top of page
IMG_8122.HEIC

JPL Children's Room

The Children's Room at Johnson Public Library offers a variety of collections for all ages - board books, picture books, early readers, phonics sets, workbooks, chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction books, read-alongs, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, Guided Reading Level books, Spanish books and bilingual Spanish/English books. The Children's Room also provides public computers, iPads and an early literacy station. Plenty of puzzles, board games, card games, legos and more are available at all times for children to play in our cozy environment.

Learn about our ongoing children's programs below.

Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

  • Drag Queen Story Hour
    Drag Queen Story Hour
    Sat, Jun 15
    Auditorium
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Summer Reading Kick-off Party
    Summer Reading Kick-off Party
    Thu, Jun 20
    Auditorium & Front Lawn
    Jun 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Auditorium & Front Lawn, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Auditorium & Front Lawn, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Field Station Dinosaurs
    Field Station Dinosaurs
    Thu, Jun 20
    Hackensack
    Jun 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hackensack, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hackensack, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Rhythm in Motion
    Rhythm in Motion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 03
    Auditorium
    Jul 03, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 03, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Forest Friends
    Forest Friends
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 05
    Auditorium
    Jul 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Rhythm in Motion
    Rhythm in Motion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 10
    Auditorium
    Jul 10, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Barks & Books: Read with Blossom
    Barks & Books: Read with Blossom
    Thu, Jul 11
    Children's Room
    Jul 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Children's Room, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Children's Room, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Forest Friends
    Forest Friends
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 12
    Auditorium
    Jul 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Zoophoria
    Zoophoria
    Sat, Jul 13
    Auditorium
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Family Game Night
    Family Game Night
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 15
    Auditorium
    Jul 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Rhythm in Motion
    Rhythm in Motion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 17
    Auditorium
    Jul 17, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 17, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Forest Friends
    Forest Friends
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 19
    Auditorium
    Jul 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Create Your Own Tie-Dye
    Create Your Own Tie-Dye
    Sat, Jul 20
    Front Lawn
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Front Lawn, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Front Lawn, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Rhythm in Motion
    Rhythm in Motion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 24
    Auditorium
    Jul 24, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Unique Creatures
    Unique Creatures
    Fri, Jul 26
    Auditorium
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Forest Friends
    Forest Friends
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 26
    Auditorium
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Bubbly Beats with Miss Jolie
    Bubbly Beats with Miss Jolie
    Mon, Jul 29
    Auditorium
    Jul 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
  • Rhythm in Motion
    Rhythm in Motion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 31
    Auditorium
    Jul 31, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Jul 31, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA

Ongoing Weekly Programs

We offer wide selection of weekly programs for a couple of weeks at a time. Please check our online calendar for the most up-to-date program availability.

Weekly Programs

Only children and their caregivers can attend children’s programs.

JPL Young Writers

July 1st - August 9th for incoming grades K-6

Do you have a budding author at home or in the classroom? Do you know a young developing artist that is looking for the opportunity to express themselves?

From July 1st to August 9th, we will be accepting original works done by students in the form of graphic novels, short stories and poetry! All participants will receive a distinguished young author’s certificate for participating. Everyone’s submissions will also be displayed on the library’s website for all to see.

The winners will be included in an anthology that will be professionally printed by the library and added to the JPL children’s collection. Winning entrants will receive a copy.

Young Writers
bottom of page