Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

May Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 2 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-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 19 • 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)
Saturday, May 20 • 10:00-10:30am
Tuesday, May 16 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, June 1 • 6:30-7:00pm
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)
Wednesday, May 31 • 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, May 11• 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)
Friday, May 5 • 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)
Monday, May 22 • 10:30-11:00am
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.

Dino-Stories
(2-4 years with a parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, May 17 • 3:00-3:45pm
Stomp around to some dinosaur stories and crafts.

Construction Zone
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, May 30 • 11:00-11:45am
Tuesday, May 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

March into Music
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday May 18 • 10:30-11:00am
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. Please register for only one session.

Tiny Tot Prom
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 25 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, May 25 • 3:00-3:45pm
Join us for a dress up dance party, all catered to your little one! Dress your best while enjoying music, games, snacks and prizes.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, May 26 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Squidtacular Stories
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, May 6 • 11:00-11:45am
Meet the giant squid in Kevin Sherry’s I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean and create your own mess-terpiece.

Pajama Storytime
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, May 11 • 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.

Jump and Jive
(4-6 years)
Wednesday, May 17 • 4:30-5:00pm
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy independent music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.

Catch a Dream
(6-9 years)
Friday, June 2 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you remember your dreams in the morning? We will examine our dreams and their meanings and create a dream catcher to hang above our beds.

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Mondays, May 8, 15 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you have the homework blues? Need help studying for an upcoming test? Let our qualified teen volunteers help you with homework, studying and projects! Bring your work to the Library and leave feeling accomplished.

Science Explorers
(6-10 years)
Saturday, May 20 • 11:30-12:15pm
Investigate the worlds of science, math and engineering with interactive activities and experiments with the help of a teen volunteer.

Mother’s Day Love
(7-12 years)
Saturday, May 13 • 10:30-11:15am
It's time to show our Mom's how much they mean to us. Come make some special crafts that you can give for Mother's Day.

Pom Pom Pens
(8-12 years)
Friday, May 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Accessorize your school supplies! We will jazz up our writing utensils and style a pen holder that will work at school or home.

Fantastic Photo Bookmarks
(8-12 years)
Thursday, May 25 • 6:30-7:15pm
Wear your favorite outfit and have us take your picture in a funny pose - and we will turn it into your own bookmark.

Creation Station
(Families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, June 3 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

April Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Hip Hop Baby
(3-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 20 • 10:15-10:45am
Boogie and bounce along with your baby during this interactive movement and music class. The littlest movers will enjoy wiggling and giggling.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 20 • 6:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, April 29 • 10:00-10:30am
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.

Sensory Crawl
(8 months – 23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 28 ∙ 10:30-11:15am
You and your little one will have tons of fun with sensory activities that encourage exploring, creating and playing. No older siblings please.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, April 18 • 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)
Wednesday, April 12 • 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.

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 6 • 11:00-11:45am
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 26 • 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.

Giraffes Can’t Dance
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 7 • 11:00-11:45am
Giraffes can’t dance, can you? We will read about our giraffe friend Gerald and make some maracas to help us dance to the beat.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 19 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Emeraldalicious
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Green is glamorous - discover how Pinkalicious and recycling magic turn a garbage-filled park into a greentastic garden, and make your own gorgeous recycled accessories.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, April 15 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Up, Up and Away
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 27 • 11:00-11:45am
Soar through some stories and create a hot air balloon that will take you up, up and away.

Spring Sundaes
(5-8 years)
Monday, April 10 • 3:30-4:15pm
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry too. We love ice cream, how about you? Enjoy your day off from school with ice cream sundaes, board games and karaoke.

Game Time
(5-12 years)
Thursday, April 13 • 6:30-7:15pm
Bring your game face and challenge our teen volunteers to board games or play against them using our Nintendo Wii. A small snack will be served. 

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Mondays, April 17, 24, May 1 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, April 6, 20, 27 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you have the homework blues? Need help studying for an upcoming test? Let our qualified teen volunteers help you with homework, studying and projects! Bring your work to the Library and leave feeling accomplished. Registration is required for each individual date. Please indicate which date(s) you wish to attend when registering.

LEGO® League
(5-12 years)
Wednesday, April 12 • 3:00-3:45pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Q-Tip Art
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, April 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Using your handprint and q-tips you will create a blooming cherry blossom for the spring season. Dress to make a mess.

Play Date Concert
(Families with children under the age of 7)
Saturday, April 22 • 11:00-12:00pm
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 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.