June Kids Events

Mondays

pile of colorful musical instrumentsMagical Melodies

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.

Dates:

May 6th
May 13th
May 20th
June 3rd
June 10th
June 17th
June 24th

 

Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9

Monday, June 3 at 3:30 pm

Come and make your own Bubble Painting while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.

Register Here!

*This will be the last Anime meeting until the fall, Have A Great Summer!!

Tuesdays

kids playing with stuffed animalsBaby & 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.

 

Wednesdays

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.

Father’s Day Craft & Storytime, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, June 12th at 10:30 am

Celebrate dad with a craft and storytime for your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required.

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Bendy Bookworm Yoga Storytime, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, June 19th 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 2-5. Registration required.

*Yoga mats are not required, but patrons may bring one if preferred.*

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DIY Summer Door Hangers, K-6

Wednesday, June 19th at 3:30 pm

Kids will create their own personalized door hanger with the 2019 Summer Reading space theme, “A Universe of Stories“. Registration required.

 Register Here!

Thursdays

Father’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, June 6th 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 Father’s Day 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!

Register Here!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday, June 20th at 3:30 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World“! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

Fridays

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, June 14th 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.

Register Here!

 

 

Saturdays

 

 

 

July Kids Events

Mondays

Mad Science, Grades K-6

Monday at 3:00 pm

July 1; Space Phenomena
Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light! This workshop explains spectacular space events where kids will learn how to explore faraway objects with telescopes and satellites, and will go home with more knowledge on space phenomena!
Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

July 15; Planets & Moons
Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse on our home planet! Kids will size up the difference between the Earth and its moon, simulate how gravitational pull affects a probe in space and practice their grasp of gravity.
Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

July 29; Space Travel
Learn what it takes to be a true glove trotter! Kids will race a rocket and design their own car engine as they learn about thrust, discover the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and speed home with light-years of new space knowledge.
Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

logo of garden arts for kidsGarden Arts for Kids, Grades K-6

Monday at 3:00 pm

July 8; Rocket Planters
Rockets are an amazing way for astronauts to zoom into space and discover new frontiers! We’ll create a rocket planter to transport cosmic Cosmo seeds, colorful Gladiola bulbs, and pretty Rose of Sharon tree saplings to grown green life on other planets.
Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

July 22; Martian Moon Rocks
What’s cooler than a Moon Rock? We’ll make our own moon rocks with special “Garden Arts” dough and decorate them with cool plant life, natural materials and antennae to see if they can send out signals to some friendly outer space Martians!
Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

 

Tuesdays

 

kids playing with stuffed animals

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

 

Bendy Bookworm Jedi Training, Ages K-6

Tuesday, July 2nd, 16th, and 30th at 3:00 pm

Told through galaxy stories, young Padawans are taught to build and sustain mobility, strength, and resilience through yoga poses and principles to become the strongest Jedi in training! Craft included. This 3 part series is open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required for each date separately.

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July 2

July 16
July 30

Science Tellers Aliens – Escape from Earth, Ages K-6

Tuesday, July 9th at 3:00 pm

This action-packed and educational alien adventure uses science experiments to tell a story! Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship – before it’s too late! Open to Families of Emerson only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

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Sound Explorers: Sound In Outer Space, Ages K-6

Tuesday, July 23rd at 3:00 pm

Do you know what it sounds like in outer space? During this fun and educational activity, participants will build spontaneous instruments from recycled materials, learn about the science of sound on Earth (and in space), and perform anti-gravity movement! Open to Families of Emerson only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

Register Here!

Wednesdays

Housel Fun & Fitness: Sky’s the Limit, Ages 3 – 12

Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:30 am

During this interactive show, fitness guru Mark Housel will read a space themed book and turn it into a fun game or dance! Some of the activities include: The Martian Hop, Blast Off, Asteroids, and the Planet Toss! Open to Emerson and non-Emerson patrons. Registration required.

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Story Laboratory, Ages K-6

Wednesday at 3:00 pm

First we will read a book then we will make a space themed craft! Open to Emerson kids only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

July 10; “Buzz Aldrin Reaching for the Moon” & Moon Wreath

 

July 24; “Mousetronaut” & Sand Bottle Rocket

 

Steve Woyce: Out Of This World Magic Show, All Ages

Wednesday, July 17th at 10:30 am

Audience volunteers will help Magician Steve Woyce make the Moon disappear, meet a forgetful librarian from a distant planet, and help Saturn Sam blast into outer space! Open to Emerson and non-Emerson patrons. Registration required.

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Marcia The Musical Moose: Frogs In Outer Space, Ages 1-7

Wednesday, July 31st at 10:30 am

Marcia the Musical Moose will tell the story of Franklin the Frog narrowly escaping an evil Frog Queen trying to take over the universe with frogs. Franklin returns to planet Earth with a new-found respect for his diverse animal friends! Open to Emerson and non-Emerson patrons. Registration required.

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Thursdays

Family Paint Night: Starry Story Stones

Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 pm

Families of Emerson are invited to this free and fun special paint night where you’ll create a space themed story with rocks! The Library will supply the rocks and paint pens, families come with their imaginations! Open to Families of Emerson only. Registration required

Register Here!

 

Space Historian: Joe Lennox, Grades K-6

Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 pm

Meet space historian Joe Lennox, with his multi-media presentation providing details about the Apollo 11 moon landing mission! Featuring the sights and sounds of the first moon landing, highly detailed scale models, actual spacecraft hardware, authentic flight documentation, and a medallion that contains metal that actually went to the moon! Open to Families of Emerson only entering Grades K-6. Registration required.

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Family Film: Apollo 11 Documentary

Thursday, July 25th at 3:00 pm

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. (1hr 33 mins. Rated G). Snacks included. Open to Emerson and non-Emerson patrons. Registration Required.

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Fridays

Little Astronauts, Ages 2-5

Fridays  at 10:30 am

Space themed crafts for little ones! Open to Emerson families and out-of-town patrons. Registration required.

July 12: Space Windsock
July 19: Alphabet Spaceship
July 26: Planet Spiral

 

Saturdays

June Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

June 5– Stan and Ollie
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly
Comedy/Drama (PG) 1 hr. 38 mins.

 

June 19Gloria Bell
Julianne Moore and Sean Astin
Comedy/Drama (R) 1 hr. 42 mins.

Great Books Program

Wednesday, June 12th at 1:30 pm

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Wednesday, June 23th at 1:30 pm

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First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, June 6th at 7 pm

A Death In Eden by Keith McCafferty

 

 

Librarian for a Day

Each month  a winner will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Library.  An entry form can be found in the children’s room. Complete the form  for your chance to win. Open to kids ages 8 to 12.

Parents, please note that filling out the entry form grants permission for your child to visit the Library after school.librarian for a day winners display

ABCmouse.com Free @ the Library

We now offer free access to ABCmouse.com!

abcmouse logo

This subscription-based site is free to Library users on the computers in the Children’s Room.

ABCmouse features online educational activities for kids ages 2 to 6. It uses games, videos, ebooks and interactive worksheets to teach reading, math, and science concepts. Complete assignments to earn points. Use your points to “buy” toys and pets. Let kids surf in safety because ABCmouse does not include any external links or in-game purchases.

Visit the Children’s Room to try ABCmouse today!

screenshot of hampster play area of abcmouse site

 

Be an ESL Tutor through Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley

logo of Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley

Meet new people from around the world, become involved in bettering your local community, and hone your teaching skills by becoming a literacy volunteer!

Volunteers:

  • Receive 12 hours of free training.
  • Assist individuals who need English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction or help English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills.
  • Meet with their assigned student for 1 to 1.5 hours per week at the Emerson Public Library at a mutually convenient time.

For more information, visit the website of Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley.

ESL Classes

The Emerson Public Library hosts one-on-one ESL classes taught by local volunteers. To sign up for classes, please visit the library and fill out an application card with your name, contact information, and what days/times you are available. We will give this card to the ESL coordinator, Fran Ianora, who contacts students directly to arrange classes.