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 (virtual) children’s room!


Trivia with Miss Kate – Tuesday, January 12 from 4pm to 4:30pm – for kids grades 4 to 8 – Are you smarter than a librarian? Put your trivia skills on display in this fun afternoon game on Zoom, and using Kahoot! 

Zoom Storytime – Thursday, January 21 from 5pm to 5:30pm – miss seeing Miss Kate? Snuggle up for a LIVE family storytime on Zoom! Registration is required, so sign up now!

First & Second Grade Book Club – Wednesday, January 6 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for some beginning to read fun with a new book club on Zoom for early readers!

Third & Fourth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, January 13 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for a fun book discussion on Zoom!

Fifth & Sixth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, January 20 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Older kids can talk books with Miss Kate on Zoom!


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: 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 Recommends” for Miss Kate’s favorite picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and more – all available free with your library card online.
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.

For Adults

For the foreseeable future, all our programming will be held 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


At Home Bingo! – From now through February, complete a bingo card to be entered into a prize raffle! Download your card and get all the info here.

DIY Bath Bombs – Adults can register for a kit to make your own bath bomb at home. Supplies are limited and Demarest residents are given priority.


Yoga Stretch and Breathe with Karen Noel – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm – We invite you to explore soft flow yoga, mindful meditations, and conscious breathing methods in this completely comfortable, safe, educational environment.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 20 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing Big Girl Small Town by Michelle Gallen, available on hoopla as an eBook or audiobook and as an eBook on Libby.

Next month’s book club will take place on February 9 and will discuss Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (available as an audiobook on hoopla and on Libby as an eBook and audiobook). To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

ESL from Home – Are you interested in practicing English from home? Email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org