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 library at 732-745-5108 x15 or email Ms. Karen, Children's Librarian, at For details about Tween programs, you may also contact Ms. Chelsea at

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Flier:
May (o mayo) > June (o junio).

~ Weekly Recurring Events:

Tween Tuesdays: Readers Club
Come read every Tuesday with your friends! We will continue reading the book Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, for the month of May.
Every Tuesday in May (except 5/17) and June, at 4 p.m.
Open to grades 4-8.

Read and Play
Parents and other caregivers: bring your little ones for storytime and play at the library!
Every Wednesday in May and June, at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

Garden Club
Our new Garden Club started April 28. Listen to garden-related stories, learn about worms and insects, and get some hands-on gardening experience — both indoors and outdoors!
Every Thursday in May and June, at 4 p.m.
Open to grades K-6.

~ Bi-weekly:

"On the Zine @ the NBFPL"
Do you like to write, draw, take photographs, or do any other kind of art? Do you want to share your voice and viewpoint with the world? Come to these regular meetings for our new library magazine!
Fridays: May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to ages 10-14.

~ Short-term Recurring:

This summer will be the library's 5th year of offering the Math & Science Story Time (MASST) in partnership with NIEER at Rutgers. These bilingual storytimes feature stories, songs, and activities designed to introduce children ages 3-5 to important math and science concepts! Download a flier here (o aquí para Español).
Thursdays June 23 - August 11, at 6 p.m.
Advance registration is required: please stop by the Children's circulation desk or call 732-745-5108 ext. 16. Please note this program is only open to children aged 3 to 5 years old.

May Events:

4-H Youth Dance Night
Come join the New Brunswick 4-H for some dancing fun!
Tuesday May 17, at 5 p.m.
Open to youth of all ages.

Lego Club
Children will be given a challenge to solve using their Lego-building skills. This month's theme is bridge building!
Monday May 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

June Events:

Castle Decorations
Help us decorate the Children's Room for the Summer Reading Program! Make knight shields and castle flags to go with our Catch a Dragon by the Tale theme!
Monday June 13, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Children (from ages 2 up) and teens are invited to sign up for our annual Summer Reading Program! Get your goody bag and meet the Somerset Patriots mascot! (Summer Reading Program Registration will continue throughout the summer as well.)
Saturday June 18, at 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Reporting
Children registered for our Summer Reading Program can earn prizes by reporting to us about what they have been reading.
Reporting times begin Monday June 27 and end Friday August 5.
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Open to kids ages 2-12, or through grade 6.

Children's Room Summer Hours also begin Monday June 27. Summer hours are as follows:
~ Monday through Thursday = 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
~ Friday and Saturday = 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
{Closed on Sundays starting May 22.}
(Only the Children's Room closes at 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday during the Summer: the rest of the library remains open until 9 p.m. on those days.)

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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