Monday, November 28, 2016


Registration begins November 21 for Programs for Kids, Families and Teens at the Montclair Public Library

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

Storytime: Mother Goose
Mother Goose is a fun way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome.

*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Ages 3 to 6
Mondays, December 5 & 12 at 1:30pm
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Babies in the Library
Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Make baby's first library experience a special one! Children of all abilities welcome.

*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Newborns-23 mos.
Tuesdays, December 6 & 13 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Toddler Time
Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome.

*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Wednesdays, December 7 & 14 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Homeschooling Meeting
Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling open house and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays our comprehensive collection of parenting books provided for your family. Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at

No registration required
Thursday, December 1, 11am-1pm

Maker Craft: Strawbees! 
Play with 2014’s Design Toy of the Year!  Build projects out of straws connected by plastic Strawbees hinges. Strawbees are often used in makerspaces, and illustrate principles of physics and engineering in addition to just being plain fun to use to build your own creations.  

Registration required
3rd floor
Ages 3 & up
Sunday, December 4 at 2pm

Game ON! Drop-In Wii & Board Games
Kids, tweens, and teens can enjoy games that are a lot of fun and offer a little bit of friendly competition. We will provide various Wii games (including but not limited to), Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. In addition, we’ll also offer various board games such as, Don’t Wake Daddy, Creationary, LIFE, Clue, Connect 4, Operation, Twister, Mancala, Chess and Backgammon to those who prefer to play traditional board games.

No registration required
3rd floor
All ages welcome
Friday, December 9, 1pm-5pm
*(Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.)

28th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Join friends and neighbors of the Montclair community for our 28th year celebrating Kwanzaa. We’ll have music, drums, and cuisine in homage to the spirit and principles of this unique African-American celebration. The event will be kicked off with a ceremonial lighting of the seven candles of Kwanzaa, a pouring of libations, and a proclamation of Kwanzaa’s seven principles. Face painting will also be available for children.

No registration required
All ages welcome
*Sunday, December 11, 2pm-4pm
*(Please note that this event date was formerly listed as taking place on December 17.)

Young Adult Programs

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Montclair Public Library meets the first Wednesday of each month, October-May. TAB members receive community service hours for participating. For more information email Kiersten Paine:

TAB Members Grades 6-12
3rd floor
Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30pm-7:30 pm
Program Registration begins Monday, November 21.
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.

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.