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, 5 classes at a time. Free to Emerson patrons! *NEW* Out-of-town patrons will be charged $20 for every 5 classes. Payment is required in advanced.
Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9
Monday May 6 at 3:30 pm
Come and make your own Koi Fish Kite while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.
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.
No Bake Creations, Grades K-6
Tuesday May 14 at 3:30 pm
Create healthy snacks with ShopRite of Emerson’s Dietitian Rita. Registration required.
Summer Reading Blast-off with Mad Science!, Grades PreK-6
Tuesday May 28th at 7:00 pm
This summer the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing! With the nationwide theme of, “A Universe of Stories”, families of Emerson with children entering grades PreK-6th are invited to probe the wonders of space with Mad Science: Reach for the Moon show!
This special event is only open to Emerson residents. Registration required
Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5
Wednesday May 1 at 10:30am
Fairy Tales! Mysteries! Adventures! Drop-in for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5.
Mother’s Day Craft, Ages 2-5
Wednesday May 8 at 10:30 am
Celebrate mom with a craft and storytime with your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required.
DIY Bath Fizzies, K-6
Wednesday May 22 at 3:30 pm
Kids will create their own bath fizzies using homemade ingredients, including essential oils under supervision, during this unique DIY craft. Registration required.
Bendy Bookworm Yoga Storytime, Ages 2-5
Wednesday, May 29th 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.*
Mother’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6
Thursday May 2 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 Mother’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!
After School New Movie
Thursday May 16 at 3:30 pm
We will be showing a newly released family movie “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”. Snacks included. Please register.
Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2
Friday May 24 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.
Fancy Nancy Mother’s Day Tea Party, PreK-4
Saturday May 11 at 12:00 pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Fancy Nancy themed tea party! Lunch, desserts, and yes, real tea, will be served. Crafts, storytime, and face painting included. Fancy attire welcomed! Open to Emerson patrons only, ages 3-10. Registration required for each guest, adults and children.