Welcome to the Children's Library -where reading is a fun and awesome adventure!
Our knowledgeable friendly staff is committed to enhancing the community through quality programming, education and literature for kids. We offer a wide variety of both fiction and informational texts to children, parents, educators, and adults. We offer something engaging for every child whatever his or her interests may be!
We love to:
- Recommend fantastic books
- Help find information for research or science fair projects
- Present exciting programs and storytimes
- Teach children and families to use the library and library catalog
Library Summer Program
The Perth Amboy Free Public Library is excited to offer a summer library program for Perth Amboy residents ages 4-11 years old. The program includes opportunities to complete summer reading and receive a Library Reader's Certificate, with 150 minutes of reading time. Additionally, the program will include a variety of educational activities, such as using robot kits, chemistry sets, coding applications, and DIY crafts. Due to limited space, the program is only accepting the first 20 applicants. To register your child, click on the link below.
The Children's Library regularly offers a wide variety of children's programs for kids and toddlers. Additionally, our Summer Reading Program encourages kids to keep reading throughout the summer months with a fun, themed program offering great incentives and prizes. The Children's Library offers other programs and special events. Check the calendar for current offerings.
Can Children Get a Library Card, Too?
Children up to seventh grade receive a children's library card. The age at which they get a card is at the discretion of their parents. All that is required is a parent's/guardian's identification showing proof of address and their signature on the application form.
Let us help you plan a class visit! With a scheduled visit we can offer you:
- Mini storytime
- Library orientation and tour
- Research assistance for specific topics
- Book talks
- Information on the Summer Reading Program
Your class is always welcome to visit the library, however, the library gets very crowded with regularly scheduled library programs and other groups. Calling before you plan to visit will help avoid these busy times.
Please contact the Children's Library to schedule a visit. We look forward to seeing your class at the library!