Special Programs – Spring 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. AFTER the first day of registration, patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570 ext. 6.


Early Childhood

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration begins Tuesday, March 5.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting! Roar for the Lion! Registration begins Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 3/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 & 10 @ 11:15 AM
An interactive, fun program! Play and learn with your little one. Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be on or before 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, APRIL 12 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, March 29. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration begins Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting! It’s fishing time. Registration begins Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

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School Age Programs

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GRADES 3-5 – SCIENCE TIME: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 @ 4:15 PM
Wintertime fun in our children’s story hour room. Join in the fun for adventure in science.  Registration begins Tuesday, February 5. Limited to 15 children.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 @ 4:00 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, February 8.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, MARCH 29 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, March 15.

GRADES K-2 – STORYCRAFT: TUESDAY, APRIL 16 @ 4:15 PM
It’s springtime, good for a fun story and craft.  Registration begins Tuesday, April 2. Limited to 18 children.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, APRIL 26 @ 4:00 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, April 12.

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Family Programs

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ALL AGES- MICKEY MOUSE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
HOT DOG! It’s Mickey’s 90th birthday! You’re invited to help us celebrate Mickey’s big day. We’ll play games, make crafts, and sing Happy Birthday! Come dressed as your favorite character if you wish. No registration is required.

ALL AGES- DROP-IN CRAFTS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come in from the cold and warm up with some crafty fun at the library. No registration is required.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K- FAMILY STORYTIME: SATURDAY, MARCH 16 @ 10:00 AM
This storytime is aimed at welcoming new families to the library. It includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading books and using the library as a family. Registration begins Saturday, March 2. With caregiver.

ALL AGES- THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 @ 2:00 PM -4:00 PM
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969.  Join us for a day with events, crafts and activities to mark this special occasion.

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.