Thursday, July 19, 2018

Stop the Summer Slide!



Stop the summer slide while having lots of fun! Check out these easy-to-do at home games from Parenting Magazine:
Summer Brain Boost Games
to keep your child active and learning over the summer.

And don't forget that its not too late to sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Stop in the Children's Room for information.  In a 2009 government web cast, then Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, described summer reading loss as devastating.  This is what researchers often refer to as the "summer slide." It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to loose up to one month of instruction. 



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Magnificent May



Spring has finally sprung and the Children's Room has so many exciting activities planned for May!



Long Island Chess Nuts


Children in grades 1-6 will learn strategy, improved their skills, challenge their minds and enjoy the camaraderie of others having fun playing chess. Register now for the 3 week session of May 2, May 9 and May 16 at 7:00 P.M.


May the Fourth be With You


Friday, May 4 is Star Wars day! Come celebrate with us by making a cool craft with teen volunteers at 4:00. Register now!

Toy Time

The Toy Room will be open on Tuesday mornings: May 1, May 15, May 22, and May 29 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. No registration is necessary. 

Dog Book Buddies

Read to our special guest, Oscar, a trained reading assistance dog on Saturday, May 12th. Call for an appointment. 

Baby Sign Language with Christina 

Children ages 3 months to 3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language on Friday, May 18th at 10:30 A.M. 

Pajama Science Storytime: Down on the Farm

Children ages 2-5 years and a caregiver will enjoy both fiction and non-fiction books about farms and farming and then experience a variety of science stations that include planting of seeds, crafts to make farm animals, games and puzzles on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 P.M. Registration begins on May 9th for Merrick Residents, and May 16th for non-registrants. 

Marshmallow Pops

Children in grades 1-3 will decorate Marshmallow Pops using white and milk chocolate and lots of goodies on Thursday, May 31st at 4:00 P.M. Registration begins May 17th for Merrick residents, and May 24th for non-residents.

Fruit Kabobs

Children in grades 4-6 will decorate Fruit Kabobs using white and milk chocolate on Thursday May 31st at 6:00 P.M. Registration begins on May 17th for Merrick registrants, and May 24th for non-residents. 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Amazing April Adventures




We have so many fun activities happening here in the Children's Room in April!


Potty Time with Sing and Sign


Saturday, April 14 at 10:30
Ages 2 to 5
It's Potty Time! Join us for a sing, sign, and play session with Ms. Christina!

Time for Kids: Duck in a Pond

Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30 A.M.
Ages 18-48 months with a caregiver

Enjoy songs, activities, and a Duck in a Pond Craft! 
Register now!

Songs with Dara: April Showers

Thursday, April 26 at 10:30 A.M.
Ages 0 to 5 years
Children are invited to listen to songs by the ever-popular Dara. 
Register now!



Totally Untidy Tykes 

Friday, April 27
Ages 6 months to 36 months

Bring your little one to explore their environment using their 5 senses!
No registration necessary. 



Friday, February 2, 2018

Fun February Programs!




We've planned some fabulous programs for this month!

POTTY TIME WITH SING AND SIGN
It's Potty Time! A Sing, Sign and Play special event with Christina!
Need help setting up a Potty Time routine? Try singing and signing your way through it! Help your toddler communicate crystal clear at a time when seconds count!
Saturdays, February 3rd and 24th
Ages 2-5 years
10:30-11:15am
Registration is not required.


TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER!
Tuesday, February 13th
Ages 2-7 years with a caregiver
7:00-8:00pm
Children are invited to show how much they love their teddy bears and stuffed animals! Listen to bedtime books, sing songs, and make a craft for your stuffed animal.

Children will then say goodnight to their stuffed animals and leave them in the library to have a fun night with the librarians. Stuffed animals (along with a picture of their fun night) can be picked up starting February 14th at 12:00pm until February 16th at 5:00pm.

Registration begins January 30th for residents and February 6th for nonresidents.



 TURTLE DANCE MUSIC WITH MATT MAZUR!
 A movement and music concert for ages 2-7 years with a caregiver on Tuesday, February 20th from 10:30-11:30am
Held in the Multipurpose Room. 

CHOCOLATE PROGRAM
Grades K-6
Wednesday, February 21st
4:00-5:00 pm
 Teen volunteers will assist children with creating a delicious treat.

 Registration begins February 7th for Merrick residents and February 14th for non-residents. 

FAMILY MOVIE 

On Thursday, February 22nd at 2:00pm, families are invited to come watch
The Emoji Movie and enjoy refreshments provided by the  Friends of the Library.

Registration is not required. Held in Multipurpose room.





Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Storytimes


Storytimes are beginning for the Fall! Registration is not required for these storytimes, but please check the dates for these programs as they do not run every week.

SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL
Fridays - 10:30-11:00am
Ages 0-17 months
October 6th & 13th
November 3rd & 10th

TODDLER STORYTIME
Wednesdays - 10:30-11:15am
Ages 18-35 months
October 4th, 11th, & 25th
November 1st, 8th, & 22nd

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Thursdays - 1:30-2:00pm
Ages 3-5 years
October 5th, 12th, & 26th
November 2nd, 9th, & 16th

FAMILY STORYTIME
Mondays - 10:30-11:00am
Ages 0-5 years
October 9th, 16th, & 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September Program Highlights

We have some awesome September Programs coming up! Here are some of our highlights!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH - 10:30-11:30 AM
APPLE SONGS AND STORIES
Children ages 0-5 years are invited to enjoy songs, stories
and activities about apples with Dara Linthwaite.
Program will be held in Multipurpose Room.
Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH - 4:00-4:45PM
ELEMENTARY STORYTIME
Children currently attending kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade will meet once a month.
Enjoy fun sessions based on a theme, incorporating a story, craft, and activity.
See October & November for future sessions.
Registration begins August 30th for Merrick residents. September 6th for non-residents.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD - 10:00-10:45AM
FAMILY FUN WITH PLAYHOORAY
Families with children ages 6 months-5 years are invited to
a creative music, movement and fun-filled morning.
This program will be held in the multipurpose room.
Registration begins September 9th for Merrick residents. September 16th for non-residents.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH - 10:30AM-11:30AM
TIME FOR KIDS: FULL STEAM AHEAD
Full Steam Ahead! An interactive, educational program for
children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they
explore, play and build together. For children ages 2-4 years and a caregiver.
Registration begins September 13th for Merrick residents. September 20th for non-residents.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH - 5:00-5:45PM
MOMMY AND ME ZUMBA
 For children ages 2-3 years and a caregiver.
 Exercise, learn dance moves and have fun with your little one.
 Registration begins September 14th for Merrick residents. September 21st for non residents.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August Program Highlights

We have some awesome August Programs coming up! Here are some of our highlights!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND - 10:30-11:30 AM
ANIMALS BUILD A BETTER WORLD
Meet Stickers the tree frog, Tickles the hedgehog, and Cheeks the chinchilla.
Discover how each have an important role in nature to make the world a better place.
Program is for all ages.
Registration is not required.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH - 2:00-2:45PM
KINETIC SAND WORKSHOP
Using Kinetic Sand, children ages 5-7 years will build one of a kind creations.
Creations will be displayed in the display case on the second floor.
Registration begins July 21st.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH - 7:00-8:00PM
GLOWING FAIRY BIRDHOUSE
Children in grades 3-6 will design a beautiful birdhouse using a soda bottle, paints and LED candles.
Registration begins July 24th.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH -
2:00-2:45 - GRADES K-2
3:00-3:45 - GRADES 3-6
NIGHT SKY STAR LAB
This portable planetarium will bring the beauty of the night sky and a simulated space ride to the library.
Registration begins July 25th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH - 10:30-11:30
TOTALLY UNTIDY TYKES
Tots and caregivers will enjoy a Summer-themed sensory playtime. The program will be held in the library garden, weather permitting, and there will be some WET play-stations so please wear a bathing suit or bring a change of clothes. We will also have a few dry stations if you do not wish for your child to get wet. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun!
Recommended for ages 6-36 months. Registration is not required. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16TH- 2:00PM
THE  CIRCUS GUY
Join us to celebrate the end of Summer with The Circus Guy! Summer Reading program participants may pick up completed reading charts and certificates.
Registration is not required.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST - 4:00-5:00PM
BRIXOLOGY
Children entering grades 2-6 will try to build the strongest bridge by testing  different designs and having tons of fun. Projects will be taken home.
Registration begins August 7th.