Children's Services

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Please note: Preference will be given to Shelter Rock Public Library cardholders when registering for our Children's programs.  Phone registrations will be accepted unless otherwise noted. Out-of-district and phone registrations will be available one week before the scheduled program, if possible.  Proof of age is required for first time registrants.  

For more information, contact Children's Services at 248-7363 ext. 238

 

Great Beginnings

This program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays, and rhymes is designed for children ages 12-23 months with a parent or caregiver. 

Choose one of the following sessions:

greatThursdays at 10:15 AM; November 13th - December 11th

Mondays at 11:15 AM; November 17th - December 8th

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM; November 18th - December 9th

Registrations begins Monday, October 20th for children born
between December 1, 2012 and November 1, 2013.

 

Toddler Storytimes

preschool storytimeDesigned for toddlers 2-31/2 with a parent or caregiver as a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other toddlers and their parents. Children must be two by October 1, 2014.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Tuesdays, 10:15 AM; September 30 - November 4

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; October 1 - November 5

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; October 2 - November 6

Registration begins Tuesday, September 9th

 

Preschool Storytimes

Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers. Children must be three by October 1, 2014.

toddler storytimeChoose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM; Sept 30 - Nov 18

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; October 3 - November 21 

Registration begins Tuesday, September 9th.

 

Pajamas Storytime

kids pajamasFor ages 2-5 ~ Siblings Welcome!

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for an evening of stories and songs. 

Thursday, October 16th at 7 PM

Registration begins Thursday, October 2nd. 

 

Songs and Rhymes For Baby's Day

guitar 1Children ages 1-3 years (with an adult) will enjoy musical wiggles, tickles and fingerplays with Dara and her guitar.

Monday, October 27th at 10:30 AM
 
Registration begins Tuesday, October 14th

 

Tots Night Out

night owlFamilies with children ages 2-5 years are invited to participate in a program of songs, stories and craft.

Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM

Registration begins Monday, October 20th

 

PlayHooray Babies & Toddlers

playhoorayFamilies with children ages 9-24 months with a parent or caregiver are invited to participate in a fun-filled program of music and movement. 

Friday, November 7th at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Friday, October 24th.

 

Fall Crafts

Pumpkin Decorating

Bring a pumpkin with you and create your own Halloween pal!

painted pumpkinFor ages  2-5 with an adult!

Tuesday, October 28th at 2:30 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, October 14th.

For Grades K-5

Tuesday, October 28th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, October 14th. 

 

Native American Crafts

For Grades 1-5

13360324521341397000arrow head cut indians-hiLearn about the first Long Island communities and the Native American tribes. Touch a Native American oil lamp, see real arrowheads and create a wampum necklace with a stone arrowhead.

Monday, November 3rd at 4:30 PM

Registration begins  Monday, October 20th.

 

Lego Creations

For Grades K to 5legos

Come and build your own LEGO creation!

  • Friday, October 24th at 4:30 PM

Registration for one session begins on Wednesday, October 8th

 

DUPLO Builders

For Preschoolers (ages 3-5) with an adult

duploCome and build your own DUPLO creation!

Thursday, November 6th at 1:30 PM

Registration begins Thursday, October 23rd.

 

Book Chats

Children in Grades 2-5 are invited to participate in Book Chats, a program designed to encourage them to read and discuss a selected book. The selected book will be available at the time of registration. 

 

Grade 2

Happy Haunting Amelia Bedelia

by Herman Parish

Happy-Haunting-Amelia-Bedelia-Hardcover-P9780060518936Helping the neighborhood children with their Halloween costumes, Amelia Bedelia totally forgets about the Roger's Halloween party and gets quite a shock when she shows up for work.

Friday, October 17th at 4:30 PM

Registration began Friday, September 26th

 

Grades 3 & 4

The Whoopie Pie War

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Hank Wolowitz and Inkling, his invisible bandapat friend, try to save the family ice cream store's business from a whoopie pie food truck parked outside. 

Friday, November 14th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Friday, October 24th

 

Grade 5 

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

51VG0ie5PELTwelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight with other students in the  new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello). Come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. 

Friday, November 7th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Friday, October 17th

 

Area Preschools

Please click on Preschool Programs to see a list of schools in the local vicinity.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm