List of Events

  
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
10:00 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.
Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Ask staff if you have any questions.
Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE IN TIME.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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CANCELED: Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED - SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 9. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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CANCELED: Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED - SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday January 24, 2020
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tim Hoh's Music for Kids
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 5 and under.

Tim plays “Dad driven, high-energy children’s music that brings a sense of excitement to children and adults alike!”

Registration is required online starting Friday, January 10th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Toddler Tunes
10:30 AM

Come sing and dance with Miss Pat.

All ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on Jan. 10. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby Dance Party
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we dance to some of our favorite songs. Wave some scarves, shake some eggs, have some fun.  Ages 0-3 years, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome!

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Northern Lights Chalk Art, ages 2yr+
10:00 AM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and create a Northern Lights scene using chalk!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sing Along with Miss Kim
10:30 AM

Come sing and dance with Miss Kim.

All ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on Jan. 11. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Family Winter Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is:  ANIMALS IN WINTER!!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday January 26, 2020
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Quiet play
1:00 PM

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sunday Family Storytime
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday January 27, 2020
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

******
Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:30 AM

NEW TIME: For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sing-Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to sing along with local musician, Kim Yarson, as she plays original and classic children's songs with her acoustic guitar!

Ideal for children ages 0-5 and their caregiviers. 

Online registration suggested 

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity
11:00 AM

NEW TIME: For children, age 2 years (with adult)

 Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Dance Party, for ages 0-3 years
11:30 AM

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party!  Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun!  For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for ages 6months - 3yrs.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Join us for a special storytime with one or both of our therapy dogs.

After storytime, children are welcome to pet the dogs, give them treats or read books to them.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on Jan. 14. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Chinese New Year, ages 2yr+
6:00 PM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year!  Use different doodles to create a zentangle featuring the year of the rat!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pre K Play, for 2-6yrs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Music with Tim Hoh
10:30 AM

Tim Hoh will sing and play guitar to children 0-6 years

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Books & Babies for 6-23 months - CANCELLED
10:00 AM

Books & Babies is cancelled for today.  Join us again in February!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE IN TIME.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 16. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday January 31, 2020
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Chinese New Year, ages 2yr+
10:00 AM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year!  Use different doodles to create a zentangle featuring the year of the rat!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime with Sarah (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages 2+  with caregiver. Siblings welcome.

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog.  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest.  Children who would like to read to Sarah may do so at the end of storytime.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

Multi-age program for families with young children.

Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Sunday Family Storytime
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday February 3, 2020
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time
10:30 AM

Cuentos en Español e Inglés, juegos, música, y artesanía. Edades 2-5.

Stories, games, music & crafts for ages 2-5 in Spanish & English.

Siblings welcome, too.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs. A craft is included at the end.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:30 AM

NEW TIME: For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kim Yarson Concert for Babies (Ages 0-3)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sing along to classic children's songs and some original tunes sung by local musician Kim Yarson! Bring your energy and rhythm for a rockin' good time!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity
11:00 AM

NEW TIME: For children, age 2 years (with adult)

 Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on Jan 21. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. Explore the world with us! 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Siblings Welcome.

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Paper Snowflake Mosaic, ages 2yr+
6:00 PM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and make a paper snowflake mosaic!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs. You are invited to wear your pajamas. A craft is included at the end.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 3-8.

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 12 months - 3 years.

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Dental Health Storytime with Monroe Pediatric Dental
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

February is Dental Health Month. A guest from Monroe Pediatric Dental will help us learn about taking good care of our teeth. A craft is included at the end.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, finger-plays, scarves, shaker eggs, & parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ages 2 - 5. Caregiver supervision required.

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Books & Bricks
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 5 years old.

Come hear a story followed by a guided, themed build with DUPLO bricks.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, January 23rd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday February 7, 2020
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Dance Party
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers too are invited to come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving!

We will use scarves, shakers, instruments and more!

No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Paper Snowflake Mosaic, ages 2yr+
10:00 AM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and make a paper snowflake mosaic!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime with Sarah (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog.  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest.  Children who would like to read to Sarah may do so at the end of storytime.  

Ages 2+  with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and create a valentine with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is:  TEETH!!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday February 9, 2020
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Sunday Family Storytime
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday February 10, 2020
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time
10:30 AM

Cuentos en Español e Inglés, juegos, música, y artesanía. Edades 2-5.

Stories, games, music & crafts for ages 2-5 in Spanish & English.

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:30 AM

NEW TIME: For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Books & Babies (Ages 0-2)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity
11:00 AM

NEW TIME: For children, age 2 years (with adult)

 Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Join us for a special storytime with one or both of our therapy dogs.

After storytime, children are welcome to pet the dogs, give them treats or read books to them.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on Jan 21. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Heart Necklace, ages 2yr+
6:00 PM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate the holiday with a heart necklace craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pre K Play, for 2-6yrs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, finger-plays, scarves, shaker eggs, & parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday February 14, 2020
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Valentine Day Storytime
10:00 AM

Celebrate love!  Join us in a special Valentine’s Day storytime for ages 2-6 with stories, songs and crafts. No registration is required.

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Mommy & Me Dance (Ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Parents are encouraged to dance along with their children to build strength, balance, and coordination in this introductory dance class.  Participants will practice ballet, jazz, and creative movement through fun and engaging games and activities.  

Participants will need to wear some type of activewear, or clothing that they can comfortably move in.  Also, they will be asked to dance in either their socks, or dance shoes if they have.

Please register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Heart Necklace, ages 2yr+
10:00 AM

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and celebrate the holiday with a heart necklace craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday February 16, 2020
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Sunday Family Storytime
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday February 17, 2020
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Pre K Play, for 2-6yrs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, finger-plays, scarves, shaker eggs, & parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday February 21, 2020
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on Jan 21. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sing-A-Long with Pat McKinley
11:30 AM

For children, ages birth-7 years (with adult),

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Letter N, ages 2+
10:00 AM

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and decorate a letter N into a starry night sky!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Family Winter Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

This will give an opportunity for working parents to be part of storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is:  SHADOW SCIENCE!!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday February 24, 2020
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:30 AM

NEW TIME: For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Books & Babies (Ages 0-2)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Sing-Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to sing along with local musician, Kim Yarson, as she plays original and classic children's songs with her acoustic guitar!

Ideal for children ages 0-5 and their caregiviers. 

Online registration suggested 

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity
11:00 AM

NEW TIME: For children, age 2 years (with adult)

 Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Join us for a special storytime with one or both of our therapy dogs.

After storytime, children are welcome to pet the dogs, give them treats or read books to them.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on Jan 21. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Pre K Play, for 2-6yrs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Music with Tim Hoh
10:30 AM

Tim Hoh will sing and play guitar to children 0-6 years

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, finger-plays, scarves, shaker eggs, & parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

 Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday February 28, 2020
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Concert with Mr. Jim Gavin
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 5 and under.

"Mr. Jim" Gavin is an upbeat singer/songwriter who wants to make a positive difference in the world through music.

Registration is required online starting Friday, February 14th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on Jan. 23. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Saturday February 29, 2020
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of eac