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Virtual September Programs

Virtual Baby and Me : Tuesdays @ 10am

Ages 0-2

Baby and Me is coming back virtually. Get ready for giggles, rhymes and lots of fun, as we sing songs with friends.

No Registration Required

Virtual Storytime with Miss Janice: Wednesdays @ 10am

Ages 2-6

Beginning August 19th, join Miss Janice for her Virtual Storytime now outside when weather permits. Sing songs, listen to stories and have lots of fun. Limited slots for sitting outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your child to sit on. (Subject to change as situation calls for it)

Register at 973-691-8686 ext. 104 (please provide how many kids and your phone #)

 

October Programs

Virtual Baby and Me : Tuesdays @ 10am

Ages 0-2

Baby and Me is coming back virtually. Get ready for giggles, rhymes and lots of fun, as we sing songs with friends.

No Registration Required

Virtual Storytime with Miss Janice: Wednesdays @ 10am

Ages 2-6

Join Miss Janice for her Virtual Storytime now outside when weather permits. Sing songs, listen to stories and have lots of fun. Limited slots for sitting outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your child to sit on. (Subject to change as situation calls for it)

Register at 973-691-8686 ext. 104 (please provide how many kids and your phone #)

Alphabet City: Mon. Oct 5 @ 10am

Ages 3-5

Alphabet City is back on Facebook Live! Join Miss Ann on the first and third Monday of each month to learn the letters of the alphabet in a fun and creative way.

Thinkers and Tinkers: Oct. 8 @ 2:30pm

Ages 5-10

Join Miss Ann on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, for a fun STEM program via Facebook. Each week will be a different activity. This month is "HALLOWEEN FRIENDS!"

Tie Dye Face Masks: Supply Pick Up Oct 13-17

Ages 4-12

Sign up to reserve your own Halloween Tie Dye kit for at home fun. Kits include the number of masks you ordered, pipettes and orange, green and purple powder dye. Just add water to let the fun begin.

Show us your masks when you are done!

Play-Dough Club: Thurs. Oct. 15th @ 2:30pm

Ages 3-6

Join us for Play Dough Club, as we have fun creating with Play-Dough, practicing motor skills and making special creations! Register to pick up your own play dough at the library.

Halloween Craft: Fri. Oct 16 @ 1pm

Ages 4 & Up

Get ready for a ghoul jamboree! Using materials you can find at home, lets see how many silly ghosts we can make in Mount Olive. Tune in to Facebook LIVE to learn how to make your own Halloween friend and hang them up outside when you're done.

No Registration Required

Alphabet City: Mon. Oct 19 @ 10am

Ages 3-5

Alphabet City is back on Facebook Live! Join Miss Ann on the first and third Monday of each month to learn the letters of the alphabet in a fun and creative way.

Haunted Gingerbread House Contest: Supply Pick Up Oct 19- 23

Families

Get in the holiday spirit by designing the spookiest Haunted Ginger Bread House EVER! Bring your completed house to the library for display and make sure to vote for your favorites. *1 house per family please*

Virtual No Bake Fun: Mon. Oct. 19th @ 7pm - ALLERGY ALERT

Ages 5 -9

Join Miss Janice for a spooky Halloween treat you can make at home.

Supplies

  • 3 bananas
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel dip
  • 12 candy eyes
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups porridge oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate M&M's

No Registration Required

Family Scope Night: Tues. Oct 20 @ 7pm (Rain Date: Oct 21 @ 7pm)

Ages 5 & Up

Our friends from Pearl Observatory are BACK with a fun and safe night of observing the Orionids Meteor Shower, Saturn and Jupiter. All eyepieces are wiped before the next participant looks in the Scope. Masks required!

Thinkers and Tinkers: Oct. 22 @ 2:30pm

Ages 5-10

Join Miss Ann on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month,  for a fun STEM program via Facebook. Each week will be a different activity. This month is "HALLOWEEN FRIENDS!"

Monica's Book Banter and Tea Time: Oct. 28 @ 7pm

Ages 10 & Up

Starting in October, join Miss Monica for a brand new tween and teen book club. Grab your favorite cup of tea or hot cocoa,and get ready to chat about the books you love with friends!

Spooktacular Library Fun: Oct. 31 @ 11am

Ages 3 & Up

Stop by the library for a fun start to your Halloween Festivities. Dress up in your costume, pick up your first treats of the day and enjoy a spooky storytime with Miss Janice. Masks required and please bring blankets to sit on. Weather Permitting!"

 

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What's Happening at the Library?

  • Mindfulness with Monica is changing to Monica's Book Banter and Tea Time. This new book club is for tweens and teens who are looking to chat about favorite books and relax with a good cup of tea or cocoa. 
  • We are now accepting appointments for the Children's Room! Call 973-691-8686 ext. 104 or email TAG@mopl.org to sign up for your 45 minutes shift to browse books and use the computers. Walk-Ins will be considered based on capacity.
  • We are super excited to announce our new E-Newsletter for Youth Services is coming next month. Sign up to be in the know for any news regarding children and teen programs and news.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Can you read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten? Come to the library to sign up now and help your child on the path to becoming a lifelong reader!  Click the image below for more information.