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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 October session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Rusty, Turner, and Clover (pictured below!) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos from October? Please click here or on Clover's picture below. Our dogs visit us the first Saturday of each month, so they will return on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!

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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

Fall Storytimes end the week of October 27th (please wear your Halloween costumes this week!).

We will take a two-week break and start a new session of storytimes the week of November 17th. Registrations will begin in early November. Thank you!

Halloween Evening Storytime


Children ages 3 and up, please wear your costumes and join us for an Evening Halloween Storytime on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. We'll read spooky stories, sing Halloween songs, and make our own mummy craft. When we're all finished, we will trick or treat through the library! 

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Happy Halloween!

Preschool Playtime

Empty meeting room + toys + music + instruments + fun surprises = Preschool Playtime!

Ages 18 months to 5 years are welcome to join us for our third session of Preschool Playtime on Friday, October 24th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This will be the third of our October Friday sessions 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!

Saturday Halloween Storytime

We love Halloween ... and we can never celebrate it enough!

Children ages 3 and up, please wear your costumes and join us for a Saturday Halloween Storytime on Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am. We will have lots of fun reading stories and singing songs. Afterward, we will make a Halloween picture frame and then go trick or treating in the library!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Happy Halloween!

Haunted Library! Featuring Dancing Lantern Shadow Puppet Theatre

Our friends from the Dancing Lantern Shadow Theatre will be visiting us on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm as part of our Haunted LibraryChildren ages 6 and up will be treated to a shadow puppet play about the New Jersey Devil. Afterward, we will go "backstage" and make our own spooky puppets. Finally, we will trick or treat throughout the library.

Please wear your costumes!

Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. See you soon!


Halloween Fitness Storytime

This month's Fitness Storytime will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 11:00 am. Ms. Melissa, our certified personal trainer, will be reading Halloween-themed stories to children ages 3 and up. After our books, we will get up and work out to some Halloween-themed music. So much fun!

Please, no costumes for this program. Just wear something comfy!

Registration is open now. Please sign up by clicking here or on the flyer below!

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

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