Piscataway Library eNewsletter Vol 9 Issue 9


Please note: Both branches of Piscataway Library will be closed on Sunday, May 13 for Mother's Day and Saturday, May 26;  Sunday, May 27; & Monday, May 28 in recognition of Memorial Day.

The Piscataway Public Library and Piscataway Rotary Club invite you to a Memorial Day Family Event on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Quibbletown Park immediately following the parade.

Learn about our community’s current and past Veterans, support current members of the Armed Forces, and participate in events fun for the whole family.

This event will be free to attend. Attractions include storytimes for children, face painting, music, crafts, games, and food!

Did you know Piscataway Library subscribes to BrainFuse?

You can access it from the library or from home with your library card. BrainFuse has practice tests and live tutors!

Summer of Make 2018

For the 5th year in a row, Piscataway Public Library will be offering a STEM Summer Camp for students in grades K-12.If your child is interested in science, technology, engineering, robotics, and other STEM related topics then Piscataway Library is the place to be this summer 2018! We have three fantastic and immersive programs going on that will be sure to provide a fun learning experience for those in grades K-12 

Teen Maker Institute

The Summer of MAKE : Teen Maker Institute is our summer workshop program for those entering grades 6-12 operated in conjunction with the Piscataway Library Teen Services Department. This new program is designed to provide a much deeper and immersive making and STEM experience for those who are accepted into the program! This program will consist of two groups of 15 teens. Each group will complete 12 projects over a 6-week period from June 28th - August 4th on Wednesdays and Fridays. One group will attend Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11am-1pm and the other group will attend Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4pm. To be a part of this unique experience, teens will have to apply for acceptance into the program. As always, projects made during this program will all be make and take home. 

To apply please have your teen fill out an application here : https://goo.gl/forms/AdReSRTnnV4xEda82

There is no residency restriction for this program.

Tinker Camp

Tinker Camp 2018 is a STEM summer program for students entering grades K-5 and is generously funded with support from the Friends of the Piscataway Public Library. Program details and more information about registration will be available in next months eNews issue.

Maker Lab

Maker Lab is our open-ended immersive tinkering for students entering grades 4-5 program where participants will work with long-time educator and Piscataway resident Dave Zirkle on electronics and robotics based projects collaboratively, learning about the Arduino platform and coding environment to prototype various types of projects. This immersive program will be offered in a two week session in the month of August. Each of the sessions will run from 10am-12:30pm from Tuesday-Friday. We will accept 13 participants for this program. The program dates are as follows :  August 7-10 and August 14-18

Registration for Maker Lab will open in July 2018.

There is no residency restriction for this program.

Note : To register and attend, your teen or tween must be able to attend all 8 sessions with a maximum of 2 excused absences.

In May read a book about a Love Story or Romance

For recommendations, check out our ARC Booklist at any branch or online at piscatawaylibrary.org/readingchallenges.

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category. Recommendation lists are available both online and in print at either branch. 
  • After finishing a book, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. Only patrons 18+ can fill out contest entries. 
  • Each completed form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges during the year, you are automatically entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. To win the Grand Prize, just attend at our Adult Reading Challenge End of the Year Celebration! One grand prize entry per patron.  
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

2018 Summer Reading

Children's and Teen Summer Reading will start June 21. Check our next eNews issue for more information!

Volunteers Wanted

The Children's Department is looking for Summer Reading Club Volunteers aged 11-17 years, to help with this summer's 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 do not need to fill out an application or sign up ahead of time.   You must attend one of the following training sessions to volunteer this summer: 

  • Monday, May 21st - 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM - KENNEDY
  • Thursday, May 24th - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - WESTERGARD
  • Tuesday, June 5th - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - KENNEDY

Tax Reform Planning Seminar

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m at Kennedy Library

Hosted by Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors. Attend this seminar to get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle.

Handouts will be provided with plenty of time to ask questions.

Click here to register or call Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6