Children's Department

April 2017 Events

Join us for a Read-a-Thon and get a free book!

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

 

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Families invited to Vineland Library movie and craft program

Children and their parents are invited to a Family Movie and Craft Night Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

This 2016 animated feature is rated PG..

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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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, April 1, from 2 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 10 & younger

Vineland Library celebrates National Library Week with Read-A-Thon

Children ages 10 and younger are invited to the Vineland Public Library for a Read-A-Thon to celebrate National Library Week.

The Read-A-Thon will be held Saturday, April 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Department. Enjoy an extended story time for children ages 10 and younger (come and go as you please), as well as random prize drawings – you must be present to win!

Each child who attends a story session will receive at least one free book while supplies last. Funding for the prizes and book giveaways is provided by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library. The library’s Teen Club will be assisting with this event.

National Library Week is the American Library Association’s national holiday—a special time to celebrate the contributions of all types of libraries and librarians. The 2017 event will be observed April 9-15 with the theme “Libraries Transform™.” Come see what your library has to offer during National Library Week!

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

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 856-794-4244, ext. 4246.

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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, April 7, 21 and 28 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, April 4, 11 and 18 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 story time

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 and crafts on Wednesdays, April 5, 12 and 19 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 Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin on Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

A worm shares his journal that chronicles the humorous ups and downs in his life.

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 Tuesday, April 18, 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, April 29, from 1:30 to 3 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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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 Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket on Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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.