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Upcoming Events - Kids:

 

Weekly Children's Programs
Tiny Tots Story Time
Storytime for ages 6 mos. to 2 ½ yrs at 10:30 & 11:30 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. Eventbrite ticket and kid’s library card required. Limit one story time a week.

Mrs. M’s Wednesday Story Time
On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, story time for kids 2 ½ & up.

Lego Block Party
On Thursdays at 3:15 PM, come build with us! For children ages 4 and up.

Special March Programs

Time-out for Books: Parent Book Club
On Monday March 20 at 12:30 PM join us for our parent book club! We are reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. No signup required.

Little Explorer
On Monday March 20 at 10:30 AM instructors from The Renaissance Child will lead children in structured play activities. This setting is perfect for developing social skills. For ages 18-36 months.  Requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day prior. Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program.

LEGO: Social Skills Building Group
Is your child on the Autism Spectrum, or have another developmental disability? If so, join us on Wednesday March 22 at 4:30 PM, for our LEGO club in which your child will develop social skills, meet new friends, and have fun! For ages 4-7 years. Siblings welcomed! Requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day prior. Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program.

Sensory Story Time & Craft
Our story time on Tuesday March 28 at 4:30 PM is designed for children ages 4 years and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities. Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Siblings welcomed! Requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day prior. Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program.

Makers Day
Join us on Saturday March 25 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM for Makers Day at the library when we will have a variety of fun Maker events. Visit our Open Makerspace throughout the day for  robotics, electronic cubelets, and our 3D Printer. Ages 5 and up.

Bubble Workshop and Beyond
We are going to take Bubbles in a jar to a whole new level! Join Mr Bubbles  and learn how bubbles can pique kids’ curiosity about chemistry and physics. Two classes at 10 AM and then at 12 PM. For ages 6 and up.  Please sign up the day before on Eventbrite.

Robotics
Sylvan Learning Center will be doing a Robotics STEM activity with us! Kids will get to build and program two mechanical birds that make sounds and dance. Ages 6 to 12. Three classes at 2, 2:45, and 3 PM. Please sign up on Eventbrite the day before.

SLIME!
Join us at the library on Maker Day at 1 PM to make slimy SLIME! This program is for age 6 and up. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day before on Eventbrite.

3D Modeling
At 1 PM explore cloud-based resources that allow for the creation of 3D-printable objects. For ages 9+  Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to participate by reserving a separate ticket.

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 juvenile@hoboken.bccls.org

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
Email: juvenile@hoboken.bccls.org


     

 

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