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Children's Programs

Children's Programming For Children Up Through Grade 5. 
Click on the Program links below for upcoming events as listed in our newsletter. Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming programs, and visit or call the Children's Department for more information 516-621-2240 X 7.

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Children’s Programs

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Register online and tell a friend through the Calendar of Events @ BRYANTLIBRARY.ORG

 

Winter Reading Program

For Independent Readers in Grades K – 5
Bryant Library Cardholders begin listing books on Monday, December 10, 2018.
Last day to record books and collect prizes is Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Children without Bryant Library cards may list books as of January 2, 2019 while supplies last.


Read. Record. Reward.

Get cozy and read this winter. Once a week for seven weeks visit the Children’s Room to record your reading and receive new prizes each week. Participants are invited to a special event by invitation only the evening of Thursday, February 7, 2019.

 

December Programs

 

6 – 12 months         
Baby Time

Tuesdays, November 20, 27, December 4 & 11
10:00 – 10:30 AM

Come play with your baby and make new friends here at the library. Parent or guardian must accompany the child. Walk in, no registration required, as space permits.

12 – 17 months      

Giggles & Wiggles

Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3 & 10
10:00 – 10:30 AM

Fun with music, fingerplays, toys, & simple stories while developing early literacy skills. Parent or guardian must accompany the child. Child must be 12 months by November 19. Register once for all classes in the series.

13 – 24 months      
Toy Time
Tuesdays
, November 20, 27, December 4 & 11
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Join us for playtime to meet and play with other children in the playroom. Parent or guardian must accompany the child.
Walk in, no registration required, as space permits.

18 – 24 months      
Little Listeners
Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3 & 10
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.
Child must be 18 months by November 19. Register once for all classes in the series online.

 

2 – 4 years               
Winter Story Craft
Friday, December 21
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Welcome winter with a story and a craft in the Children’s Room.
Parent or guardian must accompany the child.
Online registration begins Monday, November 26 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program if space permits.

2 – 4 years                           
Noon Years Countdown
Monday, December 31
11:30 – 12:15 PM
45 minutes
Ring in the New Year with your little one.
Fun activities and music to celebrate the countdown to Noon.
Online registration begins Monday, December 3 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program begins if space permits.

3 ½ – 5 years                       
Pre-K Storytime
Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3 & 10
4:00 – 4:30 PM
A half hour filled of stories, songs, and rhymes for pre-schoolers. Intended for children who are able to separate from their caregivers. Please visit the library BEFORE the program so that your child will be comfortable going into the Storytime Room on his or her own. Register once for all classes in the series online.

Family Event           
Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, December 17
4:00 – 4:45 PM  OR
7:00 – 7:45 PM
Families are invited to decorate a Gingerbread House together at the library, all supplies will be provided. In-person registration for Bryant Library cardholders begins November 26. Limit one Gingerbread House per family. Parent or caregiver must accompany the children.
Non-Bryant Library cardholders will be waitlisted and notified if space permits.

 

Holiday Recess events

Wednesday, December 26
Family Film:
Smallfoot
2:00 – 3:45 PM
No registration required. An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast about a yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as "Small Foot" is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S - Smallfoot Evidentiary Society.
Please note children 10 years old or younger, shall at all times be attended and adequately supervised by a responsible person (parent, guardian, other caregiver, or mature adolescent, age 14 or older). 
Children must be accompanied by that person when in the rest room, the elevator, or the stairwell.

 

Thursday, December 27
Family Show  
Acrobat LiLiu
11:00 – 11:45 AM
OR 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Free tickets for children ages 3+ available beginning Monday, December 3 for Bryant Library cardholders. Pick up at the Children’s Reference Desk.  Others may check on availability on Wednesday, December 26. “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics” is a one-woman acrobatic performance. Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling.

Friday, December 28
Age 2 – 5 with parent or caregiver
Walk in Story Time
Friday, December 28
10:00 – 10:30 AM
11:00 – 11:30 AM                

Listen to stories and songs, no registration required, as space permits.

Friday, December 28
Grades K – 5           
Bingo
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Sign up to play the classic Bingo game, prizes will be awarded!
Online registration begins Monday, December 3 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program if space permits.

 

January 2019


Monday, January 21
For children ages 2 – 5 (not yet in Kindergarten)

Story Craft
11:00 AM –11:45 AM
OR 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Join us for a story and craft in the Children's Room.  Parent or guardian must accompany the child.
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Register for 11:00 AM.

Register for 2:00 PM.


Monday, January 21
For students in Grades K – 5

KerboomKidz
11:00 AM –11:45 AM
OR 2:00 – 2:45 PM
KerboomKidz returns for another high energy dance fitness class especially designed for kids. 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Register for 11:00 AM.

Register for 2:00 PM.