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Libraries Transform Communities!

Because of you, libraries transform. Help support summer library programming for children and adults by purchasing a beautiful flower to hang in our lobby or children's room windows. Funds will be used to support summer reading clubs for hundreds of children and adults in the community. By participating, you partner with the library to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning for all library patrons. Be part of the transformation and puchase a plain flower for $1 or a "jeweled" flower for $2 at the circulation desk or children's room desk. Thank you for your support!

Celebrate Spring!

Saturday, May 6 at 10AM
Spring is here, it's time to bloom! Join us in beautifying the grounds of the library! Planting will be held outside the library in conjunction with The International Cultural Education Center (ICEC). ICEC is organizing this event to celebrate Earth Day and Mother's Day. Children of all ages are welcome! No registration needed. Plants and gloves will be provided.

PLAYAWAY launchpad!

It's time for liftoff! The kids only learning tablet is back better than before! Choose a tablet with a subject or theme you love, then start exploring. PLAYAWAY launchpads for kids are pre-loaded with ad-free, fun and educational apps! The new launchpads have been redesigned with double tempered glass for extra durability and reinforced ports to make charging and using the launchpad a pleasurable experience. The launchpad may be borrowed for a seven day loan period. Check one out today!

Total Tutoring

Mondays in April and May from 5-7 PM on the following dates:
April 10, 17 & 24
May 1, 8, 15 & 22
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, visit our website! For general questions, please call Leah Kloc at 732-727-0212, ext. 5 or ext. 26.

Weekly programs:

Little Lapsit!
For children ages 6-24 months with a parent/caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and playtime! Mondays at 10 AM, beginning January 9.

Yummy Stories!
For children ages 2 and up with a parent/caregiver. Join us for storytime and a make-your-own, yummy treat! Tuesdays at 11 AM, beginning January 10.

Crafty Tales!
Children ages 2 and up, with a parent/caregiver are invited to join us for storytime and a craft. Wednesdays at 10 AM, beginning January 11.

Creative Kids!
Children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a variety of fun and easy crafts. Wednesdays at 6:30PM, beginning January 11.

Pajama Jam!
Join us for bedtime stories, songs and relaxing bedtime stretches. Wear your favorite PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanky. For ages 3 and up accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Thursdays from 7-7:30PM, beginning January 12.

Let's Paint!
Children ages 2 and up are invited topaint picturees using a variety of methods. Please wear an old T-shirt or smock. Fridays, at 11AM, beginning January 13.

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)