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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 March session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Rusty, 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 March? Please click here or on the picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!

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After School Art Photos

Our young artists were amazing -- as always! -- in creating illuminated letters during our March session. Check out their work below and click here to see all the photos. After School Art returns with Egyptian art on Wednesday, April 8th at 4:30 pm. We hope to see everyone again 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! 


Registration for spring storytimes is underway! Our spring sessions will run from the week of April 6th through the week of May 18th. Please click the appropriate link below to sign up for the storytime session of your choice.

Baby & Me:

Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Wednesdays at 9:30 am (April 8th to May 20th)

Baby & Me (ages 6 to 24 months), Thursdays at 9:30 am (April 9th to May 21st)

Ages 2 & 3:

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays at 10:30 am (April 6th to May 18th)

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays at 10:00 am (April 7th to May 19th)

Ages 3 and Up:

Storytime, Ages 3 and Up, Wednesdays at 11:30 am (April 8th to May 20th)

Spring Drop-In Craft

Spring is in the air!

Ages 3 and up, please join us on Saturday, March 28th, any time between 11:00 am and 11:45 am for a Spring Drop-In Craft. We will be making sun mosaics!

No registration is necessary. Just stop by. See you then!

Pottery for Kids

Both pottery sessions are now full. Thank you for your interest!

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 Monday, March 30th 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.

We have two time slots available. You will only sign up for ONE time slot.

Please click here to sign up for the 6:30 pm session. (FULL)

Please click here to sign up for the 7:30 pm session. (FULL)

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

Touch the Music! Musical Storytime

This class is full. Thank you!

Ms. Claudia from Touch the Music will visit us on Tuesday, March 31st at 10:30 am. Children ages 2 and up will hear music-related stories and get a chance to play real instruments. So much fun!

Space is limited. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!

"Hoppy" Easter Storytime

For ages 3 and up, please join us on Wednesday, April 1st at 2:00 pm for a "Hoppy" Easter Storytime. We will read fun stories about chicks, ducks, bunnies, and eggs, sing some songs, and make our very own egg craft to take home. It will be so much fun!

So that we have enough craft materials for everyone, please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Hop to it ... we can't wait to see you!

Silly Science: Frozen Science

This session is full. Thank you!

We're backkk!

Kids ages 8 and up, please join us during the spring break on Wednesday, April 1st at 11:00 am for Silly Science. We will do an hour's worth of all-new frozen science, including exploding snowmen. Let's mix some things together and see what happens! (And we will learn, too!)

Space is limited, so please sign up here or by clicking on the flyer below.

Yoga Storytime

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

Ms. Michele's next session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, April 2nd 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!

Turtle Dance Music Concert for Kids

Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music is bringing his fun, interactive music to the Denville Library. We can't wait! All ages are welcome at this musical concert onSaturday, April 4th at 10:00 am.

Turtle Dance Music provides sensory-friendly concerts, so even kids who may be overwhelmed by the excessive noise and stiumlation of a traditional concert will feel quite comfortable. We hope to see ALL our friends at this concert!

Want to come sing and dance with us? Awesome! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.

Read to a Dog!

Keep reading with our therapy dogs! Meet Clover, Omega, Rusty, Janie, Turner, and Zoe at Read to a Dog on Saturday, April 4th from 11:15 am to Noon. This program is open to ALL ages and reading abilities, both readers and pre-readers.

This month, our dogs will immediately follow our Turtle Dance Music concert. What a fun morning!

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 March session.

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

Wiggles & Giggles: Bunny Hop!

Join us on Thursday, April 9th at 10:30 am for a fun-filled Wiggles and Giggles storytime! If you are 2 years old and up, you'll love this storytime full of stories, songs, and dance about our bunny friends. You're guaranteed a hoppy time! 

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

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, April 10th 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!

Drop-in Craft: Butterflies & Snails!

Looking for a crafty way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Want to celebrate the sights of spring?

Then join us on Saturday, April 11th between 3 and 4 pm to make and bedazzle butterflies and snails! We'll provide the supplies and as long as you are at least 2 years old, you just need to bring your crafting and decorating skills.

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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