1,000 Books before Kindergarten | Weekly Storytimes | Drop-in fun | Crafternoons
Special events | Winter Reading | Spring recess craft bonanza

 

Registration for March and April programs begins on Tuesday, February 7 at 9 a.m., 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!

 


Weekly Storytimes

Please note that story times for children ages 3 through Kindergarten require registration. Registration opened in September, and some sessions are full. Registration is open to Moorestown residents and Moorestown Library cardholders. We are happy to register your child at any time if space permits.

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Mondays at 9:30 am or 10:15 am
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

Time for Twos (for children who are 2 years old, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
No registration required.
Mondays at 11 am or 11:45 am
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

3-4 Year-Old Story Time (for children who will be 3 by October 1, 2016)
*Register for one:
Wednesdays 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm
SPRING: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12

4-5 Year Old Story Time (for children who will be 4 by October 1, 2016)
*Register for one:
Thursdays, 1:30 pm
SPRING: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13

Fridays, 9:30 am
SPRING: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7

Kindergarten Story Time (for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
*Register for one:
Mondays, 1:30 pm OR 4:15 pm
SPRING: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10

Drop-In Fun for Everyone!

Sing-Along with Miss Madeline (ages birth to 5)
Join beloved music teacher Madeline Knot for a music-filled morning perfect for preschoolers! No registration required.
Tuesdays, March 21 and March 28 at 9:30 am

Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot presented by Family Stages
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony doesn’t know how to stop the magic. Soon the village is filling with pasta.
Will Strega Nona return in time to save the day, or will Big Anthony have to gobble up the pasta and save the town?
Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, February 25 at 10 am

Family Music Night! Irish Harp with Kathy Appleton
Get ready to tap your toes and dance a jig as harpist Kathy Appleton takes us on a lively musical journey to the Emerald Isle, just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Wednesday, March 1 at 7 pm

Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: Chemistry
Kaboom! The Chemistry show explores everything from everyday chemistry to the chemical detective work performed by laboratory scientists.
Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, March 25 at 10 am

​​Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: Motion and Machines
Roll, slide, and spin! Investigate the basic physics of motion in this interactive show. We'll use rubber balls, bricks, and wooden blocks to introduce and understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Then, witness these laws in action in a lever, pulley, and student-driven hover car. Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.
Saturday, April 1 at 10 am

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 percussion ensemble will demonstrate their instruments’ possibilities, perform a variety of music and set a picture book to music. Sponsored by The Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Saturday, April 8 at 11 am


Crafternoons (for grades 4+)

Crafternoon: Birdhouse Wind Chimes (Grades 4+)
*Registration is required.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll craft cute and clever wind chimes out of wooden birdhouses and decorate them with hearts, candy, ribbon and jewels.
Thursday, February 2 at 4 pm

Spring Themed Cake Decorating Contest (grades 4+)
Catch Spring Fever by decorating a cake with a spring theme. We’ll take pictures and invite people to vote for their favorite.
Thursday, March 9 at 4 pm

Make a Mosaic Flower Pot (grades 4+)
Just in time for Earth Day, we’re recycling old CDs into colorful, shiny mosaic tiles to decorate terra cotta flower pots.
Thursday, April 6 at 4 pm


Special events

Crazy 8s Math Club (Grades 1-3)
*Registration is required.
Join us for Round 3 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, 4:15-5 pm: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 26

Cool Contest: Nancy Drew Trivia Challenge
Super Sleuth Nancy Drew made her literary debut on April 28, 1930.
To celebrate, we’re holding a mystery-themed trivia challenge. Pick up a question sheet in the Children’s Room and return it
by Saturday, April 29. One lucky winner will receive a set of six Nancy Drew hardback books with vintage covers.

 

Winter Reading
For children and teens of all ages
Wednesday, February 1 - Tuesday, 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 (maximum 3 books per day), and fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read. Put your completed tickets in the drawings by February 29 to win cool prizes like gift cards to Barnes and Noble, 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 grab box prize.

Winners will be notified on Wednesday, March 1.
All prizes MUST be claimed by Saturday, April 1.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.

Spring Recess Craft Bonanza, April 17 – April 21
All ages, all day – While supplies last!
Drop in each day during Spring Break for colorful spring crafts inspired by the art and stories of Eric Carle.

Monday, April 17 – Color a unique Very Hungry Caterpillar crown.
Tuesday, April 18 – Replicate Eric Carle’s colorful collage technique to make a beautiful Mr. Seahorse poster.
Wednesday, April 19 – String green macaroni and colorful cut-outs together to make a necklace inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Thursday, April 20 – Use tissue paper collage to create a Very Quiet Cricket stick puppet.
Friday, April 21 – Paint me a star! Use paint and paper shapes to assemble one-of-kind stars like the ones you see in Draw Me a Star and Papa, Please get the Moon for Me.