New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
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:
March (o Marzo) | April (o Abril)

~ 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. Sandy 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 - your choice!)
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 11:45 - 12:45 a.m.
Open to ages 0-4 and their parents/caregivers.

Join Ms. Chelsea for an after-school program designed to help manage stress, improve concentration, and strengthen comprehension before starting on your homework!
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4 p.m.
For grades K-6.
Every first and third Thursday of the month, from March to May, the sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish!
¿Te sientes estresado? ¿La escuela o amigos te tienen deprimido? Venga a Relajarse! ¡Haz actividades divertidas que te ayudarán a sentirte tranquilo y fresco como una lechuga! Adivina qué: ¡La relajacíon puede ayudar a mejorar tus estudios y calificaciones!
¡BILINGÜE SESIONES en Inglés y español el primero y tercero jueves de cada mes (Marzo - Mayo), 3:30 -4 p.m.!
Para grados K-6.

Young Athletes
The Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive program that promotes social development and offers an opportunity for children and parents to come together in a guided play experience.
Mondays from January 23 until March 27 (except 2/13 and 2/20) at 4:00 p.m.
For children aged 2-7. View a flier for more details. (Aqui para espanol.) Pre-registration required! Registration is now full, but you may sign up for the waiting list online here.

A.S.K. Club
The After-School Kids' 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 to make banana pianos, design propeller cars, control robots, and more!
Tuesdays at 5* p.m. (*new time) in March and April.
For grades 4-6; Parents are also welcome to join in on the fun! Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. Sign up at the Children's Circulation desk. Any questions, ask Ms. Chelsea.

Chinese Classes
Through different themed classes, children will learn to speak Chinese words with fun activities like paper cutting, coloring, and singing.
This program is provided by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU).
Fridays 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/21, 5/5, 5/12; from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Please sign-up in the Children's Room, or email

March Events:

Listen to a story from a different country each month, then become the characters, using scripts to re-enact the story! This month, we will visit Denmark to read and perform The Princess and the Pea.
Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Test your knowledge of famous women by playing Jeopardy! Win prizes!
Thursday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades 3-6.

April Events:

Lego Club
Have fun and hone skills with everyone's favorite building blocks! Each month the Lego Club is presented with a new challenge. For April, we will be making a tic-tac-toe board with legos and then playing tic-tac-toe!
Monday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Garden Club
Come to the first Garden Club meeting of this Spring to start our pumpkin and cucumber seeds indoors!
Monday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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