2017 SUMMER READING CLUB

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Our "Build a Better World" 2017 Summer Reading Club  is in full swing. You can still register to earn cool prizes! The last down for sign-ups is Friday, August 4th.

The Summer Reading Club is open to both readers AND listeners. All ages are welcome. Participants must be Piscataway residents.

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 "Build a Better World"  2017 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 - Gianni's Pizzarama -  Hometown Buffet  -  Joe's Crab Shack - LongHorn Restaurant - Papa John’s - Petrucci’s Ice Cream - Piscataway Elks Lodge #2414 - Pump It Up - Quick Chek - Rebounderz of Edison - Red Lobster Restaurant - Red Robin Restaurant - Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium -  Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Smashburger - Somerset Patriots - Stelton Lanes - Target - T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant 

Tinker CAMP (for those entering grades K-5)

Tinker CAMP is our revamped STEM and maker program workshop series for those entering grades K-5, operated in conjunction with the Piscataway Library Children's Services Department. Children will have the opportunity to make and take various age-appropriate projects for K-2, and grades 3-5.

Here is the 2017 Tinker Camp workshop schedule :

Workshop

Grade in September

Workshop Date

Workshop Time

Workshop Location

Windmill - Learn about force and motion by making your own working miniature windmill
 gr. K-2
Mon, July 10
2-3:30pm
Kennedy
Balloon Racers - Create and build 2 types of balloon powered vehicles powered by air
 gr. 3-5
Tue, July 11
2-3:30pm
Kennedy
Jumping Jack - Create one of the oldest toys known to humanity with moving parts controlled a series of strings
gr. K-2
Mon, July 17
2-3:30pm
Westergard
Pizza Box Circuits - Learn the basics of circuit design and building using a pizza box to make your creation come to life!
gr. 3-5
Tue, July 18
2-3:30pm
Westergard
Slime & Bath Bombs - Get gooey making your own personal slime you can take with you, and then some bat
gr. K-2
Mon, July 24
2-4pm
Kennedy
Paddle Boats - Put your engineering skills to the test using regular household supplies to create a small opera
 gr. 3-5
Tue, July 25
2-3:30pm
Kennedy
Balancing Robot & Gravity Beads - Explore the power of gravity with two projects, making a paper robot that can balance, and experimenting with moving beads powered by gravity!
gr. K-2
Mon, July 31
2-3:30pm
Westergard
Pneumatic Machine - Design and build a working miniature crane which is powered by air pressure!
gr. 3-5
Tue, Aug 1
2-4pm
Westergard
Terrarium - Take home your own small habitat as we provide the plants and resources to create your own living biome!
gr. K-2
Mon, Aug 7
2-3:30pm
Kennedy
Terrarium and Bath Bombs - Take home your own small habitat as we provide the plants and resources to create your own living biome as well as explore chemical reactions by making bath bombs!
gr. 3-5
Tue, Aug 8
2-3:30pm
Kennedy

Registration will be taken by visiting or calling the Children's Department at 732-463-1633 x7 starting Monday, June 26th

These workshops are ONLY open to Piscataway residents

Note : For Tinker CAMP, your child(ren) may only register for up to 2 programs in order to allow as many children as possible to be able to take advantage of these workshops. Tinker CAMP is generously funded by a PSEG Sparks grant

 

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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