As of May 3rd, Leah Zilbergeld will lead our Story Times and After School Programs. Dawna McClendon returns to the Children's Library at Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury
In-Person Storytime Guidelines:
■ Registration is required for all in-person programs, as space is limited! ■ Please call the library or stop by to register. ■ Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone over the age of 2, and required for unvaccinated adults. ■ Thank you for practicing social distancing.
Bubbly Babies & Totally Toddlers Storytime!
Ages 10 months to 3 ½ years (with parent/caregiver)
Let’s read exciting stories, sing some songs, and pick up fun take-home crafts!
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10:15 - 10:35 am OR 11:15 – 11:35 am
When registering, please choose only one session.
Grades K & up (with parentjcaregiver in the library)
Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:30 pm
May 3 - Taco Tuesday, Listen to Dragons Love Tacos & create a paper taco imposter!
May 10 - It’s Slime Time! A STEAM Event - Let’s make Crunchy Fishbowl Slime! May 17 - Magic Springtime Flowers - Listen to a Spring Story &create surprise flowers!
May 24 - LEGO® Workshop! - Free build LEGO® creations after sharing a story! May 31 - SPRING!! THUNK!!!! - Listen to castle tales and ceate a catapult!
Join us for story-and-craft adventures on the Library’s YouTube: https://bit.ly/OceanicLibVStory
TAKE ‘N MAKE CRAFTS
Visit the library to pick up a craft project kit to make-at-home!
Find directions and reading suggestions in the slideshow on the
May 1 - 14: Spring Flower Garden AND May 15 - 31: Blast Off!
SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENTS
Peacock Surprise! - Grades K and up
Enjoy a creative, interactive Zoom workshop honoring India’s national bird, presented by Seema Moondra of Enjoy Explore India. Discover the art and culture of India through storytelling and design your own peacock artwork! Please have crayons, markers, pencil, and paper ready at home to complete the project.
Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 - 11:30 am
Advance registration required beginning May 7.
the Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event. Register here. Can’t make it? Watch on-demand on the Monmouth County Library’s Kids page slideshow.
2022 SUMMER READING CHALLENGES PREVIEW: Oceans of Possibilities!
Pre-register for summer reading on Beanstack if you haven’t already created an account or on the FREE Beanstack Tracker app starting May 15; logging begins June 1. Readers and listeners of all ages are eligible to receive deep-sea rewards!
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