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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.

Mommy & Me Yoga

Children ages 3 and up are invited to join us for this mommy and me yoga storytime session. Please bring you own yoga mat. This is a six week session beginning on Thursday, April 5 @ 1:30PM and runs through Thursday, June 21.

DIY Fairy Houses

Thursdays @ 6PM beginning April 19-May 24
Do you believe in Fairies? Watch the movie, "Fairy Tale-A True Story", on Aprli 19, then design and make your own fairy house like Frances and Elsie during the remaining sessions of this 6-week series. Note: This movie is rated PG. Register beginning April 1.

Spring 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 April 16. Registration suggested, beginning April 2.

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 April 17. Registration suggested, beginning April 1.

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 April 17. Registration suggested, beginning April 1.

Family Storytime
Select Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Celebrate new festivities evey month in this multicultural storytime for all ages. Next Family Storytime: April 18 register beginning April 1.

Storytime Surprise
Fridays at 11:00AMJoin us for a different format each week. We may do a craft, have a dance party, or make a delicous snack. Visit us to find out! Children ages 3 and up, beginning April 20. Registration suggested.

Total Tutoring

Every Monday from 4:30-6:00PM.
March dates: 5, 12, 19 & 26
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!

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)