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Click here for MARCH CALENDAR!

Chinese Storytime CANCELLED March 23rd and 30th!

Library will be CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

Suppport our troops
Come to the library and color a coloring page to help us spread smiles for our troops overseas!

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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 here for Useful Websites: PARENTING & FAMILY

Special Programs

makers day NEW JERSEY MAKERS DAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 24th at 2:00 PM

Drop by to experience some awesome tech in action! Lego Mindstorm, virtual reality, Sphero, plus the 'Say Watt' Robotics team & their award-winning robot! This event is made possible by a grant from the NJ STEM Pathways Network.

oreo OREO BLIND TASTE TEST- TUESDAY, MARCH 26th at 3:30 PM

Ages 7 - 9. SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! Think your taste buds are top notch? Just how well do you know your flavors? Come take our (blindfolded) taste test and find out! *PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE VARIETY OF FLAVORS/INGREDIENTS BE SURE TO LET US KNOW OF ANY ALLERGIES THAT YOU MAY HAVE!*

EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MARCH 26th at 4:30 PM

Ages 5 - 7.

bearded dragon lizard THE LIZARD GUYS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th at 6:30 PM

Ages 4 and up. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT & FOLLOW PERFORMER'S INSTRUCTIONS! Come and enjoy a live animal program with the Lizard Guys! Will they be silly? Scaly? Scary? Slimy? Sloppy? You'll never know unless you go. Hope to sssssssee you there! This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. We will be collecting unopened non-perishable food or personal care products at this performance. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

science cat SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 31st at 2:30 PM

Ages 8 and up. Join us each month as we engage in hands-on activities and experiments to learn about different scientific concepts. This month's topic is prostheses (artificial body parts)!

handprint SPECIAL SENSORY-FRIENDLY PROGRAM - SATURDAY, APRIL 6th at 10:00 AM

Open to all ages & abilities. Join us for a special sensory-friendly performance of The Three Little Pigs, presented by the Propbox Players! Patrice Garrison, MSW, founder of The Sandpit, will also be on hand after the show to present information to parents/caregivers.

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Babies AGES: Up to 2 years

Baby Time

Friday mornings, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM (session #1)
Friday mornings, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (session #2)
Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!
Mother Goose
Registration is not required!

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 20-25 minutes of songs and rhymes for our youngest patrons followed by 20-25 minutes of play and socialization time. No cell phones please!

See also: Programs for ALL AGES / MIXED AGES and SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Toddlers & Pre-K AGES: 2 to 6 years

Toddler Time (Time for 2s & 3s)

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!
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)

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: We have discontinued Thursday afternoon Storytime & Craft due to low attendance.
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!

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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:

BILINGUAL STORYTIMES

Chinese Language Storytime (Ages 5 - 7)
with Ms. Kitty

Chinese Storytime CANCELLED March 23rd and 30th!
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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.


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

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!
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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!


Italian/English Storytime (Ages 2 - 6)
with Ms. Maria

PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!
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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 dates and cancellations!
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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.

OTHER PROGRAMS for toddlers & Pre-K

PUZZLE & GAME PLAYTIME - Most Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 AM
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations

Ages 3 and up.

PLAYTIME - Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations

Ages 2 & 3 years.

THE LIZARD GUYS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th at 6:30 PM

Ages 4 and up. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT & FOLLOW PERFORMER'S INSTRUCTIONS!

...PLUS all our regular programs!


See also: Programs for ALL AGES / MIXED AGES and SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Grade Schoolers & 'Tweens AGES: 6 - 12

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LEGO CLUB - MOST MONDAYS & THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM.
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

(Monday: Free build - Thursday: Building challenges)

All ages are welcome. Come and build with Lego! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

CHILDREN'S MEDITATION - MOST WEDNESDAYS at 7:45 PM
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

Ages 7 - 12. Join Ms Aimee as she teaches us practical methods to manage challenging situations using meditation and mindfulness.

NEW JERSEY MAKERS DAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 24th at 2:00 PM

OREO BLIND TASTE TEST- TUESDAY, MARCH 26th at 3:30 PM

Ages 7 - 9. SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MARCH 26th at 4:30 PM

Ages 5 - 7.

THE LIZARD GUYS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th at 6:30 PM

Ages 4 and up. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT & FOLLOW PERFORMER'S INSTRUCTIONS!

SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 31st at 2:30 PM

Ages 8 and up.

...PLUS all our regular programs!

See also: Programs for ALL AGES / MIXED AGES and SPECIAL PROGRAMS

All Ages or Mixed Ages

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LEGO CLUB - MOST MONDAYS & THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM.
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

(Monday: Free build - Thursday: Building challenges)

All ages are welcome. Come and build with Lego! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

NEW JERSEY MAKERS DAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 24th at 2:00 PM

THE LIZARD GUYS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th at 6:30 PM

Ages 4 and up. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT & FOLLOW PERFORMER'S INSTRUCTIONS!

...PLUS all our regular programs!

See also SPECIAL PROGRAMS.

Explore the Web INFORMATION for PARENTS
Homework Help INFORMATION for PARENTS

World Almanac for Kids

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


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


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 many 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 Planet Science & related 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:

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.

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