Upcoming Events & Ongoing Programs
Magical Melodies for Toddlers and Preschoolers with Mr. Chris
Wednesdays 1/2, 1/9, and 1/16 from 10:30-11:00 AM.
Children will dance, sing, and play along to favorite songs performed by Mr. Chris of Magical Meloides.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.
RC Model Airplane Presentation
Monday 1/28th at 3:30 PM.
Are you curious about the airplanes that have been hanging from the ceiling of the children's room? The Hackensack Valley Flyers will give a presentation about Radio Controlled Model Airplanes for all ages. Learn about electronics, mechanics, aeronautics, piloting, chemistry, and more!
All ages: children, teens, and adults. Please register.
Learn About RC Model Airplanes
All month January, and into February.
We have Radio Controlled Model Airplanes hanging from the ceiling in the children's room! These planes were built by the Hackensack Valley Flyers. Yes, they really can fly!
Guess That Illustrator
All month January.
Can you guess that Illustrator? We have a lift-the-flap bulletin board this month. You'll see illustrations from famous children's books. Was the author the illustrator? Was the illustrator someone else? Do you know who it was? Come and learn!
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.
Reading Fun (a new look at Toddler Storytime): Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
Except on 1/2, 1/9, and 1/16, when we will be having Magical Melodies with Mr. Chris.
Motion, stories, songs, and a craft for caregivers and children about 2 years old.
Little Learners (a new look at Preschool Storytime):
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 PM and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Learning activities, stories, songs, and a craft for children about 3-5 years old.
Think Outside the Box
Coding Club: Returning in February.
We will learn to code using Scratch 3.0 with CS First.
Grades 3 - 5. The fall 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. January session: 1/24
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, 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
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018: George by Alex Gino
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018: Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2018: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
Tuesday, February 26th, 2018: The Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Tuesday, March 26th, 2018:
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2018: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
Tuesday, May 21st, 2018:
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.
During the school year, starting Monday, September 17, 2018, students in 6th -8th grade will be directed to our teen area open Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Homework help, board games and other activities all available. Please call the library for more info: 201-664-0583.
Join our OWL program
For students in K through 5th grade. Receive a free book for every five books completed. Sign up at the Children's Desk!
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