Monday, December 30, 2013

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

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

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Free Downloads Galore!

Did you receive the gift of a new tablet or an eReader this holiday season?

Rest assured, you don't have to spend all your gift cash and hard earned allowance on eBooks or music downloads. CPL has got you covered!  

Check out's Free Downloads area for tons of great e-books and Freegal for loads of popular new music! Downloading instructions for each device may differ. You will need a library card to complete your downloads.

Ask a Librarian at CPL for help if you need assistance.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Please be aware of the special library hours and closings for the next two weeks:

Tuesday, December 24th - Closing @1pm
Wednesday, December 25th - Closed
Tuesday, December 31st - Closing @1pm
Wednesday, January 1st - Closed

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Shortest Day of the Year!

Today, is the Winter Solstice and also the shortest day of the year if you live in the northern hemisphere!

On this day, the sun reaches it's furthest point from the equator. Each day hereafter we can look forward to more and more sunlight until we reach the Summer Solstice...

Want to learn more? Check out Click Use Encyclopedias and select a database like Grolier Online to get started. Log in with your CPL card to find articles, video, images, and more related to the Winter Solstice.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Registration for January Programs Begins Today!

Click here or on the Programs tab above to see our January line-up. Register online, over the phone or in person today!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bury Your Head in a Good Book!

Brrrr! It's cold outside!

It's the perfect time to visit the Children's Department at CPL and check out a book from our newest display.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Website of the Month! -

Winter is on the way! Snow crystals, snowflakes and frost are coming!

While you're waiting, visit and explore the wintery world of fluffy, white snow and glistening frost.

The Snowflake Primer will get you started. Then visit Photo Galleries, a Guide to Snowflakes, mini-movies of snowflakes growing, Activities for Kids, and more 'cool' information. (Important: Have an adult help you with "Collecting Snowflakes")

At, you can also learn how scientists make designer snowflakes in the lab!

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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Common Core Resources for Students & Parents

The Comsewogue Public Library provides a number of wonderful resources for students and parents working within the new Common Core framework.

Click here to check out the newest page of the library's website to see a list of our available resources and some incredibly helpful links!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Register Today for December Programs!

Register online, by phone, or in person with your Comsewogue Public Library card.

To register online now, click on the Programs tab above.

FYI: Registration for January programs will begin 12/17 and 12/18.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

1D - This is Us - DVD Release Date: 12/17/13

Many have been anxiously awaiting the DVD release of One Direction's newest movie, This is UsThough it won't be available until 12/17/13, you can place a reserve on it now (click here).

Just can't wait to get your hands on This is Us?
Click here to see what other 1D books or DVDs might be available for you to check out from CPL today!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be closed today, Thursday, November 28th. We will re-open Friday, November 29th at 9:30am.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Growing Up Online - FREE eBook

Do you have questions about your child's online safety? 

Check out this FREE and informational eBook for parents called Growing Up Online, created by The More You Know public service campaign. Learn about filtering and parental controls, digital citizenship, how to find safe sites and so much more. 

You can click here to read it online or download the eBook.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Create Your Own Crazy Dog Breed!

Click here to visit Animal Planet's 'Mutt Maker' and get creative making your very own dog breed!

Did you know some mutts are actually considered designer dogs. A designer dog is a cross between two pure breed dogs. For example, a Cockapoo is the mixture of a Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle.

Would you like to learn more? Visit the library and ask for our books on designer dogs or, click here to browse our online catalog.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November is National Family Stories Month

This is the time of year to practice your storytelling skills and share stories about your family with your family!

In honor of this celebration, visit the Books page by clicking on the tab above. Here you'll find recommended books about families on our virtual bookshelf.

Create your own virtual bookshelf with the help of an adult at

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Books On Display!

This year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap! This hasn't happened since 1888 and may not happen again for another 77,798 years! 

In honor of both celebrations, we are currently displaying both of these special holiday collections. These books may be borrowed by Comsewogue Public Library cardholders only. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Website of the Month! - Twisty Noodle

When it's cold outside, are you looking for something to do inside? At Twisty Noodle, there are thousands of coloring pages, fun sheets to practice handwriting and mini-books to make!

You and your family can choose from categories such as animals, colors, food, holiday, music, nature or sports. Then pick a page, print it out and start the coloring fun.

In November, you can color a 'Gobble Gobble' page or make an 'I See a Turkey! Mini Book.'

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

Monday, November 4, 2013

November is Picture Book Month!!

Stop in and visit the Children's Department to celebrate Picture Book Month this November. Share a picture book with your child and borrow one from our display to share together at home. Children can also take a 'Color Your Own' Bookmark!

Learn more about Picture Book Month at

Some picture books are so magical, they define childhood. 
     ~Dianne de Las Casas

Friday, November 1, 2013

'Tis the Season to Donate to Toys for Tots!

You can help fulfill the holiday dreams of our nation's neediest children by donating new, unwrapped toys or books to the Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. A donation box will be located in the library lobby until the first week of December.

For more information or other ways to donate, visit

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

100 Great Children's Books / 100 Years
The New York Public Library has put together a list of 100 Great Children's Books. The books were selected from those published in the last 100 years. Click here to download a copy for yourself and get started. Have fun checking off each book you've read!

Reserve books you haven't read from our online catalog with your CPL card.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck - Available 11/5/13

Feeling lucky?

Click here to shake the crystal ball at and find out if you are lucky enough to catch a sneak peek of the new book!

Place a reserve for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck here. Just have your CPL card handy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Register for Children's Programs in November!

Registration for children's programs in November is now underway.

Click here or on the Programs tab above to see what we've got in store! Just have your child's library card handy.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Books on Display

Looking for something spooky to read? Our Halloween books are currently on display! 

Stop in soon to see what's brewing in the Children's Department.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Poster Contest for Cyber Security Month

Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate and create an original poster that illustrates the safe use of the internet and mobile devices. Winning entries will be included in a 2015 Cyber Awareness Calendar. All entries must be submitted by November 29th.

Attention Parents: You can download a PDF file with complete contest details, or view the official contest page online, created by the N.Y.S. Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

For some helpful tips about internet safety for children and other tools for families, check out

Monday, October 14, 2013

Time to Fall Into a Good Book!

Now that autumn is officially here, you may be looking for some books to celebrate the season. Stop in and visit the Children's Department to check out a book from our display.

Or, check out the Books page to browse our virtual bookshelf for fiction and nonfiction books about fall.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - In Theatres Now!

The newest film is now playing, but have you seen the first one? Click here to reserve it from home now.

Would you like to read the original book that the movies are based on, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett? Click here to reserve the book now.

Visit the official website for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 to learn more about the movie and characters or to play games and enjoy free downloads.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Register Today for Page Turners!

Could the Monroe Family's new pet be a vampire bunny?!

Students in grades 2 & 3 are invited to read Bunnicula and Friends: The Vampire Bunny, by James Howe, and come to the library to discuss the book, play games and create your own treat bag.

This program will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 4:30-5:30pm. Register in person and pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with CPL!

Children with a Comsewogue Public Library card are invited to visit the library throughout the  month of October and enter a raffle to win Star Wars books or a pass to Safari Adventure in Riverhead. All who enter will receive special space-inspired treats!

While you're here, you may want to borrow some of our Star Wars books and DVDs. Click here to browse our online catalog.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Website of the Month! - SciJinks

Do you wonder about the weather? Why do the seasons change? How do hurricanes happen? What makes a rainbow appear?

It's fun to become a 'weather wiz' by visiting SciJinks to learn about weather on land, in the sky, over the ocean and out in space!

Just click on a topic and choose from pictures, questions, videos, games, jokes, weather stories and calendars of wild weather.

Don't miss out on the video of the 'Great Halloween Solar Storm of 2003'!

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

Monday, September 30, 2013

Register Today for Cover to Cover!

Students in grades 4 & 5 are invited to join Librarian, Mrs. Rizzo, for a book discussion of The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley. Come and enjoy snacks, a mysterious craft and spooky games!

To attend, students must register in person at the library and pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Friday, September 27, 2013

October Programs for Children

Registration is now in progress for all children's programs in October.

Click here or on the Programs tab above to see what's on the agenda! Use the links provided to register online, just have your child's library card handy.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Banned Books Week! 9/22-9/28

Celebrate your freedom to read!

All books listed below have been banned at some point or other from various libraries across the country. You might be surprised by what you see. Have your library card handy, if you'd like to place one of these titles on reserve.

Winnie the Pooh
The Giving Tree
James and the Giant Peach
Harriet the Spy
Bridge to Terabithia
Charlotte's Web
Alice in Wonderland
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lorax
Green Eggs and Ham
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Wizard of Oz
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

If you're a parent and you want to learn more about the myths surrounding banned books, click here for a downloadable booklet from the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Un-Frog-ettable, Factual, Non-fiction, Early Readers!

The new Common Core State Standards are bringing some major changes to your child's classroom. One of these shifts is a greater focus on non-fiction reading materials. 

To help young and developing readers, we have started a collection of high-interest non-fiction books in our Early Reader collection.

You might want to 'hop' in soon with your child to check it out!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Discounted Train Tickets to NYC this November

Click here to register for our Train Trip to New York City on November 2nd.  Do some shopping, catch a show or visit a museum! The cost of each round trip train ticket is $9.25. Children under 5 years of age travel free. View our online Newsletter for full details.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Register for September Programs!

Registration for Children's Programs in September will begin on Tuesday, September 10th. Click here or on the Programs tab above to see what's on the calendar!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Website of the Month! -

Would you like to find out about words and sounds of a new language? Or, are you going to study a foreign language in school this year? Then visit!

This website will introduce you to many basic words and how to pronounce them in five languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

You can look at illustrations, click on buttons to hear speakers of each language, and print out worksheets for practice and fun!

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Library Closed for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, the library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd. We will re-open Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:30am.

Did you know that March of 2013 marked the centennial of the U.S. Department of Labor? Click here to learn more!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Why Buy When You Can Borrow?

Back-to-school time is quickly approaching! That means it's also time to start gathering school supplies for your child. This September, make sure your child has the most valuable and cost-effective school supply of all, a library card!

Also, be sure to stop by CPL this September and enter our raffle drawing for 4 tickets to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. Just show a Librarian your Comsewogue Public Library card to enter!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Our Fall Newsletter is now available!

Jam-packed with great program offerings for September, October and November, a copy of the Fall Newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox soon!

Can't wait to see what we have planned for you?
Stop in and pick one up or click here to view our online newsletter now.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to School Books

To help you get ready for school, we have put together a new display of books just for you! Stop by the Children's Department @ CPL soon to check it out.

Don't have time to stop in this week? Click here to browse online for books about the first day of school and place a reserve with your library card.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lego Batman Movie Night @ CPL

Students, entering grades 1 and up are invited to join their friends for popcorn and a movie on Wednesday, August 21st from 6:00 - 7:15 pm.

The feature film for the evening will be Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite.

Register online, over the phone or in person with your Comsewogue Public Library card.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Affordable Fun for Families on Long Island!

Looking for some local places to visit and activities to share with the family this summer?

Stop by the Children's Department at CPL to pick up a copy of our "Family Fun Summer 2013" brochure or click here to download it now. You'll find a great listing of fun and affordable activities for the whole family! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Website of the Month! – Wacky Web Tales

Create your own silly stories at Wacky Web TalesThese tales are just right for students in third grade and above. 

Choose from more than 90 tales and fill in the blanks. The Parts of Speech button will help you think of words to use. New tales are posted each month.

Click the button to 'See Your Wacky Web Tale' and read your story to yourself... and share it with your friends for some summertime fun!

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Connect with your kids @ your library!

The library is a wonderful place to connect with your kids this summer! Check out this Family Activity Guide for some great ideas.

Headed to the library soon? Click here first and 'Take the Pledge' to go on your next library adventure. Parents will be entered in a drawing for a collection of award winning books for children and teens.

Watch this 30 second video on connecting with your kids @ your library!

For more information visit

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fun @ the Heritage Center in Mount Sinai!

Registration for our programs at the Heritage Center in Mount Sinai begins on Tuesday, July 30th:

  • Planting Seeds Storytime
    • Children, 3 + 1/2 years and older. Children attend without parent
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt and Storytime
    • Children of all ages with caregiver

We will also begin registration on that day for two movie nights! Click on the 'Programs' tab above to register online for August programs with your child's library card.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Awesome Box

Have you read, watched or listened to anything lately that was just too good not to share? Drop it in our 'AWESOME Box,' located at the front desk. Your recommendation will be uploaded to a special webpage, accessible from the library's website.

Click here to go there now. If you would like to borrow one of these AWESOME items, just click on the item and place a reserve with your library card.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Don't Forget to Record Your Summer Reading!!!

Tomorrow is the last day to record book titles at the library to your official title chart for the Summer Reading Club.

Be sure to have read all your books in order to earn all your prizes and your invitation to the 'National Circus Project' Celebration!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Origami Yoda Author Interview

Wouldn't you like to know what inspired author, Tom Angleberger, to write The Strange Case of Origami YodaClick here to watch video interviews as he discusses the inspiration for his books, his personal memories from middle school, and even demonstrates how to fold your very own Origami Yoda!

Click the book cover to place your reserve on The Strange Case of Origami Yoda from our online catalog now.

Monday, July 15, 2013

FREE Music Downloads!!!

Comsewogue Public Library cardholders can now download (3) FREE songs each week through Freegal! Find the link on our library homepage or click here. Just have your library card handy. Search the genres to find new and popular children's music and much much more!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Register Today for Children's Summer Programs!

Registration is now in progress for the remaining children's programs in July!

Click here or on the Programs tab above to view a complete listing of our summer program offerings.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Website of the Month! - The Adventures of Herman

As children are continuing to sign up for our "Dig Into Reading" summer reading clubs, we thought the month of July would be the perfect time for you to learn all about worms!  

So, take some time and visit The Autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm to learn about worm history, families, bodies, homes, and how worms spend their time.

Make sure to visit the Worm Deli to read Herman's yummy and yucky "Chow List," Herman's Fun Place to play wormy games, and Worm Facts to learn 16 important things about worms.

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