New Brunswick Free Public Library

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New Brunswick NJ 08901

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Kids' Events

Spaces at all events are given on a first-come first-served basis. Register for programs at the Children's Circulation Desk or by calling 732-745-5108 x16.
For more information about any of these events: contact the Children's Room at 732-745-5108 x15; email Ms. Karen, Children's Librarian, at; or Ms. Chelsea, Middle-Grade Librarian, at

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Calendar:
June (Junio) | July (Julio)

~ Recurring Events:

Read and Play
Parents and other caregivers: bring your little ones for storytime and play at the library!
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

Extended Play Time
Join Ms. Anne and Ms. Luz from The Children's Center of Middlesex County for some additional play time immediately after the library's Read & Play Story Time. (Come to either or both!)
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

A.S.K. Club
Back for the summer, the A.S.K. Club explores fun experiments and projects to apply what we learn in school to real life. Topics include science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.). Kids will learn coding, cooking science, digital photography, and more!
Tuesdays June 27 through August 15 (except July 4) at 4:00 p.m.
For grades 4-6. Parents are also welcome to join in on the fun! Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged as space is limited: Sign up at the Children's circulation desk. Any questions, ask Ms. Chelsea.

M.A.S.S.T. (Math and Science Story Time)
This summer, join Ms. Linda Stork and the Children's department for free bilingual story-times featuring stories, songs, and activities designed to introduce children ages 2-5 to important math and science concepts! All story-times will be presented in Spanish and English.
Wednesdays June 28 through August 16 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
~Registration required: To register, visit or call the Children's circulation desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 16.

Building Club
Each week we will build structures using different materials, such as a K-Nex miniature golf course or a tower created with straws and connectors.
Thursdays June 29 through August 17 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Book Battles
Each week, listen to stories and then divide into teams to see who remembers the stories best! Win prizes!
Fridays June 30 through August 18 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Building a Better World

Summer Reading Kick-Off
The Summer Reading Kick-Off is for all ages (babies, preschool, elementary, teen, and adult) to start signing up for the library's summer reading program. Sparky from the Somerset Patriots will be making an appearance, and Ms. Stephanie Meenakshi Lubalin from Purple Lotus Therapeutic Yoga and Wellness will lead interested participants in some yoga poses.
*The first 100 registrants will receive a free summer reading-themed coloring book!*
Saturday, June 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
{Please note that the Children's Room will be closed on this day except for the event.}
For all ages. Find out more about the Summer Reading Program on this day!

Garden Club - Soil Supreme
Today's meeting is a special event! Join the Freehold Soil Conservation Project to learn all about soil and its layers. Is it more than plain old dirt? Yes!
Also: stay to make a special "soil cake" treat! (Please note that this is not gluten-free.)
Monday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

July Events:

4-H Dance Day
Join the New Brunswick 4-H for an afternoon of moving and grooving!
Friday, July 7 at 2 p.m.
For kids of all ages.

Movie Day
Come watch the Lego Batman movie on the library's big screen!
Monday, July 10 at 3:00 p.m.
For all ages.

Home Depot Workshop
Home Depot workers will stop by the library with materials and tools to help kids build a project to take home!
Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.
For grades K-6, registration required.

Garden Club
Join us for garden-related stories and activities indoors, then we will go outside to see how everything is growing in our library garden.
Monday, July 17 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

NJ Snap Ed Family Program
NJ Snap Ed will provide 3 workshops to help your family eat healthy!
Families are invited to:
- Colors of the Garden on Monday, July 17
Learn easy ways to eat more fruits and veggies!
- Fast Food Fix on Monday, July 24
Learn how to make healthy choices at fast food restaurants!
- Label Me Healthy on Monday, July 31
Learn how to understand nutrition facts on food labels!
All workshops begin at 7:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Sparkling Smiles
Denise Franzese from Tender Smiles 4 Kids will show children how to keep their teeth clean and sparkly. Goody bags available to all participants.
Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.
For children of all ages and parents.

Eyes of the Wild
Reptiles, rodents, and rabbits, oh my! Come see what animals the Eyes of the Wild bring to the library this year.
Monday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome.

Garden Club
Join us for garden-related stories and activities indoors, then we will go outside to see how everything is growing in our library garden.
Monday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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