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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 February session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Turner, Rusty, Zoe, Omega, Janie, and Clover for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from February? Please click here or on the picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! 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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Are you signed up and still not receiving the newsletter? Please add maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to your list of contacts.

After School Art Photos

What an amazing job by our young artists! Please click on either collage below to see more of the good luck banners created by our artists for Chinese New Year. After School Art returns on Wednesday, March 11th at 4:30 pm. See you then!


Children's Events! 

Many of these events have priority registration for Denville residents. Please read the details on the registration page before signing up. Thank you! 

Storytimes

Our Winter Storytime session will run from the week of January 26th through the week of March 16th.  Details are below. Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to register. Thank you!

Baby & Me:

Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Wednesdays at 9:30 am (January 28th to March 18th) 

Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Thursdays at 9:30 am (January 29th to March 19th) -- FULL

Ages 2 and 3:

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays at 10:30 am (January 26th to March 16th; no session on Presidents' Day, February 16th) 

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays at 10:00 am (January 27th to March 17th)

Ages 3 and Up:

Storytime, Ages 3 & Up, Wednesdays at 11:30 am (January 28th to March 18th) 

Preschool Playtime

Empty meeting room + toys + music + instruments + fun surprises = Preschool Playtime!

Ages 18 months to 5 years are welcome to join us for Preschool Playtime on Friday, February 27th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Think of this session as an indoor playground where kids can play, socialize, burn off some energy, and make new friends. 

So that we have plenty of room for everyone to spread out, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

See you soon!

Kids' Concert with Marcia the Musical Moose

We are full. Thank you!

Are you ready for music, magic, puppets, and lots of fun? We are, too!

Marcia the Musical Moose, a super-fun, super-engaging children's entertainer who has performed at schools and libraries throughout the Northeast, will be visiting us with her Magical Forest show. We are so excited!

This show is all ages -- but probably best suited for ages 2 through 7 -- and will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Ready to join us? Yay! Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!

Pottery for Kids

The 2:00 pm session AND the 3:00 pm session are now full. Thank you!

Have you ever "thrown" clay on a pottery wheel? Do you want to try? We bet you do!

Local pottery instructor Mary Anzano returns to the Denville Library on Saturday, February 28th for Pottery for Kids (ages 7 and up). Ms. Anzano brings a pottery wheel, clay, and years of experience to our library to help you make some neat pottery projects. We'll be using no-fire clay, so you can take home what you make! We'll also have modeling clay available for hand-created projects.

Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit messy. We can't wait to see your creations!

Yoga Storytime

We love yoga ... and you do, too!

Ms. Michele's next session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 amChildren 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!

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, March 7th 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. Rusty, 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!

Keep reading with our therapy dogs! Meet Clover, Omega, Rusty, and Janie -- Turner and Zoe are on vacation this month -- at Read to a Dog on Saturday, March 7th from 11:00 am to Noon. This program is open to ALL ages and reading 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 February session.

Ready to sign up? Cool! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Woof!

After School Art

Calling all artists!

We have been having so much fun in After School Art over these last few months. Thank you for creating with us!

Grades 2-6, please join us for our next session on Wednesday, March 11th at 4:30 pm. We will learn about illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages and create our very own, very special art involving our initials (or, if you choose, your whole name!). This project will involve about ten minutes of instruction, history, and examples followed by lots of time for creativity, design, and painting. It will be so much fun!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait!

Evening Storytime: Green!

In honor of St. Patty's Day, our Evening Storytime this month will be a Green Storytime! Ages 2 and up, please join us on Monday, March 16th at 6:30 pm for color-themed stories, St. Patty's songs, and, of course, a super cool craft.

What a fun time we'll have ... and we would love for you to join us! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Erin Go Bragh!


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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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