Children's Programs - Commack Branch

                                                                                                       August Programs

                                                                            Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                                      Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00am.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Saturday, August 13 • 10:30-11:00am

Friday, September 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

Thursday, September 1 • 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

Tuesday, August 9 •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, August 30 • 10:30-11:15am

Tuesday, August 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.

 

Buzz Buzz, Bee Bee

Monday, August 29 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Come to this honey of a class and learn all about bees!  We’ll make a fun craft to take home, too.  Bzzzzzzz…..

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, August 20 • 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.

 

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Thursday, August 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.  

 

Drive-In Movie at the Library

Friday, August 12 • 10:30-11:15am

(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!

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesday, August 17 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Go for the Gold

Saturday, August 27 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We are training for the Olympics. Come on down to the library to test your skills.

 

Sensory Storytime

Tuesday, August 2 •  2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Sunny Sunny Sunflowers

Thursday, August 4 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Have you ever seen a flower grow as tall as your grownup?  That’s what a sunflower can do!  Join us for this program all about sunny sunflowers and make a beautiful craft to take home.  

 

TinkerLab

Tuesday, August 16  • 10:30-11:15 am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a "maker" environment designed for the littlest of tinkers. Dress to make a mess

Milk and Cookies Storytime 

Wednesday, August 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Junior Lego Buddies

Monday, August 29 • 4:15-5:00 pm

(5 – 7 years)

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

 

Ahoy Mermaids!

Wednesday, August 10 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Make a splash and create your own mermaid while listening to books about the wonderful world under the sea.

 

Chess Buddies

Tuesday, August 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.

 

Honey Lemon’s Science Extravaganza

Monday, August 8 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-10 years)

Honey Lemon is coming all the way from San Fransokyo to read you some of her favorite stories, and to teach you a thing or two about her favorite thing, science!

 

LEGO® League

Tuesdays, August 9 & 16 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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, August 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 August 13, 20 & 27 • 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, August 6 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Zootopia

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

runtime 108 minutes.

 

Sunshine, Stories, & Scoops

Friday, August 5 • 2:30-3:00pm

Monday, August 22 • 2:30-3:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

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

 

 

 

                                                                                               July Programs

                                                                     Registration for July programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                                  Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00am.

Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays, July 25 & August 1 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, July 16 • 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, July 6 • 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

Friday, July 8 •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, July 26 • 10:30-11:15am OR

Tuesday, July 26 • 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

Thursday, July 28 • 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 colorful beach balls 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.

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, July 9 • 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.

 

Princess Anna Storytime Playdate

Friday, July 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-7 years with parent/caregiver)

Come and have a very special storytime and playdate with Princess Anna.  You will play games, listen to stories, have a sing-along and do a craft.

 

Miss Peggy’s Pizza

Monday, July 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

I love pizza - do you?  Let’s have some fun telling stories about pizza, and we’ll make a GIANT (pretend) pizza right on the floor. Yum, yum.

 

Racing Cars

Saturday, July 30 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Start your engines. We’re designing our very own race cars. Dress to make a mess.

 

Sandy Seashore

Wednesday, July 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

What’s more fun than finger painting? Finger painting 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.

 

We’re Buggin’

Saturday, July 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Learn about some creepy crawly critters and make a very cool bug craft to take home.

 

Wheel Away

Tuesday, July 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Have you just started to learn to ride a bike? Come celebrate with us as we make our own decorative bicycle license plates.

 

Almost Time for Kindergarten

Tuesdays, July 5 & 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

Fridays, July 29 & August 5• 10:30-11:15am

(Children entering Kindergarten in September 2016)

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

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, July 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Little Book Buddies

Friday, July 8 • 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.

 

Tacos in a Bag

Wednesday, July 27 • 3:00-4:00pm

(3-7 years)

Kids will have a blast creating their own tacos in a bag of chips with their choices of cheese, sour cream, salsa and seasoned beef. When the children are done eating, we will play a fun game. Dress to make a mess.

 

LEGO® League

Monday, July 18 • 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.

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, July 27 • 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.

 

Harry Potter Party

Thursday, July 28 • 7:30-8:15pm

(7-12 years)

It is a special time for us Harry Potter fans, because we are getting a new book just in time for Harry’s birthday. To celebrate, come join us for a fun Harry Potter themed party with treats, trivia, and a costume contest.

 

The Minor Leagues- Fantasy Sports

Fridays, July 15 & 22 • 4:00-4:45pm

(7-12 years)

Join us for a fantasy sports club where we will talk all things sports and compete in kids-only fantasy leagues.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, July 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.

 

Pop Message Magnets

Wednesday, July 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Get ready for a brand new school year by creating your own magnets.

 

World Record Challenge!

Wednesday, July 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Can you break a world record? Try to achieve the impossible while visiting our different activity stations.

 

The Science of Sharks

Tuesday, July 5 • 5:30-7:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

In this family friendly program we will delve into the deep and explore the fun and fascinating world
of the ocean’s most feared inhabitants. Enrich your learning experience with fun shark-themed coloring sheets!

 

Sunshine, Stories, & Scoops

Monday, July 11 • 2:30-3:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

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

 

Family Movie Matinee

Thursday, July 21 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

The Jungle Book

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

runtime 78 minutes.

 

Library Mini-Golf

Monday, July 18 • 10:30, 11:00 OR 11:30am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Join us for another round of Library Mini-Golf – now with more characters. Sessions will be 30 mins long. Please sign up for only one session.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, July 13 • 4:30-5:15pm

For families with children under the age of 12)

Have your favorite stuffed animals 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 (Thursday @ 10:30am) to pick up your buddies and see pictures of their fun-filled night.