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. For more information about any of these events, contact the library at 732-745-5108 x15 or email Ms. Karen, Children's Librarian, at For details about Tween programs, you may also contact Ms. Chelsea at

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Flier:
April (o abril) > May (o mayo).

~ Weekly Recurring Events:

Tween Tuesdays: Readers Club
Come read every Tuesday with your friends! We will continue reading the book Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, for the month of May.
Every Tuesday in May (except 5/17), at 4 p.m.
Open to grades 4-8.

Read and Play
Parents and other caregivers: bring your little ones for storytime and play at the library!
Every Wednesday in May, at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

Garden Club
Our new Garden Club will start April 28. Listen to garden-related stories, learn about worms and insects, and get some hands-on gardening experience—both indoors and outdoors!
Every Thursday in May, at 4 p.m.
Open to grades K-6.

~ Bi-weekly:

"On the Zine @ the NBFPL"
Do you like to write, draw, take photographs, or do any other kind of art? Do you want to share your voice and viewpoint with the world? Come to these regular meetings for our new library magazine!
Fridays: May 6, & May 20, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to ages 10-14.

~ Short-term Recurring:

Chinese Class
Instructors from the Confucius Institute at Rutgers University will teach these Chinese language and culture classes for children, who will learn to speak a few simple words per class by doing fun activities.
Fridays April 22, April 29, & May 13, at 3:45 p.m.
Registration is suggested. Contact Hsien-min Chen at for more information.

May Events:

Star Wars Day
May the Fourth Be With You! Come in your favorite Star Wars costume and make Origami Yoda and/or Darth Paper!
Wednesday May 4, 3:30 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza
In cooperation with Lazos América Unida, the New Brunswick Cultural Center, and the Rutgers Center for Latino Arts & Culture, the library will host a celebration including activities for children and the whole family. There will then be a parade to Boyd Park at 12:30 p.m. for more festivities!
Saturday May 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Open to all ages. Download a flier here (o aquí en español).

Travel the World
Each month kids will hear a story from a different country, learn a few facts about the country, do a craft, and get their "passport" stamped. On this day, travel to Russia!
Monday May 9, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

Family Garden Kick-Off
Families are invited to help clean up the library's garden and begin planting with the help of Esperanza and 4-H.
Saturday May 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Open to all ages.

4-H Youth Dance Night
Come join the New Brunswick 4-H for some dancing fun!
Tuesday May 17, at 5 p.m.
Open to youth of all ages.

Lego Club
Children will be given a challenge to solve using their Lego-building skills. This month's theme is bridge building!
Monday May 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

~ See our Google Calendar for all library events. ~

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