Kids

News and Coming Programs

Click on the "Programs" button up above to register for these programs.

In the event of bad weather, please check here or call your branch for cancellation information.

Click on the "flikr" button (bottom/left on home page)

for photos of past programs.

 

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 Dec. 2014.

Mock Caldecott Survey Monkey


 


 

Lap Sit Programs

10:00 AM

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

Baby's Body

Tues., January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10 at the Dennis Branch

Thurs., Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 (closed on 12th), 19 at the Louise Childs Br.

Fris., January 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 at the Franklin Branch

Registration begins two weeks before each date.

Sussex-Wantage Branch Lap Sits begin again on February 9

Dorothy Henry Branch Lap Sits begin again on February 18

Main Library Lap Sits begin again on February 19

 

 

Preschool Story Times

1:30 PM

Stories, songs, and activities.

For children ages 3 through 6 (not in kindergarten) and a caregiver.

 Snow

Thurs., Dec. 18, at the Main Library

Registration begins two weeks before each date.


Tues., January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10 at the Dennis Branch

Thurs., January 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 (closed on 12th), 19 at the Louise Childs Br.

Fris., January 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 at the Franklin Branch

Registration begins two weeks before each date.


 


 

Parent / Child Play Date @ Main Library

Fridays, December 19, 26

10:00 AM

A program where parent and child can work and play together, while meeting new friends. For children ages 6 mos. - age 5.

Registration begins November 14.


 


 

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.


 


 

Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, December 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Our theme this month is Gifts. Make gifts out of wood, computer parts, paper and more!

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

No registration required.


 


 

LEGO Clubs

For kids in grades kindergarten and up.

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

Main Library: Third Saturday of each month: December 20, January 17 at 10 AM.

 Franklin Branch: Fourth Friday of each month: Dec. 26,  Jan. 23 at 3:30 PM.

 Sussex-Wantage Branch: Second Wednesday of each month:  January 14 at 5 PM.

Louise Childs Branch: Third Tuesday of each month: Jan. 20 at 4 PM.

Dennis Branch: First Monday of each month: January 5 at 4:00 PM

Registration begins two weeks before each date.


 


 

December 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!

Dennis Branch: Monday, December 22 at 6:30 PM

Registration required two weeks before each program.


 


 

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

December 27 - Poppy by Avi and Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachan

January 29 - Title 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 two weeks before each date so that we will have enough supplies.


 


 

I Love Yoga! @ the Main Library

3:30 PM

Saturday, December 27

AND

Monday, December 29

Yoda instructor, Tima Romano, will use the children's book "I Love Yoga!" by Mary Kaye Chryssicas to introduce children ages 4 - 7 to the fun of yoga.  Students should bring water and a mat (if you have one.)  Class size is limited to 12 students so PLEASE register beginning December 13.


 


 

Gun Safety Program @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Monday, December 29 at 1:30 PM

Ms. Jenise will bring an Eddie Eagle video and activities for children in grades K - 4.

Please register beginning December 15.


 


 

New Year's Parties! @ 3 libraries

For kids in grades K - 6.

All on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 1:30 PM

Dennis Branch with Ms. Jenise

Dorothy Henry Br. with Ms. Beverly

E. Louise Childs Branch with Ms. Diane

PLEASE REGISTER BEGINNING DECEMBER 15 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 27!


 


 

Folded Book Making

LEGO FUN

3D Snowflakes

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.

Tues., Jan. 6 at 4 PM AND Saturday, January 17 at 10 AM at the Main Library 

Thurs., Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 (closed on 12th), 19 @ 3:30 PM at the Louise Childs Branch

Fridays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 @ 3:30 PM at the Franklin Branch.

Registration not required.


 


 

Technology Club

First Wednesday of each month at the Main Library - January 7

4 to 5:30 PM

Second Monday of each month at the Louise Childs Branch - January 12

3:30 - 4:30 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 meeting.


 


 

Read to a Dog

 Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog or Seeing Eye Puppy-in-Training.

Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesday, January 13.  Sign up for 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 or 5:00 pm.

Main Library:  Tuesday, January 13.  Sign up for:  6:00, 6:15, 6:30 or 6:45 p.m.

Franklin Branch:  Thursday, January 15.  Sign up for: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, or 4:15 pm.

Dennis Branch:  Monday, January 26.  Sign up for:  6:00, 6:15, 6:30 or 6:45 p.m.  Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

Registration is in person or over the phone.


 


 

American Girl Clubs @ Louise Childs Branch and Main Library

NOT MEETING IN JANUARY. 

Join us at the Caldecott Medal Red Carpet Event on that day at 5 PM.

Next meeting is Saturday, February 14 at 10 AM at Louise Childs and 2 PM at the Main Library.  


 


 

Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, January 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Our theme this month is "Propel".   We'll be making marshmallow shooters, catapults, paper airplanes, and more.  Bring your ideas.  Which design will shoot the farthest?

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

No registration required.


 


 

January 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!

Louise Childs Branch: Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 PM

Main Library:  Monday, January 26, at 6:30 PM

Dorothy Henry: Tues., Jan. 27 at 6:30 PM

Sussex-Wantage: Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 PM

Registration required two weeks before each program