Imagine Your Story Virtual Summer Reading Program for Children—Registration begins 6/18, and the program starts on  6/22 and continues through the summer.  Children will get a Summer Reading kit and a guided level booklist to aid in their summer reading.  Our main goal is to help you maintain and improve your child’s reading level and have fun! As children read throughout the summer, they will earn points towards prizes and raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the grand prizes to be raffled off at Summer Reading Finale on Thursday, August 13.  Reading is a skill your child will need to succeed.  Let us help them have fun practicing.  This is for children of all ages up to 6th grade.

 

Summer Packet Help—Fri., 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 11:00—11:30 a.m. Need help with your math or reading summer packets?  Teens and librarians will be available to help you out.  Registration is required.  Limited space.

 

Splash of Math:  Math Club—Fri., 7/3, Kids entering 3rd grade - 6th grade will get moving and practice math facts in this classic game of hopscotch with a math twist.  This could be used for Family Game Night, required summer packet homework for all grades.

 

Once registered, you will be notified when to come to curbside pick up for your math kit to play this game.  Once you complete the game, you need to send back the math kit within three days.

 

Debbie’s Virtual Storytime—Mon., 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10.   Enjoy listening to picture books throughout the summer.  Weekly registration is required.  Click on the link below.  A new book will be added each week.  https://sites.google.com/ridgefieldpark.bccls.org/msdebbiestorytime/home 

 

Early Learners Virtual Book Club—Mon., 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7:00—7:30 p.m.   A wonderful way to end the evening!  A relaxing book club developed for children who have graduated from storytime.  Each week together, we will listen to a picture book, play a game and receive 20 points towards our summer reading program.  This program is specially designed for children entering kindergarten - 2nd grade.    Just click on the link below and enter the game pin.

Children will receive a secret code that can be applied to points to get prizes throughout the summer.  

Not registered yet for the summer reading program, it is never too late.  Click here:  https://www.ridgefieldparkpubliclibrary.org/kids 

  1. Week 1:  Listen to the book, Thank You, Omu. Here is the link:  https://sites.google.com/view/earlylearnersbookclub/home

  2. Week 2:  Listen to the book, Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker.  Click on this link:   https://sites.google.com/view/earlylearnersbookclub/home

  3. Week 3:  Listen to the book, Guji Guji by Zhiyuan Chen.  Click on this link: https://sites.google.com/view/earlylearnersbookclub/home

  4. Week 4:  Listen to the book, I Wish I was a Sea Turtle by Jennifer Bove.  Click on this link: https://sites.google.com/view/earlylearnersbookclub/home

 

Take It, Make It.—Wed., 07/08.  Do you like to make things?  If so, this is the program for you.   This program is geared towards children ages 3rd grade - 6th grade. Registration is required.  You will be notified when to pick up your craft at curbside.  Your child will also get 20 points towards prizes in the summer reading program.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.  Craft:  07/08:  Birdhouse, 7/22:  Castle

Take It - Make It Google Site

 

Virtual STEM Program:  The Long Haul—Thurs., 7/9, 7:00—7:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by Suez Water Education.

Pre-K - 5th grade

Many people throughout the world have to carry large amounts of water to their homes for everyday use.   In this program, kids will participate in a water-hauling trivia game.   This activity will encourage children to use water wisely.  Program includes a read-aloud.

Registration is required.

This program uses Zoom.  Link and pin will be sent to adults by email the day before the event.  Got questions?  Email deborah.fagnan@ridgefieldpark.bccls.org or call 201.641.0689

 

Chef Storytime Jr.—Fri., 7/10, 11:00—11:30 p.m. Do you like to cook?  If so, this is the program for you.  This program is geared towards children in Kindergarten - 2nd grade.  Registration is required.  Your child will also get 20 points to put towards prizes in our summer reading program.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.

 

Food: Blueberry parfaits

 

DIY Storytime.—Wed., 7/15, 7/29. Do you like to make things?  Do you like to listen to stories?  If so, this is the program for you.  The program is geared towards children ages kindergarten - 2nd grade.  Registration is required.  You will be notified when to pick up your craft at curbside.  You child will also get 20 points towards prizes in the summer reading program. 

 

Link to site:  https://sites.google.com/view/diystorytime/home  


 

7/15:  Unicorn is Maybe Not so Great After All by Bob Shea

7/29:  Once Upon a Tide by Tony Mitton

 

Splash of Math:  Math Club—Fri., 7/17,  Every one of us is unique, but there are a few things about the human body's bones that are true for all of us!  Children will learn measurement by playing this game.  This math game is geared for children entering kindergarten up to 5th grade. Adult participation is necessary.

Once registered, you will be notified when to come to curbside pick up for your math kit to play this game.  Once you complete the game, you need to send back the math kit within three days.

 

Take It, Make It.—Wed, 7/22, Do you like to make things?  If so, this is the program for you.   This program is geared towards children ages 3rd grade - 6th grade. Registration is required.  You will be notified when to pick up your craft at curbside.  Your child will also get 20 points towards prizes in the summer reading program.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.  Craft:  Castle

Take It - Make It Google Site

 

STEM Program:  Fun with Bubbles with Suez Water—Thurs., 7/23, 11:00—11:30 a.m. Why do bubble’s pop?  children will learn the science behind bubbles.  The program is sponsored by Suez Water and is recommended for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade.

This is a zoom program.  The link and pin will be sent the day before the program.

Got questions?  Call Ms. Debbie at 201.641.0689 or email her at deborah.fagnan@ridgefieldpark.bccls.org

 

Chef Storytime Jr.—Fri., 7/24, 11:00—11:30 a.m. Do you like to cook?  If so, this is the program for you.  This program is geared towards children in 3rd - 6th.  Registration is required.  Your child will also get 20 points to put towards prizes in our summer reading program.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.

 

Food: smores

 

Dinner Time Fun with Erika Lannaman—Tues., 7/28, 5:00—6:00 p.m.. Hot weather calls for cool dishes!  Join ShopRite of Hackensack's store dietitian, Erika Lannaman, to make better-for-you summer salads that you can enjoy all season.

This is a zoom program.  Link to the program and pin will be sent to an adult email the day before the program.

Copies of recipes and shopping lists are available at the library (curbside pickup).  

 

Troll Bingo — Thurs., 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 11:00 — 11:30 a.m. Love Bingo?  This is the place to be.  Register online and you will be notified when to pick-up your Bingo Kit.  You will receive your invitation for Zoom the day before the program.  Your child will also get 20 points towards prizes in the summer reading program.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.  Recommended for children ages 2 - 8.

Bingo kits must be returned to the library.  See directions found in the Bingo Kit.

 

Splash of Math:  Math Club—Fri., 7/31,  There's a lot of math involved in telling time!  Let's explore time by turning ourselves into the hands of an analog clock.  This program is great to help children learn to tell time.  Adult supervision is highly recommended.

Once registered, you will be notified when to come to curbside pick up for your math kit to play this game. Children will receive a secret code for 20 points towards their summer reading prizes. Math kit must be returned within 3 days of the program.

 

Fairy Tale Creatures Scavenger Hunt—Wed., 8/5, 11:00—12:00 p.m. On Zoom, children will be provided clues to help them guess where in the library a certain magical creature is hidden.  The librarian will help them locate the item while also giving them a tour of the children's department.  Participants will gain so much through guided observation as they use critical thinking skills to solve clues and get to the final destination.  This program is geared towards children in 3rd grade - 6th grade.  Registration is required.  You child will also get 20 points towards prizes in the summer reading program.

 

Energy Bites Snacking Class—Thurs., 8/6, 1:00—2:00 p.m.  It’s time for some fun in the kitchen with your young ones! Join the Inserra ShopRite dietitian team to make quick and healthy energy bites that can last you through the week! Registered dietitian Julianne Gallo will walk you through the recipe while providing useful tips and interesting nutrition facts! (Link will be provided by SR)


 

STEM Program:  Why do boats float—Thurs., 8/20, 11:00—11:40 a.m.. This virtual program is sponsored by Suez Education.  Why do big ships float while small objects often skink in the water?  Children will learn how they can create a floating object with supplies commonly found at home.  Adult supervision is strongly recommended.  This is a Zoom program.  Link will be sent to you a few days before the program.  Recommended for kids grades 3rd - 6th.  Registration is required.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7953732860?pwd=Z2Y2T3VRL3BWQk1YcmtlTVBNQmFDUT09

Meeting ID: 795 373 2860

Password: 6dJch3


 

Beautiful Bugs—Wed., 8/26, 11:00—11:40 a.m.. Attention all bug lovers, this 20 - 40 minute program sponsored by the Bergen County Zoological Park will certainly entertain you.  Recommended for children 5 years and older.  Meet some of the real "buggy" ones like hissing cockroaches and tarantula's.  Registration is required.  A link to this live program will be sent out two days before the event.

Platform used:  WebEx (Free). 

 

Animal House at Ridgefield Park Library—Thurs., 8/27, 11:00—11:30 a.m.. Do you have an animal you want to show off or do you just love animals?  Come join us for a pet party on Zoom. Registration is required.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7953732860?pwd=Z2Y2T3VRL3BWQk1YcmtlTVBNQmFDUT09

Meeting ID: 795 373 2860

Password: 6dJch3

 

Storytime with Bergen County Zoo:  Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?—Fri., 8/28, 11:00—11:40 a.m.. Enjoy this 20-40 minute program sponsored by the Bergen County Zoological Park.  Children will listen to the story, "Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten" by Audrey Vernick, enjoy a short video on the bison living at zoo and learn some cool facts about bison.  This program is recommended for children PK - Kindergarten but all animal lovers are invited.  Registration is required.  

A.link to this live program will follow.  (WebEx platform - free).

Updated by dfagnan 7.15.20

Ridgefield Park Public Library        107 Cedar Street   Ridgefield Park New Jersey  07660

201.641.0689        Contact:  circ@ridgefieldpark.bccls.org

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