Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

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.
 
 

July Registration began on June 27.
Please click on program titles to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, July 9 •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
Tuesdays, July 5 & 12 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, July 23 & 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.

Drop-in Nursery Rhyme Time
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.

Wonderful Ones
Monday, July18 •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, July 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
(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
Thursday, July 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 playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

Art Starts
Thursday, July 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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, July 29 • 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, July 8 •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.

Move it to the Music
Monday, July 11 • 7:00-7:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Let’s move and groove to the music in this high energy class.

Bubble Bonanza
Tuesday, July 12 •11:00-11:45am
Wednesday, July 13 •11:00-11:45am (Rain Date)
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Bubble stories, bubble painting and some good old fashioned bubble blowing; who could ask for anything more?

Sensory Storytime
Friday, July 15 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning by exploring our sensory boxes and participating in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable. Dress to make a mess.

Pink Party
Saturday, July 16 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
What’s a penguin to think when he turns pink? Come to the library and join us for a special storytime and craft about a penguin that wakes up pink. Don’t forget to wear something pink.

Maisy & Friends Storytime
Wednesday, July 20 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library for this special storytime featuring everybody’s favorite mouse and then make a Maisy craft to take home.

Stretch it Out Storytime
Tuesday, July 26 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a storytime where we will also move and stretch while practicing some “yogalike” poses.

Pajama Storytime
Monday, July 25 • 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, July 19 • 11:00-11:45am
(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.

Monster Party
Monday, July 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
Come to the library for a monstrously good time filled with not-so-scary monster stories and a fun craft!

Little Book Buddies
Thursdays, July 14 & 21 • 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.

Sailor Boot Camp
Thursday, July 7 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Get ready, get set, sail! Are you fit enough for life at sea? Learn about life aboard a whaleship and touch artifacts from the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum’s collection. Try your hand at an array of onboard activities such as knot tying, “harpoon” throwing, and building your own wooden sailboat to take home.

Candy Cane Science
Monday, July 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
It will feel like winter in July, when we use candy canes for sensory play and a dissolving experiment.

All-Star Sports
Tuesday, July 19 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
You can be an all-star too in this exciting program where we will have fun competing with each other and everyone leaves a winner.

Campfire Tales
Thursday, July 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(5-7 years)
Gather around our cozy indoor “campfire” for some slightly spooky stories and create your own campfire crown to wear home.

LEGO® League
Saturday, July 16 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, July 28 • 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!

Go Wild About Llamas
Tuesday, July 26 • 11:00-11:45am
Wednesday, July 27 • 11:00-11:45am Rain Date
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Llamas, a member of the camelid family, offer a unique glimpse into South American culture and the animal world. Learn more about these gentle, intelligent and extremely useful animals, what jobs they have and what you call a baby llama. Includes a visit with two llamas, so bring your cameras!

Art Olympics
Tuesday, July 5 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Beat the heat and join us for a competition of the artistic kind! We’ll be enjoying some creative games and a light snack.

Junior MakerSpace
Friday, July 8 • 10:00-10:45am
(8-12 years)
Tinker in this one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Water Color Salt Painting
Saturday, July 9 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Use glue, salt and watercolors to create your masterpiece.

Mysterious Water: Magical Sand
Monday, July 11 • 4:30-5:30pm
(8-12 years)
Sand and Water are major parts of the soil around us. Explore some of the properties of water and sand and then experiment with ‘Magical Sand’. Contains lots of watery and sandy surprises! Take home your own ‘Magical Sand’.

Pony Club
Tuesday, July 12 • 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.

ArtSpace
Wednesday, July 13 • 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.

Learning to Code using Minecraft
Friday, July 15 • 11:00-12:00pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to learn coding basics using Minecraft themed modules as we begin to learn how technology works and how to create software applications.

Learning to Code using Frozen
Friday, July 15 • 3:00-4:00pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the LearnLab to learn coding basics using Frozen themed modules as we begin to learn how technology works and how to create software applications.

Future Scientists: Learn what it takes to become an Entomologist
Wednesday, July 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co. Inc. to 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.

Art at Your Feet
Friday, July 22 • 11:00-11:30am
Monday, July 25 • 11-11:30am (Rain Date)
(8-12 years)
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!

Zumba Kids
Saturday, July 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
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, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cubia and more. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.

Drop-in Family Coloring Time
Wednesday, July 6 • 2:30-3:15pm
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.