Parsippany Library System’s Summer Reading Programs

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library

449 Halsey Road

Monday, June 3; South Street Dance of Morristown presents Mini Movers (Ages 3-5)

10 am—10:45 am Dance, sing, and move around in this workshop.   Registration required.  Sign up begins on May 20.

Thursday, June 6; Bedtime Math™ Pajama Party (Ages 4-7) Registration required.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization which encourages parents and children to solve math problems each night.  Participants will play with DIY dominoes and Twisted Tangrams.  Supplies and instructions were donated to the library by Bedtime Math™ .  Children may wear pajamas. Sign up begins on May 20.


Thursday, June 13, Read to a Dog (Ages 5 and up), 7-8 pm, Registration required.

Each child will have 10 minutes to practice reading with a Therapy Dog, courtesy of Creature Comfort Pet Therapy.

Wednesday, June 19; Mad Science presents Sweet Heat (Grades 2-5) 4-5 pm, Registration required.

Sign up begins 2 weeks before program on June 5.This unique program is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline..


Wednesday, June 26; Summer Reading Club Bingo (All ages) 2:30-3:30 pm

Play bingo and win small prizes. Registration is not required.

Thursday, June 27; Chinese Knot Craft (Ages 8 and up);  4-4:45 pm, Registration required.

Sign up begins on June 8. Student Jocelyn Liu will show children how to create a Chinese knot craft.


Thursday, June 27; Jeff Boyer Bubble Trouble; 7-7:45 pm

Kids of all ages will enjoy this creative bubble show.  This bubble extravaganza may include a bubble roller coaster and even a kid in a bubble.  Don’t miss this special performance! Registration is not required.  This special event will be held in the lower level meeting rooms A and B.


Saturday, June 29; Creatable Edible Art; 11-11:45 am (Registration required)

Make an edible masterpiece out of food!  For ages 5 and up.  Sign up begins on June 8.


Pajama Party (Birth to age 6) Mondays, June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 – 7-7:30 PM

Enjoy an evening program of short stories, songs, fingerplays, and a simple craft.


FUNtastic Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays, June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 10:00– 10:45 AM

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.  Caregivers remain in the library.



Nursery Time (Children under the age of 2) Wednesdays, June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10-10:30 AM Develop early literacy skills with simple board books and picture books, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.


Two Year Olds’ Storytime Thursdays, June 27; July 11, 18, 25, August 1 10-10:30 AM

Listen to stories, sing songs, learn new rhymes, and complete a coloring sheet.


@ The Mount Tabor Branch Library

31 Trinity Park, Mount Tabor, NJ

Storytime in the Park— Tuesdays, 10:15am—11:00am, for ages 2 through 5

No registration required.  Program will be held inside if it is raining.

June 25, July 2 (special program), July 9, July 16, July 23, & July 30



Drop-in Craft—Wednesdays, 5:30pm—8:30pm

Join us in the library to make a super fun craft.  Each weekly craft takes approximately 10-20 minutes to make.

Children under 9 need to be supervised by someone over 13.

June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31



(Select Programs require registration, which begins on June 8th**)



Read to a Dog Program:  June 10, 4:30pm to 5:20pm & July 15, 4:30pm to 5:20pm**


Registration is required to read to a dog in our quaint library!  Children entering 1st grade through 5th grade may sign up to read a short book or select a portion from a book to a therapy dog for a 10 minute time slot.


Traveling Lantern Theatrical Performance:  June 17, 7pm to 8pm

Join us for the live play, in our tabernacle, located next to the library, called THE CATERPILLAR HUNTER!          Based on Steve Urwin’s magical adventures!  All Ages Welcome!

Parking for this event is by the post office and BEHIND the church

Please follow parking signs—please do not park in numbered permit parking slots

Edible Art Program:  June 24, 4:30pm to 5:30pm**

Register to create an edible pirate treasure map! Listen to a short story and end the program by playing Dinosaur   Bingo.  This program is for children entering 1st through 4th grade.

Rizzo’s Wildlife Live Animal Program:  July 2, 10:15am to 11am

Join us in the park, just outside the library (inside if raining).  Bring a blanket to sit on in the park and listen & watch as Rizzo’s team of animal experts bring laughter and learning through their renowned reptile and wildlife          program.  Their goal is to show us the magic and excitement that reptiles have to offer! All ages welcome.


@ The Lake Hiawatha Branch Library

68 Nokomis Avenue, Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Nursery Rhyme Time Storytime

Little ones will enjoy simple stories, interactive songs and action rhymes.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00; June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31

For children under 2; Registration is mandatory.


2’s & 3’s Together Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs, & fingerplays, and make a simple craft to take home.

Mondays, 10:30-11:15; June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

For 2- and 3-year-olds; Registration is mandatory.


Preschool Storytime

Enjoy songs, stories, and activities that help with school readiness in this fun, interactive storytime!

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15; June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

For preschoolers ages 3-5; Registration is mandatory.


Twilight Tales Storytime

Children will enjoy engaging stories, interactive songs and activities, and will make a simple craft to take home.

Mondays, 7:00-7:45; June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

For children ages 5 and under; Registration is mandatory.


Caldecott Corner Celebrate the 50thAnniversary of the Caldecott Award!

Listen to wonderful stories & learn more about their authors

and illustrators through fun activities and art projects.

Mondays, 3:30-4:15; June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

For children entering first grade and older.

Registration is mandatory.


Yarn Circle

How many things can you make with yarn?   Learn to knit, crochet, and make more yarn creations!

Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45; June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

For children ages 9 and up; Adults also welcome!

No registration required.


Happy Paws – Read to a Dog Program

Bring your own book to read to a cute and gentle listener!  Each child may sign up for a 10 minute session.

Tuesdays, June 13 & July 9, 7:00-8:00

For Kindergarten through 3rd grade; Registration is mandatory.


Mighty Math

Have fun with basic math concepts through books and entertaining, hands-on activities.

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15; June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31

For children ages 4-8; Registration is mandatory.




Chess Club

Beginners will learn how to play chess. Experienced playerscan challenge a partner of equal ability to a game.

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30; June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31

For children ages 9 and up; No registration required.


Drop-In Craft

Create a different craft each week to take home.

Thursdays, 3:00-4:00; June 27, July 11, 18, 25, & August 1

For children of all ages; No registration required.


Lego Club

Use your imagination to build fantastic LEGO creations!  The library will provide LEGOS and DUPLOS .

Children are also welcome to bring their own LEGO sets.

Fridays, 10:30-11:30; June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, & August 2

For all ages; No registration required.


“Underground” Children’s Picture Bingo

Play Bingo for prizes!

Fridays, 3:00-3:30 & Saturdays, 10:30-11:00

June 28, July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, August 2 & 3

For children of all ages; No registration required.


Joe Fischer Magic Show

Magic tricks to amaze you, and lots of laughs, too!

Thursday, July 11, 7:00-7:45; For the whole family.

Registration is mandatory.


Edible Art

Make an amazing pirate treasure map to take home and eat!

Thursday, July 18, 7:00-7:30; For children ages 5 – 12.

Registration is mandatory.


Rizzo’s Reptiles

Discover the exciting world of reptiles! Meet live snakes, lizards & frogs, and learn amazing facts about them!

Tuesday, July 23, 7:00-7:45; For children ages 5 and up.  Registration is mandatory.


Days of Knights

Listen to an exciting tale told by a knight in full armor and his squire. See a live sword fighting demonstration! Try on real armor!

Tuesday, July 30, 7:00-8:00. For children ages 5 and up.  Registration is mandatory.