Kids

News and Coming Programs

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"Children of Eden" Musical Selections @ the Louise Childs Branch

Saturday, November 1 at 11 AM

Fun and entertainment for the entire family.

The First Presbyterian Church  of Sparta will be presenting musical excepts from their December production of "Children of Eden", written by the creators of Wicked and Les Miserable.  Part of the production features children in animal costumes for the Noah's Ark scene!

Registration not required.

   

2nd Annual Mock Caldecott Medal Design Contest

Pick up a form at your library now and submit your design by November 19 (date has been extended past November 15).

Winners will be announced at a "Red Carpet Event" in January (date to be announced).

Kids in grades kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to enter.  Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places.

   

October PM Holiday Story Times followed by costume parade!

Geared for kids ages preschool through grade 3 but entire families are welcome.  Come in PJs or not!

Sussex-Wantage Br.: Wed., Oct. 29 at 6:30 PM

Franklin Branch:  Oct. 31 at 3:30 PM

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Halloween Costume Parades @ all libraries!

For kids in preschool through grade 3 and siblings.

Come to the Holiday Story Time before, to the parade after, or both!  Visit our staff and get a "treat"!

Weds., Oct. 29 at 7 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, Oct. 31 at 4 PM at the Franklin Branch

Please register two weeks before each date so that we will have enough treats.

   

The Mock Caldecott Medal Election is back!

Click on the link below and vote for the picture book that you think should win the 2015 Caldecott Medal.  The winner will be announced at a Red Carpet event in January (date to be announced).  Voting begins now and runs through December 2014.

Mock Caldecott Survey Monkey

   

Lap Sit Programs

10:00 AM

For kids ages 6 mos. through age 2 and a caregiver.

Bathtime  - Bedtime -  Mealtime -  Babytime - Playtime

Tuesdays, Nov. 4, (clossed on 11), 18 at the Dennis Br.

Thursdays, Oct. 30, November 6, 13 at the Louise Childs Br.

Fridays, Oct. 31, November 7, 14 at the Franklin Br.


Baby's Body

Head - Hands - Tummy - Feet - Legs

Thursdays, Nov. 13, 20 (closed on 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18 at the Main Library

Mondays, Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Wednesdays, Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Branch

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Preschool Story Times

1:30 PM

Folktales and Fairy tales!

Little Red Hen - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Three Little Pigs - Red Riding Hood

Tuesdays, Nov. 4, (closed on 11), 18 at the Dennis Br.

Thursday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 at the Louise Childs Br.

Fridays, Oct. 31, November 7, 14 at the Franklin Br.


Community Helpers  - Squirrels - Friends - Bears Hibernate - Snow

Mondays, November 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Br.

Wednesdays, November 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Br.

Thursdays, Nov. 13, 20 (closed on 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18, at the Main Library

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Star Wars LEGO

Make a Marble Maze

Journal Making

Young Makers Group for grades K - 6!

Let's make things do stuff!  Work on one project for several weeks or pick a different project each week.

Thursdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 at the Louise Childs Br. at 3:30 PM

Fridays, Nov. 7, 14 at the Franklin Branch at 3:30 PM

Tuesday, November 4, December 2 at the Main Library at 4:00 PM

Mondays, Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at the Sussex-Wantage Br. at 4:00 PM

Wednesdays, Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 at the Dorothy Henry Br. at 3:30 PM

Registration not required.

   

Read to a Dog

For kids ages 5 - 10.

Louise Childs Branch - Tuesday, November 25.

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 mins. session: 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 PM.


Main Library - Thursdays, Oct. 30

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 mins. session: 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30 PM


Dennis Branch - Monday,  Nov. 24 with Service Dogs Odin and/or Victor

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 min. session: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 or 6:45 PM


Franklin Branch - Tuesday, November 18

Register by phone or in person only for a 10 min. session: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00 or 4:15 PM.  Registration begins 4.

   

Markorama Games @ the Franklin Branch

Thursday, October 30

from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Join in the fun at Franklin and learn to play exciting, interactive, 3-D board games. The games Rampage and King of Tokyo will be available. Both games involve giant monsters with loud roars and special powers who are on a quest to rule your opponents and the world.

Mark and Hope Miladinovich of MarkoramaGames.com will be on hand to direct the play and help the group come up with ideas for future gaming nights.

The games are for players ages 8 and older. Please complete a separate registration for each player, noting their age, so that we may have other, age-appropriate games available.

   
   

Garden State Children's Book Awards

Kids!  Vote for your favorites.  Let your voice be heard!

Go to Vote for GSCBA to see the nominees and voting details.

Deadline to vote is January 1, 2015.

   

LEGO Clubs

For kids in grades kindergarten and up.

We'll be featuring a building challenge for older kids.

Louise Childs Branch: Third Tuesday of each month:  November 18 at 4 PM.

NEW! Franklin Branch: Fourth Friday of each month: at 3:30 PM.  NOT MEETING IN NOVEMBER.

Dennis Branch: First Monday of each month: November 3 at 4:00 PM

Sussex-Wantage Branch: Second Wednesday of each month:  November 12 at 5 PM.

Main Library: Third Saturday of each month: November 15 at 10 AM.

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

   

Little Ballet Dancers @ the Main Library

for children ages 5 - 8

4:30 to 5:00 PM

Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, 24

 Newton High School student, Kyla Izquirdo has returned offering six free basic ballet lessons to kids ages 5 - 8.   There will be a mini-recital at the last class.

Students should wear comfortable, but not loose, clothing.  PLEASE register for each class separately, two weeks before each date as each class is limited to 12 students.

   

Technology Club

First Wednesday of each month at the Main Library - November 5

4 to 5:30 PM

For kids in grades 4 and up.

Each month we'll introduce you to a new software or app and let you loose to explore or play Minecraft, Wii, Scratch 2.0, etc.

Bring your laptop or tablet.  Our number of laptops is limited.

No registration needed for this into meeting.

   

Science Tellers: Potions @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Thursday, November 6 at 11:00 AM

AND

Thursday, November 6 at 2:00 PM

Discover the secrets of the Doolittle hidden laboratory!  Through fun interactive experiments we'll learn about the concept of matter, its three states, and how to change matter from one state to another.

Geared to kids in grades pre-K through grade 5.

Registration is not required but you must pick up a free ticket from the Sussex-Wantage Branch's front desk beginning October 23.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

   

 American Girl Clubs @ Louise Childs Branch and Main Library
Saturday, November 8

Geared to kids in grades 4 - 6 but all AG fans are welcome.

at 10 - 11:45 AM at the Louise Childs Branch

at 2 - 3:45 PM at the Main Library

Saturday, November 8 will feature Rebecca and New York City.

PLEASE REGISTER!

Saturday, December 13 will feature Addy

January 10 will feature Kaya

   

Family Game Night @ the Dennis Branch

Monday, November 10 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers are all invited to "let the games begin" at the Dennis Memorial Library.  Join us for board games, card games and yes!  Bowling!  (No bowling shoes requird.)  We will supply games, or you can bringyour own. 

No registration needed - just pop in for some fun and games!

   

The Music of Drums: An Introduction of Percussion Instruments @ the Louise Childs Branch

November 12 at 3:30 PM

Stephen and Donna Marie Chirco of Precious Gems Music, return for a musical journey exploring the vast world of Persussion Instruments.  We'll explore the "Creation of Beautiful Hanmony. Be prepared to beat the drums, ring those bells and shake that cabasa!

Registration begins October 20 and is limited to 20 students in grades 4 and up.


   

International Game Day is Saturday November 15

Celebrate by joining in on our many gaming opportunities!

Main Library: Technology Club (includes Minecraft and Wii) Wednesday, November 5 at 4:00 PM.

Louise Childs Branch: Technology Club (includes Minecraft) on Monday, November 10 at 3:30 PM.

Main Library: Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM we'll be playing King of Tokyo during the Animanga Club.

   

The Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, November 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Refreshments will follow.

A speaker from Lenape Lifeways will present slides, a lecture, stories, touchable objects, and artifacts. 

For adults and children in middle school.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dorothy Henry Library.

Registration not required.

   

Superhero Party @ the Dennis Branch

Monday, November 17 at 6:30 PM

Geared to kids in grades K - 3 and siblings.

We will make masks, and train in our Superhero Training Center!  Wear your costume if you have one. 

Please register online beginning November 3.

 

   

Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, November 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Our theme this month is Technology and Architecture.  We'll have new CoLAR coloring pages, a Connectx box, structure building for all ages, DIY marble mazes, computer dissection, and more. 

6:00 PM Teen Build Night

For all ages through adult.   Come and go as you like.

No registration required.

   

R. E. A. D. Book Club @ the Main Library

November 22 - To be announced.

Fourth Saturday of each month at 2 PM for kids ages 8 - 11 only.

The R. E. A. D. (Reading Excites Average Days) Book Club started in the summer and it wants to keep going!  Activities, friendship, great books and of course - fun!

Please register beginning September 13 so that we will have enough supplies.

   

Minecraft Clubs  

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

 Wednesday, November 26 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Monday, November 10 at the E. Louise Childs Branch at 3:30 PM  Now called Technology Club.

The Main Library Club is now part of the Technology Club meeting on the first Wednesday of each month from 4 - 5:30 PM

Please register.

   

 

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November PM Holiday Story Times with Bedtime Math

Geared for kids ages preschool through grade 3 but entire families are welcome.  Come in PJs or not!

Main Library:  Monday, November 24 at 6:30 PM

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 PM

Dorothy Henry Branch: Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 PM

Sussex-Wantage Branch: Wed., November 26 at 6:30 PM

Registration required two weeks before each program