Programs & Activities

Crafting & DIY   |   STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)   |   Featured Children's Programs   

 

Saturday Crafting

Saturdays (times vary)

ages 3+

No registration required.  

  • Families work on creative projects together on Crafty Saturdays. Crafters under age 6 may need some additional help from a parent or other caregiver.

  • We might focus on one craft skill such as origami or plan the program around seasonal materials.

Crafting Workshops

Days and times vary

usually for ages 5+

Registration is usually required.  

 

  • Projects vary from using recycled materials to make a wall hanging on Earth Day, to working with professional artists on unique projects to combining art with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEAM). 

Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of classes.

For more information contact Latricia Markle, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

Crafting & DIY

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

 

Open STEM Time

usually for ages 4 +

Registration is not required.  

 

This is a free exploration program where children are free to use the library's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) equipment to hone their technical prowess. 

Sometimes we focus on one activity like Building Challenges and other times we make a variety of equipment available to participants.

 

Our equipment includes

  • Code-a-pillars for the littlest coders

  • Mouse Maze for young coders

  • Ozobots for learning coding by colors

  • Finch Robots to learn beginning scratch programming

  • Snap-Circuits to learn about electric circuit

  • Squishy Circuits

  • LEGOs

Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of Open Stem classes. 

For more information contact Latricia Markle, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

STEM Workshops

ages vary

Registration is usually required.  

 

From coding to engineering challenges to science exploration, our STEM workshops use children's innate curiosity to engage participants in practicing 21st century skills in a non-competative environment. The emphasis is on fun and instilling confidence in participants

Activities include:

  • Hour of Code

  • Engineering Challenges

  • Experiments in physics and chemistry

  • Art, games and demonstrations to facilitate learning about animals and ecology.

While most STEM Workshops are geared to children ages 6 and up, Sensory Activities introduce children ages 2 to 5 to basic science and encourage observational skills.

Check out our events calendar for exact days and times of STEM Workshops or Sensory Activities

Featured Children's Programs

To enhance our in house programming, we often invite professional performers or presenters to our Children's Room.

Your children might meet some rare and unusual animals, watch a live performance while dancing and signing along or learn to relax during a yoga class in these special events.

Check out our events calendar for upcoming feature programs or contact Latricia Markle, Youth Services Librarian, 201-568-8680 or  latricia.markle@tenafly.bccls.org

 
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