Children

Group of kids and adults sitting on the floor listening to story time.
Welcome to the first stop on your child’s road to lifelong literacy and learning! The Library’s Children’s Room is an inviting, fun place to read, play, and learn. Come visit us soon, and check out our online resources below!

Upcoming Children's Programs

Jun 20 Thu
Chess Club 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jun 24 Mon
Water Safety Class w/ Goldfish Swim School 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Jun 27 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 29 Sat
‘Paws’ To Read With Our Therapy Dog 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jul 11 Thu
Book Friends July Session 1 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jul 11 Thu
Pajama Storytime 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jul 12 Fri
Kids Yoga Class 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Jul 18 Thu
Book Friends July Session 2 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jul 25 Thu
The Writers Block “A” + “B” Combined Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 01 Thu
Book Friends August Session 1 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Aug 22 Thu
Pajama Storytime 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 05 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 26 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 03 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 24 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 07 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 05 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 26 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jan 02 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jan 23 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Libby Icon ELibraryNJ / Libby
ELibraryNJ has thousands of e-books, digital audiobooks, and magazines just for kids! View the current kids’ collection, then get connected with Libby, the affiliated app for reading ELibraryNJ. Simply download the Libby app on your smartphone or mobile device, or go to the Libby website. You’ll need a valid Metuchen Public Library card and your PIN (assigned when you received your library card).

When you register for the first time, please select Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium from the list of libraries. You will not see Metuchen Public Library listed.

If you need help, please call the library at (732) 632-8526, email metuchenpubliclibrary@metuchenlibrary.org, or visit the Libby Help page.

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hoopla
hoopla is another great resource for borrowing ebooks, comics, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows without waiting. And hoopla has a Kids Mode that allows you to search only juvenile content – you can even lock it with a self-designated PIN. It’s easy to get started – just download the hoopla app on your smartphone or tablet, or even your TV.

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Kanopy Kids LogoKanopy Kids
The library’s popular on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy, includes Kanopy Kids, a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform. Kanopy Kids offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features, and animated favorites. Popular series include Sesame Street, Molly of Denali, Arthur, and Reading Rainbow. Best of all, Kanopy Kids titles don’t count toward play credits, so you’ll have unlimited access to everything in the Kanopy Kids section.

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Brainfuse HelpNow – homework help
Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science), a 24/7 Writing Lab, academic content, and practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more.

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Middle Search Plus
Includes the full text of popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. The reading level of all included articles is indicated. Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library.

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Primary Search
Includes the full text of popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries, and a vast image collection. Access to this database is provided by the New Jersey State Library.

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World Almanac for Kids
The World Almanac® for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans.

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NoveList K-8
NoveList K-8 is the resource for young readers to turn to when looking for the next book to read. Offers reading lists, award-winning titles, series coverage, and the ability to search for books by reading level.

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Children’s Notable Lists | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books for birth through age 14. This is the 2022 list.

Children’s Notable Lists


50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten | Education.com
This list is from 2010, but the titles are still much loved by kids and parents alike!

50 books list


Themed Booklists | Reading Rockets
These books are for kids 0–12 years old, focus on new titles, and emphasize quality and diversity.

Themed Booklists


Giant Collection of Book Lists for Kids
This site has a HUGE number of booklists, grouped by type and age range.

Giant Collection of Book Lists


The Ultimate Resource of Book Lists for Kids
Bring joy and play into children’s lives through books!

The Ultimate Resource of Book Lists

StoryLine
Streaming videos of popular stories for kids read by popular stage and screen personalities.

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Bedtime Math
A nightly dose of math for the whole family. And don’t worry, the solutions are given, too!

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Science Bob
If your kiddo loves doing experiments, this website is for you!

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Primary Games
Lots of games here.  Some are educational, some are not but all are fun.  There are options for everyone in the family.

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PBS Kids
Games, stories, art and more with some of our favorite characters.

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Crayola
Just the place for lots of DIY crafts.

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