August top 5 for under 5 – 2023

We invite you to check out this month’s PPL Youth Services recommendations for activities, resources and new books in the library collection for children up to five years old and their families.

Preschool Drive-In

Join us on Monday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s first-floor Community Room for our Preschool Drive-In! Children 2-5 years old and their adult caregivers will decorate their own cardboard car, park it and settle in to watch a 10-minute movie. Please bring your own cardboard box. All other materials for decorating the car will be provided. An adult must stay with their child throughout this program. Registration is required for each child attending.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party

Celebrate the wrap-up of Summer Reading 2023 on Tues., Aug. 15, with face painting, games, activities and giveaways on the lawn at Princeton Shopping Center (weather permitting). The family-friendly fun begins at 6 p.m., with New Jersey’s Bubble Man presenting his popular bubble show at 6:30 p.m.  The celebration ends at 8 p.m.

Palmer Square Storytime on the Green

Join jaZams’ very own Jeff Trainor and his ukulele on Wednesdays in August at 10 a.m. for a fun and lively storytime for children up to eight years old, on Palmer Square’s lawn in downtown Princeton.  After this half-hour event, head over to the library for our Wednesday Storytime in the Story Room at 10:30 a.m. for a double feature storytime morning!

Little Dumplings by Jekka Kuhlmann, Krissy Kuhlmann,  Haley Hazell and Manita Boonyong

Get ready for YUM! This new board book celebrates dumplings from cooking cultures all over the world. 

I’ll Be a Chicken Too by Lana Vanderlee and Mike Deas

Full of play and imagination, this new board book sweetly shows the unconditional love between caregivers and their children. 

Photo courtesy of the library.

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