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Fall Programs!

Baby Steps - Mondays @ 10AM - Enjoy a musical lapsit with Ms. Hannah in this 30 minute session, for infants through age two.
Think & Play - Tuesdays @ 11AM & Thursdays @ 12:30PM - Ages 2 and up. A movement based storytime to get your child ready for school.
Creative Kids - Tuesdays @ 6:30PM - Ages 3-6. Make a craft to bring home with you!
Storytime Surprise - Fridays @ 11AM - A different storytime format each week. It may be a craft, a dance party or making a delicious snack. For ages 2-6.
STEM Explorers - October 24 @ 6:30PM Interactive learning outside the classroom focused on creative problem solving. Ages 6-12. **FULL**
Unless otherwise noted, all weekly programs will be first come, first serve, no registation required.


Decorate a pumpkin as your FAVORITE ANIMAL and enter it into Sayreville Library's Contest for a chance to win a prize!
* No carved or hallowed-out pumpkins. THey may be painted or decorated as your Favorite Animal and must weigh less than 10lbs.
* Only 1 pumpkin entry per person. Please fill out the submission form at either the Children's or Adult Reference Desk. Public judging will end on October 30, 2018.
Deadline for submissions: October 23,2018.

Toddler Costume Parade!

Dress up and join us for the costume parade!
Tuesday, October 30 @ 11 AM

Beyblade Tournament!

October 28 @ 2:00PM
Bring your own Beyblades (and maybe a stadium!) for this special event. We will have PRIZES for the winning participants. For tournament rules and guidlines click here. To register click here.

Diwali: A Cultural Experience

Thursday, November 1 @ 6:30PM
Traditional dancing! Crafts and storytelling! Get a taste of Diwail, the Festival of Lights, before it officially begins on November 7 with special guest performers and storytellers from Enjoy Explore India. Open to all ages. Register today!

Generation Pound: KIDS

Monday, November 5, @ 5:00PM
Rockout and workout in this trial class with Generation Pound, a youth-oriented program that combines movement and music to improve focus, coordintaion, physical fitness, and teamwork.

Youth Services Newsletter

Want to be in on all the exviting programs and classes being offered? Then click here, or sign up at the Children's reference desk to receive the newsletter in you inbox.

Total Tutoring

October 1, 15, 22, & 29 rom 4:30-6:30PM
Is your child struggling in school? Are other tutoring centers not working? Then join Total Tutoring today! It is run by high school students who want to give back to the community by helping our future leaders excel. Tutoring is available for students in grades K-10 in math, science, English, history and world language. No registration necessary, but please arrive at the beginning of the session. Now at Sayreville Public Library and Edison YMCA. All students must bring their own school materials to sessions. This is a volunteer organization, so sessions are completely free of charge. For more information or to register, visit Total Tutoring. For general questions, please call Hannah at 732-727-0212 ext. 17 or Marie and Pam at ext. 26.

Library Programs

The Sayreville Public Library is more than happy to provide free programs for patrons and their children whose home library is Sayreville (meaning you have a Sayrville library card). Please be prepared to show your Sayreville library card upon entrance to a program. Thank you.

New app ~ Level It Books!

A great way to organize, level and track your books! Scan your book's ISBN to view Lexile, Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent and/or DRA levels for the book. Determining how to choose a book just got a whole lot easier. Every child progresses at his/her own pace, this app makes it easier to choose a book no matter what your child's reading ability or the leveling system their school is using. Click here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read any book, to your infant, toddler or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat them) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Read just one book a night for three years and you will have read 1,095 books!
How do I sign up?
1) Sign up with a Children's Reference Librarian to get your folder with all the information needed.
2) Use the log sheet included to record book you have read.
How do I earn Prizes?
1) For every 25 books read, your child earns a prize from the prize box.
2) For every 100 books read, your child earns a FREE book.
Please remember a librarian must see the completed log sheet to be eligible for prizes. Congratulations, you are on your way to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
To access the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website, please, click here!
For a suggested list of books your child should hear before Kindergarten, Click here!

TumbleBook Library, e-books for e-kids!

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Click here for exciting e-books and interactive games!


Non-Fiction Comprehension Quickie Cards (Ages 8+):
These quick, high-interest activities help students build nonfiction comprehension as they read passages, interpret charts, and more!

Word Family Flip Books:
As kids turn the pages of these ingenious flip books, they match letters, blends, and diagraphs with a special ending sound.

Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Grades 1-3):
From identifying words and meanings to reading passges, these cards help students build comprehension and prepare for standardized testing!

Phonics Flip Books (Ages 6+):
These easy-to-use flip books each focus on a specific phonics sound, from long and short vowels to blends and diagraphs.

Stop into the library to check out these great learning tools. These sets have a case on the shelf in the Children's room by the ER -Easy Reader section. To borrow these materials bring the empty case to the circulation desk for check out.