Friday, May 4, 2018

Affordable Things To Do On Long Island Summer 2018

Looking for fun activities to do this summer?
Check out this list of affordable things to do on Long Island this summer, compiled by the Children's Librarians Association of Suffolk County.


Do you know about any other great Long Island summer activities not listed here?  Share them with us by emailing emma@bbplibrary.org  subject: LI Summer Activites.  Thanks!

Also be sure to check out our full list of museum passes and reserve yours today!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Earth Day

April 22, 2018 is


Celebrate Earth Day by asking a librarian for books to help you reduce, reuse and recycle.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Books In Verse

Books in verse are a great way to celebrate...

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Check out some books in verse today!


By Davies
J 590 Davies

By Scott Nash
J 811.6 Nash

By Kwame Alexander
J FIC ALEXANDER

By Andrea Pinkney Davis
J FIC PICKNEY

By Pat McKissack
J FIC MCKISSACK

By Sharon Creech
J FIC CREECH






Thursday, April 12, 2018

1KB4K Achievement

Congratulations to Louden, Calder, and Jack for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Louden G.                                                                  Calder P.


Jack S.

Calder was the eighth child to complete the program since its launch in 2014, Jack was the ninth and Louden was the tenth!



See how everyone stacks up so far:

12 children have reached 
50 Books
7 children have reached 
100 Books
3 children have reached
150 Books 
2 children have reached 
200 Books
1 child has reached
250 Books
2 children have reached
300 Books
2 children have reached
350 Books
3 children have reached
400 Books
1 children have reached
550 Books
2 children have reached 
600 Books
and 10 children have completed 1,000 Books!



Keep up the good work!



Monday, April 9, 2018

National Library Week

It's National Library Week!

Celebrate National Library Week
April 8-14, 2018

The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958. National library week was founded by the American Library Association to celebrate the contributions of libraries, encourage library use and reading.  What better way to celebrate then to bring your child to the library to inspire a love of reading and explore all the resources you library has to offer.

We will be raffling off a $10.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble each day and raffling off our big prize basket at the end of the week.









Friday, March 30, 2018

From Eggs to Chicks...


The Children's Department is now incubating eggs...

Stop by the library to check out the progress of our eggs and learn all about how an egg develops, and the incubation process.  We should see some chicks hatching beginning on April 16th.


Check out our incubator!





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Monday, March 19, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018



The library marched in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this year with some familiar friends!

Missed us?
See Paddington and Pete the Cat
with our helpful volunteers below!

     






Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jurassic PARP



Blue Point Elementary School
Parents As Reading Partners

Starts: Monday, March 12
Ends: Wednesday, March 21


Look for the cart full of dino-themed books in the library!  If you spy the Jurassic Park logo, you've got it. 

We have a variety of fiction and non-fiction dinosaur books for all ages.  You'll receive a fun surprise when you check one out!





Friday, March 9, 2018

Women's History Month

MARCH IS...
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Women’s History Month, observed in the United States since 1987, is a celebration of Women’s contributions in history, culture and society.

Check out some of the newest books in our Children’s collection about amazing, trailblazing women.


She Persisted Around the World: Thirteen Women Who Changed History
By Chelsea Clinton
J 920 Clinton

Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala

By Lina Maslo 
J B Yousafza

Before She Was Harriet

By Lisa Cline-Ransome
J B Tubman

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride New York 

By Amy Hill Hearth
J B Jennings

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights

By Kate Hannigan
J B Lockwood

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
By Vashti Harrison
J 920 Harrison

I Dissent: Ruth Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

By Debbie Levy
J B Ginsburt

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer

By Joan Holub
J Boardbook Holub