Children’s Autumn Programs

Coming soon…

Virtual Story Times

Take & Make Crafts 

Table Top Pick-up

A “contactless” way to borrow materials from WDFPL

Use your West Deptford Free Public Library card to place holds online or call the library at 856-845-5593 to request a hold.

You will receive a call, from the library, to schedule a day/date/ time to pick-up your materials from the Table Top in the outer lobby of the library.

Virtual  Story Times with Ms. Cann (Ms. Diane)

There are three story times:

Preschool – ages 2-5 – includes Take & Make Craft sample

Grades K-4 – ages 5-10 – includes Take & Make Craft sample

Toddlers – ages infants-23 months

All ages can enjoy each Story Time!

 

Take & Make Crafts

  • Available for “contactless” pick-up at a scheduled date/time

  • Call the library 856-845-5593  to schedule a pick-up date/time

  • Scheduled times are in half hour increments with one Take & Make pick-up per child/family at a time

  • The Take & Make, tagged with your name, will be placed in the Treasure Chest outside the WDFPL front door at your scheduled time for pick-up

  • If you are unable to keep your pick-up time, please call to reschedule

  • Inclement weather – call to reschedule

Reading & Fun Activities

FaceTime read to a live turtle!  

Turtlesinger T.A.L.E.S.
(Turtles Are Listening to Every Story)

Would you like to FaceTime read to a live turtle: Rocky, Gracie, Bart, or Spike?

You can also request to read to a cat, Wally!

Call (609) 463-0685 or email us at turtlesinger@hotmail.com

 to set up a 10-minute appointment, one week in advance.

Please tell us your name and/or child’s first name, the date and time you would like, and which turtle (or Wally) you would like to read to.

You can continue to make as many appointments as you like!

Turtlesinger, Inc.

FAF

Safe Distance S.M.I.L.E. Program

FURever As Friends, the volunteer pet therapy teams that come to the WDFPL every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening, is taking their commitment to mentoring reading literacy in our young people a step further with their “Safe Distance SMILE Program”. This program will allow children to interact “virtually” with one of the experienced pet therapy teams of FURever as Friends. You can email them at info@FUReverAsFriends.org to schedule a day and time for your child. Each session will last 10 – 15 minutes and your child will need their own books. Once you’ve signed up, a therapy team will contact you by email to decide which of the following apps you’d like to use: FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook or Google Hangouts. You will need to sign up a week ahead of each session. This is something new and they will be working very hard to match every reader with a team…happy reading!

Free Comics & Graphic Novel E-Books for Children and Teens in NJ

In response to COVID-19 and library closures, the NJ State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to launch a free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey.

  • no library card is required
  • no hold queues
  • if you are physically located in the state of New Jersey, you’re in!

This collection uses geolocation to provide access to any youth physically located in the state of New Jersey. The library includes a limited collection of simultaneous use e-books from leading children’s comics and graphic novel publishers and the San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Archive from their Graphic Novel Writing Contests.

Visit https://njsl-vlcc.biblioboard.com/ to start reading!

How to Be a Super Friend

Note to parents:    This is a fun as you learn video series for children created by a team of medical students, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who are interested in developmental pediatrics. The goal is to use the videos as a tool to aid in breaking down stigmas before they even become part of a child’s belief system and promote acceptance and friendship among all people. A free in-person session usually consists of a mini-lesson, discussion, a craft, a game, and a wrap-up.

The medical students will add to this program as they create more content.

Thank you for helping to spread their message!

The following link is one session on autism into several short videos:    playlist

The WDFPL wants to thank Suzanne M. Klein, Youth Services/Consumer Health Librarian, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ, for sharing this program with us.

 

 

Author Mo Willems

http://mowillems.com/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems?fbclid=IwAR3azolHISjYYUoSZ8sv3Sl5ybN1dOODreWVNThf487l4ILHwbdwnY_a8Zc

 

 

Romper

Famous people reading children’s books

https://www.romper.com/p/famous-people-reading-childrens-books-is-one-good-thing-during-the-coronavirus-shut-in-22621288

 

 

Story Time from Space

Astronauts from the Space Station read stories

Library Directory

 

 

 

 

Science Time from Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station conduct experiments

Science Time From Space

 

 

 

Children’s Virtual Spring Programs/Activities/Story Times

 

How to Be a Super Friend

Note to parents:    This is a fun as you learn video series for children created by a team of medical students, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who are interested in developmental pediatrics. The goal is to use the videos as a tool to aid in breaking down stigmas before they even become part of a child’s belief system and promote acceptance and friendship among all people. A free in-person session usually consists of a mini-lesson, discussion, a craft, a game, and a wrap-up.
The medical students will add to this program as they create more content.
Thank you for helping to spread their message!
The following link is one session on autism into several short videos:    playlist
The WDFPL wants to thank Suzanne M. Klein, Youth Services/Consumer Health Librarian, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ, for sharing this program with us.

 

 

 

Free Comics & Graphic Novel E-Books for Children and Teens in NJ

In response to COVID-19 and library closures, the NJ State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to launch a free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey.

  • no library card is required
  • no hold queues
  • if you are physically located in the state of New Jersey, you’re in!

This collection uses geolocation to provide access to any youth physically located in the state of New Jersey. The library includes a limited collection of simultaneous use e-books from leading children’s comics and graphic novel publishers and the San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Archive from their Graphic Novel Writing Contests.

Visit https://njsl-vlcc.biblioboard.com/ to start reading!

 

 

FAF

Safe Distance S.M.I.L.E. Program

FURever As Friends, the volunteer pet therapy teams that come to the WDFPL every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening, is taking their commitment to mentoring reading literacy in our young people a step further with their “Safe Distance SMILE Program”. This program will allow children to interact “virtually” with one of the experienced pet therapy teams of FURever as Friends. You can email them at info@FUReverAsFriends.org to schedule a day and time for your child. Each session will last 10 – 15 minutes and your child will need their own books. Once you’ve signed up, a therapy team will contact you by email to decide which of the following apps you’d like to use: FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook or Google Hangouts. You will need to sign up a week ahead of each session. This is something new and they will be working very hard to match every reader with a team…happy reading!

 

Book suggestions for talking to kids about the Coronavirus

Young kids

Sesame Street in Communities – health and emergencies

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health/?activity=h-is-for-handwashing

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/?activity=sneezing-and-coughing-safely

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/

Older kids

Kids, this comic is for you – make a zine version of the comic too!
 
Sesame Street in Communities – health and emergencies
 

 

Stay at Home fun

 

Author Mo Willems

http://mowillems.com/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems?fbclid=IwAR3azolHISjYYUoSZ8sv3Sl5ybN1dOODreWVNThf487l4ILHwbdwnY_a8Zc

 

Romper

Famous people reading children’s books

https://www.romper.com/p/famous-people-reading-childrens-books-is-one-good-thing-during-the-coronavirus-shut-in-22621288

 

Story Time from Space

Astronauts from the Space Station read stories

Library Directory

 

Science Time from Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station conduct experiments

Science Time From Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Winter Programs

Children’s Programs
January – March

Children’s programs are open to WDFPL members & West Deptford residents.

Registration:
• begins January 20,
• is according to child’s age at time of sign-up,
• is required for all programs,
• call 856-845-5593 or stop in.

Kiddos – Preschool Story Time
Ages 3-5
Parent/caregiver must remain in Library.
Register for Monday OR Tuesday:
Mondays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
January 27 – April 7

Library Kids’ Club
After School Tuesdays
Grades K-4
Parent/caregiver of children 7 and younger must remain in Library.
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
January 28 – April 7

S.M.I.L.E.
Children read to therapy pets.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
January 22, February 12, 26, March 11, 25, April 8

Kiddles – Toddler Time
Ages 6-23 mos. with parent/caregiver
Thursdays, 10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
January 30 – April 9

Kidkins – 2s Story Time
Age 2 with parent/caregiver
Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
January 30 – April 9

 

Note:  WDFPL does not endorse any adds that appear on this Children’s Programs site.

 

 

 

Children’s Fall Programs

October 7 – December 12

 

Children’s programs are open to WDFPL members & West Deptford residents.

 

Registration:
• according to child’s age at time of sign-up,
• required for all programs,
• begins, September 30
• call 856-845-5593 or stop in.

 

 

Kiddos – Preschool Story Time
Ages 3-5
Parent/caregiver must remain in Library.
Choose a Monday OR a Tuesday class:
Mondays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
October 7 – December 10

 

Library Kids’ Club – After School Tuesdays
Grades K-4
Parent/caregiver of children 7 and younger
must remain in Library.
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
October 8 – December 10

 

S.M.I.L.E.
Silent Mentors in Literacy Education
FURever As Friends Organization
Children read to trained therapy pets.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
September 25, October 9, 23,
November 13, December 11

 

Kiddles – Tykes & Toddlers Story Time
Age 6-24 mos. with parent/caregiver
Thursdays, 10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
October 10 – December 12

 

Kidkins – 2s Story Time
Age 2 with parent/caregiver
Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
October 10 – December 12

West Deptford Free Public Library Children’s Services

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

Summer 2019

June 21 – August 19

 

Children’s Programs are open to WDFPL members and West Deptford residents.

 

Registration begins June 17

Registration:

   • according to child’s age at registration,
• required for all programs and events,
• call 856-845-5593 or stop by the Library.

 

 

Mondays: Kiddos – Preschool Story Time
Ages 3-5 years, parent/caregiver must remain in Library.
10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
June 24 – August 5

 

Tuesdays: Library Kids Club – Grades K-4
Parent/caregiver of children ages 7 and younger must remain in Library.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
June 25 – August 6

 

Wednesday Evenings: Flicks & PJs  
Wear PJs & bring pillow, blanket, snack/beverage.
6:30 p.m.
July 3, 17, 31, August 7, 14

*** Movies listed at bottom of page

 

Wednesday Evenings: S.M.I.L.E.
Silent Mentors in Literacy Education
Children read aloud to therapy pets of the FURever As Friends (FAF) organization.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 26, July 10, 24

 

Thursdays: Kiddles – Toddler Time
Ages 6-23 months with parent/caregiver.
10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
June 27 – August 8

 

Thursdays: Kidkins – 2s Story Time
Age 2 with parent/caregiver.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
June 27 – August 8

 

Preschool Read-To-Me Club and Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club
Reading packets will be available beginning Friday afternoon, June 21.

 

Summer Readers’ Ice Cream Party
Monday, August 19, 11:00 a.m.
Preschool Read-To-Me Club &
Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club
Hand in reading logs to receive an invitation
to the Summer Readers’ Ice Cream Party.
Gift bags, certificates, yummy ice cream!

 

 

Family Events for Everyone

Open to the general public

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of every program

 

 

Summer Kick-Off
Space! First Mime on the Moon
Friday, June 21, 11:00 a.m.
Stories, mime, comedy, and audience participation – fun that is “out of this world!” with Robert Rivest

Space! The Cosmos ***
Friday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.
Revolution, rotation, planets, solar system, moon landing, the sun, the earth – music & fun with Turtle Dance Music

Wednesday Evenings: Flicks & PJs (Movies to be announced)
6:30 p.m.
July 3, 17, 31, August 7, 14
Wear PJs & bring pillow, blanket, snack/beverage

A Gift from the Moon
Friday, July 5, 11:00 a.m.
Magic, puppetry, science, and audience participation with Digger & Dave

Mr. Malcolm’s Universe of Stories
Monday, July 8, 11:00 a.m.Pretend, fantasy, fun, and lots of interaction with Mr. Malcolm (Chuck Bennett)

The Jungle Book – A Universal Story***
Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 a.m.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Community Partners touring chamber ensemble brings the story to vivid life

Lasers in Space***
Friday, July 12, 11:00 a.m.
Space exploration, the sun, the planets, and lasers with Prismatic Magic

Sea Star Gazing
Friday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.
Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium Outreach will dive into the library with live animals, hands on, and interactive activities

The Sky’s the Limit
Friday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.
Housel Fun & Fitness brings a story, activities, games – The Martian Hop, Blast Off, Asteroids, Planet Toss, and more

Earthy Songs to the Universe ***
Friday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.
Billy B. The Natural Science & Dance Man uses audience participation, songs, dances, and improv comedy about the Universe

Goowins Balloowins
Friday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.
Allynn Gooen captures the imagination of kids and adults alike with balloon creations and stories

Preschool & 2s Summer Finale
Big Jeff Music
Monday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.
Songs and fun for young children with singer/songwriter ‘Big Jeff’ DeSmelt

Grades K-4 Summer Finale
ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM! and We’re Off to the Moon!
Tuesday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.
A whimsical trip to the Moon and back with Patrick Garner’s History’s Alive

Summer Finale with DJ Dave
Friday, August 16
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Music, dancing, games – fun for all!

 

*** This program is made possible in part by funding from The Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 p.m. 

 

Flicks & PJs

 

 

July 3

PG – Approximately 112 minutes

Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all
by traveling to the Internet in search of
a part to save her game.
When Vanellope embraces this thrilling new world,
Ralph realizes he may lose
the only friend he’s ever had.

 

 

July 17

 

PG – Approximately 130 minutes

Mary Poppins helps the Banks family
remember the joy of being a child.
Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter,
fun is brought back to the streets of London
in a celebration that
everything is possible…even impossible.

 

 

July 31

 

PG – Approximately 111 minutes

A Disney legend returns…a reimagined Dumbo.
Dreams soar all the way to the Big Top
when a baby elephant that can fly saves the day!

 

 

August 7

 

PG – Approximately 85 minutes

In her imagination, June’s dream amusement park comes to life
with wild rides, animals and excitement.
When trouble hits, June and her friends begin an unforgettable journey
to save the park.
Action-packed with loads of laughs!

 

August 14

 

PG – Approximately 115 minutes

10-year-old Elliott befriends a lost alien,
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Elliott, Gertie, and Michael come together
to help E.T. find his way back home.
Adventure, magic and heartwarming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Events for Everyone – Spring

Family Events for Everyone
Open to the general public – Registration requested – Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of every program

 

2019 Bookmark Design Contest Recognition Night
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Certificates and awards presented.

 

Ken the Magician
Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
All are invited to the entertainment immediately following the Bookmark Design Contest presentation.
A true magical experience for all ages!

 

 

West Deptford Free Public Library Childrens Programs – Spring 2019

Children’s Spring Programs – April 8 – June 6 

Children’s Programs are open to West Deptford Library members and West Deptford residents.

 

Class descriptions…

Kiddos – Preschool Story Time
Ages 3-5, parent/caregiver remains in the library
Kidkins – 2s Story Time
Age 2 with parent/caregiver.
Kiddles – Toddler Time
Ages 6-23 months with parent/caregiver.
Library Kids Club
Grades K-4, parent/caregiver of children ages 7 and younger must remain in Library.
S.M.I.L.E.
Silent Mentors in Literacy Education
Children read aloud to therapy pets of the FURever As Friends (FAF) organization.

 

Registration:
• according to child’s age at registration
• required for all programs and events
• call 856-845-5593 or stop by the Library
Registration begins April 1

 

Kiddos – Preschool Story Time
Mondays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:05 – 10:45 a.m.
Register for Monday OR Tuesday
April 8 – June 4

 

Library Kids – After School Tuesdays
4:05 – 4:45 p.m.
April 9 – June 4

 

S.M.I.L.E.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
April 24, May 8, 22, June 12

 

Kiddles – Toddler Time
Thursdays, 10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
April 11 – June 6

 

Kidkins – 2s Story Time
Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
April 11 – June 6

 

For Family Events – click on the circle at the bottom left off this page.

 

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