This week, Long Island's libraries shine with unique programs and events for children of all ages. From making entrepreneurship fun in Brentwood to asking difficult parent-related questions in Westbury (is my kid the only one not sleeping through the night?), dust off that library card and enjoy some free air conditioning. If you're in the mood to be outdoors, there are a duo of carnivals that promise to deliver food and fun for everyone.
Monday, September 19
Shark Tank - Brentwood
Teens have the opportunity to learn about business, creativity, and teamwork, as they come together to pitch a unique idea to "sharks." Prizes for the best ideas and snacks for all.
See all Monday events.
Tuesday, September 20
1, 2, 3 Play With Me - Westbury
Younger toddlers will participate in activities that are designed to develop and enhance motor skills. A child rearing expert will be on hand to answer questions. Materials available in English and Spanish.
See all Tuesday events.
Wednesday, September 21
Valley Stream Firemen's Carnival
This fundraiser for the Valley Stream Fire Department's Nassau Hook & Ladder Co. #1, features games, rides, and quintessential fair foods.
See all Wednesday events.
Thursday, September 22
Babies, Books, & Blocks - Farmingdale
Children under 2 (proof of age required) will enjoy stories, songs, and constructive play, all geared towards your child's development.
See all Thursday events.
Friday, September 23
Greek Festival on the Harbor - Port Washington
It's the ultimate "Big Fat Greek Fair," with authentic Hellenic food and entertainment -- plus games, rides, and a flea market.
See all Friday events.
Traditional Greek dancing at the Greek Festival on the Harbor. Photo courtesy of the event.
Top image: Join in the fun (and for a good cause too) at the Valley Stream Firemen's Carnival. Photo courtesy of Dreamland Amusements.