Kids Activities at the Mullica Hill Library

The Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library offers a variety of programs for kids of all ages this summer.  If you’re looking for a chance to get out of the heat and break up the day with some fun and educational activities, here are a few upcoming events:

Build a Better World: Creature Conservation

  • Wed. July 26th from 2-3pm
  • Learn how to protect our animals with this event presented by the Adventure Aquarium. All ages. Advanced registration required.

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  • Thurs. July 27th from 2-3pm
  • Use recyclable products to build a snack machine that mixes at least two different snacks together. Ages 6-12. Advanced registration required. Snacks may contain soy, gluten, sugar, and artificial dyes. Please contact the Children’s Department with any allergies.

Movie Matinee:  Rock Dog

  • Monday July 31st from 1-3pm
  • When a radio falls from the sky, Bodi, the Tibetan Mastiff decides to pursue his dream of becoming a musician.

Build a Better Cartoon

  • Thurs. August 3rd from 2-3pm
  • Learn how to draw cartoons in this introductory class with Robin Steward of the Young Rembrandts.

Moon Party

  • Wed. August 16th from 2-3pm
  • Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse with Amy Barraclough from the Edelman Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation, craft, and snacks. Advanced registration required. All ages.



Cgclslick here for a full list of Children’s classes and events at the Library




Internet & Mobile Phone Safety Event ~ April 27th

Detective Brian Perticari will give a presentation on Internet, Mobile phone and home Safety on Thursday, April 27th fromINTERNET_SAFETY 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the American Legion Post – 141 South Main St. in Mullica Hill.

The presentation is open to all Middle School and High School students and their families.  Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops are encouraged to attend and will receive a donation toward badges.

This FREE event will include light refreshments and is offered as a community service project by The Mullica Hill Exchange Club.




Spring Craft Classes ~ March 31st and April 29th

Spring is just around the corner and Coombs’ Barnyard is busy getting ready! They’ve added some exciting new classes to their Spring line up.  Join them to try something new!

Sunflower Wreath Class ~ March 31st from 7-9pmwreath

No doubt you’ve seen these clever mesh wreaths on Pinterest and your neighbors’ front doors.  Now you can make one of your own!  Snacks are included and guests attending this event will get a sneak peek at the new Farm History Museum.

Location:  Coombs’ Farmhouse, 18 Route 77, Elmer NJ  08318 (2nd Floor)

Instructor:  Jennifer Coombs

Cost:  $40 (includes 2 hour class and materials)

RSVP to or text/call 609-364-2520.


frame 2Mosaic Picture Frame ~ April 29th from 6:30-9pm

Mosaic art allows for creativity at many different levels. Anything is possible with some glass, glue and grout!  Choose from an assortment of colors to make your frame unique!

Location:  Coombs’ Farmhouse, 18 Route 77, Elmer NJ  08318 (2nd Floor)

Instructor:  Carrie Seabrook

Cost: $35 (includes 2 1/2 hour class and materials)

RSVP to or text/call 609-364-2520.

Space for both classes is limited so don’t delay!





American Girl Store Bus Trip ~ April 13th

Bring your daughter and her favorite American Girl Doll for a special Bus Trip to the American Girl Place in NYC on Thursday, April 13th.  (Harrison Twp. School District is closed that day for Easter break.)


It’s the perfect way to spend the day together and a dream come true for little girls, especially if they have never been!  Transportation is covered so you won’t have to worry about driving and parking in the city.

The bus departs from Ella Harris Park at 9:00am and returns at 6:00p.m.  The trip includes lunch at the American Girl Place and you’ll have plenty of time to shop, add activities like the doll salon or do some sightseeing in the city.

The cost of the trip is $140 per couple (parent and child) and $70 for each additional child.

Space is Limited!  Please call the Harrison Township Recreation Department at 856-223-8777 for reservations or additional information.

ISR Infant Swim Lessons begin Jan. 18th

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4.

 Infant Swimming ResourceInfant Swimming Resource, founded in 1966, has a team of nearly 450 instructors guided by the mission: “Not One More Child Drowns.”   They believe that although fences, pool alarms and supervision are critical,  the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy is the child.  

ISR goes beyond traditional swimming instruction by teaching children skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.

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Infant Swimming Resource  provides survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years old and a new session of classes begins January 18th at Future Fitness in Mullica Hill.  The ISR Self-Rescue™ program will give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety. Instructor Dawn Tapscott Dawn Tapscott is a certified master instructor with ISR.  Dawn has over 15 years of experience teaching drowning prevention skills and has trained many individuals around the country to become ISR instructors. For more information about the upcoming lessons at Future Fitness in Mullica Hill, contact Dawn at 407-221-6062 or email

Harrison Whoville ~ Winter Theatre Camp

Harrison Township Recreation presents their first ever Winter Theatre Camp.  Kids in 2nd grade and up are invited to  get their Grinch on in a the_grinchproduction of Harrison Whoville!

The camp will be held during Winter Break, December 26th through January 2nd from 8am to 4pm daily at 33 South Main St. (in the Okinawa Kempo Karate Academy)

This is a great option for working parents – no need for sitters during Christmas break and extended care options are available.  The cost of the camp is $25o per child.

Theatre instructors Jamie Wagner and Brenna Damminger will lead the kids through fun in Whoville, culminating in a Performance at 6pm on January 3rd in the PVS Cafetorium.

Space is limited and the enrollment deadline is December 12th.  Call the recreation office at 856-223-8777 to register.

Toys for Tots Dropoff at Municipal Building

toys-for-totsHarrison Township has announced that the Municipal Building will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location.  Toys will be collected through November 30th.

Bring any new, unwrapped toy and drop it in the collection bin located in the vestibule at the front of the Municipal Building.

Of particular need are toys for little ones (infant to age 3) and kids over 10.

Any donation is greatly appreciated!

Introducing Jumpstart at Predicate Academy

Have you heard the buzz about Predicate Academy’s coding classes?  Do you have an aspiring young innovator who you think might love writing code but you’re not sure? Are you new to Predicate and interested in enrolling in the winter program?

What you need is a little Jumpstart…jump-start

Predicate’s Jumpstart class is a foundational experience in Computer Science – no experience necessary!  It’s the perfect way to test the waters, spark a conversation, and see if coding is for you.  Jumpstart consists of three hours of instruction, usually split into two days, with 90 minutes in each class. These classes are $89  and are offered throughout the year, outside of the regular seasonal schedule.

Upcoming Jumpstart Classes and Events

November 19th Open House from 3-5pm

November 25th – Black Friday (three hour Jumpstart session for ages 8-10)

November 30th and Dec. 7th (two 90 minute Jumpstart sessions for ages 10 and up)

December 12th and 13th (two 90 minute Jumpstart sessions for ages 10 and up)


Jumpstart students will engage in mini projects that spark creative thinking and center on the following concepts:

  • The basics of working with the Raspberry Pi micro-computer
  • Using the Linux operating system (Linux powers most of the internet.  It’s very accessible and widely adopted in the computing field.)
  • Writing code in Python programming language.  (Kids as young as 9 are easily able to grasp this language, as discussed in this recent Wall Street Journal article.)

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  • If your child enjoys Jumpstart and wants to continue with coding, the next step would be to purchase the Predi-Kit Hardware Bundle. The Predi-Kit including a Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B.  The Predi-Kit costs $115 and is used in all Predicate classes.
  • Once your child completes Jumpstart, they are welcome to enroll in any of Predicate’s seasonal classes.  Winter program registration opens October 24th.

To learn more about Predicate Academy, visit their website, blog or Facebook page!

Predicate Academypredicate
230 Village Center Drive,  Logan NJ