Roselle Library To Kick Off Summer With A Bang

ROSELLE — Young and old alike are invited to make some noise at the Roselle Public Library. Join Emmy Award-winning musician, Richard Reiter at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26 as he guides the community in a Spiritual Drum Circle Workshop. Reiter provides a wide range of drums and percussion instruments and participants will learn to express themselves and communicate through rhythms and sounds.

Beginning with this event, the “Dream Big Family Series” will feature a speaker who will discuss aspirations and achievements. Kicking off the program on June 26 is Mayor Jamel Holley, who will introduce the drum program and speak of his own dreams and his hopes for Roselle.

“The library is as much about building a solid community as it is about reading and informing our citizens,” says Holley. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this program that encourage people to gather together to drive home a positive message about Roselle.”

The “Dream Big Family Series” is just one of many programs being offered at the Roselle Library this summer. Beginning on July 2, there will be programs for children and teens from storytimes, crafts, games, creative movement, movies and more. Visit or stop in at the library to pick up a brochure and a complete calendar of events.

In addition to the many activities that the library is offering, children and teens can join the Summer Reading Program throughout July and August. Participants must sign up for the program in person starting June 26. Children are asked to record reading time and they earn prizes based on the number of hours they read. Teens record the number of pages they read, write two book reviews and earn tickets to enter a drawing for several prizes including gift cards and the grand prize, a Kindle e-book reader.

“Kids who continue reading and exercising their minds during the summer gain such an edge over those who don’t. We want it to be fun, not overwhelming so we break it down into small increments of time. This way, kids can see how much they accomplish just by committing to reading for 15 minutes per day,” said Library Director Tammy Lee.

The Roselle Public Library is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except Thursday, when it closes at 6 p.m.), and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-908-245-5809, or visit All programs are free. Space is limited; Roselle residents will be given priority.

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