We Love the Mahwah Library - Anne & Russell P.

We Love the Mahwah Library

"We’ve been coming here for about 13 years, at least 12 years. 

At first, we would come for different classes, story time with the Children’s Librarian.  When Russell was young we did story time and Spanish class.  The only thing I remember is the places that we went for them but I don’t remember what we did.  I remember decorating gingerbread cookies with too much candy on it.  We went into that room for the programs with all the animals and concerts with Kurt Gallagher which was a blast for them. We remember storytime with the bunnies too – that was so much fun.

Our favorite thing about the library is – well for him probably the video games, and for Hannah, doing the classes downstairs with her friends, and the painting programs.  Coming home with a bag full of books, they would come home and read on the bed for about an hour.  Hannah used to log the most hours for any kid for the whole summer.

Honestly, from the youngest age Hannah did the summer reading, it made it so exciting to read all summer.  This girl would come in and get a bag of books a week and to she would go through each one, a love of reading.  For him too knowing that he will have quiet time on his own, at school it is different, it is rushed.

When I grew up the library was just a functional place but here it has been a place where there is always something really exciting and fun, couldn’t wait to come to the animals shows and sign up for the battle chefs.  Now that she is old enough to walk after school, they feel grown up but you know that they are coming to a safe place. I love this place, it has been the best thing about moving to Mahwah."

- Anne & Russell P., patrons since 2006

If you enjoy the Children's Library as much as Anne and her family - check out the Children's Library calendar of events. We have storytimes, early literacy, classes, arts & crafts and more for children of all ages.



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