List of Events

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Thursday February 27, 2020
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Books & Babies (Ages 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. 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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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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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  
 
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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.

 
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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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Canceled - Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

Online registration begins on Feb. 13. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
The registration period has ended.
 
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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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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  
 
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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  
 
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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  
 
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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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Toddler Tunes
10:30 AM

Come sing and dance with Miss Pat. All ages, accompanied by an adult.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
There are 20 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 & 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 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 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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Dr. Seuss Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and create a craft with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
 
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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  
 
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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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Quiet play
11:30 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 1:00.

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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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 March 2, 2020
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Dr. Seuss Storytime (Ages 3+)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate all things Dr. Seuss on Read Across America day! Hear Dr. Seuss stories and songs then visit stations with craft and simple stem activites.
Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time
10:30 AM

Cuentos en Español e Inglés, juegos, música, y artesanía.
Stories, games, music & crafts 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

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Toddler STEM (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! 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.

 
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Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity (Age 2)
11:00 AM

NEW TIME! Learn songs and rhymes.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends! No registration required.

 
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Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Little Explorers (Ages 3-5)
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children.
Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Alphabet Story-time/Pre-K Play (Ages 2-5)
6:30 PM

Join us on a journey through the alphabet!  Each story-time will include books, songs, and a craft featuring a different letter. This week we are learning about the LETTER S. Stay after for toys and pre K play!  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!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

 
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime (6-24 months)
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy.
Please register online each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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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.

 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Siblings welcome.
No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Dr. Seuss Story Time (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Baby Time (Ages 0-2)
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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Just Play! (Ages 3-5)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Tissue Paper Bracelet (Ages 2+)
6:00 PM

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pre-K Play (Ages 2-6)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 (Ages 2-5)
7:00 PM

PJ Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scarves, parachute play and more! Children are invited to wear pajamas for an easy transition to bedtime when you get home. A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Baby Time (0-18 months)
10:00 AM

Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sit & Scoot vehicle time for toddlers
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (Ages 3-4)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! Play rhyming games.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.

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 to register

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Time (18-36 months)
11:00 AM

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 on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Books & Babies/Quiet Play (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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room.  Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
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
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)
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.

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

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 (0-18 months)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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.
No registration required.

 
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Dr. Seuss 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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Movers and Shakers (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time (Ages 1-3)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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)
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. Siblings welcome.

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:    609-259-2150  
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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.
No registration required.
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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Books & Bricks (Ages 2-5)
7:00 PM

Come hear a story followed by a guided, themed build with DUPLO bricks.
Registration is required online.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Friday March 6, 2020
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

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 (All Ages)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to make a craft or just play with our games, blocks and toys.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Sahaja Mediation for Young Children
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn the basic meditation and yoga with your child.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sing Along with Mr. Tim
10:30 AM

Come sing and dance with Mr. Tim. All ages, accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle (Ages 1-5)
10:30 AM

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.  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sing Along with Pat McKinley (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Ages 0-2.5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Story-time (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

 
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Dr. Seuss Special Storytime (Ages 3-10)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with stories and games.
Enjoy cupcakes!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday March 7, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Surprise Craft (Ages 2+)
10:00 AM

It's a surprise!  Drop in between 10am and 3pm and see what fun craft we have for you!
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime with Sarah (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Holi Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and create colorful crafts with the materials provided. Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.
Registration is not required.

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

This is a multi-age program for families with young children. Family Fun Time is a half hour program including stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities with a craft at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Please limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5 years)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 9, 2020
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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 (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Toddler STEM (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! 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.

 
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Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity (Age 2)
11:00 AM

NEW TIME! Learn songs and rhymes.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

 
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Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 9, 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 to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog (Ages 2+)
4:30 PM

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  
 
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Drop-in Craft: Tissue Paper Bracelet (Ages 2+)
6:00 PM

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s and 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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday March 10, 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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play
10:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with caregiver
Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Adults must supervise children at all times.
No registration is required.

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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.

 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Siblings welcome.
No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss 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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Baby Time (Ages 0-2)
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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Just Play! (Ages 3-5)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Pre-K Play (Ages 2-6 years)
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 (Ages 2-5)
7:00 PM

PJ Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scarves, parachute play and more! Children are invited to wear pajamas for an easy transition to bedtime when you get home. A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Baby Time (0-18 months)
10:00 AM

Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books. Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 PM     
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Sit & Scoot vehicle time for toddlers
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Caregivers must supervise for safety.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime (6-24 months)
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and play!

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (Ages 3-4)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! Play rhyming games.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Siblings welcome.
No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss 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.

 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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. Siblings welcome.

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 to register

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Time (18-36 months)
11:00 AM

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 on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers (Ages 3-8)
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Books & Babies/Quiet Play (Ages 6-23 months)
10:00 AM

Recommended for ages 6-23 months.
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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room. Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
Ask staff if you have any questions. Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)
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.

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

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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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time (0-18 months)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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.
No registration required.

 
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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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Movers and Shakers (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Scribble Time (Ages 1-3)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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)
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. Siblings welcome.

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:    609-259-2150  
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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!
No registration required.
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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday March 13, 2020
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

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 (All Ages)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to make a craft or just play with our games, blocks and toys. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Dance Party (All Ages)
10:30 AM

Come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her favorite songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving! We will use scarves, shakers, instruments, the parachute and more! No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Pancake Fun!
10:30 AM

Enjoy stories, songs and eat real pancakes! Ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
Registration will begin on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle (Ages 1-5)
10:30 AM

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.  

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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Mommy & Me Dance (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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.

Registration will begin on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Ages 0-2.5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Story-time (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

Saturday March 14, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Letter O Craft (Ages 2+)
10:00 AM

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and create a paper octopus out of the letter O!
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
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. Family Fun Time is a half hour program including stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities with a craft at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Little Scientists (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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:  WEATHER!!
Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!
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.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:    (609) 883-8295  
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.
No registration required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 16, 2020
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Story-time/Quiet Play
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
2-5 years with caregiver
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Adults must supervise children at all times.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Toddler STEM (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! 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.

 
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Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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!
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 (Age 2)
11:00 AM

NEW TIME! Learn songs and rhymes.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

 
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Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 16, 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 to register

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s and 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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday March 17, 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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play
10:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with caregiver
Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
No registration is required.

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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. 

 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Siblings welcome.
No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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St. Patrick's Day Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of themed stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Baby Time (Ages 0-2)
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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Just Play! (Ages 3-5)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Shamrock Wand (Ages 2+)
6:00 PM

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a shamrock wand.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pre-K Play (Ages 2-6)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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!!!  Play, learn, and socialize with friends.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)
7:00 PM

PJ Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scarves, parachute play and more! Children are invited to wear pajamas for an easy transition to bedtime when you get home. A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Baby Time (0-18 months)
10:00 AM

Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books. Registration is required online each week starting on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
2-5 years with caregiver
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sit & Scoot vehicle time for toddlers
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (Ages 3-4)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! Play rhyming games.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Siblings welcome.
No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss 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.

 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
Siblings welcome.

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 to register

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Time (18-36 months)
11:00 AM

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 on the previous Wednesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Story Stretchers (Ages 3-8)
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Books & Babies/Quiet Play (Ages 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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room.  Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
Ask staff if you have any questions. Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)
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.

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

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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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time (0-18 months)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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.
No registration required.

 
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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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Movers and Shakers (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Scribble Time (Ages 1-3)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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)
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.
Siblings welcome.

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:    609-259-2150  
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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!
No registration required.
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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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*SPECIAL PROGRAM!* A Balloon Animal Workshop with Ian the Balloon Dude
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs.
Join experienced balloon artist Ian the Balloon Dude for an extra-spectacular and educational workshop on making balloon animals!
You'll learn about the wonderful and creative world of balloon twisting and then learn how to make 3 different sculptures that are sure to impress and amaze your friends and family!
Finally, you'll get to go wild and make whatever fantastical balloon creation your heart desires!
It's loads of fun for anyone who wants to learn a new skill and make others smile!
*You must Register for this Program*

 
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM     
Friday March 20, 2020
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Creation Station and Open Play (All Ages)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to make a craft or just play with our games, blocks and toys. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Miss Amy Concert (All Ages)
10:30 AM

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy!
Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle (Ages 1-5)
10:30 AM

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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time (Ages 0-2.5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

 
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Open Play & Craft (Ages 0-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join us for Open Play Time-right after Pat McKinley! Toys and coloring supplies will be available for the children.
No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sing-A-Long with Pat McKinley (Ages 0-7)
11:30 AM

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Drop in Plant Craft (All Ages)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Spring! Drop in any time between 1pm and 5pm to decorate a small pot and plant a seed or live plant in it.
Registration is not required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
Saturday March 21, 2020
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Drop-in Craft: Shamrock Wand (Ages 2+)
10:00 AM

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and create a shamrock wand!
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (Ages 2-5)
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.
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. Family Fun Time is a half hour program including stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities with a craft at the end. No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
11:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Please limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 23, 2020
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time (Edades/Ages 2-5)
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 (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of themed stories and songs with shakers, scraves, parachute play and more! A craft is included at the end. No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
 
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Toddler STEM (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

NEW TIME! 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.

 
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Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity (Age 2)
11:00 AM

NEW TIME! Learn songs and rhymes.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Playtime (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!
No registration required.

 
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Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 23, 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 to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog (Ages 2+)
4:30 PM

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  
 
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Art Adventures (Ages 4+)
6:30 PM

Art Adventures is back!  Join us for a fun monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers (and older!).  Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!  No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).
March's project:  Aluminum foil zentangles
No registration necessary!  Dress for a mess (we will be using permanent markers)
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s and 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.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday March 24, 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.
Registration is required. Please call to register.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
 
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Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)
10:00 AM

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
No registration is required.

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.
Registration is required. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:    609-259-2150  
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM