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 Calendar:
December (o Diciembre) | January (o Enero)

~ Recurring Events:

Ask Ms. Chelsea about our new program premiering this school year, designed to help manage stress, improve concentration, and strengthen comprehension before starting on your homework!
Every Monday and Thursday through December 15 (excluding 11/24). First session meets 3:30-3:45 p.m., second session meets 3:45-4:00 p.m.
Presented in a bilingual format on the following dates: 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/15 (all Thursdays).
For grades K-6.

Readers Club
Come read with your friends every Tuesday! This fall we will be reading Becoming Naomi León by Pamela Muñoz Ryan.
Every Tuesday (unless otherwise noted - check calendar) at 4:00 p.m.
Open to kids in grades 4-8.

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.

Young Athletes
The Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive program that promotes social development and offers an opportunity for children and parents to come together in a guided play experience. Download a flyer here (o aquí para Español).
Every Monday from October 17 until December 5, at 4:00 p.m.
For children aged 2-7: pre-registration required! *As of October 24, registration is now full!

~ Short-term Recurring:

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: September 30, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 18, and December 2 & 16; from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Please sign-up in the Children's Room, or email Download a flier here.

December Events:

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 December: Build a pyramid out of Lego blocks and trap a Lego creature inside!
Wednesday, December 7 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, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
For kids of all ages.

Holidays Around the World
Join us as we travel to Sweden for Lucia Day, to England for Pancake Day, to Brazil for Carnival, to Ecuador for New Year’s, to Pakistan for a Kite Festival and to Niger for the Festival of Spring. We will make crafts and play games in celebration of these holidays, enjoy snacks and music, and receive a special visit from Santa Claus!
Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.
For kids in grades K-6. Registration is required: please sign up in the Children's Room, or call 732-745-5108 ext.16.

Listen to a story from a different country each month, then become the characters, using scripts to re-enact the story! This month, we will be "visiting" Norway and listening to the stories The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Pancake.
Wednesday, December 21 at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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