Children's Programming

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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.

Virtual Storytime and Read-Aloud Programs

Coffee and Tots

Mondays at 9:30am

July 6-August 10

Ages 0-3

Zoom Program

Join Ms. Kris and her little ones on Monday mornings for a couple board books, rhymes, and if they littles will let us, some time for the adults to chat. Registration required to receive Zoom information. Click HERE to register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org. Attendees will learn secret codes to earn points toward the Wee Read Summer Reading Program. 

Lunchtime Stories

Wednesdays ​and Fridays at 12 noon

Facebook Live

Tune into the Library's Facebook page for stories read by a variety of guest readers for your child's lunchtime enjoyment!

Once Upon a Virtual Storytime

Thursdays at 9:30am

July 9-August 13

Ages 3-5

Zoom Program

A weekly virtual storytime for toddlers and preschool age kids featuring stories about mythical creatures like Unicorns and Dragons, plus more. Registration required to receive Zoom information. Click HERE to register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org. Attendees will learn secret codes to earn points toward the Wee Read Summer Reading Program.

Stories Before Bed

Thursdays at 7:30pm

Facebook Live

Join Ms. Kris on Facebook Live for some stories before going to bed.

Podcast Tales

Posted Fridays at 9:30am

July 10-July 31

Spotify (TBD)

Fairytales, Folktales and Fables are retold and remade over and over and over again. But do you know the original stories? Tune in to our new podcast to hear some of these original tales followed by one of their more recent updates.When you tune in, be sure to listen for the secret code to earn points toward completing the Summer Reading Challenge. More info coming on how to listen. Register HERE for updates. Listeners will learn secret codes to earn points toward the Wee Read, Children's and Teen Summer Reading Program.

 

MaestroTales Storytime

Friday July 24 at 11:00am

Facebook Live

Tune in to the Library's Facebook page on July 24th at 11:00am for a special 20 minute live storytime with Mousetro of MaestroTales! Program best for about ages 1-6. 

Get Up and Boogie

Saturdays at 9:30am

July 11, July 25 and August 8

Ages 2-6

Zoom Program

Join Ms.Kris for a virtual music and movement program on Zoom!  Click HERE to register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org. Attendees will learn secret codes to earn points toward the Wee Read and Children's Summer Reading Programs.

Other Programming

Ms. Kris's Activity Corner

Posted Tuesdays at 9:30am

July 7-August 11

Ages 3-7

Facebook

Tune into the Library's Facebook page on Tuesdays at 9:30am for fun craft and STEM activities.  Each program will include a secret code for kids participating in our Summer Reading Challenge. 

Imagine Your Story:  A Creative Writing Storytelling Club

Tuesdays at 2:30pm 

July 7-July 28

Ages 9-12

Zoom Program

Everyone has a story to tell - what's yours? Join Liz Martin, MFA, for a creative writing storytelling adventure this summer! Registration Required. Register HERE for or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org for Zoom info. Participants will get a secret code every week to enter into their ReadSquared summer reading account.

Bookland Adventure Squad

Thursday July 16 and August 13 at 5:30pm

Grades 1-3

Zoom Program

Join readers and Librarians from Caldwell, Ridgefield,  West Caldwell, and West Orange Public Libraries for a joint book club adventure this summer to discover and read books together. Click HERE to register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org. Caldwell Public Library participants will receive a secret code to enter into their ReadSquared account to earn points for the Children's Summer Reading Program.

Author Visit with Melanie Conklin:

Book Explorers Middle Grade Book Club!

Thursday July 23 and August 20 at 5:30pm

Grades 4-6

Zoom Program

Join our Book Explorers Book Club! Readers and Librarians from Caldwell Library,  West Caldwell, West Orange Public Library, and Ridgefield Public Library will meet virtually for a reading adventure this summer. Our July meeting will feature a visit by Middle Grade author Melanie Conklin (Counting Thyme & Every Missing Piece).

Click HERE to register or Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org for Zoom information. Caldwell Public Library participants will receive a secret code to use in their ReadSquared account to earn points toward the Summer Reading Program.

Harry Potter Jeopardy Program

Wednesday July 29 at 6:00pm

Ages 9+

Zoom Program

Do you know more about Harry Potter than anyone else? Are you sure?? Join our virtual Harry Potter Jeopardy Challenge to find out. Registration required. Register HERE or Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org for Zoom info. Participants who are also doing our summer reading challenge will receive a secret code to enter into their ReadSquared account for points.

 

Percy Jackson Jeopardy Program

Wednesday August 12 at 6:00pm

Ages 9+

Zoom Program

Do you know more about Harry Potter than anyone else? Are you sure?? Join our virtual Harry Potter Jeopardy Challenge to find out. Registration required. Register HERE or Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org for Zoom info. Participants who are also doing our summer reading challenge will receive a secret code to enter into their ReadSquared account for points.

Tell-a-Tale Scavenger Hunt Challenges

Weekly, Shared Each Monday

July 6-July 27

Every week a new scavenger hunt challenge, inspired by a popular fable, folktale, or fairytale, will be shared as a mission to the Children's Summer Reading Program on ReadSquared.  Complete the scavenger hunt to earn points toward your SRP account.  The more points you earn, the more levels you complete, and the more chances to win a prize! You can also request to have a copy of the Scavenger Hunt be sent directly to your email HERE.

Take and Make Crafts

Weekly, New Kits Available Each Monday

July 6-July 31

Limited number of kits available for each project. Click the project title below to learn more and to reserve your kit for pick-up. 

Week 1 (7/6-7/10): Unicorn and Dragon Clothespin Puppets.

Teen Programming

 

Teen Action Committee Meetings: Volunteer Opportunity

Fridays at 3:30pm

Ages 13-17

Zoom Program

Join our weekly TAC meeting. Earn points for the ReadSquared Summer 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 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

 

Reading Buddies Meeting (Training and Review):  Volunteer Opportunity

Monday, July 13 and August 3 at 1:00pm

Ages 13-17

Zoom Program

Chat with other Reading Buddies to brainstorm and share ideas for your meetings.  We'll also train new reading buddies during this time as well - so if you want to be a Reading Buddy, be sure to sign up!  Earn points toward the summer reading programming for attending when you enter the shared secret code into your ReadSquared account.
Fill out the Reading Buddies Volunteer Form Here. Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org for Zoom info.

Dungeons and Dragons

Tuesdays July 7-July 28, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Ages 12-17

Discord

Teens age 12+ meet via the library's Discord Server for a 4-week summer adventure. New players welcome! Registration required to receive discord server invite. Register HERE or Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org to request an invite to join. Also, get a secret code every week to enter into your ReadSquared summer reading account for points toward finishing the reading program.  The more points you earn, the more levels you complete, the more chances to win a prize.

Teen Game Nights

Wednesdays July 8,  July 22, and August 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages 13-17

Discord

Play games online with other teens and chat via the Library's Discord Server. Registration required to receive the Discord Server invite. Click HERE to Register or Email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org to request an invite to join. Get a secret code every week to enter into the Teen ReadSquared summer reading account for points toward finishing the program.

Teen Jeopardy Challenge

Wednesday July 15 at 6:00pm

Ages 12+

Zoom Program

Do you have what it takes to win at Jeopardy? Registration required to receive the Zoom meeting information for the program. Click Here to Register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.
Secret Codes for the teen ReadSquared reading challenge will be shared during this event.

BookSitters Club:  Teen Book Club

Thursday July 16 and August 13 at 4:00pm

Ages 13-17

Zoom Program

Join us for a monthly virtual book club to chat about our favorite books and movies! Meets July 16 and August 13.  Program jointly ran by Caldwell and West Caldwell Public Library. Click HERE to Register or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org. Secret Codes for ReadSquared reading challenge will be shared during this event for Caldwell Public Library members.

 

Caldwell Public Library

268 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006-5198

 973-226-2837
 librarian@caldwellpl.org

The library building is still closed to the public.

We are open virtually.

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