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Expanded library hours begin March 1, 2024! Click here for new schedule.

Read MARCH Kids' Newsletter

Printable March Kids' Calendar

LOTE4Kids Picture Books in World Languages

Free tutoring services @ the library are back, for 2nd through 5th graders! Click here for details.

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Text SPPLKIDS to 22828

South Plainfield Police Department PatchSOUTH PLAINFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Special Needs Registry - 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 or tap here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY

Special Programs

Visit our ONLINE CALENDAR for the full schedule of library programs!

Read MARCH Kids' Newsletter

Printable March Kids' Calendar

Sign up for our monthly newsletter of events!

All special programs:
BILINGUAL BOOKS & COOKS CLASS (Spanish/English; ages 5 - 10) - Wednesday, February 28 at 6:15 PM

Registration required. Click here to register.

READ ACROSS AMERICA STORYTIME (all ages) - Friday, March 1 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

BILINGUAL BOOKS & COOKS CLASS (Spanish/English; ages 5 - 10) - Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 PM

Registration required. Click here to register.

STEAM TROOP (all ages) - Monday, March 4 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

RAINBOW SHAMROCK NECKLACE CRAFT (ages 2 - 5) - Tuesday, March 5 at 12:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

CHINESE STORYTIME - NOW IN PERSON! (ages 2 - 6) - Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

RAINBOW SHAMROCK NECKLACE CRAFT (ages 2 - 5) - Wednesday, March 6 at 12:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

CROCHET CLUB FOR KIDS (ages 10 - 13) - Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20 at 3:30 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

STEAM TROOP (all ages) - Monday, March 11 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BRACELET CRAFT (ages 7 - 9) - Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

MAKER'S DAY (all ages) - Friday, March 15 from 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required.

ZUMBA KIDS (ages 6 - 12) - Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

READING BUDDIES (ages 5 - 8) - Monday, March 18 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

ZUMBA KIDS (ages 6 - 12) - Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

EASTER BUNNY HOUSE CRAFT (ages 5 - 6) - Thursday, March 21 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required.

SENSORY SOCIAL HOUR (all ages & abilities) - Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

HOLI STORYTIME (all ages) - Friday, March 22 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required.

READING BUDDIES (ages 5 - 8) - Monday, March 25 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

SPECIAL EASTER BUNNY STORYTIME (all ages) - Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required.

RAMADAN SUNCATCHERS (ages 7 - 12) - Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUR ONLINE CALENDAR FOR FULL SCHEDULE!

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Sign up using our online form!

Text SPPLKIDS to 22828

Babies AGES: Up to 2 years

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Babytime and Bubbles

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!

Toddlers & Pre-K AGES: 2 to 6 years

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Toddler Time

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!

BOOK CLUBS

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BILINGUAL & FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

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Chinese Storytime
Lets Learn Spanish
LOTE4Kids

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!
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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. 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!
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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 AGES: 6 - 12

Click or tap here for Teen page

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Homework Help INFORMATION for PARENTS

Click or tap here to search the LIBRARY CATALOG


Brainfuse Help Now

Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse HelpNow: On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels, with live tutors!


World Almanac for Kids

Click on the picture above to SEARCH World Almanac for Kids
(If you get a login page, enter your 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
(Click on 'Dictionary' in the menu)

American Heritage Childrens Dictionary


Explore the Web / Fun Stuff INFORMATION for PARENTS


BOOKS & STORIES

See our Booklists for younger readers for recommended reading chosen by the South Plainfield Public Library Children's Room staff!

LOTE4kids picture books in World LanguagesLOTE4Kids is an online collection of audio/video picture books in World Languages, created for children to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling. Offers thousands of books in over 60 languages. English translations help develop multilingual reading and listening skills.

Find new books based on books you like! FIND YOUR NEXT BOOK TO READ: Go to NOVELIST K-8 and enter the name of a book, author, or series you like (such as Harry Potter) in the search box. then click on Title Read-alikes, Author Read-alikes, or Series Read-alikes in the results list.

Free book newsletters in your email!Sign up for SelectReads Newsletters for Ages 4 - 8, Babies & Toddlers, or Children's Books to get reading recommendations sent to your computer or mobile device.

BOOKS, STORIES, & READING - GENERAL SITES:

Find more at:

LEARNING TO READ:

FAVORITE BOOKS & AUTHORS:

Find more at:


MAGAZINES & COMICS

Click or tap here to see eMAGAZINES FOR KIDS & TEENS [Library card required]


ARTS & CRAFTS

See also
Story Time with Women in the Arts (National Museum of Women in the Arts)
Homework Links: Arts & Music


MUSIC

See also Homework Links: Arts & Music


OUTDOOR FUN & SPORTS

See also Science & Discovery links, Homework Links: Ecology, Wildlife, Plants & Animals, and Fun Things to Do with Kids.


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, Homework Links: Science & Math, and Fun Things to Do with Kids.


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 or tap 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.

For recommendations/reviews of websites & other media for kids, see:

Click or tap here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY.

Click or tap here for our BOREDOM BUSTERS

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

Brainfuse Help Now Brainfuse HelpNow Brainfuse HelpNow: On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels, with live tutors!

Click or tap 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.

Ms Kitty's Printable Coloring Pages

Click on a title below to download the PDF

Lunar New Year coloring pages:

Memorial Day coloring page

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

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

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

Hu Die Butterfly coloring page (Chinese/English)

Butterfly coloring page

Happy Earth Day coloring page (Chinese/English)

Choose Kindness coloring page

Be Kind coloring page

Happy Earth Day coloring page (Chinese/English)

Happy Easter coloring page (Chinese/English)


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