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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Get Ready for Summer Reading Excitement at the Bridgewater Library!–The clubs officially begin on Monday June 22nd, but registration for some programs has begun.

 

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(You will also find links to great websites for families there.)

Are you an author or someone else interested in creating a website, blog or presence on other social media?  Check out this series being offered at Hillsborough Library. Click here to register.

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Let the Reading Begin!

Summer Reading Clubs!  Summer Reading Club registration begins on Monday, June 22, 2015!  Keep track of the time you spend reading this summer, play games, attend programs, have fun, learn a lot and win prizes!  We have clubs for pre-schoolers, elementary students, tweens & teens, and adults.

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Books, Graphic Novels (Comics), Magazines, Newspapers, E-books, Audiobooks…even cereal boxes!!

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This year you can record your reading online.  Recording begins on June 22nd  (though you are welcome to keep track of any reading done after school lets out for the year and record that here once the club is open on June 22nd.) 

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Come to the library each week
Answer fun trivia questions and find where Buddy our Bookworm is hiding -- you might win a prize!

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“Superdog” and Snap Circuits Jr.
Our Children’s Summer Reading Club Grand Prizes


Upcoming Programs for Kids and Parents at Bridgewater Library: Click here for a calendar of our programs to register.

 

image_thumb11Sing Along: Travel Far, Pay No Fare (All Ages) Monday, June 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  No registration. Join us for  fun transportation songs.


imageDrive in Movie: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (Ages 2-8)
  Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Registration required and beings June 12. Make your very own kid-sized car and buckle up as watch the film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast! Feel free to bring your own snack to eat in your car. Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes. Rated: G





imageSuperhero Spectacular Craftacular: Real Life American Heroes (Suggested for Ages 3-6)  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  Superhero Spectacular Craftacular: Real Life American Heroes (Suggested for Ages 6-10)  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Registration required and begins June 16. Families with multiple siblings may enroll them all in one session.

Get an early start on the 4th of July as we celebrate our history with stories, music, and crafts plus a parade through the library.



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Check back for more programs later this summer.

Upcoming Programs for Tweens & Teens at Bridgewater Library:
Click here to register.

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imageBe Super! Movie & a Sundae: Divergent (Entering Grades 7-12)Monday, July 06, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM  Watch a movie about an awesome female heroine and cool off with an ice cream sundae! There also will be raffles to win fun Divergent themed prizes. Registration is required and begins June 15.
In a future Chicago, 16 year old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life. The decision is made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group.   PG-13

imageTeen Lock In: Hollywood (Entering Grades 7-12) Friday, July 10, 2015  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Registration is required and begins June 19. Get locked in the library after hours! We'll roll out the red carpet and watch movies, play games, eat snacks, make crafts, and much more. Dress in your best Hollywood glam and be prepared to experience the library like never before!

imageStage Fighting and Makeup Magic (Entering Grades 6-12)Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Registration is required and begins June 25th.  Come develop the tools you need to make a stage fight look realistic whether you are playing the hero or the villain. Of course, once you learn how to fake a slap/choke/hair pull/punch, you will need to have the bruises to show for it! -- learn how to apply trauma simulation makeup.

imageBe Super! Movie & a Sundae: Mockingjay Part I (Entering Grades 7-12) Monday, July 20, 2015  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Registration is required and begins June 29. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.  PG-13

Teen Advisory Board (Entering Grades 7 - 12)Tuesday, July 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Registration required and begins June 30.
TEENS: YOUR OPINION MATTERS! Do you have suggestions for programs, new books, movies, or video games? Then come to one of our TAB meetings! Community service hours will be awarded for attendance and snacks will be served!

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Check back for more programs later this summer.




AROUND THE COMMUNITY: 

www.morrisparks.net

Looking for more area events?  Check out the Macaroni Kids Calendar here (though it says “Hillsborough,” it covers surrounding communities.)

 

THE ART OF THE BRICK IS AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE IN PHILADELPHIA

Art of the Brick Exhibit

WHILE YOU ARE IN PHILLY, CHECK OUT THIS FASCINATING MUSEUM NOW OPEN ON WEEKENDS

We're thrilled to announce that the Museum at CHF will be open every Saturday in April--and Saturdays and Sundays from May to September.

The Museum at CHF

The Museum at CHF will be open seven days a week from May to September.

Check their website for hours and other information to plan your visit, and stay tuned for updates about special weekend activities and tours.

 

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 VISIT SUPPORT EXHIBITIONS THEATRE ART CLASSES

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Summer Camp

Summer 2015

It's not too late to sign your children up for summer camp at the Morris Museum! Children entering grades 1 through 4 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics ranging from magic, to art, to science, to LEGO. Day-long and week-long options are available. For a closer glimpse into our activities, check out our website.

www.morrismuseum.org Morris Museum | 6 Normandy Heights Road | Morristown | NJ | 07960

Visit the museum for free (you still need to pay for theater admissions) using the library museum pass if available. The Morris Museum also participates in the Bank of America Museums on Us program. During the first full weekend of every month, each Bank of America card holder is entitled to one free general admission to the Museum. For further information, visit museums.bankofamerica.com/

PLAN  FOR SUMMER WITH SOMERSET COUNTY PARK CAMP AND ADVENTURE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

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Coyote Kids (Ages 4-6) --a fun nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, and crafts!

Eco-Explorers (Ages 7-9) (click here for PDF) 

AWESIM KIDS (Animals, Wetlands, Environmental Science, and Incredible Minds!)  (Ages 10-13) (click here for PDF)

Xtreme Adventure  (Ages 13-16)  (click here for brochure)

LET YOUR FINGERS  DO MORE WALKING:

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The Big Changes to the NJ Car Seat Law: What You Need to Know

How do the changes in the NJ car seat and booster laws affect you? Here's what you need to know about the rules for rear-facing car seats and booster limits. 

Pop quiz: Do you know when you’re supposed to switch from a rear-facing baby car seat to a forward-facing one? How about how long you should keep your older children riding in a booster?

While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children stay in rear-facing car seatsuntil they are 2, the New Jersey law has only mandated they face backwards until the age of 1. But that's all changed, according to a new law signed this month. The new rules, which take effect in September, require babies to stay in rear-facing car seats until they’re 2 years old, or 30 pounds. Older kids must stay in booster seats until they’re 8 years old, or 57 inches tall. The just-passed state law is now in line with guidelines set forth by the AAP.

And New Jersey lawmakers mean business. Parents and caregivers who don’t abide by the new law will face fines of between $50 and $75.  Read More.

Splash Park now open in Lepp Park in Somerville.
** SPRAY PARK SUMMER OPERATING HOURS **
Currently, the timer is set from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; seven days a week.


 

Best NJ Playgrounds to Visit

Bored with your local swingset? Here are a few amazing New Jersey playgrounds worth driving to.

 

 

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