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Hoboken Public Library
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 December Programs.

Cooks & Books
On Friday December 2 at 3:15 PM, budding Top Chefs learn easy healthy snack ideas with Dietician Elisabeth Holtzer from Hoboken Shoprite. Ages 4 and up. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Storybook Theatre
On Saturday December 3 at 3 PM, it's theatre, it's story time, it's a bit of everything! Join us for Nicola McEldowney’s Storybook Theatre. All ages welcome. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior on Eventbrite. Please bring the ticket(s) to program.

S.T.E.A.M. Club
On Tuesday December 6 at 3:30 PM at the Pop Up Branch,  join our club if you are 6+ years old and interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. This month we will be doing straw embroidery! Sign up by calling 201-420-2348 or stopping by the library.  

Visit with Santa!
Wednesday December 7 is our annual visit from Kris Kringle! At 3:30 PM, Santa sings “Jingle Bells” and reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. (ages 3 1/2+). From 4-5 PM, children (infants+) can visit with Santa. Take pictures with your camera. A free Eventbrite ticket for each child reserved the day prior is required; bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program (either in print or on your mobile device).

Parent Book Club
On Monday December 19 at 10:30 AM, join us for the first meeting of our new parent book club! We are reading Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. No signup required.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Craft
On Friday December 23 at 3:30 PM, we will be reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Following the story, we will make a special craft. This program is for kids 4 and up. A free Eventbrite ticket for each child can be reserved the day prior to the program.  Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program.

New Year’s Bingo
New Year’s is almost here! On Wednesday December 28 at 3:30 PM, kids celebrate with bingo. This program is for children 4 and up. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child reserved the day prior to the program.

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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