Upcoming Events & Ongoing Programs
We will take a break in children's programming from Monday, June 4th until the beginning of Summer Reading on Friday, June 22nd. We will not be holding our regular storytimes and activities during this time, with a few exceptions.
WE WILL HAVE
Lego Club- Thursday, June 14th at 3:30
Makerspace - Friday, June 15th at 3:30
We apologize for any inconvenience. This time will allow us to visit the local schools and community to promote Summer Reading.
KraftyLab: Soap Making
Wednesday, May 16th at 3:30 PM.
Our neighbors at KraftyLab are coming in to teach participants how to make soap!
For children ages 8-12. Limit 15 participants. Please register.
Nutrition 101 with ShopRite Hillsdale
Thursday, 5/17 at 3:30 PM.
A dietitian is visiting from ShopRite Hillsdale. We'll learn how to eat healthy. Then, we'll learn how to make some yummy and nutritious snacks.
For children 1st grade and up. Please register.
KraftyLab: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Our neighbors at KraftyLab are coming to teach participants about electrical engineering!
For children ages 8-12. Limit 10 participants. Please register.
Storytime with Grandpa and Grandma
Thursdays, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Local grandmothers and grandfathers are partnering with Miss Katherine to read at this series of storytimes. Each will include songs, rhymes, and a craft.
For birth through age 6. Please register.
Westwood Public Library Poetry
All April, we've been writing poems about libraries and books for National Poetry Month. It's been so much fun, that we're going to continue displaying and writing poetry through May. See our bulletin board for details!
Superhero March Madness Winner
Our final two contenders in Superhero March Madness were Spider-Man and The Flash. Our final victor was The Flash. Congratulations to the fastest man alive! Thank you for coming in each week to vote for your favorites!
Wee Ones Laptime: Fridays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for caregivers and children from birth to about 2 years old.
Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
Stories, songs, and a craft for caregivers and children about 2 years old.
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Please note that Thursday morning 10:30 storytimes throughout May will be Grandpa and Grandma Storytimes, as described above.
Stories, songs, and a craft for caregivers and children about 3 - 5 years old.
Think Outside the Box
Coding Club: Every other week on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 5/31.
We will learn to code using Scratch with CS First. Grades 3 - 5.
This session is full. Ask about our next session at the library, or give us a call.
Lego Club: Once a month on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Spring sessions: 3/8, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7.
Build a Lego creation on a theme. Grades K and up.
Makerspace: Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
Craft! Build! Discover! Create! We have a new project each week. Strictly 3rd grade and up.
Reading Buddies: The Library has teen volunteers who can meet one on one with your child for reading help. If you would like a reading buddy for your child, please email the WPL Director at email@example.com.
Reading with Sofi: TBA
The Parent/Child Book Group is open to children in 4th-6th grade-ish (and anyone else who likes the book) and a parent. We meet on a Tuesday each month from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. You can pick up a copy of each month's book at the Westwood Public Library. Just ask Miss Katherine, or anyone at circulation.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017: School for Sidekicks by KellyMcCullough
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017: Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017: Compass South by Hope Larson, illustrated by Rebecca Mock
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Tuesday, July 19th, 2017: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017: Moo by Sharon Creech
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017: Kid Owner by Tim Green
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018: Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018: Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: Flora and Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018: The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta
Tuesday, June 26th , 2018: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:00 PM: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN: The Westwood Library is a participating library in BCCLS' 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Does it sound hard? If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 books a year, 730 books in 2 years, and 1,095 books in 3 years. Plenty of time! You can even read a book more than once! Reach 1000 book and receive an invite to an annual BCCLS-wide party. Get reading logs at the Library to keep track of your progress. Click here for additional log sheets, or download the app on your IOS or Android device. Need suggestions? Here's a list of wonderful picture books.
PDF of May
The Library has teen volunteers who can meet one on one with your child for reading help. If you would like a reading buddy for your child, please email Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Databases for Early Literacy
Westwood Library is now hosting a teen center after school on Mon, Tue, and Wed from 3:00-5pm for 6th grade & up. Homework area, homework help, board games and other activities all available. Please call the library for more info: 201-664-0583.