Children's Programs - Commack Branch

March Programs

Registration for March programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Friday, March 24 • 10:30-11:00am

(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

Monday, March 13 & 20 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, March 4 • 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

Friday, March 31 • 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

Thursday, March 16 • 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, March 27 • 10:30-11:15am

Monday, March 27 • 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

Saturday, March 18 • 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 Leprechauns

Friday, March 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Leprechauns are hard to catch, aren’t they? Let’s make our own to take home. Lots of stories about leprechauns will tell you all you need to know about this tiny little trickster.




St. Patrick’s Day Windsock

Tuesday, March 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

A pot of gold, shamrocks, the colors of the rainbow… what else do you need? A little bit of wind to blow your windsock around and a little luck of the Irish. There will be stories, too.

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesday, March 29 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, March 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.

 

Baby Birds

Saturday, March 25 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Come on down to read some fun Spring stories and make your own baby bird craft.

 

Get Buggy

Wednesday, March 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Spring is on its way and with that comes bugs. Create your own paper bug as we read stories about our insect friends.

 

Imagination Station

Friday, March 10 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play.

 

Rainbow Magic

Wednesday, March 22 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Who doesn’t love a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Make your own to take home, and join us for some colorful stories.

 

Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks

Thursday, March 9 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Do you love trucks? We do, too! Come join us to make your own kind of cool trucks from colorful shapes and hear some truck stories too. Vroom, vroom…



Milk and Cookies Storytime
Tuesday, March 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for stories, songs, dancing and of course, milk and cookies!




TinkerLab
Friday, March 10 • 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.



Bedtime Defenders
Thursday, March 30 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Who doesn’t love a bedtime story? Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and head over to the library for a special storytime before you head off to bed. Siblings are welcome.



Little Craft Buddies
Wednesday, March15  • 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 make a craft for the child to take home.

 

Budding Builders

Monday, March 20 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-7 years)

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

 

LEGO League

Saturday, March 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

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

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, March 8 • 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.

 

Pranks and Gags

Thursday, March 30 • 4:00-4:45pm

(8-12 years)

Get ready for April Fool’s Day as we create some fun tricks to take home.

 

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.

 

February Programs
Registration for February programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground
Wednesday, February 15 • 10:30-11:00am
(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
Monday, February 6, 13 • 10:30-11:00am
Saturday, February 18 • 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
Friday, March 3 • 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. 

 

Art Starts
Tuesday, February 7 • 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, February 7 • 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.

 

Fine Motor Fun
Tuesday, February 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
This program allows your little one to work on the tasks that will improve their fine motor skills.  These skills are essential to building muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists. 

 

I Love You Beary Much
Friday, 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
Wednesday, March 1 • 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.

 

Valentine’s Day Tree
Tuesday, February 14 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the love by making a love-ly tree with tiny hearts.  

 

Teddy Bear Storytime
Monday, Feburary 27 • 2:30- 3:15pm
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us at the library for a special storytime and activities featuring stuffed animal. Teddy bears and other stuffed friends welcome.

 

Terrific Threes
Thursday, March 2 • 10:30- 11:15pm
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.   

 

Alphabet Soup
Tuesday, February 21 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

Cheerio Bird Feeder
Monday, February 27 • 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.

 

Marshmallow Snowman Brownie
Wednesday, February 22 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us as Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott teaches us to make a yummy snowman and afterwards play a fun game.

 

Paint Stick Snowman
Wednesday, February 22 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Make these paint stick snowmen to see how high the snow is getting.  They’ll stay warm in their little hats and scarves, for sure.

 

Polar Bear
Saturday, February 11 • 10:30-11:00am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you know that polar bears have black skin and their fur is clear? Come down to the library to learn more about these amazing animals and make your own cute little polar bear craft.

 

Tinkerlab
Wednesday, february 8 • 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.

 

Bedtime Defenders
Thursday, February 23 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Who doesn’t love a bedtime story? Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and head over to the library for a special storytime before you head off to bed. Siblings are welcome.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies
Friday, February 17 • 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
Monday, February 27  • 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.

 

Mardi Gras Masquerade
Saturday, February 25 • 10:30-11:15am
(5-7 years)
Decorate special masks as we celebrate this fun holiday.

 

Chess Buddies
Friday, February 10 • 4:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, February 22 • 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
Tuesday, February 21 • 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, February 1 • 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.

 

Pop Art Poetry
Wednesday, February 15 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Express yourself using mixed media art while creating your own poetry project.

 

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.

 

Book Swap
Friday, February 24 • 11:00-1:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Have gently used books that you don’t read anymore? Come down to the library and swap them out for something you haven’t read!

 

Family Movie Matinee
Thursday, February 23 • 10:30-12:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served.

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day in Gotham City
Thursday, February 4 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a some fun activities for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Bring your camera, some Gotham City residents will be in attendance.