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 October session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Rusty, Turner, and Clover (pictured below!) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from October? Please click here or on Clover's picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!
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Fall Storytimes end the week of October 27th (please wear your Halloween costumes this week!).
We will take a two-week break and start a new session of storytimes the week of November 17th. Registrations will begin in early November. Thank you!
Saturday Halloween Storytime
We love Halloween ... and we can never celebrate it enough!
Children ages 3 and up, please wear your costumes and join us for a Saturday Halloween Storytime on Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am. We will have lots of fun reading stories and singing songs. Afterward, we will make a Halloween picture frame and then go trick or treating in the library!
Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Happy Halloween!
Haunted Library! Featuring Dancing Lantern Shadow Puppet Theatre
Our friends from the Dancing Lantern Shadow Theatre will be visiting us on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm as part of our Haunted Library! Children ages 6 and up will be treated to a shadow puppet play about the New Jersey Devil. Afterward, we will go "backstage" and make our own spooky puppets. Finally, we will trick or treat throughout the library.
Please wear your costumes!
Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!
Halloween Fitness Storytime
This month's Fitness Storytime will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 11:00 am. Ms. Melissa, our certified personal trainer, will be reading Halloween-themed stories to children ages 3 and up. After our books, we will get up and work out to some Halloween-themed music. So much fun!
Please, no costumes for this program. Just wear something comfy!
Registration is open now. Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!
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, November 1st 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!
We hope school is going well for everyone! Can you believe it's almost November? Wow!
Fall is the perfect time to practice reading with our therapy dogs. Meet Clover, Rusty, Zoe, Turner, and our new dog, Kaelin (Janie's German Shepherd Dog sister!), at Read to a Dog on Saturday, November 1st 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 October session.
Ready to sign up? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!
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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!