Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

Registration begins on October 30.
Please click on a program’s title to register.

Nursery Rhyme Time
Wednesday, November 8 •10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, November 15 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, November 25 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, December 2 •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
Tuesday, November 21 •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
Thursday, November 30 •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.

Library Playdate
Tuesday, November 7 •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.

Art Starts
Thursday, November 9 •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.

Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
Monday, November 18 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Dress for a mess as we make playdough from scratch.

Terrific Threes
Friday, December 1 •10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Turkey Tales
Monday, November 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
It’s almost Thanksgiving! Come listen to some holiday tales and afterwards, we’ll make a colorful turkey craft.

Airplanes: A Flying Storytime
Wednesday, November 15 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
In celebration of National Aviation Month, we will be learning about planes and creating a fun aerial craft.

Tales for Tots
Friday, November 17 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society! Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

Rockin and Groovin with Groovy Joe
Saturday, November 25 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
If you love Pete the Cat stories, you’re going to love the hippest, coolest, grooviest dog in town, Groovy Joe. Put on your dancing shoes and listen to the story Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs. Wear a groovy pair of shoes or a dinosaur t-shirt during storytime and receive a special prize. We will listen to some groovy music and make a cool craft.

Messy Storytime
Tuesday, November 28 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library to hear some fun stories and create a messy masterpiece!

Sweetest Kulu Giant Sea Life Puppets
Saturday, December 2 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We will read Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk and then craft sea life puppets.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, November 29 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
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.

Ship Ahoy
Tuesday, November 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Come to the library for some swashbuckling fun. You will listen to some pirate stories, make a craft and participate in a challenging activity.

LEGO® League
Friday, November 3 • 7:00-7:45pm
Friday, November 10 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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!

Homework Help
Tuesday, November 7 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 14 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 21 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 28 • 4:30-5:30pm
(5-10 years)
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.

Robo-Buddies
Monday, November 6 • 5:00-5:45pm
(8-12 years)
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with older children in grades 6-12 to sharpen their STEM skills as they plan, code and guide robots through various challenges. Older children will receive community service credit.

DIY Pumpkin Spa Scrubs
Wednesday, November 15 • 7:00-7:45pm
(8-12 years)
Add a little fall to your daily routine as we make a lip and body scrub that tastes and smells like pumpkin.

ArtSpace
Thursday, November 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity through experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

Creation Station
Saturdays, November 4, 18 & 25 •10:00-3:00pm
(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.

Thanksgiving with Charlie Brown
Tuesday, November 7 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us as we watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. Charlie Brown gets into hot water once again when Peppermint Patty invites herself and the other kids over for Thanksgiving! Make a turkey craft to take home.

Gingerbread House Family Program
Friday, December 1 • 6:00-8:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join The Baking Coach and decorate a full size gingerbread house using cookie cutouts, royal icing and lots of candy to reflect your family’s celebration. All materials are provided. (Please sign up only one person per family.)

 

Registration begins at 10am on September 25.
Please click on a program’s title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, October 7 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Nursery Rhyme Time
Tuesday, October 10 •10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, October 18 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, October 21 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, October 28 •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
Friday, October 20 •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
Tuesday, October 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.

Library Playdate
Monday, October 2 •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.

Art Starts
Friday, October 6 •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.

Terrific Threes
Wednesday, October 25 •10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Tales for Tots
Friday, October 13 •11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a special themed storytime at the Smithtown Historical Society! Please note: class will meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage.

Fairy Tale Fun
Monday, October 16 • 2:30-3:00pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for this storycraft program featuring some classic fairy tale favorites.

Sensory Storytime
Tuesday, October 17 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning by exploring our sensory boxes and participating in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable. Dress to make a mess.

Ghoulish Storytime
Monday, October 23 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Read some spooky tales followed by a bonanza of Halloween crafts.

Halloween Storytime
Tuesday, October 31 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come in your Halloween costume, listen to Halloween stories and make a spooky craft.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, October 25 • 7:00-7:30pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
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.

Gone Batty
Monday, October 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
It’s almost Halloween and there are bats at the library. Join us for some batty tales and make a bat to decorate your own abode.

Edible Creepy Crawlies Storycraft
Tuesday, October 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
List to “spooky” stories and make an edible spider.

Owl Photo Frame
Wednesday, October 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Commemorate your Halloween memories with an adorable owl photo frame. This magnetic frame can hold a 3x5 size photo. Whooose picture will you choose?

Rock Painting and Creative Coloring
Saturday, October 14 • 11:00-11:30am
(5-7 years)
Come to the library and do some rock painting with your kids. Add an inspirational message or make it look like a ladybug or superhero. It will be a perfect decoration to any backyard garden.

LEGO® League
Saturday, October 28 • 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!

Homework Help
Tuesday, October 17 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, October 24 • 4:30-5:30pm
(6-10 years)
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.

Hour of Code - Moana
Saturday, October 14 • 1:30-2:30pm
(8-10 years)
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 for an introduction to computer coding starring characters from the Disney Film Moana. Some computer experience necessary. This program is part of the Great Give Back series.

Hour of Code – Star Wars
Saturday, October 14 • 3:30-4:30pm
(8-10 years)
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 for an introduction to computer coding starring characters from the Disney Film Star Wars. Some computer experience necessary. This program is part of the Great Give Back series.

ArtSpace
Thursday, October 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity by experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

Junior MakerSpace
Wednesday, October 18 • 7:00-7:45pm
(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 limited only by your imagination.

Halloween Perler Craft
Thursday, October 26 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Come to the library and create spook-tacular designs with Perler crafting beads!

Creation Station
Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 •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.

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 21 • 2:00pm
(All families)
Children can Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at the Library. We will have several cars set up with goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters. The fun will end at 3:30pm or when all the candy has been given away (whichever comes first). Costumes are encouraged. We also need volunteers to decorate their trunks (not too scary, please!) and bring some goodies to hand out. If you have ever wished that you got a few trick or treaters and/or miss seeing children enjoying the holiday, we promise that you’ll have a great time. We have 20 parking places available, so please sign up your vehicle no later than Friday, October 20 by contacting the Children’s Department at the Smithtown Main Building. Set up for all cars will begin at 1pm.

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Thursday, October 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our Learn Lab to learn all about the online resources we offer including Brainfuse, a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders which allows you to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing and social studies. Please note that your library card will be necessary in order to create a Brainfuse account.