If you are looking for family entertainment, the Madison Public Library has plenty to offer for children from birth to age 12 and their families. While school is out on Friday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m., children from birth to age 12 and their care givers can enjoy the award-winning folk singer, Daria. She shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk music traditions. Her performance will introduce unique authentic instruments and will allow the audience to take part in playing them - from Buffalo and Pueblo drums to shékeres. Registration is not required for this free program.

In addition to storytimes for young children on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., entertainers on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and activities for school-aged children on Friday afternoons at 3:45 p.m., the Library is offering two events for parents. On Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m., join Join Sue Connelly, professor of children's literature and school media specialist. Her presentation, Beyond Dora and Disney: Great Picture Books to Share with your Children, will provide a look at some new favorites that are guaranteed to entice your youngsters from birth through age 8 and instill a love for reading.

"We are an essential community resource and are committed to providing a wide range of services and for children as well as those who care for them," states Lee.

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On Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m., the Library is hosting a Nursery School Fair. Parents of prospective pre-school children will have the opportunity to meet representatives and gather information from Madison area schools and day care centers.
For a full schedule of program opportunities for specific ages and times,  please see our website at www.rosenet.org/library, call the library at 973-377-0722 or stop by and pick up our flyers.

All programs are free and registration is not required; however, space is limited. Priority will be given to Madison residents. Space permitting, nonresidents are welcome to attend programs.