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Children's Events

Look what’s happening for kids at the Library this Winter! 

Registration is required where noted. Have questions or need to register? Stop by the Children’s Services desk, call 973-728-2823, or email Miss Theresa, mcarthur@wmtl.org. In case of bad weather, please call the main Library number 973-728-2820 or visit the homepage of the Library’s website, www.wmtl.org, for cancelation and emergency closing information.

January

Monday, January 18—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. 

A simple plan for a Monday afternoon—grab a mat and let’s read! No structure; just you, Miss Theresa, and great stories! Simply Stories is also perfect to help you on your way to finish the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Don’t know about the challenge? Just ask, we’ll help you get started! Drop in, no registration required. 

Monday, January 25—Pajama Time Stories and Stuffed Animal Sleepover  All ages. 6:30—7:15 p.m.

Snuggle into the library for cozy stories and hot cocoa - then, we'll tuck in our stuffed animals for bedtime at the library! PJ's and families are welcome! 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, January 27—Books-n-Bricks  Age 4 and up. 1:15—2:15 p.m. 

Construction zone! Books-n-Bricks stacks a love of reading, with a love creativity. Miss Theresa reads a book that you pick from a variety of stories, then you choose an activity. Will you build with Legos or Magformers, or will you make a craft? We supply the materials, you build your own fun! Drop-in, no registration required.

Wednesday, January 27—Music & Rhyme Time  Babies and kids. 5:15—5:45 p.m. 

Mother Goose on the flannel board, songs both old and new; meet all the friendly faces...and learn a rhyme or two! Join us for a joyous program for babies and kids through age 4. Families welcome! 

Thursday, January 28—Jan Brett's Winter Stories  Ages 3 and up. 1:30—2:15 p.m.

Listen to the amazing stories of author and illustrator Jan Brett and make a craft designed for the story, The Mitten. Registration is required.

 

February

Monday, February 15—Deep Freeze Dig  Ages 7 and up. 3:00—4:00 p.m.

The ice experimen is about to begin! What is it like to extract items from ice? Can you just break it, melt it or is there another way to get through it? Join us and work your way through the ice to retrieve the item inside. Registration is required.

Monday, February 15—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. 

Read to a therapy dog and gain confidence and reading fluency in a relaxed setting. This program is perfect for children who are reading or beginning to read on their own. Children must be in kindergarten or above to participate. Each child gets 15 minutes with the volunteer therapy dog. Registration required. 

Friday, February 26—Closet Clean-out Crafts  All ages. 4:00—5:00 p.m.

It's time to clean out the craft closet. Drop in anytime to recreate a craft favorite, or use your imagination to design someting new! Drop in, no registration required. 

Monday, February 29—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. 

A simple plan for a Monday afternoon—grab a mat and let’s read! No structure; just you, Miss Theresa, and great stories! Simply Stories is also perfect to help you on your way to finish the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Don’t know about the challenge? Just ask, we’ll help you get started! Drop in, no registration required. 

Monday, February 29—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. 

Read to a therapy dog and gain confidence and reading fluency in a relaxed setting. This program is perfect for children who are reading or beginning to read on their own. Children must be in kindergarten or above to participate. Each child gets 15 minutes with the volunteer therapy dog. Registration required.