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February Events/Classes
Hearts and Dragons Storytime *NEW DATE*

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of stories, songs, and games. Storyitme will include both Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year. Each registered child will leave with a special treat and a Valentine. Register today!

Trading Card Day

Saturday, Feb. 24, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Drop in anytime between 11AM-4PM, with your favorite collectible cards and meet others who share you passion or would like to play a game. Register beginning Jan. 31.

March Events/Classes
Winterfest

Saturday, March 3, 11:00AM
Come and celebrate the end of winter with a party, crafts, fun activities, and more! Ages 3 and up. Register beginning Feb. 10.

Winter 2018 Children's Programs

Baby Steps
Mondays at 10:00 AM. For children ages newborn to 24 months with a parent/caregiver. This 30 minute songs and stories lapsit class ends in a play session for little ones. Begins January 22. Registrations suggested.

Little Wigglers
Tuesdays at 11:00 AM For children ages 2 and up with a parent/caregiver. Mix in a little bit of yoga, dance, and play with interactive storytelling. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing! Begins January 30. Registration suggested.

Creative Kids
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM For children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver. Get crafty in this weekly activity of fun and easy crafts. Begins January 23. Registration suggested.

UnBook Club - Grades K-3
Select Tuesdays at 4:00 PM Practice public speaking wih the UnBook Club! Read any book and give a presentation in front of the club once a month. Games will be provided at the end of the session. UnBook Club will meet on the following dates: January 23, register here. February 20, register here. March 20, register here.

Ready 4 School - CANCELLED

Family Storytime
Select Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Celebrate new festivities evey month in this multicultural storytime for all ages. Famly Storytime will meet on the following dates: January 17, resister here. February 14, register here. March 14, link to be posted soon.

Mystery Science
Thursdays at 6:30PM Explore the mysteries of our world with fun, hands-on experiments. For children in grades 2-5 beginning January 18. Registration Required.

Storytime Surprise
Fridays at 11:00 AM
Join us for a different storytime format each week. We may do a craft, have a dance party, or make a delicius snack. Join us to find out! Children ages 3 and up, beginning January 19. Registration suggested.

Youth Services Newsletter

Want to be in on all the exciting programs and classes being offered? Then click here, or sign up at the reference desk to receive the newsletter in your inbox.

Pardon Our Appearance!

We are very excited about the transformation of our meeting room in the next couple of months! The meeting room will be expanded allowing for addtional classes, clubs and community events to take place. There may be days that are a bit noisy or dusty so we ask for your patience during this time. For the safety of our patrons, there may be days when the children's room has limited access or is closed so please call ahead to inquire about events. Looking forward to seeing the end result, it will be well worth the wait!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities. Our Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12 grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and rold models. Additional information is available at Girls Who Code. You can also contact Abhilasha at: 732-501-6085 or abhilashanegi96@gmail.com or register here. The Girls Who Code Club will meet on the following dates: January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4, 18 & 25. *Program is currently full.*

Total Tutoring

Every Monday from 4:30-6:00PM.
January dates: 8, 22, & 29
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 Sayreille 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!

WE NOW HAVE LITERACY TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR READING AND COMPREHENSION!!!

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!

Sight-Word Tactile Cards (Ages 5+):
Students learn to recognize 75 of the most common sight-words with instant reinforcement they can see, touch, and trace!

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 are available at the front Circulation Desk for in-library use only (they are not available for check-out)