1,000 Books before Kindergarten | Weekly Storytimes 2015-16 | Drop-in fun | Special events | Crafternoons

Registration for Fall Programs begins Tuesday, September 1, in person or by phone.

All summer reading prizes must be picked up by September 26!


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 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. Generously sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Wednesday, September 2 at 6 pm
*Registration is required.

Weekly Storytimes 2015-2016

We’re trying something new with our story time registration. In 2015-2016, you are invited to enroll your child once for all three sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring). You may join, drop out, or change your session at any time throughout the year, space permitting. We hope this change will make it easier for you to plan your year and include story time in your weekly routine.

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.

Mondays at 9:30 am
FALL: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16
WINTER: January 4, 11, 25 and February 1, 8, 22
SPRING: March 7, 14, 21 and April 4, 11, 18, 25

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 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16
WINTER: January 4, 11, 25 and February 1, 8, 22
SPRING: March 7, 14, 21 and April 4, 11, 18, 25

3-4 Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by October 1, 2015)
*Register for one:

Wednesdays 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm
FALL: October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18
WINTER: January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17
SPRING: March 9, 16, 23 and April 6, 13, 20, 27

4-5 Year Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by October 1, 2015)
*Register for one:

Tuesdays, 1:45 pm
FALL: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17
WINTER: January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16
SPRING: March 8, 15, 22 and April 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays, 1:45 pm
FALL: October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19
WINTER: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18
SPRING: March 10, 17, 24 and April 7, 14, 21, 28

Fridays, 9:30 am
FALL: October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20
WINTER: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19
SPRING: March 4, 11, 18 and April 8, 15, 22, 29

Kindergarten Story Time (for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
*Register for one:

Mondays, 1:30 pm OR 4:15 pm
FALL: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16
WINTER: January 4, 11, 25 and February 1, 8, 22
SPRING: March 7, 14, 21 and April 4, 11, 18, 25

Drop-In Fun for Everyone!

Storybook Symphony presented by Symphony in C (ages 4+)
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! A symphony ensemble will demonstrate their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a storybook reading. Sponsored by The Friends of the Moorestown Library.
No registration required.
Saturday, October 17 at 11 am

Halloween Drop-In Craft (all ages)
Drop into the children’s room to make a candy corn decoration for Halloween. When you’re done, be sure to check out MooreKids’ Halloween Costume Swap in the library meeting rooms.
Saturday, October 24, 9 am to 5 pm – 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!
Saturday, October 24, 9 am to 4 pm

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.
Saturday, October 31, 9 am to 5 pm

Meet Curious George! (all ages)
Everyone’s favorite monkey is swinging by the Moorestown Library for a very special visit! Join us for a fun-filled, monkey-themed story time, followed by a snack and craft. Bring your camera for a photo op! Generously sponsored by donations in memory of Margaret Martin.
Thursday, November 5 at 10 am
No registration required.

Youth Stages Presents: Two Marys, Five Jacks & One Very Big Shoe (ages 3+)
In this fun-filled retelling of Mother Goose rhymes, the audience (as the children of the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe) recite, sing and finger-play many nursery rhymes along with the actors. Great fun for the whole family! Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, November 21 at 10 am
No registration required.

For Parents and Caregivers

10 Ways to Turn Around Your Child’s Attitude in One Minute or Less
There is an effective way to tell your child to do something and there is an ineffective way. This program gives 10 simple techniques that have been developed and used with kids for over 30 years, presented in a way that parents can put to use immediately. Presented by Family Support Organization of Burlington County. All are welcome. No registration required.
Wednesday, September 30, 7-8:30 pm.

Special Events – Sign Up to Join the Fun!

Girls Love to Read: Fancy Nancy, Super Sleuth (for girls in grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
Everyone’s favorite fashionista has turned detective. This calls for a celebration! Join high school student Amanda Cooper for a morning of fun and fancy crime solving.
Saturday, September 12 at 9:30 am

Reading to the Dog (for children in Kindergarten and up)
*Registration is required.
Meet Henry, a lovable therapy dog who loves a good story! Young readers are invited to practice your read-aloud skills by reading books of your choice for 15 minutes.
Fridays, 4 -5 pm
Sign up for one 15 minute timeslot:
September 18, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Ghost Banner Craft (for children in grade 1)
*Registration is required.
Get ready for Halloween with a whimsical ghost banner and Halloween stories.
Monday, October 5 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 14 at 4:15 OR
Thursday, October 15 at 4:15 pm

Pizza and a Movie: 101 Dalmatians (for children in grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
Enjoy pizza, giveaways and a guessing game contest (with prizes!) while we watch the live-action movie, 101 Dalmatians.
Friday, November 6 at noon

Crafternoons (for grades 4+)

Anime-nia! Legends of Korra
*Registration is required.
Come help us kick off this new program series! We’ll watch the Nickelodeon series
Legend of Korra, enjoy some light snacks, and try our hand at making candy sushi.
Thursday, October 8 at 4 pm

Learn to Draw Zombies with Paul Merklein
*Registration is required.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein returns to teach us how to create creepy zombies, just in time for Halloween.
Thursday, October 22 at 4 pm

Anime-nia! Spirited Away
*Registration is required.
Watch the animated classic Spirited Away while munching on pizza. (125 minutes; not rated)
Thursday, November 5 at 4 pm

Fall Leaf Decoration
*Registration is required.
Fall is in the air! Make a spectacular pressed leaf window hanging to celebrate the season.
Thursday, November 19 at 4 pm