Children's Programs - Commack Building

February Programs

Registration for February programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, January 31 at 9:30am.

Baby Playground

Monday, February 12 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Thursday, February 8 • 10:30-11:00am

(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, February 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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. 

 

Art Starts

Wednesday, February 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

Wednesday, February 14 • 3:30-4:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, February 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Toddler Jump & Play

Tuesday, February 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

 

Imagination Station

Tuesday, February 27 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, February 28 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and of course, milk and cookies!

 

Little Craft Buddies

Friday, February 9 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

 

Chess Buddies

Friday, February 16 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Homework Help

Mondays, February 5, 12 & 26 • 4:00-5:00pm

(5-12 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.  You must register for each date you wish to attend.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, February 7 • 4:15-5:00pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

Robo-Buddies

Wednesday, February 21 • 4:15-5:00pm

(8-10 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.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For 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. No registration required.

 

Melted Chocolate Ice Cream French Toast

Thursday, February 22 • 10:00-10:45am

(Ages 4-7)

Join Chef Rob as he teaches us another great recipe. This time we’ll have melted chocolate ice cream soaked into fresh baked challah bread topped with powdered sugar that creates a delicious French toast for morning or a snack.

January Programs

Registration for January programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, December 27 at 9:30am.

 

 

Baby Playground

Wednesday, January 10 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesday, January 2 • 10:30-11:00am

Friday, January 19 • 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.

 

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, February 1 • 10:30-11:15am

(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. 

 

Art Starts

Thursday, January 11 • 10:30-11:15am OR 11:30a-12:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Fine Motor Fun

Tuesday, January 2 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

This program allows your little one to work on the tasks that will improve their fine motor skills.  These skills are essential to building muscles in the hands, fingers and wrists.

 

Hip Hop Tots

Wednesday, January 31 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

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.

 

TinkerLab

Friday, January 5 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Homework Help

Mondays, January 8, 22, 29 • 4:00-5:00pm

(5-12 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.  You must register for each date you wish to attend.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Wednesday, January 24 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Come join the fun. Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

 

Little Book Buddies

Friday, January 19 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, January 10 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, January 3 • 4:15-5:00pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For 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. No registration required.

 

 

 

December Programs

Registration for December programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, November 29 at 9:30am.

 

 

Baby Playground

Friday, December 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Monday, December 4 • 10:30-11:00am

Friday, December 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(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.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, December 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

Tuesday, December 12 • 3:30-4:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Chocolate Handprint Reindeer

Friday, December 22 • 2:30-3:15pm

Friday, December 22 • 3:30-4:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your very own Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer ornament using your hand dipped in chocolate sauce. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Wednesday, December 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Toddler Jump & Play

Wednesday, December 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

 

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You Hear?

Tuesday, December 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Learn all about winter animals, listen to some fun stories, and make a “cool” craft.

 

TinkerLab

Wednesday, December 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Winter in a Bottle

Monday, December 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

You can enjoy winter all year round by making this fun project.  Come craft with us and enjoy some stories all about winter.  Remember, it may be cold outside, but it’s nice and warm at the library.

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, December 20 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Homework Help

Mondays, December 4 & 11 • 4:00-5:00pm

(5-12 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.  You must register for each date you wish to attend.

 

Hour of Code

Friday, December 8 • 4:15-5:00pm

(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 Star Wars. Some computer experience necessary.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, December 7 • 4:15-5:00pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the 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.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, December 6 • 4:15-5:00pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For 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. No registration required.

 

Delicious Holiday Dozen for Families

Monday, December 18 • 4:30-5:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come with the family and make a batch of Chef Rob's cocoa oatmeal cookies. Everyone will go home with at least two dozen cookies ready to bake for the holidays. Please register once as a family.