1,000 Books before Kindergarten | Drop-in fun | Afterschool Adventures | Crafternoons | Action Karate | Summer volunteer training | Summer reading | Family events | Science Olympics | Summer Math Challenge

Registration forSummer programs begins Monday, June 13 at 9 am, 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.
Wednesday, September 6 at 6 pm
*Registration is required.

Drop-In Fun for Everyone!

Create a Treasure Box for Father’s Day (all ages, no registration)
Show Dad how special he is by creating a special box for all his tiny treasures! While supplies last.
Friday, June 17, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)
Saturday, June 18, drop in all day (9 am – 5 pm)

 

Afterschool Adventures – Sign Up to Join the Fun!

Crazy 8s Math Club (for children in grades K-2)
*Registration is required.
Join us for Round 2 of Bedtime Math’s over-the-top math club designed to get kids fired up about math!
Sign up for the 8-week session: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15: May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15

Girls Love to Read: Amelia Bedelia (for girls in grades 1-3)
Join high school student Amanda Cooper for a silly afternoon of antics starring Amelia Bedelia.
Friday, June 17 at 4:15 pm


Crafternoons and Anime-nia(for grades 4+)

Anime-nia: Legend of Korra
We’ll have snacks, make cool comic book magnets and enjoy the continuing saga of The Legend of Korra.
Thursday, June 2 at 4 pm

Crafternoon: Tie Dye T-Shirts
Get ready to make a splash in a one-of-a-kind tie dye you make yourself!
Thursday, June 16 at 4 pm

 

Action Karate Martial Arts Workshops
Pick up some cool moves with the instructors from Action Karate!
Friday, August 5: Ages 3-6 at 12 pm, Ages 7-10 at 12:45 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 Friday, May 27. This training is recommended for ALL VOLUNTEERS, and REQUIRED FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. *Registration is required.
Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 am
Monday, May 23 at 7 pm
Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm

Weekly Events: No Registration Required!

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
Drop in each week for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs for babies! Babies and caregivers are invited to stay after the stories for playtime.
Mondays at 9:30 am: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15

Time for Twos (for children who are 2 years old, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
Drop in each week for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs for 2-year-olds!
Mondays at 10:45 am: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15

Drop-In Story Times (for children ages 3-6)
Drop in to enjoy stories, songs and crafts! Choose one session per week:
Thursdays at 10 am OR 1:30 pm: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11

Tuesday Movies (all ages)
Join us throughout July for midday matinees. Snacks will be provided; please bring drinks in a covered container.
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm

July 5 – Cloud 9 (Rated G; 87 minutes, live action) After Kayla Morgan, the Summit Valley queen of snowboarding is kicked off her top-ranked team, she is forced to work at Hot Doggers Kennel after school. With the help of Will Cloud, former champion snowboarder who was injured in a humiliating wipeout, Kayla proves she's a serious competitor.
July 12 – Air Bud (Rated PG; 98 minutes, live action) A boy and a talented dog with an amazing ability to play basketball become friends.
July 19 – Surf’s Up (Rated PG; 85 minutes, animated) Cody Maverick is a surfing penguin ready to enter his first pro competition. On the long journey there he meets surfer-dude Chicken Joe, and the two arrive to discover that Tank Evans, the reigning champ, is seeking to hold onto his title.
July 26 – Snow Buddies (Rated G; 87 minutes, live action)
A gang of adorable talking puppies venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends in an exciting dogsled race across Alaska. When the going gets tough, the daring dogs have to band together with their new friends, Talon and Shasta, and muster up the courage to face the fur-raising challenges ahead. But will the puppies have what it takes to win the race and find their way back home? After you see the movie, come back to the library tonight at 7 to meet Trooper, one of New Jersey’s real life snow dogs!


Programs for Older Kids and Teens

Chocolate Olympics (for students entering grades 4+)
Get in the game with chocolate relays, Oreo Jenga, the Teddy Graham challenge and more!
Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 pm
*Registration is required.

How to Draw Cartoons (for students entering grades 4+)
Cartoonist Paul Merklein will introduce different types of cartoons, teach you how to write
and draw cartoons, create your own characters and get your cartoons published.
Wednesday, July 13 at 1:30 pm
*Registration is required.

Minecraft Bingo and Snacks (for students grades 4+)
Enter the world of Minecraft with a Bingo challenge and yummy snacks.
Wednesday, July 20 at 1:30 pm
*Registration is required.

Pizza and a Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2 (for students entering grades 4+)
Pick up some cool Kung Fu moves as we enjoy the continuing saga of Kung Fu Panda with pizza.
Wednesday, July 27 at 1:30 pm
*Registration is required.


Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Brian Richards presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”
Moorestown’s own Brian Richards aka “Coach Brian” will get us into the sporting spirit this summer
with his all-new “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” show. Using magic, comedy, storytelling, juggling, puppetry,
and tons of audience participation, Coach Brian will have kids racing to read all summer long.
After the show, join us for dessert on the library’s patio. Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm

Preschool Summer Reading Game (June 13 – September 30)
Preschool age children are invited to participate in the Preschool Summer Reading Game. Pick up your activity sheet beginning June 13, complete at least 10 of the activities and return it between August 15 and September 30 for a prize!

New Readers Summer Reading Program (June 13 – September 30)
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 at home and return your reading log between August 15 and September 30 for a special prize!

Children’s Summer Reading Program (Sign up beginning June 13. Report June 22 – August 13)
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 22. Participants may report on up to 3 books per day through Saturday, August 13. 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!

THE LAST DAY TO REPORT IS SATURDAY AUGUST 13. YOU MUST READ AT LEAST 10 BOOKS TO EARN A BARNES & NOBLE GIFT CARD. PRIZES WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 30!

 

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
awesome prizes like gift cards to Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Starbucks, the Mall 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 can, 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 contact Miss Jen (234-0333 x 5) about how we can tailor the program for your child.

Super special family events

For children of all ages, no registration required

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Brian Richards presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”
Moorestown’s own Brian Richards will get us into the sporting spirit with his all-new “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” show. Using magic, comedy, storytelling, juggling, puppetry, and audience participation, Coach Brian will have kids racing to read all summer. Afterwards, join us for dessert on the library’s patio. Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm

Gizmo Guys
World-class juggling team The Gizmo Guys will get things moving with their winning
combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm

Meet the Sled Dogs
Sled dogs aren’t only in Alaska – did you know we have dogsled teams right here in New Jersey?
Meet Jan Haring and her Siberian Husky Trooper, see their racing equipment and learn about
speed racing, dog-powered sports, and the care and training of sled dogs.
Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Tuesday, July 26 at 7 pm

Going Wild in the Jungle with Classroom Adventure Stories
Come along on safari and roar like a lion, and dance like a monkey, swing from vine to vine,
climb a cliff, and swim away from hungry crocodiles! Listen carefully, each child will hear his
or her name as we all become characters in the story. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm

 

Join the science Olympics!

No registration required.

Mad Science presents: Marvels of Motion (for children ages 5-12)
Come one, come all… to the Mad Science Physics Olympics! We’ll learn all about the fun-damentals of moving science including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and all sorts of surprises including dancing, chemically assisted football tossing, and even amazing "space-age" rocket packs. Children will have a chance to compete in wacky events while the mad scientists prepare to unveil their top-secret motion machine. Come and discover the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports and find out why this show is such a “blast!” Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Friday, July 15 at 1:30 pm

Mad Science presents: Fire and Ice (for children ages 5-12)
We’re heading to the starting line of science to learn the basics: how to make a scientific hypothesis and test it using experimentation. We’ll witness experiments involving air pressure, flash paper, eggs, Bernoulli's Principle and dry ice. But science isn’t a spectator sport – a few audience members will have a chance to participate in some of the experiments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Friday, July 22 at 1:30 pm

Sciencetellers presents: Power and Energy (for children ages 5-12)
Sciencetellers – storytelling scientists – will get things moving as they make objects fly, spin, move and soar while telling a series of stories to energize your summer! Throw on your lab coat and buckle in — you are about to experience the science of power and energy through exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this energetic adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world! Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Friday, July 29 at 1:30 pm


“Summer Of Numbers” Summer Math Challenge
(June 13 – August 13)
For children entering grades 1-3. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.

You love Summer Reading, so why not try Summer Math? Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up and get your Summer of Numbers chart and stickers, while supplies last.

  2. Complete a math question each night from the Today’s Fun Math section at bedtimemath.org, or sign up for Bedtime Math’s mailing list to have the questions emailed to you.

  3. Put a star sticker on your constellation chart each night when you complete a math question.

  4. Return your completed chart to the library by August 13 to get your prize!