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Chinese story time for January 26 has been CANCELLED.

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Special Programs

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, JANUARY 20 - 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

CHILDREN'S MEDITATION - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd at 7:45 PM

Ages 7 - 12.

gooey slime TWEEN CRAFT PROGRAM: GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SLIME - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up; registration required. Join us for an afternoon of some oooey goooey fun!

boy reading BOYS, BOOKS, & BAGELS - MONDAY, JANUARY 28th at 3:30 PM

For boys aged 8 - 12. A book club just for boys 8 - 12 years old! Pick up this month's title at the circulation desk, read it at home, and come prepared to discuss what you have read! We will provide snacks to enjoy during the discussion!

Easy Reader Book Club EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 4:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8. Newly-minted readers are invited to join us as we read and then discuss an Easy Reader title at our monthly meeting. Titles are read together as a group, but if you would like to pick up a copy prior to the meeting, they are available at the Adult Reference desk!

CHILDREN'S MEDITATION - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th at 7:45 PM

Ages 7 - 12.

African folk tale teller AFRICAN FOLKTALES - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 6:30 PM

All ages. This 45-minute producation brings to life the vastness of the african landscape, and features a variety of trickster tales, Anansi stories, and more! African music, imaginative costumes and lots of audience participation help bring this performance to life. Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Click here for a video clip. All ages are welcome to attend! Held at the Senior Center.

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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:


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

Chinese Storytime CANCELLED for Jan. 26!
PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!

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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!


PUZZLE & GAME PLAYTIME - Most Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 AM Ages 3 and up. PLEASE CHECK THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR for dates and cancellations!

...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 THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM.
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

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

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, JANUARY 20 - 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

CHILDREN'S MEDITATION - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd at 7:45 PM

Ages 7 - 12.

TWEEN CRAFT PROGRAM: GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SLIME - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up; registration required.

BOYS, BOOKS, & BAGELS - MONDAY, JANUARY 28th at 3:30 PM

For boys aged 8 - 12.

EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 4:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8.

CHILDREN'S MEDITATION - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th at 7:45 PM

Ages 7 - 12.

...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 THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM.
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

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

PUZZLE & GAME PLAYTIME - Most Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Please check this month's calendar for dates & cancellations.

Ages 3 and up. Come and play! Free playtime with our board games & puzzles.

...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)


Ebsco Explora logo

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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