Open to the general public –

registration requested. 

Light refreshments

served at conclusion of every program.




Summer Kick-Off
Build a Better World Magic Show ***
Friday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.
Magic, juggling, comedy, puppets, story-telling, construction fun, and audience participation because Building a Better World begins with YOU! Magician Brian Richards says “Hard hats not required!”


Owl Stories & Winged Wonders
Friday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will present two amazing programs with live animals…Owl Stories and Winged Wonders.


Chemical Wizardry
Friday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.
Get ready for a fun-filled “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter style. Enjoy designing and making Flubber, Silly Putty, Super Hi- Bounce balls, and so much more.


Amazing Mr. Malcolm
Monday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Malcolm’s the one for having lots of fun…
Be a part of the show and he’ll keep you on the go.


The Ribbles Build a Residence:
The ABC’s Architecture, Building and Construction ***
Friday, July 14, 11:00 a.m.
The Ribble family needs a new home…a dream home that is environmentally and neighborhood friendly.
With interactive games and discovering building techniques, the audience will assist Thia Tweet the architect and Gerry the Ant
Contractor building a new home for a better world!


Creative Up-cycling ***
Friday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.
Curtis Blues performs on a variety of instruments made out of “up-cycled,” repurposed materials and shows how responsible green practices can go far beyond traditional recycling methods. This environmentally green musical program will inspire the audience to “up-cycle” their own found objects.


Puppet Theatre Inside and Out ***
Friday, July 28, 11:00 a.m.
Steve Abrams will spark imaginations and encourage creative risks with this wonderful introduction to the puppet world, including an expert presentation of Aesop’s Fables. The audience will learn to use their voices, invent characters, and manipulate puppets in a scene.


Babar the Elephant ***
Friday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
The Phoenix Woodwind Quintet performs this classic story by Jean de Brunhoff with music by Francis Poulenc. In Babar the Elephant, the audience will discover the instruments of the woodwind quintet while an actor-storyteller narrates the tale of Babar.


Preschool Summer Finale
Kids’ Rock Music with a New, Cool Twist!
Monday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.
Ready for the newest, coolest way to enjoy kids’ rock music? Meet Little Rockers Band with their awesome show designed to get kids – and adults – of all ages shakin’ & movin’ to the beat!


Hip Hop Fundamentals ***
Tuesday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.
Practitioners of the Hip Hop Culture, Hip Hop Fundamentals, believe Hip Hop is based on four concepts: peace, love, unity, and having fun. Through their dynamic show, they will share their love for Hip Hop culture with the audience, stressing character development, strong work ethic, personal health and fitness, and the unification of youth.


Babies, Toddlers & 2s Summer Finale
Alex and the Kaleidoscope
Thursday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.
Lots of songs, fun, music and movement for the wee ones with singer, songwriter, guitarist Alex Mitnick of Alex & the Kaleidoscope.


Design, Create, Build with Bricks 4 Kidz ***
Friday, August 11
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. – preschool ages 3-5
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – grades K-4
Bricks 4 Kidz® takes learning into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience! Bricks 4 Kidz® is a fun-filled, engaging experience that everyone will be talking about long after the fun and learning has ended!


Grades K-4 Summer Finale
A Better World Workshop: Experiences in Compassion, Peace & Renewal ***
Tuesday, August 15, 11:00 a.m.
Lady Hawke Storyteller Laura Kaighn presents a program of tales, memory book craft, puzzles, games and ‘tower of truth’ stations to promote cooperation and success in building a better world for all.


Summer Finale
Kids Fun DJ
Friday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dance Party with DJ Dave…get up and move to the music…dancing & games…fun for all!




Design a Better Community…thus Build a Better World
…a Special Arts Project through which the audience will gain an appreciation of the performing arts, enable WDFPL to continue to be a hub for people to experience the arts, bolster diverse participation in the arts, and enable the WDFPL to bring free quality arts programming to a diversified and intergenerational audience in a friendly and safe environment.  Funding [for the performances noted ***] has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts /Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission, an agency under the auspices of Rowan College at Gloucester County.


Pg 4 grant - Cult & Heritage

Pg 4 grant - NJ State





Pg 4 Summer slogan


June 23 – August 18


Children’s Programs open to

West Deptford Library members 

& West Deptford residents.




Registration begins June 19

Registration Guidelines:

Register according to child’s age at time of sign-up.

Registration is required for all programs.

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




Mondays:  Kiddos – Preschool Story Time

Ages 3-5 years

Stories, craft, songs

Parent/caregiver must remain in the Library.

10:05 – 10:45 a.m.

June 26 – August 7



Tuesdays:  Library Kids

Grades K-4, including children entering kindergarten and those graduating 4th grade.

Craft, games, stories

Parent/caregiver of children ages 7 years or younger must remain in the Library.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

June 27 – August 8



Wednesday Evenings:  Flicks & PJs

6:30 p.m.

July 5, 19, August 2, 9, 16 



Wednesday Evenings:  S.M.I.L.E.

Children read to therapy pets.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 28, July 12, 26


Thursdays:  Kiddles – Toddler Time 

Ages 12-24 months with parent/caregiver.

Story, songs, puppets

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

June 29 – August 10


Thursdays:  Kidkins – 2s Story Time 

Age 2 years with parent/caregiver.

Story, craft, songs 

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

June 29 – August 10



Preschool Read-To-Me Club

Ages 2-5

Reading packets, with reading logs, will be available following the Summer Kick-Off program Friday, June 23.

Fill in your reading log and hand it in.  With each reading log handed in, you get a prize from the treasure chest, your name on the bulletin board, and a chance to enter your name in a special drawing taking place at the end of the summer.


Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club

Children entering kindergarten through 4th grade, including children graduating the 4th grade.

Reading packets, with reading logs, will be available following the Summer Kick-Off program Friday, June 23.

Fill in your reading log and hand it in.  With each reading log handed in, you get a prize from the treasure chest, your name on the bulletin board, and a chance to enter your name in a special drawing taking place at the end of the summer.



Summer Readers’ Ice Cream Party

BOTH READING CLUBS:  Preschool Read-To-Me Club & Grades K-4 Summer Reading Club

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

You must hand in at least one reading log to receive an invitation to the Summer Readers’ Ice Cream Party.

Gift bags, certificates, yummy ice cream!




Flicks & PJs

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Wear PJs & bring pillow, blanket, snack/beverage.




Moana – rated PG

July 5

Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people.

Along the way, she meets the once mighty demigod

and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.





SING (PG – 1 hr. 48 min.)

July 19

Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala

puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater

with Rosita, desperate to unleash her inner diva, Ash, a punk rock porcupine, and Johnny, a young gangster gorilla.

Sing is the musical comedy event of the year!







The Secret Life of Pets (PG – 1 hr. 27 min.)

August 2

When their owners leave for the day, pets gossip with their friends,

satisfy their sweet teeth, and throw outrageous parties.

When pampered terrier C.K. and his unruly ‘roommate’ from the pound Stonestreet get lost in New York City,

they must put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.







Trolls (PG – 1 hr. 32 min.)

August 9

Branch is a grumpy loner who is content living on his own,

away from the ridiculously happy population of Troll Village.

When the village is invaded by troll-eating Bergens,

the optimistic troll leader Poppy comes to Branch for help.

The unlikely pair go on a journey to rescue their kidnapped friends

and both realize what they have been missing.







Rock Dog (PG – 1 hr. 30 min.)

August 16

When a young mastiff Bodi discovers a radio, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed:

Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star and wants rock legend Angus Scattergood to be his mentor.

But when Bodi’s village is threatened by a thuggish wolf and rabid pack,

Bodi needs courage to save his home and become Rock Dog!