Welcome to

Children's Services

South Orange Public Library

65 Scotland Road ~ South Orange NJ 07079

phone 973.762.0203 ~ text 973.327.3945
Beth Halliday, MLIS, , head of children's services

bhalliday@sopl.org

 

Here's what's happening:

 

Children's programs

Schedule & descriptions of all of our programs for children and families.

 

Library calendar Schedule & descriptions of all library programs .

 

 

 

Here are summer reading lists:

 

Did you know that the SOMA school &

public librarians work together to make

these suggestions for you?

 

Primary List

Reading suggestions for grades K-2

 

Intermediate List

Reading suggestions for grades 3-5

 

Choices

Reading suggestions for middle schoolers

 

SOMS summer reading:

Direct from South Orange Middle School

 

Happy reading!


So many things to do

at the library this summer!


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What's happening here this summer ?

   Visitors to the Children’s Room often say what a busy and interesting place it is and never more so now that summer is here. Summer means reading and tech and exploration and all sorts of programs.  Our theme this summer is Build a Better World!  We are also looking at small everyday ways to do that, thinking about Things That Matter.  VolunTEENS at SOPL will be collecting healthy non-perishable food on the main floor of the library to benefit the food pantries of MEND (Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity).  AND - We have collaborated with our local school librarians to create a suggested summer reading lists and these titles will be on display and available at the library.  The lists are here!

   South Orange Public Library has a long tradition of serving kids & families during the summer months with our great collections and programs all designed to serve the community of South Orange.  Our Summer Reading brochure can be viewed on the website and hard copies can be picked up in the CR. Summer Reading participants include pre-readers to adults and sign up continues throughout the summer.  All forms of reading and being read count and can be used to earn prizes. The prizes this year have been purchased w funds provided by Friends of SOPL.  It’s as easy listening to a story read poolside by Ms. Keisha and her teen volunteers and then writing it in your reading log, come to the library, show us your list and earn a prize.

   We have a very full summer planned with something happening almost every day of the week from Monday Madness- Minecraft alternating w LEGO Club right throughout the week with arts and crafts programs and storytimes.

   Through the generosity and ongoing support of Friends of SOPL we’ll continue to have Monday Night Family Fun Night at 7pm.  Building on the statewide theme Build a Better World, we’ll go green with “Build Big Art Thursdays” using recycled items for big projects.  We’ll end the week with our Friday Features and we have some other very special events scheduled.  All of this information is available in the flyer above.

Summer Reading concludes with Celebrate Reading Day that will include our 5th Annual Hula Hoop Contest using hula hoops made at a special program.  The evening event will be a Collaborative Art Project.  Join us – and invite friends and neighbors - as we create art together.

Call or email if you have a question or comment - and please stop by my desk to ask suggestions for book titles or to just say hello and tell me how your summer is going.    -Beth Halliday

 

 

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This page was last updated June 2017.