Children's Services News

WRITTEN ON MITTENS! BOOK REVIEW CONTEST

 

WE HAD 52 ENRIES FOR OUR "WRITTEN ON MITTENS" CONTEST.   THE WINNERS OF THE CONTEST WERE ZOE WILSON AND ARNAY PATEL!  THEY EACH WON A TARGET GIFT CERTIFICATE!  CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!!

You can read all the book reviews on our blog at pplkids.wordpress.com. 

 

 

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!    

 

Mahira Gr 4 Eid Winner

 

 

 

 

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

Sign Language Storytime

04/08/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be signing the stories as they are read by a librarian.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Muscles in Motion!

04/28/2017 -
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 Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Monday, April 3.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Mother's Day Tea

05/06/2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am

For ages 3 and up with Mom, Grandma or a caregiver

Please join us for stories, songs and a craft as we celebrate our special Moms!  We will also have (iced) tea and cookies with mom.  

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess

03/27/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Art for Kids

03/29/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us and create an oil pastel drawing in the style of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers in celebration of the artist's birthday. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess

04/03/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Sign Language Storytime

04/08/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be signing the stories as they are read by a librarian.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess

04/10/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

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

04/12/2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Grades 2 - 5

Kids will work together with teen partners to create a one-person chair with a back on it that can support the weight of one of the members of the team for one minute.

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, April 3.  Please do not leave registration information on our voicemail.

 

 

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lego Club

04/13/2017 -
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

Chess

04/17/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Tales for Tails

04/17/2017 -
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

Budding Builders

04/19/2017 -
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

Chess

04/24/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

04/27/2017 -
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

05/01/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess

05/08/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Lego Club

05/11/2017 -
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

Chess

05/15/2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Tales for Tails

05/15/2017 -
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

Gaming for Kids

05/18/2017 -
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

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

04/05/2017 -
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

Sign Language Storytime

04/08/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver

Join us for stories, musical activities and a craft.  A sign language interpreter will be signing the stories as they are read by a librarian.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

04/12/2017 -
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 Active Play (SNAP)

05/06/2017 -
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

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