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Programs For Kids

The Hackettstown Public Library is proud to present various crafts, activities and programing for our youngest patrons year round. Please click on the photo above to see our latest happenings!

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.  Read a book, listen to a book, or play a game on the website or by downloading the free TumbleBooks app.

Room Activities

There is always something to do in the Children’s Room! From puzzles, game computers, coloring sheets, a giant chalkboard wall, weekly word activities and of course a comfy space to read, kids are welcome to engage and explore!

Storytime for Infants, Toddlers & Preschool

Looking for a fun morning out with your growing little one? Come to the Library for Storytime with our energetic Children’s Room staff. We have storytime geared for each of the growing ages with stories, songs, fingerplays and/or simple crafts. Click on the photo above to see the seasonal Storytime schedule.

Juvenile Collection

Our up-to-date collection has something for everyone. Board Books, Easy Readers, Picture Books, Elementary Chapter Books, Advanced Books, Non-Fiction, Magazines, Holiday Collections, Libros en Espanol, and a varied DVD collection keeps every reader happy! Need assistance in finding the right choice? Ask a Librarian- We LOVE to help!

Kids: Read Down Your Fines!

Ages 3 to 18 

book-bucksDo you have fines from overdue books?!  No problem!  Read here in the library, earn “Book Bucks” and then apply them to your library fines.  It’s easy!  Just sign in with any librarian, so your reading can be timed.  For every 15 minutes you read, you will receive one dollar in “Book Bucks”.  You can read magazines, books, newpapers or textbooks, just as long as you sign in first.  You can even read to a sibling!  Remember that Book Bucks can only be used for overdue charges, and not to pay for a lost book or DVD.

Upcoming Children’s Events

Life Size Candy Land

February 21 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Baby’s Morning Out

February 21 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Pre-School Power

February 21 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Life Size Candy Land

February 22 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Storytime Rocks

February 22 @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Drop-In Lego Club

February 22 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

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