Virtual Programs for Kids

Check our calendar for virtual events for kids!

Because we cannot do in-person programming right now, we have take-home craft kits, Letter of the Week Kits, live Storytime via Zoom and more! You can also find videos of storytimes, songs & fingerplays, demonstrations and printable activities here.

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Free Craft Kits                                       

Pick up a free kit for kids on  Saturdays. 

 

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 Letter of the Week Kits                Every Wednesday work on a new letter with your little one!

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Calling all Parents/Caregivers of Infants!

Would you be interested in a Zoom discussion group for parents with babies born before or during the quarantine? Email us at childrens@sctylib.org and if we have enough interested families, we’ll set something up.

Storytimes

Sorytime Sept 2020

 

 

Storytime! live via Zoom

Mondays at 4 pm.

Just email childrens@sctylib.org and we’ll email you the Zoom link to participate.

Barnyard Story and Song

Hear the silly story of Chickens to the Rescue and then sing along with “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”.

Share a Hug Storytime

Get ready for a special storytime with Miss Carrie! Watch her storytime, and register here to reserve materials to make a simple hug craft. Once registered, materials can be picked up at the Children’s Desk or call 631-286-0818 x2 to arrange curbside pickup. While supplies last.

Strega Nona 

Join Jen as she reads a book about Strega Nona, Big Anthony and a magic pot that won’t stop cooking!

Mo Willems Storytime

Miss Amanda reads Nanette’s Baguette and Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct

Trevor & Noisy Night

Miss Carrie reads two favorite stories.

Sprinkle of Spanish Storytime 

Join Jen as reads two books with some Spanish words. One is about a brave girl, animals and comparisons, the other is a counting book.

Kindness Storytime

Get ready for storytime with Miss Carrie! Enjoy a colorful book about embracing differences and a sweet story about kindness.

Every Color Soup and Where Are My Books?

Make soup with every color of the rainbow and find Spencer’s missing books in this storytime with Amanda.

Counting Storytime

Join Jen for two books with feature rhymes and counting. You can even sing along with one.

Bear Storytime 

Jen reads Bear & Hare: Where’s Bear? and Glad, Glad Bear!

Snakes & Worms Storytime

Join Amanda for a fun song about Herman the Worm and a reading of Snakes on the Job by Kathryn Dennis.

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert and I’m Worried

Amanda reads two stories, one about a girl who loves unicorns but is so busy she doesn’t see one right under her nose, and another about a potato who is worried about the future.

March to Your Own Drum

Meet two characters who march to the beat of their own drum. Pokko literally has a drum, and her quiet parents send her off to the woods to play her drum, and Geraldine the giraffe feels like she sticks out in her new school.

Don’t Judge a Person By Their Clothes

Join Jen for two stories featuring clothes! In What Riley Wore, Riley likes to wear some creative combinations of clothing and in Old Hat, a dog keeps trying to keep up with the latest hat trends, until he decides to just be himself – with a wonderful surprise at the end.

Milestones of Growing Up

Join Carrie for two stories, one about birthdays and one about getting big enough to do things on your own.

Good Day or Bad?

Join Jen to find out whether the characters in these stories are having a good day or a bad day.

Friendship and Feelings

Join Miss Carrie for stories about animals learning to share and control their tempers.

The Great Gran Plan

Join Miss Carrie for a fun fairy tale mix-up!

Celebrating Parents Storytime

Jen reads some books in honor of parents and parent figures.

Funny Storytime

Join Miss Carrie from the South Country Library for two fun stories, This Book Just Ate My Dog and The Case of the Missing Chalk Drawings.

Chicken Little and Detective Dog

Join Miss Carrie for a fun storytime featuring Chicken Little retold and illustrated by Rebecca and Ed Emberley and The Dog Detective by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie.

Fantasy Storytime

Hear Miss Carrie read two fun stories – The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight and Interstellar Cinderella.

Sea Creatures Storytime

Join Jen as she reads Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea and Not Quite Narwhal.

Bear Storytime 

Jen reads Bear & Hare: Where’s Bear? and Glad, Glad Bear!

Baby/Toddler Storytime

Join Jen for a short baby alphabet book and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

It’s a Tiger and Ogilvy 

Read It’s a Tiger and Ogilvy with Miss Carrie!

A Perfect Day and Snakes on a Train 

Amanda reads A Perfect Day and Snakes on a Train.

Floaty and Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Miss Amanda shares a favorite storytime song and two funny picture books in this virtual storytime.

 Chicken Little and The Detective Dog

Miss Carrie reads two fun stories in this video.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Interactive Story 

This is a fun interactive story based on the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems.

Oh, What a Cake!

Amanda narrates one of her favorite storytime flannelboard stories using clipart instead.

Songs & Fingerplays

Small Singalong:  Colors and Wheels

We’ll sing about a little red wagon and then about different color cars with these action songs.

Small Singalong:  Roly Poly

Roly poly is the motion of rolling your arms. We’ll sing our hello song, sing “Five in the Bed” and do the action rhyme “Roly Poly” and end with our goodbye song.

Small Singalong:  Outer Space Songs!

Sing a hello song, “Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Off to the Moon”, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and a goodbye song.

Small Singalong: Counting to Five & Back

Count up to five with “Here is the Beehive” and count down from five with the song “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”.

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Small Singalong : Peek-a-boo! 

For babies and toddlers who love peek-a-boo songs and fingerplays!

Small Singalong:  Rain! 

Join Jen for some songs and fingerplays about rain to do with your little ones. 

Counting to Ten with Kittens and Puppies 

Here’s a fun counting rhyme from Jen! 

This is the Way & 5 Little Bees

Jen shows you two songs just in time for spring: This is the Way, and 5 Little Bees.

The Wheels on the Bus

Jen demonstrates a storytime favorite, The Wheels on the Bus!

Pat-a-Cake & The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Watch Jen demonstrate two familiar early childhood rhymes.

Activities

Backyard Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Can you find some wildlife in your backyard, local park or a nature preserve? 

Click here for a printable scavenger hunt,

click here for the animal fact sheet.

 Beach Scavenger Hunt

Want to go on a BEACH ADVENTURE_ See if you can find these!

Magic Scavenger Hunt 

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Suffolk Libraries at Home Activities 

Keep busy at home with these links and resources for learners of all ages. Includes lots of resources such as Livebrary, Book, Author & Publisher Resources, Craft & Science Resources, Museums, Websites, Digital Resources, YouTube Channels and more!
Check back often – they’re be updating this page all the time!

Check it out: http://bit.ly/suffolklibrariesathome

Lego Building Challenge

We can’t have LEGO® Club at this time, but you can do a building challenge at home! See one of the LEGO kit builds Jen has at her house and find out the challenge. Share a picture of your build with us at childrens@sctylib.org.

Origami Dog 

Grab a square piece of paper and follow along with Michael as he demonstrates how to make a super quick and easy origami dog.

Origami Butterfly

Amanda shows you how to make a quick origami butterfly. All you need is a square piece of paper. Make a bunch and hang them on the wall, make a mobile, or just set them on tables and countertops to brighten up your home.

Rainbow Science Fun

Carrie shows you how to do a fun rainbow science experiment with materials you might have at home. Try it with paper cups if you can. Carrie also made a list of other science experiments you can try with household products, which you can access here.

Poetry

Poetry Corner: “Our Dog’s Name is Roomba” 

Jennifer from the Children’s Department shares a funny poem by Ken Nesbitt in this poetry corner video! Celebrate National Poetry Month with more kids poems at poetry4kids.com.

Folktales

Too Much Noise

Join Jen for a retelling of the Jewish folktale Too Much Noise. 

Anansi the Spider

Join Jen for an Anansi the Spider folktale from the Ashanti people of West Africa.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Join Jen from the South Country Library for a retelling of the Norwegian folktale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

The Enormous Turnip, a Russian Folktale

Can the farmer pull the enormous turnip out of the ground?

“I’m Timpangee!” A Folktale from Haiti

Enjoy a folktale about a young girl named Tipingee who through her quick thinking and some help from her friends, saves herself.

The Fat Cat 

Join Jen for a silly tale called The Fat Cat.