Children's Services News

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 like to thank Investors Bank for sponsoring our Field Station: Dinosaur program. 

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

Let’s YO!

LongHorn Steakhouse

Olive Garden Restaurant

Papa John’s

Petrucci’s Ice Cream

Philly Pretzel Factory

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

 

VOLUNTEERING AT THE LIBRARY

(ages 11-18 years)

Volunteer applications for school year volunteering can be picked up beginning August 20, 2014 in the Children's Department at Kennedy Library.  Time slots are available on a first come - first served basis.

 

BABY FOOD JARS

The Adult Dept. is collecting clean, empty 4-ounce baby food jars with lids for a future craft program.  Please bring your jars to the Adult Information Desk through Nov. 10.  Thank you!!

 

CHECK OUT OUR BLOG!

Check out our blog, The Sandbox, at pplkids.wordpress.com 

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 the blog to learn more!

 

 

 

 

Korean Storytelling for Children

10/12/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Listen to stories, watch a traditional New Year's Greeting Ceremony and try on traditional Korean costumes.

 Refreshments will be served.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

DROP-IN CRAFT

10/22/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

NEW!! Baby Lapsit

10/28/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am

(for babies from 3 to 12 months old with a parent or caregiver)

Enjoy books, lap rhymes, fingerplays and songs specifically geared toward infants.  Parents are welcome to bring a blanket.  A 15-minute Stay and Play follows each session.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

11/07/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

09/22/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Crazy Concoctions

09/23/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(for Grades K - 5)

Join us for some more zany science fun!

Please register at the Kennedy Library's Children's Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours, beginning 10:00am,  Tuesday, September 2.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

09/25/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

09/29/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

MARSHMALLOW CATAPULTS

09/30/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 3-6

Create a marshmallow catapult.  We'll launch these yummy treats in the sky and see whose marshmallows fly the farthest.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633,ext.7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

10/02/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations and see them displayed at the library.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

10/06/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Art for Kids

10/07/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Draw your favorite jungle animal in oil pastels!  Some instruction will be provided.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633, ext, 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Wednesday, October 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Korean Storytelling for Children

10/12/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Listen to stories, watch a traditional New Year's Greeting Ceremony and try on traditional Korean costumes.

 Refreshments will be served.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

10/13/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

10/14/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(for Grades K - 5)

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

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

10/20/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

TIKI LANTERNS

10/21/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 3 - 6

Create a light-up Halloween tiki lantern.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Wednesday, October 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

DROP-IN CRAFT

10/22/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

GAMING FOR KIDS

10/23/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

10/27/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

GAMING FOR KIDS

10/29/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/03/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Miy for Kids

11/04/2014 - 2:00pm to 2:45pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

11/05/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

(for school-aged children)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

GAMING FOR KIDS

11/06/2014 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm (Split)

Drop-in Craft

11/07/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and make a special craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

11/10/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Crazy Concoctions

11/11/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(for Grades 3 - 5)

Join us for some more zany science fun!

Please register at the Kennedy Library's Children's Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours, beginning 10:00am,  Monday, November 3.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

11/13/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations and see them displayed at the library.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/17/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up

Come to learn, come to teach, and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome. Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

GAMING FOR KIDS

11/19/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg 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

10/09/2014 - 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

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

10/11/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

(Ages 3-8 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)

11/15/2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

(Ages 3-8 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

11/20/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

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