North Suffolk Library

Neil works out in Suffolk, so I knew I wanted to spend a little time there this summer so that we could meet him for lunch. I checked into the North library, which is the closest to where he works and found that they have several classes. All of the classes at the Suffolk libraries are free and open to the public to attend, as listed below. Check out one of their many activities if you're in the area!

  • Itsy Bitsy Babies- Tuesdays, 9:30-10:00 
  • Toddler Time- Tuesday & Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 (This is what we went to!)
  • Growing Up Kindergarten- Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 (registration required)
  • Tiny Tots- Wednesdays 9:30-10:00
  • Story Time and Play- Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45
The library itself has a children's section with a train table, checkers, toys, and large connect four games. The class focused on rhymes, numbers, and letter recognition. There was a weekly at home reading strategy for parents, which I love as a teacher. Our favorite part of the class was the very end. The instructor had a bubble machine and the kids had a bubble dance party. R was all about it.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an early literacy program where children from birth to kindergarten are challenged to read 1,000 book before starting kindergarten. The goal is to spark a love of reading. Everyone can register at Books are logged and kids earn digital badges. 

Monday Fundays: For 0-5 years old
Storybook Yoga: July 9, North Suffolk Library  Ages 3+
Picture Book Putt Putt: July 16 Morgan Memorial Library,  and 23 North Suffolk Library
Shake Your Sillies Out: July 30, Morgan Memorial Library, Aug 6 North Suffolk Library

The library also has organized Family Fridays to get the whole family outside this summer. Each Friday the library system hosts a free event from 10:00-11:30. 
  • July 13th- What's Found Underground: Lake Meade Park, Fairfield foundation with hands on artifacts.
  • July 13th- Tornado Bait Band: Bennett's Creek Park- Live music from a local Suffolk band 
  • July 20th- Rocket Launch- Lake Meade Park: Blast off with all girls STEM society through building rockets 
  • July 20th- Bubble Party: North Suffolk Library
  • July 27th-Rocket Launch: North Suffolk Library- Blast off with all girls STEM society through building rockets 
  • July 27th: Lake Meade Park- Tornado Bait Band: Live music from a local Suffolk band