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.**

 


 NEW: 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:


Reflecting Lights

Tuesday, 2/4, 4:30-5:30 pm

Explore reflectivity with a teleidoscope, which is a type of kaleidoscope that reflects the world around it rather than something installed inside the tube.  See your surroundings from a new perspective and make your own teleidoscope to take home.

 


 

 Chess Classes with Marty Sobin

 Wednesdays, 1/8-3/25  Grade 1 & Up (No class 1/15, 2/12 & 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

 

 

Earth Warrior Series

Mondays, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10 & 2/24

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!

 

 

Sunday Science

Sundays, 1/19 & 2/16, 2:00-3:00 pm  Grades 1 & up with an adult

Don’t miss this popular hands-on program that is full of fun, science and surprises.  Required registration opens 1/6 and 1/31. Please Click Here to Register.

 

 

Fossil Dig

Session 1: Sunday, 1/26, 2:00-2:45 pm Ages 5 & up with caregiver. THIS SESSION IS FULL. THERE IS NO WAIT LIST. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING FOR SESSION 2.

Session 2: Sunday, 1/26, 3:00-3:45 pm Ages 5 & up with caregiver. We need a minimum of 15 people to register or we will not run the second session. Please click here to register.

If you dig dinosaurs and fossils, this is the program for you. Learn about fossils and search for your own authentic natural treasures.  Every child will take home a fossil to keep.  Space is limited. Required registration.

A HOLE LOT OF FUN!  MINI GOLF IN THE LIBRARY: Saturday, February 8

Family Day: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only $5 per person

Come play mini golf in the library.  Have a ball and support the Friends of the Library at the same time.  Snacks will be available for purchase and there will be basket raffle too. Go to www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/mini-golf for details.

 

 

Chocolate Truffle Making

Thursday, 2/13 4:30-5:00 pm  Gr. K-5

Is it more fun to make, eat, or share chocolate truffles? Find out when you create your own customized truffles to enjoy or to share with a loved one for Valentine’s Day.  Required registration opens 1/30.

 

 

 

 

 

Volcanoes with Pearl Observatory

Saturday, 2/22, 2:00-2:45 pm

Ages 5 & up with caregiver

Learn all about volcanoes and volcanic rocks. Then join us outdoors to watch a model volcano erupt.  Required registration opens 2/7.

 

 


Weekly Activities


Toddler Tales & Toddler Play

Mondays, 1/13-2/24 (except 2/17)

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

Toddler Play Time – Every Monday(except 2/17), : 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.

 

 

Stories and More 

Tuesdays, 1/14-2/25, 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.

 

 

 

Baby Book Time & Baby Play Time

Baby Book Time: Wednesdays, 1/15-2/26, 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.

 

 

The Artful Story

Thursdays, 1/16-2/27, 10:30-11:00 am

Ages 3-5 years with caregiver

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

 

 

Friday Fun! 

Fridays,  1/17-2/28, 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.

 

 

 

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 1/25 & 2/29,

10:30-11:00 am. All ages are welcome! 

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