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2021 Summer Reading Resource Center

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Reading with your child is a great way to establish early literacy skills, as well as encouraging parent and child bonding through reading. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten. 

Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to know.



App available for download for Android and IOS

For more information, call the library at 201-330-2083.




Sign up your child today!

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person children's programs are currently on hiatus. To get information on the status of our fall programs, call the children's department at 201-330-2083 x4004 or email Children's Department Supervisor Cecilia Mucciolo at

The Children’s Department of Secaucus Public Library serves the recreational reading and research needs of children, ages birth to 12 years, with a collection of fictional and non-fiction books, multimedia books, audio CDs, DVDs, magazines and much more. Included in our collection are items in Spanish as well as bilingual books and DVDs.

We offer a variety of programs throughout the year for children, from our Chess Club for ages 5 and up. Please follow us on Facebook for quick program updates, photos from our events, and access to fun and age-appropriate links.  


*Programs are open to Secaucus residents only*

This program is for babies and their caregivers. Lap-Tots mixes music, finger plays, stories and more in this interactive lap-sit program.
Who: Babies up to 2 1/2 years old and their caregiver
When: First 3 Fridays during September – June at 9:15am-9:45am OR 10:00am-10:30am OR 10:45-11:15am
Where: Panasonic meeting room; Requirements: proof of Secaucus residency.

Paws for Reading

For children ages 5-12 years old who want to practice their reading skills . Kids get to read, relax and spend time with therapy dogs Rodney and Baby-Ruth. See the calendar for dates and time.

Rhyme Time
This storytime is filled with stories, crafts, songs, games and lots of fun!
Who: Children 2 1/2 to 3 years old
When: Wednesday or Thursday during September – June
Time: 11:30am-12:15pm
Where: Children’s Department
Requirements: two proofs of Secaucus residency, birth certificate and immunization records.

Extended Story Hour
This drop-off program’s purpose is to help children develop good listening, social and motor skills, gain separation from their caregivers and interact with their peers. This program requires pre-registration in June before the start of the September session.
Who: Children 3 to 3 1/2 years old
When: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from

September – June
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Where: Children’s Department
Requirements: two proofs of Secaucus residency, birth certificate and immunization records.