Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

 

Registration begins on June 26
Please click on a program’s title to register.


Twinkle Toes
Saturday, July 8 •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
Wednesday, July 19 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 29 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, August 5 •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
Monday, July 31 • 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.

Babies Boogie
Tuesday, July 11 • 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, July 17 •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
Monday, July 10 •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
Thursday, July 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, July 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.

Toddlers Tango
Tuesday, July 11 • 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
Friday, July 21 • 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 14 •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.

Three Little Pigs Storycraft
Wednesday, July 19 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a storytime featuring the classic story of The Three Little Pigs and create your own versions of houses made from straw, sticks and “bricks”.

Sunflower Flyers
Friday, July 28 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a story and a pinwheel craft.

Snappy Crocodile Tales
Saturday, July 29 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzol and make your own life size crocodile craft.

Instrument Petting Zoo
Friday, August 4 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
In this interactive presentation, children will get the chance to listen and play real instruments from the orchestra! Professional musicians from Stony Brook University Department of Music will demonstrate various instruments and discuss how each sound is made and how they are different from each other. Children will have a chance to touch and play the instruments themselves! Bow a violin, slide a trombone, blow through a recorder and even wave your arms to make sounds on a Theremin! Children are free to ask questions and everyone leaves with a musical gift. Funding provided by Staller Center’s Endowment for the Arts.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 12 • 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, July 20 • 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.

Little Book Buddies
Thursdays, July 20 & 27 • 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.

STEM Fun – Turn Milk into Plastic
Monday, July 3 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Using only two ingredients you will make your own piece of plastic. Dress to make a mess.

Pajama Ice Cream for Breakfast
Saturday, July 22 • 10:00-10:45am
(5-7 years)
Who doesn’t want to celebrate this national holiday by eating ice cream in your pajamas? We will play ice cream bingo and games as we are enjoying our cold “breakfast”.

Mommy and Me Spa Party
Saturday, July 22 • 2:30-3:00pm
(5-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library for a day of relaxation and pampering and listen to music while we do our nails.

Beach Storytime
Monday, July 31 • 10:00-10:45am
(5-7 years)
Join us for some fun under the sun as we listen to beach stories and make an edible craft.

Little Art Buddies
Monday, July 24 • 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, July 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
Monday, July 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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!

Battle of the Branches
Thursdays, July 6 & 13 • 2:30-3:15pm (battle prep days)
(Children entering grades 4-5 in September 2017)
Get ready for a reading rumble! You will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman on your own, and then competing in a trivia game based on these books. Have fun competing against our friends from our four library buildings at a battle that will take place on Thursday, July 27 from 4:30-5:30pm. Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer for your building’s team. Registration is in person only, beginning on June 1 at your local Library Building’s Children’s Department. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please also note: You should be available to attend the 2 battle prep days at your library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.

Tween Game Afternoon
Wednesday, July 5 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Have a free afternoon? Don’t know how to fill it? Come down to the library and enjoy an afternoon of games!

Get STEM-a-fied
Saturday, July 8 • 11:00-11:45am
(8-12 years)
It’s called S.T.E.M but we call it fun! Do you like to be challenged by science, technology, engineering and math? Then this is the program for you. Through games and activities, utilize the principles of S.T.E.M as you move from station to station. Learn about building, gravity, magnetism and so much more. What are you waiting for? Register to join us!

Index Card Engineering Challenge
Wednesday, July 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
We will be splitting up into teams to see who can build the strongest structure using basic office supplies. Light snacks will be served. Are you up for the challenge?

Popping Pictures
Monday, July 17 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Ever wondered how those glasses make the pictures pop out? Discover the science behind 3D glasses. Experiment and discover how two types of glasses work and use that information to design your own popping pictures. You get to keep the glasses!

LEGO® Marble Run Challenge
Tuesday, July 18 • 11:00-11:45am
(8-12 years)
Attention all LEGO® builders! Are you up for a challenge? Work as a team using LEGO®’s and pool noodles to build anamazing marble run. At the end we will test the fruits of our labor.

Summer STEM Fun
Wednesday, July 19 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Come participate in science experiments that sound crazy but will be all about explosions, messes and having fun.

Future Scientists: Learn what it takes to become an Entomologist
Wednesday, July 26 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
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.

Learning to Code using Minecraft
Friday, July 28 • 11:00-12:00pm
Friday, July 28 • 3:00-4:00pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the Learn Lab to learn coding basics using Minecraft themed modules as we start learning how technology works and how to create software applications.

Lighthouse Designer
Thursday, August 3 • 10:00-10:45am
(8-12 years)
Explore the world of lighthouses. See how lighthouses were lit with whale oil, touch a real whale oil lamp, and get to work designing your own lighthouse that really glows.

Drop-in Family Coloring Time
Tuesday, July 11 • 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.

ReesSpecht the Water
Thursday, July 13 • 10:00-10:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun, interactive presentation to help provide awareness of the importance of water safety for both children and caregiver. ReesSpecht the Water campaign aims to reduce the unintentional injury or drowning by teaching children safer behavior in, on or near the water. This is a joint initiative between End Drowning Now, Saf-t-Swim and ReesSpecht Life.

Storytime with Peppa Pig
Tuesday, July 18 • 3:00-3:30pm
Tuesday, August 1 • 11:00-11:30am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come join us for a special storytime with a guest appearance from Peppa Pig. Bring your cameras for photos with this loveable character.

Beauty and the Beast Singalong
Tuesday, July 25 • 4:00-4:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join Children’s Theatre performer Mary Peck for an afternoon of summer songs and show tunes including hits from Beauty and the Beast and more.

Family Movies
Tuesday, August 1 • 2:30-4:30pm
Bambi
Rated PG; runtime 70 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 film on the big screen.

Adopt a Soldier Craft Program
Wednesday, August 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
We will be creating cards and letters thanking our active Service Members and Veterans for their service, which will be disbursed through the America’s Adopt a Soldier program.

Turtle Dance Music: Sensory-friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show
Tuesday, August 8 • 4:00-5:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join Mr. Matt of Turtle Dance Music for this show designed to engage children through songs, comedy, robots, technology, original stories and interactive music technology! Kids will play instruments and dance along through the whole show.

SmithCon Programs
Character Ball
Saturday, July 15 · 10:30-11:30am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
We’ve got character! Join us for a meet and greet with Elsa, Olaf, LEGO® Darth Vader and Iron Man. Get in on the action and dress up as your favorite hero, villain, princess or underdog. Don’t forget your camera.

Kid’s Cosplay Fashion Show
Saturday, July 15 • 12:30-1:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Show off your costume in this cosplay fashion show. Make sure to bring your camera. No registration necessary.

Kids’ Crafting Hour
Saturday, July 15 • 12:00-1:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a variety of geeky crafts that will be sure to show off your creative side. No registration required.

Hour of Code
Saturday, July 15 • 11:00am-12:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come see our one-of-a-kind tech lab and learn how to code with some of your favorite pop-culture characters.

June Registration begins at 10am on Tuesday, May 30.
Please click on a program’s title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, June 10 •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, June 6 •10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, June 13 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, June 24 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 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
Wednesday, June 21 •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, June 16 •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
Wednesday, June 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
Monday, June 5 •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.

Wake-up Pajama Storytime
Saturday, June 17 • 10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Don’t bother getting dressed today. Come down to the Library in your pajamas to start the day with stories and songs.

Terrific Threes
Monday, June 19 • 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, June 9 •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.

Music for Little Folks
Monday, June 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Shake, rattle and roll with this movement program that has you playing instruments right along with the music and movin’ those feet.

Toddler STEM
Monday, June 26 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We will make fairy playdough so dress to make a mess.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, June 21 • 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, June 20 • 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.

LEGO® League
Saturday, June 10 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, June 22 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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!

Battle of the Branches
Thursdays, July 6 & 13 • 2:30-3:15pm (battle prep days)
(Children entering grades 4-5 in September 2017)
Get ready for a reading rumble! You will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman on your own, and then competing in a trivia game based on these books. Have fun competing against our friends from our four library buildings at a battle that will take place on Thursday, July 27 from 4:30-5:30pm. Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer for your building’s team. Registration is in person only, beginning on June 1 at your local Library Building’s Children’s Department. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please also note: You should be available to attend the 2 battle prep days at your library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.
 
Tuesday, June 27 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Design your own jar to be used for yourself or to be given as a gift. Flameless tea lights are included.

Jasper Johns Pop Art
Saturday, July 1 • 11:00-11:45am
(8-12 years)
Learn about Pop artist Jasper Johns and create your own piece of patriotic art just in time for Independence Day.

Creation Station
Saturdays, June 3 & 10 • 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.

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Pinocchio
Wednesday, June 28 • 8:00pm
Thursday, June 29 • 8:00pm (Rain Date)
(For families with children under the age of 12)
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!

Mermaid Parade
Friday, June 30 • 11:00-11:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come dressed as a mermaid or pirate and parade around the library after reading The Mermaid’s Shoes by Sanne te Loo. We will make a craft to take home.

ReesSpecht the Water
Thursday, July 13 • 10:00-10:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun, interactive presentation to help provide awareness of the importance of water safety for both children and caregiver. ReesSpecht the Water campaign aims to reduce unintentional injury or drowning by teaching children safer behavior in, on or near the water. This is a joint initiative between End Drowning Now, Saf-t-Swim and ReesSpecht Life.

Storytime with Peppa Pig
Tuesday, July 18 • 3:00-3:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come join us for a special storytime with a guest appearance from Peppa Pig. Bring your cameras for photos with this loveable character.

Beauty and the Beast Singalong
Tuesday, July 25 • 4:00-4:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join Children’s Theatre performer Mary Peck for an afternoon of summer songs and show tunes including hits from Beauty and the Beast and more.

SmithCon Programs

Character Ball
Saturday, July 15 • 10:30-11:30am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
We’ve got character! Join us for a meet and greet with Elsa, Olaf, LEGO® Darth Vader and Iron Man. Get in on the action and dress up as your favorite hero, villain, princess or underdog. Don’t forget your camera.

Kids' Cosplay Fashion Show
Saturday, July 15 • 12:30-1:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Show off your costume in this cosplay fashion show. Make sure to bring your camera. No registration necessary.

Kids’ Crafting Hour
Saturday, July 15 • 12:00-1:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a variety of geeky crafts that will be sure to show off your creative side. No registration required.

Hour of Code
Saturday, July 15 • 11:00am-12:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come see our one-of-a-kind tech lab and learn how to code with some of your favorite pop-culture characters. Registration begins on June 26.