Afternoon Crafts with Mrs. A
Crafternoon
Tuesdays @ 3:30 Grades 2+
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Weekly Programs

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

Special Events

  • Holiday Scavenger Hunt – Sat, Dec. 7th @ 9 – 5 PM
    Stop by the Fair in the Square and join us for a Holiday Scavenger Hunt and Festive Craft with prizes to boot. All ages. Walk-in.
  • Family Gingerbread Workshop –
    Tues, Dec. 17th
    @ 6 PM
    Build a Gingerbread House with family. All materials provided. Max. 20 spaces. All ages. Must register.
  • Afternoon Movie: The Polar Express – 
    Sat, Dec. 21st @ 12 PM
  • A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. 100 min. Rated G. Refreshments served.
  • Pajama Story Time -Sat, Jan. 11th @ 10 AM
    PJs & teddies are welcome to join us for singing & stories. Birth – 5. Walk-in.
  • Doodle Bugs – Sat, Jan. 11th @ 3:30 PM
    Create your own art with friends & library art supplies. All ages. Walk-in.
  • Kids Yoga – Sunday, Jan. 12th @ 2:30 PM
    Move your body with Pretzel Yoga. Please bring a mat or towel. Open to grades 3 – 5. Walk-in. 
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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 @  3:30 PM

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

No registration required.

Sing Along

Wednesdays @ 10 AM

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

Registration required.

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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

Foreign Language Collections

Recommended Reading Resources

Photo Gallery

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 Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

SUGGESTIONS

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 12/4/19 by R. Oxild.

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Program Attendance - November 2019