Attendees are expected to be on time for all programs. A grace period of 10 minutes will be given to patrons attending a program. Admittance after this arrival time is at the discretion of the library staff.

Programs may be cancelled for a number of reasons, chiefly: severe weather, absence of the presenter, or low registration. Cancelled programs are not automatically rescheduled.

Battleship

Prepare to sink some battleships! Play the classic board game and hone your strategic thinking as you try to defeat your opponent's naval fleet. This program takes place at the Main Library and is designed for children and teens aged 8 - 18.

Free

Tween/Teen Hand Lettering Workshop: Whimsical Letters with the Paisley Corner

Join Swetha Shenoy of The Paisley Corner to learn the basics of hand lettering and make your own hand-lettered artwork using a fun, whimsical style! Swetha is a lettering and watercolor artist who specializes in custom art prints, hand-lettered pieces, and handmade cards. Check out her work on Instagram @thepaisleycorner! This program takes place at the Main Library and is best suited for ages 8 and up. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Currently full Free

Teen Scene: Origami stars & Kpop Krafts

Decorate K-pop photo cards, bring your favorite K-pop member’s photo card, or decorate another group member’s photo card that will be provided! We’ll also learn to make origami stars! This program takes place at the Main Library and is for teens age 12 and older. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration takes place two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Make Your Own Collage

Participants will explore collage making as an art form, using repurposed library materials to create unique images, limited only by the imagination of the collage maker. All supplies will be provided. This program takes place at the Main Library and is for all ages. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Animal Crossing Open Hours

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Come explore UPL Island! Check out our inclusive virtual library building that serves children, teens, and adults. Discover our Mario-themed maze, shake fruit/money trees, shop at Nooks & Abels, help craft DIYs, and leave a message on the bulletin board. As a thank you for visiting, there will be freebies! In order to visit our island, you must add us as a friend before entering the island. Our UPL Nintendo friend code is SW-4027-1837-6212. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. If you have any questions, please contact jcarvajal@uplnj.org.

Battleship

Prepare to sink some battleships! Play the classic board game and hone your strategic thinking as you try to defeat your opponent's naval fleet. This program takes place at the Main Library and is designed for children and teens aged 8 - 18.

Intergenerational Origami Workshop

During this origami workshop led by Joy Ann Cabanos, each participant and their accompanying adult will work together to create origami flapping birds and doves. All supplies will be provided. No previous origami experience required. This program takes place at the Main Library and is best suited for ages 8 and up. Spaces are limited. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Currently full Free

Teen Scene: Teen Tarot Workshop

In The Beginner's Guide to Tarot, you'll learn about the history of tarot, examine common misconceptions, and delve into the basics of how to read tarot cards. Decks are provided for hands-on practice. No previous tarot experience necessary. Presented by Anchors Aweigh Tarot. This program takes place at the Main Library and is for teens age 12 and older. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration takes place two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Musical Robotics with BeatBots NJ

Join BeatBots NJ as they teach you how to program, use sensors and motors, and make music with robots! This program takes place at the Main Library and is best suited for ages 5 - 18. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Currently full Free
Virtual Event

Summer Switch Friday

Switch it up this summer and play different games on our Nintendo Switch! This program takes place at the Main Library and is open to teens and children ages 8 and up. No registration necessary. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Paint ‘n’ Sip

Come spend the afternoon painting while you enjoy some refreshing juice! All supplies will be provided. This program takes place at the Main Library and is best suited for ages 5 - 18. Please register in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration takes place two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

Family Fun Night

Bring the whole family to come make a magic paper flashlight! This program takes place at the Main Library and is suitable for all ages. Please register the total number of people attending in advance so we can contact you in case of cancellation. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. If you lead a community group or institution (including, but not limited to: scout troops, camps, after-school groups, daycare centers) and would like to take part in this program, please contact kids@uplnj.org to discuss how UPL can best accommodate your needs.

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