Kids' Library Events

Camden County Library has virtual events every week for kids. Here are some events for the week of May 11-15. Monday morning kids can "Make Your Own Journal" with simple home supplies or join in some evening fun with "Tween Dungeons & Dragons". On Tuesday get ready for some zany lip-syncing Zoom fun with Miss Tina and Miss Paige. Wednesday they are bringing their "Read to a Therapy Dog" program to your home via Zoom. And, every Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. librarians host "Little Readers Theatre" on Facebook Live. Please use their website calendar to register for theses events.

 
 

 

 

FaceBook LIVE Storytime

Moms and dads who re looking for educational entertainment while schools and daycares are closed can join Miss Paige for "Little Readers Theatre" at a storytime right on Facebook LIVE! On Monday, March 16th at 10:30 a.m. Login to Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/camdencountylibrary and your kiddies can enjoy 45 minutes of silly stories, songs, felt board stories, and finger plays. While the Camden County Library System - and Merchantville Branch - has decided to cancel all on-site Library-sponsored programming until April 1st, they will be offering some virtual events and programs for the entire family.

Crayola ColorCycles!

Crayola ColorCycle was launched to help kids in schools across the USA to understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers. ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions. FedEx Ground will pick up the markers — Crayola pays all shipping charges!

Journaling for Kids

Eilandarts Center is delighted to offer a six-week course where your child will learn how to keep and love an art journal, on Wednesdays, beginning November 27th. This workshop will enforce the participant's ability to observe his/her environment and channel creativity into art. During the course, we will collect items and fill up the journal with ideas and samples. There will be projects in drawing, painting, collaging and 3-dimensional. We will talk about different artists and their approach to art. The goal of the workshop is to help the young artist to discover their own creativity and find pleasure applying it into art form. Ages: 5-10 years. Cost: $90. Register online.

Science Meets Art

Do you have a curious scientist in your house? ​Looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to science and art? Step into the laboratory at Eilandarts Center on Wednesday, November 20th, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. as we create everything from slime to volcanic eruptions. The mini-scientists will help conduct experiments. ​Each class will be roughly 30-45 minutes depending on the experiment/craft. Ages: 2 - 5 (parent/guardian must be present). Cost: $60 (four classes, materials incl.)

Cupcake Decorating and More!

Planning on going out shopping for Small Business Saturday? Stop by The Station Coffee at the corner of Centre and Chestnut any time on Saturday, November 30th, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to take a break and decorate some cupcakes. For $15 you will receive three cupcakes, icing, and candy to decorate with. You may also like the following events from The Station Coffee. This Saturday, 9th November, 11:00 a.m. we'll have Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating in Merchantville. Next Saturday, the 16th of November, at 7:30 p.m. we're hosting a Swiss Fondue Pop up Dinner. And on November 23rd, join us for Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating at 11:00 a.m.

Friday Night Market

Come downtown on Friday, October 4th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., to help Merchantville kick-off a month of Monsterville events at our First Friday Night Market. Vendors and activities include Tara’s Cozy Kitchen, Bear Soaps & Honey, Earth Crafts by Ami, Dannette’s Kids Zone - full list here. For kids there's a special appearance by "A Wish for Winellda the Witch" and her friends, face painting, a Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin Painting Contest and a showing of "Casper" the movie at 7:30 p.m. There's live music from The Pink Angels, The Sparklers & The Merchant Villains, food trucks - Red's Rolling Restaurant and Just Fork It Food Truck and Catering will also be joining us. Eclipse Brewing will feature their new 8% Pumpking on tap at their outdoor beer garden where Cigar Alley will have a table. Stop in to meet the artists and view the gallery at Eilandarts Center's Mystical and Magical - Dark and Light art show between 7:00-9:00 p.m. where Mat Eiland will be performing live. Don't forget to sign up for the 2019 Merchantville Turkey Trot on November 28th.

 
 
 

Summer Library Fun

Summer Reading Fun continues in the Merchantville Library in July. Happy Mail, Rock and Rhyme with Mr. Jon, DIY Paper Mache Telescopes, Candy Sushi, and more! We are halfway through summer and still having fun including lots of programs for little ones. Enjoy Rock and Rhyme with Mr. Jon on Wednesday, July 17th at 2:30 p.m., The Family Magic Show: Just Joshin' on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:30 p.m. featuring highly interactive routines, filled with comedy and amazing magic or create and eat candy sushi and then make a candy necklace to take home at a Teen Candy Party on Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 p.m. Sign up for events here.

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