Sunday, March 30, 2014

Build Early Literacy Skills with Storyblocks

 Did you know, the simple act of singing a song or reciting a rhyme to your child will help them build early literacy skills?

In fact, parents can do so many simple things to help children build these vital skills even before they begin Kindergarten. If you would like to learn more, we recommend the website Storyblocks.

Storyblocks contains short video clips that model songs, rhymes and finger plays for parents to share with their children. Each video also includes a helpful tip to increase parents' understanding of early literacy needs. Storyblocks was created by the Colorado Libraries For Early Literacy.

In addition, parents are invited to attend Lullaby Together Time on April 11th with their children, ages birth to 17 months. Come and learn songs, rhymes, and calming finger plays to help little ones get ready for a nap or bedtime. Also enjoy 20 minutes of play with age-appropriate toys. Click here to register now.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Register for Children's Programs in April

Registration for Children's Programs in April is currently in progress.

Click on the Programs tab above to view our program line-up. Have your library card handy and register online today!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. It's the perfect time to 'Read Something Delicious'!

Check out a book from our display next time you visit CPL this month. Or reserve a book from our online catalog today. Click here to browse children's fiction books about nutrition.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Reviews by You!

The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz by the Dog Artlist Collection

5 and a half year old reviewer, Anna C. said, "This ABC book tells the reader what dogs usually do. It shows lots of different dogs."

She loved this book because her dad wanted to get a dog after reading the book with her! She recommends this book to all her friends.

Click here to place a reserve on this book.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gutsy Girl Reads for Women's History Month

It's Women's History Month, a time to remember and celebrate all the strong and successful, influential and inspirational women of the past.

But don't forget that every great woman, was once a girl!

So, if this month, you're in the mood for some stories about great gutsy girl characters, you've come to the right place! Just head to the 'Books' page to check out our virtual bookshelf, full of great reading suggestions.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Story Smashup With Jeff Kinney & Dav Pilkey

All-star authors, Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey, teamed up for this fun and inspiring webcast. Sit back and enjoy watching Jeff and Dav compete in a few challenges and create a story smashup!

After watching this webcast, don't be surprised if you are feeling inspired to create your own story!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Global Trek

Would you like to take a 'virtual trip' to another country? Just go online and let Global Trek be your guide to 35 countries around the world.

It's easy to choose a country and click the links for maps, information, articles, photos, and illustrations.

To spend more time on your 'virtual trip,' create and print out a travel journal. (Your parents must approve the information you submit!). Or, play the Mapman Game.

Global Trek can help you do your schoolwork and learn a lot about the world!

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

Today is Read Across America Day!

Each year, communities throughout the country celebrate Read Across America Day on Dr. Seuss' birthday! This year, join in the celebration and pick up a good book to read from your library.

Click here to see our selection of Dr. Seuss books at the Comsewogue Public Library.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Calling All Artists! Enter Our Bookmark Contest!

Children and students up to grade 12 are invited to enter our 'Create a Bookmark Contest' for National Library Week.

Click here to download an entry form. All entries must be submitted by Monday, March 31.

Winners will be chosen in five age categories, and winning designs will be reproduced and made available at the library during National Library Week, April 13-19.