Friday, March 27, 2015

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies

We had some furry and adorable visitors at the library on Wednesday, March 18th!  
Click this link to see more pictures of the event!

*Please notify us immediately if there is a photograph of your child that you do not want posted online.  We will remove it.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dewey's Number of the Week: Baseball

Dewey's Number of the Week is...


Was that your guess?  Good job! 

Click these links to get Page 1 and Page 2 of our printable list of books about Baseball!

Now for some facts about baseball...

Find everything you want to know about baseball and more on the official site for Major League Baseball

Explore the science behind the sport of baseball by visiting the Science of Baseball website.  Learn how fast your reaction time is to a fast ball! 

Check out the website of the Baseball Hall of Fame to learn about this year's inductees or to learn who else is a member!

Or, visit PBS Kids to check out this video of an experiment to discover a bat's "sweet spot"!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

January and February Program Photos

Check out all of these photographs from programs in January and February!  We had a lot going on! 

Toddler Playtime
Each week children and their caregivers have fun making new friends and sharing in imaginative free play with the many toys provided by the Library!

Click here to see more photos!
See more programs for Toddlers here!

Creative Chaos
Does your preschooler love to get their hands messy?  The library provides an hour of fun filled activities!

Click here to see more photos!
Sign up for the next session of Creative Chaos here!

Fun With Lois Ehlert
Together preschoolers read books by an author, play games, and complete a craft related to the stories that emulates the author's creative art style. 

Click here to see more photos!
Sign up for the next session of Fun With... here!

Science Fair Fun
During Science Fair season, kids came to the library to learn how to set up experiments that follow the scientific method, practiced some tests to use for projects and got some suggestions for their own experiments! 

Click here to see more photos!
See more programs for School Age kids here!

Let's Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder
Why did the pioneers leave their homes and head west? Kids learned a lot in this fun and informative program.

Click here to see more photos!
See more programs for School Age kids here!

Creative Cup Building
This regular program is a favorite here at the library!

Click here to see more photos!
See more programs for School Age kids here!

*Please notify us immediately if there is a photograph of your child that you do not want posted online.  We will remove it.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Patron's Ask, Librarians Answer: Irish Fairytales

Question: Do you have any Irish fairy tales?
Answer: Yes we do!

In preparation for all kinds of holidays the Children's Department puts out a cart or display of related books.  In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we currently have a cart of books out in the Children's Room.  Take a look there and see if any of the books are what you're looking for!

However, if you are interested specifically in fairy tales, check out our non-fiction section under the call number 398.2 or, check out this list of books we have available in the Children's Room.

The librarians at the Children's Reference Desk are a great resource.  If you can't find what you want, stop by the desk and see if we can help you!  We may be able to find something you missed, or find you the information somewhere else, and as a last resort we can order a book from another library!

Just remember, we're here to help you find what you need!

(Credit: Sarah McIntyre,

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dewey's Number of the Week

Dewey's Number of the Week is...


Tell us what topic you think this number covers in the comments section below and check back next week to find out what the answer is!  

We'll have a fact sheet and list of books related to the subject available.

Good luck!

Hint: If you're stuck, don't just look it up online, come in to the library and check out our non-fiction section!  Or ask a librarian for help!

FAQs About the Dewey Decimal System

Who is Dewey?

Melvil Dewey was a librarian who lived from 1851 to 1931.  He was so unhappy with the way the books were NOT organized in his library that he created the Dewey Decimal System.  This system is still used today in libraries.

What is the Dewey Decimal System?

It's a system that breaks the non-fiction books up into different subjects, assigning a range of numbers to specific subjects.  Each book is labelled with a specific call number according to its subject, so when items are put on the shelves in Dewey Decimal order, all the books on one subject will be together.  This makes it easier for us to organize the shelves and for you to find individual books when you need them.  If you want a book about dinosaurs, you will find all the books about dinosaurs in the same area on the shelves, regardless of who the author is.

What is a Dewey Decimal Number?

A Dewey Decimal Number always has three numbers to the left of the decimal point.  There is no limit to how many numbers can be after the decimal point.  The more numbers that are added after the decimal, the more specific the subject.  For example, a book with the number 567.9 will be about dinosaurs in general, but a book with 567.91290228 is about a specific dinosaur.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

News From the Children's Room

National Library Week Raffle
All ages
National Library Week begins on April 12th and ends on April 18th. Stop by the library all week long to enter the daily raffle drawings and up your chances to win the big weekly prize of a basket stuffed with even more great prizes!
For more information, call 631-363-6133.

Book Reviews For Kids, By Kids
All ages
Have you read anything really great lately? Share it with others! Simply write a brief review of a book, magazine, audio book, or graphic novel, and we’ll post it on our children’s blog!
Forms can be picked up from the Children’s Department, or you can submit your review online at:
All children who submit a review will be entered into a raffle. There will be multiple opportunities to win prizes!
*Children’s full names will not be displayed with the review. Please read the accompanying information before submitting the form.
For more information, call 631-363-6133.

New York Life Child ID Cards
All ages
Visit the library on Friday, April 24th, to get a free ID card for your child provided by New York Life. Children are digitally fingerprinted and photographed to make ID cards using the EZ Child ID System, the nation’s most comprehenzive digital fingerprinting system. All data is automatically erased upon printing the Child ID. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 631-363-6133.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Ages 0-5
We would like to invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. Simply read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler and record it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. At that rate you can read over 1,000 books in just three years! The key is perseverance! The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless.
The library will facilitate this program by helping you to keep track of milestones and handing out fun prizes as you read more books!
For more information, call 631-363-6133.

Homework Help
Got homework? Connect with online tutors using Brainfuse. Online certified tutors are available to help you with your homework. Brainfuse also offers skills-building, writing assistance, flash cards, test preparation and more. It may be accessed on the Children’s Room Blog under Resources. Learn more about it here:

Children’s Room Blog
Check in regularly, or subscribe to get the updates. We regularly post seasonal booklists (, library trivia questions (, pictures from our programs ( and more!

Printable Calendars
The Children’s Department now offers printable calendars of children’s programs. You can check them out here: