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 summer session of Read to a Dog. Huge thanks to Turner, Omega, Clover, Zoe, Rusty, and Janie (and their humans!) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to listen to our young readers. Want to see more photos? Please click here or on the picture of our super dogs below. Our dogs will return on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 am. We hope to see you then! Woof!
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Hats off to our Young Engineers, who designed Rube Goldberg machines during our July session. We are so proud of your team work, creativity, and smarts. Great job, everyone!
Girl Scout Troop 941
We were treated to an amazing presentation by the young ladies in Girl Scout Troop 941. As part of their Silver Award project, troop members researched the problem of homeless animals and presented that information to younger Scouts. We learned about harder-to-adopt animals; the benefits of microchipping; the Petfinder website; and how to make toys for shelter animals. Troop 941 also collected donations for local animal shelters. Thank you so much!
To see more photos from the presentation, please click here or on the picture below. Great job, ladies!
Sarah Houtsma's Art
Sarah Houtsma, a Morris Knolls senior, is our wonderful student page who reshelves our books and helps prepare crafts for our children's programs. She is also a fantastic artist! Please click here or on the image below to view the amazing art in Sarah's Senior Portfolio. Well done!
Summer Reading Events!
Many of these events have priority registration for Denville residents. Please read the details on the registration page before signing up. Thank you!
Wiggles & Giggles: Amazing Animals
This storytime is full. Thank you for your interest!
Do you love animals? Do you love stories and songs? What about stories and songs about animals? Then we have the storytime for you!
We are having another Wiggles & Giggles storytime on Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 am for children at least 2 years old. We'll be sure to read stories and sing songs that involve animals of all shapes and sizes, maybe even one of your favorite animals will be mentioned in the fun!
Sound good to you? Then look no further and please register by clicking here or on the flyer below. Thank you!
Drop-In Craft: Paper Airplanes
Join us for a drop-in craft on Saturday, August 8th at 10 am when we will provide the paper, folding instructions, and decorations to create your very own paper airplanes.
Use this chance to escape the heat and to hone your folding skills and creativity. Plus, you only need to bring yourself. If you are at least 3 years old, we'd love to see you then!
No registration necessary!
Science with Mr. Jimmy
Kids ages 8 and up, please join us on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00pm for a special session of Science with Mr. Jimmy!
Jimmy DaSilva, a local chemist and scout leader, will lead this 45-minute science program. Mr. Jimmy will provide fun, hands-on science experiments for all participants!
Let's get scientific and see what we can learn! Please register by clicking here or on the flyer below.
*** Note to attendees: The children will come into contact with dairy for one experiment, and they will use latex gloves at another point. If anyone is allergic to dairy or latex, please email email@example.com so we can make other accommodations for your child. Thank you! ***
We love yoga ... and you do, too!
Ms. Michele's next session of Yoga Storytime will be held on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 am. Children 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!
Tumblebooks Free Book of the Day
Tumblebooks is offering a free e-book each day. How fun! Be sure to check back daily to read a new children's story with your little ones.
Summer Reading Calendar
Please note that this calendar is a work in progress, so some events may change as we go forward.
You can scroll to July and August on the small version included below, or you may click here to go directly to the larger Google Calendar.
Sign ups typically occur online about 10-14 days prior to each event. Thank you!
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 Maryellen.Liddy@denvillelibrary.org or Kate at Katherine.Mahoney@denvillelibrary.org. Please contact us with any questions ... we love to hear from you!