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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 August Programs begins Saturday, October 1 at 9:30AM. 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.

Halloween Celebration Monday, October 24 – Monday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween all week long at the library! Make a Halloween craft at our Art Cart, explore Halloween sensory bins, and see if you can solve our spooky scavenger hunt. Come dressed in costume to receive an extra special treat!

October Programs-To-Go

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.

Happy Halloween Busy Bag, Ages Birth – 2 years

Pick up beginning Monday, October 3 – Saturday, October 8

Get ready for Halloween with this craft-to-go! Kit comes complete with a reusable activity pack, surprise giveaway, and keepsake board book.

S’mores Slime Kit, Ages 3 years – Grade 5

Pick up beginning Monday, October 3 – Saturday, October 8

One kit per family. Use s’mores ingredients and so much more to create a stretchy marshmallow slime!

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.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 10:15-10:45 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.

Staller Center’s Instrument Petting Zoo, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Thursday, October 6, 10:15-11:00 AM

Professional musicians from Stony Brook University Department of Music will demonstrate various instruments and discuss how each sound is made. Children will have a chance to touch and play with the instruments, and everyone leaves with a musical gift!

Paint and Listen, Grades 3-5 **In Library**

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

Learn step-by-step techniques to paint your own fall pumpkin on canvas, while listening to live music!

Toddler Time, Ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Tuesdays, October 11, 18, & 25, 10:15-11:30 AM

Register for the 3-week session

Children can learn and play in an interactive environment for both children and caregivers. Enjoy music, crafts, toys, blocks, and a fun circle time.

STEAM Storytime, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Wednesday, October 12, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Join Miss Danielle for this hands-on storytime science program! Kids will learn science through read-alouds, tinkering, and exploration.

Fall Tree Painting, Grades K-2 **In Library**

Thursday, October 13, 4:45-5:30 PM

Using a cool technique, paint a fall colored tree with Miss Lynn. Dress for a mess.

Babies Boogie, Birth – 17 months with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Friday, October 14, 10:15-11:00 AM

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

Toddlers Tango, 18 months – Pre-K, 4 years with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Friday, October 14, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

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

Family Pumpkin Painting, Ages 3 years – Grade 5, with parent/caregiver **In Library**

Sunday, October 16, 1:15-2:00 PM

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.

Trap a Monster, Grades 3-5 **In Library**

Monday, October 17, 4:45-5:30 PM

Join Miss Danielle for this exciting STEM program where you design and build your own monster trap.

Tots Night Out: Pumpkin Fun, Ages 18 months – 4 years with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Tuesday, October 18, 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. Get ready for some fall fun with an adorable pumpkin craft.

Money Smart Art Market, Grades K-2 **In Library**

Wednesday, October 19, 6:00-6:45 PM **Rescheduled To Date Below**

  • Thursday, October 20, 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Go shopping at our NSPL store! Spend your “money” on supplies to make your very own unique crafts.

Storytime Music, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Thursday, October 20, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Read a story, learn about music, and then create a live soundtrack together using musical instruments!

LEGO Club, Grades K-5 **In Library**

Saturday, October 22, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Join us for our monthly LEGO club! Build along with the special themed challenge, or use your creativity and build whatever you can imagine.

Sensory Play, Birth – pre-walkers with a parent/caregiver **In Library**

Monday, October 24, 10:15-11:00 AM

Infants will enjoy manipulating toys that are designed specifically to encourage sensory exploration.

Halloween Snowglobe, Grades K-2 **In Library**

Tuesday, October 25, 4:45-5:30 PM

Create your own spooky snowglobe, perfect to display for Halloween.

Storytime: Spooky Stories, Pre-K, Ages 3 & 4 years **In Library**

Wednesday, October 26, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM OR 1:15-2:00 PM

Join us back in the Storytime Room! Enjoy some spooky Halloween stories, flannel boards, and a fun craft. Children will attend this Storytime independently.

Monster Cookie Decorating, Grades 3-5 **In Library**

Thursday, October 27, 6:00-6:45 PM

Transform ordinary chocolate chip cookies into adorable little monsters!

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.



Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. This new NSPL resource includes a menu link to some great Kids crafts!

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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