Kids News & Events

Delicious Reads
Tuesdays, Future Dates TBD
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Craft Room, Upper level

*Register here. For ages 4-6.
We are going to read a story and then a Shop Rite dietitian is going to help us make a snack inspired by the book! Food will be served at this event. For allergy concerns, please contact us at (856) 903-1229.

Explore on the Floor
First Friday of every month during the school year.  
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Craft Room, Upper level
No registration required. For babies and toddlers.

Use your imagination and see what you discover! There are stations throughout the Children's Floor with toys and activities that encourage creativity, learning, and skill building.

Homeschool Hangout
Second Monday of each month.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Craft Room, Upper Level
No registration required.

Gather, connect and play with other homeschool families. A science or craft activity will be available each session, but feel free to bring any other materials or lesson plans that you would like to share with other families. 

Just Right Story Time
Saturdays, May 2
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Craft Room, Upper level

*Register here. Recommended for children up to age 8 with a parent/caregiver.
Is regular story time too big? Too hard? Too loud? This small story time is just right for the child who needs extra attention or would benefit from a quieter story time. We will focus on structured activities including interactive stories, movement songs and sensory fun.

Music and Movement
Mondays, May 18, June 19
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Craft Room, Upper level

*Register here. Recommended for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Let's get together to sing, dance, and explore music in this fun program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Develop your little one’s coordination, motor, listening and sensory skills. Please note that younger children may require extra caregiver guidance and involvement.

Yoga Story Stretchers
Saturdays, April 25, May 9
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Craft Room, Upper level

*Register here. For ages 5-10.
Listen to some great stories and practice yoga poses. A great way to start your Saturday! Wear comfy clothing and socks.

Visit our events calendar to register for other children's programs or call the Youth Services desk at (856) 903-1229 for more information.

Welcome to Creativebug!
This amazing new database offers thousands of award-winning instructional video tutorials on arts and crafts that you can watch from home for free with your CHPL library card! Whether you're a beginner doodler or long-time needleworker, there is an abundance of exciting and engaging creative endeavors here for you to discover. Develop your child's art curriculum or find another artistic activity to enjoy together.

Just for Kids Video Database
Enjoy Just For Kids' streaming collection of kid-friendly and educational videos from home! From math and science-related homework help to your child's favorite televisions shows like Rolie Polie Olie, Dr. Seuss, and Sesame Street, you can be sure that your children are having fun and learning in a safe online environment that is free from ads!



1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Have you signed up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program yet? 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy program which encourages families with children ages 0 to 5 to read to their children every day. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless! Visit out 1000 Books page for more information and sign your child up in person or print out an application online and turn it in to the Youth Services desk. You will need a CHPL library card to register.


Children's and Young Adult Materials are fine free as of November 1st, 2018!
We are very excited to implement this positive change for our patrons, especially our younger ones! We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource shared by everyone and that returning materials on time is all about sharing responsibly!

Any past late fees will remain on your account. Please visit a library service desk for payment so you can take advantage of our new fine free lending!
Any items checked out before November will still accrue late fees (even if the due date is after November 1).

While a majority of items will become fine free, certain special collection items will still accrue late fees such as (but not limited to):

If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy, either stop by the Youth Services Desk or call the Youth Service Department at (856) 903-1229.