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Storytimes

Winter Storytime Registration
Registration for Winter Storytimes begins on Monday 1/12 and is ongoing. Registration is in person in the Children's Department. Please present library card at time of registration.

Babytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration. They feature stories, songs and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program.

Lap Time, for infants not yet walking, meets the following Thursdays at 11 a.m. 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26.

Toddler Time is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. It meets on Tuesdays. Caregivers may register for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session. 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 & 3/24.

Mother Goose Storytime is for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 years. It features stories, songs and fingerplays. This is a registered storytime that meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26.

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Saturday Storytime
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.

Craft Storytime
The Saturday storytimes listed below are Craft Storytimes. They feature stories and a simple craft. Best for ages 3 and up with caregiver assistance. Meets at 11 a.m. on 3/14.

Special Programs

Read to DogsRead to a Dog
Kids age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 1/12. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long. Check with the Children's Department for availability. For grade 1 and up.

Lego Club
Lego Club is for kids age 6 and up., meets once a month for storytime and building. Caregivers may sign up for the Thursday 4 P.M. sessions meeting 2/26 & 3/26 or the Monday 7 P.M. seesions meeting 2/23, & 3/30.

Seussian Storytimes
Celebrate Read Across America Day. This yearly event celebrates reading and takes place on the birthday of beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss. Tuesday 3/3 at 4 p.m.

Nutty for Books
Kids and teens can win prizes by reading 5 or more TPL books from different catagories. Program runs 2/2 - 3/2. Ask in the Children's Department for more information.

Kid's Gaming
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to our video gaming programs. Snacks will be provided. Sign up begins one week prior to each event. Meet 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 3/23.

Book Clubs

Kids can meet for reading, discussion, and games once a month at the
library.  Please present library card at registration.

Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets one Wednesday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 2/25.

Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. Meets 3/12.

Young Adult Programs

Newbery Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 8 meet for reading and discussion. The
club meets one Thursday evening a month. Registration begins 1/12 and is
ongoing. Please present library card at registration.

Gaming Afternoon
Think you are the expert at Guitar Hero or Smash Bros.? Do you rock at Just Dance 3? Are you new to gaming? Come meet other gamers, play games and talk strategy at our "Gamer's Afternoon". We've got the Wii and Xbox 360, you bring the skills. Sign up begins one week prior to each event. Snacks available. Grade 6 and up. Meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on 3/23.

All programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please
contact the Children's Department at 201-837-4171 ext. 4.

Early Literacy Station

Early LiteracyThe Friends purchased an Early Literacy Station for the Children's Department. This dynamic all-in-one digital learning station for children ages 2 to 8 features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas. It is easy and fun for children to use.

This gift was made possible in part by donations made in memory of Patrick Crowley, who, along with his wife, Jane Erwin, was a long-time and active supporter of the Friends.