Children's Department

October 2017 Events

Children ages 5 and younger are invited to Masquerade Story Time!

 

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 to see Monster Trucks on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the Vineland Public Library.

A teen befriends an otherworldly creature that's able to possess his pickup truck. Soon enough, the duo must stop an oil company from wreaking havoc on their town.

This 2016 live-action film 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, October 14, 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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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, October 13 & 20 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, October 10, 17 and 24 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, October 11, 18 and 25 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 5 & younger

Preschoolers dress up and parade through library at Masquerade Story Time

Children ages 5 and younger are invited to come to a special story time in costume at the Vineland Public Library.

Join Children’s Department staff for Masquerade Story Time, Friday, October 27, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Community Event Room on the first floor of the library.

Children will listen to stories and then parade through the library to show off their costumes. After the parade, the children and their caregivers are invited back to the Community Event Room for light refreshments.

Registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. Refreshments 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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Grades 1 to 6

Children can enter Design a Bookmark Contest at the Vineland Library

Children in grades 1 to 6 who like to draw are invited to enter the Design a Bookmark Contest at the Vineland Public Library. Winning bookmarks will be printed up and given out in the library with the artists’ names on the back of the bookmark.

Entry forms are available in the library’s Children’s Department or you may download one here. The contest is open to children in grades 1 to 6. Entries will be judged only against others within the same grade level. The winning bookmarks are printed by Standard Publishing in Vineland and are funded by The Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

All artwork must be ORIGINAL. The contest theme this year is “Libraries Rock."

Bring or mail entries to the Children’s Department from October 10th until the library’s closing time (5 p.m.) Saturday, November 4, 2017. Entries received after November 4th will not be eligible. Winners’ names will be announced in the Children’s Department Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. during a Celebrate Reading! Read-A-Thon.

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

 

 

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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 I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll on Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week. Gabe." What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed. Other monsters appear, but none are as perfect as Gabe. How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?

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, October 12, 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, October 14, 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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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 Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier on Thursday, October 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the Vineland Public Library.

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is annoyed when the residents tell her that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, but Maya sets her heart on meeting one.

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.