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10:00 am

Preschool Story Time at Wenonah Library

January 9 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

Wenonah Library, 101 East Mantua Avenue
Wenonah, NJ 08090
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Free

Preschool Story Hour - Wednesdays at 10:00am. (September - May) Ages 3 to 5 welcome for stories and crafts!

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Morris Plains

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Morris Plains, 1940 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00AM for storytime in the Kids' Department! Fun picture books selected by store employees, different every week and different from our Saturday Storytime books.

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10:15 am

Toddler Story Time at Livingston Library

January 9 @ 10:15 am - 10:35 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ United States
Free

Stories, songs, and fun for tiny toddlers ages 12-23 months! This program is developmentally designed for "waddlers." Drop in, registration is not required.  Tips for Caregivers •  Tiny Toddlers runs for approximately 20 minutes. Please arrive on time so that you will be able to participate in all of the activities. Late arrivals can disturb the program already...

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10:30 am

Toddler Story Time at Rahway Public Library

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2019

Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ 07065 United States
Free

Toddler Time - Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages 4 and under with caregiver.

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Children’s Story Time at Crosswicks Library Company

January 9 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

Crosswicks Library Company, 483 Main Street
Crosswicks, NJ 08515 United States
Free

Join us for a story and a craft.  All ages welcome. Registration not required.

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Story Time at Linwood Library

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood, New Jersey 08221
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Free

Story time with Miss Ariel is on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am for infants and preschoolers. Come for stories, songs, and a craft!

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Clark

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Clark, 1180 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ United States
Free

Staff Pick: Storytime Favorites Join us for a fun and engaging children's Storytime each week as our booksellers read stories from our favorite authors and illustrators. The reading will be followed by kids' crafts that can be hung on display in our store or taken home for your personal galleries!

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Toddler Story Time at Lee Memorial Library

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Lee Memorial Library, 500 W Crescent Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401 United States
Free

Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years, this story time includes songs, stories, and a process art craft, as well as a period of free play. All children must attend with a parent or caregiver. Classes run for 45 minutes. The same stories and crafts will be done on Tuesday and Wednesday. Drop-in.

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11:00 am

Barnes and Noble Story Time – East Brunswick

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

barnes and Noble – East Brunswick, 753 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday Morning Storytime Join us for a fun Storytime, every Wednesday at 11am! We'll read a story and have a quick coloring activity to follow. You do not need to register for this Storytime! Children must stay with a parent or guardian at all times.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Marlton

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Marlton, 200 West Route 70
Marlton, NJ United States
Free

Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Today's Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us!

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Family Story Times at South County Library

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

South County Library, 35 Cooper Folly Rd
Atco, NJ 08004
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Free

Ages 18 Months - 5 Years Enjoy stories, songs & finger plays!

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Infant & Toddler Story Time at New Brunswick Library

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

New Brunswick Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
Free

Read and Play! - Join us for a story and play time! Open to ages 0-4 and caregivers.

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Wednesday Story Time – Barnes and Noble Princeton

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 3, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

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Infant Story Time at Hilton Branch Library

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 23, 2019

Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040 United States
Free

Baby Lit - Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in Wednesdays, Jan 9, 16, and 23 @ 11:00am

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1:00 pm

Free Admission Days at Proprietary House

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and restoration, to stand witness to 250 years of...

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1:15 pm

Infant Story Time @ McCowan Memorial Library

January 9 @ 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

McCowan Memorial Library, 15 Pitman Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
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Free

Infant Storytime: Books for Bright Beginners (0-2 years) Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m. "Books for Bright Beginners" takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year. Age-appropriate programs, revolving around weekly themes, consist of books, stories, crafts, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays which make a multi-sensory experience for children. No registration is required.

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3:30 pm

Book & Build Club at Linwood Public Library

January 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood, New Jersey 08221
Free

The new weekly Book & Build Club for children ages 5 will meet 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm with Miss Ariel. Each week, we’ll have a themed story time followed by building with LEGOs. Registration is not required.

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Board Games at Lee Memorial Library

January 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 2019

Lee Memorial Library, 500 W Crescent Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401 United States
Free

Every Wednesday after school we’ll bring out our chess boards and 5 other board games for free play. Drop by the children’s room to learn a new game or play an old favorite. Registration is not required.

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4:15 pm

Schoolage Story Time – Howell

January 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 20, 2019

Howell Library, 218 Old Tavern Road
Howell, NJ United States
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Free

Contact: 732-938-2300 Grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies. January 9 – Bird Day – Craft. Dig right in and explore bird nests with a bird sensory bin. Children will love to pretend that their birds are nesting, search for worms, and run their fingers...

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8:30 pm

McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

January 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst, NJ United States
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Free

Free open viewing is held every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Check dates below, times change according to season. Please note: The buildings are closed at 10:30 PM. WINTER SCHEDULE: December 5, 12, 19, 26 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by...

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