Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

May registration begins at 10:00am on Monday, April 27
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Twinkle Toes
Saturday, May 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
Thursdays, May 7 & 14 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, May 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

Wonderful Ones
Mondays, May 11 & 18 • 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
Fridays, May 15 & 22 • 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
Monday, May 4 • 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, May 6 •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.

Sensory Storytime
Tuesday, May 19 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in the program is palpable! Dress to make a mess.

Terrific Threes
Wednesdays, May 20 & 27 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Spring Time Fun
Friday, May 8 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to the story The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear, followed by a lovely strawberry craft.

Mix It Up
Tuesday, May 12 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for storytime and art activities that will encourage creativity and artistic exploration.

Over the Rainbow
Monday, May 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for stories, rhymes, a short movie, and an art activity about rainbows.

Music with Miss Emily
Thursday, May 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and groove to some sweet tunes with Miss Emily and her guitar.

Knuffle Bunny Storytime
Friday, May 29 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to the story Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale and make a craft featuring the adorable character.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Thursdays, May 7 & 14 • 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.

Afternoon Munsch Tales
Monday, May 11 • 4:30-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Enjoy an afternoon with several of Robert Munsch’s most memorable characters. From Bridget learning where not to color to Megan’s pig pen fiasco, there’s sure to be plenty of laughter when there are Munsch Tales all around.

Spring Fling
Thursday, May 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Spring is in the air! It’s time to think about baby animals, birds, flowers and the warm weather. We will enjoy some spring related stories and complete a fun spring craft.

Circle of Friends: A Sensory Experience for Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, May 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-8 years with parent/caregiver)
An enrichment program for children ages 5-8 with developmental delays, those along the autism spectrum and those typically developing with special needs. Partner with your child in a safe, nurturing, environment to lay the foundation for successful future learning. Taught by Lisa Joy Walters, a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher.

LEGO® League
Wednesday, May 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-10 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Smithtown Library’s 2015 Long Island Room Program Series
‘Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Smithtown’
Smithtown at Play-Historic Children’s Games and Toys
Saturday, May 30, 2015 • 10:00 am–12:00 noon (Rain date: Saturday, June 13, 2015)
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Despite the fact that children’s games and toys have changed drastically over the last 350 years, the main purpose has always remained the same— F-U-N! Come and play classic games such as hoop rolling, duck, duck, goose and hopscotch or with a collection of historic toys such as paper dolls, tops and teddy bears. This program will be held outside on the Village Green in front of the Library, weather permitting.

Everything but the Oink
Thursday, May 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
(7-12 years)
Pigs are the most useful animals on the farm. Find out what makes them unique and valuable. Discover why pigs wallow in the mud and learn many other interesting facts and myths about these clever creatures. See some live piglets visiting from The Suffolk County Farm!

Junior MakerSpace
Tuesday, May 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
(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 only limited by your imagination.

Artist Trading Cards
Thursday, May 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they’ve either created themselves or traded with others.

Minute to Win it
Saturday, May 16 • 10:00-10:45am
(8-12 years)
Use common house hold items to complete complicated tasks in less than sixty seconds. Think you have what it takes? Sign up and see!

Patriotic Beads
Monday, May 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Get ready for Memorial Day with a fun and fashionable way to show your American pride! Create your own beaded American flag pins perfect for wearing or handing out during your Memorial Day festivities.

Camera Club
Tuesday, May 26 • 4:30-5:15pm
(9-12 years)
Look through a lens and practice perspective! Take a photo; any photo and email it to Miss Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three days before the program. In the program, we’ll view and discuss some of your photos. We will also learn about a famous photographer and a new photography technique to practice for next month.

Creation Station
Saturdays • 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.

Mother’s Day Drop-In Craft
Wednesday, May 6 • 6:30-8:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Visit the Library and make a lovely card for mom or someone special!
No registration required.

Family Game Day
Friday, May 29 • 5:00-5:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy family time at the Library while playing; our collection includes classics and some new favorites!
No registration required.

Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, May 30 • 2:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
The Muppet Movie – The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition
Celebrate the Nearly 35th Anniversary of the ultimate frogs-to-riches story with the one that started it all. Kermit and Fozzie travel to Hollywood to hit it big as stars. They’re joined on the way by Miss Piggy and numerous other familiar faces.
Rated G; runtime 95 minutes

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, June 30 • 8:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Wednesday, July 1 • 8:00pm (Rain Date)
Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Edition)
Enjoy an evening movie on a giant inflatable movie screen presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum. This beloved family classic will enchant all ages with its blend of animation, live-action, music, humor and warmth. Bring your own chairs or blankets and we will supply the popcorn!
Rated G; runtime 102 minutes

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Saturday, May 9 • 11:00-11:45am
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our brand new LearnLab to learn all about the online resources we offer including Brainfuse, a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders that 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.

April registration began at 10am on Monday, March 30.
Click on a title to register.
 
Saturdays, April 25 & May 2 •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
Tuesday, April 28 • 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
Wednesdays, April 22 & 29 • 11:00-11:45am
(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
Thursdays, April 23 & 30 • 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, April 28 • 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.

Terrific Threes
Fridays, April 17 & 24 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Monday, April 20 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for storytime and art activities that will encourage creativity and artistic exploration.

Doc McStuffins Storytime
Friday, May 1 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
The Doc is in! It’s time for your check-up with Doc McStuffins.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, April 14 & 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.

Tuesday, April 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Every month we will explore different art mediums and techniques to create a fun project. Dress to make a mess.

LEGO® League
Saturday, May 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Tuesday, April 21 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Come make an adorable earth craft that will fit in the palm of your hand! To celebrate the day, we will have a fun snack.

3D from 2D
Wednesday, April 22 • 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.

Mother’s Day Sugar Scrub Gift
Tuesday, May 5 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Make your own sugar scrub from scratch and decorate the container to make a pretty and spa-like gift for your mom!

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

Creation Station
Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 10:00am-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.

Friday, April 24 • 5:00-5:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy family time at the Library while playing; our collection includes classics and some new favorites! No registration required.

Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, April 25 • 2:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
Rated PG; runtime 98 minutes

El Dia de Los Ninos Drop-in Craft
Thursday, April 30 • 6:30-8:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Visit the Library and complete a craft as we celebrate Children’s Book Day! No registration required.

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Thursday, April 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our brand new LearnLab to learn all about the online resources we offer including Brainfuse, a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders that 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.