Friday, September 23, 2011

Read to a Pet

This month we welcomed Kayleigh(Golden Retriever) and Cupcake(Jack Russell Terrier) to the Iselin Branch Library. Each reader had a different way of reading to their dog. Some stood, some sat, some showed the dog the pictures while they read, others waited until the page was done then showed the pictures, some readers were dog lovers, while other readers were hesitant to approach the dogs. Whether this was the child's first experience reading to a dog or their third, they all enjoyed this program! Look for more photos on our Facebook page.


After listening to Amelia Bedilia's first day of school by Herman Parish and Will I have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen; children cut, colored, & created their own crayon box.

FALL Favorites!

Children enjoyed listening to Mouse's First Fall by Thompson and Fall Leaves Fall by Hall. Ready or not Autumn begins today! Visit your library, check out some or your favorite stories, & share some fall favorites with someone special.

Preschool Pajama Storytime

This month Mrs. Amera read, If you give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff and Good night, Harry by Kim Lewis. Later children chose a book to share pictures with Tweety! This program is geared toward children ages 3 - 5 and takes place in the evening between 7 - 7:30pm. Children are welcome to bring a stuffed animal and attend in their favorite pajamas. Our next program will be on Thursday, October 20. REGISTRATION is on Thursday, October 6!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Woodbridge Township Domestic Violence Response Team is sponsoring an art contest.

Enter for a chance to win a $50.00 Barnes & Noble gift card.


Grades 1 - 6 will draw a picture portraying bullying or true friendship.

Grades 7 & 8 will draw representations of a dating relationship- good or bad.

All pictures must be on 8 1/2" x 11"paper. They can be made using any medium- pencil, pen, markers, paint, crayon, etc. The drawing must have the child's name, age, parent's signature, and phone # on the back. No entry will be considered without this information. Submit entries to Woodbridge DVRT 1 Main st. Woodbridge, NJ 07095, drop them off at Main, Fords, Iselin, Henry Inman libraries, or drop them off at the Woodbridge Community Center.

All entries will be displayed at the Barron Arts Center from 10/26 - Nov. 7th.

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 5pm

Need more information? Call 732- 634-4500 Ext. 2802

Monday, September 19, 2011

Book Club

This month at the Iselin Branch Library we started a BOOK CLUB! Our club takes place once a month, on a Friday from 3:30 - 4:30pm. There is no registration for this program. Children between grades 3 - 7 are welcome to join the fun!

Each month Mrs. Amera will choose an author of the month. Then we might talk about the author, the author's books/ illustrations, the style the author wrote in, genre, etc. Together we might make cards for the author/illustrator, we might draw/write about one of our favorite books/series for our display, you might meet new people, and if your lucky you might check out one of our NEW books! Everyone gets a chance to share their opinion and share their favorite or not so favorite book/author/series/etc.

Our September author of the month is Jon Scieszka. If you're in the mood to laugh, read or re-read some of your favorite stories.

If you missed this month's program stop in next month between 3:30 - 4:30pm on Friday, October 7th!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Library Card Sign-Up Month

This month take a chance at winning a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card! All you have to do is stop by your local library, check out some children books, and take a guess at how many library cards are in the jar. The closest guess without going over will be our Winner! Only the kids of Woodbridge Township can enter this contest.