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Fall Reading Program!
Registration for the Fall Reading Program at the Kenilworth Public Library begins Monday, September 10.
The reading club begins on Monday, September 24th and concludes on Friday, November 9.
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.
 Lap Sit for ages 0 to 23 months will be held on the following Tuesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am:
September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; and November 6.
Babies are welcome to wear their Halloween costume during Halloween Lap Sit which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
 Toddler Time for 2 year olds will be held on the following Wednesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am:
September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and November 7.
Stories, puppets and music just right for young listeners will be introduced.
Toddlers are welcome to wear  their Halloween costume during Halloween Toddler Time which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
 PJ Story Time for children ages 3 and up will be held on the following Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm: September 27, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 and November 1 & 8.
Children are invited to wear their pajamas to this program, and bring along a stuffed animal, too.
Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costume for Halloween Story Time which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Lego At The Library will be held on the following Fridays from   3:30-4:00 p.m. for children ages 4-12 years old:
September 28 October 12 & 26 and November 9.
Children ages 4-9 years old must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.  Children will have an opportunity to build with Lego bricks.
Lego at the Library is made possible through a grant from the Walmart Local Giving program.
Bingo for Young Children ages 3 & up will be held on the following Fridays from 3:30 to 4:00pm for children ages 3 and up:
October 5 and November 2. 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: October 19.
Games may include USA Bingo, History Bingo and Kenilworth Bingo. Parents do not participate in this program.
NEW: Teen Advisory Board will hold their first meeting on Thursday, September 27 at 3:30 – 4:15pm.  Teens ages 13 – 18 years old are welcome to attend.  This group will discuss possible programs, activities and volunteer opportunities at the library.
Bring your friends, bring your ideas.
Light refreshments will be served.
Special Events at The Library
Applause Theater will visit the Kenilworth Public Library on Thursday, October 4 (6:30 – 7:00pm) to entertain children age 4 & up and their families with musical theater songs including songs from Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music and Hairspray.
This program will be directed by Krystle Tomlinson.
Registration is required.
Children who are registered for PJ Story Time will be invited to attend this program without additional registration.
Krystle Tomlinson, founded APPLAUSE  Theater at age of fourteen. Krystle has grown up involved in Musical Theater,  and wanted to use her training and love of the arts to get kids involved. Kids ranging from age six to sixteen can be seen in APPLAUSE productions, which include cabarets and musicals.  APPLAUSE productions offers workshops with kids starring on Broadway, and this winter will be offering classes! Tomlinson hopes children and their families will come check out this preview show of: Legally Blonde, The Sound Of Music and Hairspray, A Musical Revue.
The  Good Tymes String Band will be entertaining children ages 2 & up and their families at The Kenilworth Public Library
on Wednesday, October 17  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.
Learn how to prepare a healthy after school snack to enjoy for Halloween.  This workshop will be presented by dietitian, Victoria Coglianese.
Children ages 5 – 13 years old will have an opportunity to learn how to prepare a healthy snack especially created for Halloween.
Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate in this program.
Each participant will be able to enjoy their healthy snack at the conclusion of this workshop.
Registration is required.
Kenilworth residents may begin to register 1 week prior to this workshop.
Out of town residents may begin to register 2 days prior to this workshop,
space permitting.
For more information, or to register for this workshop, call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard.
As a dietitian at the ShopRite of Garwood, Victoria Coglianese, RDN is available for free nutrition counseling, store tours, partnering with local community groups to provide nutrition programs, and being a resource to customers, employees, and the community on health and wellness issues.
To register for programs, or for more information,
visit the Kenilworth Public Library at 548 Boulevard or call (908) 276-2451.

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