Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Register for Early June Programs!

Registration for programs in early June begins today! Click here or on the Programs tab above to view our entire June line-up.

Register online, over the phone or in person. All you need is your child's Comsewogue library card.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Honoring Our Soldiers on Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those men and women soldiers who have died during military service to our country. Want to learn more? Use the Encyclopedias in for Kids and find an abundance of online articles and encyclopedia entries on the topic.

Wondering how you can observe this national holiday? Click here for a listing of 2013 Memorial Day events on Long Island.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summertime Fun @ CPL

The CPL Summer Newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox shortly!

Can't wait to read all about our summer programs or how to sign up for this year's Summer Reading Club, Dig Into ReadingClick here to view the online version now.

You'll be happy to find that we've planned boatloads of fun for you and the family this summer!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal

This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Randolph Caldecott Award!
Each year, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States during the previous year. Click here or on the badge above to check out the Caldecott Anniversary Scrapbook. You will enjoy a visual history of the ceremonies and celebrations surrounding this prestigious award.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Children's Book Week is a Big Deal!

Children's Book Week is all about celebrating the books that children love! Celebrate with us this week, between May 13th and 19th, by borrowing a book from our special display. All the books on display have been hand-picked by our librarians or chosen by children like you

We want to hear from you!

Have you read any great books lately?
Fill out a book review form and tell us all about it. Forms may be found on the Children's Book Week display table. Your book review may even be published here on the Children's Corner!

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Website of the Month! - Click Magazine

Did you know that you can find Click magazine online and at the library?

If you are 3-6 years old, this magazine is just right for you. 'Click the Mouse' and 'Beatrice Bear' are some of the characters you will find inside. Each character has a favorite book.

There are photos, games, coloring, activities, scrapbooks, and a Bookshelf to explore. You can even send in your own drawings to be posted in the Gallery!

Click magazine is also available in print! Come to the Children's Department @ CPL to see the new issue on display and other issues to borrow.

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

10 Years of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Can you believe ten years have passed since the Pigeon first asked us if he could drive the bus?! Learn all about Mo Willems, his books and all his crazy characters at his website, Pigeon Presents. Here you'll have a blast making your own hot dog, watching Elephant and Piggie dance, playing dress-up with Naked Mole Rat and so much more! 
Click here to view his books in our online catalog. Placing reserves is a snap with your Suffolk County library card and password!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Common Core Toolkit for Parents & Families

With the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 45 states, many parents have questions about how the school curriculum has changed and what is now expected of their child.

Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions, tips on how to help your child, educational activities, detailed guides to the standards for each grade level and more. These helpful resources found in the Toolkit for Parents and Families have been provided by the NYS Education Department @

For additional information, ask a Librarian at the Children's Reference Desk about our selection of CCSS books for parents and teachers.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

National Library Week Bookmark Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our 
National Library Week Create a Bookmark Contest!

Winning designs have been reproduced and will be distributed in the library for a limited time. All designs entries are currently on display at the library for your viewing pleasure! To view the winning designs in the categories for grades 6-8 and 9-12, visit the Teen Scene.

Jace Mas, Preschool
Preschool & Younger Winner
Ella Suriel, Grade 2
Grades K-2 Winner
Alison Dawson, Grade 3
Grades 3-5 Winner