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    Looking for a new and exciting place to host the best birthday party ever? Party with us at WORD! Children 3 and up can spend their special day celebrating in our Brooklyn or Jersey City store with parties themed around some of the best children's books of all time. Our parties include storytime, games, arts and crafts, and wrapped book favors, all hosted by our bubbly book experts!

    The times available are:
    Brooklyn: Sundays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Jersey City: Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

    See below for some photos of our past parties, and email kids@wordbookstores.com at least a month in advance for more information on rates, themes, and availability!

    Want to treat the 18-and-under kid in your life? Sign them up for our birthday club! During the month of their birthday, they'll get a Happy Birthday postcard and coupon, good for 25% off books and toys. Registration in the club is free. If you'd like to sign up a child, you can call or e-mail us at kids@wordbookstores.com. Make sure to include the child's first and last name, birth month and year, and the physical address where you'd like the postcard to be sent. We promise to only use this information for Birthday Club, and we'll email you a confirmation that they've been signed up! (Please note: the coupon must be redeemed in-store and is not applicable to online orders.)

    Hey teachers, librarians, and educators: we've got a lot of good news! There's now a special email list
    just for you, so you can get updates on new and noteworthy kids' books, info on our Educator Nights, events for kids and families, free giveaways, and more. We also have a new Educator Discount Program: eligible teachers and librarians can now receive 15% off on all WORD purchases.

    Kids Events

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with an extra rhyme-tacular storytime and leave with your very own handcrafted Cat-in-the-Hat hat! Recommended for kids age 3 to 6; open to all ages.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    03/07/2015 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    We’re partnering up with Liberty Humane Society to teach children about animal adoption with a special storytime featuring Todd Jagemann and his book Macy the Lonely Pit Bull Finds a Home. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    03/08/2015 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    Author of the YA novel Near-Mint Cinderella Alison Ruth is here to help little wordsmiths learn how to write magical characters and worlds! She’ll discuss how even the wildest creatures can be made believable, using the writer's craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    03/10/2015 - 4:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    Seaver is a little spider with a big imagination who isn’t afraid to stand out and follow his heart! Join author Paul Czajak as he stops by for a storytime in honor of his new book, Seaver the Weaver. Recommended for ages 2 to 6; open to all ages.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    03/22/2015 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Author and Jersey City resident Seth Fishman joins us for a reading and signing in honor of the latest book in his Well's End series, The Dark Water. 

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    03/25/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Bring the little ones in to read about the Easter Bunny and meet him too as HDSID joins us to host free pictures with the Easter Bunny!

    Pictures: 10 am to 12 p.m. Storytime: 12 pm

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    03/28/2015 - 10:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    Writer Ame Dyckman joins us to read Wolfie the Bunny, her delightful new book about sibling rivalry, bravery, and love. Recommended for kids aged 2 to 6, open to all ages.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    03/29/2015 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    04/19/2015 - 11:00am