Children's Services News

WESTERGARD LIBRARY UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS

Westergard Library will be closed for renovations beginning on Tuesday, September 6.  We anticipate that Westergard will reopen by October 2016.  Kennedy will be open regular hours.  Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to make improvements to our building.

 

 

"ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!" 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!    

 

Mahira Gr 4 Eid Winner

 

 

 

 

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

Building Fun for the Whole Family

10/15/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Halloween Drop-in craft

10/22/2016 -
11:00am to 11:45am

(All Ages)

Come dressed in your Halloween best anytime between 11:00am and 11:45am for this mask making drop-in craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

10/26/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

11/22/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Lego Club

10/06/2016 -
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

10/10/2016 -
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

10/13/2016 -
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

Gaming for Kids

10/13/2016 -
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

Building Fun for the Whole Family

10/15/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

10/17/2016 -
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

Tales for Tails

10/17/2016 -
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

Budding Builders

10/19/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Halloween Drop-in craft

10/22/2016 -
11:00am to 11:45am

(All Ages)

Come dressed in your Halloween best anytime between 11:00am and 11:45am for this mask making drop-in craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

10/24/2016 -
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

Drop-in Craft

10/26/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Westergard Childrens Area

Lego Club

11/03/2016 -
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

11/07/2016 -
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

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

11/10/2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades 2 - 5

Kids will work together with teen partners to mix, match and create.

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

11/14/2016 -
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

Homework Help

11/16/2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Learn how to do on-line research using library resources.

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Tuesday, November 1.

 

 

 

MiY Lab

Gaming for Kids

11/17/2016 -
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

11/21/2016 -
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

Drop-in Craft

11/22/2016 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(All Ages)

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special craft.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

11/28/2016 -
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

10/12/2016 -
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)

10/22/2016 -
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 Active Play (SNAP)

11/19/2016 -
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

Special Needs Gaming

11/30/2016 -
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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