Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Let’s give a big cheer for a new school year!

 Summer is winding down and school starts up again next week!  Stop by the library to pick up some great back to school books to help ease the transition and get kids excited about school!







Have a great first day back kids (and teachers and parents)!!

Posted by Amy

Friday, August 14, 2015

Celebrating the Works of Children's Author Ann McGovern (May 25, 1930- August 8, 2015)

Ann Mcgovern, popular children's book author died last week. According to a New York times article, Ann Mcgovern is the author of more than fifty books for children. She is best remembered for her adaption of "Stone Soup," a retelling of a traditional folktale.

According to a New York times article, Mcgovern "has sold over thirty million copies". Many of her books incorporated the artwork of talented illustrators including Ezra Jack Keats and Tomie dePaola.

Here are some books to check out written by Ann Mcgovern:

Peter complains his house is too noisy so the wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests.

When the little old lady claims she has no food to give him, a hungry young man proceeds to make a soup with a stone and water.

A biography of the ichthyologist whose interest in fish began at the age of nine during weekly trips to the Aquarium in New York City.

posted by Miss Meghan

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Superhero Reading

Although our Summer Reading program comes to a close this Saturday, August 8th there is still plenty of time to do some reading.  Here are some titles in keeping with this summer's Superhero theme:

http://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=the+big+book+of+superheroes&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=thero                                                                                          http://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=the+big+book+of+superheroes&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=thero

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Monday, July 27, 2015

We are in our sixth week of summer reading and so far Syosset kids have read 3024 books.  

Our last day is August 8th, if you haven't signed up yet you still have time to come in and receive prizes.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

What in the Wizarding World is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

Alright, Potter fans!  I make no secret that I am absolutely WILD about Harry (Potter, that is)!

So, naturally, I have been pretty excited by recent news from Harry's literary "mother", J.K. Rowling.

You see, after the completion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ms. Rowling implied that she was finished writing about Harry and his world. Then, a year or so back, we were told that a new trilogy of films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be making their way to our big screens soon!  And THEN Ms. Rowling began writing short stories about non-central characters in the Potterverse, for instance, Draco Malfoy (is he really such a bad guy?), or the Durselys (was this one really necessary?). But the biggest news by far is that a stage play penned by Ms. Rowling herself would be making its way to London's West End (which is the city's equivalent to our Broadway's theater district).  The play will be called, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

But what is The Cursed Child, exactly?  Some news has leaked that part of the story would deal with Harry's parents, including James Potter and his Marauder friends. So, naturally, fans had assumed the story would be a prequel.  Only, Rowling herself has tweeted otherwise.

Fans have also wondered why The Cursed Child will not be released in novel form. 

Ms. Rowling has answered this is as well, yet she remains coy on the matter.

With all of this teasing, the fact remains that as American fans of the Harry Potter (now) franchise, we would all require a trip to London in order to experience this play for ourselves!  So, would anyone be up for joining me in chartering a plane to the UK for the summer of 2016?

-Posted by Miss Jessikah