Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Preschool Storytime

Stories, stories, stories we LOVE storytime! We loved our books, I Love Planes! by Philemon Sturges and Pilot Pups by Michelle Meadows. We loved our songs: (acting out) The Airplane Song by Laurie Berkner and I'm a Little Airplane. We loved our airplane craft. But most of all, we loved being together!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Seasons Readings

NO HOMEWORK? Come in and read a book! Then take some stories home for later.

Drop-In Holiday Craft

Children of all ages were able to stop by the library between 2:00pm - 8:00pm and create their own gingerbread person ornament. Some left with gingerbread men/boys, some left with gingerbread women/girls, and others left with a craft and their favorite gingerbread books!
Don't forget to drop by next month on January 11th betweem 2:00pm - 8:00pm for another fun craft.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Preschool Storytime

This week we enjoyed some of Mo Willems's famous pigeon books. We read, Pigeon finds a Hot Dog! & Pigeon wants a Puppy! Danced around to the Wheels on the Bus from the CD Songs kids love to sing by Brian Green. Finally, ending our session with a pigeon craft. "Pigeon finds a HOME!" Children enjoyed the pigeon puppets and could enjoy creating more and more stories at home.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Each year we read Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas and each year children enjoy hearing this classic story. This year during storytime, we did something a little different; the children (and their parents) acted as Who-ville citizens. Together we acted out the story and enjoyed the afternoon story and snacks. To the left, Isra, portrays the Grinch. The Grinch laughed in his throat. And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat. And he chuckled, and clucked, What a great Grinchy trick! "With this coat and this, hat I look just like Saint Nick!" Then as many of us know, all he needed was a reindeer. "If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!" and as you can see there was a beautiful reindeer named Victoria.

Stop by this weekend for some of your favorite stories and movies!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe halloween. Please remember to visit your local library for 'spooktacular' books, music, movies and to fill your bags up with lots of treats! Oh.... and don't forget to have a Magical time at your Library!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Support our 'Friends'

Don't forget to purchase a 2010 Book Lover's Calendar from your Woodbridge Public Library. These page-a-day calendars are on sale for $5.00 and each purchase helps support our Friends of the Library. Pick one up for yourself, a friend, family memeber, and/or co-worker TODAY!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fire Prevention Week

Fire prevention week is from October 4 through October 10. Get ready to STOP by the library! Drop us your library card! Then ROLL out with some new information on fire safety! Visit any of the Woodbridge Public libraries for plenty of book and DVDs on fire safety.

DISNEY ON ICE Complimentary Passes

This month you'll have an opportunity to win two complimentary passes to a Disney On Ice show at the Izod Center in Rutherford, N.J. Come into the Woodbridge Public Library in the children's room and take advantage of this 'Magical' and entertaining show.

Don't forget to check out some of our "Spook-tacular" books for Halloween!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Did you know.... that September is Library Card Sign-Up month?The American Library Association designated September to be Library Card Sign-Up month. Now that you know, first help us spread the word! Then come into the children's room of the Main, Iselin, Fords, or Henry Inman branch and participate in our contest! Visit the library, check out some books, and take a guess at how many library cards are in the jar. The closest guess without going over will win a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card!

Congratulations to all the winners of this contest!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Time for Tots

Time for Tots to have some fun! Nursery rhymes, songs, music, books, and a special visit from Baa Baa Black Sheep! This special program is geared toward 12 - 24 month old children.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Be Creative Fair!!

Emily's working hard at creating a fan, to cool off from the hot sun!

Emily caught her first fish!

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe... a lot of choices for each child!

Mr. Hurley welcomed the participants with a game tag and awarded them with a balloon dog on their way home!

GAMES! CRAFTS! BALLOONS! PRIZES! The Woodbridge Public Library had an indoor fair for the participants of their Summer Reading Club. Adults and children enjoyed their morning away from the heat making crafts, catching fish, playing golf, tossing, and Being Creative @ their Library!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Kaitlyn and 'Super' Kristen had fun spending their book bucks and earning a "Catch the Reading Bug" t-shirt. Kristen (pictured on right) decided to wear her 'cape' and seek out some SUPER books. That day Kristen proudly wore her Be Creative @ your Library t-shirt, decorated at the library, with mom's loving help!

Watercolor Workshop

This year Ms. Sharon taught children entering grades 4 to 7 different art techniques. Children have created a collage, decorated a t-shirt, experimented with oil pastels, and learned how to make a landscape with watercolors. Take a peek at the bookmarks of Simritha, Sahil, and Hetul. Ms. Sharon's next program will be on August 6th for sand art.

Create Your Own T-Shirt

Hip Hip Horray, on another fun Library Day!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Preschool Storytime- Imagination

If you think that Olivia and Isabella Alvarez are sitting in a box, think again, because "IT'S NOT A BOX!" This is their special 'club house'. After reading Not a box and Not a stick by Antoinette Portis, children exercised their creative minds and created many things out of a box. Children had a choice of up to 3 boxes, they arranged the box(es), and then they shared with the group their new creation. Some of their ideas were the following: an elevator, a car, a train, a butterfly, a swimming pool, and many more ideas were shared. Also, if you think these girls are sitting in their 'club house' with a piece of the box, "IT'S NOT A's a BOOK!" A book that they created out of cardboard.
Much fun was shared, as you can see in the picture on the right, children also enjoyed our fun-filled musical parade!

Create-Your-Own Instrument

Posing with the Project: Kinal Shah -TRUST ME, he didn't wait long to try out his new tambourine :O)

Brotherly Bonding
From left to right:
Gabriel, Lucas, and Daniel Da Rocha
(Watch out Jonas Brothers...Da Rocha brothers have their first set of drums!)

This year our summer reading club theme is "Be Creative @ Your Library"! Children in Woodbridge have been busy displaying their creative designs on T-shirts, masks, sand art, and now they've created and decorated their own instrument. Whether they chose a tambourine or a drum, I'm sure they had lots and lots of FUN @ their library!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Preschool Storytime

After learning some new dance moves like the do-si-do and pirouette, from Hilda Must be Dancing by Karma Wilson, children enjoyed creating a fan to cool down. Ali's favorite story that day was Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton. If you haven't read those books by now, it's not to late!

Sand Art

Look at some of the spectacular sand art pictures
created at our library. Each picture was uniquely designed as the children chose their own color combination. Also, many children enjoyed how this sand art was on a sheet and not in a jar.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Library Game Day

This was a great time to make new friends and learn new games. We (yes, even Mrs. Amera), had such a great time! I learned how to play Pictureka and Bananagrams. (left picture)Priya Shah, Simritha Chethan, Vignesh Kumar, along with several other friends were busy looking for items in the Pictureka game. This game reminds me of the I SPY books by Walter Wick. (right picture) Amel Kholaif and Alyssa Allijan are playing Bookopoly for the first time. Within five minutes they met each other, gained four more players, and begin collecting bookstores to trade in for libraries.
Come in and join the fun! If you're between the grades of 3 - 7, stop by for our next Library Game Day on July 24th, from 10:00-12:00.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Create Your Own Mask

Children of Woodbridge were "Being Creative" while creating their own masks. First, they chose an animal (dog, tiger, or owl), then they became artists as they decorated with the supplies provided. Some went with a traditional look, such as Sabrina Elsayed (left) and others chose to express their originality through their artistic designs, such as Brianna Pannullo(right) who also named her new creation 'Rossie'.