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 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 - 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 AND SUMMER READING CLUB ORIENTATIONS

(ages 11-18 years)

No more school year volunteer applications will be accepted after January 31, 2015 due to the amount of kids already waiting for a timeslot.  

If you are interested in helping with our Summer Reading Club, and have 2 hours a week to  give over the summer. please come to one of these MANDATORY hour-long orientations.  You must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

Monday, June 1 -  7:00pm - KENNEDY 

Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00pm - WESTERGARD

Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00pm - KENNEDY

 

THE SANDBOX BLOG

CONGRATULATIONS TO NAFIA AHMED, WINNER OF DECEMBER'S BLOG CONTEST.  

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

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Tea

05/02/2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am

(for ages 3 and up with Mom, Grandma or a caregiver)

Please join us for stories, songs and a craft as we celebrate our special Moms!  We will also have (iced) tea and cookies with mom.  Please bring a photo of you and Mom for a special craft.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

DROP-IN CRAFT

05/05/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a craft to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

05/16/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

(for Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver)

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be "signing" the stories as they are read by the librarian.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Baby Lapsit

05/29/2015 - 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

Donuts with Dad

06/13/2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am

(Ages 3 and up with Dad, Grandpa or a caregiver)

Join us for a very special time with Dad!  What could be better than books and activities about Dad and some delicious donuts!

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

"Every Hero Has A Story" Drop-in Craft

06/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 4:30pm for a special craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Every Hero Has A Story" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

"Every Hero Has A Story" Drop-in Craft

06/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 4:30pm for a special craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Every Hero Has A Story" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

06/19/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

04/20/2015 - 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

Go Green for Earth Day with Dr. Seuss

04/26/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

presented by the Piscataway Public Library Teen Advisory Board for Grades K - 5

Join us for a day filled with stories, games, trivia, face painting and crafts!  

This program is for Piscataway residents only.  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, April 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

04/27/2015 - 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

04/28/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

 

PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.  NO MORE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

04/30/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

05/04/2015 - 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

DROP-IN CRAFT

05/05/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a craft to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Gaming for Kids

05/07/2015 - 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

05/11/2015 - 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

Papercraft Flashlight

05/12/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 3 - 6

Create a DiY flashlight with a paper case and learn about basic circuits as well.

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

05/14/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

05/16/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

(for Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver)

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be "signing" the stories as they are read by the librarian.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

The Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, Inc. presents Resolving Conflict: Living with Wildlife

05/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Piscataway Library, Kennedy Library is proud to host this program presented by the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. This program will examine the most common causes and resolutions of human/wildlife conflicts, discuss how to prevent wildlife encounters, and also present a photographic journey depicting the challenges and successes experienced at the Woodlands. Come meet one of their residents, Tank, and learn more about the animals that share our world.

This program is for all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please register at Kennedy Library's Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633 ext. 6.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Crazy Concoctions

05/19/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

CRAZY CONCOCTIONS 

(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,  Friday, May 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.  Registered programs are for Piscataway residents only.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

BUDDING BUILDERS

05/20/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/01/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-18 years, to help with the Children's Summer Reading Club.  If you have 2 hours a week to give over the summer, please come to one of these MANDATORY hour-long orientations.  You must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/03/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-18 years, to help with the Children's Summer Reading Club.  If you have 2 hours a week to give over the summer, please come to one of these MANDATORY hour-long orientations.  You must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Toy Hacking

06/09/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 3 - 6

Bring your old toys or just hack some of ours.  We are going to take the old stuff and breathe new life into them using tools and parts to make new creations!

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-18 years, to help with the Children's Summer Reading Club.  If you have 2 hours a week to give over the summer, please come to one of these MANDATORY hour-long orientations.  You must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

06/10/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

06/11/2015 - 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

Budding Builders

06/17/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

"Every Hero Has A Story" Drop-in Craft

06/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 4:30pm for a special craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Every Hero Has A Story" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

"Every Hero Has A Story" Drop-in Craft

06/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 4:30pm for a special craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Every Hero Has A Story" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

06/19/2015 - 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

04/23/2015 - 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

Special Education Rights of Special Needs Students in Pubic Schools

04/23/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lori M. Gaines, Esq., a former special education teacher who now focuses her legal practice on special education law, will explain the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities owed to these students by their school districts, as prescribed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and section 6A:14 of the NJ Administrative Code.

Register at the Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633x6.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

04/25/2015 - 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)

05/02/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

(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

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

05/16/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

(for Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver)

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be "signing" the stories as they are read by the librarian.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Special Needs Gaming

05/21/2015 - 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

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

06/13/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

(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

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