The North Shore Public Library is open. The Library is open for lobby pickup or in the building use. Call to schedule appointments or sign in at the door for material pickup/request, computer use, browsing the collection, and for using a table for magazines and newspapers. Returns may be done without an appointment. Hours Open: 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

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Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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Online Children Programs

The North Shore Public Library is open. The Library is open for lobby pickup or in the building use. Call to schedule appointments or sign in at the door for material pickup/request, computer use, browsing the collection, and for using a table for magazines and newspapers. Returns may be done without an appointment. Hours Open: M-Thu, 9:30 AM – 8 PM, F, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat, 10:30 AM – 4 PM, & Sun, 12 – 4 PM.

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 .



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


April Virtual Programs and Crafts!

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

*Crafts to go offered in our lobby daily!


April Virtual Storytime & Crafts Supply Pickup!

Virtual Storytime-To-Go Kits, All Ages

Children will enjoy weekly themed Storytime crafts paired with our online resources to create an interactive Virtual Storytime. Weekly Craft Kits will be available beginning Monday, March 22 and run for ten consecutive weeks! Visit the library each week for a new Virtual Storytime Kit. No registration required.


Beautiful Bunnies, Grades K – 5

Pick up kits beginning Thursday, April 1

Join Miss Michelle to learn all about bunnies in this exciting science program. This pre-recorded video features live bunny friends and a beautiful bunny craft to make together! Pick up your Program-to-Go kit and work alongside this pre-recorded video! Pick up starting Thursday, April 1.


Family Movie Night Kits – Despicable Me

Pick up beginning Thursday, April 1

Enjoy Family Movie Night in the comfort of your own home. Each month we will offer a new movie theme. Movies can be borrowed from the library, or download similar titles through Hoopla or Kanopy on our website. 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. While supplies last. Call to register – (631) 929-4488 ext. 223.


Build a Flower Garden Kit, All Ages

Pick up beginning Thursday, April 1

Design your very own garden with this program-to-go kit! Decorate your flower pot, plant the seeds, and hope for lots of April showers! All supplies are included in this program-to-go kit. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Clap Your Hands! Baby Time Kit, Birth – 3 years

Pick up beginning Thursday, April 1

Geared specifically toward our littlest readers! Get your hands moving with this music and movement baby kit. Each registered family will receive a finger puppet, musical rattle, and keepsake board book. Kit comes complete with songs to sing and a themed craft. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Earth Day Art Kit, Grades K – 5

Pick up beginning Monday, April 19

Celebrate Earth Day with these craft kits! Recycle an old newspaper into an awesome new creation. This craft kit will give you all the ideas and supplies you need to make something new out of something old. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Safari Adventure Kit, All Ages

Pick up beginning Monday, April 19

Journey into the jungle with this program-to-go kit. Each kit includes everything you need to design your own safari hat, as well as a fun safari animal craft. All registrants will be called to schedule an appointment to pick up their kit.


Sorting Challenge Craft Kits, Ages 18 months – 5 years

Pick up beginning Monday, April 26

Visit the library April 26 – May 1 to pick up a craft kit that will challenge your child’s sorting skills! Kids will sort through the pieces to build two different crafts. These kits promote the theme of opposites, and help children develop observational and creative-thinking skills.  No registration necessary. While supplies last.


April Virtual Programs

Mommy and Me Yoga, Ages 18 – 35 months with a parent/caregiver

Tuesday, April 13, 10:00 AM

Come join this much needed quality bonding time with your little ones. Class includes music, singing, playful movements, mindful and interactive poses, bonding and breathing activities. A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.


Wally and the Water Cycle, Family

Wednesday, April 14, 4:30 PM

Come on an extraordinary journey through water with Wally and the Water Cycle. This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle. This children’s musical will leave audience members laughing, clapping, and singing along. This S.T.E.A.M. show includes animals, singing, audience participation and lots of humor. A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.


Stay and PlayHooray, Ages 6-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Friday, April 16, 10:00 AM

Join Molly Mouse and friends for an interactive movement and music class filled with activities, books, dancing and fun! A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.


Earth Day Celebration, 18 months – 5 years with a parent/caregiver

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 AM

Come join A Time for Kids, Inc., as we celebrate Earth Day! Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor development, and storytelling! We will also create a natural bird (or squirrel) feeder craft! A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the 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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