For the s held at Crane Park Sunday, hundreds of residents were treated to the music of the Stephanie White Band, the entertainment of magician David Corsaro and some fine Italian cooking and delicious cookies, courtesy of and Great American Cookies.
In addition to the free food, all other activities were also provided free of charge, courtesy of the library and their sponsors, , International LLC, the Friends of the West Caldwell Public Library, and Samuel Klein & Company.
In between the music, magic and food, library staff and volunteers stationed themselves around , offering face painting, crafts and carnival games, while the Friends of the West Caldwell Public Library gave away free books and offered a free drawing for a computer printer.
"This year's event was once again a very successful day and the weather cooperated. We estimated over 300 people participated in the activities and enjoyed the yummy food generously donated by Gennaro's Cucina. The lines at the face painting were long, and kept our artists busy," said Library Director April Judge.
"Many thanks go out to to the volunteers and staff who assisted, including Robert Masella of the West Caldwell Recreation Department, Matthew Graziosa and Vincent Christopher, members of the Township's Event Staff and various police officers. We look forward to offering the community another fun-filled day at Crane Park next August," Judge added.
Upcoming events at the library include a Children's Puppet Show on Tuesday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 and up, a Lego Workshop on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:45 p.m., and various Story Time programs for children through 2nd grade that begin the week of Sept. 10.
Registration for all the Story Time series begins on Monday, August 27. For more information or to register, visit the library's website or call the Youth Services Department at 973-226-5441.