Toddler Time Begins Fall Season

Toddler Time is a program planned especially for children aged 18 months to 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Due to its great popularity over the summer, we have expanded this program to weekly events. Toddler Time will now be held every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs, play with puzzles and Legos, and sometimes create a simple craft. It’s a great way to introduce your little ones to books and the library. Join us for the fun!

Spoon Man Coming on August 6th

Get ready for a fun-filled, high energy performance by Jim Cruise, otherwise known as the Spoon Man. Jim will be appearing at the Deposit State Theatre on Wednesday, August 6th. His performance is part of the library’s summer reading program. Jim is sure to tickle your funny bone as he plays the spoons, does impressions, and gets the audience on stage to become part of the act. Bring the whole family for an evening of good clean fun. (Jim promises not to use dirty silverware!) The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Family Fun Night with Robert Rivest

Are you looking for something different to do with your kids? The Deposit State Theatre is the place to be on Tuesday, July 22nd. Comedian / mime Robert Rivest is coming to town with his Science in Motion show. Rivest’s performance is sponsored by the Deposit Free Library and Senator Librous’s BOOKS program. He has plenty of entertaining tricks up his sleeve in this high energy show. You could even end up onstage! The performance begins at 5 p.m. at the State Theatre (on Front Street across from the library). All ages are welcome…and did we mention? It’s FREE! See you there!

Lumberjack Festival Book Sale

Why spend retail or even wholesale prices for your summer reading? Thousands of books for all ages and interests are yours at bargain prices! Hardcover books sell for $1.00 and paperbacks for 50 cents. You are sure to find something you’ll like. This sale is held on the library lawn…rain or shine. Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th from 10:00-4:00 and Saturday from 10:00-2:00.

Join the brand new Delaware River Writer’s Group!

Kids, are you interested in writing and publishing in the following areas:
Fiction, History, Local Interest, Essay, Poetry, Science, Nature, Fashion, Cars, Motorcycles, ATV’s, Sports, Movies, Music, Business, Comics or Health?
Then come join this group with your friends and write about your interests.
There will also be some cool rewards and incentives each week!

Summer Reading Program: Toddler Time and Storytime

Summer is rapidly approaching. This year our Summer Reading Program theme is FIZZ, BOOM, READ. Children are invited to come to the library to hear science themed stories and participate in some cool related activities. Toddler’s (18 months-3 years) will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. beginning on July 9th.
There will also be a storytime for school age children (4-7) on Thursday’s at 1:30 p.m. starting on July 10th. Students will not only enjoy making popcorn, bubbles, rockets and much more, but they will also enjoy the “guest readers.” They will recognize many familiar faces from school.
See you this summer!


Are your kids crazy about LEGOs? Then this is the place for you! The Library LEGO club will be meeting on Saturday, September 20th at 1:30. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to come and express their creativity. Children will have the option of building whatever they choose or trying to create a structure that meets the challenge of the month. All children will have a chance to share what they built with the group. Builders who best meet the challenge will also have their creations displayed in the library until the next club meeting in October. Bring your friends!

Toddlers Went Home with Gingerbread!

The homemade smell of gingerbread was wafting through the library as our toddlers repeated, “Run, run as fast as you can…you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man!” After their story, a delightful gingerbread song, and an interactive reading of another gingerbread story, the toddlers each received their own ball of homemade gingerbread playdoh! They let their creativity run wild – from hearts and flowers to their own gingerbread people. Then they each took their playdoh home with them.
If you know anyone who stays at home with children 18 months to 3 years old (give or take) please let them know about Toddler Time. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 9:00 at the Deposit Free Library.

Stories with Santa

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season approaches, take time to share the wonder of Christmas stories with your children. On Wednesday evening, December 4th Santa Claus will be visiting the Deposit Free Library at 6:30. Bring your children to hear him read classic Christmas stories along with some new holiday favorites. You may also like to bring along your camera for a picture with Santa.

Presentation by MaryEllen Decker

The Deposit Free Library was proud to host a presentation and discussion led by Board Member MaryEllen Decker on the mission of and her involvement with the Center for Donation and Transplant. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and to take home literature, and MaryEllen was able to speak on this topic in her home town for the first time.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and make the evening as wonderful as it was.