Duke Farms Eagle Cam

In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing! https://www.dukefarms.org/making-an-impact/eagle-cam/

Early Literacy Programs

All programming is suspended until we reopen.

BABY JUMBLE (12-24 months)
Mondays @ 10:30 am
January 27th – March 30th
Songs and rhymes for children and their adult to share. Led by Elizabeth Valcich. Each session followed by Open Play with music, blocks, board books, puppets & more. No signup required.

TODDLER TIME (2-3 years)
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
January 15th – April 1st
Each child sits with their grownup to enjoy songs and stories. Led by Susan Staub. No signup required.

LIBRARY JUMBLE (3-5 years)
Thursdays @ 10:30 am & repeated @ 1:30 pm
January 16th – April 2nd
Stories and activities with Elizabeth Valcich. Weekly registration is required. Signup for our first session starts January 9th. Call or stop by to register.


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Harry Potter at Home

Harry Potter at Home: Explore all things Harry Potter on this new website. And eLibrary NJ, is providing the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in both eBook and audiobook version with no wait times. Visit our Home Page for access to eLibrary.

Kids’ Site of the Month
April 2020

National Baseball Hall of Fame: Missing Opening Day? Explore the history of our national pastime.

…and here are a few other terrific sites for and about kids:


Spring Happenings in the
Children’s Department

All programming is suspended until we reopen.

Tuesday, March 31st @ 4:00 pm

 An interactive show with Jenny the Giraffe puppet. With Binoculars we will find elephants, lions, and tigers. There will be animal dancing and of course safari magic!  Ages 2 and up. Sign-up begins March 17th Space is limited.
Children under 4 years should be seated with their adult.
Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

April 20th @ 3
:45 pm

An interactive literacy musical program for kids ages 1-6. We read books that have become songs and sing songs that have become books, ending with Animal Songs, which is both! Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase Animal Songs and have their book signed by Ms. Garnett.

Call or stop by to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fanwood Library.

grades 4-8

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn to solve the Rubik’s Cube! Advanced cube solvers can try speedcubing. Members can participate in cube competitions.