Children's Programming

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Special Programming

Monthly Miss Jolie Move and Groove Program

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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. 

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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.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS BOOKFLIX.

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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:  kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.

Star Wars Kits are available for pick-up starting Tuesday May 4th.  Click Here to reserve a kit or email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org.

Various other grab-and-go drop crafts for kids are also available in the Children's Room.  These are leftover take home crafts from our park story times. Themes include "sea-life" and "rainbows." Just ask for one the next time you're in the Library. Available while supplies left.

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Programming

Junior TAC

Wednesday May 26 at 6pm

Grades 4-7 

On the Green

Click Here to Register

Join us for our May Junior TAC meeting!   We'll meet outside on the green for some ice breakers, to chat about the books we're reading and play some games! Plus you'll have the chance to make suggestions about things like:  What Middle Grade books should the Library have on its shelves?  TAC volunteers are invited to join as well. Bring something to sit on. Program will be moved to Zoom if necessary.

OUTDOOR Story time at Grover Cleveland Park

Thursdays, April 22nd-May 27

All Welcome (Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5)

Zoom

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Bring a blanket or something to sit on then meet at Grover Cleveland Park between the playground and pond house for story time. Take-away activity kits will be handed out at the end of programs.  Program will be aimed at about ages 2 1/2- 5 about but all are welcome!

Please register if you think you will make it. Registration helps so that Ms. Kris can send out emails should an event need to be canceled for some reason. It will also help us know how many take-away kits to prep. (Registered patrons will be given priority for kits.) 

VIRTUAL Show-and-Tell Story Times

Wednesdays May 12, 19, 26th.

Ages 3-5

Zoom

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Kids between about the ages of 3-6 are invited to join Ms. Kris on Zoom  Wednesdays at 11am for an interactive virtual show-and-tell story time.  Each week is a different theme!  After listening to some stories and drawing, each program features the opportunity for kids to share in our "show-and-tell" segment. Children are encouraged to bring something to show everyone that is in theme with the week's topic.

Thursday Afternoon Read-Aloud Series

Thursdays at 4:00pm

All Ages

YouTube and Facebook

Throughout the month we'll post videos to the Library's YouTube channel and promote them through our Facebook page. New videos will premiere each Thursday at 4:00pm. 

BOOK CLUBS

Yakety Yak Virtual Book Club

Tuesday May 18th, 4:00pm

Grades 1-3

Zoom

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Caldwell Public Library kids in grades 1-3 are invited to join us for our monthly virtual book club. This program is run in collaboration with Librarians and kids from West Orange and Ridgefield Public Library.  Registration is required each month to receive the Zoom Link.  May's book is Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie & Kevin Tsang.

Speaking of Stories Virtual Book Club

Tuesday May 25

Grades 4-6

Zoom

Join readers from Caldwell Library, West Orange Public Library, and other librarie(s) on Zoom for our joint virtual book club! More Info Coming, including registration link....

Buddy Programs

STEM Buddies

Friday May 14th, 3:30pm

Grades K-5

Zoom

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Welcome to our first STEM Buddies program!  A program that pairs kids and teens who love science together. Elementary age kids (grades K-5) are invited to join our teen volunteers for an afternoon of fun and experiments. Registration is required for the Zoom link and to reserve any associated  STEM kits (if applicable).

History Club for Kids

Thursday May 27th 3:00pm

Grades K-5

Zoom

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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 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!  Registration is required for the Zoom link.

Teen Programming

 

Shadow and Bones Teen Hangout on Zoom!

Thursday June 3rd at 5:30pm

Ages 13-17 

Zoom Program

It's the return of Pages to Popcorn! Are you watching the Netflix Series? Did you read the books? Join us to (hopefully) watch one of the episodes and chat about the book and series. We'll try to read the book before the meeting - but right now they are hard to come by! Sign Up HERE

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

Ages 13-17 

Zoom Program

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 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

 

Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy 

Ages 13-17

Zoom Programs


Fill out the Virtual Reading Buddies Volunteer Form Here.

The next Reading Buddies Training and Info Meeting will be on Thursday April 15th at 3:30pm.  Attending a meeting is a requirement to volunteer for the program. You will be sent the Zoom link after filling out the volunteer form.  If you don't receive one by the day before the meeting, email kchurchill@caldwellpl.org to follow-up.

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