Children's Services News

"EVERY HERO HAS A STORY" 2015 CHILDREN'S SUMMER READING CLUB

Summer Reading Club begins on Thursday, June 18th!  Visit KENNEDY or WESTERGARD and register for a fun-filled summer.  The Children's Club is open to all Piscataway children from birth through those entering Grade 6.Image result for every hero has a story summer reading

 

 

THANK YOU!

Piscataway Public Library’s Children’s Services would like to thank the Friends of the Piscataway Library for their continued support of Children’s Services especially children’s programming and our Summer Reading Club.  

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their support of our “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” 2014 Summer Reading Club: 

Applebee’s Restaurant - Branchburg Sports Complex -  Cedar Grove Catering - China Magic - Chipotle Grill - Dominick’s Pizza - Dunkin Donuts - Fontainbleau Diner - Fratelli’s Pizzeria - Hometown Buffet - IHOP Restaurant - Investors Bank - Let’s YO! - LongHorn Steakhouse - Olive Garden Restaurant - Papa John’s - Petrucci’s Ice Cream - Philly Pretzel Factory (Piscataway location) - Quick Chek - Red Lobster Restaurant - Ricochet Health and Racquet Center - Romano’s Pizza - Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium - Stelton Lanes - Target - T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant - Tresses Hair Studio

 

SUMMER READING CLUB VOLUNTEERING AT THE LIBRARY 

Ages 11-18 years

There are no more openings available for our summer reading club volunteer program.

 

READING BUDDIES

for Children entering grades 1 - 3

This program pairs children with teens for some special reading time.

WEDNESDAYS, July 8 - August 5 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - KENNEDY

This program is now full.

 

 

 

THE SANDBOX BLOG

Our blog is specially-designed for kids and parents!   We also encourage Piscataway kids to submit their own creative writing. Be on the lookout for special contests as well.  Visit our blog The Sandbox, at pplkids.wordpress.com.to learn more!

Nafia Ahmed, Age 8

 

 

 

 

Check out our storytimes for children by clicking on STORYTIMES above in the left hand corner!

Mammal Mania - Nature's Heroes - presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out fun facts about them.  Image result for wallaby tales eyes of the wild

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

"Heroes and their Stories" Magic Show presented by Magician Jim Vagias

07/16/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Magician Jim Vagias and his trusty sidekick puppet Mortimer teach kids about heroes using magic.Image result for jim vagias hero program

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Atka the Amazing Eskie

07/23/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Come meet Atka, an American Eskimo dog and watch as he performs tricks.Image result for atka the amazing eskie dog program

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/24/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

GIANT Bubbles

07/27/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

All Ages

Stop by anytime between 2:00pm and 3:30pm and create some incredible bubbles!  This is an outside event.  In the case of rain, there will be a drop-in craft instead.

Westergard Childrens Area

ZOOM Balloons

07/30/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Join us for magic, music and of course, balloon art.

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.Image result for zoom balloons

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/31/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

08/07/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

08/14/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

08/21/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

08/28/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Mammal Mania - Nature's Heroes - presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out fun facts about them.  Image result for wallaby tales eyes of the wild

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Tales for Tails

07/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

For children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Drop in and read to trained therapy dogs from The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.  Books will be provided but feel free to bring your own favorites!

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

Sew'n Stuff

07/13/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

For children entering Grades 5 - 7 in the fall

Make a sparkly moon pillow.

Program is now full.  We will not be taking any more registrations.

 

MiY Lab

"Heroes and their Stories" Magic Show presented by Magician Jim Vagias

07/16/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Magician Jim Vagias and his trusty sidekick puppet Mortimer teach kids about heroes using magic.Image result for jim vagias hero program

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

07/20/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

For school-aged children

Enjoy popcorn and the movie Paddington.

No registration necessary.Image result for paddington movie

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

07/23/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For childen entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Join us for some Wii competition, board and card games -- or just watch as others compete.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Atka the Amazing Eskie

07/23/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Come meet Atka, an American Eskimo dog and watch as he performs tricks.Image result for atka the amazing eskie dog program

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/24/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

GIANT Bubbles

07/27/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

All Ages

Stop by anytime between 2:00pm and 3:30pm and create some incredible bubbles!  This is an outside event.  In the case of rain, there will be a drop-in craft instead.

Westergard Childrens Area

Budding Builders

07/29/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Have fun building with our newest electronic toys including dollhouses, SNAP circuits and littleBits.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

ZOOM Balloons

07/30/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Join us for magic, music and of course, balloon art.

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.Image result for zoom balloons

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/31/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lego Club

08/05/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations and see them displayed at the library.Image result for legos

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

08/06/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

for children entering Grades 1 - 6 in the fall

Join other players for games and some basic instruction.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/07/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

Budding Builders

08/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

for children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Have fun building with our newest electronic toys including LEGOS, dollhouses, SNAP circuits and littleBits.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Tales for Tails

08/14/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

for children entering Grade K - 6 in the fall

Drop in and read to a trained therapy dog from The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

08/14/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

08/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

(for school-aged children)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

08/20/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

Join us for some Wii competition, board and card games -- or just watch as others compete.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/21/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Westergard Childrens Area

Raising a Seeing Eye Puppy--Big Dreams Start Small!

08/26/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Learn how Seeing Eye dogs are specially bred, raised, and trained to guide people who are blind and how the dogs enhance the lives of their blind owners. A graduate of the program and her seeing eye dog, and a Seeing Eye, Inc. representative will explain the program, tell stories, and talk about The Seeing Eye Inc.

Ages 8 and up are welcome! Children need to be accompanied by a parent.

This program has been made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Piscataway Library.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

08/28/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 2:45pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

These programs are especially suited for special needs students. You are more than welcome to attend any other age-appropriate programs that we offer.

Special Needs Gaming

07/30/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For children entering Grades K and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

08/11/2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

(Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Siblings welcome!)

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  Some games and manipulatives will be provided, but feel free to bring your children's favorite toy.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

08/25/2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

(Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Siblings welcome!)

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  Some games and manipulatives will be provided, but feel free to bring your children's favorite toy.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Special Needs Gaming

08/27/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades 2 and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Gaming

09/03/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

Westergard Mtg Rm

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