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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
Read. Record. Reward.
Get cozy and read this winter. Sign up while supplies last! Program ends Sunday, January 27, 2019. Participants are invited to a special event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 7PM.

 

January Programs

Baby Time                                 
6 – 12 months  
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, & 22
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.

 

Toy Time                                          
13 – 24 months
  
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22
11:00 – 11:30 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.

 

Giggles & Wiggles             
12 – 17 months   
Thursdays, January 10, 17, & 24
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 before program begins.
Register once for all classes in the series. Online registration began in December for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others January 9 if space permits.

 

Little Listeners                   
18 – 24 months

Thursdays, January 10, 17, & 24
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 before program begins.
Register once for all classes in the series.Online registration began in December for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others January 9 if space permits.

 

Story Craft
Ages 2 – 5 (not yet in Kindergarten)
Monday, January 21         
11:00 – 11:45 AM OR
2:00 – 2:45 PM
Join us for a story and craft in the Children’s Room. Parent or caregiver must attend with child. Online registration begins January 1 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program begins if space permits.
Register for 11:00 AM.
Register for 2:00 PM.

 

KerboomKidz
Grades K – 5
Monday, January 21         
11:00 – 11:45 AM OR
2:00 – 2:45 PM
KerboomKidz returns for another high energy dance fitness class especially designed for kids. Register and tell a friend to join the fun.Online registration begins January 1 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program begins if space permits.
Register for 11:00 AM.
Register for 2:00 PM.

 

Friday, January 25
Pajama Storytime             Ages 2 – 4
               11:00 – 11:30 AM
Pajama Dance Party          Grades K – 5            4:15 –  4:45 PM
Wear your pajamas to the library for these fun events! Online registration begins January 4 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others January 24 if space permits.
Register for 11:00 AM.
Register for 4:15 PM.

 

February/March Programs

Groundhog Day Story Craft
Ages 2 – 5
  
Saturday, February 2
11:00 – 11:30 AM
If the groundhog sees his shadow it is six more weeks of winter if he doesn’t see his shadow spring will arrive early. Listen to a groundhog story and make a craft.
Online registration begins January 12 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others the day before program begins if space permits.

 

Table Top Craft - Make your own Valentine’s
All ages
Saturday, February 9
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Walk in, no registration required.
Design your own Valentine’s. Arts and crafts materials provided.

 

Thursday, February 14
Valentine’s Day Crafts
Ages 2 – 4 (with parent or caregiver)  
11:00 – 11:30 AM                
Grades K – 2    
4:15 – 4:45 PM
Grades 3 – 5     7:00 – 7:30 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a story and a craft in the Children’s Room.
Online registration begins January 24 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 13 if space permits.
Register for 11:00 AM.
Register for 4:15 PM.
Register for 7:00 PM.

 
Giggles & Wiggles             
12 – 17 months
Mondays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18
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 before program begins. Register once for all classes in the series. Online registration begins February 4 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 24 if space permits.
 

Little Listeners
18 – 24 months

Mondays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18
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 before program begins. Register once for all classes in the series.Online registration begins February 4 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 24 if space permits.

 

Baby Time                                 
6 – 12 months  
Tuesdays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19
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.

 

Toy Time                                          
13 – 24 months
  
Tuesdays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19
11:00 – 11:30 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.

 

Toddler Storytime
2 – 3 ½ years with parent or caregiver

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Register once for all classes in the series.
Online registration begins February 8 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 28 if space permits.

 

Pre-K Storytime
3 ½ – 5 years
Mondays,
February 25, March 4, 11, 18
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 series. Online registration begins February 4 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 24 if space permits.

 

Story Art
Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20
4:15 – 5:00 PM
Each week listen to new stories and make a craft to take home. Register once for all classes in series. Online registration begins February 4 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 24 if space permits.


Winter Recess

2 – 5 years
Walk in Storytime
Tuesday, February 19 – Saturday, February 23 
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Meet different Children’s Librarians each day as they read and share some of their favorite stories. No registration required.

 

Family Film
Tuesday, February 19

2:00 – 3:45 PM* (Time length may change pending on movie)
Movie to be announced.
No registration required. 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.

 

Star Lab: Winter Sky
Wednesday, February 20

Grades K – 5
10:00 – 10:40 AM OR
11:
00 – 11:40 AM
Students are invited to explore the stars in an inflatable, portable planetarium. Constellations viewable from our night skies will be brought to life. Online registration begins January 30 for Bryant Library cardholders, registration opens for others February 19 if space permits.

 

Fleece Owl Pillow Tie Craft
Thursday, February 21

2:00 – 4:00 PM *as supplies last
Recommended for students in Kindergarten – Grade 5.
Make your own Fleece Owl Pillow to take home.Parent or caregiver must stay with child to assist if needed with the craft. Note: craft time length will vary by child and ability, approximately 15 – 45 minutes to complete.
Walk in, crafts will be given on a first come first serve basis, as supplies last.
Online registration for 20 reservations for Bryant Library cardholders, additional crafts will be available on a first come first serve basis as supplies last.

 

Game Time
Friday, February 22

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Students in Kindergarten – Grade 5.
Join us for a fun filled game time with classics games like cards and dominos or new games like Don’t Let the Bugs Fall or Poppa’s Pizza Topple.