Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

August Registration begins at 10am 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
Fridays, July 31 & August 7
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.

Drop-in Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Tuesday, August 4 •2:30-3:00pm
(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. No registration required.

Babies Boogie
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.

Art Starts
Monday, July 27 •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
Thursday, July 30 • 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.

Happy Birthday Smithtown
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.

Wishing Stones
Tuesday, August 4 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
What would you wish for if you had a wishing stone? Listen to Cary Fagan’s story and find out what Ella May wishes for, and make your own wishing stone.

Flashy Fish Tales
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
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
Wednesday, August 5 • 4:30-5:15pm
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!

American Girl® Tea Party
Thursday, July 30 • 2:30-3:15pm
(6-10 years)
Bring your American Girl® or another doll to the Library for a tea party, stories and craft!

Superhero Cuffs
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!

Sunflower Madness
Wednesday, July 29 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Using artist Vincent Van Gogh as your inspiration, draw some beautiful sunflowers and then color them with oil pastels to make them bold and brilliant.

Future Scientists: Learn what it takes to become an Entomologist
Thursday, July 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co., Inc. as we explore the fascinating world of insects. Learn different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists. There will be live insects such as a tarantula and Madagascar roaches to be held and studied.

Scrabble with Friends
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
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
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.

CommUNITY Quilt
Monday, August 3 • 2:30–3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Celebrate Smithtown’s 350th birthday by decorating pieces of a paper community quilt that will be displayed in the children’s room. Each square will be unique but fit together to make one masterpiece, just like the members of our community.

Life-Sized Candy Land
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

 

July Registration begins at 10am on Monday, June 22.
Click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, July 11 • 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
Tuesdays, June 30 & July 7•10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, July 18 & 25 •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.

Drop-in Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Thursday, July 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
Friday, August 14 • 10:00-10:45am
(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. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones
Mondays, July 13 & 20 • 11:00-11:45am
(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
Friday, July 17 • 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
Wednesday, July 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.

Art Starts
Monday, July 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.

Paint-sicles
Thursday, July 16 • 2:30-3:15pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We’re using paint, but in the form of a summer time favorite snack! Stories and songs as well!

Music for Little Folks
Thursday, July 23 •10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Does your little one like to dance and move around? Come to the Library for this fun movement circletime program where we dance and learn through listening and movement and using fun props.

Terrific Threes
Thursdays, July 2 & July 9 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Happy Birthday America
Friday, July 3 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We’re celebrating America’s Birthday today! Come and listen to Patriotic stories and make a craft.

Music with Miss Emily
Monday, July 6 • 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.

Fishy Tales
Saturday, July 11 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
We’re celebrating Shark Week! Come and listen to shark stories and make a craft.

Superhero Pajama Party
Tuesday, July 14 • 7:00-7:45pm
(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library dressed in your superhero pajamas and we will provide the fun. A snack will be served.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, July 14 & 21 • 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.

Monster Party
Saturday, July 25 • 11:00-11:45am
(4-5 years)
Come to the Library for a monstrously good time filled with not-so-scary monster stories, and a fun craft!

Wednesday, July 8 • 2:30- 3:15pm
(5-7 years with parent/caregiver)
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will teach the dangers of sun exposure to young children and their caregivers; presenting a fun approach towards being safe all year round.

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

Little Book Buddies
Wednesdays, July 22 & 29 • 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.

Ice Cream Bingo
Thursday, July 23 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
It’s hot out! Cool off inside the Library with an ice cream sundae, you pick your toppings, and play some bingo!

Circle of Friends: A Sensory Experience for Children with Special Needs
Monday, July 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
Monday, July 6 • 4:30-5:15pm
Saturday, July 11 • 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!

Stuffed Animal Cape Crusaders
Saturday, July 18 • 11:00-11:45am
(7-10 years)
Bring one of your favorite stuffed friends and turn them into a superhero this summer with their very own mask and cape!

Superhero Science
Thursday, July 9 • 4:00-5:00pm
(8-12 years)
Superhero’s fight crime and defeat evil-villains, but they can also help us learn about science. Take part in some fun science demonstrations and activities to test superhero science. Make and take home your own gravity-defying superhero.

Scrabble with Friends
Mondays, July 20 & 27 • 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.

Junior MakerSpace
Monday, July 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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 by your imagination.

Tuesday, July 21 • 4:30-5:30pm
(8-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Raising homing pigeons and housing backyard chickens has been a long standing tradition in Victoria’s family. Explore the various breeds of chickens and pigeons through this fascinating presentation which includes a live animal exhibit.
 
Thursday, July 23 • 11:00-11:30am
(8-12 years)
Friday, July 24 • 11:00-11:30am (Rain Date)
Come with your ideas and create a colorful sidewalk drawing outside at the Library. Colored chalk will be provided and the pavement below will be your canvas!

Camera Club
Tuesday, July 14 • 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.

Cozy Summer Crochet
Tuesdays, July 7, 14 & 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(10-12 years)
Come to this new program and try a few beginning crochet stitches. Relax and have fun while learning a new skill over the summer. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided.

Sibling Group -CANCELLED
Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 • 11:00-11:45am
(10-13 years)
This interactive series of four workshops for siblings of special needs children provides a safe, judgment-free and healthy outlet to explore their feelings. This is a great opportunity to make connections with others and to see that they are not alone in their experiences. This workshop is presented by the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau.

Social Skills 
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
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.

Drop-In Family Bingo
Thursday, July 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
Friday, August 14 • 10:00-10:30am
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun game of traditional bingo!

Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, July 25 • 2:30pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Space Chimps
When the grandson of the Space Agency’s legendary chimpanzee astronaut is recruited to help retrieve a lost space probe, Ham III has an encounter of the hilarious kind as he teams up with the lovely Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan. When the ship crash-lands on a strange planet, can this mismatched chimp crew work together to save the mission without driving each other bananas?
Rated G; runtime 81 minutes

 

June Registration begins at 10:00am on May 26.
Click on a program title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, June 13 • 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
Fridays, June 5 & 12 •10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, June 20 & 27 •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.

Babies Boogie
Monday, June 8 • 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
Wednesdays, June 17 & 24 • 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
Wednesdays, June 3 & 10 • 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, June 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
Thursday, June 4 •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.

Toddlers Tango
Monday, June 8 • 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.

Loud Storytime
Thursday, June 11 • 10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Shhh! You have to be quiet in the Library. Unless it’s LOUD STORYTIME! Enjoy participatory stories that encourage listeners to join in the action!

It Looked Like Spilt Milk Story and Craft
Thursday, June 25 • 10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We will read the story by Charles Shaw and do some fun activities based on the book. Dress to make a little mess.

Terrific Threes
Mondays, June 15 & 22 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Whale Tales Storytime and Craft
Saturday, June 6 • 10:00-10:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library and have a whale of a time listening to whale stories while you make a craft.

Pirate Tales
Wednesday, June 17 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Argh!!! Storytime and craft devoted to everything pirates!

Music with Miss Emily
Thursday, June 18 • 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.

Father’s Day Storytime
Saturday, June 20 • 11:00-11:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the Library and listen to the story Guess How Much I Love You and make a cute Big Nutbrown Hare craft in celebration of Father’s Day.

Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, June 9 & 16 • 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.

Doughnuts by the Dozen
Tuesday, June 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Celebrate National Doughnut Day (June 7) with us as we read stories with doughnuts, make a doughnut craft and, of course, eat doughnuts!

Krafty Kidz
Thursday, June 25 • 2:30-3:15pm
(5-7 years)
Every month we will explore different art mediums and techniques to create a fun project. Dress to make a mess.

LEGO® League
Wednesday, June 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
Tuesday, June 23 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-12 years)
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

American Girl® Tea Party
Tuesday, June 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
(6-10 years)
Bring your American Girl® or another doll to the Library for a tea party, stories and craft!

Cool Crayon Prints
Thursday, June 4 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Create an unusual print from some simple materials in this art program for older children. Be prepared to design your own masterpiece with a technique using manila paper, chalk, crayon and pencil.

Father’s Day Photo Frame
Saturday, June 6 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
Commemorate your Father’s Day festivities with a special hanging photo frame just for dad!

Artist Trading Cards
Thursday, June 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they’ve either created themselves or traded with others.

Tween Tech Lab - PROGRAM CANCELLED
Thursday, June 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(10-12 years)
Join us in our brand new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. Be sure to bring your flash drive. No food or drink permitted in the lab.

Creation Station
Saturdays, June 6 & 13 • 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.

Family Game Day
Friday, June 19 • 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.

Father Daughter Dance
Saturday, June 20 • 3:00-4:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Dress up and dance with your daddy (or granddaddy, or uncle, or caregiver) at the Library to popular tunes from then and now. Refreshments will be served.

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, June 30 • 8:00pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Wednesday, July 1 • 8:00pm (Rain Date)
Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Edition)
Enjoy an evening movie on a giant inflatable movie screen presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum. This beloved family classic will enchant all ages with its blend of music, humor and warmth. Bring your own chairs or blankets and we will supply the popcorn!
Rated G; runtime 102 minutes

Parent Workshop: Online Homework Help and Database Review
Saturday, June 27 • 11:00-11:45am
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests? Join us in our brand new LearnLab 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.