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Story and Music Programs

Registration required for most programs to help us manage space.

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Bubble Party

Monday Feb. 12, 3:45pm

All Ages

Sign-Up Here 
 

Families are invited for an afternoon of bubble fun at the Caldwell Public Library! We'll have bubble wrap craft activities, a bubble dance party, and more! All Ages welcome.

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Boogie with Books

Thursday Feb. 15, 11:45am

Best for Ages 2-5

Sign-Up Here 
 

Join All 4 Dance Studio and Ms. Kris at the Caldwell Public Library on Thursday February 15th for a joint music and movement storytime program!  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!  Best for ages 2-5 but all ages welcome.

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Inclusive Storytime:  

February's Program is Cancelled

All Ages

Sign-Up Here (Walk-ins welcome)
 

FEBRUARY'S PROGRAM CANCELED. Children and their families are invited to join us for a story time that encourages sensory exploration within an environment that is hopefully not overstimulating. We'll have sensory activities for kids to explore like stepping stones, fidget toys, a Hoberman sphere, and more but no loud music or sounds.  All ages welcome.  Families should feel comfortable bringing all children. and coming and going as they are able.
Sensory Storytime:  11:00am-11:30am
Open Sensory Play  11:30am-12:00pm

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Ms. Emily's Sing-Along Program

Friday 2/2 and 2/16

Ages 0-5

Sign-Up Here

Enjoy time together with your little one and Sing-Along with Ms. Emily! Best for babies up to age 5 years old with their adult. Registration Required.
 

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Bilingual Storytime: Día de San Valentín:

Wednesday 2/7

All Ages

Sign-Up Here

Families are invited to join us for our monthly Libros En Dos Lenguajes program!  This month, our theme is Valentine's Day! A typical program includes  stories, songs, snacks, and a craft activity. The program is presented with the help of volunteers from JCHS. Walk-ins welcome!

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PJ Storytime - February 

Wednesday February 14th,  6:00pm

All Ages

Sign-Up Here

Stop by the library before bed for some stories, songs, and snacks before bedtime. Our theme this month is Valentines Day! Kids can come in the pajamas and even bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket!

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Wee Time Wiggles

Tuesday January 16th - March 26th

10:30am

Ages 6-24 months 

Sign-Up Here

 

Babies and their adults are invited to join us at 24-D Smull Ave for our Wee Time Wiggles program! This program includes stories songs/music, rhymes, lap-sit activities plus time to explore shaker eggs, bells, scarves, and more. Program is intended for babies up through 24-months old. 

Toddler Time

Mondays January 29 - March 25th

11:45am-12:30pm

Ages 2-3

Sign Up Here

This engaging story time program is intended for toddlers ages 2-3 with their parent/caregivers. Program includes stories, fingerplays, and rhymes as well as movement activities, hands on sensory exploration, process art and craft activities, and more. No program 2/19 or 3/4.

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Pre-K STEAM Ahead

Thursday February 8th, 1:30pm-2:15pm

Ages 3-5

Sign Up Here

Program combines story time with hands on S.T.E.A.M exploration for little learners. Our February Theme is candy! Registration appreciated to help us prepare.

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Storytime Shimmy and Shake

Thursday February 22nd, 1:30pm-2:15pm

Ages 3-5

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Kids ages 3-5 listen to stories, find the beat with some rhythm sticks,  and get their bodies moving during this interactive music and movement program for preschoolers! Registration Appreciated but walk-ins are welcome!

 

ELEMENTARY AND TWEEN PROGRAMS

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STEM Buddies

Wednesday February 21st, 4:00pm

Grades K-5

Sign Up Here

Teen volunteers lead children in grades K-5 in fun hands-on STEM based projects and experiments. Theme is TBD. Registration for this program is required due to space limitations.

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STEM Buddies

Wednesday February 14th, 4:00pm-5:00pm (SIGN-UP)

Wednesday February 28th, 3:30pm-4:30pm (SIGN-UP)

Best for Grades K-4

Registration Required to Guarantee a Spot. 

Children practice reading to a trained therapy dog. 

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Create with Josie

1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 3:30pm

Best for Ages 7+

Sign Up for the Bracelet Making Program HERE

Sign Up for the SLIME Program HERE

Kids ages 7+ can stop by after school to create with our Youth Services Assistant Josie! She has two fun projects planned for January: January 5th: Hot Cocoa Bombs and January 19th: Bracelet Making!  Please register so we can be sure to have enough materials and projects prepped.

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Tween Scene:  Taylor Swift Theme

Wednesday January 31st, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Grades 4-7

Click HERE to Register

January's club meeting is all about taylor swift!!! Trivia, music, snacks, and more! Register to help us manage space!.

BOOK  CLUBS

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Read with Me

K-1st Grade Book Club

Tuesday February 6th and 20th, 4:00pm-4:45pm

Register HERE

Read with me is a transition between storytime to book clubs for children in grades K-1st.  Adults stay in the room and participate during the program. Program is best for pre-readers and emerging readers.  The book for February is Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems.

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Reading Rabbits

2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club

Tuesday February 27th, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Register HERE

Reading Rabbits is our book club for grades 2-3. Each month is focused on a different genre or theme.  Kids get to explore books, read together, play book-related games, and more. February's theme is Mystery books.

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Graphic Novel Club

4th to 6th Grade Book Club

Tuesday February 13th, 4:00pm-4:45pm

Register HERE

Monthly graphic novel club for Grades 4-6! There is still space for new members to join. February's book is Smile (rescheduled from January)! Books may be picked up behind the circulation desk while copies last and it is also available via Hoopla.

TEENS

Teens

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

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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 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: 

  • Planning and Running a "Super Secret Spy Club Program" scheduled for Wednesday May 1st 2024

  • Readers Theater 2024 program

THE BASICS

  • Open to Grades 8-12 

  • 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)

NEW!!! 7th graders who are 13-years-old may now apply to be a reading buddy!

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