1,000 Books before Kindergarten | Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday | Weekly Storytimes | Drop-in fun | Crafternoons
Special events | Halloween Extravaganza |

 

Registration begins Tuesday, September 6, in person or by phone.


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!

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!
You’ve worked hard to get ready for kindergarten, and now the big day is almost here! All children entering kindergarten who have completed the 1,000 Book Challenge, along with your parents and siblings, are invited to a very special pizza party to celebrate your amazing accomplishment. Certificates, prizes and t-shirts will be awarded to all our readers. Registration is ongoing.
Generously sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm
*Registration is required.

It’s the Moorestown Library’s Scrumdiddlyumptious September celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday!

Wonka Party!
Step into a world of pure imagination where we’ll meet the one and only Willy Wonka himself, create colorful candy wrappers for Oompa Loompa chocolate bars, and enjoy some fun and delicious giveaways! Bring your smile for a picture with Willy Wonka!
If you like, stick around for the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 11 am.
Saturday, September 10 at 10 am

Wonkalicious Guessing Game
Be sure to stop in the Children’s Room this month to check out all the Roald Dahl-inspired decorations and guess how many Wonka treats are in the candy jar! September 1 – 24

Roald Dahl Trivia
Think you know everything about Roald Dahl and his books? Test your knowledge by taking our trivia challenge! Pick up a quiz
in the children’s room beginning September 1 and return it by Friday, September 24. If you answer all of the questions correctly, you will win a splendiferous prize!

Birthday Present Day!
September 13 is Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! What better way to celebrate than with presents? Drop in any time to select a book that’s yours to keep!
Tuesday, September 13, 9 am to 9 pm

Roald Dahl Film Festival
You’ve got a golden ticket to join us each Saturday for some Wonka-licious snacks and delightful movies based on Roald Dahl’s classic stories. (In the Children’s Room)

September 3 at 10 am: Fantastic Mr. Fox
September 10 at 11 am: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
September 17 at 3 pm: Matilda
September 24 at 3 pm: James and the Giant Peach
October 1 at 3 pm: The Witches

Science Saturday with the Franklin Institute: Flight!
In honor of Roald Dahl’s soaring imagination and his adventures with the Royal Air Force during WWII, this science show explores the exciting history of flight. We will investigate the Bernoulli principle and learn how airplane wings provide lift. Mechanical birds, hot air balloons, gliders and even a rocket launch are used to demonstrate the forces of flight.
Saturday, September 24 at 10 am
Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect



Weekly Storytimes

Register once for a year’s worth of story times!
(You can always drop out or change sessions, as space permits.)

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Mondays at 9:30 am
FALL: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14
WINTER: January 9, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 27
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

Time for Twos (for children who are 2 years old, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Mondays at 10:45 am
FALL: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14
WINTER: January 9, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 27
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

3-4 Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by October 1, 2016)
*Register for one:
Wednesdays 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm
FALL: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16
WINTER: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22
SPRING: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12

4-5 Year Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by October 1, 2016)
*Register for one:
Thursdays, 1:30 pm
FALL: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17
WINTER: January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23
SPRING: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13

Fridays, 9:30 am
FALL: October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18
WINTER: January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24
SPRING: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7

Kindergarten Story Time (for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
*Register for one:
Mondays, 1:30 pm OR 4:15 pm
FALL: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14
WINTER: January 9, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 27
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

Drop-In Fun for Everyone!

Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: Flight (ages 4+)
Explore the exciting history of flight From Leonardo da Vinci to the space shuttle. Investigate the Bernoulli
principle and learn how airplane wings provide lift. Mechanical birds, hot air balloons, gliders, and even a
rocket launch are used to demonstrate the forces of flight. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, September 24 at 10 am

Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: Sound, Music and Math (ages 4+)
Explore how vibrations produce waves in air, and how those waves are related to our sense of hearing. Discover the science behind the making of music, because the scientific principles that allow us to craft sound into art can be as beautiful as the music itself. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, October 22 at 10 am

Storybook Symphony presented by Symphony in C (ages 4+)
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! A string ensemble will demonstrate
their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a reading of a not-too-spooky Halloween story. Sponsored by The Friends of the Moorestown Library.
No registration required.
Saturday, October 29 at 11 am

Library Trick-or-Treat (all ages)
Drop by the library in costume any time to pick out a book as a special Halloween treat! One book per child.
Monday, October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Meet Elephant and Piggie! (all ages)
Get ready for some BIG laughs as Elephant and Piggie drop in for a very special visit!
Enjoy a fun-filled story time featuring this dynamic duo, along with other memorable
characters from the world of Mo Willems. Bring your camera for a photo op after story time!
Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Thursday, November 10 at 10 am

Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: The Human Body (ages 4+)
Come with us on a wild journey through The Human Body. Discover how nutrients in the food we eat
are converted into the energy that keeps us on the move. We’ll learn how our muscles work, and what
our blood actually accomplishes as it flows through our veins and arteries. Plus, there will be a special tribute
to that duo that protects us from illnesses: skin and mucous! Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, November 19 at 10 am


Crafternoons (for grades 4+)

Halloween Wreath Craft (grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Be amazed as we transform feathery boas into cool and creepy Halloween wreaths.
Thursday, October 6 at 4 pm

Thanksgiving Bingo and Pizza (grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Join us for a rousing game of Thanksgiving-themed Bingo and some delicious pizza.
Thursday, November 3 at 4 pm

 

Special events

Crazy 8s Math Club (for children in grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
Join us for Bedtime Math’s over-the-top math club designed to get kids fired up about math!
Sign up for the 8-week session:
Wednesdays, 4:15-5: September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

Ghost Banner Craft (for children in grade 1)
*Registration is required.
Get ready for Halloween with a whimsical ghost banner and Halloween stories.
Thursday, September 29 at 4:15 pm

Dentist Story Time with Dr. Patel (all ages)
*Registration is required.
Before you eat all that Halloween candy, get some handy tips on keeping your smile healthy from Moorestown dentist Dr. Amar Patel. Dr. Patel will help young patients learn what to expect from a dental visit and what they can do to keep their teeth healthy and strong.
Saturday, October 1 at 10 am

Monster Madness! (for children in grades 2-3)
*Registration is required.
Brighten up your Halloween by enjoying monster stories and making a fun and cuddly monster pillow.
Thursday, October 13 at 4:15 pm

 

Halloween Extravaganza: One Day, Three Great Events!
Saturday, October 15 – All ages, no registration required.


A Wish for Winellda the Witch with Moorestown author Esther Phillips Clark and illustrator Christine Cathers Donahue
Join Moorestown author Esther Clark and local illustrator Christine Donahue for a special story time
and book signing to celebrate the launch of their new Halloween book!
9:30 am in the Story Time Room

Halloween Drop-In Craft
Drop into the children’s room to make a sweet and witchy decoration for Halloween.
9 am to 5 pm in the Children’s Room – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Halloween Costume Swap sponsored by MooreKids
Whether you have a costume to swap or not, you’ll love choosing from a huge array
of gently-used costumes at this community-wide free shopping event, just in time for Halloween!
10 am to 1 pm in the Meeting Rooms