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“Hands & Hearts” Kids Community Mural

Drop in with your children (Newborns – 12 years old) to make an ink handprint and decorate paper hearts. The mural will be on display in the Children’s Library for the Summer.

Saturday, May 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. No registration required.

Kids in grades K – 6 can receive one hour of community service credit.

Questions? Email kids@emmaclark.org

Giant Game & Big Voice Day

Join us on the Library lawn for an afternoon of fun & games! Try your hand at games such as Giant versions of Connect 4, Scrabble, and Checkers. Move and balance with Twister. Sing your heart out with karaoke. Or spin the prize wheel! The next dates will be:

Wednesdays, July 12 and/or August 9.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Fun for families with babies through 6th grade. No registration required.

Questions? Email kids@emmaclark.org

Read to a Dog!

Would you like to improve your reading skills?
Come to the library and read some stories to a trained therapy dog.

FOR READERS UP TO GRADE 6
All skill levels are welcome!

Wednesdays: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 in the Children’s Program Room
When you register, you will choose a 15 minute time slot between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Registration is in-person in the Children’s Library or by phone at 631-941-4080 ext. 123.

Be a Part of the 2023 Summer Reading Club Decorations!

Summer Decorations 2022

This summer’s theme is “All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship and Unity” and we want to feature the children of our community throughout our themed decorations.


To participate, we ask that you submit 3 headshots of your child holding a photograph that shows family members from a past generation.

  • Please ask your child to hold the family photo close to their face.  The headshots will be cropped to include only their head, shoulders and mid chest.
  • Please dress your child in a solid colored shirt and if possible, take the photo against a solid colored background.
  • Please no group photos. Each child’s picture should be as an individual.
  • All images that are used will be displayed for the entire year. 
  • Photos should be of children birth to those entering 6th grade.
  • Photos should be emailed to kids@emmaclark.org. *Please include the child’s full name and age. 
  • *The deadline for submitting photos is Friday, March 31, 2023.
  • Please use the sample images below as a model for your photograph.

Here are some examples:

Photo: Pok Chi Lau


Tips for taking your photos:

  • You may use a smartphone, however if you have a digital camera the print-outs will be clearer.
  • Please submit high-quality JPEG or TIFF files.
  • When taking photos:
    • Shoot full face including head, shoulders and mid chest.  
    • The brighter the picture, the better.
    • If it’s a sunny day, shoot pictures in the shade to avoid shadow. 
    • Take the picture with the sun behind the photographer.

Winter Reading Challenge!

Click here to register through Beanstack, our online reading tool, starting Monday, January 22. 

* There is also an app, Beanstack Tracker, that makes logging books even easier!


Pre-Readers: For children who have books read to them. Goal is at least 10 books with their grown-up.

New Readers:  For children who are just starting or have only recently begun to read by themselves. Goal is at least 5 books on their reading level.

Confident Readers:  For children who read on their own. Goal is at least 2 books on your reading level.

We also have prizes, including ice skating tickets to The Rinx!

Earn an electronic raffle ticket for each week you log in to your Beanstack account and complete the weekly activity. 

Starting Tuesday, February 20…all kids who reach their goal can come into the Library & pick up their:
– Ticket for Petra Puppets performance on Saturday, March 16, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
– Prize bag with Reading Certificate.

Winter Reading Club ends on Sunday, March 10. Raffle prize winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 13.

***A big thank you to The Rinx for their continued support with a donation of tickets for our Kids & Teen Winter Reading raffle prizes.***


Questions? Email kids@emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080 ext. 123.

*Emma Clark employees, trustees, and members of their household are not eligible to enter raffles.