Children's Programs - Commack Branch

September Programs

 Registration for September programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Thursday, September 7 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesday, September 5 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 23 • 2:30-3:00pm

(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.

 

Art Starts

Monday, September 25 • 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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Fine Motor Fun

Monday, September 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

This program allows your little one to work on the tasks that will improve their fine motor skills.  These skills are essential to building muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists. 

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, September 19 • 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.

 

Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, September 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts.

 

TinkerLab

Friday, September 29 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Saturday, September 9 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and of course, milk and cookies.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Tuesday, September 5 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

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

 

Little Book Buddies

Thursday, September 14 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Budding Builders

Monday, September 11 • 4:15-5:00pm

(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.

 

Chess Buddies

Monday, September 25 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

LEGO® League

Wednesday, September 27 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-10 years)

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

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, September 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. 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 2 • 10:30am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Boss Baby

Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served. Rated PG; runtime 97 minutes.

 

Mystery Pop-Up Storytimes

September 16, 18-21

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Join us in the children’s room these days and you may catch a secret, mystery mini-storytime – complete with a book and a small craft. They can happen at any time, so make sure you visit.

 

 

August Programs

                                                                                   Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

 Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Wednesday, August 9 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Saturday, August 12 • 10:30-11:00am

Friday, August 25 • 10:30-11:00am

Thursday, August 31 • 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

Tuesday, August 1 • 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. 

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, August 29 • 10:30-11:15am

Tuesday, August 29 • 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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Camping Inside the Library

Friday, August 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Have you ever been camping?  Come INSIDE the library for a special camp out.

 

Library Playdate

Thursday, August 24 • 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.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, August 16 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a fabulous sleepover.  Come back the next day (Thursday, August 17th at 10:30 am)  to see all the fun they had the night before.

 

Drive-In Movie at the Library

Wednesday, August 2 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you ever make a car out of a cardboard box?  Now’s your chance!  Before you bring it home, stay and watch a short movie behind the wheel of your new automobile!

 

Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, August 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

TinkerLab

Tuesday, August 22 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

We’re Buggin’

Saturday, August 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Summer is filled with fun, sun, and bugs?!? Come on down to the library to hear some creepy crawly stories and decorate your own bug jar to catch some critters at home. 

 

Little Book Buddies

Monday, August 7 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Almost Time for Kindergarten

Wednesdays, August 9 & 16 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Children entering Kindergarten in September 2017)

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

 

Bridge Building Competition

Thursday, August 24 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

With the help of a teen volunteer, test your skill at building a bridge using tape and straws. Will your bridge hold? Come and find out.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Wednesday, August 23 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

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

 

Fairy Tale STEAM

Wednesday, August 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Dive into fairy tales as we use STEAM principles to create a magical masterpiece

 

Chess Buddies

Tuesday, August 15 • 4:30-5:00pm

Friday, August 4 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Library Iron Chef

Wednesday, August 30 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Do you have what it takes to be a Library Iron Chef? Build a scrumptious dish but beware of the secret ingredient.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, August 2 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

Tween Afternoon Movie

Monday, July 31 • 2:30pm

(For children and teens ages 10-14)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Come hang out at the library and watch a movie on our big screen. A small snack will be served. Rated PG-13, runtime 133 minutes.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Friday, August 25 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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

runtime 129 minutes.

 

Sunshine, Stories, & Scoops

Tuesday, August 8 • 2:30-3:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Who doesn’t love an outdoor booknick? Bring your blanket and come join us outside in the memorial park for some fun stories and yummy ice cream.