Special Programs – Fall 2017

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Parents or Caregivers are required to remain in the library
while children are in programs.

Please take a moment to read our Policy on Unattended Children.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Patrons can register another patron if they have that patron’s library card. Caregivers with EMPL Library cards can register an out-of-district child that they care for with their library card and the child’s proof of age. If you are wait-listed for a program, you will be contacted if space becomes available.

All registrations are limited to one class per day and one on-going program. All registrations begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Programs are limited to 25 children unless otherwise noted. Programs may be cancelled due to inadequate registration. Non-residents may inquire about availability one week prior to the program. If you have any questions about program guidelines such as age, grade or caregiver, call us first before arriving for a program. Our librarians are pleased to help you make your child’s library experiences positive and happy!

**PLEASE NOTE** Library cards can now be issued to children of all ages. Children must have an East Meadow Library card to register for programs. Most programs require prior registration. AFTER the first day of registration, patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570 ext. 6.


Early Childhood

18 MONTHS – 5 YEARS – A TIME FOR KIDS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 11:15 AM
Yellow school bus craft. Enjoy fun, interactive and educational activities that include singing, dancing, storytelling and more. Registration begins Tuesday, August 8.  Birthdate must be from 8/12 to 2/16. With caregiver. No siblings.

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration begins Friday, August 25.  Birthdate must be from 9/14 to 3/16. With caregiver. No siblings.

18 MONTHS – NOT YET IN K – CRAFT TIME FUN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 @ 11:15 AM
Make a mouse puppet with Jeanne Hall, plus songs and fingerplays and fun! Registration begins Tuesday, August 29.  Birthdate must be on or before 3/16. With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting!  Registration begins Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Birthdate must be on or before 9/15. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 & OCTOBER 4 @ 11:15 AM
Enjoy a fun time with Molly Mouse singing, dancing and playing. Registration begins Tuesday, September 12.

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration begins Friday, September 22.  Birthdate must be from 10/14 to 4/16. With caregiver. No siblings.

18 MONTHS – NOT YET IN K – CRAFT TIME FUN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ 11:15 AM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN with Jeanne Hall, plus songs and fingerplays and fun! Registration begins Tuesday, October 3.  Birthdate must be on or before 4/16. With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting!  Registration begins Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.  Birthdate must be on or before 10/15. With caregiver. No siblings.

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School Age Programs

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GRADES K-5-READING BUDDIES: THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 & 24  @ 4:00 PM
Prevent the summer slide! Maintain your reading skills this summer by reading aloud to one of our high school reading buddies! Registration begins Thursday, August 3.

GRADES 2-5-LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 4:00 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, August 11. 

GRADES 3-5-SCIENCE TIME: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 4:15 PM
Join us for science time. Will it float or will it sink? Which will it be, what do you think? (and we are building a boat!)  Registration begins Tuesday, September 12. Limited to 15 children.

GRADES K-2-STORYCRAFT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ 4:15 PM
Listen to some fun stories and make a great craft!  Registration begins Tuesday, October 10.  

GRADES 2-5-LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, October 13. 

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Family Programs

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3-5 YEARS-INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ 4:00 PM
A great way to introduce your children to musical instruments. Straight from SUNY Stonybrook’s Staller Center, musicians will perform for us and allow your children to touch and use instruments. A wonderful experience for all. We ask parents or caregivers to accompany their children.  Space is very limited. Registration begins Tuesday, September 5. Call PR at 794-2570 ext. 560, or register online at eastmeadow.info.

ALL AGES-TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 FROM 12:00-6:00 PM
Arghh, All Ye Mateys, September 19 is talk like a pirate day and you are all invited for the fun. You can wear a costume, make a craft, hear a story, play games, enjoy the programs. There is something for everyone of any age. Remember, talk like a pirate!

ALL AGES-STAR WARS DAY: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 
Join us for a full day of celebrating all things Star Wars and the joy of reading!

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K-FAMILY STORYTIME: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 @ 10:00 AM
Time for stories with the family. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.