Children’s Programs – Summer 2014


June 27 through August 15

   *  Children’s Programs are open to WDFPL members and WD residents.

  • Children’s Programs open to general public.

registration begins June 23

Call 856-845-5593 or stop in the library to register.


* Mondays:  Preschool Story Time – Kidkins

children ages 3-5

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

June 30 – July 28


* Tuesdays:  Grades K-4

children going into kindergarten through 4th grade

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 1 – July 29


  • Wednesday Evenings:  Flicks, Fun & PJs

wear PJs & bring pillow, blanket, snack/beverage

6:30 p.m.

July 2, 16, 30, August 6

*Movies are every other Wednesday.

Movies listed at the end of posting.


  • Wednesday Evenings:  S.M.I.L.E.

Read to trained therapy dogs and cat.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

July 9, 23, August 13

*Register for a reading time slot.


* Thursdays:  Toddler Time – Yiddie Biddie Kiddies

toddlers ages 12-24 months

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

July 3 – 31


* Thursdays:  2s Story Time – Kiddles

children ages 24-36 months

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

July 3 – 31


* Preschool Read-To-Me Club – Ages 2-5

“Preschool Reading Robots”

Reading packets (see following guidelines) available beginning Friday afternoon, June 27.

Hand in reading logs to receive an invitation to:

Summer Read-To-Me Club Ice Cream Party,

Monday, August 11, 11:00 a.m.


* Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club

“Mad Scientists” 

Reading packets (see following guidelines) available beginning Friday afternoon, June 27.

Hand in reading logs to receive an invitation to:

Summer Readers’ Ice Cream Party,

Tuesday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.


Reading Packets – TIME LOGS – Guidelines

“Preschool Reading Robots”  Read-To-Me Club

“Mad Scientists” Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club

  • For every 15 minutes read, mark off the Time Log;
  • When the Time Log is filled with a full 10 hours, hand it in/drop it off at the Children’s Services desk to get a trinket from the treasure chest and have your name placed on the  bulletin board;
  • Time Logs must be completely filled in 10 hours before handing in;
  • There is one Time Log sheet inside the packet and additional Time Logs are available at the Children’s Services desk;
  • Hand in a 10 hour Time Log…take another to fill in…hand in as many 10 hour Time Logs as you can fill by reading;
  • Time Logs may be handed in anytime during the summer; HOWEVER,
  • All Time Logs must be returned to the library by deadline:  Monday, August 11 for Read-To-Me Club or Tuesday, August 12 for K-4 Summer Reading Club to be counted for the Summer Readers’ Recognition Ice Cream Parties.





Flicks, Fun & PJs…Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Wear PJs and bring your pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, and snack & beverage


7/2  Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax  (PG – 93 minutes)                             


Follow the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.


7/16  Ice Age:  Dawn of the Dinosaurs  (PG – 94 minutes)

ice age

When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.


7/30  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2  (PG – 95 minutes)


To prevent a growing army of “foodimals” from escaping an island and wreaking havoc on the mainland, Flint will have to do battle with such delicious, but deadly, hybrids as the ferocious tacodiles, slithering apple pie-thons, and vine-swinging shrimpanzees!


8/6  WALL-E  (G – 98 minutes)

8/6  Rio 2  (G – 101 minutes)


Welcome to the jungle…of fun.  The cast of RIO returns with a new flock of stars.  Blu and his kids embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon.  A total blast…a hilarious family adventure!


One Morning Movie!  

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Bring your pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, and snack & beverage

8/14  Robots  (PG – 89 minutes)


In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.


Family Events for Everyone – Summer 2014

Open to the general public – registration requested

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of every program

Call 856-845-5593 or stop in the library to register.




Summer Kick-Off

Take a Tromp through the Swamp and a Break in the Lake

Friday, June 27, 11:00 a.m.

Interactive music, songs, and fun with Tom Sieling.


Fizz, Bang, Boom with Mr. Malcolm!

Monday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.

Stories and interactive fun with Mr. Malcolm.


Zoom Balloons

Friday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.

Interactive magic, games, and balloon art with Earl Hicks.


The Ice Age and Its Mammoth Hunters

Friday, July18, 11:00 a.m.

Shadow play, models, artifacts, fossils, Ooga the caveman with Jack Branagan’s Earth Matters.


 ***Jester Jim

Friday, July 25, 11:00 a.m.

Variety, comedy, juggling, balancing, beatboxing, tons of laughs with Jim Maurer.


***Dragons & Dreams

Tuesday, July 29, 11:00 a.m.

Experiments, stories, sights, sounds with ScienceTellers.


***Dr. Gravity

Friday, August 1, 11:00 a.m.

Madcap scientist incites curiosity/laughter, gravity, perception, physics with David Engel.


Preschool Summer Finale – “C” Variations:  Music & Movement for Kids

Monday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.

Fantastic, fun, turtle-iffic, inclusive, interactive music with Turtle Dance Music.


***K-4 Summer Finale – Wally Water and the Water Cycle

Tuesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.

A play/musical with storytelling, songs, comedy, and audience participation by Turtle Dance Music.


Toddlers & 2s Summer Finale – Sing-Sign-Dance with Nina Music

Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.

Unique musical show of well-known and original songs with Nina Peterson.


Astronomy for Kids:  Size & Scale of the Universe

Thursday, August 7, 2:00 p.m.

A virtual journey into the cosmos looking at the very small & the very large with Astronomer Kevin Manning.

(Weather permitting, we may be able to view the sun spots on the Sun through a powerful filtered telescope)


 ***Amazing Junk Jam

Friday, August 8, 1:00 p.m.

Interactive, high energy songs of recycled instruments with The Junk Jam Band.


Morning Movie

Thursday, August 14, 11:00 a.m.


Rated PG, 89 minutes


Kids Choice DJ

Friday, August 15, 11:00 a.m.

Interactive dance party with DJ Dave (2 hours).



*** Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Division of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts from a grant to the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Gloucester County College.




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