Mondays at 10:30 am
Featuring songs, dance, and instruments, followed by a trombone parade with Mr. Chris! Children ages 2-4. Registration required for each date, 6 classes at a time. Free to Emerson patrons! *NEW* Out-of-town patrons will be charged $20 for every 6 classes. Payment is required in advanced.
Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9
Monday, April 1st at 3:30 pm
Come and make your own peacock fan while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.
Tie-Dye Teddy Bear Workshop, Grades PreK-6
Monday, April 15th at 2:00 pm
During this Spring Break event, after storytime kids will hand stuff a teddy bear friend and then use a unique bottled paint system which when applied, seeps and flows, creating a tie-dye effect without the mess! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.
Bonus: The Color Burst Teddy comes with a birth certificate, wishing star, and tote!
Baby & Me
Tuesdays at 11:30 am
An introduction to songs, dance and finger plays with stuffed animals and rhymes. Newborn to age 2. Drop-in.
This class practices cognitive and gross motor skills important for early development in a group setting with peers. Perfect for parents and guardians (grandparents too!) to social in a supporting atmosphere.
Superhero Craft & Storytime, PreK-3
Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 pm
During this special Spring Break event, after storytime kids will create and design their own superhero cape! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.
Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5
Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:30am
Fairy Tales! Mysteries! Adventures! Drop-in for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5.
Spring Craft, Ages 2-5
Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30 am
Let’s welcome spring with a craft and storytime for your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required.
Bendy Bookwork Yoga Storytime, Ages 3-5
Wednesday, April 17th 10:30 am
A twist to traditional storytime, weaving traditional yoga poses and energy exercises together with story books and rhymes that will bring a new physical element to literacy; teaching focus, attention, and body awareness/control. Suitable for ages 3-5. Registration required.
*Yoga mats are not required, but patrons may bring one if preferred.*
Harry Potter Bingo, Grades 3-6
Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 pm
During this special Spring Break event, kids will play for prizes during this Harry Potter inspired Bingo game! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.
DIY Crystal Sun Catcher, K-6
Wednesday, April 24th at 3:30 pm
Kids will create their own crystal sun catcher during this unquie DIY craft. Registration required.
Spring Rocks Painting, Grades K-6
Thursday, April 4th at 3:30 pm
Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint rocks with inspirational messages or designs with a Spring theme promoting kindness and courage spread throughout the community. When you find a rock place it somewhere else to brighten someone’s day, for a random act of kindness goes a long way! For participation, kids will earn SwagTags incentives! The more they earn the more they add to their collection!
When you find a rock, take a picture and use the hashtags #thekindnessrocksproject and #emersonlibrarynjrocks and post on your social media account(s). This will help track how far the rocks can travel!
No Bake Creations, Grades K-6
Thursday, April 11th at 3:30 pm
Create healthy snacks with ShopRite of Emerson’s Dietitian Rita. Registration required.
After School New Movie
Thursday, April 18th at 3:30 pm
We will be showing the newly released family film, “Mary Poppins Returns” during Spring Break! Snacks included. Please register.
Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2
Friday, April 12th at 10:30 am
Jiggly Wiggly is an introduction to music and movement where families will sing, dance, play, and shake instruments while making musical memories with their little one(s)! Registration required.
Little Dude Puppet Storytime: The Friendship Book , Grades PreK-2nd
Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 pm
Little Dude returns to the Emerson Library with an all new book and puppet storytime! During a reading of The Friendship Book, Little Dude Puppet, along with the real Little Dude (dog), will teach kids how to make a new friend, how to be a good friend, the importance in being an includer, and how to navigate relationships. Craft included. Suitable for kids in grades Prek to 2nd. This special event is presented by Big World of Little Dude and the Kindness Education Cirriculum.https://www.worldoflittledude.com/
Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.