Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

 

March Registration begins at 10am on Monday, February 27.
Please click on a program’s title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, March 18 •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
Tuesday, March 7 •10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, March 14 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, March 25 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, April 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
Tuesday, March 28 •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
Friday, March 17 •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.

Art Starts
Wednesday, March 8 •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.

Library Playdate
Thursday, March 9 •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.

Construction Time
Monday, March 20 • 10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you love cranes, backhoes and dump trucks? If so, come to the library to listen to some construction stories and do a fun craft.

Two-Ingredient Coconut Playdough
Saturday, March 25 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Bring a little of the tropics home for the winter in the form of play dough. Dress to make a mess.

Terrific Threes
Monday, March 13 • 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, March 10 •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.

Puffy Paint Shamrock
Monday, March 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Everyone is Irish for this program, be sure to dress to make a mess!

Everything Trucks
Tuesday, March 21 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you love trucks? Then, this is the program for you. We will read truck stories, create a truck craft and watch a truck cartoon.

Rio Storytime
Friday, March 24 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to some stories about macaws and make a blue macaw like the one featured in the movie Rio 2. Dress up in your favorite bird costume or wear a feather-filled carnival mask.

Under the Big Top
Wednesday, March 29 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Bring on the clowns and acrobats. We’ll be reading some great stories about the circus and making a neat clown craft.

Penguin Storytime
Friday, March 31 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Are penguins your favorite animal? Enjoy a storytime all about them while creating a fun craft.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, March 14 • 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.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Thursday, March 23 • 2:30-3:00pm
(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.

Wild West Storytime
Monday, March 27 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
Join us for stories, songs and activities that celebrate the Wild West!

Frozen Banana Penguin Food Fun
Tuesday, March 7 • 4:30-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Listen to fun penguin stories and then make your own edible penguin treat.

Welcome Spring
Wednesday, March 15 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Join us for a storytime celebrating spring with stories, rhymes and a fun craft.

The Chocolate Touch Book Chat
Friday, March 24 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Enjoy meeting others that have read the book The Chocolate Touch in this discussion. Spend some time talking about your favorite parts of the book!

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Tuesday, March 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Come dressed in your best clothes for “tea” and cookies. Enjoy some Fancy Nancy extraordinaire stories and then let’s parade through the Library to show off your finery.

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies
Wednesday, April 5 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Get ready to “HOP” into spring with Judy Wilson. Listen to a bunny tale and see some adorable baby bunnies!

Little Art Buddies
Monday, March 27 • 4:45-5:30pm
(5-9 years)
Enjoy an afternoon paired with a teen to create and explore different art techniques. Dress to make a mess.

LEGO® League
Saturday, March 18 • 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!

Popsicle Art
Wednesday, March 22 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-11 years)
Take simple Popsicle sticks, color and design them with markers and then arrange and glue to create an abstract artwork.

ArtSpace
Thursday, March 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity by experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

Racing Balloon Rockets
Tuesday, March 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Let’s race balloons towards the rainbow pot of gold in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s all in the name of science.

Meet Dash
Tuesday, March 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
Saturday, March 25 • 3:30-4:15pm
Wednesday, March 29 • 4:30-5:15pm
Saturday, April 1 • 3:30-4:15pm
(8-12 years)
Sharpen your STEM skills as you plan, code and guide Dash the robot through different courses and challenges. This is a self-guided individualized appointment with Dash the robot intended for children ages 8-12 years with parent/caregiver.

Tween Tech Lab
Thursday, March 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(10-12 years)
Join us in our computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. No food or drink permitted in the lab. Be sure to bring a flash drive to save your work.

Creation Station
Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 10:00-3:00pm
(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.

Raising Your Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food
Wednesday, April 5 • 10:00 – 11:00am
(Adult)
Join us for a refreshingly honest take on what we really should be focusing on when it comes to food and our kids. Gemma Saylor, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach at the Holistic Center for Soulful Living, serves up healthy portions of advice and humor in her talk. She will inspire you to make real changes in how you think, talk about and enjoy food with your children. Then she will arm you with fabulous strategies to add healthy foods to your daily routine. This workshop is intended for parents of children under the age of 12 and there will be an open playtime in the accompanying community room.

Registration for February programs begins on January 30.
Click on a program’s title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, February 11 •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
Monday, February 6 •10:00-10:30am
Monday, February 13 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, February 25 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, March 4 •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, February 27 •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
Wednesday, February 15 •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.

Art Starts
Tuesday, February 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.

Library Playdate
Wednesday, February 8 •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.

Terrific Threes
Friday, February 17 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Tales for Tots CANCELLED
Friday, February 10 •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.

Q-Tip Painting Snow Globe
Tuesday, February 14 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Use Q-Tips for your paintbrush and paint a winter wonderland that looks like a snow globe.

Saddle Up for Horse Storytime
Wednesday, February 22 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Giddy up down to the library for a fun storytime and craft program featuring horses, of course.

Proud Peacocks
Friday, February 24 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to some stories about peacocks and create a colorful peacock feather plate. Dress up in your favorite feathered hats and jewels and strut your stuff like a peacock.

Sensory Storytime
Friday, March 3 • 11:00-11:45am
(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.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, February 28 • 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.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesday, February 21 • 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.

Mittens, Mittens, Mittens
Tuesday, February 7 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Listen to some great stories all about winter and make a unique mitten craft to keep you warm.

Cocoa and Cookies Storytime
Tuesday, February 14 • 4:30-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Come in out of the cold and get cozy with good books while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.

Snow Day Fun
Saturday, February 25 • 11:00-11:45am
(5-7 years)
Come in from the cold for some storytime snow fun. Create your own magnetic snow plow to take home.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Thursday, March 2 • 4:30-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Listen to Seuss stories and enjoy a light snack.

LEGO® League
Saturday, February 18 • 3:00-3:45pm
Wednesday, February 22 • 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!

Shopkins Fun
Thursday, February 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.

Fabulous February Foam Sculpture
Thursday, February 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-11 years)
Come and be inspired by Constructionist sculptor Karel Biederman and create a small relief sculpture using foam shapes.

Movie STEM
Tuesday, February 7 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
We will do a few STEM activities inspired from various movies.

Learning to Code using Frozen
Tuesday, February 21 • 3:00-4:00pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to utilize coding basics using Frozen themed modules as we start learning how technology works to create software applications.

Learning to Code using Minecraft
Friday, February 24 • 3:00-4:00pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to utilize coding basics using Minecraft themed modules as we start learning how technology works to create software applications.

Tween Paint Nite
Wednesday, March 8 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Join us for a special program with a perfect mix of creativity and social painting. We will be using acrylic paints and real canvases to create a beautiful winter scene. Dress to make a mess.

Tween Tech Lab
Tuesday, February 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
(10-12 years)
Join us in our computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. No food or drink permitted in the lab. Be sure to bring a flash drive to save your work.

Creation Station
Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 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.

Crazy Craft Day
Saturday, February 18 • 10:00-10:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come and create the craziest crafts you have ever seen. Crafts are available for children under the age of 12. Don’t miss out on this family fun.

Family Movies
Thursday, February 23
Snow Buddies
10:30-12:00pm
Rated G; runtime 88 minutes
Muppets Most Wanted
2:30-4:30pm
Rated PG; runtime 124 minutes
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen.

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Saturday, March 4 • 11:00-11:45am
(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.