Upcoming Children’s Events & Programs

Ongoing

Toy Chest Mondays
Mondays, 10:30am – 11:30am

Spend the morning playing with your toddler! We’ll bring out the toy chest. For children 6 months to 4 years old.

Circle Time and Toy Center
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30

For children ages 6 months to 4 years of age. 15 minutes of songs, finger plays and stories, plus some play time for you to share with your child. Meet other parents and caregivers.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before they enter kindergarten – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.  Read three picture books a night and you will finish the program within a year!  See a Children’s Librarian for more information.

100 Books Before 7th Grade

Finished with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or looking to take on a new challenge? Join our new reading program for independent readers! For children in Kindergarten to 6th grade. See a Children’s librarian for more information.

Special Events

Registration for July/August programs begin June 24.  Call or stop in to the Children’s Library to register for events.

Photographs and video footage taken during programs may be used for library publicity.  Please tell library staff if you do not want a photo taken of you or your child.


Rita’s Readers: Book Buddies Program
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 3pm

Children, going into Pre-K through 4th grade, are invited to read and take part in an activity with our teen volunteers.  Book Buddies pair young readers, who need a little extra help to read confidently, with teen book buddies, who listen and offer encouragement. This program is taking place in memory of Rita Simon, an avid reader and Westbury Library user.  Please register in advance.


Family Movie Matinee: Monsters vs. Aliens
Tuesday, July 23 at 3pm
Rated PG, 1hr 34min


Family Cupcake Wars
Tuesday, July 23 at 6pm

Compete against other families in a mega cupcake battle!  Each family will receive 12 cupcakes to decorate.  At the end of the night, a winner will be chosen! Limited to 4 family members.  Please register in advance, space is limited. For families with children entering Kindergarten to 6th grade. 


Out of This World Wednesdays: Galactic Mess
Wednesday, July 24 at 11am

Prepare your own galactic version of an Eton Mess and enjoy! Please register in advance, space is limited. For entering Kindergarten to 6th grade. May contain allergens. Call us for more information.


Sunshine Storytime
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:15pm & August 21 at 11am

Join us for some stories that will brighten up your day. Geared towards children 4 years old to 2nd grade, but all are welcome to attend.


Knock ‘Em Dead Game Show
Thursday, July 25 at 3pm

Will it be trivia, a singing contest or a funny physical challenge? You never know with Knock ‘Em Dead Comedy! Stay on your toes and have fun with this highly entertaining show! All ages welcome.


Tots Night Out
Thursday, July 25 at 7pm

Enjoy fun and educational activities with your young child! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 18 months to 5 years old.


Family Movie Matinee: Wall-E
Tuesday, July 30 at 3pm
Rated G, 1hr 38min


Out of This World Wednesdays: LICM Rocket & Rollin’
Wednesday, July 31 at 11am

Aspiring astronauts, come explore the wondrous science of rockets! Become an aerospace engineer and take on the lunar lander building challenge. Presented by the Long Island Children’s Museum. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children entering Kindergarten to 6th grade. 


Jim the Magician
Thursday, August 1 at 3pm

Enjoy an afternoon of family entertainment with a unique magical twist! All ages welcome.


Out of This World Wednesdays: Egg Drop
Wednesday, August 7 at 11am

Protect your eggs with everyday materials before we drop them from a great height! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children entering Kindergarten to 6th grade.


Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, August 8 from 6:30pm to 8pm

Join us as we celebrate the end of our Summer Reading program with the Bubble Bus! All ages welcome.


Tots Dance Party
Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm

Get ready to sing, dance and play with your child! Play Hooray will be here to encourage cooperation, good manners and fun! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 18 months to 5 years old.


Toddler Drive-In Movie
Monday, August 19 at 10am
Film starts at 10:45am

Beep, beep! Drive up for a special screening of Cars. For the first half hour, toddlers will be building a car out of a cardboard box. Please register in advance, a limited amount of materials will be available. Children are welcome to join us just for the movie, which will begin at 10:30am! For children 18 months to 4 years old.


Sensory Storytime
Thursday, August 22 at 7pm

Visit the library for a storytime designed for children who would benefit from a multi-sensory experience! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 4 years old to entering 6th grade.


Note: Photographs and video taken during events may be used for library publicity.

 

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