Summer Reading 2021: Tails & Tales is in full force. See here for full schedule of events.

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Summer Reading 2021: Tails & Tales

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Welcome to the Children’s Room

Greeting from all of us in the Children’s Room, at The South Orange Public Library , we are located in the heart of South Orange Village.

The Children’s Room at SOPL has a reputation for being one of the friendliest places in town. And that tradition will continue now more than ever. We are the same friendly staff as we follow the protocols in place, that face coverings must be worn at all times, that includes patrons and staff.   The room will be kept to a limited capacity and furniture arranged to maintain social distancing.

We have an ongoing commitment to meet the needs of the community especially now and in the coming months.  We are available to help with materials for homework, school projects, and please feel free to ask for book suggestions from our very knowledgeable staff.  We encourage you to let us share our skills with you, no question too big or too small!

A particular point of pride in the Children’s Room is our goal to get to know the families in the community and greet everyone by name.

So please stop by, to browse, choose titles, say hello to the fish.

– Beth Halliday MLIS, head of Children’s Services

Children's Programming

Summer Programs (all **outdoors, weather permitting)

Legos 2pm 7/12, 7/26 & 8/9
Create a new challenge each week
SOPL Puppeteers 2pm 7/19 & 8/2
Join us for a puppet show and a fun craft

Toddler Storytime 11am

Wiggle Wednesdays (baby storytime) 11am
Storytime at the Farmers Market 3pm 7/14, 7/28, 8/11

Messy Art 3pm 7/8, 7/22 & 8/5
Dress for messy hands on art!
Storytime at South Orange Pool 4pm 7/15, 7/29 & 8/12





Movies 2pm 7/9 & 8/6
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, all ages
Turtle Back Zoo Virtual Tour 11am 7/16
**Virtually explore the zoo and meet animal friends. Click here to join
Essex County Environmental Center 3pm 7/30
Wild about Wildlife: Test your wildlife wisdom and nature knowledge
Jersey Jugglers 2pm 8/13
Learn to juggle and stay for a show

Special Event 8/16
Celebrate Reading Day 
Outdoor activities for all ages 11am-1pm
Then later…
Kyle Groom Balloons 3pm
Join us for balloon twisting fun!

Suggested Books About Race

I Am Enough

by Grace Byers

I Am Human

by Susan Verde

Let's Talk About Race

by Julius Lester

Ron's Big Mission

by Rose Blue and Corrine Naden