Children's Programs - Commack Branch

                                                                                                 June Programs

                                                                      Registration for June programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                            Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00am.

 Baby Playground

Thursday, June 8 • 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

Tuesdays, June 20 & 27 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, June 10 • 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.

 

Art Starts

Friday, June 30 • 10:30-11:15am OR

Friday, June 30 • 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.

 

Library Playdate

Monday, June 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.

 

Doughnuts with Dad

Saturday, June 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us with dad, granddad, or your very favorite caregiver for a delicious morning of doughnuts.  We’ll take your picture together, and you’ll decorate a picture frame to put it in.

 

Terrific Threes

Monday, June 12 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, June 28 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

TinkerLab

Thursday, June 15 • 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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, June 21 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Wednesday, June 28 • 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

Friday, June 9 • 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.

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, June 14 • 4:30-5:00pm

Friday, June 30 • 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.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, June 7 • 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.

 

Battle of the Branches

Wednesdays, July 12 & 19 • 4:30-5:15pm

(Children entering grades 4-5 in September 2017)

Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman and competing in a trivia game based on these books.  Have fun competing against our friends from our four library buildings at a battle that will take place on Thursday, July 27th from 4:30-5:30.  Friends and family are welcome to cheer your team on. 

Registration is in person only; beginning on May 31.  You will receive your books when you come in to register.  Please also note:  you should be available to attend the 2 battle prep days at your library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.  

 

Creation Station

Saturdays, June 3, 10 & 17 • 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.

 

Book Swap

Tuesday, June 6 • 3:30-5:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Have gently used books that you don’t read anymore? Come swap them out for something new.

 

Interactive Concert with Lee Knight

Monday, June 26 • 10:30am-11:30am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Join us for a very special concert with Lee Knight as she has us all sing and dance to fun songs about our favorite books.

 

May Programs

Registration for May programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Friday, May 5 • 10:30-11:00am

(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, May 16 & 23 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, May 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

Wednesday, May 17 • 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.

 

Art Starts

Friday, May 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Friday, May 19 • 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.

 

Down in the Jungle

Wednesday, May 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Get ready to roar as we listen to stories about our jungle friends.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, May 30 • 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.

 

Munchkins with Mom

Thursday, May 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us with mom, grandmom, or your very favorite caregiver for a delicious morning of munchkins.  We’ll take your picture together, and you’ll decorate a picture frame to put it in.

 

Patriotic Painting 

Friday, May 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-4)

Come on by and create some beautiful Red, White and Blue paintings using interesting materials. Dress to make a mess.

 

Wrapper Flowers

Wednesday, May 31 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make a flower garden using cupcake wrappers. You can enjoy this garden all summer long -- and of course we’ll sing and tell super flowery stories, too.  

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesday, May 16 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, May 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

Wednesday, May 3 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Do you love trains?  We’ll explore building a train and spelling your name, too.

 

Mother’s Day Finger Paint Flowers

Wednesday, May 10 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

It’s time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives the best way we know how.  Let’s make finger paint flowers and read some wonderful stories about wonderful moms.

 

TinkerLab

Monday, May 8 • 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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, May 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Friday, May 26 • 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

Monday, May 1 • 4:15-5:00pm

Thursday, May 18 • 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.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Monday, May 22  • 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 make a craft for the child to take home.

 

Middle Eastern Paper Lanterns

Friday, May 19 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Join us as we continue to learn about holidays around the world as we read It’s Ramadan, Curious George, and afterwards make a fun lantern craft. A small snack will be served.

 

Fluffy Paint

Saturday, May 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years)

Come on down to the library to make your own fluffy paint and create some beautiful artwork! Dress to make a mess.

 

LEGO League

Saturday, May 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

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

 

Perfect Parakeets

Wednesday, May 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Celebrate our feathered friends as we create our own sidekick using everyday materials.

 

Chess Buddies

Thursday, May 4 • 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesday, May 24 • 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.

 

'Sock'topus

Monday, May 8 • 4:00-4:45pm

(Ages 7-10)

May 8th is No Sock Day. In honor of this, we will be making our very own Octopus out of socks. This is one craft you won’t want to miss.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, May 3 • 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.