Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Reading 3 Week Book Tally

In just the first three weeks of the Summer Reading Club, we have read over 1,500 books combined!  With 5 more weeks to go, who knows how many more we might read!

See how we compare to last year!

Will we reach our goal of 5,000 books this summer?  
Check the blog or ask a librarian for updates!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Staff Picks


Ms. Sue's favorite new picture books:

Friends Stick Together
Hannah E. Harrison
Picture Book
Ages 4-8
A heartwarming story about what it truly means to be a friend with someone who is very different from you. A funny read-aloud book for parents to share with their children.

Ocean Meets Sky 
The Fan Brothers
Picture Book
Ages 4-8
A delightful tale about a young boy’s search for the magical place his grandfather described to him in stories. Beautifully illustrated.

What Happens Next
Susan Hughes 
Parenting Book/Picture Book
Ages 4+
An unique look at the world of bullies and the bullied, narrated by an outsider. Great book for parents to read to their children to help them deal with the realities of bullying. What can happen when we move beyond a fear of differences to see the things we have in common?

Ms. Julie's Picks:

As Brave As You 
Jason Reynolds
Chapter Book
Ages 10 and up
Although this book takes places in modern times, Brooklynites Genie and his brother Ernie feel as though they’ve gone back in time when they spend a month with their grandparents in the West Virginia Countryside, a land without . . . Wifi! Life in the country is full of pea picking, poop flinging, grit eating, crushes, and getting to know the grandparents they’ve barely seen along with their family’s secrets. Genie learns that being brave has as much to do with doing something outside of your comfort zone as the refusal to do so.
As Brave as You is a book about growing up, brotherhood, families and wounds that may never heal.
Kirkus Prize Winner - 2016 Schneider Family Book Award Winner Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

Seth Rubin
Graphic Novel
Grades K-3
On the bustling streets of Manhattan Sybil is stalking her quiet, well-mannered neighbor in an effort to get photographic evidence. You see, Sybil desperately wants someone, anyone to believe her that her next door neighbor is a dinosaur! In fact, he is the last one on Earth.
Bolivar is a wonderfully illustrated tribute to New Yorkers and a call to slow down and open our eyes to all that surrounds us.
2018 School Library Journal Starred Review

Ms. Gail's Favorites:

Alan Gratz
Chapter Book
Grades 4-7
“Refugee” is a powerful story of survival by Alan Gratz
Refugee is a historical novel that depicts the lives of three refugee children. Josef, a Jewish boy escaping Nazi Germany in the 1930’s, Isabel, a girl adrift on a makeshift boat during the Cuban raft exodus in 1994 and Mahmoud a boy fleeing war torn Syria in 2015. The chapters of the book alternate between each character and their harrowing experiences as refugees. Captivating!

Truck Full of Ducks
Ross Burach
Picture Book
Ages 4-8
“Truck Full of Ducks” is a fun book by author, illustrator Ross Burach.
Where do you deliver a truck full of ducks when one on the ducks eats the directions? Follow the ducks as they travel around town to find out. A hilarious and suspenseful story with a surprise ending! Fun read aloud.

Check to see if any of these books are available by clicking on the title.  The link will take you directly to our catalog.  Or, call the Children's Department at 631-363-6133.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Local Author: Jeanine O'Grady

Start the Summer off Right!

Local Author, Artist and Art Teacher, 
Jeanine O'Grady's own adventures on the Great South Bay inspired 
this beautifully illustrated, 
fun, informative swim through 
our beloved Great South Bay.

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  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

By Andrea Pinkney Davis

By Pat McKissack

By Sharon 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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