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June 2018 Kids Capers

Online Live Tutoring Available for Kids in Grades K-12

Click on the image below to connect with a live tutor.

 

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!

Music and Movement Story Time

06/19/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 2 -5 with a parent or caregiver

Come make music and sing along, as we dance, wiggle, and jump at this high energy, interactive musical story time.

Registration required. Please register by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1166 ext. 6). Registration begins on Friday, June 1st. 

TUESDAY, June 19 - 10:30am - 11:15am - WESTERGARD

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Field Station: Dinosaurs

06/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

All ages

The Dinosaur Troubadour will visit the library to share dinosaur-themed songs and stories. Plus, there’ll be a meet and greet with a 15 foot T-REX!

 

For more information about Field Station: Dinosaurs visit www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com

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"Libraries Rock!" Drop-in Craft

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 5pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

"Libraries Rock!" Drop-in Craft

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 5pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

06/22/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Little Scribblers

06/25/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Ages 1 - 3 yrs with a parent or caregiver

Nurture your child’s creativity from the start! We’ll be doodling with crayons and painting with fingers and stamps.

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Fit 'n' Fun for Preschoolers

06/26/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

For ages 3 to 5 years old (note: parents are encouraged to wait in the picture book area)

Join us for a story, songs, and musical fun and fitness as your preschoolers move their bodies to fun, high energy music, and stretch and cool down with calming, relaxing yoga moves. Please dress your child comfortably and bring a yoga mat/large towel.

Registration Required. Please register by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1166 ext. 6). Registration begins on Friday, June 1st.

 

 

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Lunch with the Librarian

06/26/2018 - 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

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Drop-in Craft

06/29/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

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Lunch with the Librarian

07/03/2018 - 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

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Drop-in Craft

07/06/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

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Bedtime Rhyme Time

07/09/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

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Lunch with the Librarian

07/10/2018 - 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

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Drop-in Craft

07/13/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Lunch with the Librarian

07/17/2018 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Ages 4 and up

Bring your own lunch and enjoy stories, songs and games with the librarian.Image result for lunch

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Little Scribblers

07/18/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Ages 1 - 3 yrs with a parent or caregiver

Nurture your child’s creativity from the start! We’ll be doodling with crayons and painting with fingers and stamps.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

07/20/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

07/23/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lunch with the Librarian

07/24/2018 - 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

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

07/25/2018 - 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 play sidewalk chalk games or let your creativity flow and use sidewalk chalk to draw a beautiful masterpiece!  

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

07/27/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

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Lunch with the Librarian

07/31/2018 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

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

Drop-in Craft

08/03/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

08/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Lunch with the Librarian

08/07/2018 - 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

08/10/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/17/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Field Station: Dinosaurs

06/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

All ages

The Dinosaur Troubadour will visit the library to share dinosaur-themed songs and stories. Plus, there’ll be a meet and greet with a 15 foot T-REX!

 

For more information about Field Station: Dinosaurs visit www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

"Libraries Rock!" Drop-in Craft

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 5pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Club!

Westergard Childrens Area

"Libraries Rock!" Drop-in Craft

06/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 5pm for a simple craft at KENNEDY or WESTERGARD to kick-off our "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Club!

Kennedy Childrens Room

Drop-in Craft

06/22/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

ChapterCats Book Club

06/25/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

For children in grades 3-5

Join us as we discuss GRAPHIC NOVELS over snacks, games, and activities.  Choose a GRAPHIC NOVEL and  be ready to talk about it and have some fun.

 Please register at Kennedy Library 732-463-1633 ext. 7. starting on Friday, June 1st.

Kennedy Cafe

Art for Kids

06/27/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

(Grades K-5)

Use your imagination and creativity to design beautiful summer flowers using doodling and colorful paper cut-outs.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Gaming for Kids

06/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Grades K-5

Join us for some Wii competition, board and card games -- or just watch as others compete.

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Drop-in Craft

06/29/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

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A Wrinkle in Time

06/30/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon movie!

Meg’s father is being held captive by an evil force. To rescue him, she must reply on the help of three supernatural beings. Rated PG.

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Drop-in Craft

07/06/2018 - 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

07/13/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Childrens Area

Lego Club

07/18/2018 - 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

Drop-in Craft

07/20/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Sidewalk Chalk Art

07/25/2018 - 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 play sidewalk chalk games or let your creativity flow and use sidewalk chalk to draw a beautiful masterpiece!  

Westergard Childrens Area

Drop-in Craft

07/27/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Tales for Tails

07/30/2018 - 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

 

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Grace the Pirate presented by Kit's Interactive Theatre

07/31/2018 - 7:00pm to 7:45pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Drop-in Craft

08/03/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Kennedy Childrens Room

Bollywood Dance for Tweens

08/09/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

For grades 4-8

Get fit and get your groove on dancing to an exhilarating and delightful fusion of Bollywood, Bhangra, and classical South Asian beats!  Beginners are welcome!  

Registration is required.  Participants must register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Wednesday, August 1st.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/10/2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

All Ages

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

Westergard Mtg Rm

Drop-in Craft

08/17/2018 - 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.

Gaming for Kids with Special Needs

06/20/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

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Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

06/23/2018 - 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.  

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