Children's Programs - Smithtown Building

 

July Registration begins at 9:30am on June 24

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

Baby Playdate
Tuesday, July 9 • 10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the library for a playdate just for baby; meet other babies while enjoying free play and songs.

Nursery Rhyme Time
Tuesday, July 2 •10:00-10:30am
Thursday, July 11 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 20 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 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
Tuesday, July 30 •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.

Family Fun Night
Friday, July 19 • 7:00-8:00pm
(18 months-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. in this fun, fast-paced and educational program for the entire family. Family members will work side by side as they practice the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning! Activities will include music, movement, fine and gross motor skill development and early literacy activities. There will also be a craft!

Time for Twos
Monday, July 29 •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, July 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, July 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, July 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.

Terrific Threes
Tuesday, July 16 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Happy Birthday Storytime
Monday, July 8 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Is your birthday in July? Even if it isn’t, we will be celebrating all birthdays during this fun storytime and craft program.

Jump and Play
Thursday, July 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

Play Dough Party
Wednesday, July 31 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library to play and create with everybody’s favorite sculpting clay.

Tales for Tots
Friday, July 12 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society! Bring your library card to check books out and storytime will end with a visit to the farm animals, weather permitting. Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

Splish Splash Storytime
Saturday, August 3 • 10:00-10:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come listen to the story I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry and other stories about the beach and ocean critters. Let’s make a giant sea life squid puppet in celebration of these fascinating creatures.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 31 • 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.

Monster Party
Tuesday, July 23 • 11:00-11:45am
(4-5 years)
Come to the library for a monstrously good time filled with not-so-scary monster stories, and a fun craft!

Celestial Bingo
Saturday, July 6 • 11:00-11:45am
(5-7 years)
Traditional Bingo with a spin! Identify various constellations, star clusters and planets as we play a very celestial game of bingo.

Campfire Tales
Tuesday, July 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Gather around our cozy indoor “campfire” for some slightly spooky stories and create your own campfire crown to wear home.

LEGO® League
Friday, July 5 • 7:00-7:45pm
Thursday, July 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, July 18 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, July 25 • 3:00-3:45pm
Friday, August 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!

Summer Fun Perler Craft
Tuesday, July 16 • 2:30-3:15pm
(7-10 years)
Come to the library and create colorful designs with Perler crafting beads!

Battle of the Books Jr.
Wednesdays, July 3 & 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(children entering Grades 4-5 in September)
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 competing 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 on 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 you library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.

Robo-Buddies
Monday, July 29 • 4:15-5:00pm
(8-10 years)
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with older children in grades 6-12 to sharpen their STEM skills as they plan, code and guide robots through various challenges. Older children will receive community service credit.

Jasper Johns Pop Art
Monday, July 1 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12)
Learn about Pop artist Jasper Johns and create your own piece of patriotic art just in time for Independence Day.

Craft Wars
Tuesday, July 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Compete to see who can create the coolest craft with just a theme, our closet of craft supplies and your imagination. Dress to make a mess.

Science Buddies
Thursday, July 11 • 4:15-5:00pm
(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.

Monday, July 15 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co., Inc. as we explore the fascinating world of insects. Learn different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists. There will be live insects such as a tarantula and Madagascar roaches to be held and studied.

Taste Test Challenge
Thursday, July 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Can you identify different cookies just by taste? Can you taste the difference between different chip flavors? Put your taste buds to the test and compete to see who can identify the most snacks by taste alone.

Sharpie Dyed Tile Coasters
Saturday, July 20 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12)
Create a unique and beautiful piece of artwork by mixing Sharpie markers with rubbing alcohol on a tile coaster.

Silent Library
Monday, July 22 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Compete to see who can complete the most ridiculous challenges all while remaining completely silent.

Exploring the Universe: Traveling Astronomy Program
Wednesday, July 24 • 3:00-4:30pm
(8-12 years with parent/caregiver)
In this unique, interactive STEAM experience presented by the Vanderbilt Planetarium, you will explore astronomy through a multi-media presentation, a small group activity and a solar telescope observation lab.

Friday, July 26 • 6:00-7:30pm
(8-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Join Chef Dell’Amore for Sensational Summer Salads. Highlighting vegetables is what “Power of Food” is all about. Delicious pairings of beans with kale, cabbage, arugula and tomatoes, with fruit combinations will blow your mind and your palate. Perfect for the warmer summer months.

Creation Station
Saturdays, July 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.

Library Carnival
Wednesday, July 24 • 6:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, July 24 • 6:30-7:00pm
Wednesday, July 24 • 7:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, July 24 • 7:30-8:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Step right up to the library for some carnival fun! Sign up for a time slot and enjoy classic carnival games on the lawn. Time slots are every 30 minutes from 6:00-7:30pm. Please sign up for one time slot per family. In case of rain, this program will be held indoors.

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, August 13 • 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 14 • 8:00pm Rain Date
Toy Story
Rated G; runtime 81 minutes
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!

 

June Registration begins at 9:30am on May 28.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, June 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
Monday, June 3 •10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, June 11 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, June 22 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, June 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, June 25 •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
Wednesday, June 26 •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, June 10 • 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, June 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
Wednesday, June 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. 

Opposites Storytime
Monday, June 17• 2:30-3:00pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We’ll be learning all about opposites during this fun story and craft program. 

Fine Motor Fun
Tuesday, June 18 • 10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Give your muscles a workout with crafts and activities that help develop fine motor skills. Dress to make a mess. 

Puppy Storytime
Monday, June 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for stories and rhymes about adorable puppies and make a cute puppy craft. 

Terrific Threes
Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome. 

Welcome Summer
Saturday, June 8 • 11:00-11:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Say hello to summer with stories and a craft. 

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

Friday, June 14 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society! Bring your library card to check books out and storytime will end with a visit to the farm animals, weather permitting. Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

I Love Dinosaurs Storytime
Saturday, June 15 • 10:00-10:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library for a ROARing story and craft time all about dinosaurs. 

Out of This World
Thursday, June 20 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Learn about the different constellations in the night sky, then make your own out of marshmallows and toothpicks. 

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, June 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. 

Fractured Fairy Tale Fun
Thursday, June 6 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Join us for this storycraft program featuring some classic fairy tale favorites with a twist. 

LEGO® League
Friday, June 7 • 7:00-7:45pm
Saturday, June 15 • 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! 

Engineering Challenge
Thursday, June 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.

Battle of the Books Jr.
Wednesdays, July 3 & 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Children entering Grades 4-5 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 competing in a trivia game between 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 on 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. 

Creation Station
Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 •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. 

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, August 13 • 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 14 • 8:00pm (Rain Date)
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Toy Story
Rated G; runtime 81 minutes
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!



 

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