Upcoming Events

  • Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story"

    Date:Sat, Jun 20 - Sat, Aug 22
    Time:12:00 am

    This Summer’s Reading Program:  Imagine Your Story will be 6/20 – 8/22.  It will be virtual via READsquared.com.
    We will offer incentives to encourage children from 5-18 years of age, to read and complete fun, educational activities.
    We will have two Summer Reading Programs:  Children (age 5-12) and Teens (13-18).
    Families may enroll in either beginning Saturday 6/20.  Children and Teens will be able to log their reading, earn digital badges, and be able to win prizes and certificates using READsquared’s user-friendly online interface. Through READsquared, registered children and families will also have access to appropriate reading lists, play on-line games, and complete virtual escape rooms and challenges.  Anyone with a CDPL library card can register for this fun program.  Get started here:    http://dillonlibrary.readsquared.com
    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device, the library can print reading logs and activity sheets upon request. For more information, contact Maria Provini at (908) 234-2325 x107 or email mprovini@dillonlibrary.org
  • Middle School Virtual Book Club - Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

    Date:Wed, Aug 19
    Time:4:00 pm

    Sign up here!

    Please join us via Zoom for a discussion and some trivia  of Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher.  Shadow Spinner is a gripping histrical fiction book that puts its own spin on 1oo1  Arabian Nights.

    Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day—providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan’s story begins.

    It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories—ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, Marjan is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, coaxing strangers to tell her stories and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. Marjan, who had been just a quiet spinner of tales when the story began, becomes the center of a story more surprising than she ever imagined.

    If you need a copy of the book please email mprovini@dillonlibrary.org and there is an ebook copy available in Cloud Library. Open to kids and teens aged 10 and up.

    Don’t forget to sign up here!