Smithtown Building

Children's Programs - Smithtown Building

July Programs (Registration begins June 27 at 9:30am)
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Nursery Rhyme Time
S-Thursday, July 7 • 10:00-10:30am
S-Tuesday, July 12 • 10:00-10:30am
S-Saturday, July 16 • 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!
 
Parachute for Tots
S-Saturday, July 9 • 10:00-10:30am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Bring your little walker or crawler to the Library for some colorful parachute fun! There will be movement, music and bubbles.
 
Wonderful Ones
S-Tuesday, July 26 • 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.
 
Tot’s Night Out
S-Friday, July 15 • 6:00-7:00pm
(18 months-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Even kids need a night out once in a while! Join A Time for Kids for a fun evening of music and movement, stories and a craft, all designed to help families learn together.
 
Time for Twos
S-Wednesday, July 13 • 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
S-Tuesday, July 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.
 
Musical Tots
S-Monday, July 11 • 10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing, play and dance during this active program focused on music and movement.
 
Friday Funday
S-Friday, July 15 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in our Children’s Craft room for fun-filled creative play.
 
One Fish, Two Fish
S-Thursday, July 21 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Explore the creatures down in the deep blue sea with stories and crafts. Dress to make a mess.
 
Library Playdate
S-Thursday, July 28 • 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.
 
Create-N-Play
S-Friday, July 29 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library to create a cute craft project, meet other families and enjoy playing with our playsets in our Children’s Craft Room.
 
Terrific Threes
S-Monday, July 25 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Sibling are welcome.
 
Nature’s Nightlights
S-Tuesday, July 5 • 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Illuminate the dark with nature while listening to stories about fireflies. Create your fingerprint fireflies using paint and your fingers! Dress to make a mess.
 
Fairy Tale Fun
S-Thursday, July 7 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for this storycraft program featuring some classic fairy tale favorites.
 
Kitten Storytime
S-Thursday, July 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for stories and rhymes about sweet, fluffy kittens and make a cute kitty craft.
 
Dinosaur Party
S-Wednesday, July 6 • 10:00-10:45am
(5-7 years)
It’s a prehistoric party and you’re invited. We’ll learn all about dinosaurs with activities, games and stories.
 
Night Noises
S-Thursday, July 14 • 10:00-10:45am
(5-7 years)
Gather around the “campfire” as we explore the many sights and sounds nocturnal animals bring to the night. Create an owl craft to bring home.
 
Cricut Crafts: Shark Week
S-Wednesday, July 20 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-7 years)
Splash around the LearnLab and create an underwater stencil art masterpiece using the Cricut cutting machine! Miss Dawn will introduce the machine and go over techniques for using it to amplify your art. Dress to make a mess.
 
LEGO League
S-Saturday, July 9 • 3:00-3:45pm
S-Monday, July 18 • 3:00-3:45pm
S-Friday, July 29 • 7:00-7:45pm
(5-10 years)
Calling all master builders. Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO bricks.
 
Make It Monday
S-Monday, July 11 • 6:30-8:30pm
S-Monday, July 18 • 6:30-8:30pm
S-Monday, July 25 • 6:30-8:30pm
(5-12 years)
Come to the Library during these hours to tinker, build and play with a variety of STEAM challenges, toys and projects. No registration required.
 
World Record Challenge
S-Tuesday, July 19 • 2:45-3:30pm
(5-12 years)
Can you break the world record for most claps in a minute? How quickly can you find all the letters in a bowl of alphabet cereal? Join us as we present real world records and see if you have what it takes to break them!
 
Garden and Grow
S-Friday, July 8 • 10:30-11:30am
S-Friday, July 15 • 10:30-11:30am
S-Friday, July 22 • 10:30-11:30am
S-Friday, July 29 • 10:30-11:30am
(7-12 years)
Pair up with a teen volunteer and learn all about planting, gardening and harvesting vegetables in the Library’s garden bed! In case of rain, this program will be held indoors.
 
Learning to Code with Python
S-Monday, July 11 • 2:30-4:00pm
S-Wednesday, July 13 • 2:30-4:00pm
(7-12 years)
Join Code4Joy to learn the basics of coding with the Python programming language, then learn how to create a magic 8-ball, a guessing game and other fun projects! Participants must attend both sessions.
 
3D Printing Workshop
S-Wednesday, July 6 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Join us in our LearnLab to learn the basics of 3D printing and design in this hands-on workshop! We’ll practice creating 3D designs, then we’ll use what we learned to make our own 3D printed creations.
 
Learn to Be an Entomologist
S-Tuesday, July 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Join Suburban Exterminating as we explore the fascinating world of insects! Learn about different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists and meet live insects like a tarantula and Madagascar roaches.
 
BFF Keychains
S-Wednesday, July 27 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Celebrate International Friendship Day in the LearnLab by designing a 3D printed keychain for your best friend! We’ll go over the basics of Tinkercad and watch the 3D printer in action.
 
Battle of the Books Jr.
S-Thursdays, July 21 & 28 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Grades 4-5)
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman and The Friendship War by Andrew Clements and compete in a trivia game against out Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Wednesday, August 3 from 3:00-4:00pm at the Smithtown Building. Friends and family are welcome to cheer you and your team on. Registration is in person only beginning on June 1. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please note: you should be available to attend the two battle prep days at your Library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.
 
Printmaking
S-Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00-11:00am
(9-12 years)
Are you looking to take your drawings to the next level? Learn printmaking methods to create your own fine art prints. Materials provided, but dress to make a mess.
 
Creation Station
S-Saturdays in July • 10:00am-3:00pm
(Families)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.
 
Create and Celebrate: Fourth of July
S-Friday, July 8 • 3:00-7:00pm
(Families)
Happy Fourth of July! Stop by the Library during these hours to celebrate with crafts and activities while you learn all about Independence Day. No registration required.
 
Stay and Play
S-Saturday, July 16 • 3:00-4:30pm
(Families)
Stop by the Library during these hours for some fun family gaming! Enjoy a variety of board games and some friendly competition. No registration required.
 
Family Movie Night
S-Friday, July 22 • 6:00-8:00pm
(Families)
Luca – 1 hr, 35 min runtime
Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. Watch our family-oriented feature film on the big screen.
 
Sponge Water Bursts
S-Saturday, July 23 • 10:00-10:45am
(Families)
Get ready for an epic water fight! Ditch the water balloons this summer and learn how to make your very own sponge water burst. Weather permitting, we can try our new bursts outside.
 
Family Bingo
S-Tuesday, July 26 • 3:00-3:45pm
(Families)
Come to the Library to enjoy bingo card fun. Sure to be fun for the whole family!
 
Vegetable Orchestra Workshop
S-Saturday, July 30 • 10:00-11:00am
(Families)
July 31 is Uncommon Instruments Day! Learn how to create your own uncommon instruments from vegetables in this fun workshop from the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra.
 
June Programs (Registration begins May 31 at 9:30am)
 
Nursery Rhyme Time
S-Saturday, July 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!
 
Library Playdate
S-Monday, June 27 • 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.
 
I Love Dinosaurs Storytime
S-Thursday, June 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library for a ROAR-ing story and craft time all about dinosaurs.
 
Sand Art
S-Saturday, June 25 • 10:00-10:45am
(4-6 years with parent/caregiver)
We’re bringing the beach to the library… or the sand at least! Color your own peel and stick board with colorful sand for a fun craft.
 
Art Around the World
S-Tuesday, June 28 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-7 years)
Take a trip to another country with art projects from all around the world. Dress to make a mess.
 
Flashy Fish Tales
S-Wednesday, June 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-7 years)
Hear some splashy tales about fish and make your own CD inspired fish to take home.
 
Make It Monday
S-Mondays in June • 6:30-8:30pm
(5-12 years)
Come to the Library during these hours to tinker, build and play with a variety of STEAM challenges, toys and projects. No registration required.
 
Engineering Challenge
S-Thursday, June 30 • 11:00-11:45am
(7-10 years)
Can you build a boat that floats? Build your own boat with the materials provided, then compete to see whose boat can hold the most weight.
  
Battle of the Books Jr.
S-Thursdays, July 21 & 28 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Grades 4-5)
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman and The Friendship War by Andrew Clements and compete in a trivia game against out Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Wednesday, August 3 from 3:00-4:00pm at the Smithtown Building. Friends and family are welcome to cheer you and your team on. Registration is in person only beginning on June 1. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please note: you should be available to attend the two battle prep days at your Library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.
 
Creation Station
S-Saturdays in June • 10:00am-3:00pm
(Families)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.
 
Summer Kickoff Carnival
S-Friday, June 24 • 6:00-8:00pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 1 • 6:00-8:00pm
(Families)
Step right up to the Library for some carnival fun! Enjoy classic carnival games on the lawn, along with delicious treats, fun prizes, and a special visit from a favorite character. Please register for one spot per family. In case of rain, this program will be held on Friday, July 1.
 
Big Bubbles
S-Wednesday, June 29 • 10:00-10:45pm
(Families)
Here’s your chance to make backyard bubbles of epic proportions. Join Miss Christine to learn how to make your own bubble solution and techniques to make the biggest bubbles. Dress to make a mess. This program will take place outdoors. In the event of rain, this program will meet in our Community Room.
 
Family Movie Night on the Lawn
S-Wednesday, August 17 • 8:00pm
Rain Date: Thursday, August 18 • 8:00pm
(Families)
Clifford the Big Red Dog – 1 hr, 36 min runtime
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!