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A valid MCPL library card for each patron (adults, children and teens) is required at time of registration. Please let us know if you require any special accommodations because of a disability.

Children’s & Family Programs

  • Apple Festival (J010)
    For families with children in preschool - 3rd grade. Older and younger siblings welcome.
    Please register each child attending. Join us for an afternoon full of apple crafts, apple relay races and games, and caramel apples along with storytelling and music presented by Johnny Cuomo.
    Saturday, September 28, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm   Centereach
  • Buffalo Days – Life on the Plains (J980)
    For families with children in 1st - 5th grade. Siblings welcome.
    The Wilderness Traveling Museum will be here to show families how to setup a tepee and hear how Native people used many parts of the buffalo in daily life. Children will experience sitting in a tepee, playing drums, wearing buffalo skin, games and make an authentic necklace to take home.
    Sunday, November 3, 2019
       2:00pm - 3:00pm     Centereach

  • Colorful Nature Seed Mosaic (J976)
    For children in 2nd - 3rd grade.
    Create a beautiful nature themed mosaic piece of art with dyed pumpkin and popcorn seeds.
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
      5:30pm - 6:30pm      Centereach

  • Drop of Nature (J993)
    For children ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver.
    Stop in for nature activities the whole family can enjoy! If weather permits, these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019; Wednesdays, November 6, 2019; December 4, 2019
       4:00pm – 5:00pm      Centereach
      Thursday, October 10, 2019; Monday, October 21, 2019; Friday, November 8, 2019; Monday, November 18, 2019; Tuesday, December 17, 2019
       10:00am – 11:00am      Centereach

  • Fall Outdoor Playtime (J011)
    For parents/caregivers and children 2 - 5 years old.
    Join us for open-ended play and activities with a Fall theme.
    Friday, October 25, 2019
       10:30am – 11:30am     Centereach

  • Nature Babies (J012)
    For parents/caregivers and children birth - 24 months old.
    Bring a small blanket or towel and join us in the Nature Explorium for nature themed fun!
    Friday, October 18, 2019
       10:00am - 10:30am (birth -12 months)     Centereach
       11:00am - 11:30am (12 - 24 months)     Centereach


  • Baby Nature Topiary (T041)
    For teens entering 6th - 12th grade.
    Come create a beautiful work of natural art to display or give as a gift.
    Thursday, November 21, 2019
      6:00pm - 7:00pm      Centereach

In extreme weather conditions the Nature Explorium may need to be temporarily closed and its programs moved indoors.