HPL Children's Activities
The Children's Room is on the second floor of the library, with books, audio, and video for infants to teens. It also includes comfortable chairs for reading, tables for activities, and a selection of toys and games.
For more information about children's services call the library at 609-466-1625.
Children’s Story Time traditionally takes place each Monday beginning at 10:30 am. It is designed for children ages five and under and their companions, and includes several read-aloud stories, finger plays and often a book-related activity. Story Time is on hiatus for Winter 2020 / 2021. During the Fall of 2020 we gathered outdoors at the gazebo in Hopewell Park.
In January 2021 the HPL started DIY storytime! Much like Storytime with Ms. Jennifer, each week we’ll feature a different children’s book along with a related craft. Then, craft supplies and instructions will be laid out in the children’s room so you can visit to read the story and complete the craft.
Also see Suggested Activities for Preschool Story Time with Miss Jennifer for a selection of read-aloud books and activities to extend each story.
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading program is designed to encourage children to keep reading during the months of school vacation. Young readers and soon-to-be readers sign a pledge indicating the number of books they would like to read (or have read to them) during the summer. There is a reward for each child who achieves his/her goal, as well as an end of summer celebration. The library offers special programs each week related to the summer reading program theme.
Children's and Family Events
Many thanks to to our good neighbor and children’s book writer & illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo, who decorated our summer Quest rocks so artfully and wrote the poetic clues that led us to them! Our thanks also to her daughter, Maddy, who sourced the rocks for her Mom!