Friday, March 30, 2012

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day

On Monday, April 2 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Comsewogue Public Library, Sheri Fox will be discussing the latest research regarding the autism spectrum as well as grass roots efforts to ensure this important issue receives the attention it deserves. This program is open to all Suffolk County adult residents.  Click here to register for this program today. Advanced registration is required.

For more information visit  This website provides a wealth of information on the topic. The organization Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

Just about everyone knows someone with autism. Who do you know?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wishing the Girl Scouts a Happy 100th Anniversary!

It doesn't matter if you are a boy or a girl, we can all be inspired by the numerous courageous, intelligent women who have helped to shape the world we know today. Every year we celebrate Women's History during the month of March. What an appropriate time to celebrate this amazing organization, founded by a woman in 1912.

Happy 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts!

From the beginning, Girls Scouts founder Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low wanted to form a group for girls that promotes physical, mental and spiritual growth.  100 years later, the group continues to do so by bringing together girls of every background to share outdoor activities and acts of community service. To read more about Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, click here. For more information about the Girl Scouts, go their website

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Games for One's & Two's - New Session @ 1pm

If you were afraid you missed out on this upcoming program, don't fear!  We have opened a new session at 1pm on Monday, March 26th. 

Come and join early childhood educator, Kathy Roeder, for activities designed to stimulate and encourage your child's physical and mental growth, including singing, moving to music, chasing bubbles and parachute play. 

This program is open to toddlers, 12-35 months (by February 29, 2012) with a caregiver.  Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register today!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mirror Mirror - In Theatres Now!

This classic fairy tale is now on the big screen.  But have you read the book?  Stop into the library and check out our collection of folktales and fairy tales in the Children's Department.  We have numerous versions of Snow White and other favorites to choose from.

Click here to view the trailer, read about the characters, download coloring pages and more!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get Hooked on a Series!

Do you love reading books in series?  Are you looking for a new series to start? 

Well if this is you, definitely check out the Books page by clicking on the tab above or here.  Browse our Shelfari book shelf of amazing first-in-the-series books.

You're sure to get hooked!

Friday, March 9, 2012 - March Website of the Month!

Attention Children, Parents, & Educators!!  In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd, the Website of the Month for March is  You must check out this fantastical site, wholly inspired by the Dr. himself.  There is something for everyone here; games and activities for children, wonderful tips for parents and great classroom materials for teachers.  You can select either of the links above or find it on our Parents page.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Books! - Parenting Collection

We have recently added some great new books to our Parenting Collection that we hope you will check out! 

The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: understanding the benefits and dangers of parenting in the digital world by Shawn Maria Edington.  Click here to reserve a copy.

This book offers parents advice for tackling problems that occur from text messaging and social networking sites such as textual harassment, text addiction, and cyberbullying.  It also provides information to help protect and guide children while on the Internet.

10 Mindful Minutes: giving our children -- and ourselves -- the social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthier, happier lives  by Goldie Hawn. Click here to reserve a copy.  This book is also available as an audio book on CD, click here to reserve your copy.

The actress, author, and founder of the Hawn Foundation provides easy physical and mental exercises that can help children reduce stress, manage emotions and behaviors, develop greater empathy, and be more optimistic.

Help Your Kids with Math: a unique step-by-step visual guide (DK).  Click here to reserve your copy.

Covering all core subjects, from basic arithmetic to geometry, from algebra to statistics, this helpful guide allows parents and kids to work together to solve even the trickiest problems.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Read Across America Day!

Today, every child in every community is invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and the joy of reading!  Take some time today to pick up a good book. And don't forget to stop by the library tomorrow (Saturday, March 3rd) for our great big Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. This program is for students in grades K-5. Sessions start at either 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm.  Each session is 30 minutes long.  You must show your CPL card at the door. 

Enjoy this short clip of some Seuss-styled rhyming by the cast of the new movie, The Lorax.