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Stop by the Grand Street Branch for Books, DVDs, Computers and more!

2 Jun

Did you know that the Hoboken Public Library has a second branch? It is located at 124 Grand Street at the Multi Service Building (second floor). We’re a small branch, but we have something for everyone.

Adult patrons can choose from recent Fiction and Non-Fiction titles including current New York Times bestsellers and popular titles such as Luster, Interior Chinatown, and The Beauty in Breaking. We also have an assortment of recent DVDs and Blu-Rays.

For those who enjoy book discussions,The Grand Street Book Discussion Group discusses a recent fiction or nonfiction release on the third Monday of each month. June’s book was Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan and July’s book is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Those interested in attending, please email megan.flynn@hoboken.bccls.org.

If technology is what you are looking for, adult laptops are available by reservation. The time slots are:
Monday-Thursday  10:15-11:15, 11:30-12:30, 12:45-1:45, 2-3, 3:15-4:15, 4:30-5:30

Friday  10:30-11:30, 11:45-12:45, 1-2, 2:15-3:15, 3:30-4:30

Saturday remains the same:   11-12, 12:15-1:15, 1:30-2:30

Reservations may be made either by phone (201) 420-2346 option 2 or email GrandStreet@hoboken.bccls.org. We also have free scanning (you must bring a USB drive for scanning).

Teens have Fiction and Non-Fiction titles to browse through. We also have an assortment of Young Adult Graphic Novels, including the Dragonball series, My Hero Academia series, and Ouran High School Host Club series. Teens also have access to laptops for 30 minute sessions in the Teen Room.

For little ones ages 0-12 years old, our collection of favorite titles ranges from board books all the way to chapter books. Some of our more popular items include Dog Man, Pete the Cat, The Who Was series, National Geographic Kids, and Diary of A Wimpy Kid Series. We also have Launchpads, DVDs and Blu-Rays for checkout.

Self-checkout via meescan and Grab and Go services are available in addition to traditional checkout. We also have lockers and a book drop within the locker console for contactless after-hours convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Grand Street Branch is a quick, convenient, and welcoming option for those who live in Downtown Hoboken. Starting June 3 our current hours of operation are open at 10 AM closing at 6 PM Monday through Thursday, at 5 PM on Friday and 3 PM on Saturday.

Written by:
Megan Flynn
Senior Library Assistant, Grand St. Branch

Board Books at the Library

8 May

“Reading to children even before they can understand words, teaches them to associate books with love and affection.”- Unknown

Board books are more than sturdier versions of picture books. They teach babies to be comfortable with books and can encourage a love of reading in later years. Board books also introduce early concepts such as shapes, colors and sounds. According to experts, reading to infants is beneficial for brain development, brain processing speed and vocabulary.

Here is a sampling of our collection:

Will Ladybug Hug?
by Hilary Leung
LadybugHug
This adorable book addresses giving consent. Ladybug likes to hug when greeting someone. She finds out that not everyone feels the same way and that is ok. Shows little ones forms of greeting others and teaches compromise.

ABC’s of the Web
by John C Vanden-Heuvel Sr & Andrey Ostrovsky, MD
ABCWEB
This ABC guide uses each letter of the alphabet to introduce and explain a computer word or phrase. The child friendly illustrations that accompany each letter will help make tots tech savvy. What does PHP stand for? Don’t know? Check out the letter P

Tinkle Tinkle Little Star
by Chris Tougas
TinkleLittleStar
Humorous potty training book that instructs little star where not to “go”. Little star’s animated reactions add to the story in a whimsical way. Written in the style of classic lullaby Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Dr Seuss’s 100 First Words
Seuss100firstwords
Dr. Seuss’ illustrations highlight this collection of baby’s first words. A delightful introduction to the world of Dr Seuss.

Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer Jennifer Adams (Baby Lit Series)
DonQuixotePrimer
Baby Lit uses classic books as inspiration and applies them to different subjects. Don Quixote teaches simple words in Spanish keeping with the theme of the story. Other titles/concepts available are Wizard of Oz, Little Women and Sherlock Holmes.

Yoga Bug
by Sarah Jane Hinder
YogaBug
A collection of kid friendly yoga poses. In addition to teaching poses, an insect similar to each pose is highlighted. Brief descriptions of all poses are also included.

Monster Munch
by Tobias Krejtschi
monster munch
A group of silly looking monsters have favorite foods that correspond with how they look. This interactive board book teaches toddlers different shapes.

The Many Faces of Snoopy
ManyfacesofSnoopy
From the Flying Ace to Flash Beagle, personas that Snoopy has taken on over the years are represented in this book. A cute compilation for Snoopy fans young and old.

This is just a fraction of all the awesome board books we have in our collection. Next time you and your little one are at the library, stop by the Children’s department and check them out. The Children’s Department at 500 Park Avenue has temporarily moved to the first floor; you can also stop by our Children’s Section at the Pop Up Branch at 124 Grand St.  See you soon!!!

Written by:
Megan Flynn
Children’s Library Assistant

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