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)

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

Look for information about summer volunteering on our website beginning in late April.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Baby Lapsit

04/14/2015 - 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

DROP-IN CRAFT

04/15/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

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

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

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

BEDTIME RHYME TIME

05/11/2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pmKennedy 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

Chess for Kids

04/06/2015 - 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

MOVIES FOR KIDS

04/07/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

(for school-aged children)

Enjoy popcorn and the movie, Big Hero 6.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

04/08/2015 - 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

Gaming for Kids

04/09/2015 - 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

04/13/2015 - 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

Sew'n Stuff

04/13/2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Grades 4- 6

Make a cool sewing kit.

This program is for Piscataway residents only.  Please register at the Children's Information Desk at Kennedy Library 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.

 

MiY Lab

Propeller-Powered Cars

04/14/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 - 6

Join us as we use motors and recycled materials to create these little racers!

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

MiY Lab

DROP-IN CRAFT

04/15/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

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

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

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)

 

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.  You must be a Piscataway resident to register for this program.  

 

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

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

GAMING FOR KIDS

05/20/2015 - 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

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

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