Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

May registration begins at 10am on April 25.
Please click on a program title to register.


Twinkle Toes
Saturday, May 7 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories.

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Wednesdays, May 4 & 11 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, May 21 & 28 •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
Wednesday, May 25 •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, May 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.

Art Starts
Monday, May 2 •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, May 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.

No-Bake Playdough Fun
Monday, May 23 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Make your own playdough and bring it home. Dress to make a mess.

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

Sensory Storytime
Friday, May 6 • 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.

Pirate Tales
Monday, May 9 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Argh! Storytime and craft devoted to everything pirates.

Pretzel Storytime
Tuesday, May 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to pretzel stories, do a pretzel activity and make edible mini pretzel treats to eat or take home.

Tales for Tots
Friday, May 13 •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. Registration began on April 1.

Creative Shapes Storytime
Friday, May 20 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story Windblown by Edouard Manceau, and make your own creatures using the same shapes featured in the book.

Let’s Roll
Wednesday, May 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We will be reading some fun stories and creating a cool bicycle craft to celebrate National Biking Month.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, May 24 • 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.

Feathered Friends
Wednesday, May 4 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
May 4th is Bird Day. Let’s honor our feathered friends with some high flying tales and a related craft.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesday, May 17 •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.

Here Kitty, Kitty
Wednesday, May 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
Join us for some fur flying fun in this storytime all about kitties. Create your own kitty to bring home.

Marvelous Moms
Monday, May 2 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
First, let’s celebrate Mom with some fabulous stories. Then, make her a gift to show her how much she is loved.

May Flowers
Monday, May 9 • 6:30-7:15pm
(5-7 years)
April showers bring May flowers so come enjoy storytime and make a beautiful bouquet.

A Hopping Storytime
Monday, May 23 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Ribbit, Ribbit! Join us at the library for a special storytime and craft featuring frogs.

LEGO® League
Saturday, May 14 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, May 26 • 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.

Paper Glass
Wednesday, May 25 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-10 years)
Turn coffee filters into pretty paper glasslike bowls in this unique craft program for older children.

DIY Spa Scrub
Tuesday, May 3 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Make either a sugar or salt scrub to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

Introduction to Riding and Horsemanship
Thursday, May 12 • 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 May 7th. 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.

ArtSpace - May
Saturday, May 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Come to the library to learn about the unique art of the Cuna Indians and create your own “mola” painting. Dress to make a mess.

Patriotic Wind-Sock
Saturday, May 21 • 11:00-11:45am
(8-12 years)
Let’s honor the men and women who serve our country this Memorial Day. Make a patriotic wind-sock to display your pride.

ReesSpecht the Water
Monday, May 16 • 7:00-7:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 10)
Join us for a fun, interactive presentation to help provide awareness of the importance of water safety for both children and caregivers. ReesSpecht the Water campaign aims to reduce the unintentional injury or drowning by teaching children safer behavior in, on or near the water.
This program is presented by End Drowning Now with a joint effort by ReesSpecht Life and Saf-T-Swim.

Creation Station
Saturdays in May • 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.

Family Movie Night on the Lawn: The Peanuts Movie
Wednesday, June 29 • 8:00pm
Thursday, June 30 • 8:00pm Rain Date
(General Audience)
Enjoy an evening movie on a giant inflatable movie screen presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum. Bring your own chairs or blankets and we will supply the popcorn. Registration for the Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults will be available on the patio, as well chances to win some fabulous raffle prizes.

 

 April Registration begins on March 28.
Please click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, April 9 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, April 5 & 12 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, April 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.

Babies Boogie
Monday, April 4 •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.

Wonderful Ones
Monday, April 11 •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, April 20 •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.

Toddlers Tango
Monday, April 4 •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.

Library Playdate
Wednesday, April 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
Friday, April 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.

Terrific Threes
Thursday, April 21 • 3:00-3:45pm
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Farm Animal Fun
Monday, April 4 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come on down for some farm animal fun, stories, activities and a craft.

Tales for Tots
Friday, April 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.

Sensory Storytime
Friday, April 15 • 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.

Butterfly Storytime
Saturday, April 16 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy the story of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then learn all about the butterfly life cycle using sweet treats.

Horse Tales
Tuesday, April 26 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special horse-themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society. Afterwards we will meet Mystry, the Historical Society’s recently rescued horse. Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, April 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’d like. Siblings are welcome.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Thursday, April 14 • 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.

My Little Seedling Storytime
Monday, April 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
It’s spring, so let’s celebrate. Learn about seed growth and then plant your very own seed that you can watch grow into a plant at home.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday …
Monday, April 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
Practice your colors and the days of the week with us. You will learn an important lesson about acceptance in this storytime. Everyone gets to make a days of the week colored spinner to use at home.

April Showers
Monday, April 4 • 7:00-7:45pm
(5-7 years)
Come for storytime and then decorate your own umbrella to take home with you.

Earth Day Flowerpots
Monday, April 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Celebrate Earth Day with a beautiful story about a child, a seed, and an emperor in The Empty Pot. Decorate a flowerpot perfect for growing your own seeds!

Recycled Egg Carton Tree
Tuesday, April 19 • 7:00-7:45pm
(5-7 years)
Turn “garbage” into a 3-D tree for some Earth Day art.

LEGO® League
Saturday, April 16 • 3:00-3:45pm
Saturday, April 30 • 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!

Shopkins® Fun
Tuesday, April 5 • 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.

Clean Up an Oil Spill
Tuesday, April 26 • 4:30-5:15pm
(7-12 years)
What happens when oil spills into the ocean? You will try your hand at cleaning your own oil spill in the “ocean”. Dress to make a mess.

Mini Masters
Thursday, April 7 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity through experimenting with different artistic styles and a variety of mediums.

ArtSpace - April
Tuesday, April 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Learn the Zentangle method to create beautiful abstract images that will increase your artistic focus and creativity.

Pony Club
Thursday, April 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
(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.

3D Paper Sculpture
Wednesday, April 27 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Create a cool and colorful three dimensional sculpture from paper. You will be amazed at what you can build using color, shape, and your endless imagination.

Learning to Code using Minecraft
Thursday, April 28 • 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.

Learning to Code using Frozen
Thursday, April 28 • 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.

Tween Tech-Lab
Thursday, April 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
(10-12 years)
Join us in our new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. No food or drink permitted in the lab.

Creation Station
Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 •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.

Mutt-i-grees Pet Parade
Saturday, April 9 • 11:00-12:00ppm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Do you have a pet you want to show off? Bring your pet to the annual Smithtown Library pet parade! In addition to the parade we will have crafts, and opportunities for your pet to show us a favorite trick. All participants will receive a certificate. All types of pets are welcome. For safety purposes, children must be accompanied by an adult and pets must be on a leash or in a cage, wagon or other container. We also ask that you clean up after your pets.

Family Bingo
Tuesday, April 26 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun game of traditional bingo!

Family Coloring Time
Wednesday, April 27 •11:00-11:45am
(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.

Thursday, May 12 • 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 May 7th. 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.