Early Literacy

Registration for all of our Early Literacy events is required, aside from weekly storytime.
Click here to register through the Events Calendar
Otherwise, please call us at 973-227-3575 or email ffpl@ffpl.org to register.
*NEW* Click here to see our Summer Events for Children

Storytime & Special Events

Book Babies (Birth – 3yr): Every Tuesday at 10:15am
Pre-K Storytime (3 – 5yr): Every Monday at 2pm & every Thursday at 4pm
Evening Storytime PreK-K+Every Tuesday at 6:30pm

Gymboree Play & Music
Select Mondays at 10:15am: July 15 & August 12

West Essex Music Together @ FFPL
Mondays at 7pm – Pajama Party: July 1 & August 5
Fridays at 10:15am: July 19 & August 2

Turtle Dance Music: “Space! The Cosmos” (PreK – 1st): Friday, July 12th at 2pm
Join Mr. Matt for a fun sensory dance party which celebrates all things outer space!

YoBoo Pre-K Storytime: Monday, July 29th at 2pm
Fit4Kids presents a blend of storytime and yoga! Your preschooler will enjoy stories as well as easy stretches, all led by a certified yoga instructor.

Music & Movement with Miss Jolie
Move & Groove on the Moon (Pre-K): Monday, August 5th at 2pm

NJ Audubon Presents StorywalkTM (PreK-K): Wednesday, August 7th at 11am
This special interactive storytime divides a book into nature stations to get you and your child walking and exploring!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

WHO CAN REGISTER? Any child who has not yet entered Kindergarten and whose family has an up-to-date Fairfield library card (Paid memberships included) can sign up for this program.
WHAT DO I DO? Upon registration, you will receive an information package with First 100 Books log, book lists, and more! Simply continue reading to your child and log each title. You can even repeat titles – repetition promotes letter and word recognition. At each hundred-book milestone, bring your child into the library to receive a small incentive.
WHEN ARE WE FINISHED? The program ends when your child has reached 1,000 books! The grand prize is a beautiful personalized book caddy! At 900 books, you will contact Miss Jaime, the Youth Services Librarian, to choose your child’s grand prize design.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Logs
You can retrieve all logs at the Fairfield Library or download and print the PDF files from below.

*NOTE: Please contact Miss Jaime BEFORE completing 900 – 1,000, as the grand prize must be chosen by the caregiver and ordered by the library in advance.