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 May session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Omega, Rusty, and Clover for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from May? Please click here or on the picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, June 6th at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!
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Seeing Eye Puppies!
Thank you to our friends from the Seeing Eye / 4-H Puppy Raising Program for visiting the Denville Library. We learned so much about how guide dogs are raised and trained, and we especially loved petting all the puppies! Please click on the collage below to see more photos from this fun event.
You can also check out the training circle video, in which the puppies follow basic commands while in motion. Great job, guys!
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!
After School Art Photos
Super huge congratulations to all the young artists who participated in our After School Art program during the school year and who did a fantastic job on their Aztec Sun Stones in May. You are all so creative and talented, and we (Ms. Chris and Ms. Maryellen) have loved working with you this year!
To see more artwork, please click here or on any of the collages below. Thank you!
Many of these events have priority registration for Denville residents. Please read the details on the registration page before signing up. Thank you!
Let's Get Messy! Drop-In Mural Craft
Let's get messy!
Ages 2 and up, please join us for a special Drop-In Craft on Saturday, May 30th at 3:00 pm. We will have out lots of butcher paper for you to stamp, paint, color, and decorate. This will be a fun craft to explore your creativity!
Although all our paints are washable, please wear play clothes that you don't mind getting a bit messy.
No registration is necessary. See you soon!
We love yoga ... and you do, too!
Ms. Michele's next session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 am. Children ages 2 and up are welcome to come hear stories, stretch, and practice yoga poses. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Namaste!
Read to a Dog!
Practice your reading!
Meet Clover, Omega, Janie, Zoe, Turner, and Rusty at Read to a Dog on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 am to Noon. This program is open to all ages and abilities, both readers and pre-readers.
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 May session.
Ready to sign up? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!
Pigeon Evening Storytime
Do you love the Pigeon and all his silly antics? So do we!
Ages 3 and up, please join us on Monday, June 8th at 6:30 pm for a very special Evening Storytime, in which we will celebrate all things Pigeon!
Ready to join us? Super! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.
Looking for a special storytime? How about a storytime that celebrates a special day we all have? If this sounds like a fun time to you and you are at least 3 years old, join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30 am when we’ll read stories about birthdays and parties, sing songs, and do a fun birthday craft!
But please let us know you’re coming! Register here or by clicking on the flyer below. We’ll look forward to celebrating all birthdays, no matter when they fall during the year, with you soon!
Preschool Storytime: Colors
Hello, friends! Ready to read, sing, and craft about a whole rainbow of cool colors? Yay!
Ages 2 and up, please join us on Thursday, June 11th at 10:00 am for a special Preschool Storytime all about the colors of the rainbow. We are going to have a colorfully good time! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!
Watermelon Drop-In Craft
It's almost summer! Woo hoo!
Ages 3 and up, join us on Saturday, June 13th any time between 10:00 am and 10:45 am for a Watermelon Drop-In Craft. You will create your own "mini-me" eating a watermelon, using real seeds!
No registration is necessary. Hope to see you then!
Knights, Dragons, & Princesses
Do you love knights, dragons, or princesses? Are you looking for a storytime full of fantasy and derring do? Are you at least 3 years old? Then we have the stories, songs, and craft for you!
Join us at the library on Tuesday, June 16th at 2 pm for a Knights, Dragons, & Princesses storytime. We'll be sure to have a royally adventurous time. Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. See you then!
Preschool Maker Faire: Marshmallows!
Did you know that the week of June 12th to June 18th has been declared a National Week of Making? What fun!
While we hold regular science, art, and building events for older children, we believe that STEAM education is for everyone ... including little ones!
We are hosting a Preschool Maker Faire on Wednesday, June 17th from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm for children ages 3 to 6. We will make basic shapes from marshmallows and coffee stirrers, and we will create art by stamping marshmallows in paint, and, along the way, estimating how many stamps we will need.
We are looking forward to a fun and educational time and hope you will join us! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!
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
We are still finalizing our Summer Calendar, but we know many of you are looking to plan other activities around our library events. Please note that this calendar is a work in progress, so items may change as we go forward.
You can scroll to June, July, and August on the small version included below, or you may click here to go directly to the larger Google Calendar.
The official Summer Calendar will be released in mid-June, and sign ups 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 Maryellen.Liddy@denvillelibrary.org or Kate at Katherine.Mahoney@denvillelibrary.org. Please contact us with any questions ... we love to hear from you!