Children’s & Teen Programming

Don’t miss out on our awesome programs for all ages and interests – crafts, storytimes, cooking, fun activities, yoga, and much more! We also offer Take & Make programs to enjoy after picking up supplies at the library desk or curbside.

For a continuously updated list of programs for children and teens, just visit cplib.org/j-programming anytime. Program descriptions include all registration/viewing information. Virtual programs take place on a variety of platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom. (In-house programming is coming soon, so check back often for updates.)

For a weekly programming newsletter, register using the DON’T MISS A THING link on the library homepage. Need help? Email us at jref@cplib or or give us a call at 631-928-1212.

Teen Zoom programs are restricted to students in grades 6–12 with a valid Comsewogue Public Library card. Scroll all the way down for fun digital escape rooms, teen quizzes and teen crafting videos that you can enjoy anytime. In addition to our programs, click HERE for Remote Volunteer Opportunities.


TEEN TAKE & MAKE PROGRAMS – REGISTER, PICK-UP, ENJOY ANYTIME!

No-Sew Blankets
Click here to register (beginning March 2)
Make a blanket for donation and receive 2 hours of community service. 1. Register online; 2. Pick up your project kit at Children’s & Teen Services that has a QR Code with the instructional video. 4. Bring back your completed blanket to receive your certificate of service for 2 hours.

Rainbow Cupcakes
Click here to register (beginning March 16)
Make three cupcakes using fondant, butter cream, food coloring and marshmallows.  1. Register online; 2. Pick up your project kit at Children’s & Teen Services that has a QR Code with the instructional video; 3. Enjoy on your own time!

Knotted Avocado Pillow
Click here to register (beginning March 30)
Craft your very own Avocado pillow. 1. Register online; 2. Pick up your project kit at Children’s & Teen Services that has a QR Code with the instructional video; 3. Enjoy on your own time!


TEEN ZOOM PROGRAMS – REGISTER TO ATTEND  

February 25 (6:00 pm) – Lets Chat Books
Click here to register
Share what you’ve been reading and get recommendations from Librarian Mrs. Metcalf who has been reading so many great books that she NEEDS to share with you! Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom

March 3 (3:30 pm) – Teen Hangout 
Click here to register
We have been having so much fun at our weekly Teen Hangouts. Don’t miss out on our next session where you can catch up with us and play some silly games. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 4 (6:00 pm) – Word Up! Creative Writing
Click here to register
Enjoy fun writing prompts with Librarian Mrs. Quinn! Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 10 (6:00 pm) – Escape Room: Mystery at the Library
Click here to register
Help to solve a mystery in the library by solving puzzles and unlocking codes! Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 11 (3:30 pm) – Teen Hangout 
Click here to register
We have been having so much fun at our weekly Teen Hangouts. Don’t miss out on our next session where you can catch up with us and play some silly games. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 15 (3:30 pm) – COPE Officer Workshop
Click here to register
Meet our SCPD Community Officers and learn valuable information. Earn 1 hour of community service. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 17 (3:30 pm) – Teen Hangout 
Click here to register
We have been having so much fun at our weekly Teen Hangouts. Don’t miss out on our next session where you can catch up with us and play some silly games. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 18 (6:00 pm) – Agents of Change
Click here to register
Teens can make a difference! Join Librarian, Mrs. Quinn in a safe place to talk about what people and communities need. Topics can include hunger, social injustice, racism, poverty, peace, and more.  Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 22 (3:30 pm) – Lets Chat Books
Click here to register
Share what you’ve been reading and get recommendations from Librarian Mrs. Metcalf who has been reading so many great books that she NEEDS to share with you! Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 23 (6:00 pm) – AP Exam Workshop
Click here to register
An overview of AP classes and exams, recent and future changes to the tests, and recent College Board changes. Presented by C2 Education. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 24 (3:30 pm) – Teen Hangout 
Click here to register
We have been having so much fun at our weekly Teen Hangouts. Don’t miss out on our next session where you can catch up with us and play some silly games. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

March 30 (6:00 pm) – Book Discussion: The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson & The Olympians
Click here to register (beginning March 16)
Join Librarian Mrs. Rizzo for a fun and lively book discussion and activity. eBook titles are available for FREE download via Hoopla.  Don’t forget to follow these steps: 1. Register online; 2. Pick up your project kit at Children’s & Teen Services; 3. Join the Zoom program on March 30.  Zoom login details will be shared upon registration.

March 31 (3:30 pm) – Teen Hangout 
Click here to register
We have been having so much fun at our weekly Teen Hangouts. Don’t miss out on our next session where you can catch up with us and play some silly games. Register to receive an email invite detailing how to join on Zoom.

ENJOY THESE TEEN QUIZZES ANYTIME:


ENJOY THESE DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS ANYTIME:


VIEW THESE CRAFTING PROGRAMS ANYTIME:

Programs are intended for families and children, birth-grade 5 with Comsewogue Public Library cards.  Miss a program? Check out our YouTube page for recordings of many of our popular virtual programs! In addition to our programs, stop by the library each week for a fun new craft or activity to make at home!

TAKE & MAKE PROGRAMS – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED – PICK UP AND ENJOY ANYTIME) :


 

Register starting February 16 at 9:30am online, over the phone or in-person – Chocolate Pancake Party (Click Here to Register): Families, follow along with The Baking Coach as she teaches you how to make delicious chocolate pancakes that could be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert! Reserve a kit with all the supplies you will need.

Register starting March 2 at 9:30am online, over the phone or in-person – Mother Goose on the Go (Click Here to Register): Reserve a kit filled with nursery rhymes, props, and activities to enjoy with your little one.

Register starting March 11 at 9:30am online, over the phone or in-person – Saint Patrick’s Day Cake Pops (Click Here to Register): Families, follow along with The Baking Coach as she teaches you how to make delicious cake pops with assorted sprinkles, cake, frosting and candy. Reserve a kit with almost all the supplies you will need!

ONLINE PROGRAMS – (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED):


February 22 (10:00am) CPL Storytime at Home (Facebook)
Join us every Monday morning at 10am for a storytime and activity from your favorite librarians! 

February 23 (5:30pm) DIY Shrinky Dinks (Facebook)
Check out this tutorial and learn how to make awesome shrinky dinks featuring your favorite images with instructor Theresa Maritato. Just trace, color, cut and shrink in your oven!

February 26 (11:00am) Stay and PlayHooray (Facebook)
Music and fun for your little one! Lively musical activities will have everyone up and moving to the beat!

March 1 (10:00am) CPL Storytime at Home (Facebook)
Join us every Monday morning at 10am for a storytime and activity from your favorite librarians! 

March 2 (5:30pm) DIY Lava Lamps (Facebook)
Librarian Mrs. Cortes will show you how to conduct a fun experiment using a bottle or jar, water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer!

March 5 (11:00am) Mother Goose Rhyme Time (Facebook)
Join Librarian Mrs. Bush for stories, songs, and rhymes perfect for preschoolers!

March 8 (10:00am) CPL Storytime at Home (Facebook)
Join us every Monday morning at 10am for a storytime and activity from your favorite librarians! 

March 11 (5:30pm) Irish Pirates (Facebook)
Sail the Seven Seas and explore tales of Irish Pirates of yore, including female pirates with The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Students can uncover the history of the Jolly Roger and design a fearsome pirate flag of your own.

March 12 (11:00am) Green Time Storytime (Facebook)
Join Librarian Mrs. Quinn wants to share some stories, songs, and rhymes all about her favorite color, green! 

PROGRAMS – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED):


February 16 (6:00pm) Children’s Book Discussion – The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine: Click Here to Register (beginning 1/31): Join Librarian Mrs. Rizzo for a fun and lively book discussion and activity. eBook titles are available for FREE download via Hoopla. Don’t forget to follow these steps: 1. Register online; 2. Pick up your project kit at Children’s & Teen Services; 3. Join the Zoom program on February 16. Zoom login details will be shared upon registration.

February 17 (5:30pm) So Fun City: Circus: Click Here to Register (beginning 2/7): Join a writer from the hit truTV show, The Carbonaro Effect for a fun evening of circus skills and silliness. Hosted by So Fun City the Zoom program will be interactive and fun for all! Registrants will need: 1 pair of long socks, 1 pair of short socks, 3 plastic shopping bags, and 1 empty paper towel roll tube. A zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

CLICK HERE for an impressive list of resources to access from home, compiled by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. 

This list is constantly being updated and includes but is not limited to:

  • Book & Author Resources (Includes a list of authors/illustrators who are hosting free events online)
  • Craft & Science Resources
  • Website & Digital Resources (Includes Podcast and YouTube recommendations)
  • Museum Resources
  • Library Digital Resources (compiled)

COMSEWOGUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

COMSEWOGUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm
HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm

CONTACT
Phone (631) 928-1212
Fax (631) 928-6307

Jobs

CONTACT
Phone (631) 928-1212
Fax (631) 928-6307

Jobs