Read, read, read. — William Faulkner

One of the greatest gifts adults can give
—to their offspring and to their society—
is to read to children. — Carl Sagan

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. - Dr. Seuss

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New Construction - Just For Ages 0-5
Bouncy Booktime with Tuesdays
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
This is the library's year-round weekly story time. It's a multi-age program that encourages vocabulary development and pre-reading skills in a relaxed atmosphere, followed by an age-appropriate craft. Stay and socialize afterward!
Musical July Fridays at 10:30
Sing, dance and clap along with our musical Ms. Jean. Did you know musical elements such as rhythm, pitch awareness and hand movements in song help to build early literacy skills such as rhyming, phonemic awareness, and visual focus? AND create familiarity with the English language? Plus it's fun!

Summer Reading Kick-Off!
Wednesday, June 21st 6:30 PM
Dream It and Build It!

If you can dream it, you can build it at the library's Build Night! Legos, blocks, magnets, marble runs, origami, train tracks, marshmallows and toothpicks! Even create your own tiny robot that moves! We'll have it all here!
Bonus: Bring in a few books you no longer want and exchange them at our book swap table.

Programs to BUILD Families
Hamilton The Musical Sing-Along / Karaoke Night
Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.
For all our Hamilton fans out there - come out for a fun evening of your favorite songs from the show, sing along with others or show your stuff with karaoke. We know you know all the words, but we'll show the lyrics anyway. Fans of all ages are welcome. 3 cornered hats welcome too.

Music with the Birdhouse - Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.
Bronwyn Bird runs our local Birdhouse Center for the Arts. They will be bringing their kids' music program to the library to encourage children to BUILD a life-long appreciation for music! Their hands-on musical approach encouragesto touch and playvariety of instruments, along withrhythmic-based, group singinginteractive dance movements.
Build a Better Backyard - Wednesday
July 5, 7:00 p.m.
Come learn about the importance of wildlife and insect habitat in our city! The plants and animals that evolved around Lambertville rely on each other for their very survival. Disappearing native plants means disappearing wildlife and that effects people in very important ways. The group "Lambertville Goes Wild" will explain how you can help Lambertville become a better place for plants, animals, and people, starting with your own backyard! Create some habitat helpers to get started. All ages welcome.

The Grand Falloons Earth Science show - Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
Magic! Juggling! Stories! Live Music! Contests! Plate-spinning! Audience participation! All this and more as children learn about eco-systems, litter, and the how, what and why of recycling so they can help build a better earth.The Grand Falloons are veterans of the Big Apple Circus.
How Lambertville was built - a historic walking tour for families - Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Join Lauren Braun-Strumfels, historical society member, Immigration and Labor historian and mother of two as we stroll through town, learning hidden details about different buildings and the people who created Lambertville. Meet at the library.
Puss and Boots - Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.
Two actors play all the characters in this imaginative, fun-filled production based on the story by writer Charles Perrault. The poor miller's son is sent out into the world to "make his own way" with only the family cat for a companion. To the lad's surprise the cat is enchanted! Once the fashion-forward feline obtains a pair of stylish boots, she helps her master rid the land of a grumpy ogre and win the hand of a princess!

Enrichment Zone
Ages 8-12
June 20, 4:00-Marble Run Mania
July 18, 4:00 - Attack on the Fort

Stories and books, math and science, engineering and crafts, we do it all in the Enrichment Zone. Each session we immerse ourselves in a different theme.
The Lego League
Ages 5-12
June 27, 2:00 p.m.
July 6, 6:30 p.m.      July 25, 6:30 p.m.
August 8, 2:00 p.m.      August 22, 2:30 p.m.
Come and build with your friends! The theme for the session is announced at the start of each lego league . You build something awesome. At the end, each person will have a chance to share what they have made and we will display your creations in the library.
Science Meets Art
Ages 6-11
July 11, 2:00 - Coral Reefs
August 1, 2:00 - Tower Power

Each session we explore a science topic and then build and create crafts to go with it.
Quidditch Match at Ely Field!
Wednesday, July 19 6:30-7:30 p.m.
BYOB - Bring Your Own Broom and Water!
Suggested ages 6-11. Older kids will play at 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, we will again hold an actual Quidditch Match according to college rules of play. Meet at Ely Field at 6:30.

Remember - Quidditch is a contact sport. See it online: The Complete Muggles Guide to Quidditch and the International Quidditch Association.

Spectators Welcome!

Magician Bob Conrad - Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 PM

Everyone's favorite magician is back in Lambertville. Join Bob Conrad as he displays his many amazing and amusing talents of ventriloquism, puppeteering, humor and of course magic. Lots of laughs, fun and audience participation.
Speed Engineering Challenges
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 PM

In this fast paced invention challenge, players work individually or in teams to create different structures in 90 seconds with a variety of materials. Winners are awarded book bucks to shop for books at the end of the program!
Solar Eclipse Pre-Party
Featuring the Lego Batman Movie

Thursday, August 17, 6:00 PM

This movie has everything we need to celebrate the upcoming eclipse and close out our Build summer - darkness and legos! Have a snack, watch the pre-movie eclipse explanation, the movie, and receive a pair of special solar eclipse viewing glasses to take home.

Homework Helpers

  • Kids Tools
  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
  • Fact Monster
  • Internet Public Library for Teens & Youth
  • Hang Out New Jersey
  • Pathfinders for Kids from the Camden Co. Library
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • New Jersey Children's Museum
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
  • Scholastic's Justice by the People
  • Congress for Kids
  • Kids Center

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          Explore the world of the Warriors!
          Khan Academy Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 315 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
          Enjoy games and activities with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters
          Bob the Builder Based on the PBS TV show, this website features online games, videos, activities and printables. Learn about machines and construction.
          Enjoy games and activities with your favorite PBS characters
          Sesame Street Educational games, stories, and more with Sesame Street characters
          StoryPlaceThe Children's Digital Library, with a Pre-School Library, an Elementary Library, and Book Hive. Online activities, booklists, coloring sheets, all in one great site!
          Paint like Jackson Pollock Use your mouse to create fun abstract paintings!
          Build Your Wild Self Have fun building a wild self by selecting tails, mouths, bodies, hair and find out about the animals in the New York Zoos and Aquarium!
          Starfall Short stories that concentrate on a vowel or blend sound. By clicking on a word, help is given. Primarily designed for first grade, also useful for pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and second grade.
          International Digital Children's™ Library Read books from around the world when you visit this website. Hundreds of books in twenty-nine different languages are available.
          Leading to Reading An early literacy website where young children discover the world of reading and grownups enjoy the journey. Young children can read, sing, play, and explore a variety of subjects and books. Also available in Spanish.
          Nickelodeon Based on theTV show, this website features online games, videos, and activities.
          PEEP and The Big Wide World This web companion to the Canadian TV production shown on The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids' channel presents a baby chick and friends who invite preschoolers into the wonderful world of science.
          World of Victor Have fun with Victor, a toddler on the move. There are lots of games and sounds to play with, including puzzles, music, coloring, and mixed-up animals. Available in English, Japanese, Spanish, and French.
          StoryBlocks Children get ready to read long before they start Kindergarten. You can help by singing, talking, and playing with the children in your care. Watch our videos to learn fun songs and rhymes, and how they help build readers!
    Other Great Kids Sites
    Kids Tools
    BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
    Fact Monster
    Internet Public Library for Teens & Youth
    Hang Out New Jersey
    Pathfinders for Kids from the Camden Co. Library
    New Jersey State Museum
    New Jersey Children's Museum
    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    Scholastic's Justice by the People
    Congress for Kids Kids Center

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