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Online Live Tutoring Available for Kids in Grades K-12

Click on the image below to connect with a live tutor.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE (Ages 3-5 yrs)

Escape the Room: Attack of the Locks (Grades 4th-7th)

2017 SUMMER READING CLUB

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:

 

THE SANDBOX BLOG

Our blog is specially-designed for kids and parents!   We also encourage Piscataway kids to submit their own creative writing and original artwork. Have a story, poem, or drawing you'd like to share? Submit your work to a Children's Librarian at Kennedy or Westergard Library, or email it to pwong@piscatawaylibrary.org and we'll post it on our blog for you. Visit our blog, The Sandbox, at pplkids.wordpress.com. and check out all the cool entries submitted by kids for kids, and be on the lookout for special contests!    

 

Mahira Gr 4 Eid Winner

 

 

 

 

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

Bedtime Rhyme Time

11/27/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

12/04/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Stories Around the Christmas Tree

12/09/2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

(Ages 3 and up and their families)

A magical program filled with stories, songs and Christmas fun for everyone to enjoy!

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Muscles in Motion!

12/15/2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 3 - 5

​Kids can "shake their sillies out" in this action-packed half hour of music, dancing and movement.    Kids should wear sweatpants or comfortable clothing and socks. 

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, December 1st.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

12/18/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Art for Kids

11/29/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us for an introductory zentangle class and create a beautiful fall leaf design using black markers, oil pastels and watercolor pencils.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Wednesday, November1st.Image result for art palette

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

11/30/2017 - 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

Scratch Day

12/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in grades 4 & 5

Whether you are an expert or a beginner, join us to collaborate, experiment, and create in Scratch, the free coding platform for kids.

Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Information Desk (732-463-1633 ext. 7). Registration begins on Wednesday, November 1st.
 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 1

12/03/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

This class will cover the following:

-          What is python?
-          Awesome things you can do in python!
-          Why is computer science important?
-          How is computer science used in different ways?
-          How to install python
-          The features of python and how to work with it
-          Print statements
-          Comments
-          Math operators
-          Printing math operations
-          Combining things in print statements
-          Debugging statements

Session Date & Time:

Sunday, December 3, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 10, from 2-4PM

Sunday, December 17, from 2-4 PM

Participants MUST attend all three sessions. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st. 

MiY Lab

Chess for Kids

12/04/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Crazy Concoctions

12/05/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us for some more zany science fun!

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633,  ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, December 1st.

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Mandala Art for Kids

12/06/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

For Grades 4th -7th

Join us in an introductory art class to learn the basics of designing a simple mandala used by henna artists.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Friday, December 1st.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

South Asian Dance for Kids

12/07/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

For Grades K-5th

Dance your way to relaxation and fitness with Gita in this fun-filled South Asian inspired dance class!!

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Friday, December 1st.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 2

12/10/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

This class will cover the following:

-           What are variables?
-          The “int” variable
-          The “double” variable
-          The “string” variable
-          The “Boolean” variable
-          Assigning values to variables
-          Printing values of variables
-          Saving math equations and sentences into variables
-          Programming projects and games with variables
-          How to get an input from the user
-          How to save an input from the user to a variable
-          Debugging statements

Session Date & Time:

Sunday, December 3, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 10, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 17, from 2-4 PM

Participants must attend all three sessions. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st. 

MiY Lab

Chess for Kids

12/11/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Holiday Cupcake Decorating

12/13/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For Grades K-5th

Join the Mobile Family Success Center in spreading some holiday cheer! Follow instructions to learn to create holiday-themed designs on cupcakes.  Then enjoy your creations!

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

12/14/2017 - 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

Homeschool Tinker Takeover

12/15/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

For ages 6-9 years

A STEM-based program for homeschoolers interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, and math activities in a fun, collaborative environment.

Please register by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1166 ext. 6). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st.

Westergard Mtg Rm

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

12/15/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades 2 - 5

Grades 6-8

Kids will work together with teen partners to complete a project.  Refreshments will be served.

Children & teens must register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Friday, December 1st.

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 3

12/17/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

MiY Lab

ChapterCats Book Club

12/19/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For children in grades 3-5

Join us as we discuss SCIENCE FICTION books over snacks, games, and activities.  Choose a SCIENCE FICTION book and  be ready to talk about it and have some fun.

 Please register at Kennedy Library 732-463-1633 ext. 7. starting on Friday, December 1st.

Kennedy Small Mtg Rm

Lego Club

12/27/2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Grades K - 5

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Extreme Gingerbread Houses

12/28/2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

For Grades 4-7

Build an earthquake-resistant gingerbread house in the ultimate edible engineering challenge!

Please register by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1951 ext. 6). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st. 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Tales for Tails

01/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

Drop in and read to trained therapy dogs from The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.Image result for reading to therapy dogs

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

01/15/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

01/22/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

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 Active Play (SNAP)

12/09/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver 

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids with Special Needs

12/13/2017 - 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)

01/20/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver 

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

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