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.

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Flier:
Math and Science Story Time (MASST en Espanol)!

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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The Children's Room is currently operating according to Summer Hours.
Summer Hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM.

The Children's Room will be closed on Saturday August 16 due to the Summer Reading Fair on that day.
~ Attendance at the Summer Reading Fair is by invitation only. Kids and Teens who reach the reading goals set by the library's Summer Reading program will earn invitations to the Fair.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!

All kids from preschoolers to those going into 6th grade are encouraged to sign up for the Summer Reading Club in the Children's Room! Come on in and find out all about this year's program! The basic details are as follows:

Register at the Children's Circulation Desk.

  • When a child registers, they will receive a Fizz, Boom, Read! tote bag which will contain their reading log as well as some coupons and other little "swag" items.

Reporting begins Thursday, June 26 and ends on Saturday, August 9.

  • Children will need to report on what they read so as to earn credit for their reading.
  • Reporting hours are:
    Mondays -Thursdays = 10:30am - Noon & 2:00 to 5pm.
    Fridays and Saturdays = 10:30am - Noon & 2:00 to 4pm.
  • Reach our reading goal of 30 hours to be invited to the Summer Reading Fair! Other prizes will be awarded at different reading benchmarks along the way.

Children who have not yet started Kindergarten can take part in "Summer Fun for Little Ones."

  • Win prizes for doing literacy activities like reading, coloring, and signing.
  • Little ones who meet our activity goal by completing all 5 weeks' worth of activities will be invited to our end-of-summer PJ party!

There are certain events that children must sign up for ahead of time.

  • These include: The Math & Science Story Times (MASST), the chocolate tasting, and the volcano bus.
  • Please note that the MASST program has a limit of 20 attendees. Sign up now if interested!

Ongoing Summer Programs

Wednesdays June 25 - August 13

Math and Science Story Times
This summer, join us for special Wednesday evening storytimes featuring stories, songs, and activities designed to introduce children ages 3-5 to important math and science concepts! All storytimes will be presented in Spanish and English!
6 - 7:30 PM in the Children's Room.
Registration is required: please call 732-745-5108 ext. 16 or stop by the Children's Room to sign up. Download a flier here (o en Espanol.)
Math and Science Storytimes at the New Brunswick Free Public Library are made possible by a Target Educational Grant, Rutgers University Research Council Grant, and Community-University Research Partnership Grant. They are presented in conjunction with the National Institute for Early Education Research.

Wednesdays July 9 - August 13

TWEEN Afternoon Events
Kids in grades 4 through 8 are invited to a different fun activity on most Wednesdays during the summer. Please see the Teen Events page for details of each event.
3 - 4 PM.

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August Events

Tuesday, August 5

Video Game Jeopardy
Come test your knowledge of all your favorite video game characters and earn prizes when we play jeopardy on the big screen.
3:30 - 4:30 PM.
For ages 7-12.

Tuesday, August 12

Craft Club!
Do you like to make friendship bracelets, keychains, puppets, fancy bookmarks? Well come join us for an hour of crafting fun. It's amazing what you can make!
3:30 - 4:30 PM.
For grades K-5.

Saturday, August 16

Summer Reading Fair
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with fun, food, and prizes!
2 - 4 PM.
By invitation only! Earn your invitation by meeting our reading goal.
Please note that the Children's Room will be closed on this date.

Monday, August 18

Greyhound Dogs
Do you love dogs? How about big dogs? How about big, fast dogs? Come meet the biggest, fastest and nicest dogs you will ever see when greyhounds visit the library. Come learn about these magnificent animals and then take your turn getting to know them.
7 pm.
For all ages.

Tuesday, August 19

Movie Afternoon: Frozen
It's hot outside – come inside and get Frozen! You know you love it, now come experience the magic all over again on our big screen. Singing along is encouraged, and yummy snacks will be available.
3:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 20

Pajama Party
Our end-of-summer celebration for the "Little Ones!"
7 pm.
By invitation only! Earn your invitation by meeting our activity goal.

Tuesday, August 26

Paw Pals
Do you like dogs? Would you like to read to a dog? Would you like to read your favorite book to a beautiful dog named Danny? Come meet Danny and help us kick off our Paw Pals Program!
3 - 4:30 pm.
For ages 6-12. If you would like to read to Danny please sign up at the children's circulation desk for a 15 minute slot by coming in or calling 732-745-5108 ext. 16.


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