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)

Volunteer applications for school year volunteering can be picked up beginning August 20, 2014 in the Children's Department at Kennedy Library.  Time slots are available on a first come - first served basis.  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 in late April.

 

CHECK OUT THE NEWEST CONTEST ON OUR BLOG!  

Open to kids in Grades Pre-K through Grade 5

If you could meet any President in U.S. history, who would it be and why?  Draw a picture and/or write a short story about meeting this President.

Submit your entry by February 13 at Kennedy or Westergard and get a free prize!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NAFIA AHMED, WINNER OF DECEMBER'S BLOG CONTEST.  

You can read all the contest entries on our blog, The Sandbox, at pplkids.wordpress.com  starting Friday, January 6.

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 the blog to learn more!

Nafia Ahmed, Age 8

 

 

 

 

Chinese New Year for Kids

02/08/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver

Join us for stories, music, dance, snacks and a fun craft celebrating the Year of the Sheep.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

DROP-IN CRAFT

02/11/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

02/22/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The beauty of African culture meets the power of dance when the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble performs at Kennedy Library on Sunday, February 22 at 2:00.  Representing West African countries such as Guinea, Senegal, Ghanna and more, this world-class troupe presents an electrifying performance. The program is for all ages.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Baby Lapsit

02/24/2015 - 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

Dr. Seuss Drop-in Activities

03/03/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ages 3 and up 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

02/02/2015 - 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

02/05/2015 - 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

Chinese New Year for Kids

02/08/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver

Join us for stories, music, dance, snacks and a fun craft celebrating the Year of the Sheep.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

02/09/2015 - 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

02/10/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us and create wintry art with watercolors, salt, and your imagination.  Some instruction will be provided.

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 Monday, February 2.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.  You must be a Piscataway resident to register for this program.  

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

DROP-IN CRAFT

02/11/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

Lego Club

02/12/2015 - 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

Sew'n Stuff

02/17/2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Grades 4- 6

Make a cute penguin or owl pillow.

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

MiY Lab

Budding Builders

02/18/2015 - 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

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

02/22/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The beauty of African culture meets the power of dance when the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble performs at Kennedy Library on Sunday, February 22 at 2:00.  Representing West African countries such as Guinea, Senegal, Ghanna and more, this world-class troupe presents an electrifying performance. The program is for all ages.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

02/23/2015 - 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

Balloon Hovercraft

02/24/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 - 6

Join us as we harness the power of air, using balloons and CDs to create mini hovercrafts.

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

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

FROZEN PARTY FOR KIDS

02/26/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us for games and other activities celebrating the movie, Frozen.

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 Monday, February 2.  Please do no leave registration information on our voicemail.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

03/02/2015 - 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

Dr. Seuss Drop-in Activities

03/03/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ages 3 and up 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

03/05/2015 - 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

03/09/2015 - 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

Lego Club

03/12/2015 - 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

Chess for Kids

03/16/2015 - 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

03/18/2015 - 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

Chess for Kids

03/23/2015 - 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

Chess for Kids

03/30/2015 - 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

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

02/19/2015 - 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 Needs Active Play (SNAP)

02/21/2015 - 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 Active Play (SNAP)

03/14/2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

(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 Gaming

03/19/2015 - 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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