Children's Programs - Commack Branch

                                                                                                              July Programs

                                                                                    Registration for July programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 28th at 10:00am. 

Baby Playground

Thursday, July 27 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Saturday, July 1 • 10:30-11:00am

Wednesday, July 12 • 10:30-11:00am

Wednesday, July 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.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, July 18 • 10:30-11:15am

Tuesday, July 18• 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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, July 25 • 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.

 

Miss Peggy’s Pizza

Thursday, July 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

I love pizza!  Do you?  Let’s have some fun telling stories about pizza, singing songs about pizza, and we’ll make a GIANT pizza right on the floor!   YUM YUM!

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, July 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

Build a City

Saturday, July 1 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Calling all future architects. Come and design your own city. We’ll explore shapes and colors to create a one of a kind town.

 

Construction Junction

Wednesday, July 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Get ready to build as we explore all the fun things about construction!

 

TinkerLab

Friday, July 7 • 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.

 

Candy-Brownie Trifle

Monday, July 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)

Build a trifle layer by layer with brownies, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and mini candies. YUM! And afterwards we'll play one of Chef Rob's fun games.

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, July 11 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Build a Better Roller Coaster

Thursday, July 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years)

Using just construction paper, make a roller coaster of your very own that will amaze even the experts.

 

Doodlebots

Friday, July 7 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

What can you make using pool noodles, an electric toothbrush, and markers?  Your very own Doodlebot.

 

Snail Racing

Wednesday, July 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Create your own pull string snails as victory goes to the slowest snail in the race!

 

Chess Buddies

Friday, July 14 • 4:30-5:00pm

Tuesday, July 25 • 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.

 

Creative Pastries

Monday, July 24 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(7-12 years)

Think you have what it takes to make three different pastry creations? Then bring your talent to this creative pastries class and see if you can advance to the last round.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Monday, July 17 • 4:15-5:00pm

(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, July 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

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.

 

Tween Afternoon Movie

Wednesday, July 19 • 2:30pm

(For children and teens ages 10-14)

Kubo and the Two Strings

Come hang out at the library and watch a movie on our big screen. A small snack will be served. Rated PG, runtime 101 minutes.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Friday, July 14 • 10:30am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Moana

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

runtime 107 minutes.

 

 

                                                          June Programs

                                                                      Registration for June programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                            Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00am.

 Baby Playground

Thursday, June 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays, June 20 & 27 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, June 10 • 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.

 

Art Starts

Friday, June 30 • 10:30-11:15am OR

Friday, June 30 • 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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Monday, June 19 • 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.

 

Doughnuts with Dad

Saturday, June 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us with dad, granddad, or your very favorite caregiver for a delicious morning of doughnuts.  We’ll take your picture together, and you’ll decorate a picture frame to put it in.

 

Terrific Threes

Monday, June 12 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, June 28 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

TinkerLab

Thursday, June 15 • 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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, June 21 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Wednesday, June 28 • 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.

 

Little Book Buddies

Friday, June 9 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, June 14 • 4:30-5:00pm

Friday, June 30 • 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.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, June 7 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

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.

 

Battle of the Branches

Wednesdays, July 12 & 19 • 4:30-5:15pm

(Children entering grades 4-5 in September 2017)

Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman and competing in a trivia game based on these books.  Have fun competing against our friends from our four library buildings at a battle that will take place on Thursday, July 27th from 4:30-5:30.  Friends and family are welcome to cheer your team on. 

Registration is in person only; beginning on May 31.  You will receive your books when you come in to register.  Please also 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 3, 10 & 17 • 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.

 

Book Swap

Tuesday, June 6 • 3:30-5:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Have gently used books that you don’t read anymore? Come swap them out for something new.

 

Interactive Concert with Lee Knight

Monday, June 26 • 10:30am-11:30am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Join us for a very special concert with Lee Knight as she has us all sing and dance to fun songs about our favorite books.