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 Children's Room at 732-745-5108 x15; email Ms. Karen, Children's Librarian, at; or Ms. Chelsea, Middle-Grade Librarian, at

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Calendar:
September (Septiembre) | October

~ Recurring Events:

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.

More Play Time
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!)
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

~ Fall Recurring Events:

Tales with Tails
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!
Mondays September 11 - 25, at 4:30 p.m.
For children up to age 12.

A.S.K. Club
Get back into the school year with some hands-on learning! The A.S.K. (After School Kids') Club explores science and math concepts in fun ways! Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged as space is limited. Any questions, ask Ms. Chelsea.
Tuesdays September 26 - November 14, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades 4 and up. Parents are also welcome: see your student build the critical thinking skills they need, and have some fun yourself!

Young Athletes
Children ages 2-7 are invited to participate with their parents in this inclusive sports program sponsored by Special Olympics of New Jersey. Children will improve gross motor skills as well as social and language skills. Space is limited so be sure to register at for the 8-week fall 2017 session of Young Athletes. (Registration opens August 28.)
Thursdays September 28 - November 9, at 4:00 p.m.
All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shoes.

Garden Club
Join us for garden-related stories and activities indoors, then we will go outside to see how everything is growing in our library garden.
Monday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

October Events:

Jeopardy! Hispanic Heritage Edition
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a game of Jeopardy and learning about a wide variety of fascinating people!
Monday, October 2, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades 3-6.

Lego Club
Join us each month for a new building challenge. This month's challenge: Build goal posts out of Legos and then play paper football!
Monday, October 16, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Garden Club
Join us for our last Garden Club of the year!
Monday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Spooky Story Fest
Celebrate the spooky season with eerie tales, ghostly snacks, and creepy crafts! Don't forget to wear you costume!
Wednesday, October 25, at 4:00 p.m.
For grades K-4. Registration required: call or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.

During the School-Year:

Drop-In Tutoring
Tutors from the GSE-CSP Tutoring Network of Rutgers are often available at the library after school and on weekends to help with homework on all subjects for grade levels K-12. No appointment is necessary, but please call ahead to ensure tutor availability (732-745-5108 ext.15 for the Children's Reference Desk.)
4:00* to 8 p.m. on Mondays
3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays - Thursdays
3:30 to 5 p.m. on Fridays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
1:00 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

{*Please note the later start time on Mondays.}
This school-year, tutoring begins Sept. 13 and will not be available during Rutgers Fall Break (Nov. 23 – 26), Winter Break (Dec. 13, 2017 – Jan. 16, 2018), and Spring Break (March 10 -18, 2018). Tutoring ends April 30, 2018.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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