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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:


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Weekly Children's Programs
Story Time in the Park
Tiny Tot Tuesdays in the Gazebo at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for children ages 6 mos. to 2 ½ yrs. Simple stories, songs, and games for children and a caregiver.
On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for older children ages 2 ½ and up. No sign-ups required.

Block Party
Do you love Lego bricks? Come build with us on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 pm. For children ages 4 and up (younger siblings are welcome).

Special Programs
Pop-Up Story Time
On Monday September 18 at 11 AM join us at the Pop Up location at 124 Grand Street for a very special story time ages 2 ½+.

Guatemalan Worry Dolls
On Thursday September 21 at 11 AM learn the folklore of Worry Dolls and make our own to hold our worries. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to the program. 

Pop-Up Crafternoon
On Monday September 25 at 3:15 PM, kids ages 5+ can join us in our new Pop-Up Library at 124 Grand Street and make their own Pop-Up card or book.

Sensory Story Time and Craft
This story time on Tuesday September 26 at 4:30 PM is designed for children ages 4+ with developmental disabilities. Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket, which can be reserved the day prior. 

Sensory Story Time and Craft
Join us on Tuesday September 26 at 4:30 PM for stories, songs, and hands-on activities designed for children ages 4+ with developmental disabilities. Eventbrite ticket required.

Lego Social Skills Building Group
Is your child on the Autism Spectrum or have another special needs challenge? If so, join us on Wednesday September 27 at 3:30 PM for a special LEGO club for building and making new friends for ages 3-4. For kids ages 5-8, join us Wednesday September 27 at 4:30 PM. These programs require an Eventbrite ticket for each child, reserved the day prior to the program.

Cooks & Book for Kids
Budding Top Chefs ages 4+ learn easy food preparation with Dietician Elisabeth Holtzer from Hoboken Shoprite on Friday September 29 at 3:15 PM. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket, 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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