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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:


Weekly Children's Programs
Story Times in the Park
On Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, join us for simple stories and songs for children 6 mos. to 2 ½ years and a caregiver at the Church Square Park gazebo. On Wednesday at 10:30 AM, there will be story time for older children ages 2 ½ yrs. +. No tickets required.

Block Party
Do you love Lego bricks? Come build with us every Thursday from 3:15-4:15 pm. For children ages 4 and up (younger siblings are welcome). This month June 2, 23, and 30.

Monthly Children's Programs
Read to a Dog
Kids can read to a dog June 22 at 3:30 PM. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading! They’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! If your child is beginning to read or is a reluctant reader, call us (201-420-2348) or stop by to register. For children in kindergarten and up.

The Summer Reading Game Launch Party!
On Saturday June 25 at 2 PM at the Multi-Service Center Gym, join us for an interactive double dutch jump roping performance by a competitive Newark team, and sign up for our summer reading program! Library patrons of all ages are welcome to sign up at this event. This program requires a free ticket for all participants, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite (head to the library’s website and click on the Eventbrite banner). Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program (either in print or on your mobile device).

Special June Programs
Lizard Guys
On Thursday June 9 at 6:30 PM, the Lizard Guys will bring some really unusual lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and bugs. Fun for the Whole Family (ages 5 & up). The event will be at our Pop-Up branch at 124 Grand St. Tickets available Wednesday June 8 on Eventbrite.

Meet Mini Horse, Michelangelo
Michelangelo is a miniature therapy horse who visits residents at assisted living facilities/nursing homes/group homes and students at schools for children with special needs.  On Tuesday June 21 at 3:30 PM, meet him, and learn about miniature horses, what they eat, where they live, and since they are too small too ride, what kinds of jobs they have.  Michelangelo has a picture book that has recently been published about him, Michelangelo, The Little Therapy Horse, which will be available for purchase for $10.  Have your photo taken with the “author” (Michelangelo) and the opportunity to pet and visit with Michelangelo! This program is for children ages 4+ years.  This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite. Please bring the ticke(s) on the day of the program.

Harry Potter Reading Marathon for Children & Teens
On Wednesday June 29 from 12:30 - 5:30 PM, join us in reading the entire first book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, aloud! Sign up for a fifteen minute reading time slot at the Children’s or Teens desk starting June 1. If your child(ren) can’t read or isn’t interested in reading aloud, they can be a part of our audience (no sign up required - just drop on by). Both readers and audience members can log their time at this event as part of their summer reading minutes.  Teenagers who are seeking volunteer opportunities can count their participation towards their required hours.

Family Art with Liz Cohen
Thursday June 30 at 7 PM, adults and children can participate in a group project – making an African story “quilt” in the mode of Faith Ringgold. Registration opens on Eventbrite the day before the event.

Saturday is Family FUNday at the Hoboken Public Library
Join us on selected Saturdays for music, magic, puppets, and amazing animals that will delight the whole family. Free tickets for all Saturday Family FUNday Programs will be available through Eventbrite and can be reserved the day prior to the event. These events are made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library.

Sensory-Friendly Music and Movement Concert with Turtle Dance Music on Saturday, June 4th, at 2 PM
Turtle Dance Music leads the audience through popular children's songs as well as classic Broadway, folk, pop, classical music and Rock N' Roll songs that span many decades while accompanying them with hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences that children can take part in. The show aims to foster new connections between the parent and child as well as with brothers, sisters, and grandparents!  This show is engaging for all kids and is accessible for kids with special needs and typically developing children.

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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