Special Programs – Summer 2019

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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.  Patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570 ext. 6 and as of June 17th, 2019, online registrations will also be taken.


Early Childhood

 

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for fun and a springtime craft…Unicorn!.  Registration begins Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 5/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – FAMILY FUN WITH PLAY HOORAY : MONDAY, JUNE 3 & 10 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy family fun time together singing, dancing and playing. Registration begins Monday, May 20.  With caregiver. No siblings.

 SUMMER READING PROGRAM REGISTRATION : SATURDAY, JUNE 8 
A Universe of Stories!!! Join our summer reading program for ages 3 years to not yet in Kindergarten or children entering grades K-6. Register online or in person.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY : WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 @ 10:00 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration begins Tuesday, June 4.  PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW JEWISH CENTER LOCATED AT 1400 PROSPECT AVE EAST MEADOW.

3 YEARS- ENTERING GRADE 6 – MAD SCIENCE : WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 @ 7:00 PM
Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. What’s it like to travel in space? With the help of some volunteers, kids will learn what it’s like to explore space and the space technology used on earth today. See how expansive our galaxy is, and help us blast off to space! Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, June 12.  Birthdate must be on or before 6/16  PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH LOCATED AT 36 TAYLOR AVE EAST MEADOW.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : MONDAY, JULY 8, 15, 22, 29 & AUGUST 5 @ 10:00 AM
Stories, songs, dancing and crafting fun. Registration by phone or online begins Monday, June 24. Birthdate must be on or before 7/17. With caregiver. No siblings. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW JEWISH CENTER LOCATED AT 1400 PROSPECT AVE EAST MEADOW.

BIRTH – 3 YEARS –  PLAY HOORAY KIDS : TUESDAY, JULY 16 & 23 @ 9:45 AM
Get ready to dance, march and play hooray with your child. Birthdate must be on or before 7/16. Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, June 25. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW JEWISH CENTER LOCATED AT 1400 PROSPECT AVE EAST MEADOW.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 @ 7:00 PM
FLy off in your very own rocket ship!  Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, July 3.  Birthdate must be on or before 7/17. With caregiver. No siblings. SITE TO BE DETERMINED.  

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY : WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 & AUGUST 7 @ 10:00 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, July 16 SITE TO BE DETERMINED

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 7:00 PM
Flower basket fun craft. Enjoy fun, interactive and educational activities that include singing, dancing, storytelling and more.  Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, July 30.  Birthdate must be on or before 8/17. With caregiver. No siblings. SITE TO BE DETERMINED.  

3 1/2 – 6  YEARS  -PAJAMA TIME : MONDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 7:00 PM
Come to the library in your pj;s and listen to bedtime stories with Dara Linthwaite. Don’t forget to bring your favorite stuffed toy!  Registration by phone or online begins Monday, August 5.  Birthdate must be from 8/13 to 2/16. With caregiver. No siblings. SITE TO BE DETERMINED.  

BIRTH – 3 YEARS –  PLAY HOORAY KIDS : FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 & 23 @ 9:45 AM
Enjoy a fun time together singing, dancing and playing.  Birthdate must be on or before 8/16. Registration by phone or online begins Friday, August 2. SITE TO BE DETERMINED.

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School Age Programs

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AGES  4-6 YEARS – TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT: TUESDAY, JULY 9 @ 10:00 AM
Come see if you have what is takes to be an astronaut and then enjoy the movie One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Registration online through the Public Relations Department. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM LOCATED AT 1 DAVIS AVE GARDEN CITY, NY.  (516) 572-4111

GRADES 1 AND UP – TO THE MOON: TUESDAY, JULY 9 @ 2:00 PM
The moon lights our nights, come learn all about our nighttime neighbor. Registration online through the Public Relations Department. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM LOCATED AT 1 DAVIS AVE GARDEN CITY, NY.  (516) 572-4111

GRADES K-5 – ROCKET AND ROLLIN’: WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 @ 7:00 PM
Presented by the Long Island Children’s Museum. Come have a blast as we explore the wondrous science of rockets. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, July 17.  SITE TO BE DETERMINED.

GRADES K-6 -UP IN THE AIR: TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 7:00 PM
Presented by the Long Island Children’s Museum. Explore the science of flight and dream BIG as you make your own gliders. Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, July 30.  SITE TO BE DETERMINED.

 

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Family Programs

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AGES 3 1/2 -GRADE 5 – MAGIC OF AMORE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 7:00 PM
Family fun time for everyone. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, July 17.  SITE TO BE DETERMINED.

GRADES PRE-K- 5 – EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKY PLANETARIUM SHOW: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 1:00 PM
Family fun time for everyone! THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM LOCATED AT 1 DAVIS AVE GARDEN CITY, NY.  (516) 572-4111

ALL AGES- TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTORS: FRIDAYS @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Some children find it difficult to read in front of people, but not to a dog. Dogs are non-judgmental. In many cases a child’s reading improves after reading to a dog. All our dogs are certified by Therapy Dog International before being admitted to the program. Call 794-2570 ext. 560 for information.