May for Kids

Storytime at the Train Station – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Ms. Cara for stories, songs, and coloring at the Demarest Train Station. Please bring your masks. No registration necessary.

Chess Club – Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am in the library Children’s Room – all ages – Come to the children’s room to learn and practice chess with other kids! All levels welcome. Registration not required, but space is limited.

Take Home Craft Kits – new kits available Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 17 – stop by the library to pick up an arts & crafts kit! Supplies limited. First-come, first-served.

Drop-in Mother’s Day Craft – Thursday, May 5 between 4:00pm and 7:45pm – ages 4 and up – Stop by to complete a quick craft for Mother’s Day! Craft supplies and instructions will be in the program room in the children’s section. Younger children will need some help from their adults while making this craft. Registration is not required.

Read to a Dog – Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 16 starting at 4:15pm at the Train Station – Children can practice their reading one-on-one with an adorable and loving therapy dog! Children may register for one ten-minute session per date.

Math Night – Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00pm in the Children’s Room – grades 1 to 5 – Join Closter Mathnasium at the library for rewards, giveaways, and math games for the whole family!

Korean Storytime – Monday, May 23, 3:30pm to 4:00pm at the Demarest Train Station – all ages – Korean-language stories will be read aloud by community volunteers! This program is offered in partnership with the Korean Demarest Parents Association. Registration is NOT required! Masks must be worn at all times.

Birdhouse Painting & Storytime – Tuesday, May 24 at 3:30pm at the Train Station – ages 4 and up – Listen to a story and then paint your own birdhouse with Ms. Cara!

Wacky Science – Thursday, May 26, 3:30pm in the Children’s Programming Room – ages 6 to 12 – Make your own slime and learn the science behind it with Ms. Cara!

Teen Book Club – Wednesday, June 1 at 4:00pm – The Teen Advisory Board is hosting a Teen Book Club! Meet with other teens to discuss The Cousins by Karen McManus at the library. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Children’s Book Clubs are back!
Upon registering, a copy of the book will be reserved for you and you’ll be notified when it’s ready to pick up. Email Ms. Cara at for more information. Sign up for the appropriate grade below: