Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Saturday is Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Drop by the library with your child and pick up an activity sheet at the Children's Reference Desk.  Children who complete three activities will receive a special surprise!

This is event will run all day @CPL on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:30am-5:00pm.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Find us on Facebook!

Attention Parents!  The Comsewogue Public Library is now on Facebook! Click here to check us out.  Like our page to see current news and happenings on your Facebook news feed!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Register for February Programs Today!

Registration for children's programs in February is now in full swing! 

Head to our Programs page to register or see the Newsletter for more details.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Best Websites for Parents and Kids!

Each month we select one amazing website to feature on our Parents page.  Check out a few of our favorites from 2012:

Click here to read the full recap on our favorite websites from 2012 from our blog at the Port Jeff Patch. 

Be sure to keep an eye on our Parents page throughout 2013 for more great Websites of the Month to come!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

StoryTubes Contest Grades K-12

Have you ever read a book you just couldn't wait to tell someone about? Now is your chance! 

Create your own video book review and submit it to the Storytubes Contest.  Beginning January 18th through February 24th, submissions for the StoryTubes Contest are being accepted.

Click here to go straight to the official StoryTubes Contest website for all the details.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Get Graphic at C.P.L.!

Our graphic novel collection is expanding here in the Children's Department at C.P.L. 

What are graphic novels you ask?  Well, they are basically novel length books in comic book format.  Stop in soon to borrow one from our newest display and check them out for yourself!

Looking for some recommendations?  Read this article from School Library Journal, "SLJ's Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2012."

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Calling All Writers and Wannabes

Are you a new writer, experienced writer...or just simply curious about writing?  Presented as an abecedarian (an alphabet book!), S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet by Esther Hershenhorn is exactly the book for you! 

There are illustrations, poems, quotes, and lots of tips to help you get started or to expand your writing skills.  For example, under the letter "H," you can find ideas about heroes and heroines from some famous books. Under the letter "Z," there is a quote from Richard Peck: "My advice for children who want to write is, you can start right now."

Click here or on the title above to reserve a copy!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Website of the Month! -

For curious kids, there are lots of facts, fun, and folklore in The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids.

Besides the weather forecast, upcoming "sky sights," and stories, you can discover who shares your birthday, what celebrations are going on around the world, and a whole lot about pets, history, and holidays.

Don't miss the riddles, games, puzzles, "Birthday Finder,"
"Word of the Week," and "Question of the Day"!

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

Friday, January 4, 2013

Now Registering for January Programs

Brrr! It is COLD outside!

Why not keep warm and enjoy some indoor activities at the library. Registration for children's programs in January is currently underway!

What's even better than that? You can register from home in your pajamas with a mug of hot cocoa in hand. Just head to our Programs page or see our Newsletter.  Only be sure to have your child's library card handy.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

What's your New Year's resolution for 2013?

Do you want to spend more quality time with your family or volunteer for a good cause. Maybe this year you will finally keep your room clean...

Still can't decide?  Neither could Squirrel in Squirrel's New Year's ResolutionClick here to put this book on reserve and find out how Squirrel finds her New Year's resolution is right in front of her.

Parents, check out this fantastic article from PBS Parents, "Making New Year's Resolutions With Your Child." Or, click here and see a list of great New Year's resolution suggestions for kids from the American Academy of Pediatrics.