Kids Create

Fairy House Workshop

Kids made their own fairy houses with the help of Therese Ojibway, creator of the South Mountain Fairy Trail.


Make a Spin Art Machine

Everyone loves our Art Spinner project! Here are directions so you can make your own Spin Art Machine: Spin Art Machine Directions

Andrew's Tree House

A Gift for Everyone

When Maplewoodian Treasure Cohen turned 70 this year, she thought about what she wanted for her birthday. She had a house filled with stuff, so instead of receiving gifts, she decided that this was the year that she wanted to give back. Read more….

Andrew's Tree House

Come Play with Andrew’s Treehouse

This Treehouse was given to the children of Maplewood as a birthday present by the Cohen family in memory of their grandson, Andrew.  

Summer Reading Club Is Underway: Build a Better World!

Get inspired this summer!  Make the world a little better  through community projects,  activities, writing, and reading. Make your brain a better place…READ! Come in, sign-up, get your reading log, make a mobile, and start earning prizes!

Kids Speak Out: Art & Poetry Exhibition

On Display in the Children’s Room throughout February is art and poetry by SOMSD elementary school students. You will find Black-Out Poetry inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, art work inspired by famous African Americans, and poetry about race, justice, identity, and Black History. (more…)

See Pictures from Click, Clack, Surprise!

On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin, the dynamic team who brought us Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type , Diary of a Worm and other great titles, visited the Maplewood Library and shared their new book! Click here to see pictures from this fabulous afternoon!

Sesame Street Comes to the Maplewood Library

A new animated film, “The Library Song,” was released October 14 on the Sesame Studios YouTube channel.  Created by Maplewood residents Justin Simonich and Tom Placke, it was filmed at Maplewood Library’s own Children’s Room.  Take a look!




Check Out the Zoo!

No admission required for this zoo! Check out local Maplewood 3rd grader’s imaginative Stuffed Animal Zoo display in the Children’s Room. You’ll see lions, tigers, and around 15 or so pink bears! Swing on by to catch a glimpse before it’s gone!