Thursday, November 15, 2018

Snow is falling and books are calling...

Today we had our first snowfall of the season. Stay warm and visit the Syosset Library to read books about snow.

Posted by Miss Meghan

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Syosset Library and the GREAT GIVEBACK

On October 13th Syosset Library along with over 75 libraries island-wide participated in the GREAT GIVEBACK.

Each library invited their patrons to take some time out of their day and "give back" to their community.  Some libraries ran food drives, others wrote letters to overseas troops and one library helped a mid-west town devastated by a recent tornado.

Here at Syosset, we asked our patrons to create craft kits and write a letter to a child who is receiving medical care.  Each assembled kit and letter was delivered to local hospitals and handed out to the children.

Thank you to our patrons for GIVING BACK and spreading some happiness to a child in need.
Submitted by: Miss Rosemarie

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Frankenstein 200 years later!

October is usually our favorite month for monsters, but this year September will hold some opportunity for a few good screams and shivers.

September 2018 marks 200 years since Mary Shelley's classic story Frankenstein was published.

While most children would see this guy and immediately say that his name is "Frankenstein"

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They would be incorrect. The image above is actually Frankenstein's monster! Dr. Victor Frakenstein is the namesake of Shelley's story, and the image of the green monster with a flat head and bolted neck first became associated with the monster was made popular by a 1933 film adaptation of the book. 

That doesn't mean we can't have some fun with the big guy when it comes to children's books!
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A particularly silly storybook for instance uses the refrain of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline books replacing the heroine with the rhyming "Frankenstein". 

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However, if a young child is interested in Mary Shelley herself, I recommend 
Mary who wrote Frankenstein, a new biography for young readers by author Linda Bailey and gorgeous illustrations by Julia Sarda. 

Friday, August 24, 2018


We had a rocking good time in the Children's Room this summer!  

Hands-on Monday fun!

Selfie Station photos!

Mambo King drumming!

Music for Aardvarks

Preschool Storytime

National Circus Project Summer Reading finale

Plus, Syosset kids read over 6,800 books this summer!

We're looking forward to an awesome school year with Syosset kids!

Posted by Amy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Family Cupcake Wars

Family Cupcake Wars was my favorite program to date this summer.  It was such a pleasure watching Moms and Dads and siblings work together on their luscious treats; they collectively chose a theme and everyone worked on their entries using frosting, candies, pretzels, cotton candy, sprinkles, food coloring, etc.   Afterwards, as the judges were making their rounds, they were given the opportunity to display their entries.  Parents and children were both very proud and eager to talk about their cupcakes and to discuss how they followed their selected themes.  Winners were chosen based on creativity, teamwork, and cleanliness.
Many thanks to Michelle Vamos for running this program.  She was unfailingly kind and patient and thoroughly enjoyed the families' creative efforts!  We all had fun and look forward to  having this program again.


Posted by Miss Sue Ann