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 April session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Rusty, Omega, Janie, Turner, and Zoe for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from April? Please click here or on the picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!
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After School Art Photos
What an unbelievably amazing job by our young artists creating Ancient Egyptian art! Well done! Check out their art below and click here or on the collages to see more of their work.
We have one more session of After School Art for this school year. We hope to see everyone again on Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30 pm as we learn about the Aztecs and make our own sun stone. See you then!
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!
Many of these events have priority registration for Denville residents. Please read the details on the registration page before signing up. Thank you!
Registration for spring storytimes is underway! Our spring sessions will run from the week of April 6th through the week of May 18th. If you'd like to register for an open storytime session, please email email@example.com with the session, your name, your child's name, and your phone number. Thank you!
Baby & Me:
Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Wednesdays at 9:30 am (April 8th to May 20th) (FULL)
Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Thursdays at 9:30 am (April 9th to May 21st)
Ages 2 & 3:
Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays at 10:30 am (April 6th to May 18th)
Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays at 10:00 am (April 7th to May 19th)
Ages 3 and Up:
Storytime, Ages 3 and Up, Wednesdays at 11:30 am (April 8th to May 20th)
Spring Drop-In Craft: See What Your Hands Can Do
Come craft with us!
Ages 3 and up, please join us on Saturday, April 25th any time between 3:00 pm and 3:45 pm for a Spring Drop-In Craft. We will be making art from our handprints!
No registration is necessary. See you then!
Tween Tech Club
Do you enjoy programming on Scratch, Tynker, or Code.org? Do you like creating projects online that you can share with your peers? Are in grades 4 thru 6?
Then please join us at the library for our final session of tween tech for the school year! We will meet on Tuesday, April 28th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We'll look forward to seeing you soon!
For kids ages 3-5, please join us for a special Afternoon Storytime on Wednesday, April 29th at 2:00 pm. We will read fun stories, sing songs, and make a tissue paper collage!
Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you there!
Sensory and Movement Storytime
Our next session of Sensory and Movement Storytime for Kids with Special Needs (for children with physical, developmental, medical, emotional, and/or learning-based special needs) will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 am.
If your child needs some time to become acclimated to our setting, please feel free to come at 9:45 am.
This program precedes our Read to a Dog program at 11:00 am, in which certified therapy dogs come to the library. One of our therapy dogs will be available around 10:40 am specifically for the Sensory and Movement Storytime, so as to accommodate children who may be more comfortable in a smaller group. All children are welcome to stay for the 11:00 am session.
Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to see you!
Read to a Dog!
Practice your reading!
Meet Clover, Omega, and Rusty at Read to a Dog on Saturday, May 2nd 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 April session.
Ready to sign up? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!
We love yoga ... and you do, too!
Ms. Michele's next session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, May 7th 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!
Drop-in Craft: Mothers' Day Crafts!
Looking for something to do with Mom? Looking for something to give to Mom? Either way, you'll want to join us on Saturday, May 9th at 3 pm for Mothers' Day crafts! As long as you are at least 2 years old, all you need to bring are your decorating skills and creativity. See you soon!
No registration necessary!
Pete the Cat Evening Storytime
Do you and your kids love Pete the Cat, the "groovy" blue cat who stars in books like "I Love My White Shoes" and "Four Groovy Buttons"? We do, too!
This month, our Evening Storytime (ages 3+) on Monday, May 11th at 6:30 pm will feature Pete the Cat books, songs, and a very special craft. If you're a Pet the Cat fan like we are, this is your storytime!
Pease sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to read about Pete with you!
Looking for an afternoon storytime? What about an afternoon adventure storytime? Then we've got the thing for you! Come to the library for a special adventure storytime filled with stories, songs, and a related craft. If you are 3 years old and up, we would love to have you join us on Tuesday, May 12th at 2 pm.
Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. We'll look forward to reading, singing, and crafting with you then!
After School Art: Aztec Sun Stones
It's our final After School Art session of the school year!
Grades 2 through 6, please join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30 pm as we learn about the ancient Aztecs, who lived in what is now central Mexico. This ancient civilization is known for its amazing architecture, art, poetry, technology, math, and science. We will be learning about Aztec sun stones (or calendar stones) and, using poster board, we will be designing and painting one of our very own!
Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. We have loved all our art classes with you this year, and we can't wait to see all our artists again one more time!
Wiggles & Giggles: Flowers & Sun
Are you two years old or older? Are you loving the flowers of spring? Are you soaking up the sun? Do you like to hear stories, sing songs, and dance? Then you should join us on Thursday, May 14th at 10:30 am for a Wiggles & Giggles storytime!
Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. See you then!
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!