CLICK HERE To Access the Youth Services 2019 Summer Programming Schedule

 

Register for Summer Reading! Children and teens can earn incentives for reading and participating in reading and library related activities. Reporting starts the week of July 1st and runs for 6 weeks.  Stop by or call the Library to learn more or email the Youth Services Librarian, Kristen, at kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.

 

READING PRACTICE!

Register your child for one of our programs aimed at helping your emergent and new reader gain confidence and discover how much fun reading can truly be.  Our Dog Tales and Reading Buddies programs are intended to encourage children to practice reading in a fun, welcoming environment here at the Library.

Dog Tales:  Read to a Dog Program:  Thursday June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22 from 4:30pm-6:00pm:  Children learning to read practice reading to a therapy dog.  Call or visit the library to register for a time slot. Registration required.  Registration for each program will open the 1st of the corresponding month.

Reading Buddies is a library program that pairs a child learning to read with a teen library volunteer.  If you interested and to learn more about the program, please fill out this brief interest form HERE 
Once your child is paired with a reading buddy, you will work with the teen volunteer to create a schedule that works best for you, your child, and your child's reading buddy.
Please note that participation is dependent on the number of teen volunteers available for the program.

NEW FOR THE SUMMER: We now have Drop In Reading Buddies on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm starting Tuesday July 16th. 

(Please note that our 2 book clubs:  K&1st (Read With Me book club) and 2nd & 3rd (Reading Rabbits book club) are taking a break for the summer. They will both return this September though!)

 

SUMMER WEE TIME
Mondays at 9:30 a.m (July 8-August 26)
CLICK HERE to Sign-Up
For children newborn to age 2 with caregiver. Share books, rhymes, songs and play with your child. Drop-ins welcome.

SUMMER LITTLE READERS 
Mondays at 11:30 a.m (July 8-August 26)
CLICK HERE to Register
Join us on Monday mornings for an interactive program of stories, songs, and activities for Children Ages 3-5!

SUMMER WEE MUSIC 
Tuesdays at 9:30am (July 9-August 27)
CLICK HERE to Register for the Tuesday Class
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.(July 11-August 29)
CLICK HERE to Register for the Thursday Class
This hands-on sensory themed program invites little ones to use various props like shaker eggs, scarves, and bells. Program lasts about 25 minutes. Best for ages 6 months - 2 years old. Registration is required for the summer. Please register for either the Tuesday or Thursday class. Registering once signs you up for all dates in the summer series.

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC: Ages 2 1/2-5
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m (July 11-August 29)
CLICK HERE to Register
Join us on Thursday mornings at 11:30am for our Summer Music and Movement program. We'll have fun with activities like using a parachute, practicing with rhythm sticks, and doing dances like freeze dance and the hokey pokey! Our Thursday program is best for children age 2 1/2 - 5.

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC: Ages 4-7
Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m (July 9-August 27)
CLICK HERE to Register
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 11:30am for our Summer Music and Movement program for children ages 4-7. We'll have fun using various props plus test our skills with music-themed challenges like musical chairs, London Bridges, and the limbo! Our Tuesday program is best for children age 4-7.

STORIES AT THE PARK: STORYTIME AT GROVER CLEVELAND PARK
Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (June 28, July 12-August 16)
No Registration Required.
Join us at the Children's House at Grover Cleveland Park for storytime. Storytime lasts about 20-25 minutes. Children are also invited to stay after for a get creative hands-on activity like exploring with play-doh, using paint dots, or making a craft. Program is best for ages 3-6.

PLAY GROUP
Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
For children age 6 months to 5. An informal weekly get-together children and their caregivers. No registration required.

CHESS CLUB 
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. (July 2nd-August 6)
Open to Ages 7-13
CLICK HERE to Register for CHESS CLUB
Join the Caldwell Public Library's Summer Chess Club to learn strategies and play chess! Program runs for 6 weeks.

STEM IN THE SUMMER
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (July 9-July 30)
Open to Ages 8-12
CLICK HERE to Register for STEM CLUB
Participate in a series of weekly STEM activities during the month of July that are out of this world! Program runs for 4 weeks.

LEGOS IN THE LIBRARY
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (July 3, July 17, August 7 and August 21)
Open to Ages 6+
Drop-in program, no registration required.
Children age 6 and up are invited to participate in Lego challenges led by Miss Abby. Lego creations will be displayed in the library. Due to small pieces, this program is not for babies or toddlers.

Take a break from the heat to watch an out of this world movie in the Library! All movies start at 2:00 p.m.

Monday July 1 at 2:00 p.m.:   Wall-e. Rated G. 1 hour 38 minutes.

Monday July 8 at 2:00 p.m.:  E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Rated PG. 1 hour 55 minutes.

Monday July 15 at 2:00 p.m.:  Wonder Park. Rated PG.  1 hour 25 minutes.

Monday July 22 at 2:00 p.m.:  Space Jam.  Rated PG.  1 hour 28 minutes.

NO Movie on July 29 - We have an Astronomy Program today for ages 8+!

Monday August 5 at 2:00 p.m.:  Muppets from Space.  Rated G. 1 hour 27 minutes.

Monday August 12 at 2:00 p.m.:  Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Rated PG.  2 hours 1 minute.

 

ZOO JERSEY
Wednesday July 10 at 3:00 p.m.
All Ages
CLICK HERE to Register
Zoo Jersey will be here with an amazing animal show!

TURTLE DANCE MUSIC:  SPACE! COSMOS FOR KIDS
Friday July 12 at 11:00 a.m.
For Children and Teens!
CLICK HERE to Register
Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation.

ART KIDS ACADEMY:  STARRY STARRY NIGHT
Wednesday July 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Ages 5-10
CLICK HERE to Register
Kids age 5-10 are invited to a free art class at the Library with Art Kids Academy. Kids will "take a look at Van Gogh's Starry Night (as they) design a nighttime landscape using watercolors and oil pastels." Wednesday July 17th from 3 pm to 4 pm.

NINA MUSIC
Friday July 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 6 months- 5
CLICK HERE to Register
Nina Music brings her “Sing-Sign-Dance!” program back to the Caldwell Library this summer. Nina incorporates sign language and directional movement into her music for a uniquely high-energy and fun performance.

MAESTRO TALES
Friday July 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 6 months - 4
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CLICK HERE to Register.
Bring your little ones to the library for a children's program encompassing classical music,nursery rhymes, and a theatrical storytelling of familiar fairy tales.

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE: SIZE AND SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE
Monday July 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 8 and up
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CLICK HERE to Register.
Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe (The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Edition) is an exciting family program about the universe led by Astronomer Kevin Manning.  After a presentation, everyone will head outside to view sunspots on the sun using a sun filter (same one used by NASA).

HARRY POTTER: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
Wednesday July 31 at 3:00 p.m.
Ages 7  and up
PLEASE REGISTER
Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with themed activities and snacks.

CRATER CREATIONS
Wednesday August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 5-9
CLICK HERE to Register
Rutgers Geology Museum's Traveling Summer Programs presents a program about meteorites, crater formations, plus leads kids in an activity to create their own craters. Wednesday, August 7th from 2 pm to 3 pm, for ages 5-9 years.

SUMMER READING FINALE WITH I SEE MAGIC
All Ages
CLICK HERE to Register
Celebrate the end of our 2019 summer reading program with a magic performance by I See Magic! Grand Prizes will be awarded at the finale and everyone who finished the summer reading challenge will receive a completion certificate.

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