Children's Services News

"ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!"

 

2016 Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, June 20th!

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.   Piscataway residents only.

 

THANKS!

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 "Every Hero Has A Story" 2015 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 - Healthy Garden Restaurant and Gourmet Pizza - Home Depot - Hometown Buffet  - IHOP Restaurant - Jimmy John's  - Joe's Crab Shack - Mithaas Restaurant - Olive Garden Restaurant -  Papa John’s - Petrucci’s Ice Cream

Philly Pretzel Factory (Piscataway location) - Piscataway Elks Lodge #2414 - Quick Chek - Red Lobster Restaurant - Red Robin Restaurant - Ricochet Health and Racquet Center - Romano’s Pizza - Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium

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

 

 

​TEEN TO TWEEN ESL TUTORING (for Piscataway residents only)

Teen volunteers will provide one-on-one tutoring to tweens entering grades 3 -6 who need help strengthening their English skills this summer.  Sessions will run for 1 hour on 6 different days during the summer.  Dates and times will be provided once an application is filled out.  Tweens can fill out an application at the Kennedy Information Desk.  Questions?  Contact Mo at mdonohue@piscatawaylibrary.org.
 

 

 

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 like the one that's happening now!  Compose a "concrete poem" and submit it by April 30 and we'll post it on the blog.  Concrete poems are poems written in a shape.  They don't have to rhyme unless you want them to.  Just draw a shape and fill it in with words.  You can also share any poem, your favorite poem or make up your own.

 

Mahira Gr 4 Eid Winner

 

 

 

 

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

Lunch with the Librarian

06/29/2016 -
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

07/01/2016 -
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

07/06/2016 -
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

Animal Mania - Survival of the Fittest

07/07/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

presented by Eyes Wild

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out some fun facts about them including their speed and strength. 

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.Image result for eyes wild wallaby tales

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/08/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Coloring Fun for the Whole Family!

07/09/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm for family colImage result for crayonsoring in the Children's Area.  From simple coloring sheets to more complicated pages, there will be something for everyone.  Relax, color and have fun!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

07/13/2016 -
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

Power and Energy

07/14/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

presented by Sciencetellers

Ages 3 and up and their familiesImage result for sciencetellers power and energy

Join us for hands-on experiments and make things fly, spin, move and soar as we try to figure out what makes us move and what powers the world!  

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

07/15/2016 -
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

07/20/2016 -
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

Summer Magic Show

07/21/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families ​ 

Join us for magic and lots of audience participation!
 
Due to the 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

07/22/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Puzzle Fun for the Whole Family!

07/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and work on a puzzle in the Children's Area. From simple puzzles to more complicated ones, there'll be something for everyone.  Relax, put together a puzzle and have fun!Image result for puzzle piece

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

07/27/2016 -
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

Bubbles, Bubbles.....

07/27/2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

All Ages

Stop by anytime between 3:00pm and 4:00pm and create some incredible bubbles!  This is an outside event.  In the case of rain, there will be a drop-in craft....indoors, of course!Image result for bubbles

Westergard Library

BONK! DRUM AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS!

07/28/2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Ages 4 - 10

An introduction to drums and percussion from around the world.  Kids will actually get to play the instruments and learn some basic techniques.  Parents are welcome to watch!  There are 2 workshops - one at 6:00pm and one at 7:30pm. 

Please register for either the 6:00pm workshop or the 7:30pm workshop at the Kennedy Library Children's Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, July 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/29/2016 -
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

08/03/2016 -
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

Sidewalk Chalk Art

08/04/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

Ages 3 and up (parents of preschoolers must stay with their children during the program)Image result for sidewalk chalk

Come listen to Harold and the Purple Crayon, then grab some chalk and create some sidewalk art outside the library.  

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

08/05/2016 -
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

08/06/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime bewteen 2:00pm and 3:00pm and make a special summertime craft!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lunch with the Librarian

08/10/2016 -
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

08/12/2016 -
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

08/19/2016 -
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 Building Activities

08/20/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and have fun building with Snap Circuits and Roominate kits!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

08/26/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Summer of MAKE

06/28/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Lego Club

06/30/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations and see them displayed at the library.Image result for legos

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/01/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Summer of MAKE

07/01/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

07/05/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

07/06/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

for children entering Grades K - 6 in the fall

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

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

07/07/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Thursday programs take place at the Kennedy Library

6/30 - Vibrobot - Gr 7 to 12 

7/7 - Electric Bubble Maker - Gr 4 to 6

7/14 - Cardboard Roll Totes - Gr 7 to 12

7/21 - Tiny Dancer and Electromagnetic Train - Gr 4 to 6

7/28 - Simon Says Electronic Handheld Game - Gr 7 to 12

8/4 - Robolink 5 in 1 - Gr 4 to 6

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Animal Mania - Survival of the Fittest

07/07/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

presented by Eyes Wild

Ages 3 and up and their families

Meet some really cool animals and find out some fun facts about them including their speed and strength. 

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.Image result for eyes wild wallaby tales

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/08/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Summer of MAKE

07/08/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Coloring Fun for the Whole Family!

07/09/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm for family colImage result for crayonsoring in the Children's Area.  From simple coloring sheets to more complicated pages, there will be something for everyone.  Relax, color and have fun!

Kennedy Childrens Room

MOVIES FOR KIDS

07/11/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

For school-aged children

Enjoy a goldfish snack and the movie, Finding Nemo

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

07/12/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

07/14/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Thursday programs take place at the Kennedy Library

6/30 - Vibrobot - Gr 7 to 12 

7/7 - Electric Bubble Maker - Gr 4 to 6

7/14 - Cardboard Roll Totes - Gr 7 to 12

7/21 - Tiny Dancer and Electromagnetic Train - Gr 4 to 6

7/28 - Simon Says Electronic Handheld Game - Gr 7 to 12

8/4 - Robolink 5 in 1 - Gr 4 to 6

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Power and Energy

07/14/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

presented by Sciencetellers

Ages 3 and up and their familiesImage result for sciencetellers power and energy

Join us for hands-on experiments and make things fly, spin, move and soar as we try to figure out what makes us move and what powers the world!  

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

07/15/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Summer of MAKE

07/15/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

07/18/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

for children entering Grades 1 - 6 in the fall

Join other players for games and some basic instruction.Image result for chess

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

07/19/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Lego Club

07/20/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us and make some fun and interesting creations and see them displayed at the library.Image result for legos

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Summer of MAKE

07/21/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Thursday programs take place at the Kennedy Library

6/30 - Vibrobot - Gr 7 to 12 

7/7 - Electric Bubble Maker - Gr 4 to 6

7/14 - Cardboard Roll Totes - Gr 7 to 12

7/21 - Tiny Dancer and Electromagnetic Train - Gr 4 to 6

7/28 - Simon Says Electronic Handheld Game - Gr 7 to 12

8/4 - Robolink 5 in 1 - Gr 4 to 6

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Gaming for Kids

07/21/2016 -
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

Summer Magic Show

07/21/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 3 and up and their families ​ 

Join us for magic and lots of audience participation!
 
Due to the 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

07/22/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Summer of MAKE

07/22/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Puzzle Fun for the Whole Family!

07/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and work on a puzzle in the Children's Area. From simple puzzles to more complicated ones, there'll be something for everyone.  Relax, put together a puzzle and have fun!Image result for puzzle piece

Kennedy Childrens Room

Summer of MAKE

07/26/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Bubbles, Bubbles.....

07/27/2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

All Ages

Stop by anytime between 3:00pm and 4:00pm and create some incredible bubbles!  This is an outside event.  In the case of rain, there will be a drop-in craft....indoors, of course!Image result for bubbles

Westergard Library

Summer of MAKE

07/28/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Thursday programs take place at the Kennedy Library

6/30 - Vibrobot - Gr 7 to 12 

7/7 - Electric Bubble Maker - Gr 4 to 6

7/14 - Cardboard Roll Totes - Gr 7 to 12

7/21 - Tiny Dancer and Electromagnetic Train - Gr 4 to 6

7/28 - Simon Says Electronic Handheld Game - Gr 7 to 12

8/4 - Robolink 5 in 1 - Gr 4 to 6

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

BONK! DRUM AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS!

07/28/2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Ages 4 - 10

An introduction to drums and percussion from around the world.  Kids will actually get to play the instruments and learn some basic techniques.  Parents are welcome to watch!  There are 2 workshops - one at 6:00pm and one at 7:30pm. 

Please register for either the 6:00pm workshop or the 7:30pm workshop at the Kennedy Library Children's Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, July 1.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/29/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Summer of MAKE

07/29/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

08/01/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

for children entering Grades 1 - 6 in the fall

Join other players for games and some basic instruction.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

08/02/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Tuesday programs take place at the Westergard Library

6/28 - Adjustable Bookshelf - Gr 4 to 6 

7/5 - Beeswax Sushi Candles - Gr 7 to 12

7/12 - DoodleBot - Gr 4 to 6

7/19 - Magnetic Pendulum / Wikiseat - Gr 7 to 12

7/26 - Pizza Box Circuits - Gr 4 to 6

8/2 - DiY Stamp Project - Gr 7 to 12

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

08/03/2016 -
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.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Summer of MAKE

08/04/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Tuesdays for registrants in grades 4-6 and 7-12. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Note: All Thursday programs take place at the Kennedy Library

6/30 - Vibrobot - Gr 7 to 12 

7/7 - Electric Bubble Maker - Gr 4 to 6

7/14 - Cardboard Roll Totes - Gr 7 to 12

7/21 - Tiny Dancer and Electromagnetic Train - Gr 4 to 6

7/28 - Simon Says Electronic Handheld Game - Gr 7 to 12

8/4 - Robolink 5 in 1 - Gr 4 to 6

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Sidewalk Chalk Art

08/04/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

Ages 3 and up (parents of preschoolers must stay with their children during the program)Image result for sidewalk chalk

Come listen to Harold and the Purple Crayon, then grab some chalk and create some sidewalk art outside the library.  

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

08/05/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Summer of MAKE

08/05/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

All Summer of MAKE programs run from 2pm-4pm. Please see dates and locations below for Summer of MAKE programs taking place on Fridays for registrants in grades K-3. Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

7/1 - Brushbots / Westergard Library

7/8 - Rubber Band Helicoptor / Kennedy Library

7/15 - Shadow Puppet Theatre / Westergard Library

7/22 - Radio Controlled CUBE / Kennedy Library

7/29 - Electric Paddle Boat / Westergard Library

8/5 - MiniBot / Kennedy Library

Registration for Summer of MAKE programs begins on June 6th at 10am at Kennedy Library. Registration is taken by phone or in-person.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

08/06/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime bewteen 2:00pm and 3:00pm and make a special summertime craft!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Tales for Tails

08/08/2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

Drop in and read to trained therapy dogs from The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

08/10/2016 -
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

Crazy Concoctions

08/11/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Join us for some more zany science fun!

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, August 1.

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

08/12/2016 -
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

08/15/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

For school-aged children

Enjoy popcorn and the movie, Finding Nemo

No registration necessary.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/19/2016 -
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 Building Activities

08/20/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and have fun building with Snap Circuits and Roominate kits!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Gaming for Kids

08/25/2016 -
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

08/26/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens 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

07/07/2016 -
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

Special Needs Gaming

08/18/2016 -
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

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

08/25/2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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

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