Children's Services News

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READING BUDDIES

(for children entering grades 1-3 in the fall)

Reading Buddies is a program that pairs children with teens for some special reading time.  It will be held at Kennedy Library on Wednesday nights, July 2 - July 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Applications can be picked up at the Kennedy Children's Desk starting June 2. Registration is limited and ends June 27.

 

 

 

RECYCLING PUPPET SHOW presented by Mariah's Amazing Puppets

04/30/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver)

An exciting performance of "No More Litter in Oz" using puppets and lots of audience participation.  This program is brought to us courtesy of the Clean Communities Statewide Grant received by the Piscataway Public Works Department.Tin Man Scarecrow Dorothy Puppets

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Cinco de Mayo Drop-in Craft

05/07/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm and make a Cinco de Mayo craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Mother's Day Tea

05/10/2014 - 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

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

05/17/2014 - 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 Mtg Rm (Split)

NEW!! Baby Lapsit

05/27/2014 - 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

06/14/2014 - 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

MOVIES FOR KIDS

04/17/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

(for school-aged children)

Enjoy vacation week with popcorn and the movie, Frozen.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

04/21/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

HOMEWORK HELP

04/24/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

This program is presented by the Piscataway High School Key Club and offers children help with their homework.

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

04/28/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

BUDDING BUILDERS

04/29/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

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

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 Tuesday, April 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

RECYCLING PUPPET SHOW presented by Mariah's Amazing Puppets

04/30/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver)

An exciting performance of "No More Litter in Oz" using puppets and lots of audience participation.  This program is brought to us courtesy of the Clean Communities Statewide Grant received by the Piscataway Public Works Department.Tin Man Scarecrow Dorothy Puppets

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

GAMING FOR KIDS

05/01/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

HOMEWORK HELP

05/01/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

This program is presented by the Piscataway High School Key Club and offers children help with their homework.

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

05/05/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

05/06/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

(for Grades 4-6)

Sew a fringed poncho or a blanket.

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

MiY Lab

Cinco de Mayo Drop-in Craft

05/07/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm and make a Cinco de Mayo craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

LEGO CLUB

05/08/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades K and up)

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

HOMEWORK HELP

05/08/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

This program is presented by the Piscataway High School Key Club and offers children help with their homework.

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

05/12/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

05/14/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

HOMEWORK HELP

05/15/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

This program is presented by the Piscataway High School Key Club and offers children help with their homework.

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

05/17/2014 - 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 Mtg Rm (Split)

Teen Advisory Board Presents: Mini-Career Festival for Grades K-5

05/18/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

presented by Piscataway Public Library's Teen Advisory Board

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 4:00pm and enjoy stories, crafts and snacks as you learn about different careers.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

HOMEWORK HELP

05/22/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(for Grades K - 5)

This program is presented by the Piscataway High School Key Club and offers children help with their homework.

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

05/28/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

SCRATCH for Tweens

05/29/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(for Grades 3-6)

What do you get when you combine Scratch with MaKey MaKey?  You get double the fun creating unique devices with MaKey MaKey Kits and Scratch computer language.  Come see what you can build.

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

GAMING FOR KIDS

06/05/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades K-5)

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

No registration necessary.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/10/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

GAMING FOR KIDS

06/11/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(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

LEGO CLUB

06/12/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades K and up)

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations.

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.

GAMING FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

04/24/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades 2 and up)

Join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

05/10/2014 - 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

GAMING FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

05/15/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(Grades 2 and up)

Join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

06/14/2014 - 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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