Afternoon Fun with Friends: Halloween Slime!

Trenton Free Public Library Garden

Join us in the Garden for some Slime making, Halloween style! For kids in grades K-8. Join us for afterschool crafts, science activities, games, and fun! All activities will be outside in the Library Garden. Masks and social distancing required. Weather permitting.

Afternoon Fun with Friends: Spooky Open Art

Trenton Free Public Library Garden

Get creative with a variety of Halloween-themed art materials. For kids in grades K-8 Join us for afterschool crafts, science activities, games, and fun! All activities will be outside in the Library Garden. Masks and social distancing required. Weather permitting.

Afternoon Fun with Friends: Yarn Monsters

Trenton Free Public Library Garden

Create a cute (or scary) yarn monster to take with you on Halloween. For kids in grades K-8 Join us for afterschool crafts, science activities, games, and fun! All activities will be outside in the Library Garden. Masks and social distancing required. Weather permitting.

Not So Scary Halloween for Kids

Trenton Free Public Library Garden

Walk through our decorated garden for games and trick or treats! For kids and their families. Masks and social distancing are required. No registration is required, but entrance may be limited in order to comply with NJ State COVID guidelines and rules.

Holiday Present Giveaway for Kids & Teens

For Kids from birth to age 18 Thanks to generous donations from Trenton community organizations, the Trenton Free Public Library will be distributing holiday presents for kids from December 15 thru December 17. Sign up is required! To reserve a gift, please call the Children’s Room at 609-392-7188 ext. 32 before December 11.

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Kids Take Home Crafts

Drop by the library to pick up a Summer Reading Themed take home craft for your child to make at home! Craft bags are available in the Children's Room.

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Comic Studio Online

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The start date for this event has been postponed until January 23. Classes will be held through March 6. For Kids ages 9 – 14. Learn how to make your own comics in this 6-session online class offered by the West Windsor Arts Council and supported by a grant from BlackRock. Classes will be held every Saturday January 23th - March 6 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM on Zoom. There will be no class on February 13. Registration begins December 6 and is required! Classes will be held on Zoom. A Computer, laptop, phone or tablet with internet access is necessary to access the classes. All other materials will be provided and will need to be picked up at the library before the first class. Call the Children’s Room at the library to register, or visit: https://secure.westwindsorarts.org/np/clients/westwindsorarts/eventRegistration.jsp?forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&event=10159

Young Scientist Club Grab ‘N Go Kits

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For kids ages 9 and up. Call the Library to reserve your bag today!  609-392-7188 ext 32. Build catapults, sling shots, Rube Goldberg machines and more and learn about the science behind how they work! Materials kits will be available at the library and weekly instructional videos will be posted on our website at https://trentonlib.org/virtual-programming/    

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ballet&books – Virtual Dance & Literacy Program

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For kids ages 6 through 9. Classes begin March 6. Presented in partnership with Princeton University Ballet, this program combines a virtual ballet class and virtual one on one literacy tutoring with a Princeton University student. Please call the library for more information, class times, and to register. 609-392-7188 ext 32    

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Earth Day Every Day

Celebrate Earth Day throughout April! Stop by the Children's Room to make an upcycled bottle cap craft. No registration required - just stop in!

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“poetree” slam

For Kids of All Ages! Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Help us decorate our “Poetree” in the library! Drop off a written copy of a poem that YOU wrote and we’ll hang it on one of the trees in the Children’s Room. Decorate your paper so your poem is sure to stand out! Can’t get to the library? No worries! You can also email us a copy of your poem and we’ll hang it for you ( email: tfpl.youthref@gmail.com.) OR Email us a video of you reading your poem and we’ll post it on social media. But make sure to stop by the library at some point, because everyone who submits a poem can pick out a book to keep AND a prize from the prize box!

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Online Animation Class

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For KIDS ages 9-14; 6-session class runs Saturdays April 24 thru June 5 (No class May 29) Interested in animation? Learn the basics of digital drawing in this 6-session class. No experience necessary! All materials will be provided. Registration required. Visit the link below or call the library to register! https://secure.westwindsorarts.org/np/clients/westwindsorarts/eventRegistration.jsp?forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&event=10371 *This program is offered by the West Windsor Arts Council and supported by a grant from BlackRock.