Thursday, January 5, 2017

Family Maker Fun

Everyone had a great time at our Family Maker Fun program on Wednesday, January 4th. We played with Legos, K'Nex, Zoob tubes and more!  We made some amazing structures with Keva planks and Brackitz and built marble roller coasters.  We also learned about electronics and had fun making some working models with Snap Circuits Jr.  And we folded some simple paper helicopters!  Be sure to check out our next Family Maker Fun event on Wednesday, March 1st (registration date is February 15th).

Posted by Sue Ann.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Winter is right around the corner...

We had a small snow dusting last night. This can only mean that winter is almost here! Celebrate winter by reading some winter/snow themed books.

After nighttime falls and everyone is asleep in their beds, a group of fun-loving snowmen jump into action and have their own bit of fun while no one is around to see.

Peter is delighted with the deep snow and plays outdoors all day.

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him into his home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

After Nicki accidentally drops his mitten in the forest it becomes an object of curiosity for a mole, a rabbit, a badger, a tiny brown mouse, a big brown bear, and others, as they all crawl into it.

Stella and her younger brother, Sam, spend a winter's day exploring its many wonders by pelting each other with snowballs, making snow angels, and visiting the snow-white forest.

When his brother refuses to come outside, a child plays by himself in the snow and creates an imaginary world.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of your librarians in the Syosset Public Library Children's Room.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November is Picture Book month!

Most people are familiar with picture books that are aimed at our youngest readers where the artwork is very much a part of the storytelling.  These books use basic language to help children develop early reading skills. The pictures provide the action and visual cues that move the story forward.  The illustrators creatively use various art mediums to bring life to the words on the page.

This method of storytelling is, also, effectively used in children's biographies.  Many authors and illustrators have written exciting, beautiful stories of famous people.  These picture book biographies are suited for elementary school children who have a writing assignment or just want to learn about someone.  The pictures artfully depict the adventures and heroism of some of our most influential people.

School-aged children should try these books to spark their curiosity or for the next time they have a report due. 


Posted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fun books to read for Halloween

Halloween is almost here and it's the perfect time to read a spook-tacular book.

Here are a few not too spooky Halloween books for our young readers:

Go away, big green monster! by Ed Emberely
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.

Does a cow say boo? by Judy Hindley
Children on a farm want to know which creature says "boo," and learn about animal sounds as they search. 

Room on the broom by Julia Donaldson
A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Otter loves Halloween! by Sam Garton
Otter and Teddy celebrate Halloween.

Big pumpkin by Erica Silverman

A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.  

The little old lady who was not afraid of anything by Linda Williams
A  little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

For our older readers looking for a scary story to tell in the dark:

Scary stories to tell in the dark by Alvin Schwartz
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.

In a creepy, creepy place and other scary stories by Judith Gorog

A collection of scary stories with unpredictable events and bizarre characters.