The library offers an array of programs for children and teens. Most library programs are restricted to Margaret E. Heggan cardholders in good standing (Library policy 8.5). Margaret E. Heggan library primarily serves the residents of Washington Township and 97% of our library funding comes from Washington Township taxpayers. For more information on who can get a library card, visit follow this link.

Preschool Programs
Preschool Programs
A twenty-minute active storytime for 0-24 months that focuses on using lap rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement, as well as very short stories.

An all-ages storytime featuring family-friendly stories, songs, and fun!

Experience and explore different art mediums with your toddler or preschooler. Best for ages 2-5. Dress for a mess!

This is a fun-filled twenty-minute session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. This program is appropriate for children ages 6-36 months and their caregivers.

A thirty-minute music- and dance-based storytime for ages 36 months and up.

Join us to explore some gross science! A picture book and some science activities based around a gross science theme.

A storytime for children ages 36 months and up, filled with songs, stories, and general silliness.

An all-ages, special Saturday storytime featuring family-friendly stories, songs, and fun!

Stop in for 45 minutes of free play with some of our developmentally appropriate toys, a sensory art center (be ready for some mess), and a short story! Meet new friends and take an opportunity to connect with other caregivers. Ages birth through age 5 with caregiver.

A thirty-minute non-traditional, active storytime based around movements, parachute play, gross motor play for 24-36 months. Will take place in Children’s room.

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School Age Programs
School Age Programs
Grades K-5. Join us as each month as we learn about a famous artist or illustrator, explore their techniques, and give their art style a try ourselves!

Grades K-5, beginning in October. Get to know some of the library’s new books, chat about your favorite books, give suggestions about books the library should have…and eat snacks!

A monthly afternoon craft geared to kids in grades K through 5.

All ages. Bring your family to the library for an evening of LEGO making fun!

Grades K-5. Explore some gross science!

Grades K-5. Quick and fun STEAM activities for kids! Take your kit to go or work on it at a designated table in the library. Books on the monthly topic will be on display.

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All Age Programs
All Age Programs
All ages are invited to join us to watch a family-friendly movie in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your comfy blankets, cushions and stuffed animals if you want to get cozy! Chairs and popcorn will be provided.

Would you like to meet other homeschooling families. Get to know other homeschool families, see what the library has to offer, and give us some feedback on how we can serve you. Legos, board games, and an easy craft will be available for children.

A monthly event supporting neurodivergent families, including those with children who are diagnosed with autism, those with expressive language disorders, those who are developmentally or intellectually disabled, those who are typical, and more. We will read a few stories and give patrons a chance to interact with other families. Accommodating materials include diverse seating (bean bags, rocking chairs, and squishy seats), noise canceling headphones (patrons are also encouraged to bring their own), dimmed lighting, fidgets, a sensory break corner, and more.

A monthly event supporting neurodivergent families, including those with children who are diagnosed with autism, those with expressive language disorders, those who are developmentally or intellectually disabled, those who are typical, and more. Stop in to try out our sensory table and use some of other sensory items (including balance beam, tunnel, fidgets, and more) and hang out with other patrons in a safe and accepting environment.

Read to a dog or cat! For registration, please call or visit the library.

*Program sponsored by funds from the Level Up Your Library Grant. The Level Up Your Library mini-grants programs is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ. LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.

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