Get Ready, Get Set, Read! Summer Programs for Kids at the Library

Summer 2016 Programs for Children and Families at Berkeley Heights Public Library

New Jersey Snake Man
Friday, June 24, 2 - 3 pm
Ages 3 and up


Bollywood Fitness Challenge
Monday, June 27, 7 - 8 pm
For the whole Family

Bugs & Insects & Arachnids,
Oh My! By Youth Stages
Tuesday, July 12, 4 -5 pm
Ages 3 - 9

Mind Reading by Mark Zacharia
Monday, July18, 7 - 8pm
Ages 12 to adult

Irish Dance with Christina Buganski
Friday, July 29, 2 -3 pm

Anansi & the Moss-Covered Rock by Youth Stages
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am
Ages 3-9

Eyes of the Wild: Live Animal Program
Friday, Aug 5, 3 - 4 pm

Jungle Jim Jam
Music for all ages
Monday, Aug 8, 3 – 4 pm

Michelangelo, the Miniature Horse
Wednesday, Aug 10, 3-4 pm

Singing About the Animals
Music and Wildlife
Tuesday, Aug 16, 10:30-11:15 am
Clean Communities Grant Program

FILMS—rated PG
Thursdays at 3 pm
July 7 - Zootopia  Disney Pictures
July 21 - Norm of the North  Lion Gate Film
August 4 - Inside Out  Universal Studio
August 18  - Minions  Disney Pictures

Book Blast for ages 8-12
Discussion and snacks
Fridays July 8, 22  August 12
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Family Fun—stories & crafts
Monday, July 11, 25  August 1, 15
6:30 - 7:15 for all ages

Story Fun for ages 2 - 5
Tuesday, June 28 - August 16
10:30 - 11:00 am

   July 12 and August 9 - Good Tymes String Band returns to play at storytime!
   July 19 - special guest Laura Sassi, NJ author of 'Goodnight, Ark' will bring her skunk puppets to share her picture book and related craft.

Playful Pup Day with Home for Good Dogs for ages 6 - 11 accompanied by an adult. Arts, crafts and information about taking care of adopted dogs, July 23, 10:30 - noon.

Mother Goose Playtime
For ages 0 - 24 months
Thursday, June 23 - August 18
9:30 am















Chess & Board Games for all ages
Tuesday, July 5 , 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16
4 - 5 pm

Legos for ages  5 - 10
Wednesday, July 6, 20
August 3, 17
3 - 4 pm






Science Lab Games for ages 5 - 10
Wednesday, July 10 and 27
3 - 4 pm



June Children's Programs



Story Time for ages 2  to 5    Tuesdays 10:30 – 11 am, June 7  and June 28 - August 16

Mother Goose Time for ages 0-24 months   Thursdays 9:30 – 10 am,  June 2, 9 and 30 to August 18

Good Tymes String Band  3 banjos and a washtub bass played by Pete Hauptman, Raymond Dreitlein and Jay Leipzig    All ages     Tuesday, June 14, 10:30- 11 am

New Jersey Snake Man   New Jersey snakes plus a python and a boa -   All ages  
Friday, June 24,  2 - 3 pm 

Bollywood Fitness Challenge  by Seema Moondra  of Enjoy Explore India for all ages/family style Monday June 27, 7-8pm

Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Read -  Summer Reading Program for ages 1-14
June 22 -  August 15

May Children's programs at BHPL


STORYTIMES:
 
Story Time for ages 3 and up
Tuesdays, through June 7th, 10:30 - 11:00 am
Reading readiness with stories and activities

Stories for 2 year olds
Wednesdays, through June 8th, 10:30 - 11:00 am
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts

Mother Goose Story Time for 6 - 24 months
Thursdays, through June 9th, 9:30 - 10:00 am




Good Tymes String Band
Tuesday, May 17 at 10:30 – 11am
Foot tapping, knee slapping banjo music & songs for families with children of all ages –
Featuring Pete Hauptman and Raymond Dreitlein

Celebrate May the Fourth be with You – an international celebration of Star Wars – stop in to take your picture with BHPL’s C3PO and R2-D2, check out our Star Wars books for children, and Star Wars movies

 Everything “e” for Young Readers – look at TumbleBooks, BookFlix and Hoopla for a selection of e-books, e-audios, music and videos for children. In addition to picture and chapter books, TumbleBooks has short National Geographic videos to answer those important questions about popular topics like insects, clouds, and weather. BookFlix pairs gently animated stories with nonfiction titles and themed games and puzzles. You will find familiar friends like Pete the Cat, Mo Willems’ pigeons, Disney characters and Nate the Great on Hoopla.

April Children's Programs at BHPL


Muscle Man Mike is Going Green
Monday, April 11
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Recycling Magic with Muscle Man Mike and Alli Gator for children of all ages.

Ginger Bread Kid Play Shop
Tuesday, April 12
10:30 - 11:15 am
Interactive play by Youth Stages
for ages 3-6

LEGOS
Wednesday, April 13
2:00 – 4:00 pm
for ages 6-11

Film Program: The Good Dinosaur (rated PG)
Thursday, April 14
2:30 – 3:45 pm

Good Tymes String Band
Tuesday, April 19
10:30 – 11:00 am
Foot tapping, knee slapping banjo music & songs for families with children of all ages
With Pete Hauptman and Raymond Dreitlein
                                                         
Story Time for ages 3 and up
Tuesdays April 5 – May 24
10:30 – 11:00 am
Reading readiness with stories and activities

Stories for 2 Year Olds
Wednesdays April 6 – May 25
10:30-11:00 am
Stories, Songs, Finger Plays and Crafts

Mother Goose Story Time for 6-24 Month Olds       
Thursdays April 7 – May 26
9:30 – 10:00 am
Language readiness through nursery rhymes,
lap games and songs

Frog Pond Story/Craft
Saturday April 30
10:30 am
for ages 3 – 7