1. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours and services. Please visit our reopening page for more information and updates.

Children's Services


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Atadippa Yoga

A Jersey City yoga studio is opening these classes to the Jersey City Free Public Library.


Ultimate Activity Guide

NJ.com provides links to many free children’s activities, including virtual trips to zoos, websites that provide fun, educational content for children, and story hours provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library and other library systems.


Virtual Escape Rooms

This Google doc that has links to virtual escape rooms based on literary characters and other popular children’s characters. Plenty here for teens and adults as well.




Free Hindi classes are available for children, ages 5-12. Call (201)547-4543.




We Are Teachers A list of videos for kids, parents and teachers discussing race and LGTBQ acceptance.



NJ Parent Link 

resource provided by the State of New Jersey to guide parents to a multitude of resources and assistance available for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.   


History at Home 

website that offering teachers, parents and students a chance to learn about history independently. This collection of the History Channel’s educational shows is being made available for a limited time and offers information and insight into middle school and high school core curriculum topics.   


Story Time

Mondays with Michelle Obama! 
As part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, Michelle Obama will read four of her favorite children’s books  every Monday through May 11. 


Zoo Story Hour

Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton, NJ, is hosts Facebook Live story hour sessions with animals for children.


Story Time from Space

Astronauts reading children’s books as they orbit the earth in the International Space Station.


Author Readings

Links to children’s authors readings on social media and activities such as drawing classes with popular authors and illustrators.



Search this hashtag on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook for more story time readers. Here’s a description of some of the authors using that hashtag.