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.

Special Events

For ticketed programs, check-in at the Children’s Library beginning fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program to pick up your ticket. Ticketed programs will not have advance registration and are first come, first served. One ticket per child. Children must fit the age requirement and be present to receive a ticket for the program.

Registration for September/October programs begin August 27.  Call or stop in to the Children’s Library to register for events.


Back to BACH
Monday, August 20 at 3pm

Get inspired and join Back to BACH as they demonstrate magical sounds from the instruments they play! For children up to 6th grade and their families.


Early Intervention Informational Session
Wednesday, August 22 at 10am

This program is FREE and open to the public. Please register in advance.
Early Intervention is a voluntary developmental evaluation and services program offered by New York State and administered locally by the Nassau County Department of Health.
To be eligible for Early Intervention services, children must be under 3 years of age.
If families have developmental concerns for their children, then Early Intervention can be a helpful resource. Check out their website at:
www.nassaucountyny.gov/3899/Early-Intervention.


Baby and Me Yoga
Wednesday, August 22 & 29 at 7pm

Caregivers and their children are welcome to join us for this gentle hour of fitness and fun where the focus will be on basic yoga postures. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and water. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children ages 18 months to 4 years old.


Help Me Grow
Thursday, August 23 at 7pm

This interactive class will help enhance your child’s academic performance, as well as social interactions by focusing on speech/language expansion, motor skills and early literacy skills.  A licensed and certified speech-language pathologist will lead the class.  Please register in advance, space is limited. For children ages 3 to 5 years old.


[Ticketed Program] Extreme Milkshakes
Tuesday, August 28 at 2pm – Check in begins at 1:45pm

Celebrate the end of summer with a yummy milkshake! Tickets are required to attend this program. Space is limited. For children in Kindergarten to 6th grade.


Safe & Warm Quilt Initiative
Wednesday, September 12 at 3:45

Come help us create quilt squares that will be donated to the Safe & Warm Quilt Initiative. This Family and Children’s Association campaign benefits the homeless youth of Long Island and aims to bring Long Islanders together to demonstrate compassion and unity by being creative. For children in PreK-6th. Please register in advance, supplies are limited.


What is the Special Education Process?
Wednesday, September 12, at 6 pm

This interactive workshop will enhance your understanding of the Special Education process with descriptions of diagnostic evaluations, as well as how to identify your child’s strengths and needs in the development of an appropriate Individual Education Program (IEP). In addition, you will learn about your rights and roles in the education process and strategies for developing and building strong and collaborative relationships with the professionals involved in developing appropriate goals and providing services to your child.


Puppet Playtime
Thursday, September 13 at 11am

Come listen to stories, sing songs and play games using fun props during this high-energy, interactive musical puppet variety show! Meet new puppet friends and be a part of the show, just like the puppets! For children up to 4 years old.


Tots Night Out
Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm

Enjoy a fun interactive hour with your young child! Caregivers and their children are invited to visit the library and engage in age appropriate activities that are both fun and educational. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 18 months to 5 years old


Cozy Storytime
Thursday, September 20 at 6:15pm

Find a cozy spot and listen to stories read by Miss Liz. Please register in advance. For children 4 years old to 2nd grade.


Turtle Dance Music
Saturday September 22 at 3pm

Join Turtle Dance Music for a  Sensory-Friendly, Bubble and Comedy Show! This “turtle-riffic” musical experience is designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time! Kids will play instruments, try interactive music technology and dance along through the whole show.


Yoga for Kids
Mondays, September 24, October 1 & 8 at 6pm

This playful yoga class will offer children all the benefits of yoga in a fun and engaging manner.  Yoga will get your children moving while providing body awareness, relieve stress, boost confidence and exposure to mindful meditation.  Please bring a mat or towel and a bottle of water. We will practice yoga, sing songs and play.  Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 4 to 8 years old.


Family Game Night
Thursday, September 27 at 5:30

Spend the evening with your loved ones playing tabletop games at the library!


Library Open House
Sunday, September 30 from 2:30pm-4pm

Join us for our Annual Open House at the Library!  The Bubble Bus will be here and we’ll be making a Fall craft.  This will take place on the lawn next to the Adult Library.


1,2,3 Play with Me
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10am

Bring your toddler to the meeting room each week to play and learn using toys that develop motor skills. Each week, there will be an art activity and an expert on-hand to answer questions about child rearing. Materials are available in English and Spanish. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children ages 1, 2, and 3 years old.


Tween Book Club
Wednesday, October 3 at 6:15

Join Miss Stephanie to discuss the book Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Please register in advance, copies of the book will be available for checkout. For children in 4th to 6th grade


Drama Kids
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24 at 6pm

Join us for a 3 week Drama Kids workshop! Drama Kids helps children build confidence, self-esteem and verbal communication skills through improvisation, miniscripts, creative movement and fun theater games. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children in 2nd through 6th grade.


Tots Dance Party
Thursday, October 11 at 7pm

Get ready to sing, dance and play with your toddler or preschoolers! Play Hooray will be here to present a 45-minute interactive themed program designed to encourage cooperation, good manners and fun! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 18 months to 5 years old.


Sing and Sign- Baby Sign Language
Thursdays, October 18 and 25 at 7pm

Start singing and signing today! With just a few easy-to-learn ASL signs, you can start communicating with your pre-verbal baby or toddler. Is your toddler speaking already? Great! Signing has been proven to increase vocabulary, reading comprehension and cognitive skills. For children 18 months to 5 years old.  Please register in advance.  Space is limited.


Legos at the Library
Saturday October 20 at 2pm

Lego engineers are invited to take part in the library Lego Club. This session will be held in the meeting room. For children 4 years old up to 6th grade.


Spooky Sea Creatures: The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Monday, October 22 at 6pm

What lurks in the deep? Explore the midnight zone and all of its spooky inhabitants! See a shark jaw, shark eyes, and make a glow in the dark diorama. Please register in advance. Space is limited. For children in grades 3 through 6.


Halloween Parade
Monday, October 29 at 3:45

It’s time for our annual Halloween parade and storytime! Come dressed in your costumes to listen to some spine-tingling tales and trick-or-treat around the library. For families with children up to 6th grade. Please register in advance.


Day of the Dead
Tuesday, October 30 at 4:30

Art Out of Anything  will be here to help you  make your own print while celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, with calavera print blocks and papel picado using recycled materials.  Please register in advance.  Space is limited.  For children in grades 3-6.  Se habla Español.


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

 

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