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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 September session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Clover, Janie, and Zoe (pictured below) and Miss Rusty for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from September? Please click here or on the girls' picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, October 4th 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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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! 

Fall Storytimes

Registration opens Thursday, August 28th for Denville residents.

Fall Storytimes are starting up! Woo hoo! We will read stories, sing songs, do fun learning activities, and make a craft!

This registration will cover the entire eight-week session (we understand that you will likely miss a few classes; that's perfectly okay!). We look forward to seeing you!

Baby & Me

Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to register for Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 9:30 am with Ms. Maryellen.

Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to register for Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Thursdays (September 11th to October 30th) at 9:30 am with Ms. Chris.

2s and 3s

Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays (September 8th to October 27th) at 10:30 am with Ms. Kate is full. Thank you!

Storytime for Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays (September 9th to October 28th) at 10:00 am with Ms. Maryellen is full. Thank you!

3s and Up

Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to register for Storytime, Ages 3 & Up, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 11:30 am with Ms. Kate.


Spanish Together: Spanish Language Lessons for Preschoolers!

Joyce Schenkman, a certified preschool and elementary school teacher with years of classroom experience, is bringing her Spanish Together program to the Denville Library. Yay! Ms. Joyce will lead a four-week Spanish Together program for preschoolers (children ages 3 to 6), in which she will teach conversational Spanish and basic vocabulary to kids with no prior experience in speaking Spanish. This fun and interactive approach uses songs, stories, and hands-on activities. This is a great way to share and reinforce the language experience for little ones!

Sessions are ongoing on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am through October 1st, and we still have a few spots open. Want to join us? Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to sign up. See you soon!

 

Fall Family Craft Night

Welcome fall! 

Please join us for a Fall Family Craft Night on Monday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm. For children ages 6 and up, we will have four awesome craft stations at which we will make and decorate an autumn mobile, coin purses / wallets, and happy harvest wreaths. Our food station will feature Halloween bark, because it's never too early to start preparing for our favorite spooky holiday!

Children are welcome to spend as much -- or as little! -- time at each station, and everyone will go home with an armload of cool (and tasty) creations!

Sound like a good time? We think so, too! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

Fitness Storytime

Ages 3 and up, please join us for Fitness Storytime with certified personal trainer Melissa Schulte on Thursday, September 25th at 10:30 am.

Did you know that physical activity for preschoolers improves coordination and builds stamina? It does! It's also an effective way to begin learning sportsmanship, goal setting, and team work. We will listen to great stories and then use a wide variety of props -- cones, weighted scarves, hand prints, fitness dice, etc. -- in structured play.

These sessions fill up quickly! Don't miss your chance ... sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!

Fall Apples Storytime

Looking for a special storytime? Excited for crisp weather and fall fruit? Are you at least two years old? Then why not join us on Friday, September 26th at 10:30 am for a program you can fall into: an apple storytime! We’ll read stories and sing songs about the fall weather and delicious apples we can eat this time of year! A special apple craft will be provided too.

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below and we’ll look forward to seeing you then!

Drop-In Craft: Scarecrows

When you think of fall, do you think about pumpkins? Leaves? Apples? How about scarecrows? We do, too! We are hosting a Drop-In Craft on Saturday, September 27th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and we will be making our own scarecrows! This craft is for ages 3 and up and is extra fun as a family activity! Stop by any time during the hour. 

No registration necessary!

Tween Tech Workshop Session One: Programming!

Do you enjoy learning new skills and ways to be creative on the computer? Are you looking to become more technologically savvy? Are you in grades 4-7?

If so, please join us for our first session of Tween Tech Workshops running for four weeks this fall and starting on Tuesday, September 30th from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm.

In our first session we will dive into some basic programming and learn how to use some user-friendly websites to start creating our own programming projects.

Please register for this first session (we will do separate registrations for every session) by clicking here or on the flyer below. Hope to see you soon!


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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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