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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:

 
All Programs are at the Main Branch unless noted.

Weekly Children's Programs
Maker Monday
We will be holding S.T.E.A.M. inspired projects during Monday Open Maker Space time at 4 PM. For ages 5+.

Tiny Tots Story Time
On Tuesday at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and Thursday at 10:30 & 11:30 AM, simple stories, songs, and games for children for children ages 6 mos. to 2 ½ and a caregiver. Program requires a free Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day prior. Please bring the child's library card (not parents’) and the Eventbrite ticket. Limit of one story time per week.

Mrs. M’s Story Time
On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, story and craft time for children ages 2 ½+. No ticket required.
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Lego Block Party
Come build with us on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 PM. For children ages 4+, siblings welcome.

Storytime at 124 Grand St
Join us a the Pop-Up Branch on Fridays at 11 AM for story time for ages 2+.

Spring Special Events
LEGO: Social Skills Building Group
If your child has a developmental disability, join us on Tuesday April 24 at 3:30 PM (ages 3-4) and 4:30 PM (ages 5-9) for our LEGO club in which your child will develop social skills and meet new friends!

Story Time Adventures
On Wednesday April 25 at 4:30 PM, join us for a program including a book, songs, movement, and activities to engage all five senses that can be enjoyed by all kids 3-8 years, but is specially designed for children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, and other special needs.  Eventbrite ticket required.

HOBOKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AUTISM INTERVENTION101: CREATINGPARTNERS IN PLAY
FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS ALIKE!  On Saturday April 28 at 2 PM, Vanessa Vega MS, MPH, OTR/L and Janvi Patel MS, OTR/L, will provide Occupational Therapy perspectives. Their experience is in working with children ages 18 months through age 12, with special attention to the early intensive behavioral intervention critical for children under age 5. This presentation will discuss ASD interventions and approaches, with a focus on relationship-based therapeutic approaches, including DIR-FLoortime and Early Start Denver Model. These two naturalistic, play-based therapies address skill-building within frameworks that reinforce social reciprocity.

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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