Programs for Kids

Welcome to the Children’s Department at Allendale’s Lee Memorial Library! We offer over 20,000 items in our circulating collection including books, DVDs, music CDs, video games, and audiobooks as well as multilingual resources and digital databases. Our programs service all children no matter their interest or reading level. We are proud to serve Allendale’s residents, as well as library users from the rest of Bergen County.

Please visit our calendar for an updated list of children’s programs in the upcoming season.

Below are our Story Hour class offerings for children ages 6 months to 6 years:

  • Baby Steps – This program is designed to foster language, physical development and social and emotional growth in the 9-24 month old. Activities will be facilitated by a child development and parenting professional.
  • Toddler Time – Toddler Time, open to ages 2 years and up, is a story time geared towards toddlers and early preschoolers. Every class includes stories and a craft based around a weekly theme, as well as a period of free play. All children must attend with a parent or caregiver. Classes run for 45 minutes. Registration required.
  • Drop-In Story Hour – This Story Hour is open to ages 6 years and under. These drop-in classes are structured to expand a growing readers perspective of the world through song, stories, and a craft. Each class ends in a period of free play. This Story Hour runs from 45 minutes to 1 hour. No registration is required.

Registration may be completed in person or by emailing the Children’s Department at kids@allendale.bccls.org. First time attending story time? View our Story Time Do’s and Don’ts.

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Below are our Craft Times for kids ages 3 to 12 years:

  • Crafternoons – Every other Thursday from 3:00pm-4:15pm, Crafternoons are open to children ages 3 and up. Multiple crafts for every age will be on display for children to make at their leisure. All crafts are first-come, first-serve. No registration required.

Questions or comments? Contact the Youth Services Librarian at kids@allendale.bccls.org.