Children's Services News

"ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!" 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 of our "On Your Mark, Get Set....Read!"  2016 Summer Reading Club: 

Applebee’s Restaurant - Branchburg Sports Complex - Cedar Grove Catering - China Magic  - China Moon - Chipotle Grill - Dominick’s Pizza -  Dunkin Donuts -  Fontainbleau Diner -  Fratelli’s Pizzeria - Friendly's Restaurant

Gianni's Pizzarama -  Hey Beautiful Hair Salon - Hometown Buffet  - IHOP Restaurant - Jimmy John's  - Joe's Crab Shack - LongHorn Restaurant - Olive Garden Restaurant -  Papa John’s - Petrucci’s Ice Cream

Piscataway Elks Lodge #2414 - Quick Chek - Red Lobster Restaurant - Red Robin Restaurant - Ricochet Health and Racquet Center - Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium

Smashburger - Somerset Patriots - Stelton Lanes - Target - T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant - Tresses Hair Studio

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!

Stories Around the Christmas Tree

12/03/2016 -
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

Drop-in Craft

12/21/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Muscles in Motion!

01/20/2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 3 - 5

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

12/05/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess game

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

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

12/08/2016 -
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

12/12/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess game

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

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

12/15/2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Grades 2 - 5

Kids will work together with teen partners to design and build a paper table strong enough to hold at least one reference book.  Refreshments will be served! 

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

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

12/21/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

12/26/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

For school-aged children

Enjoy a snack and the movie, Finding Dory.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

12/28/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Have fun building with our newest toys including dollhouses, SNAP circuits, straws and K'nex.Image result for snap circuits

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Art for Kids

01/04/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us for some winter drawing fun as we draw penguins using oil pastels. 

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Monday, January 2.

 

 

 

 

 

MiY Lab

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

01/05/2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Grades 2 - 5

Kids will work together with teen partners to design and build.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Monday, January 2.

 

 

 

 

MiY Lab

Tales for Tails

01/09/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

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

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

01/12/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

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

MiY Lab

Chapter Cats Children's Book Club

01/17/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 3 - 5

Attention book lovers....

Join us for ChapterCats as we discuss our book of the month over snacks, games and activities.  This month's genre is MYSTERY.  Choose a MYSTERY book and come to talk about it and have some fun!  Even if you haven't finished the book, come anyway!Image result for cat with a book

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

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Budding Builders

01/18/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Have fun building with our newest toys including dollhouses, SNAP circuits, straws and K'nex.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

01/19/2017 -
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

01/23/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
MiY Lab

Chess

01/30/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
MiY Lab

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)

12/03/2016 -
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

Special Needs Gaming

12/14/2016 -
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)

01/21/2017 -
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

Special Needs Gaming

01/25/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

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

MiY Lab

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