and bring home some cool things to decorate your house for the holiday season ... plus, we'll have lots of fun! This is a super activity for the whole family! As space is limited, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Get ready for a winter-y good time!
We're sorry! This event is now full. Thank you for your interest! Miss Melissa leads us in Fitness Storytime on the second Wednesday of each month, and she will continue on in 2014. Yay! See you soon!
Ages 3 and up, please join us for Fitness Storytime with certified personal trainer Melissa Schulte on Wednesday, December 11th at 10:00 am.
Did you know that physical activity for preschoolers improves coordination and builds stamina? It does! It's also an effective way to begin learning sportsmanship, goal setting, and team work. We will listen to great stories and then use a wide variety of props -- cones, weighted scarves, hand prints, fitness dice, etc. -- in structured play.
The last two sessions have filled up quickly! Don't miss your chance ... sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!
We're sorry! This event is now full. Thank you for your interest! Ms. Lara will continue with Circle Time on the second Thursday of each month in 2014.
Looking for something to keep the little ones engaged and entertained? Look no further! Teacher Lara Rouillard will join us on Thursday, December 12th at 10:45 am for Circle Time. Ms. Lara will lead children ages 2 and up in sign language, songs, stories, and movement.
Studies show that sign language helps young children improve their communication skills, increase their cognitive abilities, and develop closer bonds with the people with whom they sign. Plus, it's fun! (Click here to learn more!) Sound good? Then please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!
World Music Holiday Concert
Come celebrate the season! Join talented musician Daria Marmaluk for a World Music Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 am. The ever-popular Daria will perform songs to celebrate the Winter Season and get us into the mood for the holidays. During her shows, Daria passes out small instruments to the audience, making this a truly interactive experience. This program is perfect for all ages, although, as always, children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Get in the spirit! Please click here or on the flyer below to register. See you soon!
Holiday Journeys Drop-in Storytime & Craft
Are you travelling for the holidays? Taking a family roadtrip? Before you go or even if you think there's no place like home for the holidays, visit the library for a Holiday Journeys Storytime. On Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 pm, if you are five years old and up, join us to read stories about holiday adventures and families who travel to celebrate together. Count on some snowy travel crafts too!
No registration is necessary. We hope you can swing by before your own wintery adventures and family trips!
Afternoon Book Connection
For ages 6-8, we are continuing with our Afternoon Book Connection. We are starting a new Magic Tree House book, so this is the perfect time to join our ever-expanding book club. Our next session will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 4:30 pm. As always, we'll read, do book-related activities, and work on enhancing our literacy skills, word recognition, and vocabulary. Plus, we'll have snacks!
Newcomers are welcome! Want to join us? Great! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!
Wiggles & Giggles: Holiday Hop!
Holiday Hop is now completely full. Thank you for signing up! Our Youth Services Department conducts a Wiggles & Giggles Musical Storytime each month, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday. Please stay tuned in 2014!
Are you ready to swing into the holiday spirit? Or better yet, hop into the holidays? For ages 2 and up, join us for our next Wiggles & Giggles Musical Storytime! This movement storytime (there is no craft) will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:00 am. We will hear stories, dance, and sing. Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Holiday Drop-In Craft
Ready to get in the holiday spirit? We are, too! For ages 3 and up, we're having a Holiday Drop-In Craft on Saturday, December 21st from 11:00 am to 12 noon. We will be making and decorating our own foam ornaments and paper stockings. Bring the family and create a keepsake together!
No registration is necessary. Happy holidays!
Drop-in Craft: Keepsake Boxes!
Looking for a fun activity to do after the holidays and before New Year's? Maybe you need a safe container in which to keep a new gift? Are you 8 years old and up? If so, stop by the library on Friday, December 27th at 11:00 am for a Drop-In Craft. You will learn how to fold colorful paper to make a keepsake box (or two!) in as many different sizes and with as many decorations as you want!
No registration is necessary. Hope you can make it!
Saturday Winter Storytime and Craft
Ages 3 and up -- and their families! -- please join Ms. Chris for a fabulous winter-themed Saturday Storytime and Craft on Saturday, December 28th at 10:00 am. We will read stories with snowy themes, sing some winter songs, and make a super craft to take home. It's fun for the whole family! So that we have enough supples for everyone, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!
Want to come hang out with your friends (and make new ones!) while creating cool bracelets? Great! Ages 6 and up are invited to our first Rainbow Loom event on Saturday, December 28th at 2:00 pm.
Please bring your own loom and bands.
We'll supply the space, snacks, music, and fun. Creating with others will help you learn new patterns and share what you already know with your friends!
So that we have enough snacks for everyone, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to see what you make!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day!
Bored during winter break? Have the post-holiday blues? We have the cure! For ages 8 and up, we are holding a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day (well, a Wimpy Kid morning!) on Monday, December 30th at 11:00 am. We'll make some cool Wimpy Kid crafts, including a notebook and face mask, play Wimpy Kid games, and have lots of fun.
Our space is limited, so please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait!
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Maryellen Liddy, the Supervising Librarian of Youth Services, and Kate Mahoney, the Children's Librarian, can be reached at the Library's main number, 973-627-6555. You can also e-mail us at Maryellen.Liddy@denvillelibrary.org and Katherine.Mahoney@denvillelibrary.org. Contact us with any questions!