Registration for Spring Programs begins on Monday, April 13 at 9 am, in person or by phone only.

Crafternoons | Special Events | Preschool Drop-in Fun | Drop-in Fun for Everyone | Girls love to Read | Perkins Presents...
Summer volunteers| Summer Reading


1,000 Books before Kindergarten

All over the country, families are embarking on an exciting challenge to get young children on track for a future of reading success. The goal is to read 1,000 books together before children enter kindergarten. The Moorestown Library encourages all parents of young children, no matter how small, to take the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. Pick up your reading log at the library or connect to Moorestown Library on GoodReads to keep your reading log online. Earn prizes for reaching milestones along the way. Each fall, we will hold a very special event for new kindergarteners who have met the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge!

 


Weekly Storytimes *

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Drop in each week for stories, rhymes, and songs just for babies!
Children and caregivers are invited to stay after the stories and enjoy a playtime together.
Mondays at 9:30 am: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 13, 20

Time for Twos (for children who are 2 years old, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs just for 2-year-olds!
Mondays at 10:45 am: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 13, 20

3-Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by March 1, 2015)
*Registration is required.
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for 3-year-olds! Register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesdays, 9:30 am: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 15, 22
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 15, 22

4-5 Year Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by March 1, 2015)
*Registration is required.
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for 4 and 5-year-olds! Register for one of the following sessions:
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 14, 21
Thursdays, 1:30 pm: March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 16, 23
Fridays, 9:30: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 17, 24

Kindergarten Story Time (for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
*Registration is required.
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for Kindergarteners! Register for one of the following sessions:
Mondays, 1:30 pm: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 13, 20
Mondays, 4:15 pm: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 13, 20

*The library is closed Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday.
There will be no story time during Spring Break, April 6 – 10.
Instead, please drop in each day to make a special craft.

Crafternoons

Soda Bottle Terrarium Craft and Book Swap (grades 4+)
Celebrate Earth Day by turning an old soda bottle into a brand new environment for little plants. You can also
take this chance to recycle your old books by bringing in them in to trade for something new. No books to swap?
No problem! We’ll have plenty of giveaways on hand.
Thursday, April 23 at 4 pm
*Registration is required.

Miniature Bird House Wind Chime (grades 4+)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, create your own a beautiful miniature bird house with wind chimes.
Thursday, May 7 at 4 pm
*Registration is required.

Duct Tape Checkerboard (grades 4+)
It’s beach time! BYO fun by making a portable checkerboard out of duct tape.
Thursday, June 4 at 4 pm
*Registration is required.

Special Events

Storybook Symphony presented by Symphony in C
For children ages 4+ and their families
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! A brass ensemble will demonstrate
their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a storybook reading.
Saturday, April 25 at 11 am
No registration required.

Preschool Drop-In Fun

Tiny Treasured Tales with Julie Pasqual (ages 3-6)
Acclaimed storyteller Julie Pasqual makes characters come to life in tales for the youngest listeners.
Thursday, May 7 at 1:30 pm
No registration required.

Sing-Along with Jessica (ages birth-6, no registration)
Join Jessica Carroll and her guitar for a fun sing-along filled with tunes you know and some new-to-you songs, too!
Thursday, May 21 at 1:30 pm
No registration required.


Drop-in Fun for Everyone

Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Mother’s Day Pin (all ages, no registration)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, drop in to make a beautiful flower pin for Mom!
Friday, May 8, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)
Saturday, May 9, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)

Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Father’s Day Crown (all ages, no registration)
Treat Dad like royalty by making him a one-of-a-kind crown for Father’s Day!
Friday, June 19, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)
Saturday, June 20, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)


Girls Love to Read

Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery (for girls in grades 1-3)
Join high schooler Amanda Cooper for a mysterious birthday celebration featuring the super sleuth with a photographic memory. Please consider bringing your gently used children’s books to donate to the Neighborhood Center in Camden.
Thursday, May 14 at 4:15 pm
*Registration is required.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog (for girls in grades 1-3)
Amanda Cooper returns to help us solve the mystery of Poochie, a famous canine television star.
Please consider bringing your gently used children’s books to donate to the Neighborhood Center in Camden.
Thursday, June 11 at 4:15 pm
*Registration is required.


Children’s Book Art Exhibition
Featuring original works by Felicia Bond, Huck Scarry, and the illustrator of Curious George

Enjoy our display of original artwork featuring some of the best-loved characters of children’s literature, including the Mouse (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…), Richard Scarry’s Busytown friends, and Curious George. Generously loaned by Philip Snow.
March 3 – April 13.

 

Spring Recess Celebration, April 6-10
All ages, all day – While supplies last!

Drop in each day during Spring Break to make a fun craft to go along with our art display!
Monday, April 6 – Get ready for your Spring Recess reading with a mouse bookmark craft
Tuesday, April 7 – Make a Henrietta Hippo ornament
Wednesday, April 8 – Monkey around with a neon monkey door hanger
Thursday, April 9 – Make Lowly Worm’s apple car
Friday, April 10 – Make an adorable mouse with cookie craft. Join us at 10 am for a special visit and story time with the mouse himself!

Meet the Mouse! (all ages)
Celebrate our fantastic art display with a special visit from the mouse himself! We will enjoy a mouse story time and craft and snack on cookies. Bring your camera for pictures!
Friday, April 10 at 10 am
Saturday, April 11 at 10 am
All ages, no registration required.

National Library Week Celebration: The Sky’s the Limit!
Join us for a celebration of libraries that’s really over the top! The whole family is invited to enjoy live music and entertainment, children’s crafts, balloon animals and more!
Friday, April 17, 7-9 pm
All ages, no registration required.

Presents...

Music Exploration – Percussion (ages 8+)
Join percussion instructor Joe Getz for a hands-on, interactive demonstration of how to play the drums.
Tips for parents to minimize the noise associated with playing the drums will also be demonstrated.
Saturday, May 9 at 2 pm
*Registration is required.

Music Exploration – Meet the Flute Family (ages 5-8)
Join award winning flutist and instructor Beverly Pugh for a fun and informative class about the flute family! Play some games, learn to play a song and best of all, receive your very own recorder to take home with you. There is a suggested donation of $5 to the Perkins Center to cover the cost of the recorder.
Tuesday, May 12 at 4:15 pm
Tuesday, May 26 at 4:15 pm
*Registration is required.

Music Exploration – Violin (grades K-2 and 2-4)
Violin instructor Debbie Amsterdam will give students a hands-on demonstration of what it’s like to learn to play the violin.
Grades K-2: Wednesday, May 13 at 4:15 pm
Grades 2-4: Wednesday, May 13 at 4:45 pm
*Registration is required.

Preschool Music Exploration (ages 3-5)
Calling all budding musicians! Join us for a preview of our summer music class for children aged 3-5 years old. Experience and learn fundamental musical concepts through music, literature and art.
Thursday, May 14 at 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Saturday, June 13 at 10 am OR 11:30 am
*Registration is required.

Music Exploration: Guitar (grades 2-4)
Guitar instructor Joey Mariano will give students a sneak peek at what it is like to learn to play the guitar.
Thursday, May 21 at 4:15 pm
*Registration is required.

Music Exploration - Dance Party! (toddler-kindergarten)
Join jazz guitarist and instructor Joey Mariano for this fun dance party featuring guitar and electronic music.
Thursday, May 28 at 1:30 pm
No registration required.

Music Exploration – Piano and Voice (ages 6-10)
Does your child show interest in the piano or have visions of being a future competitor on The Voice? Then please join us for this fun and interactive demonstration by voice and piano instructor Jaclyn McKeever to explore the inner musician that’s just waiting to get out!
Saturday, May 30 at 2 pm
*Registration is required.

 

Summer Volunteer Training
Calling all teens in grades 7+! We need responsible, reliable teens who like working with children to be listeners in the
Summer Reading Program. If you’re interested, sign up for a training session to learn more about it. Students who attend
training will have first choice of dates and times, so bring your calendar. Volunteer sign-up for those not attending orientation begins Tuesday, May 26.

This training is recommended for ALL VOLUNTEERS, and REQUIRED FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS.
*Registration is required.
Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm
Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 23 at 3 pm

 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kick-Off: The History and Mystery of Magic
For children ages 3+ and their families
Super scientific magician Mr. Fish introduces the greatest heroes in the history of magic and demonstrate their amazing illusions. Volunteers will float in the air and objects will disappear and reappear! After the show, join us for dessert outside on the library’s patio.
Friday, June 19 at 7 pm
No registration required.

Children's Summer Reading

Preschool Summer Reading Game (June 15 – September 26)
Preschool age children are invited to participate in the Preschool Summer Reading Game. Pick up your activity sheet beginning June 15, complete at least 10 of the activities and return it between August 17 and September 26 for a prize!

New Readers Summer Reading Program (June 15 – September 26)
Children entering kindergarten and first grade may participate in the New Readers Summer Reading Game. Pick up your reading log beginning June 15 and list the books you read throughout the summer. Read one book each day and return your reading log between August 17 and September 26 for a special prize!

Children’s Summer Reading Program (Sign up beginning June 15. Report June 19 – August 15)
Children entering grades 2-6 may join the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Read books throughout the summer and come to the library to tell us about them beginning June 19. Participants may report on up to 3 books per day through Saturday, August 15. Children who report on 5-9 books will win a prize from the grab box. Children who report on 10 books or more will win a Barnes & Noble gift card. The more you read, the bigger the gift card!

Teen Summer Reading

For teens entering grades 7 and up. (June 15 - August 15)
For each book you read from June 1 on, get a chance to win gift cards for iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and more. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Read books and fill out a short book review form.
2. Give your review to a children’s librarian, and we’ll give you a raffle ticket.
3. Fill out your raffle ticket, drop it in the box, and cross your fingers!

If you don’t win a grand prize, don’t despair! Just about everyone will win something. At the end of the summer, if you’ve read 3-5 books, you can choose a prize from the prize box. Read 6-9 books for the prize box PLUS a drawstring bag. Read 9+ books and you get the prize box, the bag and your choice of a book to keep!

Teen Trivia Challenge (June 15-August 15)
Throughout the summer, check the Teen Area for cool trivia contests with a chance to win bonus raffle tickets.


Summer Reading is for EVERYONE!
The library is committed to providing a positive Summer Reading experience for every child. If your child has special needs, please speak with Miss Jen (234-0333 x 5) about how we can make the program inclusive for your child.