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Spring Reading Program!

The Spring Reading Program at the Kenilworth Public Library begins Monday, March 25 and concludes on Friday, May 10.   Children who were registered for the Winter 2019 reading club we be preregistered for the spring session.

Registration is required for all library programs:

Mommy, Daddy & Me, a parent and child at-home reading program for children ages 2 to 5.

I Can Read, a reading program for children who are just starting to read on their own from ages 6 to 8.

Club Readsalot, a reading program for children ages 9 to 12.

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Lap Sit for ages 0 to 23 months will be held on the following Tuesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am: March 26. April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and May 7.

Toddler Time for 2 year olds will be held on the following Wednesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am: March 27,  April 3, 10, 17 & 24 and May 1 & 8. Stories, puppets and music just right for young listeners will be introduced.

PJ Story Time for children ages 3 and up will be held on the following Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm: March 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9.  Children are invited to wear their pajamas to this program, and bring along a stuffed animal, too.

Tech Time At The Library for children ages 4 – 10 years old will be held on Thursdays at 3:30 – 4:30pm: .March 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9.   Children will have an opportunity to independently explore various educational apps featured on one of the library’s Samsung tablets.

Children under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult in order to borrow a tablet.

A library card will be required in order to participate in this program.  Headphones will be provided when using the tablets.  Children are welcome to bring their own headphones or earbuds to use with the tablets too.

Lego At The Library for 4 – 12 year olds will be held on the following Fridays from 3:30 to 4:00 pm: March 29, April April 12 and May 3.

Lego at the Library is made possible by donations from the Walmart Local Giving Program and Jackie Fidurski.

Bingo for Young Children will be held on the following Fridays from 3:30 to 4:00pm for children ages 3 and up:  April 5 and May 10.  Games may include A-B-C Bingo, Number Bingo and Color & Shape Bingo. Parents must remain in the library during the program.

Bingo for Children Who Can Read will be held on the following Friday from 3:30 to 4:00pm in the Activity Room: April 26. Games may include Book Bingo, USA Bingo, History Bingo and Kenilworth Bingo. Parents do not participate in this program.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Registration is required for all special events.

Kenilworth residents may register one week prior to each event.

Out of town residents may begin to register two days prior to each event, space permitting.

To register for special events, please call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard.

Meet The Author: Linda Yianolatos will read The Yummy Treats Room to children ages 3 and up on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 – 7:00pm. Children and their families will have an opportunity to meet the author of the Crystal City Series.

The  Good Tymes String Band will be entertaining children ages 2 & up and their families at The Kenilworth Public Library on Wednesday, April 3  at 10:30am – 11:00am.

Foot tapping, knee slapping banjo music & songs for families with children of all ages featuring Raymond Dreitlein, Pete Hauptman and Jay Leipzig.

Applause Theater will present a Junie B Jones Musical Review on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 – 7:00pm.

This musical performance highlighting songs from Junie B Jones, The Musical will be directed by Krystle Tomlinson.

Children ages 3 and up and their families will enjoy upbeat interactive music highlighting this famous storybook character.

Learn how to make sushi at the Kenilworth Public Library on Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 – 4:30pm.
Children ages 6 – 12 years old will have an opportunity to learn how to make sushi and sample
Sushi prepared by sushi chef Tommy Chen. This program will be presented by Benihana Restaurant located in  Short Hills.
Registration is required.

Children under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied by an assisting adult.

Our Earth: What A Gas! Will be presented by The Grand Falloons on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 – 7:45pm for children ages 4 – 12 years old.  Children will have an opportunity to participate in interactive science related activities combined with classic family comedy and circus skills.  This program has been funded by A Recycling Grant given to the Borough of Kenilworth.

Home Depot Workshop will be presented at the library on Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 – 12:00noon

for ages 5 – 13 years old.

Children and teens will have an opportunity to complete a spring related woodworking project to take home.

A Home Depot representative will provide instruction and assistance with these projects.

Children ages 5 – 9 years old much be accompanied by an assisting adult in order to participate.

Learning about Alpacas will be presented at The Kenilworth Public Library on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30pm.

This 45 minute program will be presented by Joy and Colin Scott, owners of Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch.

Children ages 4 and up, and adults will have an opportunity to meet an alpaca from the ranch, and  learn about these beautiful animals.

Registration is required.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register on Thursday, April 25.

Out of town residents may begin to register on Tuesday., April 30, space permitting

To register call the library at 908-276-2451or visit 548 Boulevard.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Kenilworth Public Library

Children’s author, Laura Sassi will present story time and a craft based on her book,

Love is Kind on Thursday, May 9

Children will have an opportunity to listen to Sassi reading her book, and participate in a related Mother’s Day craft project.

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To register for programs, or for more information, visit the Kenilworth Public Library at 548 Boulevard or

call (908) 276-2451.

The library’s website can be viewed at  www.kenilworthlibrary.org.

The Kenilworth Public Library is fully accessible to all library users.

 

The Kenilworth Public Library is fully accessible to all library users.

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