Children's Services News

"EVERY HERO HAS A STORY" 2015 CHILDREN'S SUMMER READING CLUB

Summer Reading Club begins on Thursday, June 18th!  Visit KENNEDY or WESTERGARD and register for a fun-filled summer.  The Children's Club is open to all children from birth through those entering Grade 6.

 

 

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. This program is for Piscataway residents only.

Monday, June 1 -  7:00pm - KENNEDY 

Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00pm - WESTERGARD

Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00pm - KENNEDY

 

 

READING BUDDIES

for Children entering grades 1 - 3

This program pairs children with teens for some special reading time.

WEDNESDAYS, July 8 - August 5 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - KENNEDY

Applications and instructions can be picked up at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk beginning Monday, June 1 and must be returned by Wednesday, June 24.  Your child must be able to attend 4 of the 5 sessions.  This program is for Piscataway residents only and registration is limited.

 

 

THE SANDBOX BLOG

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

Drop-in Craft

06/26/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

07/03/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Mammal Mania presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

for Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out fun facts about them.  

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

"Heroes and their Stories" Magic Show presented by Magician Jim Vagias

07/16/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

for Ages 3 and up and their families

Join Magic Jim and his trusty sidekick puppet Mortimer  

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

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

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 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

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

Kennedy 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

Art for Kids

06/23/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Learn how to draw birds in simple steps using charcoal pencils.

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

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

06/26/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Lego Club

07/01/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K - 5

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/03/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Mammal Mania presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

for Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out fun facts about them.  

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Sew'n Stuff

07/13/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Grades 4- 6

Make a cool sewing project.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 beginning 10:00am on Wednesday, July 1.  Registered programs are for Piscataway residents only.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

MiY Lab

"Heroes and their Stories" Magic Show presented by Magician Jim Vagias

07/16/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

for Ages 3 and up and their families

Join Magic Jim and his trusty sidekick puppet Mortimer  

Due to limited space, strollers will not be allowed in this program.  Due to fire code, this program will be closed once the maximum occupancy for the meeting room is reached.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

07/20/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

(for school-aged children)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie.

No registration necessary.

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)

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

Special Needs Gaming

06/25/2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades 2 and up

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

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