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Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Check out our new summer reading program for the whole family! Read, log hours and be entered to win raffle prizes. Sign up as an individual or a famly at

Curbside Pickup is Here!

The Children's Department is offering curbside pick-up of "Family Bags", an assortment of books chosen for your family by the Children's Dept. staff. Fill out a request form here. The outside book drops will remain open for returning items. Returned items are being quarantined within the building for 72 hours before being discharged from your account. No fines will be charged during the 72 hour period. If you included an email as contact info be sure to check your spam folder. If we do not hear from you within three days your family bookbag will be cancelled. All bags must be returned or a $6.00 fee will be charged to your account.

Check out the NEW Youth Services Blog!

A place to find wonderful, useful resources from book titles to crafts! Access storytimes, reading lists, and other activities. Updates will continue to be posted to social media pages as well.

Newsletter:Children and Teen Events

Want to be in on all the exciting prorams and classes being offered? Click here for the weekly issue of the newsletter.

Free Comics and Graphic Novel E-Books for Children and Teens in New Jersey

The NJ State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to offer free comics and graphic novels to residents of NJ. No library card is required, no hold queues, if you live in NJ you're in! Click here.

Don't have a library card? Get one here!

Apply for your temporary card here. Fill in all fields and click apply. An email will be sent from Libraries of Online User Registration (check your spam box) indicating your temporary card number and the pin number you have chosen. This card can be used to access your library's online catalog and electronic databases. You will receive your permanent card number within 48 hours.

Missing your regular visits to the library? Check out these FREE resources!

In an effort to make home isolation a bit more manageable, here are some of the free resources that people are offering online while COVID-19 keeps people indoors.

Miss STEM? Try some STEM projects using household items with Lance Akiyana's STEM INVENTIONS website. Thanks to Lance for permission to use his prokect ideas.

Love Mo Willems? So do we! One of our favorite picture book creators is hosting online Lunch Doodles for kids to follow along with everyday.

Miss Storytime? Try Storyline Online, where famous actors read popular children's books to you.

Want to just relax? Try peeking in on the Monterey Aquarium's live webcams and see what the animals are up to. NOTE: they run on Pacific Time!

Missing comics, movies and more? Borrow them here at Hoopla

For more of what the library has to offer digitally, please check out our home page! Click for digital resources.

WorldBook Student

World Book offers a wealth of materials to students, parents, educators, and patrons. WorldBook Student

Attention Parents: Unattended Children in the Library

Children may not be dropped off to attend programs at the library. They must be accompanied by an adult if there is no adult supervision, steps will be taken for their safety as library personnel are not responsible for undattended children. Our policy can be found here.

Total Tutoring

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.

Scholastic Book Wizard App

This is a FREE app! Just follow the link and create your free account by clicking the profile icon. It is 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.