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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! Please click here or on Turner's photo below to see all the great pictures from this event. Don't forget ... our dogs will be back on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 am. (Register here.) Woof!

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Are you subscribed to our Youth Services Newsletter? Do you want to be? Of course you do! Stay in touch with us to be the first to hear about new programs and activities for children of all ages. We typically send out two newsletters per month, so we promise not to clog your inbox!

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Storytimes

Storytime is back! Our spring storytimes will begin the week of April 7th and continue through the week of May 19th. Please only register for one entire session per child.

Please click the appropriate link below to register.

Babies and Young Toddlers (6 months to 24 months):

Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Tuesdays (April 8th to May 20th), 9:45 am (FULL)

Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Thursdays (April 10th to May 22nd), 9:45 am (email Maryellen Liddy with your name and your child's name to register)

Children Ages 2 and 3:

Storytime for Ages 2 and 3, Mondays (April 7th to May 19th), 10:30 am (email Maryellen Liddy with your name and your child's name to register)

Storytime for Ages 2 and 3, Tuesdays (April 8th to May 20th), 10:30 am (FULL)

Children Ages 3 and Up:

Storytime for Ages 3 and Up, Mondays (April 7th to May 19th), 11:30 am (email Maryellen Liddy with your name and your child's name to register)

Ohm Kids Yoga

Spring into fitness! Yoga and young people go perfectly together. Yoga helps teach kids balance, breathing, inner stillness, and harmony. (You can read more here!)

Yoga instructor Rachael Welz -- Ms. Rachael from our toddler yoga storytime sessions -- is bringing after school yoga to the Denville Library, and we are so excited! Children ages 7 and up, please join Ms. Rachael on Tuesday, April 15th at 4:00 pm for Ohm Kids Yoga. Ms. Rachael will lead the group in a series of stretches, poses, and breathing techniques. No experience is necessary! Come join the fun! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Namaste!

Wiggles & Giggles

This storytime is full and sign-ups are now closed. Thank you for your continued interest and enthusiam! See you soon!

Ages 2 and up, please join us on Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 am for a Wiggles & Giggles Bunny Hop. We will hear bunny-related stories and do all sorts of hopping around. It will be so much fun! This program is sure to fill up, so please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

Saturday Spring Storytime

Spring is finally here! 

Ages 3 and up, please join us for a special Saturday Spring Storytime on Saturday, April 19th at 10:00 am. We will read stories, sing songs, and make a craft (a spring banner!) to celebrate the arrival of springtime. So that we have enough materials for everyone, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to see you for all the fun!

Craft Night!

Join us for a Spring Celebration of Crafts on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm. For children ages 6 and up, we will have four awesome craft stations at which we will make and decorate suncatchers, snap bracelets, and decoupage balloon bowls (note: we will be using latex balloons). We will also have a cookie decorating station! Children are welcome to spend as much -- or as little! -- time at each station. You'll go home with an armload of your cool creations!

Sound like a fun night? We thought so! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Spring into crafting!

Music & Dance Storytime

Looking for a chance to dance out your winter blues? Searching for music-filled stories? Are you 3 years old and up? Then look no further and come to the library for this dance and music storytime on Thursday, April 24th at 10:30 am! We’ll read stories and do a craft all about dancing and music and definitely sing some of our favorite songs too. Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. Looking forward to dancing with you then!

Youth Power Fitness

Bored after school? Want to get up and go? Fear not ... we have the solution!

Ages 7 and up, please join certified personal trainer Melissa Schulte for Youth Power Fitness on Monday, April 28th at 5:00 pm. We'll do stretches, cardio, core training, and plyometrics, all to a great music soundtrack. It's sure to be a fun -- and sweaty! -- time. 

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

Crafts for Kids: Poetry!

April is National Poetry Month. And no one is too young for poetry!

Ages 2 and up, please join us on Wednesday, April 30th at 10:30 am for our next Crafts for Kids program. This month, we will be making artwork inspired by NJ poet William Carlos Williams' poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow." This project will involve watercolor painting, foam pieces, feathers, and a word collage ... all age appropriate. Help introduce your child to poetry AND make a neat piece of art to take home!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to see what you create!

Sensory and Movement Storytime for Kids with Special Needs

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 3rd 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. Two 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!

Our certified therapy dogs are back for another visit! Meet Rusty, Zoe, Clover, and Janie at Read to a Dog on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:00 am to Noon. (Turner is on vacation this month but will be back in June!) 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!


Summer Photos

Click here to see photos from our Kickoff Week!

Click here to see photos from our July 2nd Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Click here to see photos from Week Three of Summer Reading!

Click here to see photos from Week Four of Summer Reading!

Click here to see photos from Week Five of Summer Reading!

Click here to see photos from Week Six of Summer Reading!

 


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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!


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