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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Reading 2015 is in full swing here in the Children's Room.  The kids (and staff) are having a lot of fun with this years theme - Every Hero Has a Story.  Take a look...

Stop by and visit our photo booth and take your own superhero photos!

Posted by Amy

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! It's time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and celebrate with family and friends.

Here are some quick facts about July 4th:

  • July 4th is Independence Day or also known as America’s birthday in the United States.
  • We celebrate the 4th of July because it represents the day that America became separate from British rule.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on July 2nd 1776.
  • The colonists decided to write a document announcing they were no longer part of the British government and they were going to be a new nation called the United States of America.
  • This document is known as the Declaration of Independence.

  • posted by Miss Meghan

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Yay, for summer!

Summer arrives on Sunday, June 21st at 12:38pm.  It's time to laugh a little louder, run a little faster, jump a little higher AND read a little more.  

That's right, summer is a perfect time to pick up a book.  In between pool dates, park visits and camp a book is a great way to take a mental vacation.

The start of summer also kicks off our Summer Reading Program where reading can earn you weekly prizes and a chance to attend our exciting, invitation-only closing program.  

This year's theme is EVERY HERO HAS A STORY.  Choose a book about your favorite hero or let our librarians or our book lists help you find the perfect summer read.

We hope to see you on June 22nd when registration begins for our summer reading program.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie