Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Reading

It was a busy summer here in the Children's Room as we helped 'Build a Better World'!  From programming to emoji's to hands-on-Monday, we had something for everyone.

Take a look at some of the fun we had this summer:

Syosset kids read a total of 7,082 books this summer!!
Way to go!

We'll see you next summer for "Libraries Rock".

-Posted by Amy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

We are already in week 5 of our summer reading club and 540 Syosset children have joined the club and read 4,704 books!  We still have 2 more weeks to go -- keep reading!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Cynthia Rylant!

June 6, 1954-

Cynthia Rylant is an American author and librarian. She has written more than 100 children's books. She has won the prestigious Caldecott and Newberry Medal for outstanding works of children's literature. 

Posted by Miss Meghan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day and the Poppy Lady

Memorial Day will be here soon and hopefully we will take a moment to quietly remember the men and women who fought and died to protect our freedoms. 

One woman who felt strongly about the soldiers lost to war was Moina Belle Michael, also known as, The Poppy Lady.  During World War I, Moina made it her mission to support the troops any way she could.  Among her biggest achievement was the use of a single, red, silk poppy flower to recognize the fallen soldiers at Flanders Field.  To this day, the red poppy flower has become a symbol of remembrance to all those who fought in our wars.

The story of Moina Michael continues in the beautifully illustrated biography, The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle and her tribute to Veterans, by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh.  This story captures the spirit of Ms. Michael and the impact of her red poppies.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April is National Poetry Month!

The Friends of the Syosset Library are sponsoring a poetry writing contest for grades 2-12.  Drop your poem off in the Children's Room by May 1, 2017!  Winning poems will be read and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library on June 5, 2017.

Happy writing!

Posted by Amy