Children's Department

May 2017 Events

Join us for Mother's Day stories & a craft!

 

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, May 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

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, May 13, 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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Founder's Day

Learn history of the library, make bookmarks at Vineland Founder’s Day

History buffs will enjoy learning about the first library in Vineland, while families will enjoy bringing their children to make bookmarks at the Vineland Public Library’s tent at Founder’s Day.

Founder’s Day commemorates the founding of Vineland and will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elwyn New Jersey Grounds on Landis Avenue near Main Road.

See library staff in early 20th century costume commemorating the establishment of the first library in Vineland by the Woman’s Club of Vineland.

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

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Ages 12& younger

Make a Mother’s Day gift at the Vineland Public Library

Families with children ages 12 and younger are invited to the library for stories and a craft honoring Mother’s Day on Tuesday, May 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

Listen to stories about wonderful mothers and make a special gift.

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

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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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, May 12, 19 and 26 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, May 9, 16 and 23 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, celebrate Elephant & Piggie 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, May 10, 17 and 24 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Children’s Department.

At the May 24th story time, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. Enjoy stories and activities featuring Gerald and Piggie and make a craft.

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 Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale by Jan Carr on Thursday, May 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

Greedy Apostrophe runs all over town inserting himself in words where he does not belong and causing great confusion.

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, May 16, 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, May 27, 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 Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny by Aaron Reynolds on Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

His grandpa invented fire. His dad invented the wheel. How will Caveboy Dave leave his mark?

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.