June 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 5 years old and their families.

Summer Reading 2023

It’s summer reading time! Complete 15 of 20 early literacy activities to complete summer reading and earn prizes. Beginning June 15, sign up online or visit the Youth Services Information Desk on the third floor, and we’ll have paper logs available in English and Spanish. Summer Reading 2023 ends Aug. 15, so be sure to log your completed activities by then to be eligible for prizes. Prizes include a free book to keep forever, a gift certificate to the library’s book store and a choice of a gift certificate to a local vendor for a summer treat. Last day to claim prizes is Sept. 5, while supplies last.

Princeton Community Pride Picnic

Celebrate Princeton’s LGBTQIA+ community with music, art activities and neighborhood nonprofits at this family-friendly event on Saturday, June 3,  noon – 3 p.m. (rain date is June 4). Families are invited to gather in the green space of Palmer Square to enjoy live music featuring Sarah Donner and School of Rock Princeton; learn to be a “hoop star” with Angela from Color Me Hoopy; participate in creating a collaborative community art project; take part in a variety of activities; and go home with fun giveaways. Bring a picnic dinner or pick up a bite at one of the many dining options available on-site.

Read With Pride: Books For Little Kids

Celebrate and explore the history of Pride Month all month and every month with this selection of children’s books that highlight LGBTQIA+ experiences and stories.

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.

Little Faces Big Feelings by Amy Morrison

Share this wonderful new book to help your little one learn about big emotions. Through vibrant photographs featuring diverse young children in a variety of contexts, all kinds of feelings are on display to explore and discuss. Included in the back is a brief guide for grownups on ways to engage in conversations with young children while sharing this book together. Find even more books about emotions with our staff-curated guide, Storytime At Home: Feelings.

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