Week of 5/1/2022 Youth Updates
The library is open for
in-person browsing and computer use.

CLOSED - May 28-30
for Memorial Day weekend

The mask mandate has been lifted
for patrons and staff,
although you are still welcome to wear one.
Curbside services are still available.
Call 732-727-0212, x2 for more information.
Demco Monthly Literacy Calendars
Click the links above for a monthly calendar from DEMCO 
filled with daily seasonal activities
that will help your child build pre-reading skills.
Click the link above for daily seasonal book suggestions with activity
tie-ins for your emerging and independent readers!
Links to some stories are included.
Special Events
Saturday, May 14 @ 10:00AM
All Ages
Join us in beautifying the grounds of the library. This event is held in conjunction with the International Cultural Education Center (ICEC).
All supplies will be provided for planting.
Please register at the link above.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, May 21 &
Sunday, May 22
Weekly Programs
Silly Songs & Stories
Mondays @ 10:30AM
Ages 0-3
Sing, dance, play, and listen to stories! This program is 30 minutes of songs and stories followed by 30 minutes of free play. This storytime is open to kids ages 0-3.
Total Tutoring
Mondays from 4:30-6:30PM
Local teen volunteers tailor their tutoring program to your specific needs. This free program takes place weekly on Monday nights during the school year. This is an in-person tutoring session.
Please register at the following link: 
Alternate Wednesdays
Next session - May 4
@ 6:30PM
Ages 7-13
Love Lego! Our club members make a creation that fits a different building challenge each time.
Fridays @ 11:00AM
Ages 3-6
Songs, stories and a craft...
in person!

Registration is currently full but please check back often.
Family FunDay
Drop by the library on Sunday afternoons for a family oriented activity or craft to do together.

Make this cute and easy
tulip pop-up card for Mom on
Sunday, May 8!

Preschool Reading Program
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This is a year-round program
for preschool children.
Please register your child online
at this link: READsquared. 

You may begin recording books online right away.
Prizes are earned for every 25 books read and a free book may be selected
for every 100 books read!
Click the 1000 Books logo above to visit their website!
Teens entering grades 9-12 are invited to volunteer at the library over the summer!

You must attend one of our teen volunteer orientation sessions and pass the Volunteer Application Test to be accepted.

Please make sure you have an updated and current Adult Library Card

Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation Meetings

In Person

Register by clicking the date of the meeting above that you wish to attend. If you sign up for our virtual session please enter your email address when you register in order to receive the zoom link!

Registration is limited for each session. You will receive a letter via email by June 7th letting you know if you have been accepted into the program.
Wednesday, May 11
@ 3:00PM
Gr. 7-12
Our year-round volunteer group decides on new activities for the library and makes public events for children and their own age groups.
Earn community service hours!
Register at the link above so we can send you the Zoom link.
Monday, May 2 @ 2:45PM
Ages 13-18
Want to learn how to crochet? Come learn the basic stitches to get you started. Already know how to crochet? Bring your projects and help out the beginners. Supplies will be provided. 
Monday, May 2 @ 6:30PM
Think you are good at trivia?
Want to try and win some prizes?

Then join us for the evening for trivia. Sayreville Library's own Dan Vetrano, adult librarian and long time trivia enthusiast, will be your host for the evening. Prizes will be offered to the winners. 
Bring your thinking cap and good luck.
You can play solo or with a team. Please no more than 4 to a team. 

Register online or call 732-727-0212 Ext 112. 
Thursday, May 5
@ 6:30PM
Register at the link above to join in the discussion of the second half of this month's selection.
Friday, May 6 @ 3:00PM
Gr. 6-12
Meet up with fellow manga fans and explore anime!
Register at the link above.
Thursday, May 12 @ 3:00PM
Join us for Taco-Thursday as we highlight Mental Health Awareness Month. Meet Carla as she demonstrates how to make healthy tacos while we showcase self-care strategies. Let us talk about your greatness!
Check out the TAB Instagram account at the link above 
 for the latest events and contests! 

Be sure to like our page and follow @sayrevilletab!

Our building is open for browsing, in-person programs & computer use. The mask mandate has been lifted.

  • Curbside service is still available. Call 732-727-0212, x2. for details.

  • Wifi is still be available for use in your car in our parking lot.

  • Books may be placed on hold from other open libraries.

  • Youth Services Surprise Book Bundles may still be requested for multiple children and teens in a family. Items will be selected by the Children's Department staff based upon your child's interests.

  • Programs are being presented both in-person and virtually. Check our Events Calendar for details.

  • Stay engaged with us on social media (links below) for the latest updates. We have helpful links, activities, and even story times for children.

  • Online resources, such as eLibraryNJ, Hoopla, Libby, and our databases are available for home access 24/7! Directions can be found on our website under the Digital Library & Popular Databases headings.

We hope to see you soon.
Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Rd., Parlin, NJ 08859