Weekly Programs (Suspended)

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the library is closed. All 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.



Educational Games for Kids

BBC History for Kids
Cool Math
Disney Junior
The Kidz Page
Learning Games for Kids
National Geographic Kids
Nick Jr.
PBS Kids
Sesame Street

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

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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 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 4/2/20 by R. Oxild

Program Attendance - February 2020