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2023 SUMMER READING
1ST ROUND HIGH SCORERS

FINAL ROUND HIGH SCORERS

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE

Kaitlyn

Age 10

44,550 points

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 READING BUDDIES 

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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.

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE FOR BOOK LIST

App available for download for Android and IOS

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

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Kid's

Programs

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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. Please follow us on Facebook for quick program updates, photos from our events, and access to fun and age-appropriate links.  


*All programs are open to Secaucus residents only*

Recurring Programs:

Lap-Tots
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 6 months  to 2 1/2 years old and their caregiver
When: Mondays usually from September – June

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm
Where: Panasonic meeting room

Requirements: proof of Secaucus residency.

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

Extended Story Time
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 years old before and including October 1st
When: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday usually from September – June
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Where: Children’s Department
Requirements: two proofs of Secaucus residency, birth certificate and immunization records.

Chess Club

Virtual program for children ages 5 and up. Please contact Cecilia by email at cecilia.mucciolo@secaucus.bccls.org for registration, dates, and time. 

Crafty Friday

For children ages 4 and up who want to drop in the library to create a themed craft. Program takes place once a month. See the calendar for dates and time.

Jr. Bingo

For children ages 5-9 who want to play bingo for a chance to win prizes! Program takes place once a month. See the calendar for dates and time.

Literary Legos

For children ages 7-10 years old who want to listen to a fun story and build a LEGO creation based on that story.  Program takes place once a month. See the calendar for registration, dates, and time.

Paws for Reading

For children ages 6-12 years old who want to practice their reading skills . Kids get to read, relax and spend time with therapy dogs. See the calendar for registration, dates, and time.

Reading Buddies

For children ages 3-7 years old who want to practice their reading skills . Kids will choose a story and pair up with a Secaucus High School SAIL student. See the calendar for registration, dates, and time.

 

Recurring Summer Programs:

These programs run for the months of July-August. See the calendar for registration, dates, and time.

Summer Movies for Children

For children ages 3-7. Popcorn provided! 

 

Summer Time Crafternoon

For children ages 4 and up who want to drop in the library and create a summer themed craft. Crafts available while supplies last. 

Free Play Fridays

Lego DUPLOS for Ages 3-6

Lego Bricks for Ages 7-10

Board Games for Ages 3 and up

Puzzles for Ages 3 and up

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