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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.


Kids’ Community Council

Tuesdays, January 21 - March 3 *except February 11*, at 4:00 p.m.

Are you in grade 5, 6, 7, or 8? Are you a resident of New Brunswick, and interested in making your community a better place? Are you free on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. to attend meetings? If you answered yes to all of these, come join the Kids' Community Council! We are New Brunswick kids who meet once a week to discuss issues important to us and help take care of the library. This winter we will explore a Dungeons and Dragons campaign together. Snacks provided!


Young Athletes

Thursdays, January 9 - 30 and February 6, at 4:00 p.m. for ages 2-5 (registration full as of 12/30/19!).

Thursdays, February 13 - March 12, at 4:00 p.m. for ages 6-7.

This free, inclusive program sponsored by the Special Olympics helps children to: improve gross motor skills, celebrate what your child CAN do, improve social and language skills, learn to play with a purpose, and develop skills for future preparation in sports. All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shoes.

Registration is required; please visit this site to register. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


¡Cuentos y Canciones!

Wednesdays, January 29 and February 5 & 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Acompañanos para una programa de cuentos en español para niños/niñas de 2-4 años y sus padres. ¡Registrate ahora llamando al 732-745-5108 x16 o visita el Salón de Niños!

Join us for this story time in Spanish for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Register now by calling 732-745-5108 x16 or visiting the Children's room!


Lego Club

Friday, January 31, at 3:30 p.m.

Build a Lego catapult! After building your catapult, see how far it will toss a ping pong ball!

This program is for children in grades K-6 and will be held in the library's community room.


ASK Club

Monday, February 3 & 24, at 4:00 p.m.

A.S.K. Club returns for Winter 2020! The A.S.K. (After School Kids') Club explores science and math concepts in fun ways!

For grades 4 and up. Parents are also welcome: see your student build the critical thinking skills they need, and have some fun yourself!


Reading Buddies

Mondays, February 5 - March 25, sessions available 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m.

Students in grades K-5 can practice weekly reading with a “Big Buddy” this winter!

Registration required. Call 732-745-5108 x16 or visit the Children's room to register!


Chinese New Year Celebration

Sunday, February 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Rat with an afternoon of crafts and performances in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room. Sponsored by the Confucius Institution of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese paper crafts, folk dancing, Kung Fu, and delicious food.

Bring the whole family to learn about Chinese culture and celebrate the new year with us!


Kids Coding

Monday, February 10, at 4:00 p.m.

Play games and use robots to learn the basics of computer coding!

For kids in grades K-3.


Lego Club

Friday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Build a Lego bridge! How much weight can it hold?!

This program is for children in grades K-6.

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: