Events and Activities for Children, Teens, Families

Starting July 1st through August 19th

Events and Activities for Children, Teens, Families

Starting July 1st through August 19th

Events for
Children & Families

Story Times, Reading Groups, and Family Nights!

Virtual Cartooning Class: Let's Draw Ocean Cartoons, ages 8 & up

Monday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.

Illustrator Rick Stromoski's popular Virtual Cartooning Class returns this summer! This time, children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to learn how to draw ocean cartoons to go along with our summer reading theme of "Oceans of Possibilities."

Vineland Public Library and Cumberland County Library will present "Let's Draw Ocean Cartoons" with award-winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski. Learn how to draw a variety of sea creatures!

The program will be held via Zoom. Please have lots of paper and pencils or pens handy! If you prefer, your child can join us in the Children's Event Room to watch the Zoom program on our big screen-- HOWEVER, Mr. Stromoski may not be able to interact with the children as easily as he can if they're logging in separately. Children who attend the program at the library will be provided with paper and pencils.

This virtual program is being jointly funded by the Vineland Public Library through a Community Development Block Grant and the Cumberland County Library.

The Vineland Public Library is hosting the program on Zoom. The cost for this license is being paid for by American Rescue Plan Act funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Family Magic Show, All Ages

Tuesday, July 12, 6-7 p.m.

Magician Ken Northridge will perform a magic show featuring music, comedy and a live rabbit!

This program is being funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the City of Vineland.

Preschool Story Time, Wednesday starting July 13

July 13, 20 & 27 / August 3, 10 & 17 from 10-10:45 a.m

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to Preschool Story Time. Enjoy stories, songs and other fun activities and/or crafts geared towards children ages 3-5.

Craft supplies are funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the City of Vineland.

Baby / Toddler Story Time, Fridays starting July 15

July 15, 22 and 29 / August 5, 12 & 19 from 10-10:45 a.m

Children ages 3 & younger and their caregivers are invited to Baby/Toddler Story Time.

Enjoy stories, songs and other fun activities geared towards children ages 3 & younger.

Reading Club for Ages 6-8, Thursdays starting July 14

July 14, 21, 28 / August 4, 11, 18 from 2-3 p.m.

JOIN US FOR STORIES, ACTIVITIES, LEGOS AND/OR CRAFTS related to the theme "Oceans of Possibilites." Themes for each week are listed below. Please select all of the dates that you will attend. While these programs are targeted for ages 6-8 years old, you may register a child of a different age if you think these programs are more appropriate for them.

Reading Club for Ages 9 & up, Select Mondays

July 18, 25 / August 8 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories, crafts, and other fun activities geared towards children ages 9 & up.

Family Night: Under A Sea of Discovery, All Ages

Tuesday, July 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Join storyteller Laura Kaighn for a program of ocean fun and sea facts. Discover living coral, mysterious deep-sea creatures, seals, manatees, and the legends of mermaids, sea serpents and the Kraken through hands-on experiments! This program is funded by the Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland. Information from this form will be shared with Monarch Family Success Center so that they can continue funding programs like these.

Family Night: Hula Dancing, All Ages

Tuesday, July 21 from 6-7 p.m.

Take a mini-trip to the Pacific Ocean and enjoy an interactive celebration of Hawaiian hula dancing with library volunteer Vicki Yeager.

Virtual Cartooning Class: Let's Draw Dinosaurs, ages 8 & up

Monday, August 1 from 2-3 p.m.

Illustrator Rick Stromoski's popular Virtual Cartooning Class returns for a second time this summer! This time, children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to learn how to draw dinosaurs!

Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland will present "Let's Draw Dinosaurs" with award-winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski. Learn how to draw all things Jurassic!

The program will be held via Zoom. Please have lots of paper and pencils or pens handy! If you prefer, your child can join us in the Children's Event Room to watch the Zoom program on our big screen-- HOWEVER, Mr. Stromoski may not be able to interact with the children as easily as he can if they're logging in separately. Children who attend the program at the library will be provided with paper and pencils.

This virtual program is being funded by the Inspira Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland. Information provided is shared with the Monarch Family Success Center of Vineland to help them continue to receive funding to provide programs like this for the community.

The Vineland Public Library is hosting the program on Zoom. The cost for this license is being paid for by American Rescue Plan Act funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Family Night: Board Game Night, All Ages

Tuesday, August 16 from 6-7 p.m.

Play board and card games! Children ages 12 & younger will win a prize.



Events for
Teens

Activities, events, and programs for teens ages 13-18.

Animation Basics Class

Thursdays, July 14, 21 and 28 / August 4, 11 and 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,  Teen Room, ages 13-18

Interested in how to get started as an animator? Want to learn the secrets of how your favorite cartoons come to life? Join Library Volunteers Lexi Rodriguez and Izabel Garcillano as they show you the basic skills to be an animator, from making model sheets of your own characters to creating storyboards! This program is most beneficial to participants who can attend every week.

Week 1 (July 14)
Draw yourself in different styles and learn about how this medium came to be the form of entertainment we know and love today!

Week 2 (July 21)
Make a model sheet for your own character and learn about the importance of good character design!

Week 3 (July 28)
What is storyboarding? How do you do it? Come find out!

Week 4 (August 4)
Pair up and make a mini stop-motion film!

Week 5 (August 11)
Show off your stop-motion film and chill out with some animated short films!

Week 6 (August 18)
Celebrate your hard work with Kahoot! Win prizes!

Improv Program

Wednesday, July 13,  4-6 p.m., Teen Room

Teens are invited to show off their improv skills! We will have fun prompts available for those wishing to improvise fun scenes with the group.

Epic Debates Program

Wednesday, July 20, 4-6 p.m., Teen Room, ages 13-18

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join us to debate some fun topics.
 

Teen "Smoothie" House

Wednesday, July 27, 4-6 p.m., Community Event Room, ages 13-18

Teens are invited to perform at our "Smoothie" House, which is a Coffeehouse with cold beverages for the summer! Read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, or show off any talent you have! Or, just enjoy the show and some delicious snacks!

Parkour Basics

Wednesday, August 3, 4-5 p.m., Community Event Room, ages 13-18

Teens are invited to wear comfortable clothes and learn the basics of parkour on an indoor obstacle course with instructors from Pinnacle Parkour of Washington Township. This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the City of Vineland.

Multi-Holiday Party

Wednesday, August 10, 4-6 p.m., Community Event Room, ages 13-18

Make up for lost time and celebrate holidays that you missed during Lockdown! Come in a Halloween Costume, bring a gift for a White Elephant exchange ($5 value or less), watch fireworks on the big screen, ring in the New Year, and go on an Egg Hunt!

Escape Room

August 17, 4-6 p.m., Community Event & Teen rooms, ages 13-18

Teens are invited to solve a series of puzzles for prizes to “escape” from the library!