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Kids Events

Our programs for kids are diverse and cover a wide range of interests. Register for our programs by calling (732) 745-5108 ext.16. If you have any questions about our events for kids, please send us your messages! Call us at (732) 745-5108 ex.15. Email our Children's Librarian, Karen, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or email our Middle-Grade Librarian, Chelsea, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Read and Play

Wednesdays from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Parents and other caregivers: bring your little ones for storytime and play at the library!

Open to ages 0-4.

More Play Time

Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Join 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!)

Open to ages 0-4.


MASST (Math And Science Story Time)

Tuesdays, June 25 - August 13, at 6:00 p.m. (English session)

Wednesdays, June 26 - August 14, at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish session)

Math And Science Story Times are back for the 8th year in a row! This summer, join Ms. Linda Stork and the Children's department for free bilingual story-times featuring stories, songs, and activities designed to introduce children ages 2-5 to important math and science concepts! Parental attendance is required. English speakers should plan to attend Tuesday evening sessions, and Spanish speakers should plan to attend Wednesday evening sessions.

Registration required. For more information, visit or call the children’s circulation desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 16.


Garden Club

Mondays, July 1 – August 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Listen to garden-related stories, learn about different plants, follow recipes, do crafts & help the library garden grow!

For kids entering grades K-6.


KCC Star Fleet

Tuesdays, July 2 – August 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Boldly go where the Kids’ Community Council has never gone before this summer in KCC Star Fleet! We will explore the Universe of Stories using activities, games, and media to learn about "strange new worlds" and new-to-us cultures and experiences, just like the members of Star Trek's famous "Starfleet."

This program is for students entering grades 5-8 in September 2019. Registration not required, but encouraged; to register, call 732-745-5108 x16. For questions, please contact Ms. Chelsea, tween librarian, at 732-745-5108 x13 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Take Me To Your Reader Sci-Fi Culture Club

Mondays, July 8, 22, and August 5, at 3:30 p.m.

There's so much to learn about sci-fi! Students entering grades 5-8 in September 2019 can read, watch, and make their own science fiction this summer in this Sci-Fi Culture Club!

Registration not required, but encouraged; to register, call 732-745-5108 x16. For questions, please contact Ms. Chelsea, tween librarian, at 732-745-5108 x13 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show

Thursday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m.

Let’s take a trip to the Moon! We will explore the challenges of getting to space, living and working in orbit, and safely returning to Earth.

For kids entering grades K-6.


Reading Buddies

Thursdays, July 11 – August 15; sessions at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.

Students entering grades K-5 can practice weekly reading with a teen volunteer “Big Buddy” this summer!

Big Buddies will help Little Buddies discover the joy of reading this summer in our all-new Reading Buddies program, using books, games, and activities. Students going into grades K-5 in September 2019 can sign up for a weekly time slot with a Big Buddy every Thursday.

Registration REQUIRED; to register for a recurring weekly time slot, call 732-745-5108 x16. For questions, please contact 732-745-5108 x13.


Garden Club: Home Depot Edition

Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m.

The folks from Home Depot will join us for this session of Garden Club. They will bring kits for each child to build a planter. We will then add soil & seeds to our new planters!

For kids entering grades K-6.


Lost In Space

Thursdays, July 18 & 25, and August 1 & 8, at 4:00 p.m.

How big is the sun compared to the Earth? How does a rocket work? How can stars help you if you get lost? What twin brothers from New Jersey became astronauts? Find the answers to these questions with crafts, experiments & other activities!

For kids entering grades K-6.


Fly Me to the Moon!

Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, join us for a variety of moon-related activities, crafts, videos & snacks. Fun and fascinating for the whole family!


Sparkling Smiles

Thursday, July 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Listen to stories, learn about taking care of your teeth, do a craft, and receive a goody bag!

For kids entering grades K-6.


Animals Are Out Of This World

Monday, July 29, at 3:00 p.m.

Did you know that many of our animal friends went to space before humans did?! Find out how animals have helped us learn about space, and get to meet some animals, too!

For all ages.


Crater Creations

Thursday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m.

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about meteorites, how craters are made, and have a chance to make and measure your own crater! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

This program is recommended for children up to 4th grade.


Mars Rover Racing

Thursday, August 15, at 3:30 p.m.

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum for an interactive activity to learn how scientists communicate with and pilot the Mars Rover from over 140 million miles away! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

This program is recommended for children in 5th grade and above.

Suggested Reading

Ms. Karen and Ms. Chelsea put together some lists based on reading age. Here are some great books for:

Infants Preschoolers Kindergarteners First graders Second graders Third graders Fourth graders Fifth graders Sixth graders

We recommend these sites to help you pick your next book: