children's program calendar
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
We recently had a stuffed animal sleepover. Here is the slideshow in case you want to see the shenanigans that these furry friends got into last night.
Many thanks to everyone that helped and offered ideas, and a HUGE thanks goes to our tweens & teens that "chaperoned."
Register and Log Your Reading!
Click here to register and log your reading!
Register now and start logging on Monday, June 30th.
Fizz Boom Read: For students entering 1st through 6th grade, as of 2014-2015. Log your minutes!
Fizz Boom Read - Early Literacy: For children from birth through Kindergarten (as of 2014-2015). Activity sheets need to be picked up at the Oradell Public Library.
Please note: Children within this age range that are already reading are welcome to register for the other Fizz Boom Read program.
Spark a Reaction: For students entering grades 7 through 12th, as of 2014-2015. Log your books!
The Oradell Public Library announces its summer reading programs for children starting at ages 0 through grade 12.
The theme this year for children is “Fizz Boom Read” and there will be two versions of the programs. The first, an Early Literacy Program, is for children ages 0 and extends up to students entering Kindergarten.
This program is for children who are likely not yet reading or are just starting to read. It allows for caretakers reading to children and/or independent reading, but will also include activities between child and caretaker that are critical to developing the foundations for writing, reading, and language.
The second program is for students entering grades 1 through 6th and encourages independent reading. For students entering 7th grade through 12th grade, the library is proud to present “Spark a Reaction”. All three programs reward readers with prizes and incentives.
This year marks three important changes to the program. The first is that the Early Literacy program is extended to infants. This reflects the importance of establishing the building blocks of literacy skills within the first three years.
Second, our program for readers 1st grade through 6th grade will be switching to a minutes-based program. This will make it easier for those that are already counting their minutes for school assigned summer reading.
Lastly, we will be using Evanced, software provided for free by the New Jersey State Library, which will allow participants to log their reading online from any computer or mobile device with online capabilities.
Each reading program is designed to encourage voluntary, recreational reading, which has been strongly linked to increased literacy skills. Students that continue to read over the summer are more likely to be better prepared for the new school year, combating “summer slide”, the phenomenon of students losing some of the skills they gained during the past school year.
Summer Reading is an 8 week program that starts on June 30th and runs until August 22rd, 2014. Registration begins the week June 16th. Registration information can be done in person in the Junior Room at the Oradell Public Library or through this link.
Do you have any spare LEGO pieces you are ready to pass along? We’d love to take them off your hands! Please bring any spare pieces to the Oradell Public Library Junior Room. They will go towards a LEGO Club we hope to start this fall.
The Lions Club of Oradell has generously offered to donate a new book
in honor of the birth of your child. Just come into the Library and
fill out a registration card. Your baby’s name will go on a bookplate
in the front of one of our brand new picture books. You get the first
check-out to share the story with your family.
This program is offered to Oradell residents only, within the first
year of your child's birth. If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Services Department at 201-262-2613.