We want you to know that the Ridgefield Park Public Library is still here for you! In support of flattening the curve of the COVID-19, our in-library programming has been cancelled during this period. However, we are still working to provide you with programs of interest on our virtual platforms.
These programs can be accessed here or on our online programming calendar which can be viewed by clicking on the link found to the right.
Programs and activities are constantly being developed by Ms. Debbie and the children's staff. So please, review our calendar on a regular basis. Our virtual summer reading program will run through August 14th and supports your child's summer packet homework. Sign up today. Information is found under "More" on the tab on the top of this page.
Some programs are being developed as Educational Programming Kits for your enjoyment at home. These kits include most of the material to run your own program at home. We will check them out to your Ridgefield Park Library card and have them ready for curbside pickup. After use, you just return them to our book drop. These kits are constantly being developed but currently include Splash of Math: Math Club, Troll Bingo, and STEM activities.
Other programs have been pre-recorded, while others will be held live on Zoom or Facebook. In addition, we have partnered with Bedtime Math Foundation, ShopRite of Hackensack and Suez Water for fun educational programs for you and your family. Some of these programs can be used in support of requirements of your child's summer reading homework.
As always, we are here for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library between 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday or email Ms. Debbie at email@example.com.
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Children’s Monthly Programs
Virtual Programming 2020
October — December
Toddler Storytime in a Bag—Wed.,10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9, 12/23. Toddler storytime in a bag has been created for children ages 2 - 4 and their caregiver. Each kit has been created to reinforce early literacy skills through play, reading, writing, singing, and talking. Each kit includes: two books checked out to your library card for two weeks. A parent newsletter based on the theme, a craft and directions, a coloring sheet to practice a letter and clipart reinforcing colors, letters and numbers.Registration is required. When completed please send back the books in the pouch. The rest is for you to keep. Registration is required for each program.
Virtual Book Club for Middle Schoolers—Mon., 9/28, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 3:30—4:15 p.m. Do you like creepy, scary books? Are you a 5th or 6th grader? Well this is the place for you. Join us for 8 weeks while we read the book, Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. We will meet on Zoom each week for 8 weeks. Call to reserve your book! 201 641 0689. Reservation is required. This is an 8 week program and registration is required for all 8 weeks.
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Animal House @ Ridgefield Park Public Library: A virtual program for everyone —Fri., 11/25, 11:00—11:30 p.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.
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Meeting ID: 795 373 2860
Kid’s Corner Virtual Book Club —Thurs., 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 4:00—4:30 p.m. Together each week we read the book, Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club by Marc Brown. This book is a great read for children grades 2nd - 5th grade. It is a guided reading level M book. Registration is required. This is a four week program. Books have been reserved at the library. This is a live Zoom program:
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Meeting ID: 795 373 2860
Take It - Make It: A STEM Project —Tues., 10/13, Fri., 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, Each program takes you on an adventure to learn something new in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math in a fun way. Registration is required. You will be contacted to pick up your kit. Most items needed to make the project are included in the kit. Recommended for children ages 5 - 12. Adult supervision is strongly recommended.
Chef Storytime Jr. —Fri., 10/16, 11/20, 12/18, 3:30—4:00 p.m. Do you like to cook? Do you like to listen to stories? If so, this is the program for you. This program is geared towards various age groups. See online calendar for ages. Registration is required. Adult supervision is required. Click here for the virtual program: https://sites.google.com/ridgefieldpark.bccls.org/funwithfoodvirtualstorytime/home
DIY Crafts for Kids —Fri., 12/4,. What are the holidays without sharing them with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This craft will want you to check out the movie and watch it again! Registration is required. Adult supervision is highly recommended. You will be contacted to pick up your craft. When you are done, why not take a picture of you and Rudolph and send it to Ms. Debbie. She will place it on our Instagram page. Adult supervision is recommended for children of all ages.
Programs are subject to change. See our online calendar for the most up to date information or email Ms. Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library @ 201.641-0689.
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Eric Braun. Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. Click here for other stories read by awesome astronauts!