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250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

Mon.-Thurs.: 9:30 am - 9 pm

Fri. & Sat.: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday: Closed

North Shore Publich Library

Children Programs

For a listing of all our Programs, click here.

Lobby Pickup Is Available By Request. Click Here For More Information!

Below you will find all Children’s programs through June, including their registration dates and other information!

June Programs

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Registration for June programs begins Thursday, June 1, at 9:30 AM. Child’s age/grade MUST be entered in the note field in order to confirm registration. Each child must be registered using their own library card. Each library card only reserves one spot per program.

Online registration is recommended. Program space is limited and classes fill quickly.

Kids Bookmark Contest! – June 23 – July 26

Help kickoff our Summer by being part of our Bookmark Contest! Children up to Grade 5 are invited to design their own bookmarks. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed throughout the library for patrons to take home. All bookmark entries will be displayed in the Children’s Department to view. Visit the Children’s Department for Official Entry Form and Bookmark Template.

June In Person/In Library Programs 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Child’s name and age/grade MUST be entered in the note field in order to confirm registration. Each library card only reserves one child per program.

  • Children Entering Kindergarten and up attend programs independently unless otherwise noted.
  • Late Arrival Guidelines: A grace period of 10 minutes will be given to patrons attending a program. Admittance after this arrival time is at the discretion of the library staff.

Totally Two’s Storytime, Age 2 years with a parent/caregiver

Monday, June 5, 10:15-11:00 AM

Children must be 2 years old to register for this program. Enjoy this themed storytime where families will hear stories, sing songs, and create a simple craft.

Tots Night Out: Sea Turtles, Ages 18 months – 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, June 6, 6:00-7:00 PM

Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. in this fun and fast-paced preschool readiness program. Children will learn through music, movement, fine and gross motor activities, as well as a storytime. Explore cool sea turtles and make a fun craft!

STEAM Storytime: Let’s Explore!, Pre-K, Ages 3-5 years with a parent/caregiver

Wednesday, June 7, 10:15-11:00 AM

Join Miss Danielle for this hands-on storytime science program! Explore the world of STEAM through read-alouds, tinkering, and exploration.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Party, Grades 3-5

Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 PM

Come show off your skills and compete against friends as we play Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the big screen!

PlayPalooza, Pre-K, Ages 3-5 years with a parent/caregiver

Monday, June 12, 1:15-2:15 PM

Learn through play in this hands-on program! Adults and children will get moving with different ways to explore and learn through multiple manipulative stations, stories, songs, and a craft.

Father’s Day Portraits, Pre-K, Ages 3 years – Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Wednesday, June 14, 5:15-6:00 PM OR 6:30-7:15 PM

Celebrate Dad with a special portrait! We’ll create a portrait and frame to be gifted to that special guy in your life.

Read & Rhyme Wiggle Time, Ages 12-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, June 15, 10:15-11:00 AM

Join Miss Lynn to shake your sillies out! Listen to stories and get moving during this interactive program.

Stay & Play, Ages 6-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Saturday, June 17, 10:15-11:30 AM

Can’t make it to our daytime programs? Join us in this family-friendly weekend class. Enjoy manipulatives, building blocks, playtime with friends, a simple craft, and circle-time songs!

Babies Boogie, Ages 0-17 months with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, June 20, 10:15-11:00 AM

Babies and their grown-ups will enjoy music, movement, dancing and more!

Toddlers Tango, Ages 18 months – 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, June 20, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Little ones will get moving in this fun class with music, movement, dancing, and more!

Kick off your Summer vacation with these exciting programs:

Fabulous Fairytales, Pre-K, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 2

Tuesday, June 27

Explore the magical world of Jack and the Beanstalk during this exciting program. Have fun with interactive activities, crafts and more.

Chromatography Flowers, Entering Grades 3-5

Wednesday, June 28, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Learn an amazing technique to decorate color diffusing flowers with crazy effects!

Family Paint Day: Unity Canvas, Entering Grades K-5 with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, June 29, 2:00-2:45 PM

Work together as a family to make your own unique artwork! Dress for a mess.

Family LEGO Day, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Friday, June 30, 1:00-2:00 PM

Bring the whole family to our special LEGO Day! Families will work together to make their own creations or everyone can build individually. Come with your imagination; we will supply all of the LEGOs!

Discount Tickets!

Purchase discounted admission tickets at the Library’s Circulation Desk for The Long Island Aquarium ($24.00) and the Bronx Zoo ($27.95). Purchases must be made by cash or check and for NSPL cardholders only. Available while supplies last! Please call 631-929-4488 for more information.

**Also available are Splish Splash Discounted Tickets…see below for more information: 

Visit the North Shore Public Library YouTube Channel For Additional Online Programs!

Visit the North Shore Public Library's YouTube Channel by clicking here to view entertaining videos in a variety of subject areas, including cooking, arts, and crafts.

iPads To Take Home

Call or visit the library to borrow a Children’s iPad loaded with age-appropriate and educational games! iPads come pre-loaded, without internet access and can be borrowed for 14 days. Call the Children’s Department for more information or to put an iPad on hold at 631-929-4488.


Please click below to see a listing of useful homeschooling themed links.


NASA STEM Engagement

For at home resources and activities that families can do together, please click the link below and let NASA bring the universe into your home!

Music & Art at Home

Join the Staller Center’s Instrument Petting Zoo from the comfort of your own home. Learn about new instruments and download worksheets to work on Music Basics on your own.

cartoon of kids reading a book

1000 Books Before Kindergarten


Please click here for a downloadable PDF copy of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log!

Bad Kitty: Wash Your Hands, by Nick Bruel

In Bad Kitty’s newest adventure she learns why it is so important to WASH YOUR PAWS! This FREE black and white downloadable story is the perfect way to keep your kids engaged and entertained, while also emphasizing a very timely message. Print it out, read it aloud, and color the pages!

19 Webcomics To Keep Kids and Teens Engaged

If you are looking for ways to keep your comics-loving kids and teens occupied, try these free webcomics promise to eat up hours of time.

Explore Live Cams

Explore Live Cams brings 100’s of live camera feeds of animals, marine life, and more.

Long Island Aquarium Learning Resources & Crafts

Long Island Aquarium Educators have designed age-appropriate learning resources and activities for grades K-12. The lesson plans focus on the animals found at Long Island Aquarium and highlight their taxonomy and adaptations. While they can be used solely in the classroom, these lesson plans also include activities specifically for use when touring the Aquarium.


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