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Register in person at 24-D Smull Ave. 

WEE AND RISING READERS

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Stories and Songs at the Park with Ms. Emily and Ms. Kris

Fridays at 11:00am

June 21, June 28, July 19, and July 26

All Ages welcome (best for babies through age 6)

Sign-up here

Join Ms. Kris for stories and Ms. Emily for songs this summer at the Grover Cleveland Park.  
 

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Toddler Play Group

Mondays in June

Best for Ages 2-4 

Join us for open play and fine motor skill practice. This self-directed drop-in group is best for toddlers who are old enough to do activities like basic scissor skills, blocks, and coloring. We'll also have various toys out for little ones to explore. No registration needed. Parent supervision is requeired

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Baby Play Group

Tuesdays in June

Best for Babies Ages 6-24 months

The play date on June 25th is abbreviated. Come by between 10:00am - 10:45am!

This program will feature toys and manipulatives that are age appropriate for babies to explore while adults enjoy conversation with each other as well.  This is a drop-in, self-directed program - no registration needed.

Inclusive Storytime

Thursday,  June 27th at 11am

All Ages, walk-ins welcome

JUNE'S THEME:  THINGS THAT GO!

Children and their families are invited to join Ms. Kris for a sensory-friendly storytime. We'll have engaging books to share and sensory toys for kids to explore. All ages welcome. Families should feel comfortable bringing all children and coming and going as they are able. 

Sensory Storytime 11:00-11:30am 

Open Sensory Play  11:30am-12:00pm

Boogie with Books with All 4 Dance

Wednesday July 10th at 4pm 

Best for Ages 3+

Registration appreciated, Walk-Ins Welcome

Join us for an afternoon of "under the sea" themed stories, songs, and dancing with Ms. Kris from Caldwell Library and Ms. Shannon from All for Dance Studio!
 

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PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

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Zoophoria NJ - Wildlife Program

Thursday July 18 at 3:00pm

All Ages, Best for 3+

Sign-up here

 

There will be a reading of Zonia’s Rainforest which highlights some issues faced by Amazonian animals.  Ms. Samantha will guide children in a conversation based on what she has learned from living in the Peruvian Amazon for research projects she has done.  Children will also meet 5-7 animals!

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PJ Storytime - Camp Themed!

Wednesday Juy 24th at 6:00pm

All Ages, Best for 3+

Sign-up here

 

Join us for a camp themed pajama storytime! We'll make s'mores, pretend campfires, and share campfire stories plus more!  Kids are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite soft toy and blanket!

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Pirate Themed Storytime and Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday August 14th at 4:00pm

All Ages, Best for 3+

Sign-up here

 

Ahoy Kiddos - join us at the Library on Wednesday August 14th for a pirate themed storytime program and a scavenger hunt too!  Let Us Know Yer Coming!

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Thursday Family Flicks 

Thursdays at 2pm on 7/11. 7/25, and 8/8

All Ages

Walk-Ins Welcome

Escape the heat (or rain!) and enjoy a free family friendly movie at the Library plus some snacks too!  Stay for all or part of the movie.  We'll have fidget toys out for kids and coloring page activities for them too.

ELEMENTARY AND TWEEN PROGRAMS

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DIY TWEEN:  TRAVEL JOURNALS

Wednesday June 26th at 4:00pm

Ages 9-12

Sign-up here

Stop by the library at 4pm to make a travel journal that you can use throughout the summer! Let us know you're coming so we have enough

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Taste Bud Trials (Presented by Shoprite)

Wednesday July 3rd at 4:00pm

Ages 8+

Sign-up here

Are you brave enough to try different foods? Join us for a food-themed program all about your taste buds presented by ShopRite! 

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The Wild Robot Book Club

Weekly on Mondays at 3:30pm,

July 8th - August 5th

Best for Ages 9-12

Sign-up here

The Movie the Wild Robot comes out on  Sept. 20th! Let's (re)read the book together this summer and get ready for it!  Plus craft/DIY activities,  trivia related to the books, and more!  We'll also have a raffle for movie tickets at the end of the club for members!
 

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Summer 2024 Nature Series with the

Essex County Environmental Center

AGES 5-10

Registration Required for each program

Join us at the Grover Cleveland Park for programs presented by the Essex County Environmental Center. Registration is required for each prorgram. Click on the title below to access the sign-up form.

MIGHTY MIGRATIONS 7/16

SWAMP EXPLORATIONS 7/30

LENAPE LIVING 8/6


 

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TWEEN SCENE

Wednesday July 31st at 6:00pm

Grades 4-7, Ages 9-12

Sign-up here

Join Us for our Summer Tween Scene Event! We'll make things, do things, have snacks and of course as always have tons of fun!

Summer is the perfect time for new members to try out tween scene!

 

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TEENS

Teens

Follow The Caldwell Public Library Teen Action Committee on Instagram!  @cplnjteens

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TEEN VOLUNTEER PARTY

Wednesday August 7th at 6:00pm

Grades 7-12

Sign-up here

Our teen volunteers and teens thinking about joining the Caldwell Public Library as a volunteer are invited to this event. We'll have pizza, games, giveaways and more!
 

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TEEN ACTION COMMITTEE

The Teen Action Committee is a group of teens dedicated to taking an active role in ensuring the library is central to the community. TAC members receive volunteer hours for attending and actively participating in brainstorming meetings, as well as completing projects. Learn more about TAC here.

RECENT MAIN PROJECTS: 

  • Plan and Ran  a "Super Secret Spy Club Program" 

  • Reader's Theater 2024 program

THE BASICS

  • Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm - no program during the summer

  • Join our Remind group for updates about meeting dates or email the youth services librarian at kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.

  • Mobile app: rmd.at/taccpl (You will prompted to download the Remind app if you don't have it already installed.)

  • Web browser:  remind.com/join/taccpl
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