2018 Summer Reading Club June 20, 2018 - August 8, 2018 Registration (For pre-readers, kids, and teens): Registration begins Wednesday, June 20 at 9 am. Pick up your reading log and summer book tote in Children's Room at the Community Center Annex Building (880 Bloomfield Ave.) After that, sign up for the club anytime in the Children’s Room or online. ALL PROGRAMS FUNDED BY FRIENDS OF THE VERONA PUBLIC LIBRARY Pre-Readers thru Elementary School Your goal is to read for at least 2 hours each week. Mark your reading log for every 15 minutes of reading. After finishing your two hours of reading for the week, return to the Library for a prize (One prize per week). Completing the program entitles you to come to the Grand Finale Party featuring Polka Dot on 8/8 at 1:30 pm in the Verona Recreation Center Ballroom. Registration opens June 20. Register Online Join us at 1:30 pm in the Verona Community Center Ballroom for a spectacular magic show featuring comedy, a talking parrot, and more with super magician Scott Drukker and his sidekick, Thurston the Parrot. Wednesday Special Programs Events Begin at 1:30 PM June 27 – Zoo Jersey will bring a huge variety of animals, from birds and reptiles to mammals, invertebrates and amphibians. There is something for everyone! July 11 – Dinosaur Dig will present a fun-filled show covering the formation of fossils, herbivores vs. carnivores, basics of geology (rocks and minerals). The team will discuss their work as field paleontologists and background in geology. There will be an interactive fossil talk to ready the Junior Paleontologists to go on their dig! July 18 – Lizard Guys return with live animal presentations featuring lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs & various bugs! July 25 – The Opera Theatre of Montclair will introduce children to opera with a special performance of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. August 1 – “Pop Art Music”, presented by Art Kids Academy. Children ages 5 through 12 will receive instruction in a technique inspired by Andy Warhol. They will take home their own pop art creation. Summer Reading Grand Finale Wednesday, August 9 ~ 1:30 PM Verona Community Center Ballroom High Energy Musical Fun with Polka Dot! Featuring Ron Albanese Libraries Rock: Make Music Beginning 6/25: Mondays ~ 1:00 - 1:45 PM For children in grades 4+ For children in grades 4+ Learn to play the Ukulele in this 6 week music class. Due to limited space, registration is limited and required. Contact Mrs. Ashley at 973-857-4848 for more inforamtion or to register. Baby Lap-Sit Story Time Mondays ~ 10:00 am An early literacy program for newborns through 18 months. Library’s Children’s Room. Toddler Story Time Tuesdays ~ 10:00 am Stories, songs and crafts for children 18 months through age 2. Verona Community Center 2nd Floor. Countdown to Kindergarten Tuesdays ~ 1:00 pm Stories, songs and crafts for ages 4 and up. Meet in the Library’s Children’s Room. Mommy and Me Sing Along Thursdays: 10:30 am Join musician Emily Fellner Zeig and sing along to live music with your babies and toddlers. Meet in the Firemen’s Room of the Verona Community Center (2nd floor.) Afternoon Crafts with Mrs. A. Beginning 6/26 Tuesdays ~ 3:30 pm Paper Quilling—6 Week Session For children in grades 2+. Registration required. Meet in the Children’s Room.