Children's Programs - Commack Building

July 2019 Programs

Registration begins Wednesday, June 26th @ 9:30am

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Saturday, July 6 · 10:00-10:45am
(Birth– 12 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free-play and language based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.
Wednesday , July 3 · 10:30-11:00am
Saturday, July 27  · 10:00-10:30am
(Birth– 35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children.
Thursday, July 11 · 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.
Wednesday, July 10 · 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.
Monday, July 22 · 10:30-11:00am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Unplug and unwind with your little ones. Engage in stories, fingerplays, rhymes and musical activities.
Tuesday, July 9 · 11:00-11:45am
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.
Wednesday, July 31 · 11:00-11:30am
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Buzz, buzz said the bumblebee! We will read fun stories and then do a bee-utiful craft.
Friday, July 5 · 10:30-11:00am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle to the beat.
Tuesday, July 16 · 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.
Thursday, July 18 · 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
What better way to spend time than scribbling, painting, and making a masterpiece! Dress to make a mess.
Saturday, July 20 · 10:30-11:00am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Waddle to the library to listen to cute stories about our friend the duck. Then have fun making a cute duck craft.
Tuesday, July 30 · 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
This is an age when children need to move, socialize, and play. We will be weaving stories into our various parachute games and activities, so everyone is a part of the storytelling.
Tuesday, July 2 · 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Make your own magical paper flower at the library, and watch it “bloom” in our reflection pool. We will read folklore and fairytales about the beautiful water lily as inspiration for our craft.
Monday, July 8 · 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to some out of this world stories and create far out crafts.
Wednesday, July 24 · 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Celebrate Shark Week with us. Listen to fiintastic stories and have fun making a cute craft. We may even sing Baby Shark!
Tuesday, July 2 · 2:30-3:00pm
(5-8 years)
Celebrate the Fourth of July by making a patriotic owl ornament. Hooray for the USA!
Friday, July 5 · 3:00-3:45pm
(5-8 years)
Whether you walk, wheelie, or ride the wave, get over to the Library for this nitrogen charged storytime. We’ll play monster truck games, read monster truck stories, and come up with our own monster truck names.
Friday, July 26 · 4:15-5:00pm
(5-9 years)
If you love playing board games, then this program is for you. Children will be paired with a teen buddy for an afternoon of playing some of your favorite board games.
Monday, July 8 · 10:00-10:45am
(5-10 years)
Use a super sized cookie and decorate it into an alien. Have fun playing a Chef Rob game!
Wednesday, July 17 · 11:00-11:45am
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders. Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® bricks.
 Friday, July 19 · 11:00am-12:00pm
(5-12 years)
Join Erik as he introduces children to an alligator, a python, turtles, frogs and other reptiles and amphibians from around the world.
Friday, July 19 4:15-5:00pm
(5-12 years)
It’s time for a board meeting, play chess and checkers with our teen volunteers. A great opportunity to learn a new game or practice a favorite.
Thursday, July 18 · 4:15-5:00pm
(6-10 years)
Children will be paired with a teen volunteer to build straw rockets. Once built, we will have a fun competition to see who built the best rocket.
Monday, July 29 · 4:00-4:45pm
(7-10 years)
Enjoy spending time creating different crafts.
Tuesday, July 2 · 4:00-4:30pm
(7-11 years)
Butterflies look twice as nice dressed in stars and stripes and just a touch of glitter.
Monday, July 1 · 4:00-4:45pm
(7-12 years)
Calling all artists! We need help decorating our Children’s Room for this year’s Summer Reading Program! We’ll provide all the supplies to make Outer Space themed window clings which will be displayed on our windows throughout the summer. You’re welcome to take yours home in mid August.
Wednesday, July 24 · 3:30-4:15pm
(8-12 years)
Set your imagination on full blast when painting these rocket ship banks.
Friday, July 12 · 3:30-4:15pm
(9-12 years)
The possibilities are endless with these wooden boxes! You can create treasure chests, jewelry boxes, gift containers and more with these fun boxes! 
Saturday, July 13 · 10:30-11:15am
(9-12 years)
Our Fairy Tale Princess is locked in her castle. Solve clues to help break her out!
Monday, July 15 · 3:30-4:15pm
(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 a masterpiece.
Monday, July 29 · 10:00-10:15am, 10:30-10:45am, 11:00-11:15am, 11:30-11:45am OR 12:00-12:15pm
(Families)
Using the traditional techniques, create a custom silhouette portrait of your child. This age old craft is not only a fun family activity, but a sweet family keepsake as well. Families are invited to sign up for one of five sessions.

 

 

 

 

June 2019 Programs

Registration begins Wednesday, May 29th @ 9:30am.

  

Friday, June 7 · 10:30-11:15am
(Birth– 12 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
Monday, June 17 · 10:30-11:00am
Saturday,  June 29 · 10:00-10:30am
(Birth– 35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children.

Baby’s First Storytime
Monday, June 3 · 10:30-11:15am
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Introduce your little one to the library for the first time. Enjoy simple songs, fingerplays, and stories, just for baby. Stay and play afterwards and meet your neighbors.
Tuesday, June 11 · 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.

Story Tots
Thursday, June 20 · 11:00-11:30am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Unplug and unwind with your little ones. Engage in stories, fingerplays, rhymes and musical activities.
Friday, June  28 · 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, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

Me and My Grandparent
Monday, June 10 · 10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with grandparent(s)
Join us for this special program created especially for grandparents and their grandchildren. Enjoy spending time together playing, making a craft and listening to stories and songs.

Parachute Play
Monday, June 10 · 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
This is an age when children need to move, socialize and play. We will be weaving stories into our various parachute games and activities, so everyone is a part of the storytelling.

Construction Zone
Friday, June 14 · 3:00-3:45pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

Hip Hop Tots
Wednesday, June 19 · 10:30-11:00am
(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.

Scribble, Paint and Make
Friday, June 21 · 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
What better way to spend time than scribbling, painting, and making a masterpiece? Dress to make a mess.

Terrific Threes
Wednesday, June 19 · 3:00-3:45pm
(3 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Friendly Monsters
Wednesday, June 26 · 3:00-3:30pm
(3-5  years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library for an afternoon filled with monster stories and crafts.

Alphabet Soup
Monday, June 17 · 3:00-3:45pm
(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 S&T.

Yoga Storytime
Friday, June 21 · 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Move, stretch and play in this imaginative storytime as we introduce basic yoga poses and concepts. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
Tuesday, June 25 · 3:00-3:30pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wear your brightest colors as we celebrate Elmer, the patchwork elephant with stories and crafts.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Thursday, June 27 · 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Summer is the perfect time to fly kites. We will read some stories about kites and then create a paper kite to take home.

On My Own Storytime
Saturday, June 8  · 10:30-11:00am
(4-5 years)
Lots of fun will take place with stories, rhymes and games. This is an independent storytime.

Little Book Buddies
Wednesday, June 5 · 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.

Chess and Checkers Buddies
Thursday, June 13 · 4:15-5:00pm
(5-12 years)
It’s time for a board meeting, play chess and checkers with our teen volunteers. A great opportunity to learn a new game or practice a favorite.

Paul Bunyan Storytime
Friday, June 14 · 4:15-5:00pm
(6-8 years)
Who’s the biggest, the strongest and the fastest hero of American Folktales? Celebrate the one and only Paul Bunyan at the library with tall tales, games and crafts.

One Potato, Two Potato
Monday, June 3 · 4:15-5:00pm
(6-9 years)
We love potatoes, how about you? Let’s read some potato stories, play hot potato and plant your own potato heads. We will also taste test different flavor potato chips.

Father’s Day Fun
Tuesday, June 11 · 7:00-7:30pm
(6-9 years)
Celebrate dads, grandpas or that special person in your life with stories and a craft.

Four Seasons Bingo
Saturday, June 22 · 10:30-11:00am
(6-10 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 a Mud Mask
Friday, June 28 · 4:15-5:00pm
(8-12 years)
International Mud Day is June 29 and we are celebrating in style. Make your own mud mask at the library! We’ll provide all the ingredients so you can make and take your own masks home. Give as a gift or pamper yourself with a mini spa day.

Battle of the Books Jr.
Tuesdays,  July 9 & 16 · 3:00-3:45pm
(Entering grades 4th & 5th in September 2019)
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Trouble According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney and No Talking by Andrew Clements and compete in a trivia game against our Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 3:00-4:00pm at the Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building. Friends and family are welcome to cheer you and your team on. Registration is in person only: beginning June 1st. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please 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.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

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