Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

CPL is wishing you a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year!

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

Friday, December 26, 2014

Munchies & a Movie

Wondering what to do will all your time off from school next week? Join us for Munchies & a Movie at 2pm on Tuesday, December 30. We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Children of all ages with a caregiver are welcome to attend. Click here to register online with your CPL card now.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Please be aware of special library hours and closings this week:

Wednesday, December 24th - Closing @ 1pm
Thursday, December 25th - Closed

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cozy Up With a Good Book!

Winter is here! It's time to build snowmen and have snowball fights. It's also the best time of year to thaw out and cozy up with a good book after you've been playing in the cold all day!

Check out the Books page if you're looking for some great snow-themed reading suggestions.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Snow Many Good Books To Read!

Stop in soon to visit our friendly snowman and pick out a book from the display!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Bundles are Back!

With all the busy holiday shopping and packages being delivered here and there, we were inspired to bring back 'Book Bundles'! Stop by soon and pick out one to take home, unwrap and enjoy. 

'Book Bundles' are groups of books with something in common. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Library Catalog & Services Upgrade

Many library services will be limited or unavailable today, Monday, December 8th due to a system upgrade.

Please stop in or call us at 631-928-1212 with any questions or concerns. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Website of the Month! - CAFE ZOOM

Cooking with your family is fun, and Cafe Zoom has over 150 recipes for you to prepare together!

There are simple recipes and also harder ones. Each recipe is printable and has a picture of the finished dish.

To get started, ask an adult to cook with you. Then, choose a Snack, Drink, Main Course, or Dessert and let the yummy fun begin!

You can also vote at Cafe Zoom about each recipe you try.

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Start a Reading Adventure...

Take the challenge and download this awesome Reading Scavenger Hunt from the Modern Parents Messy Kids website.

Have fun reading a book under the stars or in a sleeping bag. Look for books about being brave, learning a new skill or by your favorite author.

You are going to have a blast!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be closed today, Thursday, November 27. We will re-open on Friday, November 28 at 9:30am.

Visit our website to renew items or place reserves. Visit for research databases, homework help and tons more!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Register for December Programs

Registration for children's programs taking place in December is now in progress.

Click on the Programs tab above to see our program line-up. Use your Comsewogue Public Library card to register online today!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Donate to Toys for Tots

If you'd like to help bring some holiday cheer to a less fortunate child this year, consider donating a new and unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots.

For your convenience, Comsewogue Public Library is an official Toys for Tots Drop site. We will have a donation box located in the library lobby through the first week of December.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November is Picture Book Month

Celebrate with us and read a picture book by an author born in November. Visit the Children's Department and find great suggestions by lifting the shelves on our special display.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Puzzles and Toys!

We have recently added some new puzzles and toys
to the play area of the Children's Department. 
Stop by soon and check them out!
We think you will be pleased. These guys certainly are!

Monday, November 10, 2014

History of Veterans Day for Kids!

The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Learn more about the history of Veterans Day from kids like you at the website, Meet Me at the  Click here to watch one kid's video interview with a Tuskegee Airman and find websites where you can learn more about Veterans Day.

Eight Tuskegee Airmen in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft

For more information, the library will re-open on Wednesday at 9:30am. Stop in and borrow a book to learn more about Veterans Day or the Tuskegee Airman.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Saturday Morning Fun

Join us tomorrow for a fun-filled morning of programs for children, 12 months through grade 5!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day!

If you have questions about the election process, you may enjoy the fun and informational books listed below. Click on a title to place a reserve with your library card.

Duck for President
by Doreen Cronin

Grace for President
by Kelly DiPucchio

by Eileen Christelow

If I Ran for President
by Catherine Stier

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Children's Department
at Comsewogue Public Library! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Safety

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has some great tips on staying safe this Halloween.

Click here to read their informative article with information and safety tips for decorations, costumes and treats!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Register for Children's Programs in November

Registration for children's programs taking place this November is now open. Click here or on the Programs tab above to see our November program line-up. Use your CPL card to register online, over the phone, or in person. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cover to Cover Book Discussion

Students in grades 4 & 5 are invited to join us on Monday, October 27 from 6-8pm for the book discussion program, Cover to Cover

Register in person to pick up the book and then come back on 10/27 to munch on chips and dip while discussing the book Framed by Gordon Korman. Not only that, but enjoy some football themed games and create a football table game to take home.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Learn More about Columbus Day @

A computer generated image depicting the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
Joseph Sohm. "Visions of America." Computer generated image.
Corbis. Kids InfoBits, 2007. Web. 12 Oct. 2014.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 13 in honor of Columbus Day. We will re-open Tuesday, October 14 at 9:30am.

If you want to know more about why we we celebrate Columbus Day, you can find reliable and factual information using online encyclopedias and databases at for Kids.

Click here now to read a short article about Columbus Day that we have found using a database called Kids InfoBits from for Kids. You may need your library card to gain access.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Autumn Crafts @ First Palette

Visit Autumn Crafts @ First Palette to find special crafts to make for the season. You'll find pictures with directions to make Leaf Prints, a Seed Mosaic Pumpkin, and more!

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

Star Wars Reads Day - Sat. Oct. 11

Mark your calendars!

Next Saturday, October 11, is the 3rd Annual Star Wars Reads Day and CPL is celebrating in a BIG way!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Do You Have the Smartest Card?

A library card is the smartest card in your wallet! It gives you access to free books, movies, music, homework help, eBook and audio book downloads, and so much more. If you don't have a library card, ask a parent to bring you to the library this September so you can sign up for one. 

Wait, because it gets better! Throughout the month of September, all new or existing Comsewogue Public Library cardholders are eligible to enter a raffle drawing. Winners will receive a 4-pack of tickets to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. 

To obtain a library card, two (2) current proofs of residency, each containing your name and street address, are required. Children must be present to get a library card.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Banned Books Week 9/21-9/27

Harry Potter... Goosebumps... Captain Underpants... Junie B. Jones...

What's your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 21 - 27, 2014. 

Click here to learn more about Banned Books Week.

Click here to see lists of frequently banned and challenged books. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Register Today for Children's Programs in September

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Great Book 'Picks' This Fall @ CPL!

Stop by the Children's Department soon and check out our current book displays in celebration of fall!

You can lift the shelves to 'pick' books on different topics related to apples. Or, find back-to-school picture books, books about pumpkins and much more throughout the department!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Disaster Master

How can kids and families prepare for extreme events?

At Disaster Master, you can learn how to prepare by playing games and printing out mini-graphic-novels!

'Hero' kid characters will help you explore 8 types of events: Wildfire, Tornado, Hurricane/Blackout,  Home Fire, Winter Storm/Extreme Cold, Tsunami/Earthquake, Thunderstorm/Lightning, and The Hot Seat.

(Helpful Hint: Write down or remember your password after completing each level. You will need it in order to begin each new level.)

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

CPL is celebrating in a BIG way!

Stop in anytime during the month of September and show a Librarian your new or existing Comsewogue Public Library card and enter a raffle for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center.

To obtain a library card, (2) current proofs of residency, each containing your name and street address, are required. Children must be present to get a library card.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

New School Year = More New Friends!

With the start of school each year, usually comes the start of new friendships! To celebrate the season, we have put together a new display of Friendship Picture Books on our virtual bookshelf.

Click here or on the 'Books' tab above to take a look.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Congratulations to the 736 children who completed the Summer Reading Club at CPL! You showed everyone how to 'FIZZ, BOOM, READ'!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Family Movies!

After you've enjoyed the Summer Reading Club celebrations at CPL, make sure to join us for one or all of our Family Movie programs this August!

8/18 - The Lego Movie 

8/19 - Frozen

8/20 - Muppets Most Wanted 

8/21 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Visit the Programs page for details and to register with your Comsewogue Library card.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Reading Club Extravaganza!!!

We can't wait to celebrate your reading achievements from this summer at the BIG celebrations next week! The National Circus Project is sure to be a blast!

* In order to attend, children must have completed all requirements for either the Robo Readers Club or Mad Scientists Club, and have received an official invitation to the Summer Reading Club Extravaganza. 

* If you have any questions, please speak to a Librarian in the Children's & Teen Services Department.

Friday, August 1, 2014

3D Printing @ CPL!

We have a MakerBot 3D printer on loan from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, now through Thursday, August 7th. Stop in soon and see it in action! 

While you're here, fill out a raffle ticket to win a printed item! 

(Check out all the items in our display case.)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Day to Record Book Titles: 7/31/14

Thursday is the last day to record book titles onto your official Summer Reading Club Title Chart. 

So, hurry in and stop by the special Summer Reading Club table in the Children's Department.

After completing the requirements, you can pick up the prizes you have earned as well as an invitation to the Summer Reading Club Extravaganza!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Batman Day!

DC Comics has declared July 23rd as Batman Day! 

In celebration, the Comsewogue Public Library is giving away Batman goody bags to the first 50 children to visit the Children's & Teen Services Desk today. Each goody bag contains a poster, a tattoo and an awesome Batman mask!

While you're here, pick up a Batman book or movie. Click here to browse our catalog holdings now and place a reserve.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pick Up Your Invitation to the Summer Reading Club Extravaganza!

Have you completed the requirements for the Summer Reading Club at CPL?

If yes, Congratulations! On Tuesday, July 22 you are welcome to stop by the library and pick up your invitation to the Summer Reading Club Extravaganza!

The National Circus Project will be joining us again this year, for another rip-roaring celebration. Come and have fun with us and enjoy an Italian ice after the show!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Read S'more Books This Summer!

Visit the Children's Department at CPL and check out our new interactive book display, up through the month of July.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Record Your Summer Reading Book Titles Today!

Have you been diligently reading since you signed up for the Summer Reading Club at CPL?

Stop by and visit the special table in the Children's Department to record those book titles onto your official Title Chart. As you reach new reading milestones, you will earn prizes and stickers!

The last day to record your titles is July 31st.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Braille Bug

Almost 200 years ago, a boy named Louis Braille invented a way to read by touching bumps on a page!

Visit Braille Bug to explore the Braille alphabet code, games, rhymes, riddles, secret messages, and information about Louis Braille. You can also explore the Helen Keller Kids' Museum Online and learn about a famous 'Champion of the Blind.'

Start your summertime fun by seeing your name in Braille!

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

Friday, June 27, 2014

School is out for Summer!

Now that school is officially over, it's time to join the Summer Reading Club!

Join today and start reading to reach your goal and earn awesome prizes! You'll also receive an invitation to the Summer Reading Club Extravaganza in August once you have completed all requirements.

Children, birth through entering grade 5, can register in person with a Comsewogue Public Library card.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Drop-in Programs @ CPL!

Children, preschool through entering grade 5, will have loads of fun in our drop-in programs this summer!

There is no need to register in advance for these programs. Just show your Comsewogue Public Library card upon arrival. Click here to view our 'Summer Drop-in Programs' flyer now.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Register Today for Children's Programs in July!

Registration is now open for children's programs taking place in the first half of July!

Click here or on the 'Programs' tab above to see our program line-up. View our online Newsletter for program details.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Family Fun For All!

Download our popular Family Fun Summer 2014 brochure online or pick it up in person from the Children's Department at the Comsewogue Public Library.

There is so much fun to be had on Long Island! Use our brochure to locate some new places to visit, as well as affordable activities for the whole family to share!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Edheads Simple Machines

Machines help us get things done! Learn how they work at Edheads Simple Machines.

To help you, this website has a robot narrator, friendly questions and answers, pictures, and cartoons.

At The House, discover simple machines. (Did you know that a shoelace is a pulley and a baseball bat is a lever?)

At The Tool Shed, discover compound machines. (Did you know that a stapler is a lever + a wedge?)

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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!

Registration for the Summer Reading Clubs will begin June 10th!
Click on the buttons below for more information on each club.