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Summer Reading Program!


“Build A Better World” has been announced as the theme for the Kenilworth Public Library’s 2017 summer reading program. Registration for the library’s summer reading clubs for children and teens between the ages of 2 and 18 will begin on June 12.

The first 250 children to register will receive a free summer reading club bag that contains a calendar of events, program fliers and other items of interest to curious young minds.

Summer has lots going on for young readers who visit the Kenilworth Public Library between June 26 and Aug. 4.

In addition to being able to earn free paperback books based on the amount of time spent reading, children who are members of the various reading clubs may participate in the following activities: Monday PJ Storytime (6:30-7 p.m.) for ages 3 and up, Tuesday Lap Sit (10:30-10:50 a.m.) for newborns through age 2; Wednesday Toddler Time (10:30-10:50 a.m.) for 2 year olds.

Visit the library beginning on June 12 to register for reading clubs and these weekly programs.

Registration is also required for the following weekly programs:
Bingo For Young Children will be held on Thursday, July 13 (11:00-11: 30 a.m.) fro ages 3 & up.

Bingo For Children Who Can Read will be held on Thursday,  July 27 (11:00 -11:30a.m).
 Open House Crafts will be held on Fridays (11 a.m. to noon) for ages 4 and up on June 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 and August 4.
Lego At The Library will be held on Thursdays June 29, July 20 and August 3 this summer at 11:00am-12:00 noon. for children ages 4-12 years old. Children ages 4-9 years old must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. Each week children will have an opportunity to build their own creative project based on a weekly theme.
Registration is required.
Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each session.
Out of town residents may begin to register two days prior to each session, space permitting.
To register call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard.
Lego at the Library is made possible through a grant from the Walmart Local Giving program.
The lottery for our Kenilworth Makers Academy is open through June 13, 2017 for children from 2nd to 7th grade. Learn more at:

Special events:

Rafael, the miniature horse will visit the library on Thursday, July 6, at 11:00am –12:00 noon. for children ages 4 and up and their families. Children will meet Rafael, a therapy horse owned by  Maureen Coultas, executive director of Hope’s Promise.   Children will have an opportunity to view a miniature horse up close, and learn about how therapy horses are helping children and adults with special needs.

 This program was funded by The Friends of the Kenilworth Public Library.
Registration for this program begins on Thursday, June 29 for Kenilworth residents, and
on Monday, July 3, for out of town residents, space permitting.
Cartooning with Doug Baron will offer workshops for children ages 8 & up, teens and adults . Learn how to draw various cartoon characters, and  improve artistic skills. Workshops with be held on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 – 6:30pm on June 27, July 11, July 25 and August 1.  All supplies will be provided.
 Each workshop will focus on a different theme.
Kenilworth residents may register one week prior to each workshop.
Out of town residents may register two days prior to each workshop, space permitting.

These workshops have been funded by The Les Malamut Art Gallery.

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 who are members of one of the library’s reading clubs may also register for the following special evening events:  Caring For Wildlife with Travis Gale on June 29, Musical Celebration with The Bierkos on July 13, Comedy Juggling with David Darwin on July 20, Ways Of Water, a comedy science show presented by The Grand Falloons on July 27,  and Cool Science, an interactive science program presented by Wondergy on August 3.. Registration for each of these events will open one week prior to the event, with priority given to Kenilworth residents. If space permits, registration will open two days prior to each event for children who reside in other communities.
These special events have been funded by a Recycling Grant and Clean Communities Grant given to the Borough of Kenilworth.

The library will give everyone the chance to celebrate their accomplishments during the Eighth Annual LibraryFest , an open house event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10, between the hours of 5:30 and 7 p.m.

 Participants will thrill to the amazing interactive science experiments  presented by Wondergy.
Children will also receive a special balloon sculpture made just for them by Mark Dolson; marvel at the sleight of hand of magician Francis  Menotti, visit with beautiful Paso Fino horses in our parking lot (weather permitting), and receive a special gift from the library. Families attending LibraryFest should anticipate a forty-five minute time frame for participation in all of the evening’s events and all children in attendance must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

No registration will be required to attend LibraryFest. LibraryFest has been funded by The Friends Of The Kenilworth Public Library, and a Recycling Grant given to the Borough of Kenilworth.

Learn about and view The Solar Eclipse at the Kenilworth Public Library on Monday, August 21 at 2:00pm. Pearl Observatory representatives, Ken and Colin Reese will present a program in the library’s parking lot to educate children ages 5 and up, teens,  and adults about the solar eclipse. Free solar eclipse glasses will be distributed at this event.  In the event of inclement weather, there will be an indoor program to learn about the solar eclipse,  and view the eclipse on the library’s flat screen TV . Registration is required.  Registration will begin on                  Monday, August 14, 2017.  To register call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard.

The Kenilworth Public Library is located at 548 Boulevard. More information about the library can be found at or by calling 908 276-2451.

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


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