Youth Services Department

Meet the Children's Author: Ariane Roberts

arianerobertsMeet the children’s author Ariane Roberts at Willingboro Public Library on Sat., Mar. 11 at 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public. No registration is required and refreshments will be served. Copies of her picture book Jaime Loves Her Natural Hair will be available for sale and signing.
Burlington resident Ariane Roberts is a full-time blogger for the website BlackNaps.org. She was inspired to write her book after seeing stories in the press on natural hair discrimination in schools. ”There are too many sources telling young girls of color what is wrong with them, instead of telling them they are beautiful just the way they are,” she says.

March Programs

Children’s Programs
Tiny Tots Story Time
Wed., Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30 am. Parents, bring your toddlers ages 18 mos.-4yrs. to the library and listen to stories and learn finger plays with your little one. Afterwards, enjoy interactive toys and snack in the library’s meeting room. Register Now!
Tween Programs
Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Call for Entries
Jan. – Mar., All Day. Art projects will be accepted every day for entry in our fourth annual art show. Students in 5th and 6th grade should drop off their entries in the Children’s Room. Last date to submit your work is March 20th.
Women’s History Month Challenge
March. Anytime. How well do you know the women who helped shape this world? Complete the challenge and win a prize!
Family Programs
Read Across America Make & Take Craft for Families
Thurs., Mar. 2, 3-5 pm. Everybody loves books! Celebrate Read Across America Day and drop by the library and READ. You and your family can Make & Take a book-related craft in celebration of the joy of reading!
Journey On the Underground Railroad
Thurs., Mar. 9, 6:30 pm. Experience the Underground Railroad in this interactive program presented by the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County.
Meet the Author: Ariane Roberts
Sat., Mar 11, 3 pm. Meet Ariane Roberts, author of Jaimie Loves Her Natural Hair. Signed books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.
Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Reception @ the Willingboro Public Library
Thurs., Mar 30, 6:30 pm. Experience the talent of Willingboro’s youth at the library’s fourth annual Youth Art Show; meet the artists, mingle with friends and family, and witness the announcement of each age group’s winning submissions.
Teen Programs
Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Call for Entries
Jan. – Mar., All Day. Art projects will be accepted every day for entry in our fourth annual art show. Students in 7th through 12th grade should drop off their entries in the Children’s Room. Last date to submit your work is March 20tht.
Do the Write Thing
Thurs., Mar. 16, 6:30 pm. A writers’ club for aspiring authors – share your ideas, work with others, and improve your writing skills. Light refreshments will be served.
Cover2Cover High School Book Club
Mon., Mar. 27, 2:15 pm. Get together with friends and talk about the latest great reads for teens; light refreshments will be served. This program will be held in the Willing High School’s MVP Room; all area high school students are welcome to attend.

February Programs

Children’s Programs
Black History Month Reading Contest
February, Anytime. Children in grades K-6, read any book by an African American author or about Black history or culture and enter your name in a prize drawing any time in the month of February in the Children’s Room.
Tween Programs
Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Call for Entries
Jan. – Mar., All Day. Art projects will be accepted every day for entry in our fourth annual art show. Students in 5th and 6th grade should drop off their entries in the Children’s Room. Last date to submit your work is March 20th.
Cupcake Wars
Thurs., Feb. 23, 6 pm. Bring your creativity to the library for a cupcake decorating contest; using only your imagination and a few ingredients, do you have what it takes to win this tasty competition? Grades 4-6.
Family Programs
Black History Gala
Sat., Feb. 4, 2 pm. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Zeta Delta Chapter and Willingboro Public Library will co-sponsor an afternoon of cultural activities. No registration required and light refreshments served.
African American Read-in-Chain
Sun., Feb. 5, 2 pm. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and Willingboro Public Library will co-sponsor a celebration of African American literary creativity with read-aloud from favorite African American authors. No registration required and light refreshments served
Blacks in Wax
Sat., Feb. 25, 11 am. Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S youth programs sponsored by the Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Willingboro Public Library will co-sponsor a cultural and historical celebration portraying black women in history. No registration required and light refreshments served.
Teen Programs
Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Call for Entries
Jan. – Mar., All Day. Art projects will be accepted every day for entry in our fourth annual art show. Students in 7th through 12th grade should drop off their entries in the Children’s Room. Last date to submit your work is March 20tht.
Girls Can Code!
Sat., Feb. 11, 1 pm. Girls in 7th through 9th grade, want to turn a banana into a touchpad or a pen into a light switch? These tech inventions and more will be taught using Makey Makey kits! Taught by trainers from TechGirlz. Register Now
Do the Write Thing
Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:30 pm. A writers’ club for aspiring authors – share your ideas, work with others, and improve your writing skills. Light refreshments will be served.
Cover2Cover High School Book Club
Mon., Feb. 27, 2:15 pm. Get together with friends and talk about the latest great reads for teens; light refreshments will be served. This program will be held in the Willing High School’s MVP Room; all area high school students are welcome to attend.

Student Art Contest

artcontestYoung artists in gr. 5-12 are invited to enter a contest at Willingboro Public Library between Jan. 2 and Mar. 20. Artwork may be in any medium and should be dropped off in the children’s dept. Prizes of art supplies will be awarded in three age groups, gr. 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The art show, reception with refreshments, and prize announcements will be made on Thurs., Mar. 30 at 6:30 pm.
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