Curbside is moving! Starting Monday, August 17, 2020, pickup your Library materials in the Library lobby and return materials at the Library entrance. Please call for an appointment between hours of 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Phone in will also be available during these times. The Library and the book drop are still closed.

(631) 929-4488

250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

M - F: 9:30 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

North Shore Publich Library

Online Children Programs

Curbside is moving! Starting Monday, August 17, 2020, pickup your Library materials in the Library lobby and return materials at the Library entrance. Please call for an appointment between hours of 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Phone in will also be available during these times. The Library and the book drop are still closed.



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 .



Join our annual Kid’s Summer Reading Club for Summer 2020! Every 60 minutes you read, you earn a prize! Log online, use a paper log, or give us a call at 631-929-4488. Participate in “Missions” for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Check updates on our website about picking up prizes.



JumpBunch – Martial Arts, Pre-K

Click the link below to enjoy the next JumpBunch virtual program on Martial Arts!


Tots Day In: Pincer Grasp

Please click the link below and enjoy Tots Day In: Pincer Grasp! Some suggested supplies are: kitchen/toaster tongs or tweezers, small items (such as cotton balls, pompoms, or mini marshmallows), a bowl, and two spoons or musical instruments.


Toddlers Tango, ages 1-5 years with parent/caregiver

Friday, August 14, 10:00 AM

Music and movement- dancing and more! A Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.


Magic of Unicorns, Grades K-5

Monday, August 17, 5:00 PM

Discover a world of fantasy as you encounter unicorns in art. Then artist Joyce Raimondo will demonstrate how you can create your own magical unicorn using fun collage materials you have at home. Prior to the workshop, collect materials for your picture such as wrapping or construction paper, glitter, or markers. What special powers will your unicorn have? A Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.


Magic By TJ, Family

Friday, August 7, 7:00 PM  RESCHEDULED Friday, August 21, 7:00 PM

To celebrate all readers this summer, you are invited to register for this special event! Whether it’s up close with Zoom or on stage, TJ’s mind-blowing illusions collide with his electric personality and hysterical antics, making for a truly unforgettable experience!


Kidnastics, Ages 1-5 years

Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 AM

Kidnastics will lead children with caregivers in a fun exercise program with activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills. A Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.



Join our annual Kid’s Summer Reading Club for Summer 2020! Every 60 minutes you read, you earn a prize! Log online, use a paper log, or give us a call at 631-929-4488. Participate in “Missions” for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Check updates on our website about picking up prizes.




Adventures in Art Virtual Art Program – Family Grades K-5 

Registration begins on 7/15 for you to enjoy throughout August

Families will enjoy an in-depth exploration of a famous work of art followed-up with an at-home project. Artists and themes explored are: Family Fun/Eastman Johnson’s The Hatch Family, Selfie Time/Adelaide Labille-Guiard’s Self Portrait, Inside with Van Gogh/Bedroom in Arles, and Through Van Gogh’s Window/Starry Night.

A link to each weekly video art lesson will be emailed to all registrants on Mondays, Aug 3 -24, allowing families to participate at any convenient time.


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.




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!



Petra Puppets Presents PETRAfied Theatre!

Steve Petra is a full-time professional ventriloquist and puppeteer performing his own scripts, songs, and music. He specializes in curriculum-based assembly programs for elementary schools, and preforms shows that combine educational content with puppetry, illusions, props, sound effects, music, and humor to keep students engaged.



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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 PM

During this time of social distancing, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will bring the programs to you. Over the next few weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at one o’clock they will be live on facebook with their animals and staff to bring you a short segment of fun and education. See previous episodes on FB or on YouTube at the link below!



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 and 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.




Join our annual Kid’s Summer Reading Club for Summer 2020! Every 60 minutes you read, you earn a prize! Log online, use a paper log, or give us a call at 631-929-4488. Participate in “Missions” for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Check updates on our website about picking up prizes.



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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