Children's Department

February 2018 Events

Children ages 12 & younger can receive a free book for Take Your Child to the Library Day!

 

For more information or to register for these programs, call the Children's Department at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246.

 

The Children's Department schedules many programs for children during the year. Click on the above links or scroll down to see what the Children's Department has planned for this month. All events are free. Registration is required where noted.

All areas of the library are accessible to people with disabilities. The Vineland Public Library is located at 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360


General Information

The Children's Department at the Vineland Public Library keeps busy all year long. During the school year, we assist children and young adults, parents and teachers with their research and computer questions. In the summer, we provide programs to encourage learning when school is not in session. Throughout the year, the Children's Department provides programs that encourage family literacy and a love of the library.

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Class/Group Visits

Various teachers from Vineland schools (public, private and homeschoolers) schedule class visits to our library. We can take no more than 30 students at a time. Call early! We get booked quickly at the beginning of the school year. There may be as much as a two month waiting period. Teachers may ask us to cover specific topics, but here is a general listing of the programs we offer:

Preschool/Day Care Centers Stories, how to get a library card, how to find books in our Easy Reader section--45 minutes.
Kindergarten Tour of the library, stories, how to get a library card, library rules, how to find books in our Easy eader section--45 minutes to an hour.
1st & 2nd grade Tour of the library, stories, how to get a library card, library rules, how to find story books--1 hour.
3rd - 6th grade Stories, book talk, how to find books in the library (an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System & our online catalog), how to choose a book for a report.  How to use the library for research. All programs are 1 hour.
Homeschoolers We can modify any of the above programs for your group.

7th grade and above Please call the Reference Department at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4243.

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All Ages

 


©Walt Disney Pictures

Families invited to Vineland Library movie and craft program

Children and their parents are invited to a Family Movie and Craft Night Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

Race car Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack.

This 2017 animated feature is rated G.

Children will make a craft immediately following the movie.

Participants are invited to bring their own refreshments. Closed captioning is available upon request.

Registration is required for this free program. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

This film is being shown in compliance with a license from Movie Licensing USA. The movie license and craft supplies are funded by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

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Make a Valentine at Vineland Library Family Night

Children ages 12 and younger and their families are invited to the Vineland Public Library for a Family Story Night celebrating Valentine’s Day. The library's Teen Club will help with this program.

Listen to stories, and then make a special valentine for your loved one on Tuesday, February 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department.

Registration is required for this free program. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

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Ages 10 & younger

Vineland Library and Levoy Theatre partner to celebrate ‘Pinkalicious’

The Vineland Public Library is partnering with the Levoy Theatre for a program celebrating the Theatre’s upcoming performance of Pinkalicious: The Musical.

Children ages 10 & younger and their families are invited to a Pinkalicous/Peterrific Story Time on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Event Room.

Guest readers from the Levoy Theatre will read Pinkalicious and Peterrific by Victoria Kann, followed by a craft. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for free tickets to Pinkalicious: The Musical, which will be performed at the Levoy Theatre on Sunday, March 18.

Registration is required for this free program. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

This program is funded in part by the Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High Street in Millville and by the Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

 

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Ages 12 & younger

 

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day

Parents are always encouraged to bring their children to the library, but the Vineland Public Library is asking parents to make a special effort to visit the library on the first Saturday in February in honor of Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Children ages 12 & younger who visit the Vineland Public Library Children’s Department on Saturday, February 3, any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will receive a free book, while supplies last.

Parents/legal guardians are encouraged to get their child a library card. Adults must present a photo ID and proof of residency in the cities of Vineland, Millville or Bridgeton to apply for a free library card. Library card applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. that day. Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

The gift books are funded by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

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Babies

Vineland Public Library provides Story Time for babies

Babies ages 6-23 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to Baby Story Time, Fridays, February 9, 16 & 23 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Department.

Babies will enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes and songs, and will have one-on-one reading time with their parent or caregiver during the story time.

Registration is requested for this free program. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

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Age 2

Toddlers learn to love books at Story Time Program

Two-year-old children and their parents or caregivers are invited to the Vineland Public Library for Toddler Time Tuesdays, February 6, 13 and 20 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Department.

The story time features books, songs, fingerplays and other activities to get toddlers excited about reading.

Registration is requested for this free program. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

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Ages 3 to 5

 

Preschoolers listen to stories, make crafts at Vineland Library

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or caregivers are invited to Preschool Story Time at the Vineland Public Library.

Join library staff for stories, songs and crafts on Wednesdays, February 7, 14 and 21 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Children’s Department.

Registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. Craft supplies are provided by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

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Ages 6 to 8

Children ages 6 to 8 discuss book at the Vineland Library

Children ages 6 to 8 can participate in a discussion of Molly, by Golly!:The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter by Dianne Ochiltree on Thursday, February 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

Enjoy the story of the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who jumped into action to stop a house fire one winter day in 1818.

Registration is required for the book discussion, as space is limited. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

Participants will receive a free copy of the book to be discussed when they register, while supplies last. Registrants must attend the book discussion if they pick up a book!

Funding for the giveaway books is provided by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

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Ages 6 to 12

Children can read to a dog at the Vineland Public Library

Children ages 6 to 12 years old are invited to sharpen their reading skills at the Vineland Public Library by reading to a dog. Teams from Fido and Friends Assisted Therapy Group will be in the Children’s Department on Thursday, February 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. the evening of the program and children will take turns being paired with dogs that they can read to one-on-one for short periods of time.

All Fido and Friends dogs are insured Certified Therapy Dogs.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

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Ages 7 to 16

Vineland Library hosts Pokémon Club

Children and teens ages 7 and up are invited to participate in a Pokémon Club at the Vineland Public Library on Saturday, February 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Event Room. Join Senior Library Assistant Juni Ruiz for a discussion of all things Pokémon. Participants are invited to bring their Nintendo DS handhelds, Pokémon games, trading cards, and anything else related to Pokémon.

Registration is required for this free program. Call (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

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All ages (children, teens & adults)

 

Pokémon League at the Vineland Library

Pokémon trainers of all ages are invited to attend the Farfetch'd Fiction League at the Vineland Public Library on Saturday, February 17, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

A Pokémon League provides fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games with a local place to get together and have some fun. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Even if you don't know all the rules of the game, at a League you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect your strategy! Joining a League is the best way to hone your skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments, from League Challenges all the way up to the World Championships.
This program is funded by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

Registration is not required for this free program. If you have any questions, please call (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246.

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Ages 8 through adult

Historical Interpreter Dr. Daisy Century

Celebrate African American History Month with program on businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker

The Vineland Public Library is partnering with the Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland for a presentation on the life of businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker on Monday, February 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

Historical interpreter and actress Dr. Daisy Century will perform a one-woman show as Madam C.J. Walker. Born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana, Ms. Walker created specialized hair products for African-American hair and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.

Dr. Century defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that historical character. She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story from birth to death. She engages the audience through every phase of the character’s life. The audience will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes. Dr. Century resides in Philadelphia.

The program is appropriate for ages 8 to adult. Registration is required for this free program.

Children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.

This program is funded by the Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland, located at 1038 E. Chestnut Ave, Suite 235 and the NJ Department of Children and Families.

For more information, or to register, please call the Children's Department at 856-794-4244, ext. 4246, or register here.

 

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Ages 9 and up

 

Children ages 9 & up discuss book at the Vineland Library

Children ages 9 and older are invited to participate in a discussion of The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris & Alec Azam on Thursday, February 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner.

Registration is required for the book discussion, as space is limited. Call the library at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 or register here.

Participants will receive a free copy of the book to be discussed when they register, while supplies last. Registrants must attend the book discussion if they pick up a book!

Funding for the giveaway books is provided by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

If your child is not interested in the book or is unable to finish it before the night of the discussion, please return the book in good condition so that another child may join the discussion.

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If you have comments or suggestions, e-mail Head of Children's/Young Adult Services Helen Cowan Margiotti at hcowan@vinelandlibrary.org

The Vineland Public Library is located at 1058 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360.
For more information, call (856) 794-4244, ext.
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246. All areas of the library are accessible to people with disabilities.