Afternoon Crafts with Mrs. A
Afternoon Crafts with Mrs. A
Tuesdays - 3:30 pm Grades 2+

Returning September 10th

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Weekly Programs

  • Baby Story Time – Mondays @ 10 AM
    Rhymes & stories for newborns & pre-walkers.
  • Pre-K Story Time – Mondays @ 1:30 PM
    Stories, singing, crafting, & games. Ages 3 – 5. 
  • Sing Along – Wednesdays @ 10 AM
    Enjoy the music of Mrs. Emily and her guitar in this song & dance program. All ages. Must register.
  • Coding Club – Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
    Learn coding & computer technology. Ages 5+.
  • Perler Palooza – Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM (starting September)
    Join us for Perler Bead crafting in this unique artistry workshop. Note: Perler Palooza will take the place of Coding Club. Open to all ages.
  • Toddler Story Time – Thursdays @ 10 AM
    Stories, singing, crafting, & games.
  • LEGO Club – Thursdays @ 3:30 PM
    Build and create with unique challenges. Ages 3+.
  • Baby Playtime – Fridays @ 10 AM
    Play with toys & make new friends. Located in our Children’s Event Room.

Special Events

  • Sing Along – Wednesday, August 28th @ 10 AM
    Enjoy the musical stylings of Mrs. Emily and her guitar in this song and dance program. All ages. Registration required.
  • Crafternoon – Tuesday, September 10th @ 3:30 PM
    Learn the art of quilling and crafting with Mrs. Autorino. Open to grades 3 – 6. Registration required.
  • Read to a Dog – Friday, September 20th @ 3:30 PM
    Read to therapy dogs from Bright & Beautiful in this early literacy event. Open to all ages.
  • Edible Art – Thursday, September 26th @ 3:30 PM
    Enjoy a back to school craft with ShopRite’s Dietitian which promises to be as delicious as it is nutritious. Open to all ages.
  • Afternoon Movie: Dumbo – Saturday, September 28th @ 12 PM
    A young elephant with over-sized ears and the power of flight becomes a circus superstar. 112 mins. Rated PG. Refreshments served.
Baby lapsit storytime

Baby Story Time

Mondays @ 10 AM

An early literacy program of songs, stories and nursery rhymes for newborns and pre-walkers. 

No registration required.

Toddler Story Time

Pre-K Story Time

Mondays @  1:30 PM

Getting ready for kindergarten with longer stories, dancing & age-appropriate crafts.

No registration required.

Sing Along

Wednesdays @ 10 AM

Talented musician Emily Zweig entertains and teaches children (and caretakers) tunes from the core children’s song list.

Registration required.


Toddler Story Time

Thursdays @ 10 AM

Movement program featuring stories, music & dancing, with light crafts. This event is now held exclusively on Thursdays.

No Registration Required.

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.

Learning Games at the Verona Library

Learning Games are now available for borrowing. These games make learning fun for the whole family.

Body Parts – identification of body parts
Count On Me! – counting skills
Critters – identification of animals
Dress Up – language / clothing terms
Letters Aa-Zz – alphabet awareness
Patterns – discrimination skills

Play Action – movement skills & imaginative play
Shape Land – shape recognition
What Color Is It? – color recognition
Where Will You Find Me? – language enhancement. Which Way? – directional words / opposites

Recommended Reading Resources

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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 4 years. Mr. Ryan strongly believes in preserving classics & integrating STEAM education into libraries. His favorite children’s book is The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.


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 8/21/19 by R. Oxild.

Program Attendance - July 2019