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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

September & October Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00am. 
Registration 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)
Monday, September 21 • 10:30-11:00am
Wednesday, October 14 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, October 17 • 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.

Baby Bounce
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday October 20 • 3:00-3:30pm
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs and props and most of all fun!

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, September 25 • 11:00-11:45am
Friday, October 9 • 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)
Friday, September 4 • 11:00-11:45am
Friday, October 16 • 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.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 2 • 2:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, October 28 • 10:30-11:00am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.

Library Playdate
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 10 • 3:00-3:45pm
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.

Me and My Grandparent
(2-4 years with Grandparent(s))
Tuesday, September 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
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.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 29 • 2:30-3:15pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks

Tots Halloween
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 30 • 11:00-11:45am
Enjoy a fun filled morning of stories and crafts in your Halloween costume. We will have a costume parade around the Library!

Terrific Threes
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
Thursday, October 22 • 2:30-3:15pm
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Alphabet Soup
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 26• 10:30-11:15am
Saturday, October 10• 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!

STEM in Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, October 21 • 3:00-3:45pm
Listen to stories about colors and numbers and participate in hands on activities!

Mr. Mouse’s Orange Show
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, October 13 • 10:30-11:15am
Katie and her puppets are back in Mr. Mouse’s Orange Show. A performance filled with laughs, pumpkins and a princess you won’t forget!

For the Birds
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 30 11:00-11:45am
Chirp away with some stories and make the perfect treat for the birds in your backyard.

Forest Friends
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, October 7• 11:00-11:45am
Enjoy stories about woodland animals and make a mask of your favorite forest friend!

Once Upon an Author
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 19 • 10:00-10:45am
Monday, November 9 • 3:30-4:15pm
Join us as we spotlight a favorite children’s author. We will read their stories and create a special project based on one of their books.

Jump for Fall
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 9 • 3:30-4:15pm
Get ready for the cooler weather by creating your very own puzzle tree!

Playful Pumpkins
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, October 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Halloween is coming and it is time for pumpkins! Make your own little pumpkin patch as we read stories about this fall favorite. Dress to make a mess

Stepping Up
(4-5 years)
Monday, September 21 • 3:30-4:15pm
Thursday, October 29 • 3:30-4:15pm
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.

K Through Play
(4-6 years)
Thursday, September 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
Designed for children in Pre-K and Kindergarten. We will work together using sensory games and stories to strengthen literacy skills and promote reading!

Little Library Buddies
(4-7 years)
Saturday, September 19 • 11:00-11:45am
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding and creative art experience.

LEGO® League
(5-12 years)
Monday, November 2 • 4:30-5:15pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Bubble-Ology
(5-7 years)
Thursday, October 15 • 4:30-5:30pm
Become a Bubbleologist! Are bubbles always round? Can you put a car inside a bubble? Conduct different experiments and experience standing inside a giant bubble. All bubbleologists will make a bubble blower to take home.

Monster Cookies
(7-12 years)
Friday, October 23 • 4:30-5:30pm
The Baking Coach will instruct young chefs in the art of decorating frighteningly delicious
cookies! This program may not be suitable for children with food allergies

Craft Buddies
(8-12 years)
Saturday, September 5 • 10:30-11:15am
Kick off the school year in style with a decoupage notebook. If you want, bring some of your own pictures to use.

Leaf Lanterns
(8-12 years)
Saturday, September 26 • 11:45-12:30pm
Create a fall inspired lantern that will brighten your home for the autumn season.

Creation Station
Families with children under the age of 12
Saturday, October 17 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

 

October Programs(scroll down for September)

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for October programs begins on         Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10am

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time 

Thursday, October 22 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Saturday, October 3• 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   

Friday, October 9 and 16 • 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          

Wednesday, October 7 and 14 • 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.

 

Terrific Threes         

Tuesday, October 20 and 27 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Disney Delights

Monday, October 5 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)         

We will read about some Disney friends and then make a collage of all the characters.

 

Hooray for Halloween         

Friday, October 30 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)

Have fun reading Halloween stories with us and then do a cute pumpkin craft.

 

Construction Zone

Wednesday, October 21 • 10:30-11:15am (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

 

Halloween Delight    

Saturday, October 31 • 10:00-10:45am (2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Participate in Halloween fun with spooktacular stories and a craft. We will then trick or treat around the library for some delicious treats! Costumes are strongly encouraged.

 

A Visit to the Zoo                 

Tuesday, October 6 •3:00-3:30pm (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy listening to stories about some of your favorite zoo friends.  Have fun decorating a trip to the zoo sticker scene.

 

Harvest Owl                                      

Thursday, October 15 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

We will read some fall stories and then create a special owl craft.

 

Wendy the Witch Storytime                                    

Friday, October 23 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Have fun listening to special Halloween stories.  Make a friendly witch sticker scene to help celebrate the holiday.                          

                                                                                                            

Legend of the Hedgehog                                                                                          

Thursday, October 29 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)                                                                                 

Read about the cute little hedgehog and then create a foam craft to bring home with you.

 

Little Craft Buddies 

Wednesday, October 15 • 4:00-4:45pm (5-9 years)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a variety of crafts for the child to take home.

 

LEGO® League

Saturday, October 24 • 10:30-11:15am (5-12 years)

Calling all master builders!  Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Trick or Treat at the Library         

Thursday, October 29 • 4:00-4:30pm (6-9 years)

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Have fun listening to spooky stories and then have fun creating a Halloween sticker scene.

 

Spooky STEM

Monday, October 26 • 4:00-4:45pm (6-12 years)

Join us for spooktacular STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math activities) just in time for Halloween! Dress to make a mess.

 

Fall Nature Collecting Jar

Thursday, October 8 • 4:00-4:30pm (7-11 years)

Bugs and flowers, leaves and more, that is what a nature jar is for.

 

Spooky Sculptures

Saturday, October 10 • 10:30-11:00am (7-11 years)

Listen to a Halloween story and then sculpt your own spooky creature.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Children’s Game Day

Saturday, October 17 • 10:30-11:00am (7-11 years)

Enjoy playing board games from our collection of some of your favorite classics.

 

It’s Pumpkin Time 

Wednesday, October 28 • 4:00-4:30pm (8-11 years)

Using bright fall colors, these Ceramic Pumpkins come alive, just in time for Halloween.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Candy Corn Witch

Tuesday, October 20 • 4:00-4:30pm (8-11 years)

Hooray for Halloween!  Read a few spooky stories with us and create an adorable mouse witch to hang in your room!

 

Science Buddies

Monday, October 19 • 4:00-4:45pm (8-12 years)

Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Dress to make a mess.

 

 

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for September programs begins on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Thursday, September 17 • 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 11 and 18 • 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

Saturday, September 12 and 19 • 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.

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesday, September 22 and 29 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Squirrel Surprise

Friday, September 25 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)        

We will read some fall stories and then decorate a spectacular squirrel for you to bring home.

 

Amazing Apples

Thursday, September 10 • 11:00-11:30am • (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We will read some apple stories and then create a special apple picture frame for you!

 

Team Umizoomi

Wednesday, September 16 • 3:00-3:30pm (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We will read about our friends Milli and Geo and their many math adventures.  Then we will create paper bag puppets for you to play with!

 

Chicka, Chicka Storytime

Monday, September 21 • 3:00-3:30pm (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s practice our ABC’s with songs, crafts, and a read-aloud of an all-time favorite story, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

 

All Aboard at the Library

Saturday, September 26 • 10:30-11:00am (3-6 years with parent/caregiver)

Calling all young engineers and conductors. If you love trains, then hop aboard and join us for this fun filled adventure.  We will have all types of trains set up for you to play with.

 

Friendly Owls

Thursday, September 17 • 4:00-4:30pm (5-8 years)

Whoo loves owls? If you do, then you'll have a hoot at this storytime!

 

Meet Johnny Appleseed

Thursday, September 24 • 4:00-4:30pm (5-8 years)

Let’s learn about Johnny Appleseed and make a magnet craft honoring this special pioneer.

 

Junior LEGO® Buddies                 

Wednesday, September 30 • 4:00-4:45pm (5-9 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Come join the fun! Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

 

Fun with Art                         

Wednesday, September 16 • 4:00-4:30pm (8-11 years)

Calling all artists!!  Have fun painting a wooden giraffe.  Each child will take home a 100 piece art set.

 

Scratch Art Fun

Tuesday, September 29 • 4:00-4:30pm (8-11 years)

Choose from an assortment of scratch art projects to create and enjoy!

 

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

September Programs

Registration for September programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00am.

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, October 1 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Fridays, September 4 & 11• 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 26 • 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.

 

Babies Boogie

Wednesday, September 16• 10:30-11:15am

(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)

Bounce and boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking.  Presented by Nicole Sparling.

 

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, September 24 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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

Wednesday, September 23 •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 1 • 10:30-11:15am

Tuesday, September 1 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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

Thursday, September 17 • 10:30-11:15aam

(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.

 

Toddler’s Tango

Wednesday, September 16 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.

 

Playdough Playtime

Tuesday, September 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-5 with parent)

We’ll start with some silly stories and end with all sorts of playdough fun.

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesdays, September 16 & 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Oldies But Goodies

Monday, September 28 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3 -5 with parent)

The stories we share may be old but they’re still good!  We’ll make an old fashioned craft, too.

 

PandaMonium

Monday, September 14 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3 – 5 with parent)

What’s black and white and loved all over? The panda, of course! Join us for stories and a craft featuring one of everyone’s favorite animals.

 

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, September 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Pajama Storytime

Monday, September 28 • 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’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

TinkerLab

Tuesday, September 29 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Some projects may get messy. Please dress to make a mess!

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, September 9 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 year)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, and - of course - MILK AND COOKIES!

 

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, September 23 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

After School Shenanigans

Monday, September 14 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years)

Come listen to some ZANY stories with Ms. Erin, and afterwards we'll do a fun craft or activity!

 

Budding Builders

Saturday, September 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5 – 7 years)

Tinker in this one-of-a kind lab for younger kids that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

 

Kids’ Crafternoon

Friday, October 2 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years)

Join us in a creative environment for a fun craft. Dress to make a mess!

 

LEGO® League

Thursday, October 1 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-10 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Easy Origami

Thursday, September 10 • 5:30-6:15pm

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, September 2 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

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.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, September 24 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design, and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

 

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

Tuesday, September 15 • 2:30pm-4:30pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Paddington

Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served. Rated PG; runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

 

 

August Programs

Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, August 3 & 10 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, August 29 • 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

Friday, August 21 • 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

Monday, August 24 • 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

Wednesday, August 5 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesday, August 5 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

  

Beach Ball Bonanza

Saturday, August 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 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!

  

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Thursday, August 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 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. 

  

Here’s the Buzz

Tuesday, August 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Buzz!  Buzz!  Join us for stories and a craft featuring the bee and some of their buggy friends.

  

Terrific Threes

Friday, August 14 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

  

Beach Day

Tuesday, August 4 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Get out of the hot sun and join us for stories and a craft all about the beach.

 

 Gone Fishin’

Tuesday, August 4 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Having trouble catching some real fish? Well come on down to the library to hear some fishy stories and make your very own fish. We promise you won’t get wet!

 

Sandy Seashore

Thursday, August 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

What’s more fun than fingerpainting? Fingerpainting with paint and SAND!  You’ll create this sandy masterpiece while we listen to stories all about the surf, sea, and sand. Dress to make a mess.

 

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, August 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Friday, August 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, and - of course - MILK AND COOKIES!

 

Little Craft Buddies

Wednesday, August 12 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

  

Almost Time for Kindergarten

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Children entering Kindergarten in September 2015)

A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

  

Superhero Academy

Tuesday, August 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Test your skills in this one-of-a-kind academy and get certified as a true hero!

  

LEGO® League

Tuesday, August 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-10 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

  

Crazy 8s Club

Monday, August 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(6-9 years)

Join us for Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, and more!  You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Ramp it Up, Funny Money, and Glow-in-the-Dark City.   Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, the developer of BEDTIME MATH, has developed kid-appealing games to teach basic math. You + Us = FUN!

 

Easy Origami

Wednesday, August 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

 G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, August 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

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.

 

A Hero’s Welcome: Heroes of Olympus

Tuesday, August 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Do you belong to Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter? Find out as we celebrate all things demi-god with crafts, activities, and snacks!

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, August 27 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design, and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29• 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

Friday, August 28 • 10:30am-1:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for the hit movie "Big Hero 6!" Small snacks will be provided.

  

A Hero’s Welcome: Emmett

Saturday, August 1 • 10:30am-11:15am

(For children under the age of 12)

Join us as we celebrate the “special” hero Emmett with crafts, games, and snacks!

 

 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, August 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddies to the Library, create a night light 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 (Friday. August 7th at 10:30am) to pick your buddy up and see pictures of the fun-filled night!

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. 
 
Click here to connect with TumbleBooks. 
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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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   Check out these websites!

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Great websites for kids

abc mouse

ABCmouse.com for Libraries provides access to a learning resource including language, literacy, math, social studies, arts, and music.  Click here to begin.  Please note: this is only available for use inside the Library.

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.

 Bookmark Contest Winner September 2015
Madison R., Grade 5
Mills Pond Elementary
 sep-2015
 
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