Children’s Programs

For more information on any of the programs, please e-mail Shannon O’Brien at: childrens@newmilford.bccls.org or call 201-262-1221 ext. 206.

Special Program!

Plant A Pumpkin for Father’s Day
Saturday June 15 at 12:30pm
Children ages 3 years to 10 years old are invited to join Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate Alyssa Bertotti plant pumpkin seeds!
Questions? Call 201-262-1221

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, June 25 from 2pm to 5pm
Ages 3 years – 12 years old
Come into the library to get a sweet treat and a bonus raffle ticket!
Summer Reading Club registration can be done starting June 3 or during the kickoff event.

Summer Reading Club Registration Directions:
•Register on Reader Zone’s website: https://app.readerzone.com/public/dashboard/12393/new-milford-public-library-nj
•Account information uses the adult’s name/email and the “reader” is the child’s information
•Begin logging the books your child reads or listens to starting June 24 until August 2

Babies & Toddlers (6 months – 3 years)

Little People Story Time
Thursdays, July 11 and July 25 at 10:30am
Join us for storybook read alouds and songs!
Caregiver is required to attend the program.
Registration Required.
New Milford Residents will have preference in available spots.
To register:
•Thursday, July 11 at 10:30am
https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/littlepeoplesummer 
•Thursday, July 25 at 10:30am
https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/littlepeoplesummer2

Play Stations
Tuesdays, July 16 and 30 at 10:30am
Have your little one explore different toys and activity stations in our event space!
A caregiver is required to stay and participate.
Registration Required.
Register at:
•Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30am
https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/playstationssummer1
•Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30am        https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/playstationssummer2

Boogie Woogie Babies
Thursday, August 29 at 10:30am
Join us for a dance class taught by Boogie Woogie Babies!                              Caregiver and child will get to sing and dance with peers.
Registration Required.
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/boogiewoogiebabiessummer

Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

Story and a Snack
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3pm
Ages: 3 1/2 years to 7 years old
Join us for an outdoor story time! Bring a blanket and a snack to munch on while you  listen to stories.
Caregiver is required to attend the program.
No Registration Necessary!

Art Class with Miss Kelley
Saturday June 22  and July 27 at 12:30pm
Children 3 1/2 years to 7 years old.
Join us for arts and crafts! This event is presented by Health Educator Kelley Grippo from Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission. Caregiver is required to attend the program.
Registration is required.
•Saturday, June 22 at 12:30pm                                                                                          https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/artclassjune
•Saturday, July 27 at 12:30pm                                                                                           https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/artclasssummer1

Meet an Owl from Tenafly Nature Center!
Thursday, July 18 at 3pm
Ages 5 years – 10 years old.                                                                                                    Come to meet an owl and learn about its adaptations during “Who Goes Whoo” presentation.                                                                                                                             Seating for children only in the event space. Caregivers will wait in the Children’s Room. Child must be comfortable being in a room without their caregiver.
Registration Required!
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/tnc

Garden Arts for Kids
Monday, August 26 at 4pm
Ages 5 years – 10 years old
Join us to make a “Galaxy Garden“. We will be using flowers and foliage to plant a garden that belongs in outer space!
Caregiver is required to stay at the library.
Registration required.
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/gardenartsforkids

Movie Monday
•Monday, July 1 at 4pm “Wish” (rated PG)
•Monday, August 5 at 4pm “Finding Nemo” (rated G)                                                      Beat the summer heat and join us for an afternoon movie!

All ages welcome!
No registration required.

Board Game Night
Friday, July 12 at 4pm
Friday, July 19 at 4pm
Friday, August 16 at 4pm
Friday, August 23 at 4pm                                                                                                         Ages 5 years – 12 years                                                                                                                Cool down and challenge some friends! Disconnect from technology with a selection of traditional games to play.                                                                                  No registration required.

For 3rd and 4th Graders

Reader’s Theater
Let’s put on a show with Miss Nancy!
NOTE: Students must attend all practices to prepare for the show!

•Session 1: July 8 – 26
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/readerstheater1
Practices: July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24
Practices on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.
First practice will be from 1pm – 2pm. Other practices will be from 1pm – 2:30pm
Performance: Friday, July 26th (Students arrive at 4pm and show begins at 5pm)

•Session 2: August 12 – 30
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/readerstheater2
Practices: August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28
Practices on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.
First practice will be from 1pm – 2pm. Other practices will be from 1pm – 2:30pm
Performance: Friday, August 30th (Students arrive at 4pm and show begins at 5pm)

Meet an Owl from Tenafly Nature Center!
Thursday, July 18 at 3pm
Ages 5 years – 10 years old.                                                                                                    Come to meet an owl and learn about its adaptations during “Who Goes Whoo” presentation.                                                                                                                             Seating for children only in the event space. Caregivers will wait in the Children’s Room. Child must be comfortable being in a room without their caregiver.
Registration Required!
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/tnc

Garden Arts for Kids
Monday, August 26 at 4pm
Ages 5 years – 10 years old
Join us to make a “Galaxy Garden“. We will be using flowers and foliage to plant a garden that belongs in outer space!
Caregiver is required to stay at the library.
Registration required.
Register at: https://bccls.libcal.com/calendar/newmilford/gardenartsforkids

Movie Monday
Ages 7 years -12 years
•Monday, July 15 at 4pm “Wonder” (rated PG)
•Monday, August 19 at 4pm “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (rated PG)
Beat the summer heat and join us for an afternoon movie!
No registration required.

Board Game Night
Friday, July 12 at 4pm
Friday, July 19 at 4pm
Friday, August 16 at 4pm
Friday, August 23 at 4pm
Ages 5 years – 12 years
Cool down and challenge some friends!
Disconnect from technology with a selection of traditional games to play.
No registration required.