Programs for Kids

The Children’s Department at Lee Memorial Library serves our patrons from birth through 8th grade. For grades 9-12, visit our Young Adult Department.

Children and Family Programs

Summer Programs

 Wondergy Cool Science – Wednesday, July 10 at 2:15PM 

Ages 4+

Watch things freeze, explode, and disappear in a puff of fog! CoolScience is an exciting (and often explosive) exploration of the tiny particles that make up everything we touch: molecules. When they have energy, they move around – sometimes dramatically! With just liquid nitrogen (the coolest stuff around), balloons, teakettles, a little water, and a carpet, we keep any audience wowed.

Registration is required. Register here: http://bit.ly/2IjHzCB

Summer STEAM Workshops

Summer STEAM Workshops

Grades K-5

Join us for Summer STEAM Workshops. We will explore a variety of STEAM topics through creative experiments, and things can get messy!

Grades K-5. Registration required. Register here: https://forms.gle/VTg6j53DfmC6vHmh7

Jiggly Wiggly

Jiggly Wiggly

Birth – Age 5

We’re bringing Jiggly Wiggly to Lee Memorial Library! Join Miss Valerie for a ton of musical fun! Jiggly Wiggly is an introduction to music and movement where families will sing, dance, play, and shake instrument. Activities are coordinated with music to help your child’s early development in movement, music and memory.

Registration is required for each session. Because of space constraints, Allendale residents have priority.

Register for 7.24 here.        Register for 7.31 here.        Register for 8.7 here.       Register for 8.14 here.        Register for 8.21 here.

Blue Planet SUEZ

The Blue Planet

Pre-k to 8th Grade

Water education program presented by SUEZ.
How much of the earth is covered by fresh water and salt water? Children will learn about the water on earth, be introduced to the art of collage making and create an ocean collage.

Registration is required. Register here: https://forms.gle/9ef6fXKHnh32tt8GA

Outragehisss Pets

Outragehisss Pets

All Ages

With Outragehisss…Pets live animal presentations, audiences have the opportunity to meet exotic animals from all over the world. Join us for a 1-hour presentation of 8 amazing creatures, learn what they eat, where they come from, and touch them when permitted by NY/NJ laws.

Program is open to all ages. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required. Register here: https://forms.gle/XidEHCH8tpdFvoMa8

School Year Programs

Birth through Kindergarten:

03 - Baby Time

Baby Time – This is a song and story time, just for babies 18 months and younger. We’ll have fun songs and rhymes, a story, and a period of free play. Baby Time meets Mondays at 10:30AM for approximately 30 minutes. No registration required.

02- Toddler Time
Toddler Time – 
Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years, this story time includes songs, 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 meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30AM, and run for 45 minutes. The same stories are read on both days. No registration required.

Middle School Programs (5-8 grade):

04 - art club

Art Club

Join us on the first and third Monday of the month for Art Club.
Explore different styles of art with Ms. Emily, from doodling to painting to pointillism, we will try it all!
Grades 5 and up. Supplies will be provided.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2VmoNmw

July Graphic Novel Club
Graphic Novel Book Club

Every last Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm, join us for the Middle School Graphic Novel Book Club. We will talk about the book, do some activities, and have some snacks!
Books available at the library.

All Ages Programs:

Copy of March CrafternoonsCrafternoons – On select Thursdays at 3:30PM, Crafternoons are open to children of all ages, though younger children should attend with an adult. At each session, Ms. Emily will lead the group through a fun craft that participants can then take home with them. These crafts can get messy, so be prepared. No registration required, see our calendar for further details.

7 Jan Lego Build

Lego Club – Stop by the library every Friday, when we’ll have our Legos out. Challenge yourself or your friends to see what you can create. If you dream it, you can build it! Children under the age of 5 should attend with an adult.

 

Upcoming Programs:

 

03 - April zumba kids

 

Zumba Kids

Every first Thursday of the month, September through June at 10:30 AM.

Join Zumba instructor Mary-Lee Costello for a fun, high energy music, book, and dance program just for the little ones.

Ages 5 and under. Registration is recommended but not required. Please register here. 

 

Gen Super Science

 

Super Science

This science program will explore a different topic on the first Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30PM.  Children in grades 1-5 will perform fun experiments and activities, and learn along the way. Registration is mandatory and can be done via our online calendar. Allendale residents receive first priority for registration.

 

 

06 - Homework Help

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

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