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 below.

Children’s Programs Calendar

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Storytimes
Songs & Fingerplays
Activities
Poetry
Folktales

Music Kit

Kwanzaa Craft

DIY Graphic Novel

New Year's Eve Kits

Storytimes

letter of the week


Small Singalong general

Craft kits saturdays

 


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!


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

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mall Singalong:  Shaker Songs

Grab your shaker egg, maraca, or rattle and shake along with some fun songs!

all Singalong:  Clapping Songs

Join Jen for some clapping songs. Clapping is not only fun, but helps babies and toddlers to hear the smaller sounds within words. We’ll do Pat-a-Cake, Peas Porridge Hot and If You’re Happy and You Know It.

Small Singalong:  The Sea

Join Jen for some songs and fingerplays about the sea! Includes a counting fingerplay, a clapping song and a fun motion song.

Small Singalong:  Bears

Join Jen for some songs and fingerplays about bears!


Small Singalong:  Barnyard Animals

Join Jen and her props to sing about some pigs, Mary’s lamb and Old MacDonald’s Farm!



Small Singalong:  Halloween Edition

It’s not scary. Join Jen for some fun fingerplays and songs about two children trick-or-treating, a ghost, pumpkins and spiders.

Small Singalong:  Horses!

Join Jen for some fun bouncing rhymes and songs about horses.

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”.

Small Singalong counting

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

Click here for a printable copy of the Halloween Scavenger Hunt.                                                            Click here for a printable copy of the Autumn Scavenger Hunt.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

 Video demonstration of Halloween Muddy Buddies Recipe

Join Miss Carole-Leigh as she makes a delicious Halloween treat!

Click here to get a printable version of the recipe.

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

magic test replacement



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

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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

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Scary Stories in the Dark

Join Jen in a dark, dark room for some spooky stories and Halloween jokes. For grades 2nd-5th, though it may not be appropriate for kids who are sensitive or prone to nightmares.

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.