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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

May and June Children's Programs
Registration begins Tueday, May 3
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs

Baby Bounce
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 20 • 11:00-11:30am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!

Baby Steps
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 23 • 10:15-10:45am
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-eighteen months in stroller with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, May 19 & 26 • 10:15-11:00am
A fun exercise class designed for parents with strollers! Children will be entertained in their strollers while you exercise and interact with them at the same time. The stroller provides the perfect resistance and balancing tool for these uniquely designed fitness activities. Parents and caregivers, please wear sneakers, bring a bottle of water and yoga mat or towel. 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, May 10 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, May  14 • 10:00-10:30am 
Thursday, June 9  • 10:15-10:45am
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. 

Play Date Concert
(Families with children under the age of 8)
Saturday, June 25 • 3:00-4:00pm
Sing, dance and ROCK OUT with Play Date! Join husband and wife duo Greg Attonito (of The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate of the award-winning kindie music group, Play Date. Their music inspires children to use their imaginations – and their dance moves – to rock out and explore the world around them. Play Date’s live, interactive show is a great place for families to share a positive, energetic and memorable music experience together.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, May 17• 11:00-11:45am
Tuesday, June 7• 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, May 24 • 11:00-11:45am
Tuesday, June 28 • 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.

Library Playdate
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 12 • 2:30-3:15pm
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.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, June 10 • 11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 21 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Once Upon an Author
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 13∙ 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. Dress to make a mess.

Stars, Stripes & Stories
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 27 • 10:30-11:15am
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Library by reading stories, singing songs and making a patriotic craft to share with your family.

Little Library Buddies
(4-7 years)
Saturday, May 7 • 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.

Mutt Club
(6-10 years)
Saturday, May 7 • 11:00-11:45am
Give our animal friends a helping hand - work together to create donations for shelter animals in need. Mutt Club is a Mutt-i-grees in the Library program, an extension of the Mutt-i-grees Movement and Curriculum, a unique approach to humane education, social and emotional learning.

Socktopus
(6-8 years)
Thursday, June 30 • 3:00-3:45pm
These cute and colorful creatures come from the depths of the laundry basket - join us for seaside tales and make your own socktopus!

Pixel Art
(8-12 years)
Wednesday, June 29 • 11:00-11:45am
Create a one of a kind masterpiece using perler beads and your imagination.

Blooming Spring Vase
(8-12 years)
Saturday, May 14 • 11:00-11:45am
Enjoy this spring Saturday making a bright vase using a mason jar and floral fabric. This will be a perfect addition for some colorful flowers.

 
 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

 

JUNE Programs (scroll down for May)

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for June programs begins on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Saturday June 4 • 10:00-10:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Monday, June 13 • 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

Tuesday, June 7 • 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

Saturday, June 11 • 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.

 

Nursery Rhyme Surprise

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

We will read, sing and make a cool craft with some of our favorite nursery rhymes.

 

Toddler’s Tango     

Friday, June 3 • 10:30-11:15am (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)           

Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.

 

Oldies but Goodies

Tuesday, June 21 • 3:00-3:30pm (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)          

Join us for stories that your parents may have listened to when they were young.  We’ll make a craft, too.

 

Art Starts     

Tuesday, June 28 • 11:00-11:45am (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!

 

Buzzing Bees

Wednesday, June 1 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Buzz on down to the Library for stories and a craft.

 

Dad’s Day

Wednesday, June 8 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Make a craft to surprise your dad with on his special day.  We’ll read stories too.

 

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Wednesday, June 29 • 3:00-3:30pm (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we read about our favorite big red dog and make a big red craft.

 

Friendly Frogs

Thursday, June 30 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Hop along with us as we read a few froggy tales then make a friendly frog on a lily pad craft!

 

Monsters, Monsters Everywhere

Tuesday, June 14 • 4:00-4:30pm (4-6 years)

Join us for this not so scary storytime.  Have fun listening to monster stories. Then make your very own Go Away Big Green Monster!

 

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, June 8 • 4:15-5:00pm (Ages 4-7 years)

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

 

Franklin the Turtle

Thursday, June 16 • 4:15-4:45 (5-8 years)

Join us for some stories and a craft as we learn some life lessons with Franklin the Turtle and his many friends.

 

Something Fishy at the Library

Thursday, June 9 • 4:15-4:45pm (5-9 years)

Swim on down to the Library to enjoy stories under the sea.  Have fun decorating a realistic fishy sticker scene.

 

Little Art Buddies

Monday, June 13 • 4:15-5:00pm (5-9 years)

Enjoy an afternoon paired with a teen to create and explore different art techniques. 

Dress to make a mess!

 

Butterfly Surprise

Tuesday, June 28 • 3:30-4:00pm (5-9 years)

Come and enjoy listening to a few butterfly stories and then have fun decorating a butterfly with different colored buttons.

 

Orangutan Storytime                    

Wednesday, June 22 •4:00-4:30pm (6-9 years)

We will read stories about the lovable orangutan. We will learn about this endangered ape as well as do a craft.

 

Easy Origami

Monday, June 6 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 7-11 years)

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

 

Sand Art Fun

Wednesday, June 15 • 4:15-4:45 (8-12 years)

Using different colored sand and a choice of a variety of bottles, you can create a beautiful design.

 

Creation Station (No registration required)

Saturday, June 4, 11 and 25 • 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.

 

 

MAY Programs

On-line, phone or in person registration for May programs begins on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Friday, May 6 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Saturday, May 21 • 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.

 

Babies Boogie

Monday, May 9 • 10:30-11:15am (3-24 months with parent/caregiver)

Bounce and Boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking.  Presented by Nicole Sparling.

 

Wonderful Ones

Monday, May 2 • 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, May 24 • 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.

 

Tooting Trains

Thursday, May 19 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we read about tooting trains and then do a terrific train craft.

 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Friday, May 13 • 10:30-11:00am (2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

Come and enjoy stories about the stars and the moon. Have fun making an out of this world craft.

 

My Green Thumb

Tuesday, May 31 • 3:00-3:30pm (2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Everything is starting to grow!  Listen to stories and start growing a plant you will be able to put in your own garden.

 

It’s Mom’s Day

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

It's mom's special day! Come and enjoy stories about moms. Then have fun making a special Mother's Day craft.

 

Our Feathered Friends

Tuesday, May 17 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Tweet! Tweet! Come hear stories about birds and make a cute craft to bring home.

 

Rainbow Fish Adventure

Tuesday, May 24 • 3:00-3:30pm • (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we read of the many adventures of our friend Rainbow Fish.  Have fun making your very own Rainbow Fish to take home.

 

Dora the Explorer and Friends

Friday, May 27 • 11:00-11:30am • (3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We will read about Dora the Explorer and her many adventures and then make a fun craft.  Swiper no swiping!

 

Three Little Pigs and Friends

Thursday, May 19 • 4:15- 4:45pm (5-8 years)

Come and enjoy listening to THREE favorite fairy tales, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Then have fun making a special THREE craft!

 

Pretty Pinwheels

Monday, May 23 • 4:15-4:45pm (5-8 years)

We will color and make pinwheels to play with on those windy Spring days!

 

Little Art Buddies

Monday, May 9 • 4:15-5:00pm (5-9 years)

Enjoy an afternoon paired with a teen to create and explore different art techniques. 

Dress to make a mess!

 

Junior LEGO® Buddies

Wednesday, May 18 • 4:15-5:00pm (5-9 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Come join the fun! Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

 

Mother’s Day Surprise

Wednesday, May 4 • 4:15-4:45pm (5-10 years)

Show that special person in your life how much you love them.  Join us as we make them a beautiful Mother's Day surprise.

 

Buggy About Books

Thursday, May 26 • 4:15-4:45pm (6-9 years)

Enjoy listening to stories about bugs and then have fun making a cool bug magnet.

 

Adventures Under the Sea

Wednesday, May 25 • 4:15-4:45pm (6-11 years)

Swim into the Library and join us for an under the sea adventure.  Enjoy coloring a fuzzy fish picture.

 

Mother’s Day Mirror Card

Monday, May 2 • 4:15-4:45pm (8-11 years)

Enjoy making a special card for Mom to show her how much she means to you.

 

Shake, Shake, Shake Storytime

Thursday, May, 12 • 4:00-4:30pm (8-11 years)

Enjoy listening to stories about different types of musical instruments.  Have fun painting a mini wooden maraca.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Creation Station

Saturday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 • 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

May Programs

Registration for May programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00am.

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, May 26 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Tuesday, May 24 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, May 14 • 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, May 20 • 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

Wednesday, May 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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, May 23 • 10:30-11:15am OR

Monday, May 23 • 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.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, May 17 • 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.

 

Love those Ladybugs

Wednesday, May 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s read all about these cute little beetles and make a special craft to take home.

 

Wrapper Flowers

Tuesday, May 10 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make a flower garden using cupcake wrappers.  You can enjoy this garden all summer long -- and of course we’ll sing and tell super flowery stories, too. 

 

Playdough Party

Wednesday, May 25 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Leave the mess at the Library and use playdough to create a gooey masterpiece. Dress to make a mess.

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesday, May 3 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Chuga Chuga Choo Choo

Tuesday, May 24 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

All aboard!  Join us for this storytime all about trains – and let’s use the letters of our name to make a name train to take home.

 

For the Birds

Saturday, May 21 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Read some fun spring stories and make an adorable nest for some baby birds.

 

Muffins with Mom

Friday, May 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Yum, yum!  Join us for muffins as we celebrate Mother’s Day!  We will take a picture with Mom and put it in a fabulous picture frame you create with your very own hands. 

 

Pete the Cat Puppet

Friday, May 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Listen to some of our favorite Pete the Cat stories and then make a puppet of our furry friend.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Friday, May 27 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

After School Shenanigans

Tuesday, May 17 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

Come listen to some ZANY stories with Ms. Erin and afterwards, we'll do a fun craft or activity.

 

Kids’ Crafternoon

Monday, May 9 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

Time to get crafty. Join us for a new fun craft each meeting.

 

Junior Lego Buddies

Monday, May 23 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Come join the fun. Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

 

Rocking Cinco De Mayo

Thursday, M ay 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

It is time to rock and celebrate the fifth of May. Become a guitar hero by making your own paper instrument while hearing some groovy stories about music.

 

Chess Buddies

Tuesday, May 24 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 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 where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Wednesday, May 25 • 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!

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, May 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

G.N.A.T. is now the Nerd Squad. Join us as geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

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.

 

 

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