Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

 

October registration begins on September 24 at 9:30am.

Baby Storytime
Tuesday, October 2 • 10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Come and join us for stories, songs and bubble fun.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, October 6 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Nursery Rhyme Time
Thursday, October 4 •10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, October 9 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, October 20 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, October 27 •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
Friday, October 19 •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
Tuesday, October 23 •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.

Monday Funday
Monday, October 15 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in our Activities Room in the Children’s Department for fun-filled creative play.

Art Starts
Monday, October 1 •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.

Library Playdate
Wednesday, October 3 •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.

Falling Leaves Storytime
Tuesday, October 9 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
The weather is getting colder and the leaves are dropping. Come to the library to hear stories about fall and create a colorful fall craft.

Terrific Threes
Monday, October 22 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Milk Paint
Wednesday, October 10 • 7:00-7:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We will use milk to paint with and bread as our canvas in this fun art storytime.

Tales for Tots
Friday, October 12 •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.

Halloween Storytime
Tuesday, October 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to Halloween stories and make a spooky craft.

Fractured Fairytale Storycraft
Wednesday, October 3 • 7:00-7:45pm
(5-7 years)
Join us for fairy tales with a twist and a fun related craft.

DIY Caramel Apples
Tuesday, October 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
It isn’t the fall season until you’ve had a caramel apple. Come and make one or try one for the first time.

Hello Lighthouses
Wednesday, October 24 • 7:00-7:45pm
(5-7 years)
Do you love lighthouses? Come and listen to a story about a lighthouse and make a lighthouse related craft.

Boo, it’s Halloween
Thursday, October 25 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Come to the library for a special spooky storytime and make a not-so-scary spider craft.

LEGO® League
Friday, October 5 • 7:00-7:45pm
Friday, November 2 • 7:00-7:45pm
(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!

Kids Yoga with Ally
Saturday, October 13 • 11:00-11:45am
Monday, October 22 • 7:00-7:45pm
(6-10 years)
Incorporating breathing exercises, poses, games, mindfulness and meditation, yoga gives children a chance to relax, having fun with exercise, while building their strong minds and bodies.

Kidoodles
Saturday, October 6 • 3:00-3:45pm
(7-10 years)
Each month we will create a different arts and crafts project and explore different mediums and techniques. Dress to make a mess.

Catapult Challenge
Thursday, October 4 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Create your own catapult and fort from the materials provided, then fire off some pom-poms while defending your fort!

Science Buddies
Tuesday, October 2 • 4:45-5:30pm
(8-12 years)
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Dress to make a mess.

Silent Library
Thursday, October 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Compete to see who can complete the most ridiculous challenges all while remaining completely silent.

Bubble Gum Science
Wednesday, October 17 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
We’ll be conducting a variety of experiments and contests involving this delicious, chewy treat!

Junior Coding Buddies
Tuesday, October 23 • 4:45-5:30pm
(8-12 years)
If you would like to learn about coding, then you’ll enjoy this program. Each child will be paired with a teen for an afternoon of coding.

Ghost and Pumpkin Pretzels
Saturday, October 27 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Join us as we turn pretzels into tasty ghosts and pumpkins.

Sugar Skull Bank Craft
Tuesday, October 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Celebrate Day of the Dead by decorating your own Dia de los Muertos ceramic bisque money bank.

Creation Station
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 •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.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Saturday, October 13 • 3:00-3:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy this Halloween classic and make a pumpkin craft to take home.

Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 26 • 4:30-6:00pm
(All families)
Children can Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at the Library. We will have several cars set up with goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters. The fun will end at 6:00pm or when all the candy has been given away (whichever comes first). Costumes are encouraged. We also need volunteers to decorate their trunks (not too scary, please!) and bring some goodies to hand out. If you have ever wished that you got a few trick or treaters and/or miss seeing children enjoying the holiday, we promise that you’ll have a great time. We have 20 parking places available, so please sign up your vehicle no later than Friday, October 19 by contacting the Children’s Department at the Smithtown Main Building. Set up for all cars will begin at 3:30pm.

 

September registration began on August 27.

Saturday, September 8 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Nursery Rhyme Time
Tuesday, September 11 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, September 29 •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
Tuesday, September 18 •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, September 24 •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.

Monday Funday
Monday, September 17 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in our Activities Room in the Children’s Department for fun-filled creative play.

Library Playdate
Tuesday, September 4 •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, September 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.

Spotty, Stripy and Swirly
Wednesday, September 19 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We’ll explore patterns with fun stories and a colorful craft.

Parachute Play
Tuesday, September 25 •10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come read, sing and play in this high energy program.

Toddler Jump and Play
Thursday, September 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

Terrific Threes
Friday, September 21 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Grandparent’s Tea
Saturday, September 1 • 3:00-3:45pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Celebrate your grandparent or special person with stories, a craft and play bingo together. Refreshments will be served.

Tales for Tots
Friday, September 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.

1, 2, 3 Storytime
Wednesday, September 26 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Practice your numbers with some counting stories, then make your own book of numbers to take home.

Happy Birthday Storytime
Friday, September 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Is your birthday in September? Even if it isn’t, we will be celebrating all birthdays during this fun storytime and craft program.

Fall Storytime
Saturday, September 29 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Celebrate fall with stories about the season, songs and a leaf painting craft.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, September 26 • 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.

Little Book Buddies
Tuesday, September 11 • 4:45-5:30pm
(4-7 years)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

Little Craft Buddies
Tuesday, September 25 • 4:45-5:30pm
(4-7 years)
Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

Coffee Filter Apple Storytime
Tuesday, September 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Listen to books about apples and make a fun craft.

Storytime Tails
Wednesday, September 19 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Woof, woof! Join us to listen to stories about dogs and puppies and make a puppy craft to take home.

LEGO® League
Friday, September 7 • 7:00-7:45pm
(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!

Kidoodles
Saturday, September 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
(7-10 years)
Each month we will create a different arts and crafts project and explore different mediums and techniques. Dress to make a mess.

Engineering Challenge
Thursday, September 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
(7-10 years)
Can you build a boat that floats? Build your own boat with only the materials provided, then compete to see whose boat can hold the most weight!

Guacamole Day
Wednesday, September 12 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
To celebrate the day, make your own guacamole to be enjoyed with a side of chips.

Learning to Code Using Minecraft
Thursday, September 20  •:4:30-5:15pm
(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.

Learning to Code with CodeCombat
Saturday, September 15 • 11:00-11:45am
(9-12 years)
Defeat ogres, collect treasure and learn how to code with CodeCombat, a game that teaches the basics of coding while you play.

Creation Station
Saturdays, September •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.

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Thursday, September 27 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our Learn Lab to learn all about the online resources we offer including Brainfuse, a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders which allows you to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing and social studies. Please note that your library card will be necessary in order to create a Brainfuse account.

Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 26 • 4:30-6:00pm
(All families)
Children can Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at the Library. We will have several cars set up with goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters. The fun will end at 6:00pm or when all the candy has been given away (whichever comes first). Costumes are encouraged. We also need volunteers to decorate their trunks (not too scary, please!) and bring some goodies to hand out. If you have ever wished that you got a few trick or treaters and/or miss seeing children enjoying the holiday, we promise that you’ll have a great time. We have 20 parking places available, so please sign up your vehicle no later than Friday, October 19 by contacting the Children’s Department at the Smithtown Main Building. Set up for all cars will begin at 3:30pm.

SCLS Sponsored Programs – 'The Great Playdate'

Nursery Rhyme Time
Saturday, September 22 •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.

Back to School Storytime
Saturday, September 22 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
It’s time for school! Enjoy some back to school stories and create a fun school bus craft to take home.

LEGO® League
Saturday, September 22 • 3:00-3:45pm
(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!

Creation Station
Saturday September 22•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.