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Sunday: Closed

North Shore Publich Library

Children Programs

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

October Programs

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Registration for October programs begins Monday, October 2, 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.

Monster Hunt

Can you find all the monsters hiding in the Children’s Room? Visit the library between Monday, October 23 – Sunday, October 29 to see if you can spot them all. Earn a special spooky tattoo and be entered into our raffle for a chance to win a prize!

October 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

Wednesday, October 4, 10:15-11:00 AM

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

Storytime, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years

Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 19, 10:15-11:00 AM OR 1:15-2:00 PM

Register for this 3-week class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Our storytimes foster a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. Each class will end with a theme-related craft! Children attend this storytime independently.

Author Adventure, Grades K-2

Thursday, October 5, 4:45 – 5:30 PM

Help us shout “No, David!” as we listen to stories by David Shannon and create a fun craft.

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

Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 10:15-11:30 AM

Register for this 3-week session! 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.

Code Breakers Club, Grades 3-5

Wednesday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to solve the code? Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzle to earn your prize and “escape the library.”

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

Saturday, October 14, 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!

Pumpkin Painting, Ages 3 years – Grade 5 with a parent/caregiver

Sunday, October 15, 1:15-2:00 PM

Each child must be registered individually. “Pick” a pumpkin and use paint to create a unique design. We’ll supply the pumpkins and paint. Dress for a mess! This program will take place outside, weather permitting.

Baby Start, Birth-17 months with a parent/caregiver

**New Date** Monday, October 16, 10:15-10:45 AM

Adults and babies will bond in this interactive program that includes music, movement, fine and gross motor skills, and a circle time!

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

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00-7:30 PM

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

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

Thursday, October 19, 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. Everyone will celebrate the season by making a fun owl craft!

Li’l Explorers: Water, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Monday, October 23, 1:15-2:00 PM

Explore all things water through interactive stations and crafts.

Spooktacular Yoga, Grades K-2

Tuesday, October 24, 6:00-6:45 PM

Practice beginner yoga poses themed for Halloween while playing spooky yoga games. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel.

Not-so-Scary Halloween, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years with a parent/caregiver

Wednesday, October 25, 10:15-11:00 AM

Dress in costume and join Miss Dara as we celebrate a musical Halloween. Sing fun stories about ghosts, jack o’lanterns and more Halloween fun!

Monster Brownies, Grades 3-5

Wednesday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 PM

Decorate three Monster Brownies. Use candy and drape chocolate over marshmallows to make this tasty treat.

Halloween Party, Family, All Ages

Thursday, October 26, 6:00-7:30 PM

Visit the library between 6:00 and 7:30 PM and see how the library is transformed into a Halloween headquarters! Enjoy some holiday games and to collect Spooktacular Treats!

  • No registration required.

Discount Tickets!

Purchase discounted admission tickets at the Library’s Circulation Desk for The Long Island Aquarium ($27.00) 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.

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.


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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