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.
Special November Programs.
On Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30 PM, join our club if you are 6+ years old and interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities once a month. This month we are performing a classic chemical reaction that we call the Lemon Sudsy Experiment. Sign up by calling (201-420-2348) or stopping by the library.
Cooks & Books
On Friday, November 11, at 3:15 PM, budding Top Chefs learn easy healthy snack ideas with Dietician Elisabeth Holtzer from Hoboken Shoprite. Ages 4 and up. Tickets available through Eventbrite.
Family FUNday: Central Park Zoo presents AMAZING ADAPTATIONS: THE DINOSAUR ADVENTURE
On Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 PM, join Cope and Marsh as they go on an adventure back in time! Through puppets and song, children will learn how dinosaurs adapted to the world. Recommended for children in grades K-5. 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 www.bccls.org/hoboken and click on the Eventbrite banner). Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program (either in print or on your mobile device). Tickets are only needed for child attendees.
Kids Vote, Too
On Tuesday, November 8 from 9 AM - 8 PM start nurturing lifelong voting habits in your child! We encourage children of all ages to head to the library on Election Day to vote in our fictional character election! Voting activities help to encourage family discussions about citizenship and lead to greater adult voter turnout.
Insectropolis: Bugs On the Go
On Monday, November 14 at 4:00 PM, join us for an introduction to arthropods and insects through a variety of live arthropods as well as pinned specimens. Participants will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms and will investigate the diversity of life. This program is for ages 4 and up. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day prior to on Eventbrite (head to the library’s website http://hoboken.bccls.org/ and click on the Eventbrite banner). Tickets are only needed for child attendees.
Kids Create for a Cause
On Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30 PM get in the spirit of giving! Join us in making fleece blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. This program is for children ages 6yo 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 www.bccls.org/hoboken and click on the Eventbrite banner). Please bring the ticket(s) on the day of the program (either in print or on your mobile device).
It’s International Games Day! On Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, celebrate the power of play in learning! Have the whole family join us for Life-Size CandyLand. You’ll make your way through our CandyLand board as a unit - winning prizes along the way while practicing following instructions and recognizing colors! For children birth to 12yo and their caregivers. No 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
-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: