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Barnes & Noble’s Upcoming Events for Kids

Each week select Barnes and Noble locations host special events and story times


One of our favorite things to do each month is to check out what is going on at our local Barnes & Noble. There is always a special event or story time for everyone in the family. Moms and Dads can meet an author or join a book club while kids can come out and hear a new story, make a new craft and even see live performances. With so many great activities Barnes & Noble is a great place to beat the heat during the summer months or come in from the cold on a wintery day while still keeping the kids entertained.


Story Times in New Jersey


About Barnes & Noble’s Upcoming Events for Kids

  • An associate normally reads about two books to the children
  • There is normally a theme to the books that are read
  • After story time the person gives out papers to color on
  • Sometimes there may even be stickers
  • On special days there Character Appearances!

Reading to your child is very important! During the ages of 2-5 is the most crucial time period for learning, it’s great to develop an early love of reading!


After the Barnes & Noble Story Time children can enjoy a great option of children’s books. Barnes & Noble also has a rewards program called Kid’s Club. It includes 30% off of the list price of a children’s book when you enroll (some exclusions apply), $5 for every $100 you spend on kids stuff online or in store, and a free cupcake at the cafe on your child’s birthday.


Barnes & Noble’s Upcoming Events for Kids

Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm.


Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time


Barnes and Noble Statewide Baby and Me Story Time


Each summer Barnes & Noble hosts a summer reading program. Students up to 6th grade will read 8 any 8 books and record them in their summer reading journal. When they have completed their journal bring it into your local Barnes & Noble store where your child will be able to turn it in and receive a free book from the stores select selection of summer reading books.

More information on the program can be found here.

Brick – Brick Plaza

Clifton – Clifton Commons

Paramus – 765 Route 17 South

Hackensack – The Shops at Riverside

Eatontown – Monmouth Mall

Clark – 1180 Raritan Road

Freehold – 3981 US Highway 9

Holmdel- The Commons at Holmdel

East Brunswick – Brunswick Square Mall

Edison – Menlo Park Mall

Hamilton – The Hamilton Marketplace

Princeton – Princeton Marketfair

Springfield – 240 Route 22 West

Somerville – Somerset Shopping CEnter

Livingston – 112 Eisenhower Parkway

Woodland Park – 1156 Route 46 West

Marlton – 200 West Route 70

Deptford – The Court at Deptford

Moorestown – East Gate Square

Ledgewood – 375 Route 10

Morris Plains – 1940 Route 10 West



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