Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day



Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970?   That means we are marking its 45th anniversary today!

Visit National Geographic to discover some easy going green tips for you and your kids.

PBS.org has some fun crafts for kids.

The library is offering Earth Rescue Scientist today at 4 PM.  Kids are going to try clean up an oil spill, design a water filter and learn how others help our earth with fun science experiments.  They will also design and take home their own I Love Earth canvas bag!

Stop by the Children's Room for a free earth eraser, too!

Posted by Amy



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Friends of the Library Essay Contest


The deadline is fast approaching for the Friends of the Library’s Essay Contest! The contest is open to children in Grades 2-5 and the theme is My Most Unforgettable Hero/Heroine and Why (in 100 words or less). The winning essays will be read and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library on June 1st at 7 PM.  The deadline is May 3rd, so get out your
pen or pencil (or computer!) and write about your favorite hero/heroine; we would love to read all about them.

                                      

Posted by Sue Ann

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools' Day


April has arrived! It’s time to tell jokes and play tricks on your friends and family. Here are some books to tickle your funny bone. 

Picture Books


Joke Books
         
                               

Posted by Miss Meghan 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Springtime on Long Island???

March 20 at 6:45p.m. marked the arrival of Spring on Long Island.  There were no daffodils or crocus to indicate the arrival of this warm-weather season.  Instead, once again, Long Islanders pulled on their hats and gloves and began shoveling for the umpteenth time.  Yes, it was snowing! 

Will Spring ever come to our fair Island??




Maybe if we read some books it will help usher in the warm breezes and colorful flowers...

       

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day




                             St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts:


1. Nine of the people who signed our Declaration Of Independence were of Irish origin, and nineteen  Presidents of the United States proudly claim Irish heritage - including our first President, George Washington

2.  Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

3. The city with the largest population of Americans of Irish descent is Boston.

4. It is considered lucky to find a four leaf clover on St. Patrick's Day.

 5. At one time, there were more Irish living in NYC, than Dublin, Ireland.
 
  6. Did you know that a Leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore.

 7. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland.

 8.  Over 94 million people are expected to wear green on St. Patrick's Day.

 9. Corn beef and and Cabbage is an Irish American dish.

10.  Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal brand among many, young and old, was created in 1963, with its popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun.

  11. St. Patrick’s Day has become a holiday all around the world and for one day out of the year anyone can be Irish and join in the celebration.


posted by Josephine