Children's Programs - Smithtown Building

 
September Registration begins at 9:30am on August 26.
 
Twinkle Toes
Saturday, September 7 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Baby Playdate
Wednesday, October 2 • 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, September 3 •10:00-10:30am
Monday, September 9 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, September 21 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, September 28 •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
Thursday, September 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.
 
Time for Twos
Monday, September 30 •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 16 • 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
Wednesday, September 4 •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
Thursday, September 5 •11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing, play and dance during this active storytime focused on music and movement.
 
Fine Motor Fun
Thursday, September 12 • 11:00-11:45am
(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.
 
Fall Apples Craft Time
Tuesday, September 17 •11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to some fall tales and then create some amazing art printing with apples.
 
Parachute Play
Monday, September 23 • 2:30-3:00pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library for a fun program featuring parachute games and activities.
 
Library Playdate
Tuesday, September 24 •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.
 
Toddler STEM
Saturday, September 28 •11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Explore a variety of STEM activities with your child that provides opportunities for fun and learning.
 
Terrific Threes
Wednesday, September 11 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Tales for Tots
Friday, September 13 •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.
 
Welcome Fall
Wednesday, September 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Say hello to fall with stories and a craft. Dress to make a mess.
 
Jump and Play
Thursday, September 19 • 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.
 
Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, September 25 • 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 Craft Buddies
Tuesday, September 10 • 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.
 
Getting Ready to Code
Thursday, September 26 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Get ready to code with screen-free games that will teach you how to think like a programmer.
 
The Great Cookie Fiasco
Thursday, October 3 • 4:30-5:00pm
(5-7 years)
What happens when there are four friends and only three cookies? We’ll read The Great Cookie Fiasco along with some other funny stories while enjoying some delicious chocolate chip cookies.
 
Paws for Reading
Friday, September 27 • 6:30-6:45pm
Friday, September 27 • 6:45-7:00pm
Friday, September 27 • 7:15-7:30pm
Friday, September 27 • 7:30-7:45pm
(5-10 years)
Read to a specially trained and certified therapy dog. Studies show that reading to a dog in a relaxed atmosphere boosts children’s confidence and reading skills. Sign up for one 15 minute time slot.
 
LEGO® League
Friday, September 6 • 7:00-7:45pm
Saturday, September 21 • 3:00-3:45pm
Friday, October 4 • 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!
 
Science Buddies
Tuesday, October 1 • 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.
 
Creation Station
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 •10:00-3:00pm
(For families)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.
 
Friday, September 13 • 7:00-7:30pm
(Adults)
Learn how you can protect your child by making them more aware of potential dangers. This presentation provided by the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center, is intended for an adult audience only. Topics covered will include child and sexual abuse; abuser’s behaviors, including children abusing other children; signs abuse has occurred; and tips for protecting your child. Friendly book suggestions will focus on talking with your child about privacy, personal space and inappropriate situations
 
Saturday, October 12 • 11:00-11:45am
(For families)
Long Island author Lysa Mullady will be reading her children’s books, Bye Bye Pesky Fly and Three Little Birds. Copies of these books will be available for purchase and signing
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Bullying Stops Today
Wednesday, October 16 • 7:00-8:00pm
(For families)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In recognition, a retired New York City Principal will present an informative and thought provoking presentation on ways to eradicate bullying.
 

August Registration begins at 9:30am on July 29.

 

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, August 10 •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, August 5 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, August 24 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, August 31 •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
Wednesday, August 28 •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
Thursday, August 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, August 19 • 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.

Farmstand Printing
Wednesday, August 7 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We will be experimenting with fresh local produce to create colorful prints. Dress to make a mess!

Art Starts
Thursday, August 8 •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.

Terrific Threes
Tuesday, August 20 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Tales for Tots
Friday, August 9 •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.

Jump and Play
Thursday, August 15 • 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.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, August 21 • 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.

Almost Time for Kindergarten
Wednesday, August 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2019)
A program specifically designed for children entering Kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

Minute to Win It
Thursday, August 15 • 11:00-11:45am
(5-7 years)
Can you complete these tricky challenges with just sixty seconds on the clock? Come test out your skills and compete to see who can win these fast-paced, silly games in just one minute!

Art Around the World
Saturday, August 24 • 11:00-11:45am
(5-7 years)
Take a trip to another country with art projects from all around the world.

Escape the Room
Monday, August 5 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Work together to find clues, solve puzzles and see if you have what it takes to escape the room.

Catapult Challenge
Tuesday, August 6 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Create your own catapult and fort from the materials provided, then fire off some pom-poms while defending your fort!

LEGO® League
Thursday, August 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, August 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!

Craft Closet Cleanout
Monday, August 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
We’re cleaning out the craft supply closet to make room for new upcoming programs. Bring your creativity to this Crafting Free-for-All and find innovative ways to use leftover supplies to create a unique craft.

Family Game Day
Thursday, August 1 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, August 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, August 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
(For families)
Enjoy family time at the Library while playing games; our collection includes classics and some new favorites!

Creation Station
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 •10:00-3:00pm
(For families)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.