(631) 929-4488

250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

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Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: Closed

North Shore Publich Library

Online Children Programs

The Library is following CDC guidelines in regards to mask wearing. Please click here for more information. For a listing of our Virtual Programs, click here.

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We have scheduled virtual programs that will be presented with the ZOOM platform. Please use this link to download Zoom: https://zoom.us/signup .

Below Find A Listing Of All Children’s Virtual Programming & Crafts For June!

For a sneak peak at July and August programs, click here!

June Virtual Programs and Crafts!

Registration for all May programs begins June 1, unless otherwise noted. Register in person, online, or over the phone by calling 631-929-4488. 

*Crafts-to-Go offered daily in the Children’s Room!*

June Crafts Supply Pickup!

Chocolates for Dad Kit, Ages 3 years – Grade 5

Pick up Monday, June 14 – Saturday, June 19

Give Dad something he is sure to love! Decorate these chocolates, perfect for Father’s Day. Kit includes chocolate, mold, colored chocolate, and detailed directions. ONE KIT PER REGISTERED FAMILY.

Ready, Set, Summer! Kit, All Ages up to Grade 5

Pick up Monday, June 21 – Saturday, June 26

Get ready for Summer with this Program-to-Go kit! These kits will feature items to encourage kids to get outside and play. Giveaways include bubble wands, frisbees, summer crafts, and sidewalk chalk. Kits also come with fun summer ideas and activities.

Seashell Art Workshop, Entering Grades 1-5

Pick up Monday, June 28 – July 3

Paint along step-by-step with Melissa of Paint Party LI as you create some fun summer-themed painted seashells! Program-to-Go kits will include everything you need to make these awesome seashells. Follow along with this prerecorded video posted to our YouTube page. All registrants will receive a link to the YouTube video with their kit.

Happy 4th of July Kit, All Ages – Entering Grade 5

Pick up Monday, June 28 – July 3, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Pick up this kit filled with everything you need to celebrate the 4th of July! Kits include crafts, games, coloring sheets, and more. Pick up in the Children’s Department. Please let a Librarian know your child’s age so we can give an age-appropriate kit when picking up! No registration necessary. While supplies last.

June Virtual Programs

Kick Off Your Summer Vacation with these great programs!

Adopt-a-Pet Summer Reading Club Kickoff!, Ages 3 years – Entering Grade 5

Must register in advance online or by phone beginning Friday, June 25. While supplies last.

The first 150 children to sign up for the Children’s Summer Reading Club will be invited to the library to adopt a (plush) pet and pick up an adoption craft kit! Eligible registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their adopted toy pet and kit beginning Monday, June 28th. Registration must be done in advance and appointments will be made in order to follow social distancing guidelines.

Snapology: LEGO Dragon Masters, Grades K-5

Friday, June 25, 7:00 PM

Gather your LEGOs! In this fun program children will use LEGO bricks to explore the fairy tale world of dragons. Find out what makes these creatures so terrifying and fascinating! Materials Needed: Assorted LEGO bricks and an optional 32 x 32 base plate.

Petra Puppets, Family

What creature do you get when you cross a Flamingo with a Skunk? How can you stop a Dragon from sneezing? Which King is known for his ability to turn everything he touches into Tuna Fish? Join Steve Petra and Eric the Sheep for this fantasy adventure that will give your kids a hilarious tale to tell.

Tails and Tales! Presented by Turtle Dance Music, Family

Monday, June 28, 1:00PM

Kick off our 2021 Summer Reading Club with Turtle Dance Music! Flap your wings, jump on the bed like five little monkeys, and roar like a polar bear! This show celebrates famous children’s stories and songs while exploring our wild planet. Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations, and connect with new friends. A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.

Farm Friends: Adopt a Cow, Entering Grades K-5

Tuesday, June 29, 11:00 AM

Pick up Monday, June 21 – Monday, June 28

Join Miss Michelle in this amazing science class all about Frostee the cow! This program teaches kids all about the real adopted dairy cow from upstate New York. Program-to-Go kits are supplied to make an adorable cow craft. A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.

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.

Tails and Tales Summer Reading ClubAnnual Summer Reading Club: Tails and Tales, Summer 2021!

Register online or over the phone beginning Friday, June 25, 2021.

Click Here For Information, Registration Links, & The Summer Reading Club BINGO Card! 

**Click here for a listing of recommended books for children of all ages!**

For a sneak peak at July and August programs, click here!


LI Aquarium Bronx Zoo

Discount Tickets

Purchase discounted admission tickets at the library’s Circulation Desk for The Long Island Aquarium ($20.00), and The Bronx Zoo ($27.95) Available while supplies last! Payment must be made by check. Please call 631-929-4488 for more information.

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.

COVID-19 and Children

Below is a link from the New York City School Library System which has a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19. After clicking the below link you can access the books by clicking on their cover.

Here are a few other useful links for parents and children regarding COVID-19:

The COVID-19 Time Capsule

The COVID-19 Time Capsule is created by Long Creations – and gives your child an opportunity to document what we’re going through. They can write about how they are feeling, what’s happening at home and in their communities. It’s something to save and look back on at the role they played in this historic moment.


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

STEM Challenges

Join Miss Michelle for some exciting STEM challenges that you can try at home using simple materials. Learn how to create scented glitter slime, tinfoil boats that float and hold cargo and bubbling lava lamps!

DIY Puppet Theater

Create your very own puppet theater and puppets using items you already have around your house. It can be used over and over again for telling different stories!



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!

Long Island Explorium Maker Spotlight

Every Saturday, the Long Island Explorium will bring a maker, a scientist, or an artist to share their creations, or to propose an activity for people to make at home. Activities are free to attend through Zoom.

Long Island Explorium Little Sparks Online

For the little ones in the house, the Long Island Explorium is sharing videos of their Little Sparks, a preschool exploration program to inspire the next generation of problem solvers, challenge based and aligned with NYSS/ELA/Math standards.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

During this time of social distancing, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will bring the programs to you.

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.

Transit Tots from Home on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

This is a family program that posts new songs and stories each Tuesday & Thursday, 10:15 AM – These posts are available anytime at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots for Free!

  • Kids can kick-start their morning with Transit Tots on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 AM! Join Museum educators for songs and stories for our youngest transit fans. Recommended for ages 2-5.

Children’s Museum of the East End: Baby & Me at Home

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

During the weekly Zoom meeting, parents and caregivers of newborns will meet for a virtual “play date,” hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, and sing to their babies and offer support to one another (while remaining safe and sound at home).

Storytime with The Met, Ages 18 Months to 6 Years

Thursdays, 12:00 PM

Enjoy Storytime from home! Join us every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids

Every Week Day, 1:00 PM

Delish’s editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids will be going live on Instagram every week day at 1:00 PM to share cook-along videos for you and your little ones.

Heckscher At Home Kids, Ages 5 – 10 Years

Every Tuesday, 3:00 PM

Heckscher at Home weekly kid-friendly activities highlight an art project related to a work of art in the Museum’s collection. Tune in live to the Museum’s Facebook page every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM as our Museum Educators create exciting art activities designed for ages 5 through 10! Click below to tune in!

Lullabies From Brady’s House

Live Stream 30 minutes of sweet, soft songs to help your little ones (and yourselves!) drift right off into dreamland.

Virtual Programs Presented by The South Fork Natural History Museum

One of the most popular venues in our Museum Pass Program is offering these exciting virtual programs. Register for the Zoom classes by sending an email to info@sofo.org.

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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