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Children’s Room Programs

We offer fun and educational programs for all ages from infants all the way up to elementary school students and their families. Many programs require advance registration (in person) and are limited to Bergenfield residents.We are always adding/changing programs so please call for more information. For further information, call us at (201) 387-4040 ext. 2848 or email the Children’s Department.

2017 Summer Story Times & Programs

2017 Summer Story Time Calendar

Weekly Programs

Mother Goose Time
This is a lap-sit program for 0-2 year olds and their parents/guardians using Mother Goose Rhymes, songs and finger-plays. The program lasts for 30-40 minutes.

Growing Readers Club
This is an Early Literacy Activity period for children 2 years old. Activities will vary between finger plays and rhymes, story time, crafts and literacy activities. This program lasts for 30-40 minutes.

Story Time
Story Time is for 3 & 4 year olds and lasts 30-45 minutes. There are 15 children in each session, and parents/guardians join in the fun, staying with their children. During each session, books are read, with a mixture of finger-plays, songs, videos and crafts.

Monthly and Special Programs

Stories in Slippers: Family Story Time
Spend a fun evening at the Library! Each 45 minute session is open to children Grades K-3 and their families. During each session, books are read with a mixture of crafts and games. This program is once a month.

Art Alive
During this 45 minute program, children will learn about popular artists, different periods/styles of art, and cultural art from all over the world. They will then do projects related to that month’s theme. The program is for children Grades K-3. This program is once a month.

Dino Camp 
Does your child love dinosaurs? Then take part in our cool new Dino Camp program! Continuing from this summer’s Dino programs, kids will learn about all things prehistoric! Each session will be 45 minutes long and meets once a month.

Bedtime Math
Join us at the library for our fun new math programs that will be utilizing the “Bedtime Math” series! These 45 minute programs will help children learn exciting ways to improve their math skills in a fun group setting. This program is once a month with one session for Grades K-3* and another for Grades 3*-5.
*3rd graders get their choice of one class depending on their math skill level.

Book Nook 
Reading opens the door to many things and it’s one of the things we encourage the most here at the library! If your family shares these sentiments then consider having your child join the Book Nook Reading Club. This book club is for Grades 3-5 and meets once a month. Every month we will discuss a book picked by the librarian, play games related to said book, and enjoy a light snack and general discussion.