BAYONNE, NJ - Registration opened Monday for three programs hosted by the Bayonne Public Library designed to get local children, and parents, reading.

According to an announcement by Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director JP Pocaro, children as young as 18 months can participate in the activities that begin on October 8.

On Tuesdays the parent/toddler program, for children 2-3 years of age, will allow parents and children a chance to read stories, sing songs, and do arts and crafts projects. The program will run from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.    

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Story Hour, for children 3-5 years old, takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30. Children will read stories, sing songs and make arts and crafts projects. Parents are asked to be certain their children are ready to attend by themselves as caregivers, while remaining in the building, cannot stay in the room for the program.

The lapsit program, for children 18-24 months, will feature story reading, singing, and playing from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Parents stay and participate with their children. There is no registration required for this program. 

Children can be registered for these programs , in person, in the Children's Room of the Bayonne Public Library until Friday, September or they are filled.  Proof of age and Bayonne residency are required at the time of registration.  


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