2011 Winter-Spring Storytime Schedule:

All storytime programs run about 30 minutes in length and will take place in the Meeting Room or Avice Noblett Children's Room. Older children may be left alone during storytime, but their caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Mondays (starting in February) at 5:30 p.m.-

Yoga Kids! This FREE program invites children ages 6 and up to learn basic yoga techniques, and proper breathing! This easy class runs for about 30 minutes and will have kids standing on their heads by the end of it! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel to each session! You don't need to attend all sessions to come to one.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. -
Little Bookworms with Miss Helen: Join us for a quick story, followed by an educational activity such as color recognition, matching like objects, or sound recognition. The program will end with an active game or musical activity. Open to children ages 12 months through 3 years old with a caregiver.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. -
Fun with 4's and 5's with Miss Sam: Children can come and listen to 2 or 3 stories and participate in songs, fingerplays, and musical activities, with a coloring page to follow. Open to children ages 4 and 5 with or without a caregiver in the meeting room.

Second and Fourth Saturday of each month (through April) at 10:30 a.m. -
Bilingual Storytime and Craft: Stories in English AND Spanish! This program is perfect four Spanish-speaking families who want to learn English and/or families that want their children to learn a little Spanish. Educational and Entertaining. Open to children of all ages and their familes.

Registration is not needed for any of these programs. If you have any questions, contact the Children's Room at (732) 842-0690

Introducing: The Artsy Smartsy Club

First meeting: Saturday, March 26th from 2:30-3:30!

Learn all about the great "Masters" of art and then become one yourself!!!
Each month we'll study a different famous artist and you will get a chance to recreate one of the masterpieces! Then your work will be hung right here in the Avice Noblett Children's Room for everyone to see!
This program is for children ages 7 and up only. Register now in the Children's Room now or give the library a call at (732) 842-0690!

Schedule for Bilingual Storytime!

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month for stories in English and Spanish!

January 15th at January 19th at 10:30 - Snow theme
February 12th and February 26th at 10:30 - Valentine theme
March 12th and March 26th at 10:30 - Spring theme
April 9th and April 23rd at 10:30 - Flower/Easter theme

This program is Free of charge and open to children ages 2 and up and their families!

For more information, contact the Children's Room at (732) 842-0690 or just show up for a great time!

Yoga Kids program @ the library!

Yoga is an ancient form of staying fit by performing asanas, or moves, which involve stretching, concentrating, and breathing in the right manner at the same time. Yoga is considered good for your body because the kinds of movements it involves are for the benefit and limberness of each and every part of your body.

Yoga isn't just beneficial for adults...now children can benefit from the powers of Yoga as well! Sports strain, school pressures, or just for 30 minutes of fun yoga poses that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated!

Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. beginning in February.

Children must be at least 6 years old to participate
You must sign up in the Avice Noblett Children's Room or call (732)842-0690 to register

*On the day of the program: Wear comfy clothing that you can easily stretch in and bring a Yoga mat and water!

Welcome to the New and Improved Children's Website!

Hey all,

First off I would like to introduce myself...
My name is Miss Sam and I'm the new Children's Librarian here at the gorgeous Avice Noblett Children's Room in the Red Bank Eisner Memorial Library (woah, now that's a mouthful)! I can't wait to start getting to know each and everyone of you kids and your parents, so stop by and say HI! whenever you get the chance.

How to use this website:
Everything going on in the Children's Room will be posted on here waaaayy in advance so keep checking back to see what kind of good things are taking place at the library. You can't register online, yet, but stop by the library to sign up for programs...I promise that I won't mind your company at all!

We've also got some great links you can check out, however I'm open to more suggestions, so if you've got a game site or homework help site that you use and want me to link to, just let me know and I'll post it up there right away.

And while you're here, don't forget to feed some of our Navesink River fish that are hanging around here at the Red Bank Library website. Just click on the blue water they're swimming in on the right hand side of the page and watch them go wild!

I'll be dropping in here and blogging on some of the new things that we've got specially for you here at the library. There are big changes coming (as you can see by our awesome new layout) and together we're going to make our library not only the most beautiful in New Jersey, but the best! Do you think we can? Of course we can!

See you around the stacks,
Miss Sam