Ongoing Programs – Winter 2017
Parents or Caregivers are required to stay in the library
while children are in programs.
Please take a moment to read our Policy on Unattended Children.
Patrons can register another patron if they have that patron’s library card. Caregivers with EMPL Library cards can register an out-of-district child that they care for with their library card and the child’s proof of age. If you are wait-listed for a program, you will be contacted if space becomes available.
All registrations are limited to one class per day and one on-going program. All registrations begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Programs are limited to 25 children unless otherwise noted. Programs may be canceled due to inadequate registration. Non-residents may inquire about availability one week prior to the program. If you have any questions about program guidelines such as age, grade or caregiver, call us first before arriving for a program. Our librarians are pleased to help you make your child’s library experiences positive and happy!
**PLEASE NOTE** Library cards can now be issued to children of all ages. Children must have an East Meadow Library card to register for programs. Most programs require prior registration. AFTER the first day of registration, patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570, option 6.
MOTHER GOOSE TIME – 9 to 18 months with caregiver (no siblings)
An early literacy program that focuses on sharing language through songs, fingerplays,
and nursery rhymes. Registration begins Monday, January 9. Birthdate must be from 7/15 to 4/16.
Mondays 10:00 a.m.: January 23, 30, February 6 & 13.
Second session registration begins Monday, February 27. Birthdate must be from 9/15 to 6/16.
Mondays 10:00 a.m.: March 13, 20, 27 & April 3.
PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP – 18 to 30 months with a caregiver
Free play, crafts and circle time! Early childhood specialists join us to address issues and answer questions. Registration begins Friday, February 24. Birthdate must be from 9/14 to 9/15. Limited to 12 families.
Fridays 9:15 OR 10:45 a.m.: March 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7.
LITTLE LISTENERS- 18-36 months with a caregiver (No siblings)
A program of stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Friday, January 13. Birthdate must be from 1/14 to 7/15. Limited to 12 children.
Fridays 10:00 a.m.: January 27, February 3, 10 & 17.
TODDLER TIME – 2½ to 3½ years with a caregiver
An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler. Registration begins Thursday, January 5. Birthdate must be from 7/13 to 7/14.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m.: January 19, 26, February 2, 9 & 16.
PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME – 3½ years to Not yet in K
Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities; creating lifelong learners who love to read. Registration begins Tuesday, January 10. Birthdate must be on or before 7/13.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m.: January 24, 31, February 7 & 14.
Second Session registration begins on Tuesday, February 28. Birthdate must be on or before 9/13.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m.: March 14, 21, 28 & April 4.
YOGA CLASS- FOR ENTERING GRADES K-2
Join Ms. Jenna for our newest class! Build strength, flexibility and focus through the practice of yoga. Registration begins Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00 p.m.: February 2, 9, 16 & March 2.
KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME- FOR THOSE IN KINDERGARTEN
Stories, crafts and fun especially for this age group. Registration begins Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. Limited to 22 children.
Wednesdays 4:15 p.m.: January 25, February 1, 8 & 15.