Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

July Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, July 11 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Games
(Birth-15 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 12 • 11:00-11:30am
Sign, sing and play with your little one. Babies will be introduced to simple signs, engage in age appropriate games and learn new fingerplays.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, July 18 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, July 20 • 6:30-7:00pm
Saturday, July 22 • 10:30-11:00am
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.

Shake, Rattle and Read
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Monday, July 17 • 10:30-11:00am
Join in the giggles and wiggles as we share stories, rhymes and songs!

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 26 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Young at Art
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, July 13• 10:30-11:15am
Explore and discover art with your toddler through hands-on activities and fine motor fun. Each child will take home their own masterpiece. Dress to make a mess.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, July 27 • 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.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 12 • 2:00-2:30pm
Wednesday, July 12 • 3:00-3:30pm
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, July 25 • 10:15-11:00am
Tuesday, July 25 • 11:30-12:15pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

Bubble Bar
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, July 24 • 10:15-10:45am
Monday, July 24 • 11:00-11:30am
Enjoy the summer sun with water tables, bubbles and chalk! Dress to make a mess. Please sign up for one session.

Truckin’
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, July 22 • 11:30-12:15pm
Rev your engines and put your listening ears in gear for a storytime all about trucks and collage a big rig masterpiece.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, July 13 • 3:30-4:15pm
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.

Let’s Salsa
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, July 20 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, July 20 • 2:00-2:45pm
Join in the summer fun as we read garden fresh stories, discover the taste of vegetables and learn how to salsa dance! Salsa and chips will be served during the program.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, July, 13 • 7:00-7:30pm
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.

Gazebo Storytime
(For families with children under the age of 4)
Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10:15-10:45am
Join us at the Nesconset Gazebo every Friday in July for stories, songs, music and movement activities! Bring a blanket or towel. No registration required. Weather permitting.

Little Library Buddies
(4-7 years)
Wednesday, July 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.

Tinker Thinkers
(5-7 years)
Thursday, July 27 • 3:00-3:45pm
Children will explore art and science activities to express creativity and build problem solving skills.

Happy Campers
(5-7 years)
Thursday, August 3 • 3:30-4:15pm
Gather ‘round for campfire stories, make your own s’mores snack mix and craft travel games perfect for backyard play.

Beach Treasure Art
(5-7 years)
Saturday, July 29 • 11:00-11:45am
Create a piece of art using seashells and clay. If you want, bring some of your own seashells from home.

The Jester Jim Show
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 5 • 6:30-7:30pm
Jester Jim is back with his hilarious plungerific show, filled with juggling, balancing stunts and beatboxing.

Fun with Folding
(8-12 years)
Wednesday, July 19 • 11:00-11:45am
Learn the art of Origami by creating simple folding designs.

Art Happening
(8-12 years)
Thursday, July 27 • 7:00-7:45pm
Explore a variety of art media in this hands on program.

Pineapple Prints
(8-12 years)
Friday, July, 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
Using your thumbprints, we will create a delicious summer scene that will bring out the artist in everyone.

Emoji Jam
(9-12 years)
Wednesday, August 2 • 3:00-3:45pm
Say it with style when you DIY your own emoji flair.

Art after Dark
(for Families with children under the age of 12)
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8 • 6:30-8:30pm
An evening drop in craft night that lets your creativity shine like a star in the night sky. No registration required.

June Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Steps
(Birth - 11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, June 30 • 11:00-11:45am
This is an 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.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 22 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, July 6 • 6:00-6:30pm
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
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 27 • 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, June 20 • 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.

March into Music
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 5 • 11:00-11:30am
Little feet will dance and march to the beat. We will use a variety of instruments and simple songs to bring out the dancer in everyone!

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 29 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, June 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.

Father’s Day Fun
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Show Dad how much you love him with homemade crafts for Father's Day.

Library Luau
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:45-3:30pm
Do storytime Hawaiian style – hang loose, dance the hula and embrace the aloha cheer.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, June 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, June 22 • 7:00-7:30pm
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.

June Bugs
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, June 26 • 10:30-11:15am
Enjoy a not-so-creepy storytime about bugs and make a fun craft.

Recycled Reef
(5-7 years)
Friday, July 7 • 3:00-3:45pm
Friday, July 7 • 4:30-5:15pm
Dive deep into your creativity when you make a sea side inspired mosaic using recycled materials.

The Jester Jim Show
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 5 • 6:30-7:30pm
Jester Jim is back with his hilarious plungerific show, filled with juggling, balancing stunts and beatboxing.

Chess Buddies
(5-12 years)
Tuesday, July 11 • 2:30-3:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play chess and are you looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

One Potato, Two Potato
(6-8 years)
Saturday, July 8 • 11:00-11:45am
We love potatoes, how about you? Let’s read some potato stories, play some hot potato, taste test different potato chips and plant our own potato heads.
This program may not be suitable for children with food allergies.

Recipe for Fun
(6-9 years)
Thursday, July 6 • 11:00-12:00pm
Summer is here! Learn to make slime, silly putty and play-doh and take some home to share.

Eric Carle Art
(6-12 years)
Saturday, June 24 • 11:30-12:15pm
Take a closer look at this beloved author and illustrator and make a masterpiece inspired by his vibrant collages.

Carton Craze
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, June 27 • 4:00-4:45pm
Help us put our recyclables to good use. We will get creative and make a work of art using egg cartons and water bottles.

Battle of the Branches
(Children entering grades 4-5 for the 2017-2018 school year)
Fridays, July 14 & 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Frindle by Andrew Clements and Zoobreak by Gordon Korman and compete in a trivia game against our Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Thursday, July 27th from 4:30-5:30. Friends and family are welcome to cheer your team on. Registration begins June 1.