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Important Announcement

Due to rising COVID case numbers in Sayreville, we will be open for contact-free service only beginning Saturday, November 28.
In-person browsing and computer sessions will be unavailable until futher notice.

Newsletter: Children and Teen Events

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

Family Book Bags!

The Children's Department is offering lobby or curbside pic-up of Family Book Bags. Family bags are an assortment of books chosen for your family by the Chldren's Dept. staff. The outside book drops will reamin open for returning items which will be quarantined for 72 hours before being discharged from your account. No fines will be charged during the quarantine period. If you included an email as contact info be sure to check you spam folder. If we do not hear from you within three days your family book bag will be cancelled. All bags must be returned in the book drop or a $6.00 fee will be charged to your account. Questions? Call 732-727-0212 ext. 126. Request a bag here!


Mondays from 5:30-7:30PM
We are very excited to welcome back Total Tutoring on Monday evenings as many of you have been asking for help. These are virtual tutoring sessions. Please use this link from their website to register. You must include your email address to be sent the Zoom link to log on.
If your child is struggling in school, especially in these unprecedented times of virtual learning, this may be the help you are looking for. Total Tutoring is run by high school students who volunteer their time and want to give back to the community by helping our future leaders excel. Tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in math, science, English, history, and world language. This is a volunteer organization, sessions are completely free of charge.

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

Explora Primary - by EBSCO

A trusted EBSCO database, but made to help with schoolwork. Explora Primary

Attention Parents: Unattended Children in the Library

All children up to 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent during the limited phase opening during the pandemic. 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.

Library Programs

All library programs are virtual via Zoom during the pandemic.

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?
Sign up at
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.