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Children Programs

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



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Discount Tickets – – – NSPL is offering Discount Tickets to the Long Island Aquarium, Adventureland, Adventure Park Long Island, and the Bronx Zoo, as well as offering a promocode to Splish Splash! For more information, click here!



ANNUAL SUMMER READING CLUB: Adventure Begins at Your Library, For children ages 3 years to entering Grade 5 

  • Registration begins Friday, June 21 
  • Earn prizes beginning Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 30 

Click here for more information!


June Programs

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Registration for June programs begins Saturday, 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.


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.

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

Thursday, June 20, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Get those feet moving in this class filled with movement and interactive games.


Drive-In Movie, Ages 18 months – Pre-K, 5 years with a parent/caregiver

Monday, June 24, 1:15-2:00 PM

Design your own “car” that you’ll hop in to enjoy a short movie and some popcorn.


Campout in the Library, Family – All Ages up to Entering Grade 5

Thursday, June 27, 7:00-8:00 PM

We will help your family build a tent space in the Children’s Room! Once you have your tent completed, we invite you to create a cool craft and curl up with a book in your special space! A classic campout treat will be served!


Kids Bookmark Contest! Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 9

Help kickoff our Summer by being part of our Bookmark Contest! Children up to entering 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 or click below for a printable pdf copy!


Can you find Bigfoot? Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 31

To kick off our Summer Reading Club, a stuffed Bigfoot will be hiding in a new place in the Children’s Department each day! Find him when you visit and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. One entry per child, per day.


July Programs

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Registration for July programs begins Monday, July 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.


July 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.

Art & Nature Festival, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 2, 2:00-4:00 PM

Visit the Library for some Nature Fun! Join CEED LI as you explore 4 festival stations including live animal show, nature art project, bird activity, and animal camouflage activity.

Registration for this program begins Monday, June 24, 9:30 AM. Each child must be registered separately. Any child not registered with their own Library card will be cancelled.


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

Friday, July 5, 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!


Bubble Party, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Monday, July 8, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Join us for bubble making, chasing, popping, and of course, DANCING! Dress for a mess. This program will take place outside, so plan accordingly!


Adventures in Nature, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 9, 10:15-11:00 AM OR  11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Listen to stories, make your very own binoculars, and watch a movie!


Summer Adventures Picture Frame, Entering Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, July 9, 1:15-2:00 PM

Decorate a picture frame with seashells, stones, gems, and more. Perfect for holding a picture from summer vacation!


Design Your Own Adventure Hat, Entering Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 9, 3:00-3:45 PM

Create your own hat with fabric markers, patches, gems, and more.


Super Smash Bros Ultimate Party, Entering Grades 3-5

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00-7:00 PM

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


Summer Yoga, Entering Grades K-5

Thursday, July 11

Children will learn yoga poses and calming techniques while having fun! Please bring a yoga mat or a towel.

Grades K-2: 1:15-2:00 PM

Grades 3-5: 2:15-3:00 PM


Outdoor Family Yoga, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, July 11, 7:00-7:45 PM

Join us while we go on an outdoor adventure through the use of yoga poses, games, and breathing exercises. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and water bottle.


Babies Boogie, Newborn – 17 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, July 12, 10:15-11:00 AM

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


Toddlers Tango, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, July 12, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

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


Bigfoot Cookies, Entering Grades 3-5

Monday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 PM

Design your own delicious bigfoot cookies with sugar glaze, sprinkles, and food coloring!


Under the Sea Explorers, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 16, 10:15-11:00 AM OR 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Listen to stories, make an awesome hanging jellyfish craft, and watch a movie!


Bird Watchers, Entering Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, July 16, 1:15-2:00 PM

Design your own wooden birdhouse to hang in your backyard.


Camping Canvas Collage, Entering Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 16, 3:00-3:45 PM

Using acrylic paint, we will create a campfire scene on canvas.


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

Wednesday, July 17, 10:15-11:00 AM

Enjoy this themed storytime where families will hear stories, sing songs, and create a simple craft.


Tots Night Out, Ages 18 months – Pre-K, 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Wednesday, July 17, 6:00-7:00 PM

Come join A Time for Kids in this fun and fast-paced preschool readiness program. Children and adults will work side by side through music, movement, fine and gross motor activities, as well as a storytime. End the class by making a fun craft!


Toddler Time, Ages 12-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, July 18, 10:15-11:30 AM

Toddlers will enjoy interacting with other toddlers in a setting designed to encourage free play and exploration. Children and adults will enjoy music, crafts, toys, and a circle time.


Pajama Storytime, All Ages up to Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, July 18, 7:00-7:45 PM

Come in your pajamas with a cuddly bedtime buddy to enjoy some stories, flannel boards, and a fun craft activity!


Baby Jamboree, Newborn – 17 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, July 19, 10:15-11:00 AM

Join us as we sing songs, tell stories, and jam out with some musical instruments.


Ice Cream Sundae Booktalk: Dog Diaries, Entering Grades 3-5

Friday, July 19, 3:00-4:00 PM

Join us for an Adults vs. Kids booktalk! Read the book, “Mac B. Kid Spy: Mac Undercover” by Mac Barnett together and compete in our trivia game segment to win prizes. Enjoy a simple craft activity, and DIY ice cream sundae bar. The whole family is invited! Register and pick up your book in the Children’s Department


Introduction to Sign Language, Entering Grades 1-3

Monday, July 22, 9:45-10:15 AM

Learn basic words and phrases in American Sign Language.


Infant Sign Language, Newborn – 35 months with a parent/caregiver

Mondays, July 22, 10:30-11:00 AM

Your baby has a lot to say!  Join us for an introduction to baby sign language and learn how to communicate with your infant or toddler before they can speak.


Infant Massage, Newborn – pre-walkers with a parent/caregiver

Monday, July 22, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Learn the art of infant massage and help your baby sleep better! Be sure to bring a blanket for your little one. Techniques will be taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.


Family Pasta Night, Entering Grades 1-5 with a parent/caregiver

Monday, July 22, 6:00-7:00 PM

Families are invited to learn the traditional art of pasta making. Together you will make your own semolina pasta dough and shape beautifully embossed Cavatelli using both a pasta machine and carved boards. Please bring a large mixing bowl and cutting board to the program.


Space Adventures, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 23, 10:15-11:00 AM OR 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Listen to stories, make a rocket ship craft, and watch a movie!


Nature Suncatcher, Entering Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, July 23, 1:15-2:00 PM

Create a suncatcher using items from nature like leaves, flowers, feathers, and more.


Adventures in Ice Cream Flower Pot, Entering Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 23, 3:00-3:45 PM

Paint a terracotta pot to look like a delicious ice cream cone.


Pajama Jam with Shake ‘n’ Make Music, Infants – 35 months with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 23, 6:00-7:00 PM

Wear your pajamas and get ready to party with Heather from Shake ‘N Make Music! A high-energy, fun filled music and movement program incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles and more for little ones and their caregivers.


Rubber Duck Rescue, Entering Grades 3-5

Wednesday, July 24, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to save the day? Use your skills to help build rescue transportation for the rubber ducks.


Family Luau Bingo, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, July 25, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM OR 1:15-2:00 PM

Adventure to Hawaii with this special-themed bingo where everyone is a winner!


Kidnastics, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, July 26, 10:15-11:00 AM

Kidnastics will be here to lead children with caregivers in a fun exercise program with activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills.


Kidnastics, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Friday, July 26, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Kidnastics will be here to lead children with caregivers in a fun exercise program with activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills.


Romper Rhymes, Ages 12-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Monday, July 29, 10:15-11:00 AM

Enjoy stories, songsrhymes, and playtime for little ones and their caregivers.


World Travelers, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, July 30, 10:15-11:00 AM OR 11:15AM-12:00 PM

Listen to stories, make a suitcase filled with all your summer adventures, and watch a movie!


Hot Air Balloon Painting, Entering Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, July 30, 1:15-2:00 PM

Design your very own hot air balloon.


Library Olympics, Entering Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 30, 3:00-3:45 PM

Join us for the first ever Library Olympics and see if you can complete the exciting challenges.



August Programs

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Registration for August programs begins Thursday, August 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.


August 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.

Kidnastics, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, August 2, 10:15-11:00 AM

Kidnastics will be here to lead children with caregivers in a fun exercise program with activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills.


Kidnastics, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Friday, August 2, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Kidnastics will be here to lead children with caregivers in a fun exercise program with activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills.


Cupcake Pros, Entering Grades 3-5

Friday, August 2, 1:15-2:30 PM

Learn how to decorate using fondant! Using different molds and cutters, everyone will get to design and decorate their own ready-made cupcakes.


Turtle Dance Music, Pre-K, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Monday, August 5, 3:00-4:00 PM

Join the beloved Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man” for an awesome music concert! Adventure Begins At Your Library! A Sensory-Friendly Music, Dance and Comedy Show features wonderful classic and original children’s songs and tales. The show engages children with songs, comedy, music technology and a little bit of swashbuckling!


Rumble in the Jungle, Ages 3 years – Entering Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, August 6, 10:15-11:00 AM OR 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Listen to stories, make an adorable lion mask, and watch a movie!


Mason Jar Lanterns, Entering Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, August 6, 1:15-2:00 PM

Decorate mason jars to make your very own lantern.


Scavenger Hunt, Entering Grades 3-5

Tuesday, August 6, 3:00-3:45 PM

Complete our scavenger hunt around the children’s room. All winners will be invited to our DIY Ice Cream Sundae Party!


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

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

Enjoy this themed storytime where families will hear stories, sing songs, and create a simple craft.


Adventures at the Beach: Clay Sand Mosaic, Entering Grades 1-3

Thursday, August 8, 1:15-2:00 PM

Create your own clay stepping stone using sand, gems, and mosaic glass pieces.


Pajama Jam with Shake ‘n’ Make Music, Infants – 35 months with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, August 8, 6:00-7:00 PM

Wear your pajamas and get ready to party with Heather from Shake ‘N Make Music! A high-energy, fun filled music and movement program incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles and more for little ones and their caregivers.


Ice Cream Sundae Booktalk: Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover, Entering Grades 3-5

Friday, August 9, 3:00-4:00 PM

Join us for an Adults vs. Kids booktalk! Read the book, “Mac B. Kid Spy: Mac Undercover” by Mac Barnett together and compete in our trivia game segment to win prizes. Enjoy a simple craft activity, and DIY ice cream sundae bar. The whole family is invited! Register and pick up your book in the Children’s Department

Registration and book pick up for this booktalk will begin Friday, July 19.


Little Sensory Adventures, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Monday, August 12, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Celebrate the joy of discovery through sensory play. Join Little Moments Little Fam on a journey of exploration, laughter, and learning, where every sensation sparks a smile.


Family Slime Time, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Monday, August 12, 3:00-3:45 PM OR 5:00-6:00 PM

Roll up your sleeves and visit our Slime Lab! Have fun mixing and experimenting to make the best slime ever!


Baby Jamboree, Newborn – 17 months with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, August 13, 10:15-11:00 AM

Join us as we sing songs, tell stories, and jam out with some musical instruments.


Tots Night Out, Ages 18 months – Pre-K, 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, August 13, 6:00-7:00 PM

Come join A Time for Kids in this fun and fast-paced preschool readiness program. Children and adults will work side by side through music, movement, fine and gross motor activities, as well as a storytime. End the class by making a fun craft!


Super Smash Bros Ultimate Party, Entering Grades 3-5

Wednesday, August 14, 6:00-7:00 PM

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


Adventures in Nature: Fairy Garden, Entering Grades 1-3

Thursday, August 15, 1:15-2:00 PM

Create your very own fairy garden to bring home.


Double Dutch Jump Rope, Entering Grades 1-5

Thursday, August 15, 6:00-7:00 PM

Join us outside in our courtyard and experience the joy of learning how to Double Dutch jump rope with two-time championship jumper, Erica Dantzler! Kids are required to wear sneakers and bring water.


Spoon Man, Pre-K, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Friday, August 16, 2:00-3:00 PM

Laugh yourself silly at the Spoon Man as he incorporates musical comedy with new and old music, interactive sing-alongs, and the creation of a mountain band using spoons and other instruments.


Pajama Storytime, All Ages up to Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Monday, August 19, 7:00-7:45 PM

Come in your pajamas with a cuddly bedtime buddy to enjoy some stories, flannel boards, and a fun craft activity!


Olympic Gold Medal, Entering Grades 3-5

Wednesday, August 21, 6:00-7:00 PM

Celebrate the Olympics by creating your very own gold medal using clay, beads and string.


Adventures in the Jungle: Jungle Canvas Painting, Entering Grades 1-3

Thursday, August 22, 1:15-2:00 PM

Paint your own jungle animal on canvas.


Babies Boogie, Newborn – 17 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, August 23, 10:15-11:00 AM

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


Toddlers Tango, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, August 23, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

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


Introduction to Sign Language, Entering Grades 1-3

Monday, August 26, 9:45-10:15 AM

Learn basic words and phrases in American Sign Language.


Infant Sign Language, Newborn – 35 months with a parent/caregiver
Monday, August 26, 10:30-11:00 AM

Your baby has a lot to say!  Join us for an introduction to baby sign language and learn how to communicate with your infant or toddler before they can speak.


Infant Massage, Newborn – pre-walkers with a parent/caregiver

Monday, August 26, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Learn the art of infant massage and help your baby sleep better! Be sure to bring a blanket for your little one. Techniques will be taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.


Popcorn & Pajamas, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00-7:45 PM

Wear your coziest pajamas and bring your blankets for our movie and pajamas night! Watch Super Mario on our big screen, enjoy popcorn and juice, and create a fun craft.


School Supply Bingo, Entering Grades K-5

Wednesday, August 28, 3:00-3:45 PM OR 4:00-4:45 PM

Enjoy this classic group game and win prizes to get you ready for September!


Toddler Time, Ages 12-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, August 29, 10:15-11:30 AM

Toddlers will enjoy interacting with other toddlers in a setting designed to encourage free play and exploration. Children and adults will enjoy music, crafts, toys, and a circle time.



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.



Homeschooling

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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