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


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!

 

 

Music Matters! Presented by Symphony in C

For children ages 4+ and their families
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! A string quartet will demonstrate
their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a story book reading.
Saturday, February 7 at 11 am
No registration required!

Drop-In Crafts for All Ages!

Drop-In Valentine’s Day Card Craft (all ages)
No registration required!
Drop in any time to make a Valentine’s Day card for someone special!
Friday, February 13, 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, February 14, 9 am - 5 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year! (all ages)
No registration required!
Usher in The Year of the Sheep by making a sparkling, colorful dragon craft.
Friday, February 20, 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, February 21, 9 am – 5 pm

South Jersey Boys Read

Dog vs. Cat
For Boys in Grades 1-3
*Registration is required.
A dog and a cat do not get along until a howling, smelly newcomer unites them in a common cause.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9:30 am – 11 am
Call or stop by to register.


Crafternoons

Valentine Critters and Cards (Grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
It’s a Valentine smorgasbord! Make festive furry critters and cards using a variety of crafting techniques.
Thursday, February 5, 4 pm

 

Winter Reading

For children and teens of all ages
Monday, February 2 - Saturday, February 28

Do you like Summer Reading at the Moorestown Library? Then you’ll LOVE this! Read books at home throughout the month of February, tell a children’s librarian about them, and fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read. Put your completed tickets in the drawings by February 28 to win cool prizes like gift cards to Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Build-a-Bear, and Happy Hippo. The more you read, the better your chances are to win! (Children who are not yet reading on their own can tell us about books that are read to them.)

Didn’t win the raffle? All children who report on at least 3 books can choose a prize
from our grab box.

Winners will be notified on Monday, March 2. All prizes MUST be claimed by Friday, March 27.

 

 


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

Spring Theme Cake Decorating Contest (grades 4+)
Spring is almost here, so get in the spring spirit by decorating
a one-of-a-kind cake with a springy theme. We’ll take pictures of
each creation and invite visitors to the library to vote for their favorite design.
Thursday, March 5 at 4 pm
*Registration is required.

Pizza and Bingo (grades 4+)
It’s the start of Spring Break! What better way to celebrate than
with some delicious pizza and a rousing game of BINGO.
Monday, April 6 at 4 pm
*Registration is required.

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.

 

Special Events

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Presents: The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea
A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, racing to find the same clues. But when they are attacked by
a giant octopus, they quickly forget their differences and discover the benefits of cooperation. Join us on a
thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters and side-splitting action! Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, March 7 at 11 am
All ages, no registration required.

Little Princess Parties Presents: Snow Queen Story Time Spectacular (all ages)
Enjoy stories, a sing-along and more with everyone’s favorite Snow Queen! Princess attire welcome – complimentary
photos will be provided by Greg Haygood Photography!
Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 am
*Registration is required.

Action Karate Martial Arts Workshop (Ages 3-6 and 7-10)
Pick up some cool karate moves with Sensei Matthew of Action Karate.
Ages 3-6: Tuesday, April 7, 11-11:30 am
Ages 7-10: Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 am - 12 pm
*Registration is required.

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.

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
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.