Babies, Toddlers, Preschool

We'd love to have you join us for story time!
Registration requested, but not required.
Click on the Events Calendar to register online or call us at 201-337-3742.

kids magic show 2012Tots Library Club (TLC)
Birth to 24 months
June 29th through August 10th
Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AM

Terrific 2s and 3s
Ages 2 & 3
June 30th through August 11th
Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM

Monday Story Time
Ages 3-5
June 26th through August 7th
Mondays from 10:30-11:00 AM & 1:00-1:30 PM




Slogan 5 300x262Children's Summer Reading Program
June 19 - August 9

"Hit the nail on the head", and read all summer long!  Hard hats, hammers, and measuring tapes are optional.  The blueprint for success is simple.  Stop in the Children's Dept. and join the 2017 Summer Reading Club.  Sign up begins June 19.  Merit stickers and prizes will be awarded all summer long. 

Pre-readers will earn weekly prizes for completing a variety of early literacy activities.  Readers will be given prizes each week as books are recorded in their reading logs.  Each book or 50 pages earns a prize.


Thursday Specials for Ages 5 and up EVERY THURSDAY June 29-August 3 from 3:45-4:30 PM:

Save the Dates:
Thursday, July 27 - Join Wondergy for a Robotics Program- This interactive journey from simple funny robots to complex (super cute) humanoid robots will explore the STEM concepts that bring robotics to life!  .  Learn in a fun way about sensing and electricity, programming, output/motors and feedback loops.  Children will learn about sensing and electricity, programming, output/motors and feedback loops.  Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
Thursday, August 3 - Bowl-a-Rama- A variety of bowling games will challenge Oakland children, ages 5 & up.  Small prizes will be awarded.  Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.


stevewoyceSummer Reading Club Party
Tuesday, August 15 from 10:00-10:45 AM AND 11:00-11:45 AM
Fellowship Hall of the Ponds Reformed Church

Master Magician Steve Woyce will present his all-new 2017 Summer Show "The Magic of Sharks".  This entertaining and educational show will feature comedy magic, a boat-load fo audience participation, and fun shark facts all rolled into an unforgettable time for the whole family!  Oakland families are invited to attend.  Juice and cookies will be served.  The program in sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library, and is free of charge.  Registration begins Tuesday, August 1st.  Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online below:

Click Here for Tuesday, August 15 from 10:00-10:45 AM.
Click Here for Tuesday, August 15 from 11:00-11:45 AM. 


kindergartenKindergarten Kickoff - 15th Annual
Wednesday, August 30th in the Library
Manito from 10:00-11:00 AM
Heights from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Dogwood Hill 1:00-2:00 PM

This is an opportunity for those children entering schools in Oakland to meet their classmates prior to the first day of school.  A special story time and gift-for-teacher craft is planned.  (All kindergartners are asked to bring a wallet-sized photo of themselves for their teacher craft.

Registration begins Tuesday, August 8th.  Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online below:

Click Here for Manito from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Click Here for Heights from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM. 
Click Here for Dogwood Hill from 1:00-2:00 PM. 



Have you tried
It is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.

The American Museum of Natural History has a science website for kids called OLogy. Click Here for OLogy
(OLogy means 'the study of')


photoiconView photos of the progress on the Oakland Public Library's renovation.

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