Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Kits for Teens.  Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up an awesome new craft kit to do at home every week.  For more information and registration, visit

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Saturdays.  Pick-up a craft project you can do at home!  While supplies last.  One craft kit per child.  For all ages.  Reserve your kit each week at

Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. - 2021 Winter Reading Challenge Registration begins– Join our annual challenge and read at least 620 minutes in January for a chance to win a prize!  All children and teens that complete the program will receive a certificate and goodie bag.  Open to all ages:  babies to adults.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.  Register at

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Holiday Ornament Contest for Children and Teens – Submissions accepted from December 1-8 / Public Viewing and Voting from December 9 – January 5 – Children and Teens can submit an original ornament to decorate the Children’s Room.  The ornament that gets the most votes will receive a prize!  For more information, visit

Holiday Ornament Contest for Adults – Nutley adults are invited to create an ornament to hang on the library’s holiday tree.  Use common craft items such as fabric, paint and glitter and/or natural materials to create a unique ornament for the Nutley community to enjoy.  All religious/cultural/seasonal expressions are welcome.  Ornaments must be no larger than 5 inches in width or height.  Bring your ornaments into the library on Tuesday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, December 1, 8 and 15 at 10:00 a.m. – Babygarten - Children and caregivers enjoy books, rhymes and playtime in our online story time!  For children ages 23 months and under.  Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password.

Wednesday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. – Children’s Healthy Story Time – Join Shop-Rite dietician Stephanie Bini for fun stories and follow along as she makes a tasty treat in this virtual story time!  For ages 2-5.  Sign-up at to receive recipe and ingredients list, Zoom program link and password.

Fridays, December 4, 11 and 18 at 10:30 a.m. – Join us each Friday for special online story times featuring stories, music, yoga, crafts and more!  For ages 2-5.  Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password

Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. – Joe Fischer’s Virtual Holiday Magic Show.  Our annual holiday magic show like you’ve never seen at before!  A festive program for all ages.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.  Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password.

Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. – Nutley Museum on-line tour with Museum Director, John Simko.  Take an on-line Zoom tour with Nutley Museum Director, John Simko!  John will spotlight the Annie Oakley collection and other select items featured throughout the museum.  Projects by the Nutley Historical Society will also be highlighted.  To view the program, you must register in advance at

Monday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. – Chesstronauts – Learn how to play chess with the Chesstronauts in a fun online workshop!  All skill levels welcome.  For grades 3-8.  Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password.

Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons Club.  Discover the awesome world of Dungeons & Dragons at our virtual meet-up!  For grades 6-8.  Contact or 973-0667-0405 Ext. 2623 for program information and registration. 

Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a DISH!  We will then gather online to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information visit:  Sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.

Monday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Hooked on Books Reading Club – Chat about a book, play games and just hang out in our virtual meet-up!  For students in grades 4-6.  November’s book: Crush by Svetlana Chmakova.  Please read the book prior to attending the meeting.  Sign-up at: to receive Zoom program link and password.

Thursday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m. – Meet up on-line with LEGO fans and work on a basic building challenge using bricks available in your home.  Recommended for grades K-5.  Sign up at to receive Zoom program link and password.



Wednesday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Take & Make Fingerpainting.  Ring in the new year by creating your own beautiful art!  Children can reserve a personal painting kit and canvas to pick up and decorate at home.  One kit per child.  While supplies last.  Registration begins December 14 at


November and December in the Display Case – Handmade Jewelry Display by Debbie D’Ambrosio.  Enjoy some unique and lovely new creations by jewelry artisan and Nutley native Debbie D’Ambrosio.  Items will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Nutley Library.



To all supporters of the Nutley Public Library:


The Friends of the Nutley Public Library hope that you and your family are staying safe and well during this pandemic.  It has changed everyone’s lives, but we are proud that the Nutley Library Staff has bounced back and is ready, willing and able to serve the townspeople of Nutley.  The library has regular hours when patrons can do contact-free pick up of books they have ordered and other times when the library is open for patrons to enter and browse.  Also, there are many virtual programs available for children, teens and adults.  Check the library website for details and be sure you are included on the Friends e-mail list. 


The Friends of the Library have been meeting virtually, our big topic being fundraising.  We were unable to conduct our April and October Book Sales this year.  We missed doing these activities, as we missed seeing all of you.  These have been our two biggest yearly fund raisers.  We did manage to fund all the summer reading programs, and are sponsoring other virtual programs as well.


But, we need YOUR help.  Please consider making a donation to the Friends. All of the money we collect goes directly to enhance the library’s offerings, particularly for children.  You can make your check to the Friends of the Nutley Public Library and mail to Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ  07110, attention Friends of the Library or deliver it to the library.


If you prefer, you can visit the Friends website page at and contribute through PayPal or by credit card.


While public funding covers the library’s basic operating expenses, the Friends funding allows the library to offer some really special activities enjoyed by many.  Your tax deductible donation will help us continue to sponsor all the wonderful programs and events we in Nutley have come to expect.  Your generosity will be appreciated and thank you in advance for your consideration.