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

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT! TUESDAY, AUGUST 2nd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Night Out 2016 logo Please join us for National Night Out in the parking lot behind Boro Hall & the Library! Our old friend MR. RAY will be having a show (inside the library) at 6:30 PM. Eddie Lin and his ''Au''some balloons, and Face Painting by Moogieland will be on hand, plus Sparkle Tattoos, Games, and... A BOUNCE HOUSE! (And don't worry - the library will be staying open from 6 PM - 9 PM that evening so you'll have a place to cool off if it gets too hot outside!) Click here for a flyer.

2016 Summer Reading flyer Get in the Game
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Special Programs

INSECTROPOLIS: 'BUGS ON THE GO' - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th @ 6:30 PM Insectropolis

For children aged 4 and up.
This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER.

Join us as we make some new creepy crawly friends! Educators from Insectropolis (the Bugseum of New Jersey) will bring some specimens to introduce us to the wonderful world of insects. In lieu of an admission charge, please bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. Click here for a flyer.


picirillo sciencetelling PICIRILLO SCIENCETELLING - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 6:30 PM

For ages 4 and up - children must be able to sit & listen!
This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER.

Come and enjoy a high-energy program performed by a Scienceteller (a combination Scientist and Storyteller)! A fun, unexpected, and unforgettable experience where the wonders of science are taught through the magic of stories! In lieu of an admission charge, adults should bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. Click here for a flyer.


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BALLOON-TWISTING WORKSHOP - FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th at 4:00 PM

For ages 7 and up only! Space is limited, pre-registration IS required.
Featuring professional magician Joe Fischer, this workshop offers a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculptor. Once a few well guarded steps are explained, it will take just a twist here and a twist there allowing every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies elephants and more! Click here for a flyer.


Mr Kurt SING ALONG with MR. KURT - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th at 6:30 PM

For children up to age 7. Come and sing along with everybody's favorite silly songster Mr Kurt and his super silly songs! In lieu of an admission charge, please bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. Click here for a flyer.

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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.

SESSION #1: 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!

SESSION #2: 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:

Friday Fun AGES: 7 - 10

Friday Fun

Friday Afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

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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. Please check with Miss Mija for more details and schedule.

Explore the Web INFORMATION for PARENTS

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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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Homework Help INFORMATION for PARENTS

(If you get a login page, enter your name, library card barcode number and PIN to get your search results)

PLEASE NOTE: Searchasaurus will be discontinued by Ebsco in June 2016. Please use Explora instead.


Ebsco Explora logo

SEARCH Ebsco Explora for Grades K-5
(If you get a login page, enter your name, library card barcode number and PIN to get your search results)


World Almanac for Kids

SEARCH World Almanac for Kids
(If you get a login page, enter your name, library card barcode number and PIN to get your search results)


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:


(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 many more at:


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


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. 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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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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