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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 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. Snacks provided.

Please fill out the registration form at this link, or pick up a copy in the Children's Room. Any questions, ask Ms. Chelsea.


Tales with Tails

Mondays, June 4 & 11, at 4:30 p.m.

Meet some of the wonderful therapy dogs of Bright and Beautiful right here at the library! Stop by to read them a story, and learn more about how therapy dogs can help us. This is a great way to improve your reading or get to know dogs a little better. Dogs are great listeners and love people, and will enjoy meeting all interested attendees!

For children up to age 12.


Know the Author

Thursdays, June 7 through 28, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about Eric Velasquez, award-winning illustrator and author of many books, who will be visiting the library on June 30. Hear some of his stories and do related crafts in preparation for his exciting visit!

For children in grades K-6.


M.A.S.S.T.

Tuesdays, June 19 through August 14 (with no meeting on July 3) at 6:00 p.m., for native English speakers.
Wednesdays, June 20 through August 15 (with no meeting on July 4) at 6:00 p.m., for native Spanish speakers.

Math And Science Story Times are back! This summer, join 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.

Native English speakers should plan to attend Tuesday evening sessions, and native Spanish speakers should plan to attend Wednesday evening sessions. All sessions will be held in the New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

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


Summer Reading Kick-Off

Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sign up for the summer reading program, get your goody bag, and participate in fun activities! Libraries rock!

For all ages.


Author Visit

Saturday, June 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Meet author and illustrator Eric Velasquez, winner of the Pura Belpré award for his book Grandma's Gift!

For all ages.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring Mr. Velasquez's visit.

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: