Friday, October 26, 2012

The Next Great Read! - The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a great silverback gorilla living alone in his glass, metal and concrete-enclosed domain within the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. Being a silverback gorilla means you are the protector of your family, but what does a silverback do when he has no one to protect? When Ruby the new baby elephant arrives at the zoo, Ivan finally has someone to protect...

Want to read on? Click here to reserve a copy of this book now. 

Watch the official book trailer here:

This book is based on the true story of a gorilla named Ivan who lived at Zoo Atlanta. Want to learn more about the real Ivan? Click here to visit Katherine Applegate's website for The One and Only Ivan.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Share Your Story About Bullying

Have you ever been bullied or watched bullying? Share your story with the National Bullying Prevention Center for National Bullying Prevention Month. Click here to download the form and create a poster with a story, poem, artwork or video about your experience. 

Click here to search our catalog for books, movies and more on the topic of bullying.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Program: Hidden Treats or Tricks!

 Sign-up for a Waitlist for a Possible New Session of the program: 

Art with Joanne Manning: Hidden Treats or Tricks!
Monday, October 29th, 5:45-6:45pm 

In this program, students will create an interesting sculpture with markers, foam core and chipboard. This fun fall craft can be used to hold goodies or suprises for you and your friends! If 18 students in grades 3-5 let us know they can attend, we will be able to run this program.  So click here and add your name to the waitlist today! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monsters, Zombies and More - Oh My!

Check out our Shelfari bookshelf for scary stories about monsters and other creepy things. 

Click here to go directly to our Books page.


Do NOT attempt to read these stories while alone in the dark!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

In communities across the nation, the month of October is dedicated to raising awareness about bullying. for Kids is helping to raise awareness by displaying books about bullying on their homepage.  Click on the link above to see some of their recommended books and watch a book trailer for WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio is an amazing book on the topic of bullying, highly recommended for readers of all ages.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 6th is Star Wars Reads Day!

Star Wars Reads Day is all about READing and Star Wars. 

Why not celebrate both and pick up a Star Wars book @your library.  Click here to browse through over 130 Star Wars books from the CPL catalog.

FYI:  Barnes and Noble in Lake Grove is also celebrating!  Stop by and check out their event on Saturday, October 6th for giveaways, a raffle and maybe even some surprise guests.  Click here for store event details.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Banned Books Week!

Celebrate YOUR RIGHT to READ! Win banned books or a SONY eReader from!

To enter the contest: "Like" a featured Live-brary banned book facebook post; "Repin" a Live-brary banned book pin; or "Retweet" a Live-brary banned book twitter post.

Click here for the contest rules and more information.