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 December are: Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31. There will also be an after-school story time on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 4:45-5:15 PM. Registration is never required for Story Time, and all are welcome! Make some new friends and get ready for reading!


Music and Movement

Guitar Bob will again bring his singing, dancing and fun for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers this month. He will be visiting Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, and 26, from 11:15-11:45 AM. No registration is required.


Our CoderDojo program teaches children how to code and develop computer programs and games, and to explore technology in an informal and creative environment. Our next session of CoderDojo will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1, from 4:30-5:30 PM. This program is for children ages 6-10, and registration is required. Those who attend must plan to attend all three days. If possible please have the child attend with a laptop.

Make Some Snowflakes!

It’s definitely winter time, so it’s the perfect time to make snowflakes! We will be making beautiful paper straw snowflakes on Monday, Jan. 22, from 4-4:30 PM. The program is for ages 5-11. 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, a Bright and Beautiful registered therapy dog, will come Monday, Jan. 29, from 4-5 PM. Yogi will visit the library on Tuesday. Jan. 16, 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

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.