June top 5 for under 5 – 2022

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 ages up to five years old and their families.

Summer Reading 2022

Starting June 15, sign up online for Oceans of Possibilities, this year’s Summer Reading, either from home or at the library and take the 20-day challenge. Read with your child for 20 days (in a row or not!) to earn a virtual badge and prizes. Summer Reading ends August 15, so be sure to log your completed reading and activities by then to be eligible for a prize.

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime is back! Beginning in June, join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Story Room for this interactive, in-person storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver. Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Princeton Community Pride Picnic

Celebrate Princeton’s LGBTQ community with music, art activities and neighborhood nonprofits at this family-friendly event on Friday, June 3, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (rain date is June 5). Families are invited to gather in the courtyard of the Princeton Shopping Center to listen to tunes spun by DJ Mona of Mon Amie Events NYC; enjoy a bubble show by OMG Bubbles; hula hoop along with Color Me Hoopy; participate in yoga; help create a collaborative community mural, and go home with fun giveaways and more at the second annual Community Pride Picnic. Bring a picnic dinner or pick up a bite at one of the many dining options available on site. Rita’s Italian Ice will give out free water ice for the kids when they pick up a coupon at the library table. We will also have free rainbow bagels thanks to The Bagel Nook and cookies, courtesy of McCaffrey’s Food Market of Princeton.

Read With Pride: Books For Little Kids

Check out some of these new LGBTQ selections for young kids, in celebration of Pride month. Join us in the virtual storyroom for Storytime Shorts episodes featuring some of the picture books highlighted on the list, as well.

Favorite Audiobooks for Little Kids

With summer officially kicking off in June, a long road trip may be in your family’s near future. A great way to pass the time with wriggly small children in the car is listening to audiobooks. Check out this list for staff-recommended audiobooks for inspiration.

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