Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

February Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, February 7 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, March 3 • 11:00-11:45am
This is an open ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, February 15 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, February 18 • 10:00-10:30am
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)
Thursday, February 16 • 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
Tuesday, February 28 • 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.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, February 17 • 11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

Tiny Tot Valentine’s Ball
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, February 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
Enjoy a special afternoon with your one of a kind valentine! Dance, sing, play games and create away with our loveable crafts.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, February 25 • 10:00-10:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 4 • 10:30-11:15am
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.

Socks and Shoes Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, February 10• 11:00-11:45am
Take off your shoes, wiggle around your toes and listen to some fun stories about our tiny feet!

Fox Tales
(4-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, February 21• 11:00-11:45am
Little wild ones will explore stories and create a one of a kind costume that will outfox friends and family.

Little Library Buddies
(4-7 years)
Friday, February 24• 11:00-11:45am
Library buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.

Dinosaur Tea Party
(5-7 years)
Wednesday, February 22 • 11:00-11:45am
We will be stomping and chomping during our delectable tea party! Enjoy an afternoon of stories, snacks and games that will leave you roaring for more.

LEGO® League
(5-12 years)
Wednesday, February 22 • 3:00-3:45pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Homework Help 
(6-10 years) 
Thursday, February 9 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, February 16 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, March 2 • 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.

Candy Sushi
(6-8 years)
Thursday, February 23 • 3:00-3:45pm
Put a spin on new sushi; make your own rolls using candy and sweets.

Cut it Out
(6-12 years)
Saturday, February 25 • 11:30-12:15pm
Create a work of art like Henri Matisse when we cut and collage to make the ordinary extraordinary.

Marshmallow Challenge
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, February 21 ∙ 3:00-3:45pm
After reading the story The Marshmallow Incident, we will challenge ourselves to make our own bridges and sculptures using marshmallows.

Cute as a Button
(8-12 years)
Friday, February 24 • 3:00-3:45pm
Create a monogrammed art piece with buttons, jewels and sea shells.

Volun-Tweens
(10-12 years)
Thursday, February 9 • 6:30-7:15pm
Volunteer your time to make Valentine cards and crafts for those in a local nursing home.

Meet and Greet with Daniel Tiger
(For families with children under 5)
Saturday, February 4 • 10:30-11:30am
Ugga Mugga! Daniel Tiger will be visiting the Nesconset Branch for Take Your Child to the Library Day – bring your camera for a photo opportunity and complete grrr-ific crafts. No registration required.

Baby Bump
(Expectant parents)
Wednesday, March 22 • 7:00-7:45pm
There’s nothing as sweet as tiny baby feet. Get ready for your little one’s arrival, meet with professionals in areas of child birth and child rearing with other expectant parents. This session will feature certified lactation consultant Jenn Barry, of The Village Sprout. Open to all expectant parents and parents of infants who reside in Suffolk County.

January Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Hip Hop Baby
(3-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, January 26 • 11:00-11:30am
Boogie and bounce along with your baby during this interactive movement and music class. The littlest movers will enjoy wiggling and giggling.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, January 10 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, January 7 • 10:00-10:30am
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, January 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.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, January 6 • 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)
Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00-3:30pm
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.

Snow Delightful
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, January 17 · 11:00-11:45am
The weather outside is frightful, but the Library is delightful. Join us for some snowy stories and crafts. Dress to make a mess. Smocks suggested.

Library Playdate
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, January 12 • 11:00-11:45am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project.

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, January 27 • 11:00-11:45am
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

Meet and Greet with Daniel Tiger
(For families with children under 5)
Saturday, February 4 • 10:30-11:30am
Ugga Mugga! Daniel Tiger will be visiting the Nesconset Branch for Take Your Child to the Library Day – bring your camera for a photo opportunity and complete grrr-ific crafts. No registration required.

Once Upon an Author
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, January 21 • 10:30-11:15am
Join us as we spotlight a favorite children’s author. We will read their stories and create a special project based on one of their books. Dress to make a mess.

Freeze It
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, January 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
Enjoy the freeze at the Library! We will read icy cold stories, use frozen paint for crafting and play ultimate freeze dance.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, January 19 • 2:30-3:15pm
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.

Winter Whimsy
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, February 2 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, February 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
Warm up with stories and use puffy snow paint to make a glittering art project that celebrates the magic of winter. Dress to make a mess. Please register for only one session.

Jungle Jam
(5-7 years)
Friday, January 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
Swing along as we rock out to jungle tunes, read wacky animal tales and create a craft that will crown you king or queen of the jungle.

Dragon Tales
(6-8 years)
Saturday, January 28 • 10:30-11:15am
Happy Chinese New Year - celebrate the year of the rooster with stories and create a lucky dragon work of art.

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Thursday, January 5 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, January 12 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, January 19 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, January 26 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, February 2 • 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.

Birch Tree Art
(7-10 years)
Friday, January 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
Create a beautiful winter scene using tape, paint and buttons. Dress to make a mess.

Story Stones
(8-12 years)
Saturday, January 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
Storytelling with a twist. Join us as we learn to tell tales using only pictures and our imaginations. You will create your own story stones to use at home.

Volun-Tweens
(10-12 years)
Thursday, February 9 • 6:30-7:15pm
Volunteer your time to make Valentine cards and crafts for those in a local nursing home.