Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

July Registration begins on June 25.
Please click on a title to register.

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, July 7 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Diaper Derby
Monday, July 9 • 10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a baby crawl, stories, bubbles, music and fun.

Nursery Rhyme Time
Tuesday, July 10 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 21 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, July 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
Thursday, July 12 •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.

Shake and Make Music
Tuesday, July 24 • 10:00-10:30am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
We will have fun with beanbags, bubbles and musical instruments.

Magical Unicorn
Friday, July 20 • 7:00-8:00pm
(18 months-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. in this fun, fast-paced and educational program. Toddlers and their caregivers will work side by side as the practice skills necessary for a lifetime of learning! Activities will include music, movement, fine and gross motor skill development and early literacy activities. There will be a unicorn story and a make and take home unicorn craft!

Time for Twos
Thursday, July 26 •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.

Monday Funday
Monday, July 16 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in our Activities Room in the Children’s Department for fun-filled creative play.

Art Starts
Monday, July 2 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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 5 •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.

Parachute Play
Monday, July 30 •10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come read, sing and play in this high energy program.

Toddler Jump and Play
Monday, July 23 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

Terrific Threes
Tuesday, July 17 • 10:00-10:45am
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

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

Tales for Tots
Friday, July 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.

Groovy Joe Ice Cream Pajama Party
Saturday, July 14 • 10:00-10:30am
(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 pajamas while we listen to some groovy music and make an ice cream cone craft.

Music for Little Folks
Tuesday, July 31 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Use your feet and ears to listen and follow along to the music using instruments and bean bags.

Emoji Storytime
Saturday, August 4 • 10:00-10:30am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sparkles, rainbows, emojis and unicorns, LOL! Join us for a magical storytime that is sure to make you smile!

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 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.

Giant Sea Life Squid Puppets
Saturday, July 21 • 2:30-3:00pm
(4-7 years)
Come listen to the story I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry and other stories about the ocean and sea creatures. Let’s make a Giant Squid puppet in celebration of these fascinating creatures.

Singin’, Swingin’ Sharks
Wednesday, July 18 • 2:30-3:15pm
(Entering Grades 1-6)
Do you hear with your ears? A shark hears using its entire body! Discover why sharks are the apex predators of the ocean, thanks to their amazing super-senses. Get your bite on as you touch a real shark jaw and excavate a shark tooth to use to embellish a necklace. This program is presented by an educator from the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.

Elephant and Piggie
Thursday, August 2 • 4:30-5:15pm
(5-7 years)
Can’t get enough Elephant and Piggie? Join us for a fun storytime celebrating this entertaining pair!

LEGO® League
Friday, July 6 • 7:00-7:45pm
Friday, August 3 • 7:00-7:45pm
(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!

Animals Rock
Monday, July 23 • 2:30-3:30pm
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Green Meadow Farms will bring the animals to the library for you to meet! This program will teach you about different animals and where they live, eat and sleep.

Twist-A-Story with Mr. Poppin’ Twist
Monday, July 30 • 3:00-3:45pm
(5-12 years)
Join Mr. Poppin’ Twist on a fully interactive, improvisational story-telling adventure with balloons. There is no telling where the story will go!

Battle of the Books Jr.
Mondays, July 2 & 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Grades 4-5)
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume and The Lemonade War by Jaqueline Davies and competing in a trivia game against our Smithtown Library Buildings. Battle will take place on Wednesday, July 25 from 4:30-5:30pm. Friends and family are welcome to cheer you and your team on.

Patriotic Fraction Flags
Tuesday, July 3 • 4:30-5:15pm
(7-10 years)
We will be combining math and art to design fun, colorful flags just in time for Independence Day!

Summer Sunset Paintings
Thursday, July 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
(7-10 years)
Learn about what happens when wax and paint are combined. Learn all about wax-resist painting and create a colorful watercolor sunset.

Tween Game Afternoon
Thursday, July 5 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
Have a free afternoon? Don’t know how to fill it? Come down to the library and enjoy an afternoon of games!

Sharpie Rock and Seashell Art
Tuesday, July 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Be inspired by rocks and seashells to create a beautiful piece of art.

Building Healthy Meals Together: Gourmet Flatbread Pizza
Thursday, July 19 • 2:30-3:30pm
(8-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a professional cooking demonstration led by Chef Dell’Amore as he prepares delicious veggie pizzas on whole wheat or white flour flat breads all done with a skillet and a toaster oven! Samples will be shared and recipes will be available.

Terrific Tessellations
Thursday, July 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Dutch artist M.C. Escher is famous for his fascinating and intricate tessellation designs. We’ll examine a few of these works for inspiration to create intricate designs of our own.

Learning to Code using Minecraft
Friday, July 27 • 11:00-11:45am
Friday, July 27 • 3:00-3:45pm
(8-12 years)
We will meet in the Learn Lab to learn coding basics using Minecraft themed modules as we start learning how technology works and how to create software applications.

Future Scientists: Learn what it takes to become an Entomologist
Tuesday, July 24 • 2:30-3:15pm
(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.

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

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, August 14 • 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 15 • 8:00pm Rain Date
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy an evening movie on a giant inflatable movie screen presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum. Bring your own chairs or blankets and we will supply the popcorn!

 

June Registration begins on May 29.

Please click on a program’s title to register.

 

Twinkle Toes
Saturday, June 9 •10:00-10:30am
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

Nursery Rhyme Time
Tuesday, June 12 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, June 23 •10:00-10:30am
Saturday, June 30 •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
Monday, June 18 •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.

Family Fun Night
Friday, June 29 • 7:00-8:00pm
(18 months-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. in this fun, fast-paced and educational program for the entire family. Family members will work side by side as they practice the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning! Activities will include music, movement, fine and gross motor skill development and early literacy activities. There will also be a craft!

Time for Twos
Tuesday, June 26 •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.

Monday Funday
Monday, June 4 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us in our Activities Room in the Children’s Department for fun-filled creative play.

Library Playdate
Tuesday, June 5 •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.

Farmstand Printing
Saturday, June 9 • 3:00-3:45pm
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
We will be experimenting with fresh local produce to create colorful prints. Dress to make a mess.

Art Starts
Thursday, June 7 •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.

Parachute Play
Tuesday, June 19 •10:00-10:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Come read, sing and play in this high energy program.

Toddler Jump and Play
Monday, June 11 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Meet new friends at the Library and work on social skills with our fun playground toys.

Strawberry Fun Days
Saturday, June 16 • 10:00-10:30am
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Strawberry picking time is just around the corner. Come to the Library and listen to the story The Little Mouse, The Red Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear, followed by a lovely Mousie and Strawberry related craft.

Tales for Tots
Friday, June 8 •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.

Outer Space Storytime
Wednesday, June 13 • 2:30-3:15pm
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for stories, rhymes and an art activity about rockets, planets, stars and of course, astronauts.

Baby Animal Storytime
Thursday, June 21 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
This program is sure to please young animal lovers with fun stories and an adorable baby animal craft.

LEGO® League
Monday, June 25 • 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!

Battle of the Books Jr.
Mondays, July 2 & 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Children entering grades 4-5 in September 2018)
Get ready for a reading rumble! We will be reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume and Lemonade Wars by Jaqueline Davies and competing in a trivia game based on these books. Have fun competing against our friends from our four library buildings at a battle that will take place on Wednesday, July 25th from 4:30-5:30. Friends and family are welcome to cheer your team on.
Registration is in person only; beginning on June 1st. You will receive your books when you come in to register. Please also note: you should be available to attend the 2 battle prep days at your library building in addition to the battle day to attend this program.

Science Buddies
Tuesday, June 5 • 4:45-5:30pm
(8-12 years)
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Dress to make a mess.

ArtSpace
Thursday, June 28 • 2:30-3:15pm
(8-12 years)
This program encourages children to explore their creativity through experimenting with a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

Creation Station
Saturdays, June 2, 9, 23 & 30 •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.

Drop-in Family Coloring Time
Monday, June 25 • 4:30-5:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy coloring fun for the whole family with an array of coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils. This is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. No registration required.

Family Bingo
Wednesday, June 27 • 2:30-3:15pm
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come to the library to enjoy Bingo card fun. Sure to be fun for the whole family!

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Tuesday, August 14 • 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 15 • 8:00pm Rain Date
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Enjoy an evening movie on a giant inflatable movie screen presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum. Bring your own chairs or blankets and we will supply the popcorn!