For Kids

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates! And if you haven’t already, now is a great time to sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the children’s room!


Storytime at the Gazebo – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am, weather permitting – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Miss Kate for socially-distanced storytime at the Demarest Gazebo. Bring your own masks and blankets.

Tie Dye with Splash Labs – Tuesday, July 13 at 3pm – ages 7 to 12 – Join the Demarest library & Splash Lab for a fun tie dye program, in person at the Gazebo!

Animal Wrappers with the Bergen County Zoo – Wednesday, July 21 at 3pm – ages 5 to 8 – Learn about animal classification and animals with a virtual visit from the Bergen County Zoo!


MONDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home. (Sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to learn how to register for a kit to complete the monthly arts and crafts project that you can pick up at the library!)
THURSDAYS: Check out Miss Kate’s reading lists for great picks for kids, teens, and adults!
FRIDAYS: Miss Kate’s Book Talks give you a closer look at a novel for older kids or teens, including a reading from the book and the reasons Miss Kate loves it.


Summer Reading – all ages – Log the books you read this summer for entries into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE!

For Adults

For the foreseeable future, all our programming will be held outdoors, at the Demarest Train Station, or virtually via Zoom. Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.

Events hosted via Zoom require you to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Always register so we can send you instructions to join. If you need help setting up Zoom, email demacirc@bccls.org


Fitness at the Gazebo – CANCELLED – This event has been cancelled. We plan to reschedule for a day with better weather.

Paint & Sip Mocktails – Thursday, July 22, 7pm – Brandy’s back to lead the class in painting a beach scene, live and in (socially distanced) person at the Demarest Train Station!

Morning Yoga Moves – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm, except Thursday, July 15 – Share in conscious breathing, centering meditations, and soft flow energy movement. Open to all levels.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30pm – Meetings are being held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing In Gratitude by Jenny Diski (available as an eBook on Libby). To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

There will be no Book Club meeting in August. September’s book is Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History by Richard T Ford. Request a copy via the catalog or pick one up at the upstairs desk.
Each person will read the part that particularly interests them and then we’ll all get together and talk about the parts we read. Of course, if you are inspired to read the whole book, that’s great too!