1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

 

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he/she starts Kindergarten.  This program provides a wonderful opportunity to share the love of reading with your child, while exploring the library and all that it offers.  Keep track of what you are reading with your child and the library will provide small incentives when he/she reaches a milestone. 

While the library is closed, you can still participate!  Now more than ever is the perfect time to log what you're reading!  Download and print reading log sheets and book suggestions right at home! Haven't signed up?  Email Ms. Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your child.  If you and your child reach a milestone send Ms. Sam a picture and we'll post it to the Library's Facebook page.  Download and print out "We've Read # of Books" bookmarks to include in your photo and commemerote the experience! Visit the Children's desk when the library reopens to complete your child's registration and to pick up any prizes accumulated during the closure.

You can learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here

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Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Mar 02 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Mar 03 10:00AM-Virtual Baby Storytime
Mar 03 07:00PM-Pajama Storytime

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311