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, 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.

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, MAY 10 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, April 26. Birthdate must be from 5/16 to 11/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY : WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration begins Thursday, May 2.

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 : MONDAY, JUNE 17 
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 to receive your ticket for Mad Science which will be held at the East Meadow Jewish Center located at 1400 Prospect Ave. in East Meadow. The show is on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are extremely limited.  First come, first served.

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. in East Meadow.

 

 

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School Age Programs

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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.

GRADES 3-5 – MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 @ 7:00 PM
Create a beautiful hand painted plate for Mother’s Day. (Please bring a smock to protect your clothing.)  Registration begins Tuesday, April 23. Limited to 12 children.

GRADES 3-5 – SCIENCE TIME: TUESDAY, MAY 21 @ 4:00 PM
Let’s get together to investigate the wonders of science.  Registration begins Tuesday, May 7 . Limited to 20 children.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, MAY 31 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, May 17.

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Family Programs

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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.