Clubs For Kids

Coding Club

Virtual coding and computer education from home.

Guitar and Ukulele Lessons

Enjoy hands-on instrument lessons with Mr. Ryan on Zoom.


Themed challenges you can do from home.

Fun Digital Resources

Ask a Librarian
4-H From Home
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Animal Cams
Educational Films
Educational Games
Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Story Times

Weekly Programs (Suspended)

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all in-person programming is canceled.

  • Baby Story Time – Mondays @ 10 AM
    Rhymes & stories for newborns & pre-walkers.
    Walk-in. Suspended.
  • Pre-K Story Time – Mondays @ 3:30 PM
    Stories, singing, crafting, & games. Ages 3 – 5. Walk-in. Suspended.
  • Crafternoon – Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM
    Learn the art of quilling and crafting with Mrs. Autorino. Open to grades 3 – 6. Must register. Suspended.
  • Sing Along – Wednesdays @ 10 AM
    Enjoy the musical styling of Ms. Emily & her guitar in this song & dance program. All ages. Must register. Suspended.
  • Perler Palooza – Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
    Join us for Perler Bead crafting in this unique artistry workshop. Ages 3+. Walk-in. Suspended.
  • Toddler Story Time – Thursdays @ 10 AM
    Stories, songs, crafting & games for toddlers. Walk-in. Suspended.
  • LEGO Club – Thursdays @ 3:30 PM
    Build & create with unique challenges each week. Ages 3+. Walk-in. Suspended.
  • Baby Playtime – Fridays @ 10 AM
    Play with toys & make new friends. Located in our Children’s Event Room. All ages. Walk-in. Suspended.

Story Times with Mr. Ryan

Pre-recorded for ready enjoyment.

Mondays @ 10 AM – Baby Story Time

Mondays @ 3:30 PM – Pre-K Story Time

Thursdays @ 10 AM – Toddler Story Time

Guitar Lessons with Mr. Ryan

Learn the art of playing the guitar with Mr. Ryan.

Crafternoon with Mr. Ryan

Enjoy arts and crafts projects from the comfort of your own home.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Verona Public Library is a proud sponsor of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. This nationwide early literacy initiative has helped countless children improve their reading skills. 

Get involved at any time – just start reading. Reading Logs can be found at the library or printed here. This program features incentives for reading, inclusion in an early literacy community, and admission to a special graduation event.

Recommended Reading Resources

Meet Our Children's Librarian

Ryan Oxild, MI-LIS

Mr. Ryan earned his BA MCL from Montclair State University with majors in English & Classics and minors in Latin & Myth Studies. He earned his Master of Information degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Before coming to Verona, Mr. Ryan served as Head of Youth Services at the Mendham Borough Library from April 2017 – April 2019 and  has been serving in public libraries for more than 5 years. Mr. Ryan strongly believes in preserving classics & integrating STEAM education into libraries. His favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.


We welcome input from the community for programming/initiative ideas, collection development, and altogether building a better Children’s Department.
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Revised 8/25/20 by R. Oxild