Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

August Programs
Registration for August begins on Monday, July 28 at 10:00am and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. (Scroll down for July Programs)
 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Fridays, August 8 & 15•10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, August 30 •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.
 
Wednesday, August 27 •2:00-2:30pm 
(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.
 
Tuesday, September 9 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Birth-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Learn how to monitor your child’s development and take the necessary steps if there are concerns.  This workshop is presented by field experts in the areas of Speech, Behavior, Occupational and Physical Therapy from New York Therapy, Placement Services, Inc.
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 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.
 
Tuesdays, August 19 & 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 5 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you love going to the beach?  We do, too!  Join us as we make a colorful beach ball to remind us of the fun we’ve had this summer down by the water.  And, of course, we’ll read stories all about the surf and sand.  Catch the wave!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you ever want to bring a sandcastle home?  At the Library, we’ll show you how!  Join us for beach stories and sunny songs while we create a sandcastle picture out of sandpaper.  
 
Monday, 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. 
 
Thursday, August 7 • 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 play date - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
Fridays, August 22 & 29 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Friday, August 8 • 10:00-10:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 10:00-10:45am (Rain Date)
Friday, August 8 • 11:00-11:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 11:00-11:45am (Rain Date)
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you like bubbles?  Do you like painting?  Use colored bubbles to create a unique work of art that pops!  Dress to make a mess! Please note: this program will take place on the lawn of the Library.
 
Thursday, August 14 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Cool down on a hot summer day and make your own snow.  Brrr!  Dress to make a mess!
 
Tuesday, August 19 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 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 would like. Siblings are welcome. No Registration Required.
 
Fridays, August 1, 8 & 15 • 2:00-2:45pm (Weather permitting)
(3-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the sand in your toes and the wind in your hair during this storytime at the beach.  We will also enjoy a frozen treat! This program will meet at Otto Schubert’s Pavilion at Long Beach, Smithtown.  
 
Thursday, August 7 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(4-5 years)
What would summer be without fireflies?  We love their twinkling lights that make the summer nights oh so special!  We’ll make a firefly decorated jar with fireflies made out of your very own fingerprints!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 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.
 
Wednesdays, August 6, 13 & 20 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2014)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.
 
Thursday, August 7 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Let the sunshine into your belly with deliciously decorated sunshine cupcakes!  Sunny stories too!
 
Saturday, August 9 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Calling all mermaids and pirates!  Enjoy this summer celebration as we read stories about Coney Island.  Come to the library dressed up as a mermaid or pirate if you like! 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Monday, August 11 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades K-2)
Dress in your fanciest pink outfit and come to the library to celebrate everything pink! Pink stories, a pink craft and even pink lemonade and cookies!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child (entering grades K-2) is paired with a teen (entering grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! 
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Listen to Susin Fernlund-Nielsen’s book The Magic Beads and create your own magic bead key chain to attach to your backpack for school this year.
 
Saturday, August 30 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Come to the library and listen to the story See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth and make a seal craft.
 
Monday, August 4 • 3:00-4:00pm 
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:00-4:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 1-5)
Llamas, a member of the camelid family, offer a unique glimpse into South American culture and the animal world.  Learn more about this gentle, intelligent and extremely useful animal, like what jobs they have and what you call a baby llama.  Includes a visit with two llamas, so bring your cameras!
 
Tuesdays, July 29, August 5 & 12 • 5:30-6:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Designed exclusively for kids in grades 3-5, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cubia and more.  Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.
 
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
In these two sessions, kids will participate in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities geared towards understanding and experimenting with electricity.  These same classes were offered in July.
 
Wednesday, August 6 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Artist Edvard Munch expressed his feelings, even his scary ones in paintings like ‘The Scream’.  Come and create a unique print of a feeling face that shows a dramatic facial expression that you have imagined.  Come dressed to make a mess, as paint will be used.
 
Friday, August 8 • 2:30-3:00pm 
Monday, August 11 • 2:30-3:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 3-5)
Come with your ideas and create a colorful sidewalk drawing outside at the library.  Colored chalk will be provided and the pavement below will be your canvas!
 
Tuesday, August 12 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Welcome to Cupcake Wars, where we supply the cupcakes and yummy ingredients and you supply the creativity!
 
Wednesday, August 13 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co., Inc. as we explore the fascinating world of insects.  Learn different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists.  There will be live insects such as a tarantula and Madagascar roaches to be held and studied.  
 
Monday, August 18 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Celebrate International Paper Airplane Day (August 17th) by seeing who can create the most aerodynamic plane of them all!  Join your peers in a friendly contest.
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  If you would like to donate any gently used LEGO® bricks for our club, we would greatly appreciate it!
 
Buoyant Boats
Wednesday, August 27 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades 3-5)
What floats your boat?  Buoyancy, that’s what!  Learn about the science that keeps things afloat, and make your own floating boat.
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 7:00-8:30pm (Despicable Me 2)
Saturday, August 30 • 3:00-4:30pm (LEGO® Movie) 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Relax in our air conditioned community room for a fun family movie.
 
Monday, August 11 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own special sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddy to the library, create a night light craft just for them, sign a special “permission slip” – and give them a kiss goodnight!  Your favorite stuffed animal will spend the night in the library and have a wonderful adventure.  Join us the next morning on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00am to pick your buddy up and see pictures of their fun-filled night!
 
Thursday, August 14 • 2:30-3:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for this fun-filled performance with magic that engages children with games and audience participation, all to reinforce the importance of reading and bringing books to life.  Followed by a “Meet and Greet” and a photo with Ronald after the show which will be posted on the LIMcDonalds.com website photo gallery upon parental permission.
 
Saturdays, August 23 & 30 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday?  Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No Registration Required.  
 
Wednesday, August 6 • 3:00-4:00pm 
(Professionals, Parents, and College Students)
Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center presents a workshop based on the Enough Abuse Suffolk Campaign.  The mission is to create community networks that are fully committed to the primary prevention of sexual abuse of children, and assist those networks in preventing abuse before it starts; address root causes of abuse, and to prevent children from developing sexually abusive behaviors in the future.  The trainings offered through Enough Abuse Suffolk will help community members understand the various dynamics of child sexual abuse, be able to identify possible warning signs of abuse, and know how to intervene in order to prevent abuse before it begins.
 
 
 
 
July Programs
Registration for July programs begins on Monday, June 23 at 10:00am and is required for all programs unless indicated.
Scroll down for June programs)
 
Mondays, July 7 & July 14 •10:00-10:30am 
Saturdays, July 19 & 26 •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.
 
Wednesday, July 23 •2:00-2:30pm
(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.
 
Tuesdays, July 22 & 29 • 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.
 
Mondays, July 21 & 28 • 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. 
 
Saturday, July 12 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you ever make a car out of a cardboard box?  Now’s your chance!  Before you bring it home, stay and watch a short movie behind the wheel of your new automobile!
 
Wednesday, July 2 • 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 play date - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
Thursday, July 3 •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. 
 
Thursdays, July 24 & 31 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Monday, June 30 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
The 4th of July is just around the corner!  Let’s celebrate by making our very own firework paintings and learning all about this national holiday.  All we need are some pipe cleaners, some glitter, and lots of paint!  Don’t forget; dress to make a mess, just in case.
 
Tuesday, July 8 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Wednesday, July 9 • 3:00-3:45pm (Rain Date)
Tuesday, July 8 • 4:00-4:45pm 
Wednesday, July 9 • 4:00-4:45pm (Rain Date)
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Camp out at The Library!  Enjoy storytime in a tent on the lawn.
 
Thursdays, July 10 & 17 • 10:00-10:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Does your little one like to dance and move around?  Come to the Library for this fun movement circle time program where we dance and learn through listening and movement and using fun props.
 
Saturday, July 19 • 11:00-11:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a reading of the classic Guess How Much I Love You story, followed by an adorable Nutbrown Hare craft.
 
Tuesday, July 15 • 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 would like. Siblings are welcome. No Registration Required.
 
Fridays, July 11, 18 & 25 • 2:00-2:45pm (Weather Permitting)
(3-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the sand in your toes and the wind in your hair during this storytime at the beach.  We will also enjoy a frozen treat! This program will meet at Otto Schubert’s Pavilion at Long Beach, Smithtown.  
 
Tuesdays, July 22 & 29 • 3:00-3:30pm 
(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.  
 
Wednesday, July 30 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(6-9 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in your pajamas for a blast doing math!  Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, the developer of BEDTIME MATH, has developed kid-appealing games to teach basic math, like Monster Dominoes and Twisted Tangrams that we can’t wait to share with you!  Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to make nightly math as common and beloved as the bedtime story.  You + Us = FUN!
 
Mondays, July 7, 14, & 21 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2014)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.
 
Wednesday, July 2 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades K-2)
Create a spinning toy that creates a hushed buzzing sound as it uses the push and pull of the rhythmic tension to spin.  Stories to boot!
 
Wednesday, July 9 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Saturday, July 12 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Join us as we share a story and listen to music while we make a patriotic craft.
 
Thursday, July 17 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades K-2)
Create a unique pattern and “tattoo” it onto a banana.  Let the science of oxidation do the rest!
 
Thursdays, July 24 & 31 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child entering grades K-2 is paired with a teen that is entering grades 6-12, for a rewarding reading experience! Older children receive community service credit for participation.
 
Friday, July 25 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades K-2)
What’s more fun than finger painting with paint and sand?  You’ll create this sandy masterpiece while we listen to stories all about the surf, sea, and sand.  Don’t forget; dress to make a mess, just in case. 
 
Friday, August 1 • 11:00-11:45am 
Saturday, August 2 • 11:00-11:45am (Rain Date)
(Grades K-2)
Join us out on the lawn for a story and a sunflower craft.
 
Wednesday, July 9 • 11:00-11:45am 
(Grades K-3 with parent/caregiver)
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will teach the dangers of sun exposure to young children and their caregivers; presenting a fun approach towards being safe all year round.  Each child will receive an activity booklet, UV bracelet, bucket hat and sunglasses.
 
Wednesday, July 30 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades K-5)
Solve riddles around a campfire and create a fire starter to take home and aide in your own camping adventures.
 
Tuesday, July 1 • 4:00-4:45pm 
Saturday, July 5 • 3:00-3:45pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 3-5)
You will get to make your own bubbles and learn the science behind bubbles during this program.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesdays, July 8, 15 & 22 • 5:30-6:15pm 
Tuesdays, July 29, August 5 & 12 • 5:30-6:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Designed exclusively for kids in grades 3-5, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cubia and more.  Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.
 
Thursday, July 10 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Wednesdays, July 16 & 23 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
In these two sessions, kids will participate in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities geared towards understanding and experimenting with electricity.  These same classes will be offered in August.
 
Tuesday, July 22 • 7:00-7:45pm
(Grades 3-5)
Does chocolate really melt in your mouth?  What happens to Skittles in hot water?  Do marshmallows sink or float in warm water?  These are just some of the fun experiments we will be doing.  Come to the Library and have fun learning about science!
 
Double Take
Thursday, July 24 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
You will second guess your senses and the notion that you have to see it to believe it.  Explore the world of optical illusions and create your own to fool family and friends.
 
Monday, July 28 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
60 seconds will be on the clock and fun competitions using household items await you. Are you ready take the challenge?  
 
Family Movies
Monday, July 7 • 7:00-8:30pm (Turbo) 
Monday, July 28 • 7:00-8:30pm (Kung Fu Panda)
Saturday, August 2 • 3:00-4:30pm (Frozen)
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Relax in our air conditioned community room for a fun family movie.
 
Drop-In Family Bingo
Wednesday, July 16 • 11:00-11:45am 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun game of traditional bingo! No Registration Required.
 
Monday, July 21 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things in this family style program. No Registration Required.
 
Saturday, July 26 • 3:00-4:00pm 
Wednesday, August 6 • 3:00-4:00pm 
(Professionals, Parents, and College Students)
Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center presents a workshop based on the Enough Abuse Suffolk Campaign.  The mission is to create community networks that are fully committed to the primary prevention of sexual abuse of children, and assist those networks in preventing abuse before it starts; address root causes of abuse, and to prevent children from developing sexually abusive behaviors in the future.  The trainings offered through Enough Abuse Suffolk will help community members understand the various dynamics of child sexual abuse, be able to identify possible warning signs of abuse, and know how to intervene in order to prevent abuse before it begins.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Online, phone, or in person registration begins at 10:00 am on Monday, March 25.  Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated.