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Winter Reading Program!

Kenilworth Public Library is offering the following programs during the winter season.

Registration is required for all programs.

The Winter Reading Club begins on Monday, January 6, 2020.


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: January 7, 14, 21 and 28 and February 4, 11 & 18.


Toddler Time for 2 year olds will be held on the following Wednesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am: January 8, 22 and 29 and February 5, 12 & 19. Stories, puppets and music just right for young listeners will be introduced.


Bilingual Story Time for children of all ages will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:30 – 10:50am.  Babies and children of all ages will enjoy stories, action rhymes and music in both Spanish and English.


PJ Story Time for children ages 3 and up will be held on the following Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm: January 9, 16, 23 & 30 and February 6, 13 & 20. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to this program, and bring along a stuffed animal, too.


Lego at The Library for 4 – 12 year olds will be held on the following Fridays from 3:30 to 4:00 pm: January 11 & 24 and February 7 & 21.

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:  January 17 and February 14. 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: January 31. Games may include Book Bingo, USA Bingo, History Bingo and Kenilworth Bingo. Parents do not participate in this program.



The Good Tymes String Band will be entertaining children ages 2 & up and their families at The Kenilworth Public Library on Wednesday, January 29 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.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  An interactive program to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health will be presented for children ages 4 and up. Dr. Mouli Surti of Pediatric Dentistry of Union will present this program on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 – 7:00pm.


Seussical Jr. will be presented on Thursday, February 13 for children ages 4 and up.

The audience will be transported from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus.  The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton The Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos.  Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

This program will be presented by The Paper Mill Play House Children’s Theater On Tour Students.

This program will be funded by The Ralph Errington Foundation.

Registration is required.

Children ages 4 and up may register for the event.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register on Thursday, February 6th.

Out of town residents may begin to register on Tuesday, February 11th, space permitting.



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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