Week of 5/12/2024 Youth Updates



Saturday - Monday May 25, 26 & 27


Memorial Day

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!

Special Events

Storywalk at Kennedy Park

All Ages

A new story, The Bad Seed by Jory John, can be enjoyed at the playground at Kennedy Park!

Unscramble the letters found on the page displays and bring the word to one of our librarians in the Children's Room to earn a prize!

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.

Registration is not required

however it is helpful for notification

in case of a change in our schedule.

Register at the link below:


Total Tutoring

Mondays from 4:30-6:30PM

Cancelled May 13

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.

Stay and Play

Wednesdays @ 10:30AM

Ages 1-3

Play and socialize with

other kids and caregivers at this

unstructured free play time. 

Registration is not required. 

Lego Club

Alternate Wednesdays @ 6:30PM

Next Session: May 22

Ages 7-12

Join our Lego club to make a creation that fits the building challenge.

Registration is not required. 

Stories and Stitches

Alternate Thursdays @ 6:00PM

Next session: May 23

Ages 7-11

Join us for a story and a sewing project. This program is designed for a child and a grownup to work together to complete their sewing project. Registration is limited for the spring session as we will be using sewing machines for several projects and only have 10. Beginners welcome! 

Separate registration is required for each week your child is attending. 

Stories and Crafts

Fridays @ 11:00AM

Ages 3-6

Join us for songs, stories and a craft. 

Registration required at the link above.

Family FunDay

Sundays from 1:00-4:00PM

All Ages

Families are invited to drop in on Sunday afternoons anytime between

1:00 and 4:00PM for some quality time

together with your child.

A self-guided craft or activity will be available each week.

No registration necessary.

Registration required at the link above right.

Microbits & Robotics

Sundays @ 1:30PM

Gr. 4-9

Retired technology teacher, Mr. Dave,

will work with students using Microbit microcontrollers and those who have a robotics kit or project that they are working on and would like some additional help. These meetups are not classes but a place for students to work on projects that they are interested in, with help from Mr. Dave and other students. Bring your kit or materials and Mr. Dave will assist you with your specific needs. 

Just for Teens

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Wednesday, May 29 @ 3:00PM

Gr. 7-12

Our year-round volunteering group decides on new activities for the library and makes public events for children and their own age groups.

Earn community service hours for participating.


Dungeons and Dragons

Alternate Thursdays @ 3:00PM

Next Session: May 16

Gr. 6-12

Are you interested in playing D&D? Come join our campaign. Open to new and experienced players.

Register at the link above. 

Anime Showcase

Friday, May 17 @ 3:00PM

Gr. 6-12

Meet up with fellow manga fans

and explore anime!

No registration necessary.

Teen Summer Volunteer Interest Meetings

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:00PM

Thursday, May 16 @ 6:00PM

Monday, May 20 @ 3:00PM

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3:00PM

Friday. May 24 @ 3:00PM

Monday, June 3 @ 3:00PM

Tuesday, June 4 @ 3:00PM

Friday, June 7 @ 3:00PM

Open to teens entering 9th - 12th grade in the 2024-2025 school year. Volunteers must attend ONE interest meeting and pass the test at the end of the presentation. Volunteers must have an active adult Sayreville Public Library card in good standing in order to volunteer. Volunteers must be Sayreville residents.

Registration is required at ONE of the meeting date links above left.

Trivia with Dan

Monday, May 20 @ 6:30PM

Teens & Adults

Think you are good at trivia?

Want to try and win some prizes?

Dan Vetrano, Sayreville Library's own Adult Librarian and

long time trivia enthusiast

will be cooking up questions

for this fun and exciting game.

Play solo or join up with a team.

Prizes offered to the winners.

Open to teens and adults.

Registration required

at the link above

or call 732-727-0212 Ext 112

No more than 4 per team please.

All team members must register.

Teen Lego Club!

Wednesday, May 22 @ 3:00PM

Gr. 6-12

Lego Club is always fun,

this time for teens!

We will be working on a prompt,

where you can work together or in teams. 

Let your creativity shine!

Register at the link above. 

Photocard Decorating Event

Thursday, May 23 @ 3:00PM

Gr. 6-12

Decorate photocards and

listen to k-pop.

Register at the link above.

Our building is open for browsing, in-person programs & computer use.

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

  • Books may be placed on hold from other libraries.

  • 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 look forward to welcoming you!

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