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Free tutoring services @ the library, for 2nd through 5th graders!

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Special Programs
LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 11 (Veteran's Day)
yoga HEARTFUL YOGA FOR KIDS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 4:00 PM

Ages 8 - 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. NOTE: There will be another session on December 11th. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

science cat S.T.E.A.M. TROOP: SNAP CIRCUITS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at 3:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! Join Ms Kitty for an afternoon of hands-on science shenanigans!

anime ANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up.

science cat S.T.E.A.M. TROOP: SNAP CIRCUITS - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th at 3:45 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! Join Ms Kitty for an afternoon of hands-on science shenanigans!

graphic novels TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th 4:00 PM

Ages 8 and up. This month's selection is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke: Jack is dreading spending his summer vacation looking after his little sister until she convinces him to swap the family car for a packet of seeds. These seeds grow into a garden that will set the siblings on an adventure beyond their wildest dreams! Copies are available at the Children's desk.

cash in hands MONEY CLUB - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 4:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Money management is a life skill you can't afford to live without! In this session we'll talk about 'Bucket List' goals and make vision boards! Join Rutgers professor Mary Evans for an afternoon of personal finance fun.

LIBRARY CLOSES EARLY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (Thanksgiving holiday)

Library will be open 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

LIBRARY CLOSED - THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - 29 (Thanksgiving holiday)

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Babies AGES: Up to 2 years

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!

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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!

See also: SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Toddlers & Pre-K AGES: 2 to 6 years

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!

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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
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

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

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
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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.


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

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for schedule!
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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!
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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!
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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

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Homework Help INFORMATION for PARENTS

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World Almanac for Kids

SEARCH World Almanac for Kids
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Click on the picture above to SEARCH Ebsco Explora for Grades K-5
(If you get a login page, enter your name, library card barcode number and PIN)


Primary Search
Click on the picture above to SEARCH Ebsco Primary Search for Elementary School students
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Explore the Web / Fun Stuff INFORMATION for PARENTS


BOOKS & STORIES

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

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 name, library card barcode number and PIN to get your search results)

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


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, above, and Homework Links: Science & Math.


TOYS & GAMES


MOVIES & TV


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:

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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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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.

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