The Children’s Room

Our Children’s Department always has lots of fun programs going on. Below is a list of the current programs and dates:

Drop-in Story Time

Story Time with Miss Jane is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11 AM. It includes stories, songs and fun! Story Time is for children from infants to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. The dates for Story Time in November are: Nov 1, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, and 30. Please note there will be no Thursday Story Time on Nov. 9 and 23. There will be a special after-school Story Time on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:45-5:15 PM. Registration is never required for Story Time, and all are welcome!


Music and Movement

Miss Fran will again bring her singing, dancing and fun for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers this month. She will be visiting Friday, Nov. 3 and 17, from 11:15-11:45 AM. She will also be visiting Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 11-11:30 AM. No registration is required.

Old MacDonald’s Sing-Along Farm

Bright Star Theatre will visit the library to present “Old MacDonald’s Sing-Along Farm” on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4-4:45 PM. This energetic sing-along will teach us all about caring and sharing, with help from Old MacDonald, Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the cow, Simon the pig, and more of our favorite friends! This program is for children in pre-K through third grade. No registration is required.

 Zumba for Kids

Kids Zumba will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 4-4:30 PM. The program is for children ages 6-11. Children should wear sneakers and get ready to move! Registration is required.

Paws to Read

Does your new reader want to get practice with a very good and very furry listener? Rodney and Yogi will be visiting the library this month! Rodney, our resident registered Bright and Beautiful therapy dog, will visit the library on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 4-5 PM.  Yogi, another registered therapy dog, will come Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4-5 PM. Children who can read even a little bit and want the chance to practice their skills can sign up for a 15-minute time slot with either dog. Registration is required for Paws to Read. To sign up, call our Children’s Librarian Miss Jane at 201-939-8600 or send her an email at

Paint By Stickers

Instead of Paint By Numbers, the library is offering Paint By Stickers! On Monday, Nov. 27, from 4-4:30 PM, children ages 7-11 can come to make a zoo animals creation! Registration is required for this program.

Robotics Workshop

The library is again holding its Robotics Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 29, and Dec. 6, from 4:30-5:30 PM. This program is for children ages 8-10. During these workshops, students will follow step-by-step instructions to construct and code their robots using suggested programs with LEGO Robotics Kits and laptops. Students will learn engineering and robotics concepts as well as cooperation and teamwork. Those who sign up must attend both days. Registration is in process now and space is very limited, so register today!

To register for any program, please call the library at 201-939-8600. Preference is given to Rutherford residents, but residents from other towns are welcome to ask to be placed on the waiting list.