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***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS! [Updated 5/10/20]

Click here for coloring pages & other PRINTABLES

LIBRARY YOUTUBE VIDEOS! NEW!

Check out our BOREDOM BUSTERS on Wordpress! (Also on our Facebook page.)

Coping tips for parents & kids

Join our childrens email list
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Text SPPLKIDS to 22828

South Plainfield Police Department PatchSOUTH PLAINFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Special Needs Registry UPDATED LINK! - The Special Needs Registry is designed to ensure that police & other first responders have all the vital information they will need in the event of an emergency. The form can be completed on-line. Applications may also be mailed to or dropped off at South Plainfield Police Headquarters. All forms will be sent to the South Plainfield Police Department and kept on file. Participation is voluntary, and you may opt out at any time.

Click here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY

Special Programs

***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Check out our online / virtual program schedule!

makers day NEW JERSEY MAKERS DAY - SATURDAY, MARCH 21st from 10:00 AM - NOON

Drop by to experience some awesome S.T.E.A.M themes in action! Arduino, network cables, snap circuits, and more - plus some low-tech projects too! Special guests: The Lego Dragons Robotics team!

colored pencils COLOR-A-THON - SATURDAY, MARCH 21st from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

All ages. Drop in anytime between 3:00 - 4:30 PM to color a picture that will be sent of to a non-profit organization, ColorASmile.org. They'll deliver your artwork to senior citizens, our troops overseas, or anyone in need of a smile. This is the senior project of a student at South Plainfield High School.

movie reel CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd at 2:00 PM

Join us for another CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY, featuring Abbott & Costello's classic comedy Who Done It! Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun!

graphic novels TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MARCH 24th at 4:00 PM

Ages 8 and up. This month's selection is Camp by Kayla Miller. Copies are available at the Children's desk.

yoga YOGA FOR KIDS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th at 4:00 PM

Ages 5 - 8 years. Space limited; registration required. Join us for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal! Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

yoga MOMMY & ME YOGA - FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at 12:30 PM

Ages 18 months to 4 years. Space limited; registration required. Young children and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal in a yoga session!

CHILL ZONE - FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Stop by to do homework, hang out and chill!

yoga YOGA FOR KIDS - SATURDAY, MARCH 28th at 2:00 PM

Ages 9 - 12 years. Space limited; registration required. Join us for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal! Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

Join our childrens email list
Click here to sign up using our online form!

Text SPPLKIDS to 22828

Babies AGES: Up to 2 years

***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS!

Baby Time (for ages up to 2 years)

Friday mornings, 10:15 AM
Friday mornings, 11:15 AM
Saturday mornings at 10:15 AM
Registration is not required!
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!

Mother Goose


INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Baby Time is designed for our youngest patrons (under 2 years of age) and their caregivers. It is intended to introduce babies to the library in a positive way. This is a lapsit program including songs and rhymes for our youngest patrons followed by play and socialization time. No cell phones please!

OTHER PROGRAMS for babies

MOMMY & ME YOGA - FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at 12:30 PM

Ages 18 months to 4 years. Space limited; registration required.

See also: SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Toddlers & Pre-K AGES: 2 to 6 years

***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS!

Toddler Time (For ages 2+)

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM
Saturday mornings at 11:30 AM
Registration is not required!
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!

Cat & fiddle


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!


Family Storytimes (For ages 3+)

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Registration is not required!
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!

Story bunny

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

This is a storytime that everyone in the family can come and enjoy! We sing songs, read books, and finish up with a craft suitable for all ages. The storytime itself lasts about 25-30 minutes, followed by the craft session. Caregivers should remain in the storyroom and are encouraged to join in the activities. No cell phones please!

OTHER PROGRAMS for toddlers & Pre-K


See also: SPECIAL PROGRAMS and BILINGUAL & FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

BOOK CLUBS

***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS!

Chinese Book Club
panda and book CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAYS at 4:00 PM

Grades 1 and up. Join Ms Kitty for reading, writing, and crafts! This program will be presented in Mandarin Chinese; some knowledge of Chinese required.

BILINGUAL & FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS!

Chinese Book Club


Chinese Storytime


Learn Spanish


Spanish Storytime


Chinese Language Storytime (Ages 2 - 6)
with Ms. Kitty

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
panda reading
Registration is not required!

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

This session will be held primarily in Mandarin, but children who have had no exposure to Chinese are encouraged to attend - no previous knowledge of the language is required. Ms. Kitty will give a short explanation of each song and story in English as they are presented.


panda and book CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAYS at 4:00 PM

Grades 1 and up. Join Ms Kitty for reading, writing, and crafts! This program will be presented in Mandarin Chinese; some knowledge of Chinese required. PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!


Spanish/English Storytime (Ages 2 - 6)
with Ms. Jailene & Ms Mija

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
piñata
Registration is not required!

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Vengan y disfruten cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español! Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and storytelling in Ms. Jailene! This program will be held in both Spanish and English so we encourage everyone to attend - no previous knowledge of the language is required!


Aprendamos Español LET'S LEARN SPANISH

Ages 3 - 12 years. Join Ms Jailene for some simple Spanish lessons. This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to a new language! Theme-based lessons will include games, songs, flash cards and activities. PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!


Italian/English Storytime
with Ms. Maria

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
Italian flag
Registration is not required!

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Racconti in Italiano! This program will be held in both Italian and English so we encourage everyone to attend - no previous knowledge of the language is required!


Korean/English Storytime (All ages)
with Ms. Park

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
bear in hoodie
Registration is not required!

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

Join Ms Park for stories and songs in Korean - no previous knowledge of the language is required! This is a great way to expose your child to a new language as well as meet some new friends.


See also: SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Grade Schoolers & 'Tweens AGES: 6 - 12

Click here for Teen page

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***EMERGENCY CLOSING!*** The Library will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All programs are cancelled until we re-open.

Find out about all our ONLINE STORYTIMES & OTHER PROGRAMS!

Lego builders


Chinese Book Club


Learn Spanish


LEGO CLUB - SOME THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM

Please check this month's calendar for schedule. All ages are welcome. Drop in to join us for some Lego building fun! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

NEW JERSEY MAKERS DAY - SATURDAY, MARCH 21st from 10:00 AM - NOON

COLOR-A-THON - SATURDAY, MARCH 21st from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

All ages.

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd at 2:00 PM

Showing: Abbott & Costello's classic comedy Who Done It.

TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MARCH 24th at 4:00 PM

Ages 8 and up.

YOGA FOR KIDS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th at 4:00 PM

Ages 5 - 8 years. Space limited; registration required.

CHILL ZONE - FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up.

YOGA FOR KIDS - SATURDAY, MARCH 28th at 2:00 PM

Ages 9 - 12 years. Space limited; registration required.

...PLUS all our regular programs!

See also: SPECIAL PROGRAMS and BILINGUAL & FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Homework Help INFORMATION for PARENTS

Click here to search the LIBRARY CATALOG


World Almanac for Kids

Click on the picture above to SEARCH World Almanac for Kids
(If you get a login page, enter library card barcode number)


Ebsco Explora logo

Click on the picture above to SEARCH Ebsco Explora for Grades K-5
(If you get a login page, enter your library card barcode number in the 'Patron ID' box)

EXPLORA includes content from the
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Primary Search
Click on the picture above to SEARCH Ebsco Primary Search for Elementary School students
(If you get a login page, enter your library card barcode number in the 'Patron ID' box)

Ebsco PRIMARY SCHOOL Search includes the
American Heritage Children's Dictionary!
American Heritage Childrens Dictionary
(Click on 'Dictionary' on the toolbar across the top of the page)


Explore the Web / Fun Stuff INFORMATION for PARENTS


BOOKS & STORIES

Find new books based on books you like!       Free book newsletters in your email!

FIND YOUR NEXT BOOK TO READ:
Type the name of a book, author, or series you like (such as Harry Potter) into the box below, then click on Title Read-alikes, Author Read-alikes, or Series Read-alikes in the results list.


(If you get a login page, enter your library card barcode number in the 'Patron ID' box)

BOOKS, STORIES, & READING - GENERAL SITES:

Find more at:

LEARNING TO READ:

FAVORITE BOOKS & AUTHORS:

Find more at:


MAGAZINES & COMICS


ARTS & CRAFTS

See also Homework Links: Arts & Music.


MUSIC

See also Homework Links: Arts & Music.


OUTDOOR FUN & SPORTS

See also Science & Discovery links, and Homework Links: Ecology, Wildlife, Plants & Animals.


SCIENCE & DISCOVERY

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

See also Math & Science links, Outdoor Fun, and Homework Links: Science & Math.


TOYS & GAMES


TV & MOVIES


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, which also change frequently and may not be suitable for children. Our inclusion of websites on this page is not an endorsement of any products or services these sites may be selling or advertising. 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.

Click here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY.

School help for parents: See PTA Parents and related links.

Click here for a printable BACKPACK EMERGENCY CARD.

The National Parent Helpline® at 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736) offers emotional support to parents who may be feeling overwhelmed or need someone to listen to them.

Coloring pages & other printables

Click on a title below to download the PDF

Happy Easter coloring page (Chinese/English)

Happy Earth Day coloring page (Chinese/English)

Be Kind coloring page

Choose Kindness coloring page

Happy Earth Day coloring page (Chinese/English)

Butterfly coloring page

Hu Die Butterfly coloring page (Chinese/English)

How to Wash Your Hands coloring page (Chinese/English)

Happy Mother's Day coloring page (Chinese/English)

Happy Mother's Day Cards coloring page (Chinese/English)

Memorial Day coloring page


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