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


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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Meditation for Kids

Want to help your kids?

Check out our new books on meditation for children in the Parenting Collection today:

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean

Friday, February 2, 2018

Staff Picks


Ms. Sue's favorite new picture books:

There’s a Monster in Your Book 
Tom Fletcher
Picture Book
Ages 3-7
A great read-aloud story for anyone who loves monsters! Families will have fun following the author’s instructions, such as, tilt the book, as they read the story at bedtime. Check to see if there are any monsters hiding under your bed afterward!

Penguins Love Their abc’s
Sarah Aspinall
Picture Book
Ages 3-5
No surprise that one of my new favorite books is about penguins! Follow the adventures of six penguins as they play a game of alphabet hide and seek. Cute, eye-popping, illustrations.

Ms. Julie's Picks:

Carla’s Sandwich
Debbie Herman
Picture Book
Grades 1-4
Children and adults will enjoy reading about the funny and unbelievable food combinations that Carla brings to school for lunch despite what her classmates have to say. This is a book about celebrating individuality and learning how to keep our minds open to new experiences.

Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (Sort of)
Liz Pichon
Chapter Book
Ages 9-12
Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (Sort of) is the third book in Liz Pichon’s popular series from the UK. Excitement abounds for Tom as he starts a new fashion trend, prepares for the school disco, his band Dog zombies gets a gig, he finds creative new ways to bug is older sister, and he plans his first co-ed birthday party at Dino Village complete with Dino Van escort. Readers will enjoy Tom’s hilarious drawings and how they often put him in the hot seat.
For anyone who liked Diary or a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, or just wants to find out what the work manky means!

Tom Gates Series has been translated into 42 languages and is the recipient of the:
★ 2013 Blue Peter Book Award for 'Best Story' 
★ Roald Dahl Funny Prize 
★ Waterstones Children's Book Award 
★ Red House Book Award

Check out the other titles we have in our collection in the Tom Gates series:
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
Excellent Excuses and Other Good Stuff by Liz Pichon

Ms. Emma's Favorites:

Nidhi Chanani
Graphic Novel
Grades 4-6
After growing up in the United States, Priyanka begins to wonder why her mother left India, and who her father really is.  One day, she finds a mysterious pashmina hidden away in a suitcase.  When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a bright and vivid place, India, emphasized by the author's switch from black and white illustrations to colorful artwork.  This makes her all the more determined to see India for herself, and this heartwarming story follows her as she explores the culture and learns more about her family and heritage.

The Key to Extraordinary
Natalie Lloyd
Chapter Book
Grades 3-6
This book goes by in a breeze!  A lively story with unique and interesting characters and locations at every turn, readers won't want to put this one down.  Follow Emma as she tries to figure out what her Destiny Dream means for her and her home she is trying to save from a land developer.  Is she meant to find a treasure that has been missing for centuries?  Along the way, meet the Pancake Club and the Daisy Brigade, explore the Wailing Woods and read entries from the Book of Days!
If you like this one, try: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Guided Reading Sets


Guided Reading Sets are now available in the Children's Department for reading levels A-F.  Guided Reading Sets include a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, correlated to the reading level, with large, engaging pictures and fun topics.  Some sets target key sight words to make mastering the words easy and fun.

Check one out today and watch your child sprout into a reader!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Character Education Initiative: Citizenship

To support Academy Street Elementary's School Improvement Team Character Education Initiative, the Children's Department has a cart of books available for check-out on the theme of:


Monday, October 16, 2017

New Title Alert

The newest DIARY OF A WIMPY KID book,
The Getaway
will be released on
November 7, 2017.
Place your holds now by going to the library's catalog.

Not sure how to place a hold?  Ask one of the Children's Librarians for help or call 631-363-6133.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1KB4K Achievement

Congratulations to Riley D. for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

She is the seventh child to complete the program since its launch in October 2014!

See how everyone stacks up so far:

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

Keep up the good work!

Check out our 1KB4K Wall of Achievement to see pictures of all children who complete the program.