Children's Services News

2017 SUMMER READING CLUB

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Our "Build a Better World" 2017 Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, June 20th.  Stay tuned for more details...

 

2016  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 of our "On Your Mark, Get Set....Read!"  2016 Summer Reading Club: 

Applebee’s Restaurant - Branchburg Sports Complex - Cedar Grove Catering - China Magic  - China Moon - Chipotle Grill - Dominick’s Pizza -  Dunkin Donuts -  Fontainbleau Diner -  Fratelli’s Pizzeria - Friendly's Restaurant

Gianni's Pizzarama -  Hey Beautiful Hair Salon - Hometown Buffet  - IHOP Restaurant - Jimmy John's  - Joe's Crab Shack - LongHorn Restaurant - Olive Garden Restaurant -  Papa John’s - Petrucci’s Ice Cream

Piscataway Elks Lodge #2414 - Quick Chek - Red Lobster Restaurant - Red Robin Restaurant - Ricochet Health and Racquet Center - Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium

Smashburger - Somerset Patriots - Stelton Lanes - Target - T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant - Tresses Hair Studio

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!    

 

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

Muscles in Motion!

05/26/2017 - 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, May 1.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Donuts with Dad

06/10/2017 - 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 beImage result for two donuts better than books about Dad and some delicious donuts!

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

"Build A Better World" Drop-in Craft

06/20/2017 - 1:30pm to 8:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 8:00pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our Build a Better World" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

"Build A Better World" Drop-in Craft

06/20/2017 - 1:30pm to 8:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 8:00pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Build A Better World" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

06/21/2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Scavenger Hunt & Craft

06/22/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

ALL AGES

Drop-in anytime between 2:00 PM and 2:45 PM for a scavenger hunt and craft. 

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

06/23/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Lunch with the Librarian

06/28/2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

06/30/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

07/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Performer

07/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

 

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

07/07/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Lunch with the Librarian

07/12/2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

Westergard Mtg Rm

Animal Mania presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and learn some 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

07/14/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

07/19/2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Building: Tall Ships and Pirate Tales presented by Sciencetellers

07/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Set sail with us as a crew of quirky pirates try to rescue their captain and build a pirate ship before all hope is lost...at sea!

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

07/21/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

05/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 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

05/31/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 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

06/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 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

06/08/2017 - 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

Art for Kids

06/15/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us for an undersea creation using watercolor pencils, crayons, and your imagination. Some instruction will be provided. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

"Build A Better World" Drop-in Craft

06/20/2017 - 1:30pm to 8:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 8:00pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our Build a Better World" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

"Build A Better World" Drop-in Craft

06/20/2017 - 1:30pm to 8:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 8:00pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Build A Better World" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Budding Builders

06/21/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K - 5

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

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Scavenger Hunt & Craft

06/22/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

ALL AGES

Drop-in anytime between 2:00 PM and 2:45 PM for a scavenger hunt and craft. 

 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

06/23/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

06/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K-5

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

06/30/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lego Club

07/06/2017 - 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

Children's Performer

07/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

 

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

07/07/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Animal Mania presented by Eyes of the Wild

07/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and learn some 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

07/14/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Tales for Tails

07/17/2017 - 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

Building: Tall Ships and Pirate Tales presented by Sciencetellers

07/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families

Set sail with us as a crew of quirky pirates try to rescue their captain and build a pirate ship before all hope is lost...at sea!

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

07/21/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

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

05/31/2017 - 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)

06/10/2017 - 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

Special Needs Gaming

06/14/2017 - 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

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