Early Literacy Programs
Sept. 25th – Nov. 16th

BABY JUMBLE (12-24 months)
Mondays @ 10:30 am

Open play with music, board books, puppets & more

NURSERY RHYME TIME (24-35 months)
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories

LIBRARY JUMBLE (3-5 years)
Thursdays @ 10:30 am and repeated at 1:30 pm

Stories and activities. Weekly signup is required.

Sept. 30th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd @ 1 pm – 2 pm

Hear familiar stories and enjoy sensory-enhanced activities with squishy sand, play-doh, duplos, music and more. Open to all families looking for a smaller, adaptive library setting and especially appropriate for kids who may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. Prior sign-up required.

Online Resources


Award-winning ABCmouse.com helps young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. It’s 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.

Kids’ Site of the Month
October 2017

DK Find Out: DK Find Out! is a general interest site with fun facts, quizzes, games, and activities on a wide variety of topics.

…and check out a few other Great Sites for and about Kids:

Fall Children’s Programs 

Sept. 15th: International Dot Day
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
All ages are welcome to come color, create and paint in honor of Peter H. Reynolds’ classic, The Dot. This beloved book tells the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to make her mark.

Sept. 16th: Elephant & Piggie Party with Miss Anita
1 pm – 3 pm; storytime at 3:15 pm

Miss Anita is retiring after 20 years! Come celebrate Miss Anita with stories and cake. Elephant & Piggie will help serve cake from 1 pm-3 pm, followed by a storytime in the Children’s Department at 3:15 pm.

Sept. 19th: Pirate Day
10:30 am – 11:30 am (ages 3 – 5 yrs.)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (ages 3-5 yrs.)

Sept. 23rd: Create a Peanuts Gang Decoration
2 pm – 3 pm, for kids 5+
Come create a hanging decoration of Snoopy, Woodstock & Charlie Brown. Prior sign-up is required.

Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th: <Coding for Kids>
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, for students in grade 4-6.

Kids will create their own video games using SCRATCH. No experience necessary. Students should bring their own laptop. Registration required.

Oct. 21st: Create a Creepy Tiny Town
1 pm – 3 pm
Color, decorate, cut & construct a tiny town.  Make a Creepy Town or a Winter Holiday Town. This craft requires fine motor skills for coloring with pencils or fine-tip markers, cutting small parts, paper-folding & glue/taping. Call ahead or stop-in to sign-up.

Keep an Eye on Our Guinea Pigs!

BROWNIE BEATRIX SQUIGGLY (the big one) and COCONUT MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE (the white and tan one) love having visitors. They are both girls and like to snack on all sorts of healthy things like Italian parsley, green beans, dark lettuce, spinach, carrots and carrot tops, and apples that people bring them. Please no celery or peppers.

Click here to be a Guinea Pig Volunteer Family of the Month!

Children’s Dept. Staff

Susan Staub sstaub@fanwoodlibrary.org
Rosie Everson
Danielle Hirschhorn
Linda Olsen
Meredith Scheiner