Kids News & Events

Essay - Poster - Video Contest
Sponsored by the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA)

To honor and celebrate Black History Month, CHPL is teaming up with CHAACA to encourage students in K-12 to participate in an essay, poster and video contest. Submissions must depict an African American in African American in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

For over 200 years, African Americans have achieved, accomplished, invented, experimented and made discoveries in the areas of science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and medicine. The discoveries and inventions in science, the achievements in engineering, expansions in mathematics, and the developments in technology, have provided us with the essentials of our daily lives - food, shelter, healthcare, apparel, transportation, energy, communication, recreation - depend on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CONTEST GUIDELINES.

Entry deadline: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Winners in each category will receive cash prizes and all participants will be invited to a special reception at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6 p.m.

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MEET THE AUTHOR MATT PHELAN!

Wednesday, January 31
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Register here.

Join us in welcoming author and illustrator Matt Phelan! He will be discussing his latest graphic novels and his work process. Books will be available for sale. Sponsored by the Cherry Hill Education Association. Grades 2 - 8. Conference Center. 

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Upcoming Events:

Crazy 8s *
Wednesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31
5:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Register here.
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you build stuff, run and jump, make a mess; it's a totally new kind of math club! You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Ninja Training, UFO Landings, and a Pirate Treasure Hunt. Open to grades 3-5. Craft Room. 

Special Needs Storytime *
Saturday, January 13
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register here.
This story time, open to all children, is especially designed for children of all abilities. We will focus on structured activities, including interactive stories, movements, songs, and sensory fun. Following the structured activities, parents and children are invited to stay and play. Recommended for children up to age 8 with a caregiver. Craft Room. 

Make-it, Take-it Family Crafting
Saturday, January 13
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fun winter and holiday crafts for the entire family to make. Just drop in. No registration required. All ages. Craft Room. 

Delicious Reads *
Tuesday, January 16
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Science Saturday!
Saturday, January 20
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Come join us for some science fun and quick experiments on our 5 senses. Children of all ages encouraged to participate. No registration required. Children's Floor. 

Daycare & Preschool Fair
Friday, February 16
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Shopping for a daycare or preschool? We will have representatives from ten schools in Cherry Hill who will provide visitors will information about their daycare, preschool and summer camp programs. Activities will be provided for children while caregivers are talking with the schools. The participating schools are: 

Bancroft Early Education
Cherry Hill Montessori
Colors of the Rainbow
The Goddard School
Kid Academy Learning Center
Primrose Cherry Hill
Resurrection Catholic
St. Andrew's Nursery School
Temple Emmanuel 
Trinity Nursery School