Children's Services

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


1000BooksLogoThe Shelter Rock Public Library Children's Room invites you and your child to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten - a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read. If you read just one book a day for a year that equals 365 books, 730 books in two years, and 1095 in three years!


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 10:15 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.


PlayHooray Kids

dancing kidsFamilies with children ages 2-4 years are invited to participate in a fun-filled program of music and movement.

Monday, December 8th at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Monday, November 24th


Jammin' Jitterbugs

dancing-beesShake, Rattle and Roll musical program for children ages 18 months 5 years.

Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Thursday, December 4th


Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Programs

Whales in the Winter/Artic Snowglobes

For Grades 1-5

Friday, December 5th at 4:30 PM

whaleLearn about the wondrous world of whales and find out how they survive in freezing waters. Touch real whale bones, try a blubber experiment, see an Inuit snow carved knife carved from a walrus tusk and make your own wintry whale snowglobe.

Registration begins Friday, November 21st. 


Lego Creations

For Grades K to 5legos

Come and build your own LEGO creation!

  • Friday, November 21st at 4:30 PM

Registration for one session begins on Wednesday, November 5th


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. 


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