Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

June Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Steps
(Birth - 11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, June 30 • 11:00-11:45am
This is an open-ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families and friends while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 22 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, July 6 • 6:00-6:30pm
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
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 27 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 20 • 11:00-11:45am
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

March into Music
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 5 • 11:00-11:30am
Little feet will dance and march to the beat. We will use a variety of instruments and simple songs to bring out the dancer in everyone!

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 29 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, June 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.

Father’s Day Fun
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Show Dad how much you love him with homemade crafts for Father's Day.

Library Luau
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:45-3:30pm
Do storytime Hawaiian style – hang loose, dance the hula and embrace the aloha cheer.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, June 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 22 • 7:00-7:30pm
Want to come to the Library in your pajamas? Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome.

June Bugs
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, June 26 • 10:30-11:15am
Enjoy a not-so-creepy storytime about bugs and make a fun craft.

Recycled Reef
(5-7 years)
Friday, July 7 • 3:00-3:45pm
Friday, July 7 • 4:30-5:15pm
Dive deep into your creativity when you make a sea side inspired mosaic using recycled materials.

The Jester Jim Show
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 5 • 6:30-7:30pm
Jester Jim is back with his hilarious plungerific show, filled with juggling, balancing stunts and beatboxing.

Chess Buddies
(5-12 years)
Tuesday, July 11 • 2:30-3:15pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play chess and are you looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

One Potato, Two Potato
(6-8 years)
Saturday, July 8 • 11:00-11:45am
We love potatoes, how about you? Let’s read some potato stories, play some hot potato, taste test different potato chips and plant our own potato heads.
This program may not be suitable for children with food allergies.

Recipe for Fun
(6-9 years)
Thursday, July 6 • 11:00-12:00pm
Summer is here! Learn to make slime, silly putty and play-doh and take some home to share.

Eric Carle Art
(6-12 years)
Saturday, June 24 • 11:30-12:15pm
Take a closer look at this beloved author and illustrator and make a masterpiece inspired by his vibrant collages.

Carton Craze
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, June 27 • 4:00-4:45pm
Help us put our recyclables to good use. We will get creative and make a work of art using egg cartons and water bottles.

Battle of the Branches
(Children entering grades 4-5 for the 2017-2018 school year)
Fridays, July 14 & 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman and compete in a trivia game against our Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Thursday, July 27th from 4:30-5:30. Friends and family are welcome to cheer your team on. Registration begins June 1.

May Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Steps
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 19 • 11:00-11:45am
This is an open-ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families and friends while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, May 20 • 10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, May 16 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, June 1 • 6:30-7:00pm
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
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, May 31 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Young at Art
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 11• 10:30-11:15am
Explore and discover art with your toddler through hands-on activities and fine motor fun. Each child will take home their own masterpiece. Dress to make a mess.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 5 • 11:00-11:45am
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, May 22 • 10:30-11:00am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.

Dino-Stories
(2-4 years with a parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, May 17 • 3:00-3:45pm
Stomp around to some dinosaur stories and crafts.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, May 30 • 11:00-11:45am
Tuesday, May 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

March into Music
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday May 18 • 10:30-11:00am
Little feet will dance and march to the beat. We will use a variety of instruments and simple songs to bring out the dancer in everyone. Please register for only one session.

Tiny Tot Prom
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 25 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, May 25 • 3:00-3:45pm
Join us for a dress up dance party, all catered to your little one! Dress your best while enjoying music, games, snacks and prizes.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 26 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Squidtacular Stories
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, May 6 • 11:00-11:45am
Meet the giant squid in Kevin Sherry’s I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean and create your own mess-terpiece.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 11 • 7:00-7:30pm
Want to come to the Library in your pajamas? Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome.

Jump and Jive
(4-6 years)
Wednesday, May 17 • 4:30-5:00pm
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy independent music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.

Catch a Dream
(6-9 years)
Friday, June 2 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you remember your dreams in the morning? We will examine our dreams and their meanings and create a dream catcher to hang above our beds.

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Mondays, May 8, 15 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you have the homework blues? Need help studying for an upcoming test? Let our qualified teen volunteers help you with homework, studying and projects! Bring your work to the Library and leave feeling accomplished.

Science Explorers
(6-10 years)
Saturday, May 20 • 11:30-12:15pm
Investigate the worlds of science, math and engineering with interactive activities and experiments with the help of a teen volunteer.

Mother’s Day Love
(7-12 years)
Saturday, May 13 • 10:30-11:15am
It's time to show our Mom's how much they mean to us. Come make some special crafts that you can give for Mother's Day.

Pom Pom Pens
(8-12 years)
Friday, May 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Accessorize your school supplies! We will jazz up our writing utensils and style a pen holder that will work at school or home.

Fantastic Photo Bookmarks
(8-12 years)
Thursday, May 25 • 6:30-7:15pm
Wear your favorite outfit and have us take your picture in a funny pose - and we will turn it into your own bookmark.

Creation Station
(Families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, June 3 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.