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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:


Build a Better World Summer Reading Sign-Up:  June 22 - August 19. Sign up at  the library  or go to

Saturday, July 1- August 19: Battle of the Books. Top circulating picture and chapter books go head to head each week as the kids vote. Raffles are drawn each week.

Weekly Children's Programs

Story Time in the Park
Tiny Tot Tuesdays in the Gazebo at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for children ages 6 mos. to 2 ½ yrs. Simple stories, songs, and games for children and a caregiver.
On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for older children ages 2 ½ and up. No sign-ups required.

Block Party
Do you love Lego bricks? Come build with us on Thursdays at 3:15 PM! This program is for children ages 4 and up (younger siblings are welcome).

Special Summer Programs

Sensory Story & Craft
n Tuesday June 27 at 3:30 PM, join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities! This story time is designed for children ages 4 yrs and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities. Siblings welcome!

Patriotic Craft
Wednesday, June 28 at 2 PM make a patriotic class with Mrs. M for ages 4 up. Please sign up at the Children's Desk.

Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum
Our Library staff will be guest readers along with the Museum staff for their Sunday Storytime which features stories and songs about city life on Sunday July 2 at 12:30 PM. For ages 2-5 years at 213 Bloomfield Street.

Paint Chip Murals for Kids
On Friday July 14 at 2 PM, listen to a story and design a mural made from paint chips! For children ages 5 and up. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day. Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program (either in print or on your mobile device).

Cupcake Cuties
On Wednesday July 19 at 2 PM kids, decorate your own cupcake! This program is for children 4+ yrs. Sign up by calling the library (201-420-2348) or by visiting the Children’s desk.

Reverse Glass Painting for Kids and Teens
On Thursday July 20 at 4 PM, for kids and teens ages 10 and up. Senegalese artist Ibou Ndoye will demonstrate and teach students about the West African art tradition. Students will learn how to draw and paint on glass to create unique artwork. Materials are limited so please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Sensory Story & Craft
On Tuesday July 25 at 4:30 PM, children ages 4 years and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities and their caregivers, join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Eventbrite ticket required reserved day prior.

Lego Social Skills Building Groups
Is your child on the Autism Spectrum or have another special needs challenge? If so, join us on Wednesday, July 26 at 3:30 PM, for kids 3-4 years and at 4:30 PM for kids 5 to 8 years for special LEGO clubs for building and making new friends. These programs require a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite.  Please bring printed tickets or have them available on your phone.

Story Time Reminders
Story Time is a time for you to learn with your child.  We ask you to turn off all cell phones and texting devices during library programs.  Also, there is no food.   Please feed your child before or after story time.  If your child gets restless during story time, please take them out of the program so other children can enjoy the stories, undisturbed.  Many thanks for your cooperation.

For more information call 201-420-2348 and email

For Our Educational Partners
The Library offers many services to Hoboken K-12 schools, pre-schools and daycare centers. We can supplement your classroom instruction and host special programs to engage your students at the library. You can schedule a class visit to the library for:
-Library tours
-Story times
-Research help
-Presentations on useful databases and homework help resources
-And special programs that supplement your classroom instruction

If you can’t leave the classroom, we are more than willing to come to you for presentations on special topics or to show you and your students how to use specific library resources. We are also available for book talks and special story times.

DAYCARE VISITS: We schedule story times for daycare centers on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. Call 201-420-2348 for date availability. Because of space limitations, we can accommodate no more than 20 children at a time.

PRE-K-12 SCHOOL VISITS: Teachers and students in Hoboken are entitled to a free library card as individuals who work and go to school here, and it would be our pleasure to arrange this for you so that your students can borrow materials at the time of your class visit.  If you wish to sign children up for library cards, please let us know at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.

If you schedule a visit and cannot make it because of weather or scheduling conflicts, please call to let us know and we will reschedule your date. Our staff works hard to prepare programs for your needs so we appreciate your courtesy.

For more information about visiting the library with your students, please contact us:
Phone: 201-420-2348



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