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The kids' page provides visitors easy access to resources, library programs, how-to's & DIYs and digital resources available from home.


Highlights

2019 Summer Reading Programs: July 8 - August 16

A Universe of Stories - Children's Smmer Programs at Gloucester City Library | Programs run July 8 - August 16

Read Books—Earn Prizes!

Come to the library for your reading log beginning July 8. 

Read 6 or more books by August 16 to earn a book bag filled with treats to be given at our Kick-Out Party.

Grab a bingo card and try to win a prize as you enjoy the library this summer!

Kick-Off Party

July 8 at 2:00

 

Kick-Out Party

August 16 at 2:00

 

Crafternoon

Build a different craft each week!

 

All ages.
Children under 6 must be accompanied  by an adult.

 

Tuesday 2:00—3:30

 

Storytime

Tiny Tots:

4 and under 

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-10:45

 

Summer Free Lunch Program

 

Monday-Friday

1:30-2:30

July 9-August 16

Registration sheets available for download below and printed copies are at the Front Desk.

 

GAME ON!

Play ours or bring your own!

 

Wednesday 2:00—3:30

 

Lego & Chess Club

Thursdays 3:30

Makerspace

 

Join us every

Monday at 2:00 for hands-on STEM based activities!

*Begins July 15

 

Terrific Thursday

 

Special Events for great summer entertainment!

*See details below.

 Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for updates!

 

Movie Friday

 

Shows start at 2:00 and end around 3:30.

Refreshments allowed.  Titles announced below, or click here.

 

 


Terrific Thursdays

at Gloucester City Library!

Special events for great summer entertainment!

All programs start at 2:00pm.

July 11
“Cool Critters”
Paws Discovery Farm

July 18
“Bubble Magic”
Garden State Discovery Museum       

July 25
“All Bunny Circus Magic Show”
South Jersey Magic

August 1
“Up, Up, and Away!”
Mad Science

August 8
“The Sky’s the Limit”
Housel Family Fitness

August 15
To Be Determined

A special thank you to the Gloucester City Lions Club for making our Summer Reading Program possible!

 All proprams are free, but may be limited by space.


Movie Dates

All movies begin at 2pm on the following Friday afternoons starting July 12th;

July 12th - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 19th - BumbleBee
July 26th - Johnny English Strikes Again
August 2nd - The Kid Who Would Be King
August 9th - Wonderpark
August 16th - Dumbo


How-To's & DIYs

Miss one of our crafternoons and want to know how to do the craft/activity at home? Click the links below for a tutorial!

CD Spinning Top

https://buggyandbuddy.com/cd-spinning-top/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes

Color-Changing Invisible Ink

https://researchparent.com/color-changing-invisible-ink/

Fluffy Slime

https://makinglifeblissful.com/2017/08/3-ingredient-fluffy-slime-recipe.html

Tissue Paper Flowers

https://heyletsmakestuff.com/our-wedding-paper-flowers-tutorial/

Book Page Roses

http://www.makeitatyourlibrary.org/living/book-page-roses#.W5FFs-hKjcs

iPhone Speakers

http://makeitatyourlibrary.org/living/how-make-iphone-speaker#.W7KA7WhKjcs

Autumn Handprint Tree

https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/autumn-handprint-tree/


Digital Resources

TumbleBook | e-Books for e-Kids

The Gloucester City Library offers access to free digital interactive books for children. This service can be accessed from home or from the library by clicking the link provided on the library's website. To try our TumbleBooks from anywhere click or tap the banner below.


Zinio for Libraries Free Children's Magazines Using RBdigital

Checkout Your Favorite Magazines Using RBdigital

Using the library's digital magazine service called RBdigital you can now check out the best children magazines on most of your devices FOR FREE!


Free Kids' Movies and TV Shows Available on Hoopla

Gloucester City Library patrons may instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and more, 24/7 for FREE with a valid library card. Click here to view the extensive amount of kids shows and movies that are available to our juvenile patrons.

Hoopla is available on smart devices at home or on the go.