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Storytime & Craft
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Click here for printable November calendar.

Click here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY

Special Programs

Go board game BOARD GAMES OF THE WORLD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 6PM - PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME!

For children age 6 & over. Learn about the origin of several international board games, including Go, Shogi and Mancala, and how to play them! Presented by Jeff Cupo; free, but pre-registration IS requested.

Uncle Johns puppet show UNCLE JOHN'S PUPPET SHOW - WEDS. OCTOBER 29th at 6:30 PM

Recommended for children up to age 7. Join us for a fun-filled evening of music & puppetry with Uncle John's Puppets! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Pre-registration is NOT required. 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.

FLL challenge robot ROBOT GAME AND PROJECT SOLUTION
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 at 2:30PM

For 4th - 8th graders. Join us to learn about the First Lego League (FLL), an exciting robotics program that ignites enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in 4th-8th grade students! Kids from FLL team Robo Rockets will explain and demonstrate this year's challenge, finding a better or more innovative way to help someone learn. In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS Challenge, over 265,000 children from 80 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Click here for a printable flyer.

Navrang Dance Academy BOLLYWOOD DANCE - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 6:30PM

Ages 5 and up. Instructors from Navrang Dance Academy will be leading an Indian dance workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing! Space is limited and pre-registration IS required. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. Click here for a printable flyer.

Mr Kurt

SING ALONG WITH MR. KURT - WEDS., DECEMBER 17th at 6:30 PM

For children up to age 7. Come and celebrate the holidays with Mr Kurt and his super silly songs! 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.

Baby Time AGES: Up to 2 years

Baby Time
with Miss Linda
Friday mornings
Click here for times & details
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. 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!

Click here for a printable Baby Time flyer (PDF).

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:

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


girl & computer

Search Kids Click

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

boy & computer

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


World Almanac for Kids
SEARCH World Almanac for Kids
(Click and enter your name, library card barcode number and PIN)



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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