New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732.745.5108
nbfpl@lmxac.org

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 kstuppi@lmxac.org; or Ms. Chelsea, Middle-Grade Librarian, at chelsea@lmxac.org.

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Calendar:
August (Agosto)

Building a Better World
The library's annual Summer Reading program runs from June 24 through August 18, 2017. Sign up in the Children's Room to find out more!

~ 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.

August Events:

Book Battles
Each week during this summer program, listen to stories and then divide into teams to see who remembers the stories best! Win prizes!
Last day= Friday, August 18, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Summer Reading Fair *
Join us for our annual end-of-summer Fair! This event is for eligible Summer Reading participants only (those whose reading logs show at least 4 weeks of reading), so make sure to sign up for the Summer Reading Program by July 28 and show us your reading log by August 18 to earn your invitation!
Saturday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m.
* Please note that the Children's Room will be closed on this day.

Relax!
Feelin’ stressed? Come Relax! Learn how to feel calm with yoga and mindfulness. Why practice yoga and mindfulness? It helps train the brain to pay attention, it teaches us to handle stress better, it helps us choose kindness, and it makes us feel great!
Thursday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m. 
Open to families and/or kids of all ages! Please bring your own yoga mat if possible, as mat supplies are limited.

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.
On this day, a presenter will be joining us from the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association. Come learn about bees, and see a live hive!
Monday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Tales with Tails
Meet some of the wonderful therapy dogs of Bright and Beautiful right here at the library! Stop by to read them a story and learn more about how therapy dogs can help us. This is a great way to improve your reading or get to know dogs a little better. Dogs are great listeners and love people, and will enjoy meeting all interested attendees!
Thursday, August 31, at 10:30 a.m.
For children up to age 12.

September Events:

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, September 11, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Lego Club
Join us each month for a new building challenge. This month's challenge: build a Lego catapult!
Monday, September 18, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

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, September 25, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

~ Fall Recurring Events:

Tales with Tails
Meet some of the wonderful therapy dogs of Bright and Beautiful right here at the library! Stop by to read them a story and learn more about how therapy dogs can help us. This is a great way to improve your reading or get to know dogs a little better. Dogs are great listeners and love people, and will enjoy meeting all interested attendees!
Mondays September 11 - 25, at 4:30 p.m.
For children up to age 12.

A.S.K. Club
Get back into the school year with some hands-on learning! The A.S.K. (After School Kids') Club explores science and math concepts in fun ways! Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged as space is limited. Any questions, ask Ms. Chelsea.
Tuesdays September 26 - November 14, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades 4 and up. Parents are also welcome: see your student build the critical thinking skills they need, and have some fun yourself!

Young Athletes
Children ages 2-7 are invited to participate with their parents in this inclusive sports program sponsored by Special Olympics of New Jersey. Children will improve gross motor skills as well as social and language skills. Space is limited so be sure to register at www.tfaforms.com/430613 for the 8-week fall 2017 session of Young Athletes. (Registration opens August 28.)
Thursdays September 28 - November 9, at 4:00 p.m.
All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shoes.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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