Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

Registration for September begins on August 29.
Please click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, September 10 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Nursery Rhyme Time
Thursdays, September 8 & 15 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, September 24 & October 1 •10:00-10:30am
(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, September 12 •10:00-10:45am
(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, September 29 • 10:00-10:45am
(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.

Library Playdate
Tuesday, September 6 •10:00-10:45am
(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.

Art Starts
Wednesday, September 7 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
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.

Terrific Threes
Friday, September 16 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Tales for Tots
Friday, September 9 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society! Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

Attention All Dinosaur Lovers
Wednesday, September 14 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for some dino tales and a “dino” mite craft.

All About Apples
Monday, September 19 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
It’s apple picking season. Let’s read some stories about this favorite pastime. Afterwards, we will make a colorful apple craft.

Preschool Back to School Storycraft
Thursday, September 22 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for back to school stories with a fun craft to put in your lunchboxes.

Rise and Shine Storytime
Friday, September 23 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and make your own llama craft. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal along with a blanket and cozy slippers or socks.

Music for Little Folks
Monday, September 26 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Shake, rattle and roll with this movement program that has you playing instruments right along with the music and movin’ those feet.

Pizza, Pizza
Saturday, September 10 • 11:00-11:45am
(4-5 years)
Yes, September 5th is National Pizza Day. Come to the library for a storytime and create a fun pizza craft.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesday, September 13 • 11:00-11:30am
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination. This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

Pokemon BinGO
Wednesday, September 7 • 4:30-5:15pm
Saturday, October 1 • 11:00-11:45am
(5-7 years)
Can’t get enough of Pokemon GO? Join us for an exciting game of BinGO, Pokemon style.

LEGO® League
Saturday, September 24 • 3:00-3:45pm
Wednesday, September 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

ArtSpace
Thursday, September 8 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity through experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

3D Printing 101
Tuesday, September 13 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Lean the basics of Tinkercad and 3D print something using your new skills.

Soda Pop Art Fun
Wednesday, September 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Create your own Pop-Art masterpiece using bright colors to surround a cool soda bottle shape that you will design in your own unique style.

Introduction to Riding and Horsemanship
Thursday, September 15 • 5:00-6:15pm
(8-12 years)
Children will get a ½ hour riding lesson followed by a hands-on instructional horsemanship session. The group riding lesson will be an introduction to riding given by a qualified instructor. All equipment, including helmets, will be provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. Registration is in-person only by September 10th. Fee is $25.00 per child, payable directly to Parkview Riding Center Inc. on the day of the program (as this is not a Library program). 12 person limit.

The Pillowcase Project
Tuesday, September 27 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, and led by American Red Cross volunteers is a preparedness education program which teaches children about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Upon completion, all registrants will receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit.

Tween Tech-Lab
Thursday, September 22 • 4:30-5:15pm
(10-12 years)
Join us in our new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. No food or drink permitted in the lab.

Creation Station
Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 10:00-4:00pm
(For families with 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.

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Thursday, September 29 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our brand new Learn Lab to learn all about the online resources we offer including Brainfuse, a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders which allows you to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, and social studies. Please note that your library card will be necessary in order to create a Brainfuse account.

 
August Program Registration begins on July 25
Please click on a program’s title to register.
 
Saturday, August 6 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth - 12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Wednesday, August 3 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, August 20 & 27 •10:00-10:30am 
(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.
 
Tuesday, August 9 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(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.  No registration required.
 
Friday, August 19 •10:00-10:45am 
(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Bounce and Boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling.  
 
Tuesday, August 16 •10:00-10:45am 
(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.
 
Friday, August 26 • 10:00-10:45am 
(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.
 
Tuesday, August 2 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Even the little ones can be an “Olympian” and celebrate the summer games.  We will have simple challenges based on classic Mother Goose rhymes.
 
Thursday, August 4 •10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
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.
 
Friday, August 5 •10:00-10:45am 
(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. 
 
Friday, August 19 •11:00-11:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
 
Monday, August 22 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Saturday, August 6 •11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library dressed up as your favorite prehistoric dinosaur and listen to some dinosaur tales.  We will be making a dinosaur mask to wear home.
 
Monday, August 8 •10:00-10:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
A FUN class filled with age-appropriate football drills.  Come run the agility ladder, throw a pass through a hoop and knock down some buckets and cones plus much more.  Your child will love this class!
 
Friday, August 12 •11:00-11:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society!  Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.  
 
Saturday, August 20 •11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to some stories about birds and make a cuckoo clock craft to bring home.
 
Tuesday, August 16 • 7:00-7:30pm 
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
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.  
 
Thursdays, August 18 & 25 • 10:30-11:00am 
(4-7 years)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.
 
Mondays, August 15 & 22 • 10:00-10:45am 
(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.
 
Tuesday, August 2 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Join us for a fun filled storytime and create a sea inspired craft.
 
Tuesday, August 16 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Wednesday, August 31 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders!  Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
Monday, August 8 •11:00-12:00pm 
(6-12 years)
Teams have 60 seconds as they race to complete a series of WACKY challenges.  One player stands in a hula hoop holding a bucket on his or her head.  The other player stands five feet away and has to bounce ping pong balls into the bucket.  The player in the hula hoop can’t leave the hoop but can bend down to try to catch the balls.  Don’t spill your bucket!  Come join us for a variety of crazy games and FUN!
 
Tuesday, August 9 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(7-10 years)
Bring your favorite Shopkins® character to the library for a program celebrating these tiny toys with BIG personalities.  We’ll be creating some fun crafts and watching the newest Shopkins® film. 
 
Saturday, August 6 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Saturday, August 20 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Saturday, August 27 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Designed exclusively for kids ages 8-12, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.
 
Monday, August 1 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Draw and then color some beautiful large flowers using American painter Georgia O’Keefe’s natural style as your inspiration.
 
Tuesday, August 2 • 11:00-11:45am 
(8-12 years)
Do you love the beach?  Then, join us for some seaside tales.  Afterwards, create a yummy beach themed cupcake to enjoy.
 
Wednesday, August 10 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Celebrate summer with fun jewelry to wear, or give as a gift!  Design your own butterfly and daisy bracelet using pastel colored beads and summery shapes.  
 
Wednesday, August 17 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity through experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.
 
Thursday, August 18 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Calling all barn rats!  Come in from the stable to swap horse stories, learn unique equine facts and make a cool equestrian craft.
 
Tuesday, August 23 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Wednesday, August 24 • 2:30-3:15pm (Rain date)
(8-12 years)
We are taking our supplies and heading outside to experience a plein air painting excursion.  Please be sure to apply sunscreen!  
 
Wednesday, August 24 • 11:00-12:00pm 
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to learn coding basics using Minecraft themed modules as we start learning how technology works and how to create software applications.
 
Wednesday, August 24 • 3:00-4:00pm 
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to learn coding basics using Frozen themed modules as we start learning how technology works and how to create software applications.
 
Thursday, August 4 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy coloring fun for the whole family with an array of coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils. This is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. No registration required.
 
Thursday, August 11 • 2:30-2:45pm 
Thursday, August 11 • 2:45-3:00pm 
Thursday, August 11 • 3:00-3:15pm 
Thursday, August 11 • 3:15-3:30pm 
Thursday, August 11 • 3:30-3:45pm 
Thursday, August 11 • 3:45-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Visit Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice and Princess Lolly at The Smithtown Library as you play our life size version of Candy Land.  YOU become the playing piece in this classic children’s game, and you collect candy as you travel Gumdrop Pass to Lollipop Woods, Peanut Brittle House, and Candy Castle.  Don’t forget your camera! 
 
Saturdays, August 20 & 27 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with 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.
 
Thursday, August 25 • 11:00-11:30am 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us at The Smithtown Library for a friendly Meet & Greet with Farm Animals from the Smithtown Historical Society.  Farm Manager Helena will introduce you to chickens and sheep.  Enjoy a beautiful day with some furry friends.