Children's Programming

Youth Programming

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Help your child develop and grow their love of reading by getting them their very own Reading Buddy. A trained reading buddy teen volunteer will meet with your child either online or in-person, based on your preferences! The program is flexible, fun and free! Click the link above to get started or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org with questions.

Story Times

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Wee Time Wiggles

Tuesday  11/16-12/21 at 10:00am (no program 11/22)

0-24 months

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Location:   Verona Public Library, Lower Level

Join us starting November 16th at the Verona Public Library for our Wee Time Wiggles program for babies and their parents/caregivers. Introduce your little ones to a lifetime of reading! Wee Time Wiggles features developmentally appropriate activities like stories, songs, rhymes, and lap-bounces that encourages  bonding and interaction between you and your little one(s).  
Program is best for caregivers/parents and babies under 24-months old. Meets on Tuesday mornings at 10am, 11/16-12/21 at the Verona Public Library.
 

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Story Time Shimmy and Shake

Thursdays 11/18-12/23 at 10:00am (*no program 11/25 or 12/2)

Ages 2-5 

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Location:   Verona Public Library,  Lower Level

Join Ms. Kris at the Verona Public Library Thursdays at 10:00am for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun movement activities! Program is best for ages 2-5. Meets Thursday mornings at 10am between 11/18 to 12/22 at the Verona Public Library. (no program on 11/25 or 12/2).

Clubs

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Tween Scene Club! (Junior TAC)

Wednesday Sept. 29, Oct. 27,  Dec. 1 and Dec. 29 at 6:30pm

Grades 4-7 (ages 9-12)

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Location:  West Orange Public Library

Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join us for our monthly Junior TAC / Tween Club!  We hang out, share our favorite books, do fun activities, and talk about what we can do for the Library! Program is shared between Caldwell Public Library and the West Orange Public Library. We'll be making a train food (baked goods) craft at our Dec. 1st meeting and having a New Years Eve themed event for our Dec. 29th one! Click the link above to sign up! Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org to learn more and get involved.
 

Read with Me Book Club

Thursday Nov.  Oct. 12, Oct. 2, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 at 4:15pm

Grades K-1

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Location:  The Verona Public Library

Read-with-Me is a bridge between story time and book club programs for kids in Kindergarten and 1st grade. Parents/caregivers and their kids/emerging readers are invited to join Ms. Kris for a shared read-aloud and book-themed activities! October's book was "Fox and Chick: the Party and Other Stories" and November's book is "Charlie and Mouse". Books are distributed at the first meeting of the month so that members may practice with them at home and then read aloud at the second meeting. (Kids who attend will be asked to help read a book out loud but never required.) Email Ms. Kris with questions:  kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.

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Reading Rabbits

Thursday Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16 at 4:15pm

Grades 2-3

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Location:  The Verona Public Library

Reading Rabbits is part book club, part hangout club, part game-time, and whole-lotta fun!  We typically meet twice a month. Books are distributed at the first meeting and then discussed at the second meeting. (December's book will be shared at our second November meeting.) Kids are also invited to bring whatever book they are currently reading to the club meeting as well.

TEENS

 

Teens interested in either of the following volunteer opportunities must also fill out our general volunteer form found HERE

TEEN ACTION COMMITTEE

The teen action committee is a group of teens dedicated to taking an active role in ensuring the library as 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

CURRENT MAIN PROJECTS: 

  • Launching a Teen Run Instagram Account for the Library

  • Promoting Teen Programs and the Library

  • Advising Youth Services Librarian on the YA collection

  • Planning a Teen Winter Program

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THE BASICS

  • Open to Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)

  • Meeting dates and times vary based on club member availability, most meetings happen on Zoom.

  • Join our remind group for updates 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

Attending a meeting before first starting as a Reading Buddy volunteer is mandatory and attending at least one meeting  every 2 months is a requirement to volunteer for the program.  

Teens who are interested in learning more should email our Youth Service's Librarian, Kris, at kchurchill@caldwellpl.org

Reading Buddy Volunteer Club

Volunteers:  Ages 13-17

Fall Meeting Dates:  Our Next Meeting will be between 4:30-5:30pm on Tuesday 11/16 on Zoom

Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org


Fill out the Virtual Reading Buddies Volunteer Form Here

Reading Buddies is a flexible volunteer program that relies on the teen volunteer's effective communication between their reading buddy's parent and youth services librarian. All reading buddy volunteers should also attend Reading Buddy Club meetings to share success stories, troubleshoot with each other, and report activity to the Youth Services Librarian.  Meetings 

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