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The Islip Public Library hosts a wide variety of programs, special events, services and e-resources for children of all ages – from infants to 'tweens.

If your child needs help with homework or wants to enjoy a new book, or if you are looking for a great program for him or her to attend, this is the place to find it all!

Bookmark this page to return easily as new programs and events are added regularly.


Chinese New Year Celebration
The Whaling Museum
Monday, February 8
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Grades 2 – 5

Welcome in the Year of the Monkey with the Chinese New Year, and find out about its beautiful traditions and good luck symbols. Make a paper lantern and a fish kite. Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy and write "whale" in Chinese!

NOTE: This program currently has a waiting list.

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Love Monster Cupcakes
The Baking Coach
Wednesday, February 10
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 4 – 6

Decorate and take home three loving monsters in a bakery box.

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with Gail Leskody

Thursday, February 11
10:00 – 11:00 am
Ages 24 months – preschool
     age with caregiver

Your child will enjoy this exercise program featuring dance, music, gymnastics and creative movement to enhance gross motor development.

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Game On
Tuesday, February 16
Grades K – 3 2:00-3:00
Grades 4 – 6 3:15-4:15

Don't be bored during winter recess. Come to the Library and play board games with your friends. Music and snacks provided.

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