Children's Programs - Commack Branch

February Programs
Registration for February programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground
Wednesday, February 15 • 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
Monday, February 6, 13 • 10:30-11:00am
Saturday, February 18 • 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, March 3 • 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
Tuesday, February 7 • 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, February 7 • 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.

 

Fine Motor Fun
Tuesday, February 21 • 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. 

 

I Love You Beary Much
Friday, February 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for this special Valentine’s Day program with someone you love “beary” much!  We’ll enjoy stories all about love and make a Valentine to take home.

 

Library Playdate
Wednesday, March 1 • 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.

 

Valentine’s Day Tree
Tuesday, February 14 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the love by making a love-ly tree with tiny hearts.  

 

Teddy Bear Storytime
Monday, Feburary 27 • 2:30- 3:15pm
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us at the library for a special storytime and activities featuring stuffed animal. Teddy bears and other stuffed friends welcome.

 

Terrific Threes
Thursday, March 2 • 10:30- 11:15pm
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.   

 

Alphabet Soup
Tuesday, February 21 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

Cheerio Bird Feeder
Monday, February 27 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Our little feathered friends love to have delicious treats to eat.  Join us as we make a bird feeder out of Cheerios that you can hang on your tree at home.

 

Marshmallow Snowman Brownie
Wednesday, February 22 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us as Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott teaches us to make a yummy snowman and afterwards play a fun game.

 

Paint Stick Snowman
Wednesday, February 22 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Make these paint stick snowmen to see how high the snow is getting.  They’ll stay warm in their little hats and scarves, for sure.

 

Polar Bear
Saturday, February 11 • 10:30-11:00am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you know that polar bears have black skin and their fur is clear? Come down to the library to learn more about these amazing animals and make your own cute little polar bear craft.

 

Tinkerlab
Wednesday, february 8 • 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.

 

Bedtime Defenders
Thursday, February 23 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Who doesn’t love a bedtime story? Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and head over to the library for a special storytime before you head off to bed. Siblings are welcome.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies
Friday, February 17 • 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, February 27  • 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.

 

Mardi Gras Masquerade
Saturday, February 25 • 10:30-11:15am
(5-7 years)
Decorate special masks as we celebrate this fun holiday.

 

Chess Buddies
Friday, February 10 • 4:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, February 22 • 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.

 

Junior Makerspace
Tuesday, February 21 • 4:15-5:00pm
(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.

 

Nerd Squad
Wednesday, February 1 • 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 Art Poetry
Wednesday, February 15 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Express yourself using mixed media art while creating your own poetry project.

 

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.

 

Book Swap
Friday, February 24 • 11:00-1:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Have gently used books that you don’t read anymore? Come down to the library and swap them out for something you haven’t read!

 

Family Movie Matinee
Thursday, February 23 • 10:30-12:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served.

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day in Gotham City
Thursday, February 4 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a some fun activities for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Bring your camera, some Gotham City residents will be in attendance.

 

January Programs

Registration for January programs at the Commack building will be on
Wednesday, December 28 at 10:00am.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time
 Friday, January 20 • 10:30-11:00am
 Saturday, January 28 • 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, January 4 • 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
Monday, January 9 • 10:30-11:15am OR
Monday, January 9 • 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.

Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, January 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you know that you can paint with chocolate syrup?  At the library, you absolutely can. We’re going to use chocolate syrup to create a special hot chocolate mug craft.  Dress to make a mess.

Library Playdate
Friday, January 6 • 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.

Merry Mittens
Thursday, January 5 • 10:30-11:15am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Ooooh, it’s cold outside.  Mittens keep our fingers toasty, don’t they?  Let’s make a mitten craft.

Alphabet Soup
Tuesday, January 17 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 1-2-3 with songs, stories and crafts.

Hibernation Station
Tuesday, January 3 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
What happens when animals go to sleep in the winter? Listen to stories about our sleepy friends and make your own animal home.

My Messy Melted Snowman
Thursday, January 26 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Mr. Snowman spent too much time in the sun, and he’s a bit of a mess.  Come make your own messy melted snowman.  Dress to make a mess.

Silly Penguin Shapes
Monday, January 30 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We are going to learn all about penguins and all about shapes.  What could be better?   

Smiling Snowman
Friday, January 27 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
These snowmen are really enjoying the snowflakes coming down on their frosty faces.  Dress to make a mess.

Tinkerlab
Tuesday, January 31 • 10:30-11:15am
(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
Tuesday, January 31 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)

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

Little Book Buddies
Tuesday, January 24 • 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.  

Penguin Party 
Monday, January 23 • 4:30-5:15pm
(4-8 years)
Do you love penguins?  Then this is the program for you.  We will be reading stories, and making a family of beautiful, homemade penguin crafts.

Budding Builders
Saturday, January 28 • 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.

Junior Lego® Buddies
Friday, January 27 • 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.

Winter Animal Dens
Wednesday, January 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Create special winter homes for our animal friends using marshmallows and pretzel sticks.

Chinese New Year
Monday, January 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-10 years)
January 28th is Chinese New Year and this is the year of the Rooster. We will be learning about some new year’s traditions, and creating some beautiful projects in honor of this fun holiday.

Chess Buddies
Friday, January 13 • 4:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, January 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.

Nerd Squad
Wednesday, January 4 • 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, January 7, 14, 21, 28 • 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.