Week of 5/21/2023 Youth Updates


May 27-29, 2023

for Memorial Day

The library is open for

in-person browsing, programming, & computer use.

Curbside services are still available.

Call 732-727-0212, x2 for more information.

Demco Monthly Literacy Calendars

May Early Literacy Calendar

May Reading Activity Calendar

Click the links above for daily seasonal book suggestions with activity

tie-ins for your emerging and independent readers!

Links to some stories are included.

Special Events

Summer Reading Kick Off

Burke's Park

Saturday, June 24

from 11:00AM-1:00PM

Registration required, begins June 1.

Join us this year for the "All Together Now" Summer Reading Kick-Off at Burkes Park!

Registration for summer reading book club ~ Games ~ Dancing ~ Cotton Candy ~ Face Painting ~ Temporary Tattoos ~ Reading Club Goody Bag

Click on the link above to register!

Friends of the Library

Book Sale

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4


A great opportunity to stock up

on summer reading titles

for the whole family!

Weekly Programs

Silly Songs and 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.

Registration is not required.

Please register at the following link: 


Total Tutoring

Mondays from 4:30-6:30PM

Gr. K-12

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.

Crafternoon - Paper Airplanes

Wednesday, May 24 @ 4:30PM

Ages 7-11

Make a paper airplane and

race it against your friends!

How far will your airplane go?  

Register at the link above.

Stories & Crafts

Friday, May 26 @ 11:00AM

Ages 3-6

Songs, stories and a craft.

Register at the link above.

Family FunDay


between 1:00 & 4:00PM

This is a drop in session each week for parents and children to create a craft or do an activity together.

No registration necessary!

Check out some of our recent activities on our Facebook page at the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

Just for Teens

Teen Summer Volunteer

Interest Meeting

Monday, May 22 @ 3:00PM

Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30PM

Thursday, May 25 @ 3:00PM

Students entering grades 9-12 in September, 2023 are eligible to apply for our Summer Teen Volunteer program. Community Service hours can be earned.

Interested teens MUST attend one of the interest meetings scheduled above. Registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Wednesday, May 24 @ 3:00 PM

Gr. 7-12

Teen Advisory Board is our year-round volunteering group. Help decide on new activities for the library and make public events for children and their own age groups.

Register at the link above.


Teen Book Club

Wednesday, May 31 @ 6:00PM

Join Miss Sarah, our teen librarian,

and other book lovers to discuss

the book voted on.

Book may be picked up ahead of time from the Children's Room.

Anime Showcase

Friday, May 26 @ 3:00 PM

Gr. 6-12

Meet up with fellow manga fans and explore anime!

Register at the link above.

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.

Youth Services Surprise Book Bundle request form.

  • 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.

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Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Rd., Parlin, NJ 08859