Kids

 

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Register and see details for kids programs at the "Programs" tab above. 

 

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News and Coming Programs

Programs are listed in chronological order.

 

National Library Week

April 13 - 16, 2014

LIVES CHANGE @ your library

   

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Garden State Children's Book Award Winners announced

 

EASY-TO-READ BOOKS 
Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter
by Tedd Arnold
 
FICTION SERIES BOOKS  
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
 
FICTION, GRADES 2-5
13 Gifts
by Wendy Mass

NON-FICTION, GRADES 2-5
13 Planets
by David A. Aguilar
   

APRIL

PROGRAMS

   

Now 4 LEGO Clubs

Louise Childs Branch

Third Tuesday of each month (May 20, June 17) at 4 PM

 Main Library

Third Saturday of each month (April 19 - The LEGO Movie theme; May 17, June 21) at 10 AM

Dennis Branch

First Monday of each month (May 5, June 2)) at 3 PM.

Sussex-Wantage Branch

Second Wednesday of each month (May 14 - Space theme, June 11) at 5 PM

For kids in grades Kindergarten and above.

Please register online, in person, or by phone.

   

APRIL PM Holiday Story Times

Wear PJs - or not!

30 minutes of stories about April Holidays for kids in preschool through gr. 3 but the entire family is invited.

Please register online, in person, or by phone.

Registration begins March 28.

Monday, April 21 at the Main Library at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 22 at the Dorothy Henry Branch at 6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 23 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch at 6:30 PM

Monday, April 28 at the Dennis Branch at 6:30 PM

   

Lap Sit Programs

Books, songs, and activities

for children ages 6 mos. through age 2,

their siblings and caregivers.

10:00 - 10:30 AM   

      

Register online, in person, or by phone.

Events are limited to 30 children - 20

for Dennis Branch.


Registration for the following begins March 3

 

Franklin Branch

Fridays, April (closed on 18), 25

 

Registration for the following begins April 14

 

Sussex-Wantage Branch

Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19

 

Dorothy Henry Branch

Wednesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21


Main Library

Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22

 

 

   

Preschool Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities! Caregivers are encouraged to
participate. The program runs about 40 minutes beginning at 1:30 PM.  For ages 3 through 6 (not in kindergarten).

Each session is limited to 30 children.

Register online, in person, or by phone.

Registration for the following begins March 3

 

Louise Childs Branch

Thursdays, April 17


Franklin Branch

Fridays, April (closed on 18), 25

 

Registration for the following begins April 14

 

Sussex-Wantage Branch

Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19

 

Dorothy Henry Branch

Wednesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21


Main Library

Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22

 

   

Pick - a - Craft

We're cleaning out our closets to make room for Summer Reading 2014!  Come make a craft of your choice from the many leftover kits wer've collected.  An after-school program for kids in grades 4 - 6. 

3:30 - 4:30 PM

No registration needed.

Louise Childs Branch: Thursdays, April 17

Franklin Branch: Fridays, April 25

Sussex-Wantage Branch: Monday, April 28

Dorothy Henry Branch: Wednesday, April 30

   

Read to a Dog

@ Louise Childs & Franklin Branches

For children ages 5 - 10

Franklin Branch: Tuesdays, May 20

Sign up for 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:45 PM

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesdays, April 22

Sign up for 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, or 4:45 PM.

   

Rockin' Evening Out @ the Franklin Branch

Thursday, April 17 at 6 PM

Rock Painting with Sally Crabb.  The whole family can join in and paint rocks for their gardens or patios.  Rocks and paints will be supplied.  Just bring your creative imagination.  Sign-ups begin March 25 for children ages 8 and up and adult of all ages.

   

Teen Beach Movie Party @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Do you love the Teen Beach Movie?  Then you'll love our party! Sing, dance, eat, and we'll have supplies for hair designing! 

Dress for the beach!

Monday, April 21, from 1 - 2:30 PM. 

For girls in grades 4 - 8.

Please register beginning April 7 as space is limited to 24.
   

Fifth Annual Touch-a-Truck!

@ the Main Library

Tuesday, April 22!

Come by the library parking lot any time between 11 AM and 12 PM and get an up-close and personal look at trucks of all kinds.

Yes!  You may touch them!

Bring your cameras!

Rain or shine.   For the entire family.

   

Pinocchio @ the Sussex Middle School Auditorium

Wednesday, April 23 at 11 AM

The Traveling Lantern Theater Co. presents this timeless tale of a little wooden marionette whose hair-raising life adventures teach him what it takes to become human - kindness, compassion, loyalty, hard work, and selflessness.  Free tickets will be available at the Sussex-Wantage Library with limited tickets available at the door.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

   

3 Minecraft Clubs  

Meet other "Minecraft minded" teens and pre-teens at two locations!  Bring your lap-top or other device. 

From 3:30 to 4 45 PM

Wednesday, April 23, May 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up

Friday, April 25, May 16 at the Main Library or grades 6 and up

NEW Monday, May 12, June 9 at the E. Louise Childs Branch  for grades 5 and up.

Please register.

   

Shirley Temple Film Festival @ the Main Library

In remembrance of Shirley Temple we will be showing black and while Shirley Temple DVDs on our big screen from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.  Come for part of the show - or the entire three hours!

Saturday, April 26

For the entire family

No registration needed

   

 The Roots and History of Finger-Style Guitar @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 PM

Speaker/Presenter: John Sheehan

Sponsored By: Friends of the Library

 Music and a historic overview of the guitar performed by John Sheehan., followed by refreshments.

Children of middle school age through adults are invited.

No registration needed.

   

MAY

PROGRAMS

   
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Parent/Child Playdates

@ the Main Library

Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

A program where parent and child can work and play together,

while meeting new friends.  Registration begins April 21.

 

   

Cracked Poetry!

Think poetry is boring?  NOT AT YOUR LIBRARY!

We will be twisting poems into shapes, writing parodies of your favorite pop songs, blacking out book pages, using book spines and more.  Geared to grades 4 - 6 but all poetry lovers are welcome.  No registration needed.

Sussex-Wantage Branch 

Mondays, May 5, 12, 19 at 3:30 PM

Main Library

Tuesday, May 6 at 3:30 PM

Saturday, May 31 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Dorothy Henry Branch 

Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21 at 3:30 PM

Louise Childs Branch

Saturday, May 31 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

   

Gaming @ the Main Library

Wii, Minecraft, board and card games.

First Wednesday of each month (May 7, June 4)

NEW TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

For kids in grade 3 through family.

No registration needed.

   

May PM Holiday Story Times

Wear PJs - or not!

30 minutes of stories about April Holidays for kids in preschool through gr. 3 but the entire family is invited.

Please register online, in person, or by phone.

Registration begins April 30.

Friday, May 9 at the Franklin Branch 3:30 PM with a craft

Monday, May 19 at the Main Library at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 20 at the Louise Childs Branch at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 27 at the Dorothy Henry Branch at 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch at 6:30 PM

NOT MEETING at the Dennis Branch

   

Now 2 American Girl Club

with Ms. Jenise

@  Louise Childs Branch and Main Library

For kids in grades 4 - 6 but all AG readers are welcome,

Different Saturday in May!

This month we'll play games and make a pennant for your favorite sports team.

New!  Louise Childs Branch at 10 AM

Beginning May 3

Main Library at 2 PM

PLEASE REGISTER SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES.

   

501st Legion!

@ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM

This worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans is visiting us in our amphitheater to promote "May the 4th be with you"


 

   

Children's Book Week Celebration @ the Main Library

Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM

For the entire family.

Books, games, activities and more!

Get your photo taken with the Wimpy Kid, shoot underpants into Captain Underpant's toilet, dress-up like Fancy Nancy, make Elephant and Piggie puppets and more!

   

Coming in Summer 2014!

Summer Reading Program!

   

Coming in September 2014!

Library Card Sign-up Month!