⭐ We have a full set of craft kits this week -- strawberries, yetis, dinos, and art! -- but we will be scaling back next week in preparation for our Summer Reading Kickoff. 

⭐ Speaking of which ... save the date! Our Summer Reading Kickoff will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 2 pm to 4 pm outdoors at Lakeview School (indoors at the school if inclement weather). Registration for Denville residents only will open on Monday, May 16th at noon. Don't worry, we will send out a reminder!

⭐ Reservations for free craft kits start on Wednesday, May 11th at 3 pm.

⭐ Craft kit pickup will be on Thursday, May 12th from 3 pm to 7 pm. We are always happy to do curbside delivery... just call us from the parking lot!

This week's storytimes are posted on our website and are open for registration.

⚠️ WE CANNOT STORE UNCLAIMED CRAFT KITS. Please reach out if you need other accommodations and we'll do our very best to work with you.

⭐ Please keep those photos coming! If you have photos you'd like to share of your kids' craft kit projects, we would love to see them. You can reply to this email any time with photos. Thank you!

Please visit our website or use the buttons to reserve a craft kit. Thank you! 😄

Denville Library Website: Events + Take and Makes for Kids

Food for Fines🥫

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During the month of May, the Denville Library will forgive $1 in Denville overdue fines for each non-perishable food item you bring to the checkout desk for a maximum of $20. All food will be donated to Denville Social Services.

The Food for Fines offer will not extend to other MAIN libraries or fees associated with other libraries’ materials. We are happy to accept donations without fines but no credit will be given for future fines. 

Denville Social Services asks for items with a long shelf-life, including:

  • peanut butter and jelly
  • canned meats
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned soups and beans
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • boxed macaroni and cheese
  • rice
  • bottled 100% fruit juice
  • hot and cold cereals
  • infant formula and baby food
  • diapers and baby wipes
  • hygiene products


We Don't Talk About Bruno! 😂🎵

If your kids want to talk about ... er, sing about? ... Bruno, we wanted to make sure you know about our free hoopla! Digital Streaming Service.

With one quick sign up with your Denville Library card, you have instant access to stream or download HUNDREDS of kid-friendly albums, including a huge Disney catalog (Encanto, Turning Red, Disney Karaoke, etc.) as well as albums from Peppa Pig, Blippi, Cocomelon, PJ Masks, Daniel Tiger, and more!

There are no wait times, no holds ... the music is instantly available to stream or download to a mobile device with a seven-day checkout period.

Click for Hoopla!

This Week's Craft Kits ✂️

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Click to Reserve Takashi Murakami Flower Art for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Grades K+)
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Click to Reserve Sewing Kit: Ukrainian Yeti - Portion of Proceeds to Ukraine-Based Charities (Ages 8+)
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Click to Reserve Dinosaur Craft Kit! (Painting + Crafts) (Kids of All Ages)
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Click to Reserve National Strawberry Month Craft Kit (Painting + Crafts) (Kids of All Ages)

Storytimes! 📚

Click to Register for Storytimes!

Updated: Amazon Wishlist!

We've recently updated our Amazon Wishlist to include some of the basics that we go through regularly ... including yet more polyester fill for stuff-a-bears! (We promise, we still need more! 😂)

If you'd like to make a donation, you can check out our list by clicking the button below. Thank you to all who have so generously donated!

We wish we could personally thank you, but the vast majority of donations arrive with no gift receipt. Please know how grateful we are!

Updated Amazon Wishlist

What Should I Read Next? 📚

Not sure how to find books for your kids? We can help!

📚 Reader Request Forms: We can help select Denville Library items for you to pick up based on your child's age and interests.

Click for Reader Request Form

📚 Book Suggestions by Reading Level: For kids of all ages, we've recently updated our list of books by guided reading level (A to Z).

Click for Book Suggestions by Guided Reading Level - 2022!

📚 New Book Carousel: We have a special page on our website where you can flip a carousel and see all our latest purchases for kids and teens.

Click for New Books Page
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