Children's Programs - Commack Building

JANUARY 2019 PROGRAMS

Registration begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 26

Baby Bounce
Thursday, January 3 • 11:00-11:30am
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a program especially for babies. There will be songs, props, and most of all, FUN! No older siblings, please.

Baby Playground
Friday, January 18 • 11:00-11:45am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

Nursery Rhyme Time
Saturday, January 12 • 10:00-10:30am
Monday, January 28 • 10:30-11:00am
(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.

Wonderful Ones
Thursday, January 24 • 11:00-11:45am
Wednesday, January 30 • 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!

Story Tots
Monday, January 7 • 10:30-11:00am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Unplug and unwind with your littles ones. Engage in stories, fingerplays, rhymes and musical activities.

Art Adventures
Saturday, January 19 • 10:30-11:15am
(18-36 months with parent/caregiver)
Art is fun! Join us for some open-ended art that will help your child’s creativity and motor skills. Dress to make a mess. No older siblings, please.

Time for Twos
Friday, January 4 • 10:30-11:15am
(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.

Playful Penguins
Saturday, January 5 • 10:30-11:00am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Waddle down to the library to enjoys fun stories about our black and white friend. Have fun making an adorable penguin craft as well!

Scribble, Paint, and Make
Monday, January 7 • 3:00-3:45pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
What better way to spend time than scribbling, painting, and making a masterpiece! Dress to make a mess.

Marching into Music
Wednesday, January 16 • 3:00-3:30pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle to the beat!

Hip Hop Tots
Friday, January 25 • 11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music. Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.

Fine Motor Fun
Tuesday, January 29 • 10:30-11:15am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
This program allows your little one to work on the tasks that will improve their fine motor skills. These skills are essential to building muscles in the hands, fingers and wrists.

Library Playdate
Wednesday, January 30 • 3:00-3:45pm
(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.

Tinkering Around
Tuesday, January 8 •3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Expand growing minds with creative play, exploration, and tinkering!

LIONS CLUB VISION SCREENING - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
A Lions Club member will be available to screen your child’s vision for near and farsightedness and can assist in identifying Lazy Eye; only takes 30 seconds! Each child will receive a vision screening summary. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. and run through 12:20pm. A permission slip must be signed prior to screening.

Alphabet Soup
Monday, January 14 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts. This month we’ll focus on the letters I & J.

Fun with Play Dough
Tuesday, January 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy our play dough playsets while meeting new friends.

Fun with Paint
Thursday, January 17 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Have fun creating a masterpiece using fingerpaints, paint pens, tempera paints and more. Dress to make a mess.

Snow-Bration
Wednesday, January 23 • 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Celebrate the winter season with stories, crafts and hands on activities. Dress to make a mess.

Cute Little Kittens
Friday, January 25 • 3:00-3:30pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come and enjoy adorable stories about purrfect little kitties. Have fun making a cute kitten craft.

Melting Snowman
Saturday, January 26 • 10:00-10:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Help! Our Snowman is melting. Come down to listen to a great snowman story and make your own snowman that won’t melt away.

Playful Puppies
Tuesday, January 29 • 3:00-3:30pm
(3-5 years)
Cuddle up and enjoy pawsome stories about sweeet little puppies. Have fun making an adorable little puppy pal.

Slime Maker
Saturday, January 5 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-7 years)
Miss Peggy has never made slime before, but she can’t wait to give it a try. Join her for some slimy fun!

Junior LEGO Buddies
Monday, January 14 • 4:15-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things? Come, join the fun. Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

Winter Wonderland
Friday, January 18 • 4:15-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Brrrrr, it’s cold outside. Come to the library and let’s have some fun reading chilly stories and making some cool crafts.

Chess Buddies
Thursday, January 17 • 4:15-5:00pm
(5-12 years)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play chess and are you looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

Four Seasons Bingo
Wednesday, January 23 • 4:15-4:45pm
(6-9 years)
Winter, spring, summer or fall, what is your favorite season of all? Have fun playing bingo celebrating all the seasons. Get bingo and win a small prize.

Make Giant Snowflakes
Friday, January 4 • 4:15-5:00pm
(7-9 years)
We need some giant snowflakes to decorate our children’s room. Let’s make them together!

Robo Buddies
Wednesday, January 9 • 4:15-5:00pm
(8-10 years)
Children will be paired with teen volunteers to sharpen their STEM skills as they plan, code and guide robots through various challenges.

It Starts With A Dot
Friday, January 11 • 4:15-5:00pm
(9-12 years)
Here is a chance to paint like some artists did in France in the 1800’s. Pointillism is a form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to create fun designs. Come create your own masterpiece.

What is a Thaumatrope?
Tuesday, January 15 • 4:15-5:00pm
(9-12 years)
A Thaumotrope is a toy from the 19th century and an optical illusion. Draw a picture on one side of a piece of paper and a different picture on the other side, connect them with string, and watch the magic!

 

DECEMBER 2018 PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY!

Thursday, December 20 • 10:30-11:15am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Saturday, December 1 • 10:00-10:30am
Thursday, December 13 • 11:00-11:30am
(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. 
 
Tuesday, December 4  • 10:30-11:15am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories, and fun!  
 
Tuesday, December 18  • 11:00-11:30am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Unplug and unwind with your littles ones.  Engage in stories, fingerplays, rhymes and musical activities.
 
Wednesday, December 5 • 3:00-3:45pm
(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. 
 
Scribble, Paint, and Make
Saturday, December 8 • 10:30-11:15am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver) 
What better way to spend time than scribbling, painting, and making a masterpiece! Dress to make a mess.

Hip Hop Tots
Tuesday, December 11 • 11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance, and music. Dance and bounce along to adorable hip-hop beats, favorite sing-a-longs, and use creative props to get moving!

Chocolate Handprint Reindeer
Friday, December 21 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Make your very own Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer ornament using your hand dipped in chocolate sauce. Oh so cute and oh so yummy!

Imagination Station
Monday, December 3 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play.

All Aboard at the Library
Thursday, December 6 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Calling all young engineers and conductors. If you love trains, then hop aboard and join us for this fun-filled adventure. We will have a short storytime and plenty of train sets for you to play with.

Explore, Play and Learn
Monday, December 10 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Children learn through play. Explore different stations, where fine motor skills, color and shape recognition and imaginations are exercised.

Stories and Cocoa
Wednesday, December 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy delicious hot cocoa while we read some winter tales and create a cocoa craft.

Alphabet Soup
Monday, December 17 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts. This month we’ll focus on the letters
G & H.

Olaf and Friends
Tuesday, December 18 •3:00-3:30pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy stories about our favorite snowman and some of his friends. Then make an adorable Olaf puppet.

Winter in a Bottle
Wednesday, December 19 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
You can enjoy winter all year round by making this fun project. Come craft with us and enjoy stories all about winter. Remember, it may be cold outside, but it’s nice and warm in the library.

Little Book Buddies
Friday, December 14 • 4:15-5:00pm
(4-7 years)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience

Candy Cane Science
Wednesday, December 12 • 4:15-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
Time to be a super scientist! Let’s do experiments with one of the tastiest candies around.

Chess Buddies
Wednesday, December 19 • 4:15-5:00pm
(5-12 years)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play chess and are you looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

I’m the Gingerbread Man
Friday, December 21 • 4:15-4:45pm
(6-9 years)
Join us for a read aloud of your all-time favorite gingerbread stories! We will then decorate our own paper gingerbread people to celebrate the winter season.

Create a Calendar
Friday, December 7 • 4:15-5:00 pm
(8-12 years)
Come create a calendar for 2019 that you can either keep or give as a gift.