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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! 

Click here to visit our Summer Reading Program website!

Our summer reading program for Denville residents (pre-readers through middle school) opened on Monday, June 23rd. You may register online and print out a calendar / log to record your summer reading time. Families, please read together!

Stop in each week for a chance to win great prizes, including a signed Devils' hockey puck, children's books, museum passes, and more. 

Read to a Dog! Photos

We had so much fun at our July session of Read to a Dog! Thank you, Zoe, Turner, Janie, and Rusty! 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, August 2nd at 11:00 am. Woof!

Email Newsletter

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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Summer Reading Events! 

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

Summer Event Calendar

Registrations for the summer events in this calendar typically begin at least 10 to 14 days before the event. Please scroll down to see which events are currently open for registration.

To save or print a copy of the Summer Event Calendar, please click here or on the image below. 

Sailing Storytime

This storytime has been cancelled. We hope to see you another time soon!

Ahoy, friends!

Ages 3 and up, please join us on Monday, July 28th at 6:30 pm for a Sailing Storytime. We will read great books about all kinds of different ships and boats, sing songs, do some fun activities, and leave with a cool sailboat craft. It's sure to be a fun time!

Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to raise the anchor and sail with you! 

Tween Crafternoon

Unleash your inner creativity ... with food!

Ages 11 and up, please join us on Tuesday, July 29th at 3:00 pm for our nextTween Crafternoon. In this session, we will be decorating candy and cookies. (And we'll be eating our creations!)

We will be using products that contain dairy ingredients to decorate, so please let us know if you have an allergy.

Ready to sign up? Cool! We'd love to have you. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

Princess Storytime

This storytime is now full. Thank you for your interest and enthusiam. See you soon!

Calling all fairy princesses, knights, and members of the court! (Translation: boys are welcome, too!) For ages 3 and up, we are hosting a Princess Storytime on Thursday, July 31st at 10:30 am. Join us for royal stories, songs, and a fun craft! 

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below!

3D Sketching: Cartoon Images

Ages 7 and up, please join Ms. Mary (our pottery instructor!) for a special 3D Sketching Class on Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 pm. Ms. Mary will introduce our young artists to terms like foreshortening, density, and horizon, and will help us turn our two-dimensional drawings into 3D images that leap off the page! This class will focus on cartoon-style images, and everyone will create some very cool drawings to take home.

No prior experience necessary!

To register, please click here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

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, August 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. 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 Turner, Rusty, Zoe, Janie, and Marquis (Clover is on vacation!) at Read to a Dog on Saturday, August 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 July session. 

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

Drop-in Craft: Sea Creatures!

Drop by the library on Saturday, August 9th between 10 and 11 am for an hour of sea creature crafting! If you are at least 3 years old, this craft is just right for you and you'll get to make one, two, or all three of these sea animals: an octopus, lobster, or seahorse! We'll provide all the material, you just need to bring your marine biologist spirit and creativity. Looking forward to crafting with you soon!

No registration necessary!

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 or Kate at Please contact us with any questions ... we love to hear from you!

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