October Children's Programs

October 2014 Children's Programs
Story Time for ages 3 and up
Tuesdays through October 28
10:30 – 11am
Reading readiness with stories and activities

Stories for 2 Year Olds    
Wednesdays through October 29
Stories, Songs, Finger Plays and Crafts

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

3D Roly Poly Pumpkin Craft
Saturday October 18 at 10:30 am
Story and Craft for ages 3 – 6

Pumpkin Bowling Night
Monday, October 27 6:30 – 7:15   
Bowling plus 4 craft stations, for all ages                                 
November Sneak Preview
Film Program:  Thursday, November 6, 2:30-3:45pm.   Celebrate the 55th anniversary of  Sleeping Beauty.  Come in costume if you wish.
Gingerbread Kid:  Friday, November 7, 2-2:45 pm. A Play Shop for ages 3-9 by Youth Stages
November/December Storytimes Nov. 11, 12, 13 to Dec. 16, 17, 18 (closed Thanksgiving)

Fall 2014 Children's Programs


Wild Critters of New Jersey
Monday, September 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn about our wild animals from forest, field and ocean           
With environmental instructors Diana and Mike Dove
Sponsored by Berkeley Heights Clean Communities
For families with children of all ages

Spaghetti Stories and Craft
Saturday, September 27,  10:30 11:15 am
A second serving – back by popular demand
For ages 3 – 6


Story Time for ages 3 and up       
Tuesdays, September 9 – Oct 28
10:30 - 11:00 am  

On Tuesday, Sept 23, Simber the Amazing

Service Dog will be our special guest
Stories, Songs, Finger Plays and Crafts

Story Time for 2 Year Olds   
Wednesdays September 10– Oct 29
10:30 – 11:00 am   
Themed sessions with stories and activities for reading readiness             
 Mother Goose Time for 6-24 Month Olds               
 Thursdays, September 11– Oct 30
 9:30 - 10:00 am
 Language readiness through lap games and songs, rhymes and play


Summer Reading and Kid's Programs 2014

FIZZ! BOOM! READ! is the Summer Reading Theme this year

Join the 2014
June 20- August 15.
Read (or listen) 15 minutes per day to earn rewards and a certificate.
Preschool to Young Adult

Family Fun Nights are Monday Nights 7:00 PM (*unless noted)

June 23     Jungle Gym Jam: rock music - for kids of all ages
June 30      Move to the Music Bollywood Style - for all ages
July 7         Practical Magic Workshop by Mark Zacharia - for ages 7 and up
July 14       NJ Snake Man – Snakes from around the world – for all ages
July 21       Read to Simber (*6-7pm ) the Amazing listening dog - for all ages
July 28       Mad Science presents Spin, Pop, Boom science fun - grades K-2
August 4    Read to Simber (*6-7pm ) the Amazing listening dog- for all ages
August 11  Dancing with the Stars - Introduction to ballroom dancing by Arthur Murray Dance Studio - for ages five and up

Tuesday July 1, 3:30 – 4:30
Celebrate Your State with Photographer/Author Walter Choroszewski  Grades K-5     

IRISH DANCING with Christina Buganski     
Friday, July 25, 2:00–3:00 pm
Dancers will perform and teach the audience basic  Irish dances. For all ages

FEATURE FILMS (rated PG) in the Meeting Room for kids of all ages. Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot name these popular movies, but descriptions follow the date of the movie showing.
Thursday July 17      3:00 -4:45 pm       Movie about popular building block toys
Thursday July 31      3:00 -4:45 pm       Musical, animated movie about sisters with icy issues.
Thursday Aug 7        3:00 -4:30             Movie based on a book about strange weather when it rains pancakes and other foods.

STORYTIME for ages 0 – 24 mos.
Thursdays  June 26-August 14,  9:30 – 10:00 am

STORYTIME for ages 2-5
Tuesdays June 24 - August 12, 10:30 – 11:00 am

CHESS OPEN PLAY Tuesdays, June 24 -  August 12  4-5 pm   for kids & teens. 

WII Gaming / LEGO TIME Wednesdays 
Wednesdays, June 25- August 13    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lego Time: June 25, July 9& 23, August 6
WII Gaming: July 2, 16 & 30, August 13

Bugs, Insects and Arachnids, Oh my! Friday, August 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Celebrate the last day of Reading Club at this Play-Shop by Youth Stages - ages 3-9

Teen Volunteer opportunities  2-4 hours per week.  June 20 - August 31.
Sign up in Children’s  Department .

April - May Children's Programs

Story Time for ages 3 and up       
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am
April 1- May 27 (no program April 15)
Stories, songs and activities for reading readiness   

Stories for 2 Year Olds   
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:00am 
April 2-May 28 (no program April 16)
 Stories, Songs, Finger Plays and Crafts

Mother Goose Time for 0-24 Month Olds
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:00 am
April 3- May 29 (no program April 17)   
Language readiness through nursery rhymes, lap games and songs

Make It Project 
April 12, 2:30- 3:30
Make a “Stained Glass”* Earth Day window hanging. *(It’s tissue paper!)                        
For all ages

Bedtime Story Time
Mondays: April 28, May 19
6:30 – 7 pm
Berkeley Heights Public Library invites children ages 3 -6 to hear bedtime stories, sing quiet songs and relax with peaceful pre- bedtime activities.  Pajamas and teddy bears are welcome.  No sign up, just come and enjoy !

Read to Simber
Monday, April 21  6:00 -7:00 PM         Simber the amazing listening dog and her handler Sarah Ehrlich will be ready to meet and be read to by children of all ages. This informal reading program is a
fun way to encourage reading confidence.  Simber is a Bright & Beautiful Certified Therapy Dog and
has passed the ACK Canine Good Citizens Test.  No sign up is needed