Children's Programming

Youth Programming

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Don't Miss Out On This Summer's Program!! Questions?  Email Ms.Kris at

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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! Sign-ups to be eligible to start Fall 2022 are open now! Click the link above to get started or email with questions.

Story Times

At the Grover Cleveland Park


Best for babies up to 24-months

Tuesdays at 10:00am

June 28th-August 23rd

Click HERE to Register and

Learn More!

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Ages 2-5

Thursdays at 10:00am

8/18-8/25, 9/15-11/3

Click Here to Sign Up!


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Tuesday August 16, 2:30pm-4:00pm (rain date 8/23)

at the Grover Cleveland Park!

Click HERE to  Let Us Know You're Coming

Download the Summer Reading Celebration Flyer. We're celebrating all the kids and teens who participated in and completed our 2022 summer reading challenge!  Event will feature grand prize drawings for those who completed the challenge for their age group PLUS free cold treats from Guerriero Gelato, lawn games, music by Sing-Along with Ms. Emily, balloons by Kyle Groom Balloons, temporary tattoos, and more!!! Event happens at the Grover Cleveland Park and is made possible by the Caldwell Public Library Foundation.


Wednesday July 13th at 3:30pm

at the Grover Cleveland Park!

All Ages Welcome!

Best for Kids up to Age 7

Click HERE to Register

Spend the afternoon dancing, singing, and popping bubbles with Miss Jolie! All Ages welcome!


Wednesday July 27th at 10:30am

at the Grover Cleveland Park!

Babies through age 3 with their adult(s)

Click HERE to Register

Spend the morning dancing and bonding with your little one!! 


Thursday July 21st at 4:00pm

at the Grover Cleveland Park!

Ages 5-10

Registration Required! Click HERE to Register

"Learn about what makes water so special by conducting lab experiments and investigating the water cycle and the states of water. Get up and move around with our fun and interactive games and activities."


Thursday July 28th at 4:00pm

at the Grover Cleveland Park!

Ages 5-10

Registration Required! Click HERE to Register

"Love insects? Join us for a hands-on presentation all about the monarch butterfly. We’ll learn about its amazing journey, life cycle and we’ll build-a-butterfly as a make and take craft! "


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Tween Scene Club SUMMER BASH!!!

Wednesday July 27th at 6:30pm

Grades 4-7 (ages 9-12)

Click Here to Register

Location:  The West Orange Public Library

Kids who are between 9-12 years-old are invited to join us for our Tween Scene Club Summer Bash!! Activities will include:  a seashell craft project, candy sushi making food-craft, jeopardy-styled trivia (including a category on Percy Jackson!) plus more! Click the link above to sign up! Email to learn more! NEW Members welcome!


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Take-and-Make Crafts!

Best for Ages 4-8

Pick Up Will Be at Verona Public Library Thursdays between 11:30am-2:30pm

Click Here to Reserve

This Week's Kit


Wednesday August 3rd 

at 4:00pm

Grades 1-3

Click Here to Register and

Learn More!

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Make-Up Date TBD

Grades K-5

Registration Required

Click Here to Register



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



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


  • Managing a Teen Run Instagram Account for the Library

  • Planning various programs / activities for the Library

  • Advising Youth Services Librarian on the YA collection / New YA space


  • Open to Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)

  • Summer Meeting Dates:  Monday June 27th at 7:30pm (Zoom), Wednesday July 20th and August 17th at 4:30pm (TBD)

  • Join our remind group for updates or email the youth services librarian at

    • mobile app: (you will prompted to download the remind app if you don't have it already installed)

    • web browser:

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Reading Buddy Volunteer Club

Volunteers:  Ages 13-17

Remaining Summer Meeting Dates:

Thursday 8/11 at 7:30pm and Monday 8/22 at 3:00pm


Fill out the Reading Buddies Volunteer Form Here

TO VOLUNTEER THIS SUMMER YOU MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE MEETINGS ON 6/29! 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 

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