Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Backwards Day!

See how many things you can do backwards today! Why not start by reading a backwards-themed book?  Reserve one now from the list below:

Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb - click here to reserve

The Backwards Watch by Eric Houghton - click here to reserve

King Wacky by Dick Gackenbach - click here to reserve

Otto Grows Down by Michael B. Sussman - click here to reserve

10, 9, 8 Polar Animals! A Counting Backward Book by Rebecca Fajelland Davis - click here to reserve

The End by David LaRochelle - click here to reserve

The Dumb Bunnies by Dav Pilkey - click here to reserve

The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez - click here to reserve

Silly Sally by Audrey Wood - click here to reserve

The Wrong-Way Rabbit by Teddy Slater - click here to reserve

Friday, January 27, 2012

Live-brary.com for Kids

If you haven't already done so, make sure to check out Live-brary.com for Kids.  Here you can borrow free downloadable books, search kid-friendly databases, get free online homework help and more.  This is a fantastic library resource you must take advantage of!  All you need is a Suffolk County library card. Click here to link directly to Live-brary.com for Kids now!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Caldecott & Newbery Award Results are In!

Each January, one amazing illustrator is chosen to receive the award for the most distinguished American picture book of the year. This year's Randolph Caldecott Medal goes to Christopher Raschka for his book, A Ball for DaisyClick here to reserve your copy today.

The John Newbery Medal goes to Jack Gantos for his book, Dead End in Norvelt. To reserve your copy today, click here.  The Newbery Medal is awarded each January to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

If you would like to learn more about these medals and others, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children click on the name of the award below that interests you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday MLK!

August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. where over 200,000 people were present.

"I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Nearly 50 years later, MLK is still inspiring people around the world to bring equal rights to all people everywhere!  Join in the celebration and read a book on his life and work. Click here to reserve a book from your library today.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What Books Do at Night...

Have you ever wondered what happens in libraries and book stores at night, once the doors are locked and the lights are off???  If so, take a look at this video clip, you may be surprised at what goes on. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Disney is Digital on Live-brary.com!

Live-brary.com has just added nearly 700 new Disney Online Books!  These books come as downloadable EPUB and PDF ebooks that can transferred to compatible eBook readers like the Barnes and Noble Nook, the Sony Reader and more. Bonus interactive features like a 'magic pen' pronounce words with just a click or look up word definitions.

BTW - There is never a waitlist for these books!  Check out one today! Click here

Thursday, January 5, 2012

And the answer is... Almond!

Norwegian New Year's tradition is to hide an almond in the rice pudding, the finder of which wins a special prize.  If you love fun facts, click here to reserve a copy of the Guinness World Records book from your library today!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4th is Trivia Day!

Here's a bit of nutty New Year's trivia for you...

It is a Norwegian New Year's tradition to hide a nut in the rice pudding.  The finder of this nut receives a special treat!  What nut do they hide in their pudding? 

A. Almond
B. Hazelnut
C. Pistachio
D. Peanut

Tune in tomorrow for the answer to this trivia question.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Attention Parents!!

Parent and child reading together

Please check out our new Parents Page!  This page contains great links for parents on reading with your child, Internet safety, child development and more.  Check in every month for a new featured website! 

This month's featured website is the Toy Maker.