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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

Our therapy dogs Janie and Clover had a great summer. We hope you did, too! Our dogs are all ready to attend our next session of Read to a Dog (along with Zoe and Rusty!) on Saturday, September 6th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Not sure what our program is about? Please click here or on the girls' photo below to see pictures from our August session. We hope to see you soon! 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 click here to register for Baby & Me, Ages 6 to 24 months, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 9:30 am with Ms. Maryellen.

Please click here 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

Please click here to register for Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Mondays (September 8th to October 27th) at 10:30 am with Ms. Kate.

Please click here to register for Storytime, Ages 2 & 3, Tuesdays (September 9th to October 28th) at 10:00 am with Ms. Maryellen.

3s and Up

Please click here to register for Storytime, Ages 3 & Up, Wednesdays (September 10th to October 29th) at 11:30 am with Ms. Kate.


Yoga Storytime

Thank you everyone for your warm welcome to our new yoga instructor, Michele Magnotta! We heard wonderful reviews from her August session of Yoga Storytime.

Ms. Michele's second session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, September 4th 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, September 6th 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!

Just in time for back to school, our certified therapy dogs return for another visit! Meet Clover, Rusty, Zoe, and Janie (Turner and Marquis are on vacation!) at Read to a Dog on Saturday, September 6th 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 August session.

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

Spanish Together

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. 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!

You will be registering for all four sessions, although we understand if you may have to miss one session along the way. Please just let us know!

To sign up, please click here or on the flyer below. See you soon!

 

Circle Time

Looking for something to keep the little ones engaged and entertained? Look no further! Teacher Lara Rouillard will join us on Thursday, September 11th at 10:30 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!

Ohm Kids Yoga

Yoga and young people go perfectly together. Yoga helps teach kids balance, breathing, inner stillness, and harmony. (You can read more here!)

Our new yoga instructor Michele Magnotta is putting her own spin on yoga for kids, and we are so excited! Children ages 7 and up, please join Ms. Michele on Saturday, September 13th at 10:00 am for Ohm Kids Yoga. Ms. Michele will lead us in a cool series of stretches, poses, and breathing techniques. We will have lots of fun!

No experience is necessary! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Namaste!

Drop-In Craft: Owls

Whoo whoo likes fun crafts on Saturdays? Whoo whoo likes owls? If you do and are 3 years old and up, please drop by the library on Saturday, September 13thbetween 11 am and 12 pm for this owl-inspired activity. You’ll be able to make one, two, or owl three of the different types of owls with just paper plates and paper towel rolls. 

No registration necessary, please just come on by. It'll be a hoot!

Evening Storytime: Superheroes!

Shazam! 

We love all things superhero, so we decided to host an Evening Storytime devoted to superheroes. Ages 3 and up, please join us on Monday, September 15th at 6:30 pm for stories, songs, and our own superhero mask. Pow!

Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Let's fight crime and save the world together!


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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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