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Special Programs

Summer Reading is here!

Summer Reading 2014 - Fizz, Boom, Read!

© Collaborative Summer Library Program

Click here for kids' Summer Reading rules & resources.

Click here for kids' Summer Reading flyer.

Click here for July calendar of kids' programs.

Click here for summer calendar of weekly kids' programs.


Weekly Programs

Special Programs


Special Programs

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KIDCRAFT - THURSDAY, JULY 24th at 6:30 PM

For kids of all ages. Craft program for children of all ages. Space limited; pre-registration IS required. A $1.00 materials fee is due upon registration. Click here for a flyer..

THE LIZARD GUYS - THURSDAY, JULY 31st at 6:30 PM

bearded dragon lizard For children age 4 and over. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT! Come and enjoy a live animal program with the Lizard Guys! They will be bringing a variety of animals, including lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and bugs. This is a kid-friendly introduction to the world of reptiles. In lieu of an admission charge, adults should bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER.


Weekly Programs

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MONDAY MORNING MOVIE - ALL AGES
Mondays @ 10:30 AM (July 7 - August 18)

Join us each Monday morning as we watch a different movie. To get information about specific titles, please call us or check postings in the library! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.


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TUESDAY TALES
AGE 7 & UP
Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM (July 8 - August 12)

Pre-registration IS REQUIRED FOR EACH SESSION.
We will explore folktales from around the world, make a craft and taste some food! This program is for kids age 7 and up, or entering grade 2 or higher in September.


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SUMMER CHESS CLUB for KIDS
AGE 6 & UP
Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM (July 1 - August 19)

Pre-registration IS REQUIRED.
Absolute beginners to experienced players - all levels welcome! (If you have a chess board at home, please bring it with you.)


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POKEMON CLUB
For kids age 6 and up
Fridays at 2:00 PM (July 11 - August 15)

Have fun with Pokemon! Players should bring their own card sets. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.


Plus our regularly scheduled
BABY TIME
TODDLER TIME (Time for 2s & 3s)
STORYTIME & CRAFT
FRIDAY FUN!

Baby Time AGES: Up to 2 years

New BABY TIME schedule beginning May 1, 2014!
Click here for details (PDF).

Baby Time
with Miss Linda
Friday mornings
Mother Goose
Registration is not required!


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Baby Time is designed for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. It is intended to introduce babies to the library in a positive way. This is a lapsit program including both structured time (songs & rhymes) and free play time. As of May 1st, 2014, we have divided Baby Time into two different sessions, described below.

NON-WALKERS

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Friday mornings

20-25 minutes of songs and rhymes for our youngest patrons followed by 20-25 minutes of play and socialization time. This session is best suited for babies who aren't quite brave enough to roam very far from their caregiver, regardless of ability to walk. No cell phones please!

WALKERS

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Friday mornings

25-30 minutes of songs and rhymes for our younger patrons followed by 25-30 minutes of play and socialization time. This session is best suited for babies who are a little more adventerous and enjoy roaming around. No cell phones please!

If you have both a walker and a non-walker, please use your best judgment and pick the session that you think would be most appropriate. Remember - our goal is to keep all of our friends safe and comfortable!

Toddler Time AGES: 2 to 3 years

Toddler Time (Time for 2s & 3s)
with Miss Mija

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM
Cat & fiddle
Registration is not required!


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Toddler Time is designed for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. It is intended to introduce toddlers to books and libraries in a positive way. This program runs 25 - 35 minutes and includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, short books, and a craft. Caregivers should remain in the storyroom and are encouraged to join in the activities. No cell phones please!

Storytime & Craft AGES: 3 to 6 years

Storytimes

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM
Thursday Afternoons at 1:15 PM
Story bunny
Registration is not required!


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

This is an independent storytime where children sit and listen to stories all by themselves. Storytime is designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive, enjoyable way. The program time averages 45 minutes to 1 hour and includes a variety of stories, fingergames, action rhymes, and a related craft. Along with aiding the development of listening and motor skills, storytime is also a time when children can learn socialization skills with children their own age.

To help provide an optimal learning atmosphere for your child during storytime, please observe the following guidelines:

Friday Fun AGES: 7 - 10

Friday Fun

Friday Afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 PM (July 11 - August 15)

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Registration is not required!


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

This is mostly free activity time, where children can read, do crafts, play board games, etc.

Explore the Web Kids : Get Net-Wise!
MediaSmarts Privacy Playground Game


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Search Kids Click

Type your question in the box below,
then click on 'GO' or press ENTER on your keyboard:

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INFORMATION for PARENTS:

The Internet contains many different kinds of material and its links can take you to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for children. In creating this page, the South Plainfield Public Library staff has attempted to choose the best websites available, but we cannot be responsible for accuracy of information at these sites. We have also attempted to choose only 'child-safe' websites, but because websites change frequently, and may contain links to many other sites, we cannot guarantee child-safe content. Some of these sites include commercial advertisements. Please supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

Click here for more computer safety & privacy links

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Use & Internet Access Policy.

Homework Help Kids : Get Net-Wise!
MediaSmarts Privacy Playground Game


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

The Internet contains many different kinds of material and its links can take you to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for children. In creating this page, the South Plainfield Public Library staff has attempted to choose the best websites available, but we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of information at these sites. We have also attempted to choose only 'child-safe' websites, but because websites change frequently, and may contain links to many other sites, we cannot guarantee child-safe content. Some of these sites include commercial advertisements, and/or provide links to other sites which include commercial advertisements. Please supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

Click here for more computer safety & privacy links

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Use & Internet Access Policy.

Fun Stuff Kids : Get Net-Wise!
MediaSmarts Privacy Playground Game


BOOKS & STORIES

Find new books based on books you like!       Next Reads newsletters - recommended reading for kids!

Find Your Next Book to Read:

BOOKS, STORIES, & READING - GENERAL SITES:

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LEARNING TO READ:

FAVORITE BOOKS & AUTHORS:

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MAGAZINES & COMICS


ARTS & CRAFTS


MUSIC


OUTDOOR FUN & SPORTS


SCIENCE & DISCOVERY

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE! The websites listed in this section include hands-on experiments and activities which require adult supervision.

TOYS & GAMES


MOVIES & TV


For GIRLS


For BOYS


HOME, SCHOOL & FRIENDS


MORE FUN STUFF!


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

The Internet contains many different kinds of material and its links can take you to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for children. In creating this page, the South Plainfield Public Library staff has attempted to choose the best websites available, but we cannot be responsible for accuracy of information at these sites. We have also attempted to choose only 'child-safe' websites, but because websites change frequently, and may contain links to many other sites, we cannot guarantee child-safe content. Some of these sites include commercial advertisements. Please supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

Click here for more computer safety & privacy links

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Use & Internet Access Policy.

 

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