Monday, August 14, 2017

Discovery Fish Tank

For the month of August there will be a Discovery Fish Tank on display at the Children’s Reference desk. The tank was assembled by Bayport Blue Point Library patrons and the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center at Cornell Cooperative Extension during a children’s program on August 4.

On view in the 10 gallon salt water tank are: ribbed mussel, a hard shell clam, Atlantic slipper shell snails, common periwinkle snails, mud snails, long and flat clawed hermit crabs, crayfish, killifish and sheepshead minnows.

Can you find any in the video below?
(for a better view, enlarge the video screen by clicking on the square in the bottom right corner)


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1KB4K Achievement

Congratulations to Brendan P. for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!


He is the sixth 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
8 children have reached 
150 Books
1 children has reached 
200 Books
2 children have reached 
250 Books
2 children have reached 
300 Books
1 children has reached
400 Books
2 child have reached 
600 Books
1 child has reached
800 Books
2 child have reached
850 Books
and 6 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.




Friday, July 7, 2017

SRC Book Total

Help us beat last year's total of 4,351 books!



Reporting for our Children's Summer Reading Club started two days ago and so far those participating have read a whopping 475 books, more than 10% of the total amount of books read last summer! 

Keep up the good work!

Check out our tracker in the library to mark our progress against last year's total.

Check back in with our blog periodically to see our current progress!



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Thursday, June 29, 2017

How can YOU "build a better world"?

Draw, create, write or build something to show us how YOU might "build a better world."  Use your imagination and be as creative as you want!
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Submissions are due Monday, July 31st and will be displayed in the library.  
Please include your name, grade and phone number.  
All participants will earn an extra Summer Reading Club raffle ticket!






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New DVDs

New DVDs have their own shelf!


New DVDs are now located at the end of the Children's DVD aisle, right above the Launchpads.  If you're looking for a newly released movie, or newly purchased copies of older movies, check out the NEW DVD section!





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Caterpillars Have Arrived!


The Children's Room now has live caterpillars!  Come to the library all summer long to view the miracle of metamorphosis!  The caterpillars will grow and change, first becoming chrysalides and then beautiful butterflies.  They will then be released in our Children's Garden.  

Check back here, on our Children's Blog, for regular updates and pictures!

 








Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rube Goldberg Contraptions

RUBE GOLDBERG CONTRAPTIONS

Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist best known for his zany invention cartoons. He was born in San Francisco on the 4th of July, 1883 – and graduated from U. Cal Berkeley with a degree in engineering. His first job at the San Francisco Chronicle led to early success, but it wasn’t until he moved to NYC and began working for Hearst publications that he became a household name. Rube Goldberg is the only person ever to be listed in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as an adjective. It’s estimated that he did a staggering 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime.

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Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term, Rube Goldberg machines for any similar gadget or process.

Check out some of the Rube Goldberg contraptions that kids created during our class on May 9th!


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week
May 1-7
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.


The theme, "One World, Many Stories,” highlights the power of books to unite readers of all backgrounds.

Do you enjoy reading?  Comment below with your favorite book or books!



Here are some ways to enjoy books and reading at the library: 

1. Browse for a book.
2. If you don't have a library card, sign up for one!  All children are entitled to a library card, no matter their age!  Juvenile cards are for children from birth through 5th grade.
3. Meet the Children's librarians and ask them for a book recommendation.
4. Try reading an e-book or listening to an audiobook.
5. Come to one of our programs!
6. Sign up for one of our reading programs: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Beginning Readers Challenge, Independent Readers Challenge.

7. Comment below with other ways you enjoy books and reading at the library!