Monday, January 26, 2015

TrueFlix - New Library eBook & Video Subscription!

We have recently added an amazing new database for children to our collection. Check out Scholastic TrueFlix, available from our homepage. All you need is a CPL card to gain access.

Scholastic TrueFlix provides not only digitized versions of their wonderful nonfiction True Books, but also corresponding videos, activities and more!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free LI Aquarium Admission & Dental Screening

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. In celebration, members of the Suffolk County Dental Society are hosting a special event at the Long Island Aquarium.  Children, ages 1-17 (w/a parent or legal guardian), will receive each of the following for FREE:
  • Admission to the aquarium (plus one free adult admission per child)
  • Children's dental screening, cleaning & fluoride treatment
  • Goodie bag
  • Dental sealants (if appropriate)
  • Puppet show and dental health education throughout the day
  • Lionel Train exposition
  • Eligibility to enter the Tooth Fairy drawing contest
Pre-registration is encouraged. Call (631) 656-0774 or email 

Download the flyer in English or Spanish for more details.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Saturday Morning Fun!

Forget the cartoons! Join us at the library this Saturday for a fun-filled morning of programs for children, birth through grade 5.

10-10:45 or 11-11:45
Children, birth - grade K with caregiver
  • Sing, dance, and play! Move along to the beat with instruments, bells, balls, scarves, and more!
  • ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED - click here to register now

Lego League
10am - 12pm
Students, grades K - 5
  • Drop by anytime during the session and let your imagination run wild as you build to your heart's desire with our Lego collection.
  • Registration is NOT required for this program

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Website of the Month - Caldecott Medal Winners @ Goodreads

Every year, librarians give the Caldecott Medal to one special artist and their picture book.

In 2014, the Caldecott Medal went to Brian Floca and his picture book, Locomotive. (You can reserve Locomotive at our library by clicking here. Have your library card ready!)

Look at 77 Caldecott Medal winners with a parent at CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNERS @ GOODREADS. To learn more, click on a book cover, title, or artist's name.

Attention Parents: Read our full review on the Parents page.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join us on Friday, January 16 at the 'kick-off' celebration for our exciting new program that encourages and helps parents to read 1000 books to their child before entering kindergarten. Children will listen to stories, make a craft and participate in activities to promote reading and early literacy. Click here to register with your CPL card now.

Can't make the celebration? No worries! Just stop by Children's & Teen Services any time after January 16 for additional information and a program packet.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

CPL is wishing you a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year!

The library will be closing at 1pm on Wednesday, December 31st and will remain closed on Thursday, January 1st. The library will re-open Friday, January 2nd at 9:30am.