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 with questions.


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STEM Buddies

Grades K-5 (ages 5-10)

*On Hiatus*

STEM buddies is 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 a Friday afternoon of science fun and experiments.  We hope to return with STEM Buddies in June or July.


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Tween Scene Club! (Junior TAC)

Wednesday May 25th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday June 30th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Grades 4-7 (ages 9-12)

Click Here to Register

Location:  The 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.


May's program features a conservation with a Marine Biologist through the "Skype a Scientist" program.  

June's program will feature decorating canvas bags with rainbows for PRIDE month!


Click the link above to sign up! Email to learn more and get involved.

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Read with Me Book Club

on hold

Read-with-Me is a transition from Library story time and an introduction to book clubs! Parents/caregivers and their kids/emerging readers are invited to join Ms. Kris on Zoom for fun reading-related activities and games! 

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Reading Rabbits

Grades 2-3

On Hold



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

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Explore the complex world of need-based and merit based financial aid. Parents and students will learn strategies for lowering their EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the new FAFSA rules, and tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships.




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)

  • 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

    • 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

Spring Meeting Dates: 

Friday 4/29 at 3:45pm and Monday 4/11, 5/9


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 

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