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Hoboken Public Library
Upcoming Events - Kids:


Build a Better World Summer Reading Sign-Up:  June 22 - August 19. Sign up at  the library  or go to

Saturday, July 1- August 19: Battle of the Books. Top circulating picture and chapter books go head to head each week as the kids vote. Raffles are drawn each week.

All programs are at Main Branch unless noted.

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.

Special Summer Programs

Bricks 4 Kids: Lego Play
Tuesday August 15 at 3:15 PM learn to use Legos in new ways while matching colors and shapes. Ages 4+ yrs. This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket reserved the day prior.

Sparkling Seashells
On Wednesday August 16 at 2 PM join us to create a sparkling seashell! For children age 4+ yrs. Sign up by calling the library or by visiting the Children’s desk.

Happy Feet Soccer

On Thursday August 17 at 10:30 AM, join us in Church Square Park for soccer fun in the sun from Happy Feet. Learn some soccer skills and have lots of fun! Ages 2 and up. This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite (head to the library’s website and click on the Eventbrite banner). 

Block Party
Do you love Lego bricks? Come build with us August 17 at 3:15 PM! This program is for children ages 4 and up (younger siblings are welcome).

Kids Summer Reading Finale Party
On Wednesday August 23 at 2:30 PM, all summer reading program participants are invited to attend our finale party with Harry Potter activities and Piggie and Elephant fun! This program requires a free Eventbrite ticket, reserved the day prior.
Magic Milk Painting
On Friday August 25 at 3:15 PM milk and food coloring swirl together to make a beautiful design. For ages 3 and up. This program requires a free ticket, which can be reserved the day prior to the program on Eventbrite (head to the library’s website and click on the Eventbrite banner). 

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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