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.
Build a Better Snack Machine
- 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.
- 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.
Click here for a full list of Children’s classes and events at the Library
The Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library has great programs for kids of all ages. Here is a look at what’s going on at the library this September.
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for each age group
- Wiggles and Giggles: ages 0-2 ~Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m.
- Toddler Storytime: ages 2-3 ~ Mondays and Fridays 10:30-11:00a.m.
- Preschool Storytime: ages 4-5 ~ Thursdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Kids Yoga with Instructor Tara Kron. Please come with your own mat
- Saturdays Sept. 10th and 24th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for ages 6-12
Crazy Cool Creations Calming Crafts
Take a break from homework for a relaxing afternoon in the MakerStudio Jr. making stress balls and decorating notebooks. Notebooks not required, but you may bring your own
- Thursday, Sept. 22nd 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. for ages 6-12
- Tuesday, Sept. 14th 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. for ages 9-12
For the full calendar of September events at the library click here. Some programs require advance registration. To register for programs click here.
If you’re at home with your little ones and looking for a fun outing on weekday mornings, be sure to take advantage of Story Time at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library. All classes are at 10:30 a.m., but Story Time is separated into three different sessions, each with age appropriate stories, songs, activities and crafts:
- Wiggles & Giggles Storytime (Ages 0-2) meets Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. in the children’s area
- Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3) meets Mondays and Fridays at 10:30a.m. in Meeting Room B
- Pre-school Storytime (Ages 4-5) meets Thursdays at 10:30a.m. in Meeting Room B
For more information on these and other Children’s Programs at the library visit www.gcls.org/calendar/childrens-programs or contact Loretta Lisowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classic game of Candyland is coming to life, and it’s bigger than ever! Life Sized Candyland is back at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library! Bring the whole family on Saturday, April 5th for an exciting new twist on this old favorite.
Each participant becomes a game piece on the life sized game board. All ages are welcome and children 12 and under will receive a special treat at each of the Candyland character stations on the board.
Players are welcome to stop in any time between 12:30 and 4:00 p.m. to participate.
Over 200 players participated last year, so be sure to register here to ensure your family’s spot in this one of a kind event.
Know someone who can’t get enough of Minecraft? They won’t want to miss this new addition to the Afterschool Tween Zone at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library.
The Minecraft Club will meet monthly, beginning Tuesday March 18th from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 should bring their own devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc.) with their own Minecraft account. Monthly challenges will be offered to design in creative mode.
Visit www.gcls.org for more information.
Written by: Stefanie Parker
The classic family game of Candyland is coming to life this April at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library. Bring your family members and an open mind because every person plays as their own game piece in this Life-Sized Candyland Game! It’s an exciting twist on an already legendary game.
All ages are welcome and children 12 and under will receive a special treat at each of the character stations on the board. Both board game experts and beginners are invited to participate in Life-Sized Candyland. The whole family is invited!
The games will take place on Saturday, April 27th, and players are welcome to come by at any point between 1:30 and 4:30 to participate.
Register here to ensure your family’s spot in this one of a kind event.
Kids ages 2-8 can bring their stuffed animals to the library for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover this week!
The sleepover will be held at Mullica Hill Branch of the Gloucester Country Library and will begin at 4:30pm on Tuesday, Jan. 29th.
Bring your (2nd favorite) stuffed animal to hear bedtime stories and then tuck them in to bed for a night with their friends at the library.
Come back to pick them up on Wednesday at 4:30p.m. and find out what they’ve been up to all night!!
Registration is requested. To sign up, click here.
The PAWS therapy pets will be dressed in holiday costumes when they visit the Gloucester County Library this month for the PAWS HOWL-a-day Visit!
PAWS (Pet Assistance Volunteer Visitation Services) is a group of volunteers who bring their specially trained therapy dogs to libraries. Children can read to the animals in 15 minute sessions.
Join PAWS for a HOWL-a-day Visit at the Mullica Hill Branch on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30pm or at the Logan Branch on Tuesday, December 18th.
Advance registration and parental permission slip is required. Contact the Youth Services Department at 856-223-6029.