Friday, April 27, 2012

Look What's Buzzing for Kids at CPL

Clipart Courtesy of Ace Clip Art
As new buds begin to form on trees and flowers are blooming all around, there's a lot buzzing in the Children's Department at CPL!  Check it all out, just have your Comsewogue Library card handy.

Register for nearly every program from the comfort of home!

Get free downloads, free online homework help, use kid-friendly databases, and much more!

Enjoy tons of interactive digital books from these two amazing resources!
FYI: In order to access BookFLIX free of charge, you must click on the link from the library homepage and enter your Comsewogue Library card barcode.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April is National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, check out one of these novels written completely in verses of poetry.  You'll love the change of pace and new way of reading a novel.  Reserve one of the titles below by clicking on the title of the book.  Have your library card handy. 

FYI: Most novels-in-verse are very quick reads! 

Bird by Zetta Elliott

The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli

Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

Never Forgotten by Pat McKissak

Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy

Stichin' and Pullin': a Gee's Bend Quilt by Pat McKissak

Where the Steps Were by Andrea Chang

The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Shelf Theme: Classic Children's Picture Books

Have you ever read Whistle for Willie or Caps for Sale? How about Harold and the Purple Crayon or Goodnight Moon? These classic children's picture book titles are absolute must-reads!  Click here to browse our Shelfari bookshelf for more books of this theme or click on the Books tab above.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Register Today! Cover to Cover Book Discussion

Students in grades 4 & 5 are invited to join Librarian, Mrs. Rizzo on Wednesday, April 25th for a fun-filled book discussion!  Come and discuss Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo. Enjoy snacks, play games and create a neck tie snake. 

Stop in today to register and pick up your copy of the book.  Students must register in person, unless they have previously participated in Cover to Cover, in which case, a parent may register in person for them.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Drop Everything And Read

D.E.A.R. Day is a day for families everywhere to do just that! Drop Everything and READ!  Try sharing a great read-aloud book with your family today. Click here for a list of recommended Drop-Everything Reads.  For more information on D.E.A.R. Day click here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

National Library Week: April 8th-14th

It's National Library Week!  There are so many reasons to celebrate.  Check out for ideas on connecting with your kids at the library and stop in today!

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - New Website of the Month!

Attention Kids & Parents! Check out this amazing website...

There are hours of fun waiting for you here!  Create your own comic strips with characters and scenes you choose and design.  Parents, why not try the Daily Comix Diary Challenge and spend 20 minutes each day with your child. Help them create a comic strip about something they learned or experienced that day.  Also, be sure to check out the Homeschool & Family Fun section for some great ideas!  Click here to get started on your very own comic strip this instant!

The link to this website can also be found on the Parents page under Website of the Month for the duration of April.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Contest Alert!

Which Bill of Rights Amendment is Most Important to You?

Contest Rules:  Choose one amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and express why it is important to you.  Your entry may be submitted in one of three mediums: written word, a work of art, or a form of digital media.  All entries must be received by April 17th.

Mail your entry to:
Rita Brasen
Ammerman Campus Library
Suffolk Community College
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

Entries may also be emailed in MSWord, Rich-text or PDF format to:

Prizes will be awarded to the best of each medium category within each of the 5 age groups.  Fifteen 1st place winners will receive an Apple iPod Shuffle!  Eligible contestants must be Suffolk County residents in Grade K-12 (there is also an adult category for you parents out there!).  Click here for the official brochure.