Monthly Miss Jolie Move and Groove Program
William Paterson Arts Workshops
Teen volunteers are waiting to read with your kids! Reading Buddies is a program that pairs children learning to read or who simply love to read with a teen volunteer. The program is such a wonderful way to both introduce a life long love of reading! Click Here to learn more about our reading buddies program, including how to sign your child up and how to become a teen reading buddy volunteer.
New! Access Scholastic Bookflix for Free ! Click on on the Logo and login with your Library Card Number.
"BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.
Borrow a story time book bundle to bring home and share with your kid(s)! Each bundle is carefully designed around a theme and includes 3 picture books, a laminated sheet of suggested songs and rhymes, a prop to encourage fine motor skill practice, and a craft. Bundles are best for ages 2+.
Current themes include: Frogs, Dogs, Cats, Dinosaurs, and Thankyou/Thankful.
Bundles may be borrowed when you are in the Library browsing or by requesting one via email. Email our children's Librarian, Ms. Kris, to learn more or request a bundle for pick-up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our featured March craft is a dragonfly bead craft. It's recommended for ages 5+ since it has small parts.
There are no reservations required though we recommend emailing or calling the Library to check availability before dropping by if you are only coming to the Library to get the kit.
We've also created a video tutorial for this month's craft which you can view HERE
Show-and-Tell Story Time
Join Ms. Kris on Zoom this winter for two show-and-tell story time programs.
Register for each program separately.
Wednesday March 10 at 11:00am
Join us on Zoom on Wednesday 3/10 at 11:00am for Show-and-Tell Story Time. Do you have a preschooler who loves Frozen? Well this is the show-and-tell story time for them! Ms. Kris will also read some books and we'll do a drawing activity together. Register below to be sent the Zoom link. This program is best for about ages 3-6.
Theme: Things that Go!
Wednesday February 24 at 11:00am
Vroom Vroom! This show-and-tell story time is all about things that go-go-go! We'll share some of our favorite toy trucks, cars, trains, and planes during today's program. Ms. Kris will also read some books and we'll do a drawing activity together. This program is best for about ages 3-6.
WHM Afternoon Read-Aloud Series
Thursdays at 4:00pm
YouTube and Facebook
Throughout the month of March we'll be posting videos and resources for Women's History Month. Videos will be posted to the Library's YouTube channel and promoted through our Facebook page. New videos will premiere each Thursday at 4:00pm.
Yakety Yak Virtual Book Club
Tuesday March 16, 4:00pm
Caldwell Public Library kids in grades 1-3 are invited to join us for our monthly virtual book club. This program is presented with Librarians from West Orange Public Library. Registration is required each month to receive the Zoom Link. March's book is A Fistful of Pearls by Elizabeth Laird (After registering, Ms. Kris will contact you to arrange pick up for the book. Please note that there are less copies than usual available for March's book.)
Speaking of Stories Virtual Book Club
Tuesday March 23, 4:30-5:15pm
Do you like to discover new books? Do you like to read? Do you like to talk about what you're reading? Then this club is perfect for you! Join readers from Caldwell Library, West Orange Public Library, and other librarie(s) as well for a joint virtual book club! We'll be chatting about the book The Night Diary at our March meeting. If you don't get to finish the book in time, that's fine! We love chatting about books and if you do too, then this is the club for you!
Pictionary Book Club
Wednesday March 24th, 3:30pm
Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join us for our latest teen volunteer hosted program. This 30-minute program will feature drawing, games and books! We'll be chatting about some of our favorite titles and playing a general book version of the game Pictionary. Pictionary challenges may feature such popular middle-grade titles as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, Babysitters Club, Harry Potter, and others.
History Club for Kids: A Zoom Subject Buddies Program
Thursday March 25, 3:30pm
Are you a kid who loves reading biographies and learning about the past? Are you in grades K-5? Well, you're in luck because some of our awesome teen volunteers do too! Join them on Zoom for a sure-to-be engaging and fun Histor-fic virtual program. This month's program is themed for Women's Herstory month. Registration is required for the Zoom link.
STEM Buddies: Rainbows!
Friday March 19, 3:30pm
Welcome to our first STEM Buddies program! A program that pairs kids and teens who love science together. In this first program, elementary age kids (grades K-5) are invited to join our teen volunteers for an afternoon of colorful rainbow fun and experiments. Registration is required for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, March 10th at 3:30pm
Join us for a Wednesday afternoon of gaming. This month we're playing the online version of the game Spyfall. Sign up required to be sent the Caldwell Public Library Discord Game Room invite.
Teens interested in either of the following volunteer opportunities must also fill out our general volunteer form found HERE
Virtual Teen Action Committee (TAC) Meetings: Volunteer Opportunity
Restarts January 2021
Join our bi-weekly TAC meeting. Reading Program. We'll chat, play games, and brainstorm ideas. Meeting online via Zoom. Open to teens age 13-17. Join our remind group for updates or email the youth services librarian for zoom meeting info at
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
Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy
Fill out the Virtual Reading Buddies Volunteer Form Here.
Teens who are interested in learning more should email our children's Librarian, Kristen, at email@example.com