Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

Registration for September programs begins at 10am on August 24.
Please click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, September 5 • 10:00-10:30am
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Friday, September 4 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, September 19 & 26 •10:00-10:30am
(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
Fridays, September 25 & October 2 • 10:00-10:45am
(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
Mondays, September 21 & 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(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, August 31 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
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.

Library Playdate
Tuesday, September 1 • 10:00-10:45am
(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.

Terrific Threes
Wednesdays, September 9 & 16 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Back to School Bookworm Storytime
Tuesday, September 8 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Welcome back to school with stories, songs, and a fun craft.

Music with Miss Emily
Thursday, September 17 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and groove to some sweet tunes with Miss Emily and her guitar.

Quack Storytime
Saturday, September 19 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library and listen to some stories about hedgehogs and ducks, followed by a duck craft.

Apple Stamping
Thursday, September 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Whether they are red, yellow or green, all apples are delicious! Join us for juicy stories and create a colorful apple tree using paints and stamps. Dress to make a mess.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, September 15 & 22 • 11:00-11:30am
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination. This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

Intergalactic Storytime
Wednesday, September 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Grab your space ship and soar right in for some alien fun! Create your own alien to fly home with you.

Fabulous Fall Storytime
Monday, September 21 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Celebrate all things fall with some stories and a craft!

LEGO® League
Thursday, September 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
Saturday, September 19 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

American Girl® Tea Party
Saturday, September 5 • 3:00-3:45pm
(6-10 years)
Bring your American Girl® or another doll to the Library for a tea party, stories and craft!

Junior MakerSpace
Tuesday, September 22 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Tinker in this one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited only by your imagination.

Skyline Collage
Wednesday, September 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Create a stunning and colorful cityscape collage using newspaper, glue, scissors, tissue paper and your own imagination.

Camera Club
Tuesday, September 8 • 4:30-5:15pm
(9-12 years)
Look through a lens and practice perspective! Take a photo; any photo and email it to Miss Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three days before the program. In the program, we’ll view and discuss some of your photos. We will also learn about a famous photographer and a new photography technique to practice for next month.

Creation Station
Saturdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 & October 3 • 10:00-4:00pm
(For families with 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.

Grandparent’s Tea
Saturday, September 12 • 11:00-11:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day with your Grandparent and family as we have a special day of fun planned. Refreshments will be served.

Grandparent’s Day Drop-In Craft
Wednesday, September 16 • 6:30-8:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Visit the Library and make a craft to give to a grandparent or a special loved one! No registration required.

Family Game Day
Friday, September 25 • 5:00-5:45pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy family time at the Library while playing; our collection includes classics and some new favorites! No registration required.

Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, September 26 • 2:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Planes
Dusty is a cropdusting plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty is not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator, who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit.
Rated PG; runtime 91 minutes

 

 

August Registration began on July 20.
Click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, August 15 • 10:00-10:30am
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Saturdays, August 22 & 29 • 10:00-10:30am
(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.

Thursday, August 27 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Bounce and boogie with your baby! Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling.

Wonderful Ones
Tuesdays, August 18 & 25 • 10:00-10:45am
(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
Mondays, August 17 & 24 • 10:00-10:45am
(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.

Tuesday, August 11 •11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Smithtown is 350 years old! Let’s celebrate with a good old fashioned birthday party!

Toddlers Tango
Thursday, August 27 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, move your feet! This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.

Terrific Threes
Fridays, August 21 & 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Pink Party
Saturday, August 15 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
What’s a penguin to think when he turns pink! Come to the Library and join us for a special storytime and craft about a penguin that wakes up pink. Naturally, don’t forget to wear something pink!

Polar Bear
Saturday, August 22 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library and listen to polar bear stories and make an adorable polar bear craft.

Music with Miss Emily
Monday, August 24 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and groove to some sweet tunes with Miss Emily and her guitar.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Thursdays, August 20 & 27 • 2:30-3:00pm
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination. This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

Almost Time for Kindergarten
Tuesdays, August 18 & 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2015)
A program specifically designed for children entering Kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

Wednesday, August 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Hear some splashy tales about fish and make your own CD Rom fish to take home.

Little Book Buddies
Wednesdays, August 19 & 26 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child (entering grades K-2) is paired with a teen (entering grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! Older children receive community service credit for participation.

Circle of Friends: A Sensory Experience for Children with Special Needs - CANCELLED
Thursday, August 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-8 years with parent/caregiver)
An enrichment program for children ages 5-8 with developmental delays, those along the autism spectrum and those typically developing with special needs. Partner with your child in a safe, nurturing environment to lay the foundation for successful future learning. Taught by Lisa Joy Walters, a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher.

LEGO® League
Thursday, August 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
Tuesday, August 11 • 3:30-4:15pm
(7-10 years)
Superheroes unite! Be as creative as you can as you give your cardboard tube super powers!
 
Scrabble with Friends - ALL SESSIONS CANCELLED
Wednesdays, August 5, 12 & 19 • 2:30-3:30pm
(8-12 years)
Join in a fun and friendly game of Scrabble, the original Words with Friends! All levels of ability are welcome.

Marshmallow Engineering
Monday, August 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Think you have what it takes to build a tasty tower? Find out. Use marshmallows and toothpicks to engineer a spectacular creation!

Jeopardy
Thursday, August 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Do you think you have what it takes? Test your knowledge in a rousing game of Jeopardy! With a wide range of questions, from popular candy to state capitols, everyone is bound to know something!

Social Skills -ALL SESSIONS CANCELLED
Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26 •11:00-11:45am
(10-13 years)
This interactive series of workshops for children with special needs focuses on building and strengthening important social skills. Topics include; communication, resisting peer pressure, resolving conflict, coping with anxiety, stress and anger. Presented by the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau.

Family Talk- CANCELLED
Tuesday, August 11 • 7:00-8:00pm
(Grades 6-8)
This fun family night out is designed to help families learn to communicate and understand each other in different ways. Come and learn through fun communication games, and activities, how to make talking with your kids easier and more enjoyable. Refreshments will be served. Presented by the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau.

Thursday, August 6• 2:30-2:45pm
Thursday, August 6• 2:45-3:00pm
Thursday, August 6• 3:00-3:15pm
Thursday, August 6• 3:15-3:30pm
Thursday, August 6• 3:30-3:45pm
Thursday, August 6• 3:45-4:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Visit Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice and Princess Lolly at The Smithtown Library as you play our life size version of Candy Land. YOU become the playing piece in this classic children’s game, and you collect candy as you travel Gumdrop Pass to Lollipop Woods, Peanut Brittle House, and Candy Castle. Don’t forget your camera!

Drop-In Family Bingo
Friday, August 14 • 10:00-10:45am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun game of traditional bingo!

Family Game Day
Friday, August 28 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy family time at the Library while playing games; our collection includes classics and some new favorites! No registration required.

Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, August 29 • 2:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Gnomeo & Juliet
Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo and Juliet must overcome as many obstacles as their namesakes, but with flamboyant pink flamingoes and epic lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
Rated G; runtime 84 minutes