Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Montclair Public Library - New Jersey

Let's Read Together!

Let's Read Together is a family literacy program designed to help kids get ready to read! Each session will highlight fun activities that adults and children can share to help develop early literacy skills. Children of all abilities are welcome.

WHO: Newborns to 5 year-olds
Registration required
WHERE: 3rd floor
WHEN: Saturday, June 4, at 11am; Monday, June 6, at 6:30pm

Homeschooling Meeting: How-To Faire

Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling meeting and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays our comprehensive collection of parenting books provided for your family. This month join our How-To Faire by demonstrating how to do something. For example, show how to sew on a button, make oobelck, or tattoo a banana.

No registration required
For more information email Enola Romano at

WHERE: Auditorium
WHEN: Thursday, June 2, 11am-1pm

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Branch

This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Share books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome. Family Storytime now takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

No registration required
WHO: Newborns to 5 year-olds

WHEN: Thursdays, June 9 & 23, at 11am*
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair

*Please note that the Library is not otherwise open during program; preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders.

My Africa Vacation: Children’s Author Ozi Okaro

Children’s author Ozi Okaro returns to Montclair Public Library to read her new picture book My Africa Vacation! Starting in Kenya, Arinze’s family travels to ten African countries, demonstrating how vibrant and multifaceted the African landscape and cultures really are. They go on safari, gaze with wonder on Victoria Falls and Mount Kilimanjaro, and explore the continent’s architectural and historical wonders. Ozi Okaro is the author of The Big Ceremony and ABC’s Trip to Africa, She is the founder of African Girl Brands, which focuses on toys, books, and other educational materials about Africa . Books will be available for purchase at the event.

WHO: All ages welcome
No registration required

WHERE: 3rd floor
WHEN: Saturday, June 11, at 2pm

Montclair Make Music Day

Montclair Make Music Day is a “DIY” (do it yourself) and "DIT" (do it together) event celebrating music in our community. Montclair Public Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library will host free, family-friendly concerts throughout the day in partnership with Montcair Make Music Day. Come along and celebrate music in Montclair! For more information please visit

WHO: All ages welcome
No registration required


  • Montclair Public Library: Tuesday, June 21, 12pm-6pm
  • Bellevue Avenue Branch Plaza*: Tuesday, June 21, 2pm-6pm, Tuesday, July 21, 12pm-6pm

*(185 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair)

Summer Reading Club Kickoff: The Bossy Frog Band

The Summer Reading Club is here! This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!” and Montclair Public Library kicks off its’ summer events with the hoppin’ sounds of The Bossy Frog Band! Kids and their families will shake their sillies out to the Bossy Frog Band’s high energy show—which includes a 6 foot tall dancing frog! Sing along to their silly tunes as these wacky characters get you ready for a summer of reading joy. After the show be sure to enroll in the Summer Reading Club at the 3rd floor Youth Services Department!

WHO: All ages welcome
No registration required

WHERE: Auditorium
WHEN: Friday, June 24 at 11am & 1pm

Young Adult Programs

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers Needed

The Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! This year’s theme is “Get in the Game: Read.” Montclair Public Library invites Montclair students ages 14 and older to participate in the library’s summer volunteer program. Teens must attend one (1) of the four (4) orientation dates.* Interested teens will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer positions, as well as learn about the library’s Summer Reading Club program. Orientations will be held in the 3rd floor; register online. Volunteer positions are limited so register early!

WHO: Montclair Students Ages 14 & up

Available orientation dates:

  • Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm
  • Monday, June 13 at 6pm
  • Saturday, June 18 at 11am
  • Saturday, June 18 at 2pm

*(Signed applications must be turned in by orientation date.)

Youth Services Department, 3rd floor; by Phone: 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

  • Registration is required for all Youth Services Programs unless otherwise noted.
  • All are welcome, Montclair card holders receive priority registration.
  • All Youth Services Programs Are Free.
  • Please have your library card ready to register for programs.

The Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tel: 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

About the Montclair Public Library: Founded in 1893, the Montclair Free Public Library serves the 37,669 citizens of Montclair New Jersey it has two facilities: the Main Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The Library exists to enhance the quality of life in Montclair by providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning and information literacy.