Children's Department

Fun and learning for newborns - grade 5
Our Programs are open to children of all abilities.
Preschooler Programs
Winter Story Times
Registration Required.
January 16 - March 16

Infants & Toddlers: Fridays @ 10am

2 year olds: Tuesdays @ 10am

3 - 5 year olds: Tuesdays @ 3:45pm

Family Story Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
(stories and craft will be the same as our Tuesday afternoon class)
To register click on the image above.
This year we are kicking off our story times with a Retro Story Time in honor of the Library's 50th Anniversary.  See what books were popular 50 years ago! Staff will be dressed in retro clothing - so break out the bellbottoms and join us!
Story times are a wonderful learning experience for children.  Each week we will combine music, reading, crafts, puppets and flannel board stories around a theme designed to educate and entertain. 
Born To Read Literacy Bags
Available anytime starting in January.

To commemorate out 50th Anniversary, we are providing Literacy Bags to families with new babies.  Stop by to pick up your bag and let us welcome the newest members of our community!

Music with Miss Fran
Fridays @ 1pm
January 12, February 9 & March 16

An entertaining  music and movement class for children ages 2.5 - 5 years old with their caregiver.
Registration Required.
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School Age Progams
Coding with Kodu
Chess Club
Cartooning Class
Grades 3 - 6
Wednesdays, January 10 - 31
4:00 - 5:00pm

The YouthSpark Kodu Makerspace camp is designed to introduce Kodu Game Lab and demonstrate how anyone can create rich and exciting games. 
Please register only if you can attend
all 4 sessions. 
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Grades K - 6
Fridays @ 3:45pm
January 12, February 9 & March 16

All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.  Registration Required. 
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Grades 3 -6
Mondays @ 5:30pm
January 29, February 26 & March 26

Join  John in an exploration of cartoon characters and techniques. 
Registration Required.
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 Bookmark Contest
Grades 3 and up
5:00 - 6:00pm
January 19, February 23 & March 16

Children must have an account and device to participate.
Registration is Required.
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Our annual Dr. Seuss bookmark contest begins January 16 !

Entries are due February 9th.  Winners will be announced on Read Across America Day, Friday March 2nd during a special event.
Grades K - 6
Mondays @ 3:45pm
January 22 - Winter Paint Chip Craft
February 12 - Tissue Paper Heart
March 12 - Shamrock Collage

Please Register Each Month. 
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Reading with Rosie

Grades K and Up
January 25th & February 22 @ 3:30pm

Rosie the therapy dog will be here for listening and hugs!

Registration Required.
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Grades K and Up
Wednesdays @ 3:45pm

February 21 through March 28

Registration Required.
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Family Events

Celebrate LEAD
Winter Olympics Fun
Flashback Friday
Read Across America
Tuesday, January 9
3:30 - 4:30pm
All Ages

Come and celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with a few of Washington Township's finest!  Police Officers will be here to read stories, offer fingerprinting, and to show off WTPL Police vehicles. Please Register. 
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Wednesday, February 7
@ 3:45pm

Make crafts and play games based on the Winter Olympics.  Registration Required.
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Friday, February 16
5:30 - 6:30pm

Families are invited to answer trivia and enjoy pizza as a community.  This is part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration!  Please Register. 
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Friday, March 2

Join us for a special event honoring Dr. Seuss' Birthday.  We will have Jay Jay the Bubble Guy here to make us laugh and will announce the winners of our annual bookmark contest! 
Maker Days
March 9 & 10
All Ages welcome!

Join us for this annual event with a twist.  To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are bringing back Retro crafts!  String art, quilting, and more.  A full schedule will be available in late February - so please check back for program updates!
Bookflix features educational books (fiction & non-fiction) for our littlest readers.  No limits on check outs or usage!  Click on the logo above and begin your adventure today!

Digital Services for kids!

Tumblebooks features chapter books to engage our developing readers in grades 1 - 4.  There are no limits on checkouts or usage.  Click on the logo above and begin your adventure today!
Non-Traditional Materials
We have a variety of STEM technology and toys available for circulation for kids. Microscopes, animation cameras, and coding toys will inspire curiosity and creativity in kids and the young at heart!
Non-traditional materials have a 2 week loan period. Please return all items inside the Township Library and do not return items to another library or in the book drop.
Our collection includes:
  • Kids Microscope kit and prepared slides
  • Telescopes
  • TV/Video Microscope
  • Stop Motion Animation Studio
  • STEM and Coding toys coming soon!