Children's Programs - Commack Branch

                                                                                                 December Programs

                                                                     Registration for December programs at the Commack building will be on 

                                                                                                    Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 am

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesday, December 20 & 27 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, December 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.


Wonderful Ones

Monday, December 5 • 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

Thursday, December 15 •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, December 16 • 10:30-11:15am

Friday, December 16 • 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.


Chocolate Handprint Reindeer

Monday, December 19 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your very own reindeer ornament using your hand dipped in chocolate sauce.  Oh so cute and oh so yummy.


Fine Motor Fun

Wednesday, December 7 • 10:30-11:15am

(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

Monday, December 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.


Imagination Station

Tuesday, December 27 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play.


Terrific Threes

Friday, December 23 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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


Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, December 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

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


Melting Snowman

Saturday, December 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Help! Our Snowman is melting. Come down to listen to a great snowman story and make your own snowman that won’t melt away.


Noon Year’s Eve

Friday, December 30 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Why should adults have all the fun?  Ring in 2017 with us here at the library without staying up past your bedtime.


Polar Bear Pajama Party

Tuesday, December 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we read about our frosty animal friend in your comfy pjs and make a cool craft.


Sensory Storytime

Monday, December 5 • 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.



Thursday, December 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.


Winter in a Bottle

Tuesday, December 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

You can enjoy winter all year round by making this fun project.  Come craft with us and enjoy some stories all about winter.  Remember, it may be cold outside, but it’s nice and warm at the library.


Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, December 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4-5 years)

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


Little Craft Buddies

Monday, December 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.


Frosty Fun

Wednesday, December 28 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Create your own snowman out of painted dots as we celebrate the beginning of winter.


Junior Lego® Buddies

Thursday, December 8 • 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.


Chess Buddies

Wednesday, December 14 • 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesday, December 21 • 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, December 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.


Creation Station

Saturdays, December 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.


Family Movie Matinee

Thursday, December 29 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Finding Dory

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

runtime 97 minutes.