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

July/August Storytimes

Registration now open

(7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13)
Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos) 10:15 am
Toddler Time (24-35 mos) 10:40 am
Book/Game Buddies (3-6 yrs) 11:15 am


Lego Club

Mondays & Fridays
July 7 - August 29
10:00 am - Noon

Tables will be set up in the Green Room where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with! All Lego creations will remain in the Library. *Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.


Dog Tales (*child must be able to read)

Friday, July 18
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 June 27.

Hamburger and Hotdog Cupcakes (3 - 6 yrs with adult)

Thursday, July 24
11:00 am - Noon

Decorate cupcakes that are perfect to bring to any summer barbeque! Registration begins July 3.

Cosmic Sand Art (ages 6 yrs+)

Saturday, August 2
10:00 - 10:45 am

Read a spacey story and create out-of-this-world sand art. Registration begins July 12.


Monday, August 4
10:30 - 11:15 am (3 - 18 mos with adult)
11:30 am - 12:15 pm (18 mos - 5 yrs with adult)

Share an interactive program of songs, dances, instruments and more with your child. Registration begins July 14.

Dog Tales (*child must be able to read)

Friday, August 8
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 July 18.

Book Chat (entering grades 3-5)

Wednesday, August 13
7:00 - 7:45 pm

Read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Discuss the story and make a marshmallow bunny treat. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk when you register. Registration begins July 23.

Kooky Science Lab (3 - 5 yrs with adult)

Tuesday, August 19
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Create your own science lab using sand art, a test tube, bubble beaker, and floating glitter. Registration begins July 29.

Extremely Sour Scientist (6 yrs+)

Tuesday, August 19
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Create your scientist using a variety of very sour candy. Use science goggles, test tubes and more for some extreme fun. Registration begins July 29.

Pajama Storytime (3 - 6 yrs with adult)

Thursday, August 21
7:00 - 7:30 pm

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to some great bedtime books, sing songs, and enjoy a snack. Registration begins July 31.

Celebrate the amazing work of Dr. Seuss on Saturday, August 16 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm with crafts in the Children’s Room.

Children’s Summer Films

Movies are on Fridays at 2:00 pm. All children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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!