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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!

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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Looking for the latest newsletter? Please click here or on the image below. Thank you!

Are you signed up and still not receiving the newsletter? Please add maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to your list of contacts.

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)

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!

Yoga Storytime

Miss Rachael returns with her *very* popular Yoga Storytime on Thursday, May 1st at 10:00 amChildren ages 2 and up are welcome to come hear stories, stretch, and practice yoga poses. Miss Rachael's sessions always fill up quickly, so please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Namaste!

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!

Up in the Air Storytime

Have you ever seen an airplane flying? A helicopter hovering? Or kites soaring? If you have, you must have been looking up...up in the air!

And we'd love for you to join us for a storytime about all things up in the air! Register here or by clicking on the flyer below if you 2 years old or older and free at 10:30 am on Friday, May 2nd. We'll look forward to soaring in the sky with you then!

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!

Preschool Dance Party

Kick out the jams! 

Little ones ages 2 and up are welcome to join us for a Preschool Dance Party on Wednesday, May 7th at 10:00 am. This will be a morning of song, dance, and movement in which we will shake, rattle, and roll! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Get ready to move!

Circle Time

Looking for something to keep the little ones engaged and entertained? Look no further! Teacher Lara Rouillard will join us on Thursday, May 8th at 10:45 am for Circle Time. Ms. Lara will lead children ages 2 and up in sign language, songs, stories, and movement.

Studies show that sign language helps young children improve their communication skills, increase their cognitive abilities, and develop closer bonds with the people with whom they sign. Plus, it's fun! (Click here to learn more!) Sound good? Then please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!


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!

 


Additional Children's Links

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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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