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Bergenfield Public Library General Children’s Program Information

We offer fun and educational programs for all ages from infants to fifth graders and their families. 
Many programs require advance registration (in person) and are limited to Bergenfield residents.
We are always adding/changing programs so please check our online calendar or stop in for the current schedule. For further information, call us at (201) 387-4040 ext. 2848 or email the Children’s Department.

 

2018 Children’s Programs Fall Schedule

 

Weekly Story Times & Activities:

Mother Goose Time 
This lap-sit program for Walkers up to 2 Years Old & their parents/guardians using Mother Goose Rhymes, songs & finger plays. This program lasts for 30 – 45 minutes and requires registration.

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 30-45 minutes and requires registration..

3 & 4 Story Time 
Story Time is for 3 & 4 year olds & lasts 30 – 45 minutes. During each session, there is a mixture of stories, finger plays, songs, videos & crafts. Registration is required.

Just Music & Books
This program is for 3-5 year olds. We will be reading books, usually with a musical theme, and have fun while singing and playing with shakers, rhythm sticks and whatever items we can create with music. This program lasts for 30 – 45 minutes and registration is required.

 

Monthly & Bimonthly Programs:

Learn to Write in Script
This program usually meets biweekly on Mondays. Learn the basics of writing in cursive in this beginner how to! Registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Mighty Minds
This program usually meets biweekly on Thursdays. Brush up on your business skills in this class for bettering your mind! Registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

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 activities. This program is once a month and requires registration. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Book Buddies Reading Club
Each month children in Grades 2 & 3 will get a chance to participate in Book Buddies. The group will read the first chapter of a book together and then take home the book to finish reading. There will then be a meeting with book discussion, games, and snacks. Books for the next month will be distributed at the meetings and will also be available for pick up at the Children’s desk if a meeting is missed. This program is 45 minutes long and patrons MUST have a valid library card. Registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Book Nook Reading Club
Each month children in Grades 4 & 5 will get a chance to participate in Book Nook. Books are distributed each meeting and are to be read at home. There will then be a meeting with book discussion, games, and snacks. Books for the next month will be distributed at the meetings and will also be available for pick up at the Children’s desk if a meeting is missed. This program is 1 hour long and patrons MUST have a valid library card. Registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Book Brigade Reading Club
Each month children in Grades 6-8 will get a chance to participate in Book Brigade. Books are distributed each meeting and are to be read at home. There will then be a meeting with book discussion, games, and snacks. Books for the next month will be distributed at the meetings and will also be available for pick up at the Children’s desk if a meeting is missed. This program is 1 hour long and patrons MUST have a valid library card. Registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Magical Melodies with Mr. Chris
This program meets once a month on the last Thursday of every month. Join us for music fun and entertainment with the awesome Mr. Chris!  No registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

 

Special Programs:

Escape Rooms
Every so often we host custom in-house Escape Rooms, right here at the library! Each theme is unique and the sessions usually last 15 – 20 minutes. These events are for Grades 1 & Up and require registration. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Movies
Join us for movie matinees with our big screen projector! These events are every once in a while and no registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.

Make & Takes
Come to the library for quick fun crafts! These events are every once in a while and drop in so no registration is required. Please see flyer for specific dates.