Children's Room 


Please be advised:

Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to protect the high-risk populations that we serve as well as minimize the potential exposure/transmission of COVID-19, the Borough of Fair Lawn has requested that the library close to the public starting Friday March 13 with a tentative reopening date of Monday March 23rd. All scheduled community meetings, programs and events are to be cancelled until March 31. Please check our website for updates.


The Children's Department is compiling a list of recommended podcasts! Click below to see our suggestions so far.

Have a favorite but don't see it on the list? Click below to recommend it!

Continuous Programs

No registration is required for these programs.


Homework Help

Mondays, October -April                     Cancelled Feb. 17

3:30-5:30 pm                                          Grades K-Up

Does homework give you headaches?  We are here to help! Members of the Fair Lawn High School National Honor Society will be on-hand to answer all your questions.  Bring whatever you are working on. 
Please note: program is cancelled  when either the library or the schools are closed.

After School Specials     

Tuesdays, Feb. 4-Mar. 31                    Cancelled Feb. 18

4:00-4:45 pm                                        Grades K-Up

Chill out after a long day in school at the library in this fun-filled program.  Please note:  Program is cancelled when either the library or the schools are closed.  February's theme will be "Fun with Fitness" , while in March we will explore "Unsolved Mysteries"

February 4th- Yoga

February 11th- Martial Arts

February 25th- CrossFit


Select Thursdays           Jan. 16, Feb. 6 & 20, Mar. 5 & 19
4:00-4:45 pm                  Grades K-Up

Kids are invited to come & join other Lego enthusiasts to build using the library's massive Lego collection.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Select Fridays                  Feb. 7 & 21, March 6 & 20 

3:30-4:30 pm                   Grades 3-6

Play D&D with other enthusiasts.  You provide the imagination, we'll provide the dice!


Family Trivia Night

Select Wednesdays Feb. 5 & Mar. 15   

6:30-7:30 pm                    Grades K-Up with family

Are you the smartest family in Fair Lawn? Find out in this Family-Feud style trivia night. No registration is required.

Board Game Night

Select Wednesdays Feb. 19 & Mar. 18   

7:00-8:00 pm                      Grades 1-6

Kids can have low-tech fun as we break out some board games both old and new. 

February/March Activites

Family Craft

Saturday, February 1

3:00-4:00 pm            Grades K-6

Families will work together to build wooden Valentine candy boxes courtesy of Home Depot. Registration is required.


Family Trivia Night                        Wednesday, February 5 & March 4                

 6:30-7:30 PM   Grades K-Up with Family

Are you the smartest family in Fair Lawn? Find out in this Family-Feud style trivia night. No registration is required.


Valentine Party

Sunday, February 9

3:00-4:00 pm      All Ages

The Fair Lawn Library Teen Advisory Board will present a sweet program filled with non-mushy valentine games, crafts,             

and fun. No registration is required.


Train Time
Sunday, February 16  All Ages
1:15 Free Build & Play 

3:00 Stories and Craft       
Build massive tracks & play with other train fans before train-themed stories and a craft.
No registration is required.

February Break Activities

Tuesday, February 18 Grades K-Up

No Registration


President Bingo          11:00-11:45 am           

Celebrate President’s Day by playing bingo on a board featuring past American presidents.


Movie Matinee                3:00-4:30 pm

Watch Playing with Fire on the library’s big-screen projector. (no food please!)

Holi Celebration                                          Sunday, March 8                                     

2:00-3:00 PM                           All Ages      Families of all ages are invited to explore the Indian festival of colors with games and activities. No registration is required.


St. Patty’s Party
Monday, March 16                        
2:30-3:30 pm                       Grades K-Up

Early dismissal? No problem! Come to the library for some St. Patty’s fun and games. No registration is required.


Family Camp-In
Thursday, March19
6:30-7:30 pm All Ages with an adult partner

Celebrate the first day of spring as we have an indoor camping adventure right here in the library. No registration is required.


Maker’s Day
Saturday, March 21
Afternoon                     All Ages

We will be offering a pre-K with parent, as well as an older kid activity TBA. Check back at the     library or look at the website for more information





Family Zumba

Thursday Evenings 7:00-7:45 pm

February 6-March 12   Grades K-up

Grab your sneakers and workout clothes and come to exercise with Mom & Dad, all while dancing and having fun. No registration.

Disney Day

Sunday, March 22    All Ages                3:00-4:00 pm                     

Explore the world of Disney movies as the Fair Lawn    Library Teen Advisory Board offers fun games and related activities. No registration is required.

Activities for older kids grades 3-6

Registration is required for both events


Understanding the Underground Railroad

Saturday, Feb. 22     2:30-3:30 pm

Hop on board as we celebrate Black History Month by learning all about the journey to freedom.

Immigration Simulation

Saturday, March 14     3:00-4:00 pm

Experience what the journey to (and through) Ellis Island would have been like with realistic re-enactment activities.

Book Discussion Groups 

Register in the Children's Department

All book club members read the same book and meet monthly for a discussion.  Titles are available for check-out at the circulation desk.  Actual dates will be emailed upon request 

The Chapter Club Grades 2 & 3*

One monthly meeting Thursday from 4-5 pm

Readers Rock Grades 3* & 4

One monthly meeting Thursday from 4-5 pm

The Bookworm Club  Grades 5 & 6 

One monthly meeting Mondays from 7:15-8:15 pm

*3rd graders can choose between the Chapter Club or Readers Rock based on reading level.

Therapy Dog Program

sign up for a 10 minute reading time

Meet Lily

Lily is a friendly Newfoundland who loves to listen to stories!  She would love to meet you and be your fluffy pillow while you read!

Mondays once a month from 6:30pm-7:30pm

January 27, March 16, April 20, May 11


Meet Rosie

Rosie is a soft and cuddly Goldendoodle who loves books and kids!

Saturdays once a month from 11:00am-12:00pm

January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16

Rabbi Dina Shargel of Fair Lawn Jewish Center Congregation B'nai Israel


Tot Music & Me

Thursday, March 26, 2020

11:15-11:45 am @ the Fair Lawn Library

Ages 6mos. -5 yrs. with an adult partner

Please Register in the Children's Room

Magical Melodies 


Sunday March 15    Ages 0-6

2:00-2:45 pm


Join us for an interactive musical extravaganza! With songs, dancing, guitar and trombone playing. 

This program is sponsored by:

Super Librarian saves
the Fair Lawn Library!

Click below to see the whole thing caught on film!

Rest in peace, Jersey Girl.

Thank you for your 9 years of Therapy Dog service. We'll all miss you at the library.

 We are now a part of the BCCLS wide

 initiative:1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Click Here to find out more! 

Contact Us!

Children's Department:

Head of Children's Services:
Kate Nafz,


10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Tel: 201-796-3400 


Reference: 2

Children's: 3

Circulation: 4

Pine Gallery 5


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