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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! 

Visit our Summer Reading Page!

Get all the info on Summer Reading -- including registrations, details about the program, and summer reading lists -- by clicking here or on the image below. Happy reading!

Read to a Dog! Photos

We had so much fun at our July session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Turner, Omega, Clover, Zoe, Rusty, and Janie (and their humans!) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from July? Please click here or on the picture of our super dogs below. Our dogs will return on Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!

Email Newsletter

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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Young Engineers

Hats off to our Young Engineers, who designed Rube Goldberg machines during our July session. We are so proud of your team work, creativity, and smarts. Great job, everyone!


Girl Scout Troop 941

We were treated to an amazing presentation by the young ladies in Girl Scout Troop 941. As part of their Silver Award project, troop members researched the problem of homeless animals and presented that information to younger Scouts. We learned about harder-to-adopt animals; the benefits of microchipping; the Petfinder website; and how to make toys for shelter animals. Troop 941 also collected donations for local animal shelters. Thank you so much! 

To see more photos from the presentation, please click here or on the picture below. Great job, ladies!

Sarah Houtsma's Art

Sarah Houtsma, a Morris Knolls senior, is our wonderful student page who reshelves our books and helps prepare crafts for our children's programs. She is also a fantastic artist! Please click here or on the image below to view the amazing art in Sarah's Senior Portfolio. Well done!

Summer Reading Events! 

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

Learn to Draw 3D Superheroes

Our pottery instructor, Ms. Mary, is also an amazing artist. She will be visiting us for a very special drawing class, in which we will learn to draw superheroes ... in 3D!

On Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 pm, Ms. Mary will teach young people ages 7 and upin our Learn to Draw 3D Superheroes! class. We will supply all the materials, and Ms. Mary will lead us step-by-step through the process. You will leave with your very own 3D superhero masterpiece!

Ready to improve your artistic abilities and have some fun? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!

Love Your Library! Poster Contest

Calling all artists! 

Do you draw? Paint? Bedazzle? We're looking for YOU!

We think it's time to redecorate the library, and we want to use YOUR original posters to do it! We will be having a poster-making session for grades 2-8 on Wednesday, July 29th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. We'll provide all the materials. You need only come make a poster. It's that easy! 

We are open to themes ... the library, books you love, your favorite characters, locations around Denville, superheroes reading ... it's your choice! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!

We want to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone, so please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!


This program is full. Rapunzel can't wait to meet you!

Guess who is coming to the Denville Library? RAPUNZEL!

For children ages 2 and up, Rapunzel will be here in person on Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 am for storytelling, sing-alongs, dancing, games, and more!

Since we have limited space, you must register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to share Rapunzel with you!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Storytime


For fans of all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, we are having a special storytime just for you!

Ages 3 and up, please join us on Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 pm for a very specialTMNT Storytime. We'll have fun stories and a craft to follow!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

Read to a Dog!

Practice your reading this summer!

Meet Janie, Zoe, Turner, and Rusty -- Clover and Omega are on vacation this month! -- at Read to a Dog on Saturday, August 1st from 11:00 am to Noon. This program is open to all ages and abilities, both readers and pre-readers. Feel free to read together as a family!

Reading aloud to non-judgmental listeners (like dogs!) boosts confidence and improves reading and recitation skills. Moreover, reading together helps to reinforce letter recognition and vocabulary, and it creates a stronger bond with books. It's also a lot of fun! Don't believe us? Check out these great photos from our July session. 

Ready to sign up? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!

Magic of Amore: Superhero Magic at Town Hall

Do you love magic? What about humor and fun? Then we have a show you don't want to miss!

We will be hosting magician Amore who will perform his superhero-filled magic show on Monday, August 3rd at 3:00 pm. Open to all ages, Amore will provide fast-paced magic driven by audience participation and hilarious side-splitting comedy. This show also features a special message about libraries, the value of books, and the importance of reading.

Sound like a good time to you? Then please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!

*** Note to all attendees: Due to the scheduled parking lot paving at the library, this program will be held in the community room at Town Hall. ***

Wiggles & Giggles: Amazing Animals

Do you love animals? Do you love stories and songs? What about stories and songs about animals? Then we have the storytime for you!

We are having another Wiggles & Giggles storytime on Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 am for children at least 2 years old. We'll be sure to read stories and sing songs that involve animals of all shapes and sizes, maybe even one of your favorite animals will be mentioned in the fun!

Sound good to you? Then look no further and please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!

Drop-In Craft: Paper Airplanes

Join us for a drop-in craft on Saturday, August 8th at 10 am when we will provide the paper, folding instructions, and decorations to create your very own paper airplanes.

Use this chance to escape the heat and to hone your folding skills and creativity. Plus, you only need to bring yourself. If you are at least 3 years old, we'd love to see you then!

No registration necessary!

Tumblebooks Free Book of the Day

Tumblebooks is offering a free e-book each day. How fun! Be sure to check back daily to read a new children's story with your little ones. 


Summer Reading Calendar

Please note that this calendar is a work in progress, so some events may change as we go forward.

You can scroll to July and August on the small version included below, or you may click here to go directly to the larger Google Calendar.

Sign ups typically occur online about 10-14 days prior to each event. Thank you!

Additional Children's Links

More Great Links

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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