Children's Department

Fun and learning for newborns - grade 5
Our Programs are open to children of all abilities.
Preschooler Programs
Summer  Story Times
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. 

Summer Session will run June 24-August 9

Sensory Play Time (Infants  to 18 months)- Mondays @ 10 am

Infants & Toddlers: Fridays @ 10am

2 year olds: Tuesdays @ 10am

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


Registration Required.   Click on the image to the left to register.
Born to Read Literacy Bags
(for newborns - 1.5 year olds)
100 Books all
 Kindgergarteners Should Know
Milk and Cookies Mixer
We are happy to provide Literacy Bags to families with new babies.  Stop by to pick up your bag and let us welcome the newest members of our community!
Tuesday Aug. 13 or Monday Aug. 19          at 10am

Rising Township Kindergartners are invited to meet and greet following a special story time and craft.

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We have a new early literacy program at the Library! Stop by and pick up our scratch off poster "100 Books all Kindergartners Should Know". The books will be marked with a sticker at the library. Click the picture to see the titles. 
Those who started 1,000 Books before Kindergarten can continue on the app or with paper logs. 

Preschool Drive In Movie
Ages 2-5 with a Caregiver

Thursday July 11 at 9:30 am
Introduce your child to the retro joy  of a drive in. We will make cardboard box  cars, have a snack, and watch a short movie.

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Snapology of Paramus 
Ages 4-7

Touch a Truck
All Ages with a Caregiver

Thursday June 27- 9:30-10:30 am

Meet the trucks of Township DMF
and their friendly drivers. Climb, beep, and explore.

No registration needed. 

Thurs. July 18 @6:30-KinderRobotics
Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. 

 Thurs. Aug. 8 @6:30-Jr. Scientists-
Explore the animal kingdom and discover differences in animal anatomies and structure. 

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School Age Programs
Cartooning Class
Snapology of Paramus
Shark Week
June 24-28

Grades 3 -6
Mondays @ 5:30pm

 July 1, 8, 22, 29

Join  John in an exploration of cartoon characters and techniques. 

Registration Required.
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Ages 7 and Up
Thur. Aug. 1 @6:30pm- Gamebots-
Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games while learning about robotics.

Mon. Aug. 12 @6:30- Amusement Park Engineering- Design your own amusement park ride in this super fun program!

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How to Survive as a Shark Coding Game
Grades K and up. Mon. 6/24 @ 3:30pm
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Shark's Ocean by Snakes and Scales
Ages 5 and up. Wed. 6/26 @6:30pm
Register Here

Shark Craft
Grades K and up. Fri. 6/28 @3:30pm 
Register Here.

Road Trip Week
Touchdown Week
Red, White, Blue Week
July 1-3

 4th of July BINGO
Ages 4 and up. Mon. 7/1 @3:30
No registration. 

 Red, White, Blue Craft
Grades K and up. Wed. 7/3 @3:30
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July 8-12

US Puzzle Contest
Grades K and up. Mon. 7/8 @3:30
Register here.

Road Trip Rescue Escape Room 
Ages 4 and up with adult.  Wed. 7/10
from 1-5
Register here.

Road Trip Craft
Grades K and up.  Fri. 7/12 @3:30
Register here. 

July 15-19

Tochdown STEM
Grades 3 and up. Mon. 7/15 @3:30
Register here.

Ages 4 and up with adult. Wed.7/17 @6:30
Register here.

Rocket Craft
Grades K and up. Fri.  7/19 @3:30
Register here. 

Galaxy Week
Harry Potter Week
Aloha Summer Week
July 22-26

 I Spy with My Jedi Eye
All ages. Mon. 7/22 11am-7pm
No registration

 Jedi Master
Ages 4and up. Wed. 7/24 @6:30
Register here.

Galaxy Craft
Grades K and up. Fr. 7/26 @3:30
Register here.

July 29-August 2

Harry Potter Guess Who
Grades K and up. Mon. 7/29 @3:30
No registration. 

Star Lab Astronomy Class
Ages 5 and up with adult. Tues.  7/30 
5:30 or 6:30
Register here.

Harry Potter Craft
Grades K and up. Fri. 8/2 @3:30
Register here. 

August 5-9

Family Interactive Movie-Finding Nemo
Mon.8/[email protected]
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Township's Got Talent
Grades 3and up. Wed. 8/7 @3pm
Register here.

3-D Beach Scene
Grades K and up. Fri. 8/9 @3:30
Register here. 

Summer Reading Club

June 24-August 9

Children of all ages are invited to read for fun every day and earn prizes. This year we are going to "read and bead" so we can see our progress. Stop by the library to pick up a tote, calendar  and stickers. We will also have a BINGO sheet for a special prize. All readers have until September 6 to finish and pick up their prizes. There will be weekly raffles and special prizes throughout the summer.  

Click here for calendar

Click here for BINGO

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!