Children's Virtual Programs

The Smithtown Library Story Line
(631) 652-6052
Call our story line each week for new stories read by our children’s librarians. We’ve picked our favorite read alouds in a wide range of genres & age groups, so there’s something for everyone. We’ll have five new stories every Wednesday, so add our number to your phone contacts now, and call whenever you need a great story! No registration required.    
 
 
Take and Make-Weekly Wonder Kits
Nesconset Building
Discover wonder and whimsy when you create. A new craft kit will be available at the Nesconset Building every Monday in July. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-The Flat Stanley Project
Nesconset Building
Travel around the country without leaving home. Create a Flat Stanley version of yourself, which will be mailed to a special location and returned to the Library with a story to tell. Supplies will be available at the Nesconset Building beginning July 6 and must be returned by July 27. In-person or telephone registration required beginning July 6 for children entering grades 1-5.
 
Take and Make-Kindness Bookmarks
Smithtown Building
Brighten someone’s day by decorating some beautiful bookmarks, which will be given out throughout the library! Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning July 7. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. Completed bookmarks must be returned to the Smithtown Building by July 21.
 
Take and Make-DIY Cardboard Laptop
Kings Park Building
Practice screen-free computer and motor skills by constructing your own upcycled laptop. Kits will be available at the Kings Park Building beginning July 16. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-You’ve Got Mail
Smithtown Building
Have you ever wondered how a letter finds its way into your mailbox? Learn more about our mail system and even write your very own letter to a librarian. You might even get a letter back! Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning July 17. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Glow Art
All Buildings
Get the glow up when you create your own masterpiece with an art lesson with Miss Doris from Library Arts. School aged children may pick up their art kit from any building beginning July 19, then follow the instructions included to access the video. In-person or telephone registration required beginning July 12.
  
Take and Make-Pencil Holder
Commack Building
Have fun painting and decorating a wooden pencil holder. This program is designed for children 6-11 years old. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning July 28. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Fly Guy
Commack Building
If you love Fly Guy, then you’ll love making your own Fly Guy. You will also enjoy some Fly Guy activities. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning July 30. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Under the Sea Slime
Saturday, July 10 • 10:00am
Learn how to make your own under the sea slime using just a few ingredients. Kits for the program will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning July 10. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/SmithLibYouTube). After the program, the video will remain available.
 
Safari Storytime
Tuesday, July 13 • 10:00am
Join Miss Jessie for some songs about our favorite safari animals followed by a wild story! No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 20.
 
Animal Puzzles
Wednesday, July 14 • 4:00pm
Join us for a story about farm animals, then pick up your craft kit which includes wooden animal puzzles, paint and a paint brush. This program is designed for children 5-8 years old. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning July 12. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 21.
 
Kiddoodles
Thursday, July 15 • 10:00am
There is oodles to discover when we read some of our favorite picture books for older readers. Kiddoodles kits are designed for children 5-12 years old and will be available at the Nesconset Building beginning July 6. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 22.
 
Calico Cows
Friday, July 16 • 11:00am
Join Miss Virginia as she reads Calico Cows by Arlene Dubanvich. You can then decorate your own adorable calico cow. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning July 13. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 23.
 
Literary Luau
Saturday, July 17 • 10:00am
Seas the day when we read Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis. Visit the Nesconset Building beginning July 6 to pick up a kit containing art projects and activities that celebrate mermaid kisses and starfish wishes. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 24.
 
Who’s in the Forest
Monday, July 19 • 10:00am
Let’s head into the woods and find some forest friends through fun stories and crafts. Craft kits designed for toddlers and preschoolers will be available at the Nesconset Building beginning July 6. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 26.
 
Escape the Zoo Jr.
Tuesday, July 20 • 10:00am
Tuesday, July 20 • 11:00am
Tuesday, July 20 • 12:00pm
Work together as a team to solve puzzles and find your way out of the zoo in this interactive, virtual challenge. This program is designed for children ages 8-12. Registration required beginning July 13. Please register for only one session. This program will be available on Zoom. Login information for Zoom will be sent to the email address associated with your Library card.
 
Hip Squeaks
Thursday, July 22 • 10:00am
Read aloud fun and simple songs for preschoolers. Hip Squeaks kits are designed for children 2-4 years old and will be available at the Nesconset Building beginning July 6. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 29.
 
Fire Breathing Dragons
Friday, July 23 • 3:00pm
Beware of the fire breathing dragons! See how brave you are with a story about these fierce creatures. Stop by the Commack Building beginning July 21 for supplies to create your own dragon. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on July 30.
 
Summer Drums
Monday, July 26 • 11:00am
Let’s celebrate summer with a story and a craft. Join us for a virtual storytime, then pick up your own drum to decorate. This program is designed for children 5-9 years old. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning July 26. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 2.
 
Storytime with Miss Sharon
Tuesday, July 27 • 11:00am
Listen to an exciting read with Miss Sharon geared towards preschoolers. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 3.
 
Brainy Babies
Thursday, July 29 • 10:00am
Learn new songs and finger plays while you bond with your little one. Brainy Baby kits are designed for children birth-23 months and will be available at the Nesconset Building beginning July 6. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 5.
 
Thunder and Lightning
Saturday, July 31 • 10:30am
Enjoy stories about thunderstorms and learn how to make a calm down bottle using a recycled bottle or jar and other supplies you may have at home. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 7.
 
Take and Make-Weekly Wonder Kits
Commack Building
Nesconset Building
Discover wonder and whimsy when you create. A new craft kit is available at the Nesconset and Commack Buildings every Monday in August, through August 28. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Olympic Fun
Smithtown Building
Celebrate the Summer Olympics with some fun crafts and activities. Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 2. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Art Adventures at Home
Commack Building
Art is fun! Enjoy some open ended art activities that will help your child's creativity and motor skills. This program is designed for children ages 2-4. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 3. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Ceramic Surprise
Commack Building
What will your ceramic surprise be? Could it be an ice cream cone, a cupcake, or maybe a trinket dish? Have fun painting your ceramic surprise. This program is designed for children ages 7-11. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 4. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-DIY Painted Notebooks
Smithtown Building
Learn how to make tape resist art, then use the technique to decorate your own notebook, just in time for back to school! Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 9. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Beach Glass Stepping Stones
Commack Building
Using colorful beach glass, create a mini stepping stone that the whole family can make together. This program is designed for families with children ages 8-12. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 10. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Color-Me Box
Have fun decorating a box with an attached lid. It can be used to hold art supplies, jewelry, trading cards, or trinkets. This program is designed for children ages 5-11. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 11. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-DIY Unicorn Drawstring Backpacks
Smithtown Building
Pick up an adorable unicorn canvas backpack that you can decorate at home. Each pack is filled with fun unicorn crafts and activities. Packs will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 12. In-person or telephone registration is required beginning August 12.
 
Take and Make-DIY Superhero Drawstring Backpacks
Smithtown Building
Pick up a cool superhero backpack that you can decorate at home. Each pack is filled with fun superhero crafts and activities. Packs will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 12. In-person or telephone registration is required beginning August 12.
 
Take and Make-Wind Chimes
Commack Building
Create a beautiful outdoor decoration! Paint and put together a lobster, seashell, crab, anchor, or a sailboat. Let them dance in the summer breezes on your porch, in a window, or on your patio. This program is designed for children ages 8-12. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 14. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Dog Days of Summer
Kings Park Building
Take a break from the ruff summer heat with canine crafts and stories. Kits will be available at the Kings Park Building beginning August 16. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Paper Plate Sea Creatures
Commack Building
Pick up everything you need to make your own paper plate sea turtle, sea star, and sea horse. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 17. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Hear Me Roar
Smithtown Building
Learn all about lions with this interactive kit, which includes a lion craft, coloring sheet, maze, a suggested reading bookmark, and a link to an online jigsaw puzzle. Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 18. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Potty Time
Smithtown Building
Are you ready to throw away those diapers? Get your little one started on their potty training journey with our Potty Time program. Kits include an incentives chart, a booklist, a tip sheet, and other activities. Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building beginning August 21. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Pre-School Packs
Nesconset Building
Learn, play, create, and grow. A new craft kit is available at the Nesconset Building every Monday beginning August 30, allowing your preschooler to exercise their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Take and Make-Create It Kits
Nesconset Building
Imagine, design, and discover. A new craft kit is available at the Nesconset Building every Monday beginning August 30, allowing your school age child to grow creatively. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Bedtime Buddies
Tuesday, August 3 • 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 18 • 7:00pm
Join our teen volunteers as they read three stories as you settle down for bedtime. Registration for families required beginning June 28. This program will be available on Zoom. Login information for Zoom will be sent to the email address associated with your Library card.
 
Mermaid Storytime
Wednesday, August 4 • 11:00am
Do you love mermaids? If so, join Miss Jessie to listen to a magical mermaid tale. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 11.
 
Storytime with Miss Sharon
Thursday, August 5 • 11:00am
Listen to an exciting read with Miss Sharon geared towards preschoolers. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 12.
 
Fishy Fish
Saturday, August 7 • 11:00am
Join us for a fishy story and a fun fishbowl craft. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 4. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire August 14.
 
Meet the Animals from Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Tuesday, August 10 • 3:00pm
Meet a few residents from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and learn all about how we can help animals in the wild. No registration required. This program will be available on Zoom.
Zoom Information:
http://bit.ly/SmithLibQWR
Meeting ID: 839 3842 2509
Password: Wild
 
Brainy Babies
Friday, August 13 • 10:00am
Learn new songs and finger plays while you bond with your little one. Brainy Baby kits are designed for children birth to 23 months and are available at the Nesconset Building on a first come, first served basis beginning August 3. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/smithtownlibrarykids) scheduled to expire on August 20.
 
Totally Turtles
Monday, August 16 • 3:30pm
Join Miss Samira as we learn all about sea turtles. Stop by the Commack Building for supplies to create your own turtle craft. Kits will be available beginning August 13. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire August 23.
 
Storytime with Miss Sharon
Wednesday, August 18 • 3:00pm
Listen to an exciting read with Miss Sharon geared towards preschoolers. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on August 25.
 
Hip Squeaks
Friday, August 20 • 10:00am
Read aloud fun and simple songs for preschoolers. Hip Squeaks kits are designed for children ages 2-4 and are available at the Nesconset Building on a first come, first served basis beginning August 3. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/smithtownlibrarykids) and scheduled to expire on August 27.
 
Kiddoodles
Monday, August 23 • 10:00am
There are oodles to discover when we read some of our favorite picture books for older readers. Kiddoodles kits are designed for children ages 5-12 and are available at the Nesconset Building on a first come, first served basis beginning August 3. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/smithtownlibrarykids) scheduled to expire on August 30.
 
Commotion in the Ocean
Tuesday, August 24 • 11:00am
Join us for an ocean-themed story and craft. Create your own 3-D Fishbowl. Kits will be available at the Commack Building beginning August 21. No registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire August 31.
 
Forest Friends
Thursday, August 26 • 11:00am
Join us for some fun stories and rhymes about animals that live in the forest. No registration required. This program will be shared on our Children’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmithtownLibraryKids) scheduled to expire on September 2.