Lunch with the Librarian
Join us for lunch and stories at Macculloch Hall. Maccculloch Hall is at 45 Macculloch Avenue and the gardens are in the rear. You bring your lunch and a blanket to sit on, we will bring the stories. For Ages 2-6. This program will run from August 3rd to September 28th.
Family Book Club
Come join us for our family book discussion. This evening at 7:00pm we will discuss The Bread Winner by Arvella Whitmore. Parents and children will discuss the book and share their feelings about it. For children in grades 3 through 5 and the parent of their choice! Books are available in the children's room.
Have you thought about summer book clubs?
Every summer children lose some of their reading proficiency because they don't read. Join one of our summer book clubs to keep your skills intact. Children will read a book and share their feelings with a group of their peers. Registration is required for book clubs and begins May 31st. You can register in person, by phone (973-538-6161), or via email. Send emails to email@example.com and include your child's name, grade in September, phone number, and book club with day/time you would like to register for. Sign up is first come, first serve. You may be placed on a waiting list. Please register according to what grade your child is entering in fall. You will be notified when the first book club book is available for pick up so it can be read prior to the first meeting.
The program runs from July 11 through August 11th (with some meeting earlier).
2nd grade meets Tuesday at 1pm and Wednesday at 2pm.
3rd and 4th grade meets Monday at 2pm, Tuesday at 2pm, and Wednesday at 2pm.
5th and 6th grade meets Tuesday at 2pm and Thursday at 2pm.
7th to 9th grade meets Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 4pm.
10th to 12th grade meets Monday at 7pm.
Family Book Club for 3rd to 6th grade meets Wednesday at 7pm on 6/1, 7/6, and 8/3.
Evening Book Club for 4th to 6th grade meets Wednesday at 7pm on 7/13, 7/27 and 8/10.
by Derek Jeter
Young Derek Jeter is excited when his father becomes coach of his baseball team, but things don't go as he had planned.
by Tim Green
Josh's life has just fallen apart. His father will no longer be coaching the travel baseball team and is moving to Florida, forcing his mom and little sister to move into a small apartment on the wrong side of town. The new coach of the travel team is an unforgiving drill sergeant. But then Josh learns of a home run derby in which the winner gets a brand new house. All Josh has to do is hit twenty home runs during his travel season to qualify. Josh is hoping to hit it out of the park and save his family.
|The Only Game
by Mike Lupica
Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.
|Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball
by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby take time off from napping to play on the Yankee Doodle Dandies baseball team.
|Flat Stanley at Bat
by Lori Haskins Houran
Flat Stanley finds himself trying out for the baseball team and outwitting the best players until the fairness of his "flat-vantage" is called into question.
|The San Francisco Splash
by David A. Kelley
While they are kayaking outside the San Francisco Giants' ballpark, Mike and Kate rescue an old ballplayer who has fallen overboard and discover his World Series ring is missing.
by Kurtis Scaletta
Chad is thrilled to be a batboy for the Pine City Porcupines, even though the team is not doing well, his fellow batboy is less than thrilled about the job and his favorite player seems to be jinxed.
|Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
by Chris Crowe
An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.