Registration begins Tuesday, September 9, in person or by phone.

100th anniversary of Story Time | Summer Programs | Weekly Storytimes | Drop-in Fun for Everyone
1,000 Books before Kindergarten | Special Events | Crafternoons

 

Summer Programs

 

Lego League (all ages)
Lego Lovers rejoice! Design original creations from our huge collection of Legos.
Mondays 1-3 pm: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 , 11, 18, 25

Friday Game Days (all ages)
Come in from the heat and enjoy a variety of board games, Legos and snacks in the Children’s Room. Bring a friend to double the fun!
Fridays 1-5 pm: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Children's Summer Reading Programs

Preschool Summer Reading Game (June 16 – September 26)
Children up to Kindergarten age are invited to participate in the Preschool Summer Reading Game. Pick up your activity sheet beginning June 16, complete at least 10 of the activities and return it between August 18 and September 26 for a prize!

New Readers Summer Reading Program (June 16 – September 26)
Children entering first grade may participate in the New Readers Summer Reading Game. Pick up your reading log beginning June 16 and list the books you read throughout the summer. Then return your reading log between August 18 and September 26 for a special prize!

Children’s Summer Reading Program (Sign up beginning June 16. Report June 20 – August 16)
Children entering grades 2-6 may join the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Read books throughout the summer, and come in to the library to tell us all about them beginning June 20. Participants may report on up to 3 books per day through Saturday, August 16. 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 last day to report is Saturday, August 16.

You must read at least 10 books to earn a Barnes and Noble gift card.

Prizes will no longer be available after September 26!

Summer Reading is for EVERYONE!
The library is committed to providing a positive and rewarding 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 tailor the program to make it inclusive for your child.

Teen Summer Reading

For teens entering grades 7 and up. (June 20 - August 16)

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, the movies, or a fun pack of games (popcorn included!) 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 20-August 16)
Throughout the summer, check the Teen Area for cool trivia contests with a chance to win bonus raffle tickets.

Weekly Storytimes

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Drop in each week for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs just for babies!
Children and caregivers are invited to stay after the stories and enjoy a playtime together.
*Caregivers: Please join in the fun with your child, and save your conversations for after story time.
Mondays at 9:30 am (September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17)

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!
*Caregivers: Please join in the fun with your child, and save your conversations for after story time.
Mondays at 10:45 am (September 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17)

3-Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by October 1, 2014)
*Registration is required
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for 3-year-olds! Register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesdays 9:30 am (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19)
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19)

4-5 Year Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by October 1, 2014)
*Registration is required
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for 4 and 5-year-olds! Register for one of the following sessions:
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm (September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18)
Thursdays, 1:30 pm (October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20)
Fridays, 9:30 am (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21)

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 (September 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17)
Mondays, 4:15 pm (September 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17)
Tuesdays, 4:15 pm (September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18)

Drop-in Fun for Everyone

Sean Fischel Book Nook Dedication and Open House
Join us for a tour of your new Children’s Room, including our beautiful story time space, play house
and book nook created by our community and Sean Fischel Connect in memory of 7-year-old book lover
Sean Fischel. We will take a moment to dedicate this special space and then enjoy cookies and balloons!
Thursday, September 11, 6 pm

Crabgrass Puppet Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk
The whole family will enjoy this hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
takes puppetry to new heights with a stunning stage, big, beautiful puppets, a rhyme-spouting giant,
a marvelous growing beanstalk, and a delightful musical score. Sponsored by The Friends of the
Moorestown Library in honor of our 100th anniversary of story time. All ages, no registration required.
Saturday, September 20 at 10 am

Music Matters! presented by Symphony in C (ages 4+)
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! The percussion ensemble will
demonstrate their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a
story book reading. Sponsored by The Friends of the Moorestown Library.
No registration required.
Saturday, October 18 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.
Friday, October 31, 9 am to 5 pm

Magic Variety Show with Steve Johnson (Ages 3+)
Enjoy a captivating performance full of exciting magic events, comedy, surprises,
audience participation and a thrilling juggling act. Sponsored by The Friends of the
Moorestown Library in honor of our 100th anniversary of story time. No registration required.
Saturday, November 15 at 10 am

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!

 

 

Special Events

Girls Love to Read: Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth (for girls in grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
Everyone’s favorite fashionista has turned detective. This calls for a celebration!
Join 8th grader Amanda Cooper for an afternoon of fun and fancy crime solving.
Saturday, September 13, 2-3:15 pm

Ghost Banner Craft (for children in grade 1)
*Registration is required.
Get ready for Halloween with a whimsical ghost banner and Halloween stories.
Tuesday, October 7 at 4:15 pm

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.
Wednesday, October 8 at 4:15 OR
Tuesday, October 14 at 4:15 pm

SJ Boys Read (For boys in grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
We’ll read Ninja Boy Goes to School and learn how a clever boy uses his ninja skills to face
the challenges of kindergarten.
Saturday, October 25, 9:30 – 11 am

Pizza and a Movie: Scooby Doo! (for children in grades 2-3)
*Registration is required.
Enjoy pizza and a movie featuring everyone’s favorite mystery-solving canine, Scooby Doo!
Thursday, November 6 at noon

Crafternoons

Halloween Wreath Craft (grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Be amazed as we transform feathery boas into cool and creepy Halloween wreaths.
Thursday, October 9, 4 pm

Jewelry Making (Grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Make bracelets, necklaces and rings from a variety of fun craft materials. NOT just for girls!
Thursday, November 6, 4 pm

Bingo and Pizza (grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Enjoy delicious pizza and a rousing game of BINGO.
Thursday, November 20, 4 pm