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April 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!

Bedtime Rhyme Time

04/30/2018 - 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

Rhymes

05/01/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 6 – 36 months

Enjoy rhymes, finger plays and a story during this fast-paced program on the first Tuesday of each month. 

TUESDAY, May 1 - 10:30am - 11:00am - WESTERGARD

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Tot Time

05/08/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver

Parents and children are partners in play! This program includes stories, crafts, and other activities on the second Tuesday of each month.

Registration required. Piscataway Residents only. Please register by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1166 ext. 6). Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1st.

TUESDAY, May 8 - 10:30am - 11:15am - WESTERGARD

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Ramadan for Kids

05/09/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Join us for an interactive storytime to learn about Ramadan.  We will celebrate this special holiday with stories, crafts, and activities, and serve light refreshments.

  

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Mother's Day Drop-in Craft

05/10/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Drop by and create a beautiful, 3-D flower pop-up card for Mother's Day! For All Ages.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

05/14/2018 - 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

Music and Movement Story Time

05/15/2018 - 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 Tuesday, May 1st.

TUESDAY, May 15 - 10:30am - 11:15am - WESTERGARD

Westergard Mtg Rm

Little Scribblers

05/16/2018 - 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

Art for Little Hands

05/22/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Ages 2 -5 with a parent or caregiver

Join us for songs, a story, and an open-ended art activity, where children are encouraged to focus on the joy and process of creating art and not the product.

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

TUESDAY, May 22- 10:30am - 11:15am - WESTERGARD

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Bedtime Rhyme Time

06/04/2018 - 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

Muscles in Motion!

06/15/2018 - 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 the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, June 1st.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

06/18/2018 - 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

TAB Presents Earth

04/21/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

For Children in grades K-3 and their families.

Drop-in for an Earth Day inspired craft from 1:00-3:00pm in the Kennedy Children's Room!

No registration. 

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

04/23/2018 - 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

04/24/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades 2 - 5

Grades 6-8

Kids will work together with teen partners to complete a project.  Refreshments will be served.

Children & teens must register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Monday, April 2nd. 

 

 

 

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Art for Kids

04/25/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Just in time for April Showers, join us for a fun crayon resist watercolor painting project.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Monday, April 2nd.Image result for art palette

 

 

 

 

 

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Lego Club

04/26/2018 - 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

Junior STEM

04/29/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Grades 1-6

Explore the fundamentals of aerodynamics!

Registration required. Please register by calling the Kennedy Children's Desk at 732-463-1633 ext. 7 starting on Monday, April 2nd. 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

04/30/2018 - 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

05/03/2018 - 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

05/07/2018 - 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

Ramadan for Kids

05/09/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

All Ages

Join us for an interactive storytime to learn about Ramadan.  We will celebrate this special holiday with stories, crafts, and activities, and serve light refreshments.

  

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Mother's Day Drop-in Craft

05/10/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Drop by and create a beautiful, 3-D flower pop-up card for Mother's Day! For All Ages.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

05/14/2018 - 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

PEEP Visit

05/16/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Flower Pot Frames with MFSC

05/17/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

Color flower-shaped frames for Mother’s Day. Snap a polaroid to fill your frame!

Registration Required. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633 ext. 7). Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1st. 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

05/21/2018 - 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

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

05/21/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 years, to help with the 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 must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

YELL! - Young Explorer's Library League

05/22/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades 2 - 5

Grades 6-8

Kids will work together with teen partners to complete a project.  Refreshments will be served.

Children & teens must register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Tuesday, May 1st.

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

05/23/2018 - 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

Movie

05/23/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pmKennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 years, to help with the 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 must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Budding Builders

05/25/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K - 5

Have fun building with our toys including dollhouses, SNAP circuits, straws and K'nex.

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Children's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation

06/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Children's Dept. is looking for young Piscataway residents, aged 11-17 years, to help with the 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 must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

All About Dad with MFSC

06/13/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Grades K-5

 

Registration required. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633 ext. 7). Registration begins on Friday, June 1st.

 

Kennedy Main Mtg 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.

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

05/12/2018 - 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

Gaming for Kids with Special Needs

05/16/2018 - 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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