The North Shore Public Library is open for Lobby pickup/returns only. Please call to schedule an appointment to request/pickup material. Returns may be done without an appointment. Hours: M-Thu, 9:30 AM – 8 PM, F, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat, 10:30 AM – 4 PM, & Sun, 12 – 4 PM…Click here for a listing of all Virtual Programs.

(631) 929-4488

250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

M-Th: 9:30 am - 8 pm, F: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

North Shore Publich Library

Online Children Programs

The North Shore Public Library will be open for Lobby pickup/returns only. Please call to schedule an appointment to request/pickup material. Returns may be done without an appointment. Hours: M-Thu, 9:30 AM – 8 PM, F, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat, 10:30 AM – 4 PM, & Sun, 12 – 4 PM.

The Library is closed the following dates: 1/17, 1/18, 2/14, 2/15 

Virtual Programs will still be ongoing. Click here for a listing of all Virtual Programs.



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



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For an early look at our February Online Children Programs and Craft Kits, click the red link below!

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January Virtual Programs and Crafts

Registration for January virtual programs begins January 2, 2021.

 

Winter Reading Club!

Warm up with a good book this winter! Sign up for our Children’s Winter Reading Club beginning in January. This program is designed for children ages 3 up to Grade 5. Receive a winter-themed “scented” bookmark and booklight upon registration. Earn a surprise “goodie bag” for 5 hours of reading. Read for 10 Hours and choose one of our DIY Craft Projects.


Craft Supply Kits!

Registration for January programs begins on January 2, 2021


Hot Cocoa Making, Ages 3-10 years

Pick up beginning January 4

Warm up with this Program-To-Go! Color your own winter scene mug, then mix up the included hot cocoa packet for a special treat. Add your favorite toppings! All supplies will be included in this program-to-go kit! All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit. For more info, call 631-929-4488.


Marshmallow Snowman, Grades K-5

Pick up beginning January 4

Create an adorable marshmallow snowman with this program-to-go kit! Complete with scarf, hat, and a sled! All supplies will be included in this kit. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit. For more info, call 631-929-4488.


Mother Goose Kit, Birth-3 years

Pick up beginning January 4

Bring Mother Goose home! These kits feature a brand-new Nursery Rhyme book, songs, and themed crafts that you and your little one can do together. For more info or to reserve a kit, call 631-929-4488.


Star Wars Craft-To-Go Kit, All Ages

Pick up beginning January 19

Visit the library January 19 – 24 to pick up a Star Wars craft-to-go kit! Everything you need to make crafts based on your favorite Star Wars characters like Baby Yoda, Chewbacca, R2D2 and more! No registration necessary. While supplies last.



Virtual Programs!

January Virtual Programs

Registration for January programs begins on January 2, 2021


Groovy Groundhog, Grades K-5

Week of January 25

Will the Groundhog see his shadow this year? Join Miss Michelle as we learn amazing facts about groundhogs. Together create a groovy groundhog puppet. Pick up your program-to-go kit and work alongside this pre-recorded video! Pick up starting week of January 25.

Click Here To Register


February Craft Supply Pickup!

Family Movie Night Kits

Request kits beginning Monday, February 1

While Supplies Last and Families must call to register.

Enjoy Family Movie Night in the comfort of your own home. Each month we will offer a new movie theme. Check out the theme, then select the movie to watch. Movies can be borrowed from the library, or download similar titles through Hoopla or Kanopy. Registered family members will pick up a Family Movie Night Goody Bag filled with popcorn, a juice box, mystery snack, and theme related crafts and activities.


NSPL Loves Babies, Birth – 3 years

Pick up beginning Monday, February 1

Call to register for this kit geared specifically toward our littlest readers! Each registered family will receive a kit complete with keepsake books, crafts to make, fingerplays, and songs to sing together. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Chinese New Year Dragon, Grades K – 5

Pick up beginning Monday, February 1

Celebrate Chinese New Year by making your very own fiery dragon. All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit! All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe Craft, All Ages

Pick up beginning Monday, February 1

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with this adorable Ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe craft. Make it yourself, or play the game with your favorite Valentine! All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit! All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Valentine’s Day Chocolates Take & Make, Family

Pick up beginning Monday, February 8

Bring home your very own kit to make chocolate valentines! Kit includes chocolate, mold, colored chocolate, and detailed directions. Enjoy them or give them to your valentine! All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit. One kit per registered family. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


DIY Fleece Heart Pillow, All Ages

Pick up beginning Monday, February 8

Create the perfect cute and cozy pillow for Valentine’s Day! These no-sew pillows will fill your home with lots of extra love. All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Winter Beach Party at Home, All Ages

Pick up beginning Monday, February 22

Bring our annual Winter Beach Party home! Pick up this kit filled with everything you need to warm up this winter, including sunglasses, beach balls, crafts, and more! All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


February Virtual Programs

Story Time & Sing-Along with the Snow Queen, Family

Monday, February 15, 6:30 PM

Join Four Time Best of Long Island Award Winner, Royal Princess Prep Party Company, for a magical journey into the unknown with the Snow Queen! Enjoy a Story Time, live sing-along, and time for questions for the queen at the end! A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to this virtual program.


Tall Tales and Blue Whales, Grades 1-5

Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 AM

World Whale Day is February 20! There are as many tall tales about whales, as blue whales are big. Discover some facts about the blue whale and hear myths about whales from around the world. Create a new story with Whale Mad Libs and make a whale craft. A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to this virtual program.


Rainbow Connection, Ages 18 months – 5 years with parent/caregiver

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM

Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. in this fun and fast-paced preschool readiness program all about rainbows! Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor activities, and storytelling. There will also be a fun rainbow craft! A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to this virtual program.



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.




Homeschooling

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

 

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!



Art Challenge

Want to be part of an art challenge? Please see the following link to participate!



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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