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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

 

September Children's Programs
(scroll down for August Programs)
Registration starts Tuesday, September 2 at 10:00am. 
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs. 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 6 • 10:00-10:30am 
Thursdays, September 18 & 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 30 •10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, September 19 & 26 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesdays, September 16 & 23 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 3 • 10:30-11:00am
Friday, October 3 • 11:30-12:00pm
Fall into a good book this autumn. Join us for songs, stories and an art project all about autumn! Dress to make a mess. Please register for only one session.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, September 25 and October 2 • 11:30-12:15pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(2-4 years old with grandparent)
Friday, September 5 • 11:00-11:45am
Join us for this special program created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren. Enjoy spending time together playing, making a craft, and listening to stories and songs.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, September 29 • 10:30-11:15am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date - meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 10 • 11:00 -11:45am
You and your child will enjoy an entertaining and interactive storytime featuring singing, dancing, stories, and parachute play.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Going back to school or just starting? Come listen to The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn as we get ready together to start a new school year! 
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 27 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(4-5 years old)
Mondays, September 15 & 22 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(4-5 years old)
Wednesday, September 24 • 11:00-11:45am
Read our favorite scarecrow stories and create a fall inspired craft to take home.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(6-8 years old)
Tuesday, September 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us as we read our favorite superhero stories and create a comic book inspired box that will hold your personal treasures!
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, October 8 • 4:30-5:15pm
Listen to stories about the changing leaves, then make a masterpiece using leaves from trees right outside the Library!
 
(5-7 years old)
Saturday, September 13 •10:30-11:15am
Warm up with some cozy stories and create your own delicious paper soup!
 
(8-11 years old)
Monday, September 29 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS! 
 
(8-11 years old)
Friday, September 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Give your backpack some DIY crafting flair! Design buttons and badges to accessorize your school gear. 
 
(8-11 years old)
Saturday, September 20 • 10:30-11:15am
Hit the books in style and create a one of a kind notebook using collaging techniques.
 
(9-14 years old)
Saturday, October 11 • 2:30-3:30pm
Meet Lisa Greenwald, author of the Pink and Green Series, Dog Beach, Reel Life Starring Us and Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes! Lisa will discuss her creative process, the life of an author and help you with your own writing! After the program, Barnes and Noble Lake Grove will have a selection of Ms. Greenwald’s titles available for purchase to be signed by the author. 
 

 

 

August Children's Programs
Registration starts Tuesday, July 29.
Reistration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs. 
 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, August 23 • 10:00-10:30am
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, August 11 & 18 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesdays, August 6 & 13 • 11:00-11:45am
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

Pat-a-Cake
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 19 • 3:00-3:45pm
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man! Join us for a reading of sweet stories and create an art project using puffy paint! Dress to make a mess.

Library Playdate
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, August 4 • 10:30-11:15am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project.

Toddlers Explore
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 7 • 11:00-11:45am
Explore fun-filled activities that will stimulate your toddler's senses. Siblings are welcome.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Friday, August 29 • 11:00-11:30am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! You and your child will dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-along songs and use creative props to get your baby moving.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Friday, August 22 •11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

Terrific Threes
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesdays, August 19 & 26 • 11:00-11:45am
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Pig Tales
(3-5 year olds with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 21• 11:00-11:45am
Wee, wee, wee, wee, bring your little piggy to the Library for an oinktastic storytime filled with stories from the farm. Dress to make a mess.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 6 • 7:00-7:30pm
Want to come to the Library in your pajamas? Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome.

Fun for 4s & 5s
(4-5 years)
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 3:00-3:30pm
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination. This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten
(Children entering Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year)
Friday, August 15 • 11:00-11:45am
Friday, August 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Prevent the Kindergarten jitters! Visit the Library for Kindergarten tales and create an art project that will celebrate your fist day! Please register for only one session.

LEGO® Little League
(Grades K-1)
Wednesday, August 27 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!

Tangram Tales
(Grades K-2)
Friday, August 1 • 3:00-3:45pm
Puzzles and stories in one! Think outside the box and join us for a reading of The Warlord’s Puzzle and create an art project that “shapes up” to be something special!

Little Book Buddies
(Grades K-2)
Wednesdays, August 13, 20 & 27 • 3:30-4:00pm
Book Buddies is a program in which a child (entering grades K-2) is paired with a teen (entering grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! Older children receive community service credit for participation.

Happy Birthday Everyone
(Grades K-2)
Tuesday, August 12 • 11:15-12:00pm
(Grades 3-5)
Tuesday, August 12 • 3:30-4:15pm
Enjoy party games and songs with your friends and create a special treat. This program may not be suitable for children with food allergies.

Mini-Makers
(Grades K-2)
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:00-3:45pm
Learn, design and create using the Makerspace concept. Children will bring their imagination and become mini-makers!

Sunny Sandals
(Grades K-2)
Thursday, August 7 • 3:00-3:45pm
Summer is here and it is time to get out those flip-flops! Make and design your own pair of sandals using everyday objects! Sandals are for design purposes only.

Shark Bites
(Grades K-5)
Saturday, August 9 • 10:00-10:45am
Meet us in the shark tank! Learn all about these amazing animals and create a carnivorous coin pouch.

LEGO® League
(Grades 2-5)
Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!

Make It Minecraft
(Grades 2-5)
Friday, August 1 • 10:30-11:00am
Friday, August 1 • 11:30-12:00pm
Bring Minecraft to life when you get Minecraft-y and create DIY projects and snacks inspired by our favorite world building game.

Underground Art
(Grades 3-5)
Friday, August 8• 3:00-3:45pm
Discover one of the art world’s greatest mysteries and create a piece of public art to decorate the Library!

Dog-I-Y Blankets
(Grades 3-5)
Monday, August 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us as we make fleece blankets for pets in need! We will learn about pet adoption and shelter dogs. All completed blankets will be donated to the Smithtown Animal Shelter.

World Wide Thumb Wrestling
(Grades 3-5)
Thursday, August 14 • 2:30-3:00pm
Get ready to rumble! Create your own thumb wrestlers and then have epic thumb wrestling battles in our arenas.

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for September programs begins on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Monday, September 8 • 10:30-11:00am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)                

Tuesday, September 30 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones  

Friday, September 19 and 26 • 11:00-11:45am (12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos          

Monday, September 22 and 29 • 11:00-11:45am (24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly enviroment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Autumn Leaves        

Saturday, September 20 •3:00-3:30pm (2 years with parent/caregiver)        

Create an art project using autumn leaves right from our backyard! We will also enjoy listening to stories about this season. Dress to make a mess!

 

Terrific Threes         

Tuesday, September 16 and 23 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie        

Thursday, September 11 • 3:00-3:30pm (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

We will read author Laura Numeroff’s delightful story and then make an adorable mouse craft.

 

Turtle Time              

Wednesday, September 17 •11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Join in the fun as we read very special stories about our friend the turtle. Have fun decorating your own paper plate turtle.

 

Pirate Parade                                   

Thursday, September 18 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 5-8 years)

Ahoy mateys! We will read some landlubber tales and then make foam pirate hats to sail away with!

 

LEGO® Time           

Saturday, September 27 •10:00-10:45am (Ages 5-8 years)

Come and join the fun! Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.

 

Lights Out!     

Friday, September 12 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 8-11 years)

Enjoy reading about cool science inventions and then make a paper plate light bulb craft.

 

Beautiful Back to School Notebooks          

Saturday, September 13 • 10:30-11:00am (Ages 8-11 years)

Make a special personalized notebook to use at school or at home.

 

 

 

AUGUST PROGRAMS

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for August programs began on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs.

 

 Time for Twos

Tuesday, August 19 and 26 • 11:00-11:45am (24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Dragon Tales and Scales

Thursday, August 28 • 3:00-3:30pm (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We will read stories about fire-breathing dragons and then make a “cool” craft.

 

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 • 3:30-4:00pm (4 years–Entering Grade 2)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child (4 years old -3rd grade) is paired with a teen (grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! Older children receive community service credit for participation.

  

Back to School is Cool

Saturday, August 23 • 10:30-11:00am (Entering Grades 3-5)

We will create masterpieces using every day school supplies! Bring your favorite notebook and the library will supply the rest. Dress to make a mess.

 

It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald!

Registration begins Friday, August 8 at 10:00am

Thursday, August 28 - 11:30am-12:30pm (Families with children under the age of 12)


Join us for this fun-filled performance with magic that engages children with games and audience participation, all to reinforce the importance of reading and bringing books to life.  Followed by a “Meet and Greet” and a photo with Ronald after the show which will be posted on the LIMcDonalds.com website photo gallery upon parental permission.

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

 

September Programs

Registration for September programs for the Commack Branch begins on Wednesday,

August 27, 2014 at 10:00am

 

(Scroll down for August Programs)

 

 

 Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is the month to show off the smartest card in your wallet!Children who show their new or existing library card to a children's librarian will receive a small prize and raffle ticket to be entered in drawing held at the end of the month!

 

 

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, September 18 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Wednesdays, September 24 & October 1 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 6 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 • 10:30-11:15am

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos

Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, September 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.

 

Fall Leaves Fall

Monday, September 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Take a break from all the raking, listen to some stories and make a craft all about fall!

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, September 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesdays, September 23 & 30 • 10:30-11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Chicken Wingding

Monday, September 8 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's Chicken month, so come on down and join us for a celebration featuring stories and a craft.

 

Hats Off to Hats

Monday, September 15 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's 'Make a Hat Day' - so that's exactly what we'll do. And enjoy a few stories, too!

 

Peppa Pig Party

Monday, September 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Preschoolers can meet their favorite animated pig during this reading of her new book, Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School. Be sure to bring a camera for a photo op!

 

Teddy Bear Tea

Tuesday, September 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Bring your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed friend) and enjoy a story or two. Drinks and a small snack will fill your tummy while we read. Then we'll finish our time together with a fun craft!

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, September 11 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Fridays, September 19 • 10:30-11:00am

(4 & 5 years old)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, September 16 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

What a Hoot!

Wednesday, September 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

Join us for some stories about owls, and then make your very own to take home!

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, September 20 • 11:00am-11:45am

(6-8 years old)

Do you want to try something new? Join us to make some fun origami figures.

 

Artist Trading Cards

Thursday, September 18 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

 

ArtVentures

Saturday, September 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-11 years old)

We will be learning about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani and creating self portaits in the same style using oil pastels.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, September 27 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Enjoy the fun family movie "Monsters University" in the morning. This movie is rated G.

 

Make and Take Book Covers

Saturday, September 6 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come into the children's room to decorate covers for your school books! We'll supply the bags and art supplies, you bring the creativity! Supplies are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

August Programs

Registration for August programs for the Commack Branch begins on Thursday,
July 31, 2014 at 10:00am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 10:30-11:00am
Saturday, August 2 • 10:30-11:00am
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

Wonderful Ones
Fridays, August 22 & 29 • 10:30-11:15am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
Thursdays, August 7 & 14 • 10:30-11:15am
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

Art Starts
Friday, August 15 • 10:30-11:15am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts that encourage children's hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

Library Playdate
Saturday, August 23 • 10:30-11:15am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

Terrific Threes
Tuesdays, August 7 & 14 • 2:30-3:15pm
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Farm Daze
Wednesday, August 6 • 10:30-11:00am
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Many animals call a farm their home. Listen to stories about some of them and make a craft, too.

Ice Cream Spectacular
Wednesday, August 13 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Do you like ice cream? Do you know how it is made? Let's find out as we read about ice cream, create a craft, and end with an ice cream surprise. Come cool off and get out of the heat while enjoying a summer treat!

Pajama Storytime
Monday, August 18 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)
Want to come to the Library in your pajamas? Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you'd like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

Fun for 4s and 5s
Thursday, August 21 • 10:30-11:00am
(4 & 5 years old)
There's no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination. This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

Book Buddies – Little Buddies
Tuesday, August 19 • 4:30-5:00pm
(Ages 4 – Grade 2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child ages 4 years to grade 2 is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience! Our teen volunteers will receive community service credit for participation.

Mad Scientist
Saturday, August 16 • 11:30am-12:15pm
(Ages 4 –8)
It's science fair day at the Commack branch! Come on down to see some awesome science experiments like a foam fountain and lava lamp! It may get messy!

Almost Time for Kindergarten
Mondays, August 4, 11 & 18 • 10:30-11:15am
(Kindergarten)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

Feline Frolics
Tuesday, August 12 • 2:30-3:00pm
(Grades K-2)
Join us for some hilarious cat stories and a purr-fect craft!

Only One You!
Thursday, August 21 • 2:30-3:00pm
(Grades K-2)
We will be reading Only One You by Linda Kranz which features illustrations of colorfully painted "rockfish." Children will then create a rockfish of their very own! Dress to make a mess.

Artist Trading Cards
Monday, August 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Grades 3-5)
Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

ARTventures
Monday, August 11 • 4:30-5:15
(Grades 3-5)
We will be learning about Spanish artist, Joan Miro. We will then use our imagination to create abstract paintings inspired by the artist. Dress to make a mess!

Bird Watchers
Monday, August 4 • 2:00-2:30pm
(Grades 3-5)
We will be learning about Spanish artist, Joan Miro. We will then use our imagination to create abstract paintings inspired by the artist. Dress to make a mess!

G.N.A.T.
Wednesday, August 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Grades 3-5)
Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

Creation Station
Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm
(For children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

Family Movie Matinee
Monday, August 25 • 10:30am-12:15pm
(For children under the age of 12)
Beat the heat and enjoy the fun family movie "Meet the Robinsons" in the morning.

 

 

Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

September Programs
Registration begins for September Programs at 10:00am on Monday, August 25 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
Scroll down for August programs.
 
Saturday, September 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Wednesdays, September 3 & 10•10:00-10:30am
Saturday, September 27 •10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
Early Childhood Development Birth to 5 Years
Tuesday, September 9 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Birth-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Learn how to monitor your child’s development and take the necessary steps if there are concerns. This workshop is presented by field experts in the areas of speech, behavior, occupational and physical therapy from New York Therapy, Placement Services, Inc.
 
Wonderful Ones
Fridays, September 19 & 26 • 10:00-10:45am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities, includes free play, stories, and fun!  Siblings are welcome.
 
Wednesdays, September 17 & 24 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Art Starts
Thursday, September 4 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesday, September 2 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place!  Join us for an informal playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
Bilingual Storytime
Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30 & October 7 • 11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Hola!  How would you like to learn how to speak Spanish?  Join us for this bilingual storytime where we will learn basic Spanish - colors, numbers, parts of the body - and enjoy a story or two in Spanish, too!  It will be fantastico!
 
Terrific Threes 
Mondays, September 8 & 15 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Rockin and Grooving with Pete the Cat Storytime and Craft
Saturday, September 13 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come rock with us at the library and hear some stories about “Pete the Cat” and his new white shoes.  We will make a groovy back to school craft for the start of the new school year.
 
Apple Stamping
Thursday, September 18 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Whether they are red, yellow or green, all apples are delicious! Join us for juicy stories and create a colorful apple tree using paints and stamps! Dress to make a mess.
 
Music with Miss Em
Thursday, September 25 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and grove with Miss Emily and her guitar at the library to some sweet tunes.  
 
Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, September 16 & 23 • 3:00-3:30pm 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.  
 
LEGO® Block Party Jr.
Tuesday, September 2 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Shel Silverstein Happy Birthday Storytime
Tuesday, September 9 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Put on your party hats, Shel Silverstein fans!  We will have a silly time has we say, “Bappy Hirthday”!
 
Grand Paints with Grandparents
Tuesday, September 23 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-12 years with a grandparent)
Spend quality time with a loved grandparent to celebrate Grandparents’ Day (September 8th). Listen to a great inspirational story and create a portrait, still-life or landscape!  Whatever you paint, it’ll be grand with a grandparent by your side!  
 
LEGO® Block Party Sr.
Monday, September 8 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Exploding Art
Friday, September 19 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Friday, September 26 • 4:30-5:15pm (Rain Date)
Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds!  Use the science of effervescence, the release of gas bubbles from a liquid, to create an extremely awesome and unique work of art.  This is one you don’t want to miss!
 
Straight Line Design
Wednesday, September 24 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Create a unique and colorful geometric design in the style of artist Piet Mondrian using graph paper, straight lines and bright colors.
 
Volun-Tweens
Tuesday, September 30 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Lend your talents to the Library! Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.
 
Grandparent’s Day Tea and Bingo
Saturday, September 6 • 11:00-11:45am 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day with you Grandparent and family as we have a special day of fun planned.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Creation Station
Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.
 
Family Game Day
Friday, September 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Kick off the weekend by playing games at the Library; we have a variety of board games from classics to some new favorites. Adults are welcome to stay.  
No registration required.
 
Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, September 27 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
G-Force
Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, a covert government program of trained guinea pigs discovers that the fate of the world is in their paws.
Rated PG; runtime 88 minutes 
 
Thursday, October 2 • 11:00-12:00pm 
(Parents, Community Members & 12th Graders)
A workshop that teaches participants specific skills and techniques needed to protect themselves and children from sexual abuse and abduction.  The 10 Prevention Tips, 11 Red Flags, 27 Tricks abusers use to access children and adult rape prevention are also covered. Skills are taught through drama and role play facilitated by a Parents For Megan’s Law educator.  
 
August Programs
Registration for August begins on Monday, July 28 at 10:00am and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Fridays, August 8 & 15•10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, August 30 •10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 27 •2:00-2:30pm 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. No Registration Required.
 
Tuesday, September 9 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Birth-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Learn how to monitor your child’s development and take the necessary steps if there are concerns.  This workshop is presented by field experts in the areas of Speech, Behavior, Occupational and Physical Therapy from New York Therapy, Placement Services, Inc.
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 10:00-10:45am 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome.
 
Tuesdays, August 19 & 26 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome. 
 
Tuesday, August 5 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you love going to the beach?  We do, too!  Join us as we make a colorful beach ball to remind us of the fun we’ve had this summer down by the water.  And, of course, we’ll read stories all about the surf and sand.  Catch the wave!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you ever want to bring a sandcastle home?  At the Library, we’ll show you how!  Join us for beach stories and sunny songs while we create a sandcastle picture out of sandpaper.  
 
Monday, August 4 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess. 
 
Thursday, August 7 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
Fridays, August 22 & 29 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Friday, August 8 • 10:00-10:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 10:00-10:45am (Rain Date)
Friday, August 8 • 11:00-11:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 11:00-11:45am (Rain Date)
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you like bubbles?  Do you like painting?  Use colored bubbles to create a unique work of art that pops!  Dress to make a mess! Please note: this program will take place on the lawn of the Library.
 
Thursday, August 14 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Cool down on a hot summer day and make your own snow.  Brrr!  Dress to make a mess!
 
Tuesday, August 19 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 7:00-7:30pm 
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Want to come to the Library in your pajamas? Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you would like. Siblings are welcome. No Registration Required.
 
Fridays, August 1, 8 & 15 • 2:00-2:45pm (Weather permitting)
(3-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the sand in your toes and the wind in your hair during this storytime at the beach.  We will also enjoy a frozen treat! This program will meet at Otto Schubert’s Pavilion at Long Beach, Smithtown.  
 
Thursday, August 7 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(4-5 years)
What would summer be without fireflies?  We love their twinkling lights that make the summer nights oh so special!  We’ll make a firefly decorated jar with fireflies made out of your very own fingerprints!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.
 
Wednesdays, August 6, 13 & 20 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2014)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.
 
Thursday, August 7 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Let the sunshine into your belly with deliciously decorated sunshine cupcakes!  Sunny stories too!
 
Saturday, August 9 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Calling all mermaids and pirates!  Enjoy this summer celebration as we read stories about Coney Island.  Come to the library dressed up as a mermaid or pirate if you like! 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Monday, August 11 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades K-2)
Dress in your fanciest pink outfit and come to the library to celebrate everything pink! Pink stories, a pink craft and even pink lemonade and cookies!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child (entering grades K-2) is paired with a teen (entering grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! 
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Listen to Susin Fernlund-Nielsen’s book The Magic Beads and create your own magic bead key chain to attach to your backpack for school this year.
 
Saturday, August 30 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Come to the library and listen to the story See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth and make a seal craft.
 
Monday, August 4 • 3:00-4:00pm 
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:00-4:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 1-5)
Llamas, a member of the camelid family, offer a unique glimpse into South American culture and the animal world.  Learn more about this gentle, intelligent and extremely useful animal, like what jobs they have and what you call a baby llama.  Includes a visit with two llamas, so bring your cameras!
 
Tuesdays, July 29, August 5 & 12 • 5:30-6:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Designed exclusively for kids in grades 3-5, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cubia and more.  Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.
 
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
In these two sessions, kids will participate in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities geared towards understanding and experimenting with electricity.  These same classes were offered in July.
 
Wednesday, August 6 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Artist Edvard Munch expressed his feelings, even his scary ones in paintings like ‘The Scream’.  Come and create a unique print of a feeling face that shows a dramatic facial expression that you have imagined.  Come dressed to make a mess, as paint will be used.
 
Friday, August 8 • 2:30-3:00pm 
Monday, August 11 • 2:30-3:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 3-5)
Come with your ideas and create a colorful sidewalk drawing outside at the library.  Colored chalk will be provided and the pavement below will be your canvas!
 
Tuesday, August 12 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Welcome to Cupcake Wars, where we supply the cupcakes and yummy ingredients and you supply the creativity!
 
Wednesday, August 13 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co., Inc. as we explore the fascinating world of insects.  Learn different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists.  There will be live insects such as a tarantula and Madagascar roaches to be held and studied.  
 
Monday, August 18 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Celebrate International Paper Airplane Day (August 17th) by seeing who can create the most aerodynamic plane of them all!  Join your peers in a friendly contest.
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  If you would like to donate any gently used LEGO® bricks for our club, we would greatly appreciate it!
 
Buoyant Boats
Wednesday, August 27 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades 3-5)
What floats your boat?  Buoyancy, that’s what!  Learn about the science that keeps things afloat, and make your own floating boat.
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 7:00-8:30pm (Despicable Me 2)
Saturday, August 30 • 3:00-4:30pm (LEGO® Movie) 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Relax in our air conditioned community room for a fun family movie.
 
Monday, August 11 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own special sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddy to the library, create a night light craft just for them, sign a special “permission slip” – and give them a kiss goodnight!  Your favorite stuffed animal will spend the night in the library and have a wonderful adventure.  Join us the next morning on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00am to pick your buddy up and see pictures of their fun-filled night!
 
Thursday, August 14 • 2:30-3:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for this fun-filled performance with magic that engages children with games and audience participation, all to reinforce the importance of reading and bringing books to life.  Followed by a “Meet and Greet” and a photo with Ronald after the show which will be posted on the LIMcDonalds.com website photo gallery upon parental permission.
 
Saturdays, August 23 & 30 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday?  Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No Registration Required.  
 

 

 

Online, phone, or in person registration begins at 10:00 am on Monday, March 25.  Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated. 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
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Sesame Street eBooks
 
Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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Mango Languages
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Mango: Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience. Select a course to begin learning! (SMTH)

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Logo - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

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Book a Children's Librarian

Make an appointment with a librarian to learn about our resources and services as well introduction tutorials on how to get started with social networking including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. For more information call the Smithtown Library Main Building Children's Department at 360-2480 extension 140.