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Tween Reads - Tuesday, March 17 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm

Our Tween Reads selection for March is Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce. After their mother dies, two brothers find a huge amount of money which they must spend quickly before England switches to the new European currency, but they disagree on what to do with it. We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a tasty treat.

For children in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Tween Fun - Doodlebots

A fun creative art workshop just for tweens!   Using a few simple supplies and a lot of imagination, we will create doodling "robots".  Please register here.

Thursday, March 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

For children in grades 4, 5 & 6.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:58pm | | Posted by: eryan

Tween Reads February Book Selection


Our February Tween Reads book club selection is Magyk by Angie Sage. The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
Tuesday, February 17
4:00 to 4:45pm
For students in grades 4 through 6.
Registration required.
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:52pm | | Posted by: eryan

Tween Events for December

Tweens Fun - DIY Gift Making

A creative fun holiday gift making workshop just for tweens! 
All materials supplied.
Please register.

Thursday, December 2, 2014 7:00 to 8:00pm

For students in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Tween Reads - The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Our Tween Reads December selection is The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt. When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.  We will have a lively dsicussion, an activity and a snack. Please register.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 4:00 to 4:45pm

For students in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 3:58pm | | Posted by: eryan

Upcoming Tween Events

Tweens Fun - Butterfly Origami

A fun evening for tweens! 'Paper Kids' is back with this fun paper folding workshop. Finished product will be a fabulous (take home) butterfly origami mobile!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:00 to 8:00 PM

For children in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Click here to register.

Tween Reads

The fire within

Our tween book club will discuss Chris D'Lacey's The Fire Within. Best-selling author, Chris d'Lacey, brings us a magical story about mysterious hand crafted clay dragons who have unusual powers. Copies are available at the Children's Desk. We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a book related snack.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

4:00 to 4:45 PM

For children in grades 4,5 and 6.

Click here to register.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:43pm | | Posted by: eryan

New Books!

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:41am | | Posted by: eryan

Tweens Games Night

Celebrate the end of summer with games night at the Library.  Play the Wii, board games and enjoy a snack.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please register here. For children entering grades 5 & 6.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:08pm | | Posted by: eryan

June Tween Reads & Fizz, Boom, READ! Summer Reading Club

Tween Reads Book Discussion Group

The teacher's funeral : a comedy in three parts

Our June Tween Reads book selection is The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck. In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."

participants will engage in a lively discussion and entertaining activity while enjoying a tasky snack.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

4:00 to 4:45 PM

For students in grades 4 through 6

register online


It’s that time of year again!

Time to join the Summer Reading Club!

Stop into the Children’s Library beginning on Saturday, June 14 to sign-up.  Each child will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading.  Sign-ups continue until Saturday, August 2.   

Here's how the tween level works:

For every 15 minutes of reading, students will cross out a picture on their log.  When they have read for 10 hours, it’s time to pick up a reward. When they have finished another 10 hours of reading, it's time to pick up another reward.  Upon completing the last 10 hours of reading students will receive a raffle ticket which will enter them into a raffle for a gift certificate from  The Bookworm in Bernardsville. Students must be entering grades 5 or 6 to participate in the tweens level.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:44pm | | Posted by: eryan

Tweens Events for April 2014

Tweens Origami Fun

"Paper Kids" will be here to offer a "spring garden" paper-folding origami workshop.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

7:00 to 8:00 pm

For children in grades 4 - 6.

Register online

Tween Reads Book Discission Group

Boy : tales of childhood

Our April book selection is Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. This memoir presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school. Pick up a copy at the Children's Desk.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4:00 to 4:45 pm

For children in grades 4 - 6.

Register online                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:30pm | | Posted by: eryan

March Tweens Events

Tweens Fun: Young Rembrandts - Gr. 4, 5 and 6

Thursday March 20, 2014

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Young Rembrandts teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all children can succeed with, learn from and love!

Together we will explore a fun filled hour using pencils, sharpies and markers.

Students can expect: an exciting engaging drawing lesson, new unique drawing techniques, and colorful fun!

Please register online.

Tween Reads Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4:00 to 4:45 PM

The March book selection is The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami.  Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.

We will have a lively discussion, a tasty, book related snack & an activity.

Please register online.


Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:49pm | | Posted by: eryan

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue

Attention Origami Yoda fans!  The next installment of the series is due out in March with the Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue.  Check out this video to learn how to make your own Princess Labelmaker.

See video
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:09pm | | Posted by: eryan
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