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  1. Homework Help

    December 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    December 18, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. We are here to help with basic questions!
  2. Mad Scientist Monday’s

    December 18 @ 4:00 pm
    December 18, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Join us as we journey into the unknown! Mad Scientist will focus on science lessons coupled with fun experiments.
  3. Lego Free Play

    December 18 @ 5:00 pm
    December 18, 2017  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    We have legos! Come to the library and build whatever you want.
  4. Homework Help

    December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    December 18, 2017  |  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide study assistance for children. First come, first served.
  5. Tot Time Tuesday

    December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    December 19, 2017  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    The Interpretive Center
    Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!
  6. Baby Space!

    December 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    December 19, 2017  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    St. George Library
    Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.
  7. Toddler Time

    December 19 @ 10:30 am
    December 19, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  8. Tot’s Time Plus

    December 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    December 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  9. Tuesday Storytime

    December 19 @ 11:00 am
    December 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!
  10. Science Time

    December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 19, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
What's New
Appealing Holiday Appetizers


While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with easy, cheesy appetizers that will please any crowd. Antipasti Holiday Skewers 1 package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente

Why Bedtime Stories Make a Difference

Does reading a bedtime story to our kids really help them go to sleep? Or is it just an out-of-date, pre-electronics tradition? You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the ritual isn’t as common these days as it was

10 Non-Tech Holiday Gift Ideas

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As the holidays approach, children fill their wish lists with items like tablets, video gaming consoles, smart watches, and even Internet-connected traditional toys such as dolls and teddy bears that are advertised as being able to “converse” with kids. The

Smile! The Elf – okay, Instagram – is Watching

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Take a moment to picture your childhood memories of the holidays. They were so carefree and cheery, filled with gifts, guests, and laughs galore. Family members would come and go, always smiling and well-fed, spending hours at the dinner table

Easy Holiday Goodies


Not sure what to send in for your child’s holiday party? Every kid will love these adorable no-stress treats! Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats Ingredients Premade Rice Krispies Treats (or you could make your own) Candy Eyeballs Red M&M’s or other