The Children's Room of the Oyster Bay - East Norwich Public Library is dedicated to serving young people from infancy to 5th grade, as well as parents, caregivers, and teachers. We make every effort to satisfy the educational and entertainment needs of the children of our community by providing reference and reader's advisory services, books, videos, musical recordings, computer programs, and toys. In addition, an Online Public Access Catalog, a CD-ROM computer with a printer, and Internet stations are available for children's use.

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EngageNY - Family & Parent Resources

Created and maintained by the New York State Department of Education, this website give parents information on helping their children with the new Common Core standards. The Toolkit for Families and Parents is a collection of materials and resources to help better understand the changes to the curriculum. The Parent's Backpack Guide to the Common Core is especially helpful.

Day by Day NY A site from the New York State Library to encourage literacy in young children and their families. Each day of the calendar has a story, song, and activity for families to enjoy together.


Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade are invited to join our summer reading club. Read books, play games, make crafts, see movies and win prizes! Read and report on at least 5 books (no more than 2 per day) to receive an invitation to the End of Summer Party in August.

Kick-Off is Saturday, June 28
11:00 am - Noon: Carnival games, Italian ices and face painting in the backyard
Noon - 12:45 pm: Nappy’s Puppets will be in the Community Room for children who have registered.


Upcoming Programs

May/June Storytimes

Registration begins April 22

(5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10)
(5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11)
Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos) 10:05 am 10:15 am
Toddler Time (24-35 mos) 10:30 am 10:40 am
Just For Us (3-5 yrs) 11:00 am 1:30 pm

Cuckoo Bird (18 mos - 5 yrs with adult)

Tuesday, April 22
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Join A Time for Kids for preschool fun including singing, dancing, storytelling and a cuckoo bird craft. Registration begins April 1.


Dog Tales (*child must be able to read)

Friday, April 25
4:15 - 5:15 pm

Children often feel more comfortable reading to dogs than people because they are viewed as “non-critical.” Petting the dogs lowers stress and brings positive association to reading. Registration begins April 4.

Picky Eater Workshop

Wednesday, April 30
4:00 - 4:45 pm (6 yrs+)
5:00 - 5:45 pm (adults only)

Come enjoy some food crafts, tips and tricks, samplings and demonstrations. Kids will participate from 4:00 - 4:45 and will go to the Green Room for games while adults participate from 5:00 - 5:45. Registration begins April 9.

Mother’s Day Make-up Tray (3-5 yrs with adult)

Friday, May 2
3:30 - 4:15 pm

Create a lovely make-up tray using stickers, glitter, beads and gems. Registration begins April 11.

Tea for Mother’s Day (6 yrs+)

Friday, May 2
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Design a whimsical coaster and mug with foam shapes, glitter and paint. Registration begins April 11

Shake ‘N Make Music (1-5 yrs with adult)

Wednesday, May 7
1:30 - 2:15 pm

A high-energy, fun-filled music and movement session incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles and much more. Registration begins April 16.

Father’s Day Candy Dish (3-5 yrs with adult)

Monday, June 9
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Decoupage a bowl with specialty papers, fill the stand with candy, and draw designs with enamel markers for a unique Father’s Day gift. Registration begins May 19.

Father’s Day Snack Holder (6 yrs+)

Monday, June 9
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Decoupage and add a silly face to this snack holder for Father’s Day. Fill with popcorn or pretzels. Registration begins May 19.

Jump for Joy

Tuesday, June 17
1:00 - 1:45 pm (9 mos - 2 yrs with adult)
2:00 - 3:00 pm (2-5 yrs with adult)

Babies are free to play and explore in tunnels, ball pits and kid-sized equipment. Toddlers can have fun with costumes, musical instruments, props, parachutes and puppets. Registration begins May 27.

Shake ‘N Make Music Baby (birth - 18 mos with adult)

Monday, June 23
10:30 - 11:15 am

An interactive musical program for babies and their caregivers. Registration begins June 2.

Children's Databases
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Homework Help and Fun Links

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EngageNY - Family & Parent Resources (Common Core information)

Other Services
  • Story Hours
  • Class Visits
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Craft Workshops /
    Educational Programs
  • Special Collections
  • Book Lists



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The Children's Room is located on the upper level of the library with both stair and elevator access.

We look forward to your visit!