Upcoming Children’s Events & Programs
5 Owls Harry Potter Reread
We’re reading a Harry Potter book each month until July 2020 when Harry Potter will turn 40! We’re continuing the “5 Owls Harry Potter Reread” with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire. Book discussions will take place on our website (https://westburylibrary.org/childrens/) which is accessible 24/7. Whether this is your first time on this journey, or your 100th, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Toy Chest Mondays – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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.
Homework Help @ the Library! CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Members of the Westbury High School National Honor Society will be available to assist children in grades K-8th with their homework questions. Sessions are on a first come, first serve basis. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent. This program will take place in the Adult Library Large Meeting Room.
Circle Time and Toy Center – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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.
Borrow, Bake, Enjoy!
Westbury Library cardholders will be able to borrow specialty cake pans from the Children’s Library. Stop in to find out more information and browse our collection.
Registration for March/April programs begin February 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.
1, 2, 3 Play with Me – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 10am
Enjoy this 5-week program that encourages you to talk, sing, read, write and play with your little one! Each week, a resource professional will be available to chat one-on-one with you about topics related to child development, parenting, nutrition and more! Registration is for all 5 weeks; space is limited. For children who are 1, 2 and 3 years old.
Block Party – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday, March 14 and April 11 from 10am to 4pm
Stop by anytime and build using our LEGO bricks! Your creations will be displayed in the Children’s Library. This is a self-directed program, while supplies last. For children up to 6th grade.
Just Bring the Baby CANCELLED
Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm
Add some more adult time to your week! Join librarian, Stephanie, to discuss The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and other current reads. Toys will be available for your little ones to play with while we chat. Please check out the book and register before our meeting. If unable to attend this date, join our Facebook Group “Just Bring the Baby Book Club”.
Drop-in Craft CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tuesday, March 24 and April 21 from 5 to 7pm
Drop-in to make a craft! This program is self-directed, while supplies last. For children up to 6th grade.
Fireside Reads CANCELLED
Thursday, March 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Having trouble setting aside time to read? Cozy up by the fireplace with your current book. As always, the librarian will be on hand if you need help finding a book. Open to all readers.
Dinosaur Storytime CANCELLED
Tuesday, March 31 at 6:15pm
Roarrr! Join us for this dino-mite storytime! Geared towards children 4 years old to 2nd grade, but all are welcome to attend.
Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:15pm
Come listen to stories read in Spanish and English followed by a craft at the library! Geared towards children 4 years old to 2nd grade, but all are welcome to attend.
¡Vengan oír cuentos leídos en español e inglés, seguido por una actividad divertida! ¡Los libros son seleccionados para niños de 4 años hasta 2º grado, pero todos son bienvenidos!
Tots Dance Party
Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
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.
Buzz of the Beekeeper
Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Come learn the “Wiggle Waggle” dance and try on a beekeeper’s suit! Gerald Raffa, the beekeeper, will be here to teach us why bees are so important to our planet. For children in 2nd to 6th grade.
Family Magic Workshop
Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm
Abracadabra! Try your hand at magic and learn new tricks with Mismatch and Yoohoo the Magical Entertainers. Please register in advance, space is limited. For families with children in 1st to 6th grade.
Wednesday, April 15 at 6:15pm
Donut miss this donut-themed storytime! Geared towards children 4 years old to 2nd grade, but all are welcome to attend. Donuts not included.
Thursday, April 16 at 2pm
Join Ms. Stephanie for a fun S.T.E.A.M. activity. Please register in advance, space is limited. For children in Kindergarten to 6th grade.
Thursday, April 23 at 6:15pm
Find a cozy spot and listen to stories read by Ms. Liz. Geared towards children 4 years old to 2nd grade, but all are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 28 at 10am
This program emphasizes learning and developmental motor skills through play, movement and an interactive storytime! Please register in advance, space is limited. For children 18 months to 3 years old.