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Warm Up At The Spotswood Library


SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The weather has finally switched to November, so if parents are looking for a spot for the kids to warm up head over to the Spotswood Public Library for fun kids programs that are anything but chilly.

Early winter story times will be starting the last week of November. Parents and guardians can choose from three different programs including:

  • Babies & Toddlers - for kids ages six through 35 months with a parent or caregiver on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from November 30 through December 14
  • Preschool - for kids ages three through five who are not yet in kindergarten on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from November 29 through December 13
  • Something Cool After School - for kids in grades kindergarten through second grade on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. from November 29 through December 13

The library will also be holding programs for tweens in grades three through six. Tweens can pick from the following activities:

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  • Tween Thanks Giving on Friday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. - participants will be working on projects that give back to the community
  • Tween Gift-a-Palooza on Thursday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. - participants will make projects to give as gifts to family and friends
  • Tweens Make-and-Take-Mondays - participants will create seasonal crafts on Thursday, November 20 and Thursday, December 18

Children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade can sign up to make scented cinnamon decorations. The project will take two weeks and will take place on Tuesday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. The first week, participants will make the scented cinnamon decorations and return the following week to decorate with puffy paint and glitter.

Registration is required for story times, tween programs and ornament making. Registration can be done online at the Spotswood Public Library's website or by telephoning the library at 732-251-1515.

The Spotswood Public Library is located at 548 Main Street.


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