Children's Services News

Featured Programs

TOOTHPICK & MARSHMALLOW BUILDINGS! presented by MFSC (Grades K-5)

HALLOWEEN STORIES with Master Storyteller Charles Kiernan

LIBRARY BINGO!

Complete a library bingo card to win a prize! Pick up a bingo card at the Children's desk at Kennedy during regular operating hours. All ages can participate. 

Bingo cards must be turned in by Saturday, September 30th, to receive a prize.

 

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!

Muscles in Motion!

10/20/2017 - 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 Monday, October 2nd.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Not-So-Scary Story Night

10/23/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Halloween Drop-in Craft!

10/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Muscles in Motion!

11/17/2017 - 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 Wednesday, November 1st.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 2

09/24/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

*This program is full.

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, September 10, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, September 24, from 2-4 PM

Sunday,October 1st, 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, September 1st. 

MiY Lab

Banned Books Bingo

09/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

For kids in grades 3-5

In observance of Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-30), visit us at the library between 6PM and 8PM for Banned Books Bingo. Guess the banned/challenged book based on the description, find it on the shelf, get five in a row, and win!

More information about Banned Books Week from the American Library Association:

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Art for Kids

09/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Fall is here! Use your imagination and chalk pastels to create a colorful autumn scene.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Friday, September 1st.Image result for art palette

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

09/28/2017 - 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 3

10/01/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

*This program is full. 

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

MiY Lab

Chess for Kids

10/02/2017 - 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

Lego Club

10/05/2017 - 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 for Kids

10/09/2017 - 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

Tales for Tails

10/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

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

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Toothpick & Marshmallow Buildings

10/11/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades K-5

Join the Mobile Family Success Center for a STEM event! Let your creativity soar to new heights. Create your own three dimensional buildings and designs using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Budding Builders

10/12/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

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

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Halloween Stories with Master Storyteller Charles Kiernan

10/14/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us for Charles Kiernan's very special telling of tales that address the unexpected, the unusual, and the unheard of! 

For grades 4th-7th.

Performer Bio: Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theaters, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He is also president of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative for the National Youth Storytelling Showcase, Pennsylvania State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network and recipient of the 2008 Individual Artist Award from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission

 

Westergard Teen Room

Chess for Kids

10/16/2017 - 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

Pumpkin Painting!

10/19/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

For kids in grades K-5. 

Come paint sugar pumpkins with us! Create a fun autumn decoration. 

Registration is required for this program. Please visit the Children's Desk at Kennedy or call 732-463-1633 ext 7. beginning on Monday, October 2nd. 

 
Kennedy Main Mtg Room

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

10/20/2017 - 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 Monday, October 2nd.

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

10/23/2017 - 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

ChapterCats Book Club

10/24/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For children in grades 3-5

Join us as we discuss each of our FAVORITE books over snacks, games, and activities.  Choose your FAVORITE book and  be ready to talk about it and have some fun.  Please register at Kennedy Library 732-463-1633 ext. 7. starting on Monday, October 2nd. 

Kennedy Small Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

10/26/2017 - 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

Halloween Drop-in Craft!

10/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

10/30/2017 - 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

Chess for Kids

11/06/2017 - 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

Tales for Tails

11/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

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

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/13/2017 - 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

Escape the Room!

11/18/2017 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

For kids in gradea 4th-7th.

Please register for this program by visiting or calling the J.F. Kennedy Memorial Library (732-463-1633 ext. 7) beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 1st. 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/20/2017 - 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

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)

09/23/2017 - 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 Active Play (SNAP)

10/21/2017 - 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

10/25/2017 - 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)

11/18/2017 - 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

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