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.

(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.