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Children's Events

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

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.

March

Monday, March 21—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. Drop-in event.

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. 

Wednesday, March 23—Books-n-Bricks  Age 4 and up. 1:15—2:15 p.m. Drop-in event.

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.

Monday, March 28—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. Registration required

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. 

Wednesday, March 30—Springtime Stories  Ages 2 and up. 1:30—2:15 p.m. CANCELLED

Finally it's here! The time for flowers to pop, gardens to grow and stories to be read! Join us for a much anticipated seasonal story time and craft program! Families welcome! 

April

Tuesday, April 12—D.E.A.R Lunch-n-Read!  All ages welcome! 12:00—1:00 p.m. Registration required. 

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) is a month long celebration of reading, and gentle reminder to make time for it every day! The D.E.A.R acronym is borrowed from Ramona Quimby, Age 8  by author Beverly Cleary who was born April 12. That’s why D.E.A.R programs are held on this day in her honor ever year. This year Beverly turns 100!!! The goal is to get as many kids to come to the library as possible for an hour long “read-in.” Bring a brown bag lunch, listen to guest readers, and sing Happy Birthday to Beverly! Cake will be served at the end! When registering, let us know if you would like to be a guest reader! Parents are welcome to read too!

Thursday, April 14—Construction Story Time  Ages 2 and up. 10:30—11:15 a.m. Registration required. 

Diggers, cranes and bulldozers star in a story time in honor of our new building! If conditions are right, Library Director Ricardo Pino will lead us in a visit to the new library site! A craft activity is included. 

Monday, April 18—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. Drop-in event. 

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, April 18—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. Registration required. 

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. 

Wednesday, April 20—Books-n-Bricks  Age 4 and up. 1:15—2:15 p.m. Drop-in event.

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.

Monday, April 25—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. Registration required. 

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. 

Friday, April 29—Spanish Together  Ages 3-5. 1:30—2:15 p.m. Registration required. 

Join us for Spanish Together, a mommy and me Spanish language class at the West Milford Township Library. Children ages 3-5 are welcome to bring a parent or guardian to an interactive and fun program on Friday, April 29 @ 1:30 p.m. 

May

Monday, May 9—R.U.F.F. (Reading Uniquely for Fundamentals)  Age 5 and up. 6:30—7:30 p.m. Registration required. 

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. 

Monday, May 16—Simply Stories  All ages. 1:15—1:45 p.m. Drop-in event.

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. 

Wednesday, May 18—Books-n-Bricks  Age 4 and up. 1:15—2:15 p.m. Drop-in event.

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.

Friday, May 20—Military Heroes: 4 Legged Soldiers  Age 8 and up. 3:30—4:30 p.m. Registration required.

Come out to the Library during Armed Forces Week to meet Frank Yevchak and his dog Lucky to learn about military working dogs, also known as 4 Legged Soldiers. Frank founded Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers to bring awareness and get care packages to these invaluable military dogs. Donations are welcome, but not mandatory. For information on acceptable donations, visit Frank’s website www.supportour4leggedsoldiers.org.