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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

March Children's Programs

Scroll down for February Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, March 1 at 10:00am

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Open ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families and friends while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play. 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 4 • 11:00-11:30am
Saturday, March 26 • 10:00-10:30am
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. 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 29 • 11:00-11:45am 
So cute and cuddly, so sweet and fun – join us for circle time and create a keepsake celebrating your precious little one. 
 
(8 – 23 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, April 2 • 10:30-11:15
You and your little one will have tons of fun exploring different sensory activities.
No siblings please.
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 1 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 22 • 11:00-11:45am
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 5 • 11:00-11:45am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
(2-4 years with Grandparent(s))
Tuesday, March 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
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.
 
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, March 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
Peppa Pig will be visiting the Library. Listen to some of her favorite stories, create an oink-tastic art project and have your child’s picture taken with this loveable character.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
Join us as we spotlight a favorite children’s author. We will read their stories and create a special project based on one of their books. 
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 17 • 2:30-3:00pm
Visit the Library on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy stories, a craft, and circle time.
 
(4-7 years old)
Saturday, March 26 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.
 
(5-12 years old)
Thursday, March 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS.
 
(7-10 years old)
Saturday, March 12 • 10:30-11:00am
The gold at the end of this sugary sweet rainbow is filled with candy. Make lucky rainbow cupcakes and listen to our favorite Irish folktales.
 
(8-12 years old)
Saturday, March 26 • 11:00-11:45am
Tinker in this one of a kind lab that explores science, simple machines, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. 
 

February Children's Programs

Registration began on Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00am. 

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, February 9 • 11-11:30
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, February 5 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, February 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
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. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, February 11 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, February 16 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, February 12 • 11:00-11:45am 
Roar, stomp and bounce along as we listen to stories and turn ourselves into zoo animals!
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, February 22 • 10:30-11:00am 
Unplug and unwind with your little one with stories, fingerplays, rhymes and musical activities.  
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, February 25 • 11:00-11:45am/pm
Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess. 
 
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, February 10• 3:00-3:45pm 
Join us for a dress up dance party, all catered to your little one!  Dress your best while enjoying music, games, snacks and prizes.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, February 24 • 11:00-11:45am 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, February 23 • 11:00-11:45am
Join us as we spotlight a favorite children’s author. We will read their stories and create a special project based on one of their books. 
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, February 18 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Keep warm this winter as we snuggle up and read some toasty tales and make a pair of special mittens.
 
(4-5 years)
Friday, February 26 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(4-7 years)
Saturday, February 13 • 3:00-3:45pm
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.
 
 
(5-12 years)
Thursday, February 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS.
 
(5-7 years)
Friday, February 19 • 3:00-3:45pm
Puzzles and stories in one! Think outside the box and join us for a reading of The Warlord’s Puzzle and create an art project that “shapes up” to something special.
 
(6-8 years)
Tuesday, February 16 • 3:00-4:00pm
Our teen volunteers will help you create a one of a kind robot using boxes and other odds and ends.
 
(8-12 years old)
Friday, February 19 • 11:00-11:45am
Warm those chilly nights with a hot chocolate mug designed by you!  We will also enjoy a small cup of cocoa at the Library. 
 
(8-12 years)
Saturday, February 27 • 3:00-3:45pm
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a reading of The Lorax and create a delicious Truffula Tree Treat!
 
(Families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, February 6 • 10:30-11:15am
Today is Take Your Child to the Library Day! Come and join us for a special storytime with a guest appearance from Pete the Cat! Bring your camera for photos with this loveable character.
 
Creation Station                                                                                                                              
(Families with children under the age of 12)                                                                                                 
Saturday, February 20 • 10:00-4:00pm                                                                                                         
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required. 

 

 

 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

 

 

MARCH Programs

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for March programs begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Saturday, March 12 • 10:00-10:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Thursday, March 31 • 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!  Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Friday, March 4 • 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.

 

Time for Twos

Monday, March 7 • 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, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.

 

Welcome to Sesame Street

Tuesday, March 1 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 2 years with parent/caregiver)

Today we will read about our friends who live on Sesame Street and then do a terrific craft.

 

Dogs Colorful Day

Saturday, March 5 • 10:30-11:00am (Age 2-3 year olds with parent/caregiver)

Come listen to Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd.  Have fun making your own special Dog with colorful spots.

 

Lucky Little Leprechauns

Thursday, March 17 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

Come and join us for St. Patrick’s Day.  Enjoy stories and a special craft.  Don’t forget to wear your green.

 

Construction Zone

Friday, March 11 • 10:30-11:15am (Ages 2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00-11:45am (Ages 2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts encourage children's hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess!

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, March 19 • 10:30-11:15 (Ages 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.

 

Spring is Here

Tuesday, March 22 • 3:00-3:30pm (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Welcome in this new season by joining us for this special storytime.  Enjoy stories and have fun making a beautiful flower garden.

 

No Place Like Home

Wednesday, March 23 • 3:00-3:30pm (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a few stories with us and then make a giant doll house sticker scene.

 

Duck or Rabbit

Tuesday, March 29 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

It’s that time of year for ducks and bunnies. Join us for stories and a craft featuring some of spring’s new arrivals.

 

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, March 9 • 4:15-5:00pm (Ages 4-8 years)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience. 

 

Colorful Collage

Wednesday, March 16 • 4:15-4:45pm (Ages 5-8 years)

Choose your favorite animals as we read and then make an animal collage.

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 2 • 4:15-4:45pm (Ages 5-9 years)

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Come and listen to stories and do a fun craft.

 

Easy Origami

Thursday, March 10 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 7-11 years)

Try something new. Join us as we make some easy origami figures.

 

Decorate a Picture Frame

Wednesday, March 30 • 4:15-4:45pm (Ages 8-11 years)

Have fun decorating a wooden picture frame for your favorite photo.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Creation Station

Saturday, March 5, 12 and 19 • 10:00am-4:00pm (For 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.  No registration required.

 

 

FEBRUARY Programs (scroll down for January)

On-line, phone or in person registration for February programs begins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Tuesday, February 2 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Saturday, February 20 • 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, February 11 and 18 • 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.

 

Time for Twos

Tuesday, February 9 and 16 • 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, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.

           

Make a Special Valentine

Tuesday, February 2 – Saturday, February 6 (Ages 4-12 years)

Calling all Cupids! Spread some Valentine’s Day cheer to our local residents at St. Johnland Nursing

Center.  Visit the Children’s Department and make a Valentine Surprise for one of their residents. 

They are sure to put a smile on their faces.  No registration required.

 

Bark George

Friday, February 19 • 10:30-11:00am (2 years with parent/caregiver)

Come and listen to "Bark George" and then have fun making a special "George" craft.

 

Construction Site

Friday, February 26 • 11:00-11:30am (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s read about all different types of construction vehicles and then do a sticker scene!

 

Playful Pups

Monday, February1 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Have fun reading about one of our favorite pets and then make a cute puppy craft to take home.

 

Happy Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 4 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

It’s the Year of the Monkey!  Come celebrate with stories and a craft.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 5 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Have fun listening to your favorite Valentine stories and create a beautiful Valentine for someone special.

 

Storytime Surprise                 

Friday, February 12 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we read an assortment of stories with Miss Sharon and then do a surprise craft!

 

Parade of Penguins

Thursday, February 25 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Join us for stories, songs and a craft, all featuring the irresistible Penguin.

 

My Visit to the Library

Thursday, February 4 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 5-8 years)

Join us as we listen to stories that take place in the Library.  Have fun making a “My Visit to the Library” sticker scene.

 

Button Tree

Tuesday, February 16 • 3:00-3:30pm (Ages 5-9 years)

Have fun decorating a tree with different colored buttons.

 

Popsicle Buddies

Thursday, February 18 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 6-11 years)

 Use your imagination to create a variety of Popsicle Buddies.

 

Potpourri of Fun

Saturday, February 13 • 10:30-11:30am (Ages 6-12 years)

Join us for a morning of fun. There will LEGO® Bricks to build with, crafts to make and objects to paint.  If you like, you can bring along your grandma, grandpa, aunt or uncle.

 

Patchwork Winter

Wednesday, February 24 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 7-11years)

Use your imagination to create a patchwork winter scene.

 

Valentine’s Day Fun

Thursday, February 11 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 8-11years)

Let’s get ready for this special holiday by making a Valentine for a loved one.

 

Creation Station

Saturday, February 13, 20 and 27 • 10:00am-4:00pm (For 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.  No registration required.

 

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

February Programs

Registration for February programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00am.

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Friday, February 5 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, February 20 • 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! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Tuesday, February 9 • 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!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Monday, February 8 •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. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, February 2 • 10:30-11:15am OR 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Foam Cup Snowman

Thursday, February 4 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

What’s chilly on the outside and warm on the inside?  The library!  Join us for some fun wintery stories and make a super cute craft to take home, too!

 

I Love You Beary Much

Wednesday, February 10 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for this special Valentine’s Day program with someone you love “beary” much!  We’ll enjoy stories all about love and make a Valentine to take home.

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, February 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Love Bugs

Wednesday, February 3 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Celebrate the February 14th holiday by listening to stories and making your very own Valentine Day friend!

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesday, February 24 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Monkey

Monday, February 8  • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Come to the library and celebrate The Year of the Monkey!  In the Chinese culture, this is a most special holiday.  We’ll read stories all about Chinese New Year and create a special Chinese Lantern and dragon for you to take home.  (That means “Happy New Year” in Chinese!)

 

Cheerio Bird Feeder

Friday, February 19 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Our little feathered friends love to have delicious treats to eat.  Join us as we make a bird feeder out of Cheerios that you can hang on your tree at home. Yum, yum!

 

Happy Presidents’ Day

Friday, February 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

This holiday celebrates all of our presidents, past and present.  We’ll read stories and make an Uncle Sam mask to take home. 

 

An Inside Out Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a special "Inside Out" storytime for Take Your Child to the Library Day! You may even meet a character or two!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, February 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

TinkerLab

Wednesday, February 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, February 4 • 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. No registration required.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, February 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4-5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and - of course – milk and cookies!

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, February 16 • 4:30-5:00pm

(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, February 23 • 4:30-5:00pm

(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.

 

LEGO® League

Tuesday, February 16 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-10 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, February 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends. A small snack will be served.

 

Little Chess Buddies

Friday, February 26 • 4:30-5:00pm

(8-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with?  Join us for chess buddies.

 

Make a Fortune!

Wednesday, February 17 • 4:30-5:30pm

(8-12 years)

Join Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott this Chinese New Year as he teaches us to make  super-sized fortune cookies with tortillas seasoned with cinnamon sugar, ready to take home and bake. We will make fortune sayings ready to tuck inside after baking!

 

Zentangles

Saturday, February 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(8-12 years)

Join us for this meditative art program where we use simple lines and shapes to create a masterpiece!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For 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. No registration required.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Thursday, February 18 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Inside Out

Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served. Rated PG;

runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

January Programs

Registration for January programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, December 30 at 10:00am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Tuesdays, January 12 & 19 • 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! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Wednesday, January 27 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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, 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. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Monday, January 25 • 10:30-11:15am OR 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

  

Hot Chocolate Mug Craft

Wednesday, January 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you know that you can paint with chocolate syrup?  At the Library, you absolutely can!  We’re going to use chocolate syrup to create a special Craft. Of course, no craft time would be complete without special stories all about our favorite season – winter! Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, January 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Super Duper Snow Plow!

Friday, January 29 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s make a snow plow that looks just like the snow plows we see driving up and down our streets all winter long!

 

Terrific Threes

Thursday, January 21 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

  

Make a Snow Globe!

Friday, January 22 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s make a snow globe of our very own and tell fun stories all about snow and snowmen.  Brrrr!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, January 15 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Sun Catcher Snowman

Thursday, January 14 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

It’s cold outside, but it’s nice and warm inside!  Let’s make this snowman sun catcher that won’t ever melt!

 

TinkerLab

Friday, January 29 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, January 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and - of course – milk and cookies!

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, January 12 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

Snow Much Fun

Saturday, January 16 • 10:30-11:15am

(4-7 years)

It may be cold outside, but that’s not going to stop our fun inside. Listen to some fun stories and make your very own snow globe.

 

LEGO® League

Saturday, January 9 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-10 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, January 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends. A small snack will be served.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Tuesday, January 19• 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design, and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For 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. No registration required.

 

 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
Click here to connect with TumbleBooks. 
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Sesame Street eBooks
 
Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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   Check out these early literacy websites!

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Logo - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

 Bookmark Contest Winner February 2016
 Olivia K., Grade 4
Mills Pond Elementary
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