Youth Services Department

Dream Big

amayadigginsThe young entrepreneurs and Willingboro residents Amaya and Anwar Diggins will talk to kids and families about dreaming big at Willingboro Public Library on Thurs., July 27 at 6 p.m. They will share their business experiences and how to manifest your dreams through goal setting and vision boards. This free event is open to the public and no registration is required. At age ten, Amaya Diggins was the founder of Hijabi Fits, a company that designs and sells colorful headscarves for young girls.

August Events

Children’s Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Tues., Aug. 1, 2 pm. Children entering grades 1 through 3 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.
Tiny Tots Story Time
Wed., Aug., 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 10:30 am. Parents, bring your toddlers ages 18 months - 4 years 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.
Tween Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Wed., Aug. 2, 2 pm. Children entering grades 4 through 6 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.
Beat the Heat Summer Movie
Thurs., Aug. 17, 2:30 pm. Tweens in grades 4 through 6, come in out of the heat and watch a blockbuster movie with your friends. Popcorn will be served!
Family Programs
Free Lunch @ Your Free Library
Mon.-Thurs., July 3 - Aug. 25, 12:30 pm. A free, balanced lunch will be provided in the library’s café to anyone 18 years old and younger.
End of Summer Reading Club Party
Tues., Aug. 8, 7 pm. Summer Reading Club participants, bring your parents and celebrate your success at the End of Summer Reading Club Party; Magician Mark Zacharia will entertain you with his fun and comical magic act!
Teen Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Thurs., Aug. 3, 2 pm. Teens entering grades 7 through 12 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.

Free Summer Lunch for Children and Teens

healthylunchWillingboro Public Library will offer children and teens a free, nutritious lunch from Mon. through Thurs., July 3 through Aug. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the library café. Willingboro Dept. of Community Affairs administers this program, funded by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and has partnered with the library for the last three years. In 2016, the library supplied lunch to over 1000 youngsters. 

July Events

Children’s Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Tues., July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 2 pm. Children entering grades 1 through 3 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.
Tiny Tots Fun in the Sun
Wed., July 19, 11 am. Bring your tiny tots (ages 18 months to 5 years old) and your lawn chairs for some fun in the sun! Dress your little one in their bathing suit so they can splash and play in the sprinkler! Weather permitting.
Tween Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Wed., July 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug. 2, 2 pm. Children entering grades 4 through 6 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.
Family Programs
Free Lunch @ Your Free Library
Mon.-Thurs., July 3 - Aug. 25, 12:30 pm. A free, balanced lunch will be provided in the library’s café to anyone 18 years old and younger.
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Thurs., July 13 and Thur., July 27, 6 pm. Can’t make it to the Summer Reading Club in the afternoon? Come to these evening sessions to receive prizes for reading and to meet some surprise library guests!
Library Day @ Rita’s
Sat., July 22, 1-3 pm. When you visit Rita’s in Willingboro, your sweet treat will come with a free book!
Teen Programs
Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World!
Thurs., July 6, 13, 20, 21 & Aug. 3, 2 pm. Teens entering grades 7 through 12 in the Fall, you are invited to WPL’s Summer Reading Club – Build a Better World! Make friends during your summer vacation while you enjoy stories, crafts, prizes, snacks and games.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff

srccompressSign up now for Summer Reading Club! Meetings begin June 27. Gr. 1-3 meet on Tuesdays at 2pm; Gr. 4-6 meet on Wednesdays at 2pm; and Gr. 7-12 meet on Thursdays at 2pm. Can't make a daytime meeting? Two evening family meetings are scheduled for July 13 and 27 at 6pm; or you can ask about being an independent reader. 

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