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:
April (o Abril) | May (o Mayo)

~ 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 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

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. (Check calendar for dates.)
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! {Please note the April 20 meeting is canceled.}
¿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 *excepto el 20 de abril), 3:30 -4 p.m.!
Para grados K-6.

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. through April 18.
(Please note the Club will not meet on April 25.)
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

April Events:

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

May Events:

Garden Club
Listen to stories, learn about gardening, and do a garden-related activity. Come help plant our pumpkin seeds indoors!
Monday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

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 May, we will have Lego Relay Races!
Monday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Garden Kick-Off
Meet us outside in the library garden, where we will prepare our garden boxes and start planting! The New Brunswick 4-H Club will help us out as we plant tomatoes, peppers, and carrots.
Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. until noon.
For all ages.

Garden Club
Come see if our cucumbers and pumpkins have sprouted yet! Listen to stories, learn about gardening, and do a garden-related activity.
Monday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

4-H Dance Day
Join the New Brunswick 4-H dance instructor for some fun grooves and moves!
Friday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m.
For all ages.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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