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Winter programs


Drop-in Fun for Everyone

Music Matters!
Presented by Symphony in C
For children ages 4+ and their families
Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! The woodwind ensemble will demonstrate their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and accompany a story book reading.
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 am
No registration required!

The Night Before Christmas Party
Ages 3+
The big day is almost here! Come in your pajamas for a celebration of this magical time, featuring stories with a very special ho-ho-holiday guest! Afterwards we will enjoy cookies and cocoa in the Children’s Room.
Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 pm
No registration required!

A Special Visit with Santa
For children with special needs and their families
Santa Claus knows that some children need a little extra time to get comfortable with him, share their wish list and get that perfect picture. So he’s stepping away from bright lights and noisy crowds to visit with children who have special needs, along with their brothers and sisters. Meet him in the story time room, and bring your camera for pictures.
Tuesday, Dec. 23, drop in between 3 and 4:30 pm
No registration required!

Winter Break Special: Drop-In Calendar Craft
all ages
2015 is right around the corner! Drop in to the Children’s Room any time to make a custom calendar. Bring pictures from home or use our craft supplies.
Friday, Dec. 26 – Saturday, Jan. 3
No registration required!

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

Intro to Guitar with Moorestown School of Music
Guitar instructor Bryan Williams will give students a sneak peek at what it is like to learn to play the guitar.
Monday, Dec. 1
Grades 1-3: 4:30 to 5 pm
Grades 4+: 4 to 4:30 pm
Call or stop by to register.

Make a Gum Drop Tree
Grade 3
Brighten up your holiday with a festive tree made of colorful gumdrops.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 4:15 pm
Monday, Dec. 15, 4:15 pm
Call or stop by to register.

Make a Personalized Stocking
Grade 2
Join us for some holiday fun as we enjoy seasonal stories and make a personalized stocking! We will ask for the name you’d
like on your stocking when you register.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 4:15 pm
Thursday, Dec. 11, 4:15 pm
Call or stop by to register.

South Jersey Boys Read
For Boys in Grades 1-3
Good mustaches, bad mustaches, and everything in between…join us for a mustache themed event!
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9:30-10:30 am
Call or stop by to register.

Girls Love to Read
For Girls in Grades 1-4
Put your detective skills to the test with everyone’s favorite camera-clicking super-sleuth, Cam Jansen.
Presented by 9th grader Amanda Cooper.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 9:30-10:30 am
Call or stop by to register.

Gingerbread Puppets
Grades K-1
Join us as we enjoy Gingerbread Man stories and make one-of-kind gingerbread boy and girl puppets. Then you can retell
the stories over and over again!
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 am
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 11 am
Call or stop by to register.

Pizza and a Movie
Grades 4+
It’s Winter Break, so kick back and relax with some pizza and laughs as we enjoy the movie Rise of the Guardians.
Tuesday, December 30, 12-2 pm
Call or stop by to register.


Crafternoons

Ornament Making, Snacks & a Movie
Grades 4+
Catch the spirit of the season by crafting unique ornaments, enjoying snacks, and watching a wintry Looney Tunes movie.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 4 pm
Call or stop by to register.

 

Registration begins Monday, December 8, in person or by phone.

Weekly Storytimes

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required!
Drop in each week to join us 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 (January 5, 12, 26 and February 2 and 9)
(The library is closed January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.)

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 (January 5, 12, 26 and February 2 and 9)
(The library is closed January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.)

3-Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by January 1, 2015)
*Registration is required.
Stories, rhymes, and crafts for 3-year-olds! Register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesdays, 9:30 am (January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 and 11)
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm (January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 and 11)

4-5 Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by January 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 (January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3 and 10)
Thursdays, 1:30 pm (January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5 and 12)
Fridays, 9:30 am (January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6 and 13)

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 (January 5, 12, 26 and February 2 and 9)
Mondays, 4:30 pm (January 5, 12, 26 and February 2 and 9)
(The library is closed January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.)

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

Winter Reading Adventure
For Boys in Grades 1-3
*Registration is required.
Join us for a winter reading adventure!
Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 – 11 am

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

Duct Tape Wallets (Grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Who knew you could do so much with duct tape? Make a spiffy wallet and learn about all sorts of “duct-y”
creations you can make.
Thursday, January 8, 4 pm

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

Family Concert

Symphony in C presents:


For children ages 4+ and their families
Children and adults alike will love Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless tale of Peter’s musical adventures with animals beyond the garden wall. Presented in the Town Council Chambers.
Saturday, January 24 at 11 am
No registration required.

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.