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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:

All Programs are at the Main Branch unless noted.

Summer Reading Rocks! Sign up for summer reading online at

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+.

Storytimes in the Park
Starting May 22 stories and songs for children and caregivers in Church Square Park.  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM for ages 6 months to 2 1/2 years.  Wednesdays for ages  2 1/2 years+.

Lego Block Party
Come build with us on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 PM. For children ages 4 and up (younger siblings are welcome).

Storytime at 124 Grand St
Join us at the Pop-Up Branch on Fridays at 11 AM for story time for ages 2 1/2+.

Paperback Picnics in the Park
Join our First Summer Reading Book Club!  Make art.  Eat food. Learn science. Create magic.  We will be reading from the assigned school lists as well as recommended books from the American Library Association.  Every Friday starting June 22 at 1 PM.  Open to all incoming 1st and 2nd graders.

Spring Special Events

DIY Kites for Kids
Make your own kite and head out to the park to see it soar. For children ages 5+. This program will be rescheduled. Date tbd.

Lego Social Skills Building Group
Is your child on the Autism Spectrum or have another special needs challenge?  Join us Tuesday, June 26, for a special LEGO club for building and making new friends (at 3:30 pm for Ages 3-4 and at 4:30 PM for ages 5-9).

Story Time Adventures
On Wednesday June 27 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.

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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