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Children’s Programs

Birthday Bash Story Time

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Each week will highlight an author’s birthday that takes place during the month of April. Books written by John Burningham will be shared on April 23.

Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come in pajamas and listen to bedtime stories. For children of all ages with an adult. No registration is required.

Baby Rhyme Time

Thursday, April 24, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages birth to 17 months with an adult. No registration required.

Book Discussion and Author Visit with Natalie Bober

Thursday, April 24, 2014

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to celebrate poetry month with local author and award winning biographer Natalie Bober. Participants will discuss Papa is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost, Natalie’s first children’s book and recently named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Natalie will lead the book discussion and share her stories about this remarkable man and his poetry. Registration begins April 1 – participants will receive a new copy of Papa is a Poet and have their books signed by the author on April 24.

Toddler Story Time

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Friday, April 25, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years without an adult. No registration required.

A Time For Kids

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Educational activities combine preschool concepts and fun. For children ages 18 months to 5 years with an adult. Registration begins April 21.

Sing and Swing Story Time

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years with an adult. No registration required.

Page Turners

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Monthly book discussion for children in fifth and sixth grade. Call (516) 883-4400 for availability.

Baby Rhyme Time

Thursday, May 1, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages birth to 17 months with an adult. No registration required.

Toddler Story Time

Friday, May 2, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 2, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Young Birders Club

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Children ages 6 to 10 with an adult are invited to LOOK, LISTEN, and DISCOVER! You’ll observe local birds and their habitats using your senses and recording your impressions. Activities will include short walking field trips from the library, nature exploration, and hands-on learning activities. The leaders are local naturalists and members of the North Shore Audubon Society. Registration begins April 25

Story Time With Miss Lucy and Mr. Mike

Monday, May 5, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children of all ages with an adult. No registration required.

Sing and Swing Story Time

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years with an adult. No registration required.

Screen Smart Week Drop-In Craft

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit the Children’s Room and create a fun craft during Screen Smart Week! For children ages 4 and up with an adult. No registration required.

Birthday Bash Story Time

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Each week will highlight an author’s birthday that takes place during the month of May. Books written by Leo Lionni will be shared on May 7.

Baby Rhyme Time

Thursday, May 8, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages birth to 17 months with an adult. No registration required.

Screen Smart Week Drop-In Craft

Thursday, May 8, 2014

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit the Children’s Room and create a fun craft during Screen Smart Week! For children ages 4 and up with an adult. No registration required.

Toddler Story Time

Friday, May 9, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 9, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Tweens’ Night Out

Friday, May 9, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to join Children’s Advisory Council Member Elise Tepper and learn the art of gift wrapping. Bring your gifts or empty boxes to wrap.

Young Birders Club

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Children ages 6 to 10 with an adult are invited to LOOK, LISTEN, and DISCOVER! You’ll observe local birds and their habitats using your senses and recording your impressions. Activities will include short walking field trips from the library, nature exploration, and hands-on learning activities. The leaders are local naturalists and members of the North Shore Audubon Society. Registration begins April 25

Mother’s Day Drop-In Craft

Sunday, May 11, 2014

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Visit the Children’s Room and create a fun craft to give to your mom on Mother’s Day. For children ages 4 and up with an adult.

Spring Preschool Craft

Monday, May 12, 2014

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A seasonal craft, stories and songs. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with an adult at 11 a.m. or 12 noon. Registration begins May 5.

Sing and Swing Story Time

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years with an adult. No registration required.

Children’s Garden Planting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Children in grades K to 6 with an adult are invited to visit anytime between 3 and 6 p.m. to help plant flowers in the Gordon Helman Garden (weather permitting). No registration required.

Birthday Bash Story Time

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Each week will highlight an author’s birthday that takes place during the month of May. Books written by Betsy Lewin will be shared on May 14.

Baby Rhyme Time

Thursday, May 15, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages birth to 17 months with an adult. No registration required.

Toddler Story Time

Friday, May 16, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 16, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Sing and Swing Story Time

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years with an adult. No registration required.

Graphic Novel Book Discussion

Graphic Novel Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Students in grades 4 to 6 are invited to discuss A Wrinkle in Time, The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson. Registration begins May 6.

Birthday Bash Story Time

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Each week will highlight an author’s birthday that takes place during the month of May. Books written by Lillian Hoban will be shared on May 21.

Baby Rhyme Time

Thursday, May 22, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages birth to 17 months with an adult. No registration required.

Book Bunch

Book Bunch

Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monthly book discussion for children in grades 3 and 4. The group will be discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Call 883-4400 ext. 150 for availability.

Family Film – Frozen

Friday, May 23, 2014

7:00 am - 8:45 pm

Join us for a family film as we screen the award-winning movie, Frozen (2014 – Running time 108 minutes). When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, fearless optimist Anna teams up with mountain man Kristoff in an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa and put an end to her icy spell. A Disney feature film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Rated PG for parental guidance. No tickets or registration required.

Toddler Story Time

Friday, May 23, 2014

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 23, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with an adult. No registration required.

Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come in pajamas and listen to bedtime stories. For children of all ages with an adult. No registration required.

Baby Bump

Baby Bump

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you pregnant? Expectant moms and dads are invited to participate in a four-week program. Each week a different professional will facilitate the class. Professionals include a midwife, a board certified lactation consultant, an assistant professor of early childhood education and child development and a certified Red Cross/CPR/AED/First Aid instructor. Limited registration begins May 20.

Tummy Time

Thursday, June 5, 2014

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Babies are spending more time on their backs than ever before due to the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Babies need lots of Tummy Time to develop their muscle strength and coordination.  You and your child will be led in song, rhymes, and simple stories.  There will be time for playing with rattles, soft blocks, and other developmentally appropriate toys.  This program is for parents/caregivers with babies between the ages of 3 months to pre-crawlers. Limited registration begins May 27.

Baby Bump

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you pregnant? Expectant moms and dads are invited to participate in a four-week program. Each week a different professional will facilitate the class. Professionals include a midwife, a board certified lactation consultant, an assistant professor of early childhood education and child development and a certified Red Cross/CPR/AED/First Aid instructor. Limited registration begins May 20.

Tummy Time

Thursday, June 12, 2014

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Babies are spending more time on their backs than ever before due to the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Babies need lots of Tummy Time to develop their muscle strength and coordination.  You and your child will be led in song, rhymes, and simple stories.  There will be time for playing with rattles, soft blocks, and other developmentally appropriate toys.  This program is for parents/caregivers with babies between the ages of 3 months to pre-crawlers. Limited registration begins May 27.

Baby Bump

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you pregnant? Expectant moms and dads are invited to participate in a four-week program. Each week a different professional will facilitate the class. Professionals include a midwife, a board certified lactation consultant, an assistant professor of early childhood education and child development and a certified Red Cross/CPR/AED/First Aid instructor. Limited registration begins May 20.

Tummy Time

Thursday, June 19, 2014

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Babies are spending more time on their backs than ever before due to the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Babies need lots of Tummy Time to develop their muscle strength and coordination.  You and your child will be led in song, rhymes, and simple stories.  There will be time for playing with rattles, soft blocks, and other developmentally appropriate toys.  This program is for parents/caregivers with babies between the ages of 3 months to pre-crawlers. Limited registration begins May 27.

Baby Bump

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you pregnant? Expectant moms and dads are invited to participate in a four-week program. Each week a different professional will facilitate the class. Professionals include a midwife, a board certified lactation consultant, an assistant professor of early childhood education and child development and a certified Red Cross/CPR/AED/First Aid instructor. Limited registration begins May 20.