Kids

 

 
Programming and Events for Kids!

**All programs and events are free. No sign-up is needed unless otherwise stated. If registration is required, it will open two weeks prior to the event.**

 


March Events


Cancelled: New Jersey Makers Day

Saturday, 3/21, 10:30 am-1:00 pm Ages 3-11 years

Sculpt safari animals, magical creatures, dinosaurs, sea monsters, friendly aliens, lions, tigers, and bears at the Clay Bar!  YOU dream it, YOU build it! Join MOMI (Museum of Imagination + Innovation) in this brain-building activity that combines learning with fun.  For all ages: use your creativity to make something special!


April Events


Flextangles: Foldable Fun  

Monday, April 6, 3:00-3:30 pm Grades K-6 

Flextangles can be turned inside out over and over again to show many hidden faces.  Join us to decorate and assemble a paper craft unlike any you’ve seen before.

 


Chia Sock Pets

Tuesday, April 7, 3:00-4:00 pm  Grades K-6

Participants will build a sock pet that will soon grow its own grassy green fur, and decorate its terracotta home.  You’ll get bitten by the gardening bug!


TumbleBooks Story Time & Snacks 

Wednesday, April 8, 10:30-11:15 am Ages 2-7 years with caregiver 

Listen to and watch picture books on the big screen with the Library’s latest downloadable service.  Enjoy snacks and a simple craft after the stories.


Soap Making

Wednesday, April 8, 2:00-2:45 pm Grades K-6 

Choose your own colors, mix your own scents, and make your own beautiful soap to keep or give as a gift.


 

 

Sunday Science with John Lyga

Sunday, 4/19, 2:00-3:00 pm  Gr. 1 & up with an accompanying adult 

Don’t miss this popular hands-on program that is full of fun, science and surprises.  Required registration for 4/19 on 4/3.

 


Penguin Pointers 

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 or 11:30 am Register for one session only. Ages 5 & up

Waddle into the world of penguin biology, geography, care, feeding, and conservation.  Come face-to-face with a live penguin.  [While there will be a live penguin, a portion of this program is interactive lecture style that is most suitable for school-age children rather than preschoolers and toddlers.]  Space is limited.  Required registration opens 4/3.

 

 


Earth Warrior Series

Mondays,  2/24, 3/9, 3/23, & 4/20,

4:30-5:30 pm Grades 3 & 4

Join us for an hour of environmental games, readings, and activities!  Meet with a naturalist for recyclable crafts, building projects, gardening tips, and more nature-based activities.  If you consider yourself a budding environmentalist, count yourself an Eco-Warrior!

 


 

 Chris’s Curiosities

Grades K-4

Explore the world around you.  Discover new perspectives and things unseen with hands-on activities and projects to make and take.  Try one or both of the programs:
Grades K-4

 

Code with Yarn, 4/14,  4:30-5:30 pm
Mix art and computer science in this fun, tactile activity! Participants will make an animal design with yarn and a loom to explore the concept of binary code.


Weekly Activities


Cancelled:Toddler Tales & Toddler Play

Mondays, 2/24- 3/23, & 4/13-6/1 (No Program 5/25) 

Toddler Tales: 9:30am-10:00am

Toddler Play Time – Every Monday(except  5/25), : 10:00am -10:30am

For ages 17 months- 2 1/2 years

This story time is just right for toddlers. With shorter stories, action verses, finger plays, rhymes, and games, toddlers are sure to love listening and learning. Toddler Tales is now followed by the all new Toddler Play! Stay after to story time and relax with this open play time with toys!

 

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.

 

 

Cancelled:Stories and More 

Tuesdays, 2/25-3/24, & 4/14-6/2,

10:30-11:00 am

For Ages 2 1/2 – 5 years with caregiver

Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.

 

 

 

Cancelled:Baby Book Time & Baby Play Time

Baby Book Time: Wednesdays, 2/26-3/25, & 4/15-6/3, 9:30-10:00 am

Baby Play Time-Every Wednesday, 10:00-10:30am For Birth – 17 months, with caregiver.

  Babies and caregivers will be introduced to finger plays, baby games, action verses, and Mother Goose rhymes. Followed by Baby Play Group is every Wednesday that is an open play time with toys. 

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.

 

Cancelled: Chess Classes with Marty Sobin

 Wednesdays, 2/19-3/25  Grade 1 & Up (No class 3/11)  

Learn the basics of this challenging strategy game in the beginner class, or expand your skill in the advanced class.  As a guideline, if the student does not know the details of checkmate, “castling,” “pawn promotion,” or “en passant,” he or she will be most comfortable in the beginner class.  If your child is available for fewer than half of the sessions, please consider registering for chess classes at another time. Registration is required and is now open.  Register once for all nine classes.

Beginners, 4:45-5:45 pm: Registration is full.

Advanced, 5:45-7:15 pm Please click here to register

 

 

Cancelled:The Artful Story

Thursdays, 2/20-3/26, & 4/16-6/4,

10:30-11:00 am

Ages 3-5 years with caregiver

This art-filled story time will delight young children and nurture creativity.

 

 

Cancelled:Friday Fun! 

Fridays, 2/21-4/3, & 4/17-6/5,

10:30 am-11:00 am                

Something different every Friday! Music, crafts, building, or create a snack. Whatever the activity, Friday Fun is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend. For ages 2 1/2-5 years with caregiver.

Sing-a-Long with Music in the Somerset Hills Friday, 3/6

Sing, clap, and dance and more with Alison Siener Brown.

LEAP Into Science with MOMI (Museum of Imagination + Innovation) Friday, 3/13

Experiment with the power of wind. You’ll be blown away.

Nutrition with Allie Sanderson, Dietician Fridays, 4/3    

Join this popular local dietician who will teach caregivers and children to prepare healthy seasonal snacks.

 

 

Cancelled:Family Story Time

Saturdays,  2/29 & 3/7 & 4/4

10:30am Birth – 6 yrs old

Saturday is family day! Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, games, or a craft.