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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.

Monthly Children's Programs
Hebrew Story Time
On Monday April 3 at 10:30 AM, stories in Hebrew for children ages 6 mos - 2 ½ yrs. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite.

Time-out for Books: Parent Book Club
On Monday April 17 at 12:30 PM join us for our parent book club! We are reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. No signup required.

Sensory Story Time & Craft
Our story time on Tuesday April 25  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!

LEGO: Social Skills Building Group
Is your child on the Autism Spectrum, or have another developmental disability? If so, join us on Wednesday April 26 at 3:30 PM for ages 3-4 and 4:30 PM for ages 5-8, for our LEGO club in which your child will develop social skills, meet new friends, and have fun! Siblings welcomed!

Upcoming Saturday Family FUNday Events
Saturday, May 6th, @ 3 PM: Eyes of the Wild Traveling Zoo
Back by popular demand, Eyes of the Wild Traveling Zoo brings extraordinary animals to the library in a fun and educational presentation. If your child loves four-legged creatures, you don’t want to miss this! This is a family program for children ages 3+ and their caregivers. This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to on Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 3rd, @ 3 PM: Marian and Friends
Marian and Friends blends audience interaction, songs, and lessons together throughout this fantastic ventriloquist show to encourage the audience to be creative, use their imagination, and read! This is a family program for all ages. This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to on Eventbrite

Library Week Magic Tree House Programs
Magic Tree House Clue Hunt
On Monday April 10 from 10 AM to 6 PM, celebrate National Library Week AND the 25th anniversary of the Magic Tree House series with us! Find the clues hidden around the Children’s Department to earn a special prize! All ages are welcome to participate.

Take a Trip Back in Time in the Magic Tree House
On Tuesday April 11 at 3:30 PM, we’ll be taking a trip back in time to visit Ancient Egypt, the Titanic, and those famous Nordic seafarers, the Vikings. Join us for arts and crafts inspired by history! For ages 4 and up. This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to the event on Eventbrite.

Science in the Magic Tree House
On Wednesday April 12 at 3:30 PM, we’ll be getting scientific while digging up dinosaur fossils and creating bubbly volcanoes! This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior on Eventbrite.

Magic Tree House Costume Party!
On Thursday April 13 from 4-5:30 PM, there will be face painting, fun crafts, and games! Come in costume if you like. For ages 4 and up. No ticket required.

 Magic Tree House Bingo
On Friday April 14 at 3:30 PM join us for Magic Tree House-themed bingo! This program is for ages 4 years and up. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite (head to the library’s website hobokenlibrary.org and click on the Eventbrite banner). Please bring the ticket(s) to the program (either in print or on your mobile device).

Special April Programs
Cooks & Books
On Friday April 7 at 3:15 PM, Budding Top Chefs learn easy healthy snack ideas with Dietician Elisabeth Holtzer from Hoboken Shoprite. For kids ages 4 and up. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Touch the Music
On Wednesday April 19 at 3:30 PM, Touch the Music is a hands-on music program that introduces children to musical instruments. This event combines literature and music into an exploration of words and sounds. After presenting the musical story of “Tubby the Tuba”, Touch the Music owner Claudia Lemmerz introduces and lets them try out instruments from the story: violin, flute, xylophone, trumpet, tuba and more. For kids age 3 and up (younger siblings welcome). Program requires a free Eventbrite ticket,  reserved a day prior.

Astronomy for Everyone
On Thursday April 27 at 6:30 PM, join us for an exciting family program for ages 8 to 100 about the universe from the very small to the very large!  Following a presentation by astronomer Kevin Manning, we will go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful hand-crafted telescope! Eventbrite tickets required.

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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