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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 January 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 January? Please click here or on the picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, February 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

In our last After School Art session, our amazing young artists learned about folk art and made barn hex signs. Please click here or on the photo below to see more of their fabulous creations! Our next session of After School Art will be Wednesday, February 11th at 4:30 pm, when we will learn about Chinese New Year. We hope to 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. Dates, times, and registration details are available by following the links below. 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)

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): Please email maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org to register. 

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)

Animals in Winter Storytime!

Join us on Thursday, January 29th at 10:30 am for a special storytime for ages 2 and up! We will read stories and sing songs featuring our favorite animals and how they live during these cold months of the year. Bring along your creativity and decorating skills too for a fun animal craft. Let's celebrate winter together!

Please register here or by clicking on the flyer below. Looking forwarding to seeing you soon!

Fitness Storytime

Please note this event was rescheduled from its original date due to instructor illness. We hope you can make it on Friday!

Ages 3 and up, please join us for Fitness Storytime with certified personal trainer Melissa Schulte on Friday, January 30th at 11:30 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!

Winter Family Craft Night

This program was rescheduled due to the blizzard. We hope to see you Thursday evening!

Please join us for a Winter Family Craft Night on Monday, January 26th at 6:30 pm. For children ages 6 and up, we will have four awesome craft stations at which we will make and decorate giant paper hearts, magic scratch mittens, and snowman sun catchers. Our food station will feature a chocolate fountain!

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!

Yoga Storytime

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

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

Stay reading this winter with our therapy dogs! Meet Clover, Omega, Rusty, Zoe, Turner, and Janie at Read to a Dog on Saturday, February 7th 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 January session.

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

Edible Art: Sugar Cube Houses

Ms. Marianne from Edible Art -- who helped us build Candy Land boards in December -- is visiting us again on Monday, February 9th at 6:30 pm. Children ages 7 and up will build houses from sugar cubes. These are mini houses (about four inches tall) that we will then decorate with different candies. You can eat your house afterward ... if you dare! :-)

We have limited space and limited materials for this fun program, so please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

After School Art: Chinese Dragons

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 on Wednesday, February 11th at 4:30 pm as we learn about Chinese New Year and create our very own Chinese Dragon art. So much fun!

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

Snow White

Guess who is coming to the Denville Library? SNOW WHITE! 

For children ages 2 and up, Snow White will be here in person on Thursday, February 12th at 10:00 am for storytelling, sing-alongs, dancing, fun games, and more! 

Since we have limited space, you must register by clicking here or on the flyer below. We can't wait to share Snow White with you!

Saturday Drop-In Craft: Folding Fun

Ages 3 and up (and their families!), please join us on Saturday, February 14th at 10:00 am for some fun paper folding crafts. We'll be making doggies, ladybugs, sailboats, and lots of other cool things. With just a little help, these are super easy crafts for kids that also teach basic geometry. Little ones can decorate their creations, glue them onto construction paper for great Valentine's Day cards, make puppets ... the choices are endless!

No registration is necessary. We hope to see you at the event!


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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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