The Children’s section of the Morris Plains Library contains Picture Books (EJ), Easy Readers (ER), Juvenile Fiction (JFIC), Juvenile Non-Fiction and Young Children’s DVD’s.
We also have shelves dedicated to Young Adult books (YA), Graphic Novels (GN) and Young Adult DVD’s.
Due to Covid restrictions, we had to make the difficult decision to suspend our Wednesday Storytime for children. We will start up again as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Until then, please stop by and browse our collection for great books to take home and read to your little one.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our Library is participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. Does this sound like a lot? If you read just two books each night, you can read up to 730 books in just one year. This program is self-paced, and you may begin at any time. You may use the log sheets you’ll receive at the Library, or visit www.1000BooksBeforeKindergarten.org to download an app to log your books.
After each 100 books read, your child will receive a special sticker. We will also put their name on the display in the children’s room. If you wish, we will take their picture for the website and our Facebook page. Why not begin today? Sign up at the Circulation Desk!
YES – books read at the Library story time do count.
NO – The books do not need to be from the Morris Plains Library
Tumblebooks is a collection of interactive books for kids. It includes picture books, leveled readers, graphic novels and chapter books. Many books can be viewed in a read-along format, where each work is highlighted as it is spoken by the narrator. Click the link below and use your library card number to log in.
Other fun events are scheduled throughout the year.
Check out this list of books recently purchased for YA and Teens.
How to Make Friends with the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow
Reverie – Ryan La Sala
Solo – Kwame Alexander
Thirteen Doorways: Wolves behind them All – Laura Ruby
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
Check out these new books!
Braced – Alyson Gerber
When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will have to wear a back brace she is devastated.
Hello, Universe – Erin Entrada Kelly
Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully’s prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Ger band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.
The Serpent’s Secret – Sayantani DasGupta
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considers herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, NJ, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen.
From Hero to Zero – James Patterson
Rafe Khatchadorian takes his trouble making ways across the pond and gets lost in London!
Surrender the Key – D.J. MacHale
After he begins to see apparitions, Marcus O’Mara learns of his connection to a curse and, following clues from a ghost, discovers a locked door behind which lie the unfinished stories of the dead– and only he has the key.
Also, look at these books recommended by the Young Adult Library Services Association.