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Free Fun, A/C at Moorestown Library This Spring and Summer

The library will offer programs for kids of all ages this spring and summer. Registration is right around the corner.

If you’ve got kids from preschool through high school, be sure to mark your calendar for this Monday, April 15. That’s program sign-up day at the Moorestown Library, and we’ve got fun things in store this spring for kids of all ages.

In May, the always-popular Mad Science will return to the library with three special programs for preschool and elementary school students. From 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 6, preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to blast off with a “Stellar Space” event, where little astronauts-in-training will take a pretend trip to the moon to take a moon walk and collect moon rocks.   

On Tuesday, May 7, at 4:15 p.m., kindergarteners and first-graders can learn the fundamentals of chemistry with Mad Science’s “Matter of Fact” program. We’ll construct marshmallow molecules, learn the difference between physical and chemical changes, and make polymer putty to take home.

Second- and third-graders are invited to join Mad Science at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, for “The Science of Magic.” Budding scientists and magicians will explore the secrets of magic as they watch the Mad Scientist perform captivating tricks and learn about the science behind them. Children will even make their own magic trick to take home and amaze their families! 

Space is limited, and registration is required for all Mad Science programs.

For the upper elementary crowd (grades four and up), we have two great Crafternoons in store this spring. At 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, we will make tie-dye T-shirts. On Thursday, June 13, at 4 p.m., we’ll construct robot pencil holders out of tin cans, nuts, bolts, keys, and other junk drawer treasures. We’ll attach all the features with magnets so they are interchangeable, a la Mr. Potato Head. It’s a fun, unique gift for Father’s Day, and kids can make one for themselves too. Registration is required for Crafternoons.

If you have teenagers, you’re probably starting to think about how you’ll keep them occupied this summer. The library needs lots of volunteers to help out as listeners in our Summer Reading Club. Volunteer listeners must be entering grade eight or higher, be reliable, responsible and enthusiastic, and like children. The library will hold two training sessions for anyone interested in volunteering, and students who attend the training will have the first opportunity to sign up to volunteer. Training sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Registration is required.  

To register for any of these spring events, call the library at 856-234-0333, ext. 5, or visit us at 111 W. Second St., beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 15.
Patricia White April 10, 2013 at 07:51 PM
There are always wonderful programs available at the library. Wouldn't it be nice if, after months of inaction, the township could restore the nine handicapped spaces in the Second Street parking lot to use by the public. Apparently these are not up to code for handicapped spaces and are to be re-lined. With the library lot under construction, parking is at a premium both for the library and for the shops backing onto Second Street. If, after several months, Moorestown officials can't manage to accomplish this, one has to wonder WHY? and WHEN? this relatively simple task can be addressed. The "can't do" mentality of this township is wearying.

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