Monday, September 21, 2020

What's Happening This Week At Your Virtual Children's Library

Tuesday, September 22nd

Virtual Storytime For Tots-  Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 2½ to 3½ years (born between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018) with an adult. 

Preschool Storytime- Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 3½ to 5 years (born between December 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017). 

Wednesday, September 23rd

Up in the Air-Explore the science of flight and dream BIG as you make your own gliders based on your observations of various AIR-MAZING experiments, and learn about milestones in the history of aviation. You'll need paper, tape, scissors, drinking straw, paper clip, coffee filter or store plastic bag, and string. Grades 1 to 5. 

Friday, September 25th

Virtual Jungle Bungle Friends Baby Jam-  tap and move to the beat of original songs on guitar about animals, the alphabet, counting, and more. Ages 6 months to 5 years with an adult

*For assistance registering, call the library at (516) 921-7161 x223

Monday, September 14, 2020

Fall Into Books!

The leaves are falling and the books are calling! Here some fall themed books that are so much fun to “leaf’ through during the season. Happy Reading!
To to check if these books are available, or to search for more fall themed books, search our catalog at: or ask one of us, your children's librarians!

Monday, August 17, 2020


Hi everybody,

It's been a while since we've blogged and what a crazy time it has been! We hope you're having a safe, fun and socially distanced summer.  We miss seeing your bright and shining smiles, and look forward to the day where we can take off our masks, throw them up in the air, and celebrate the end of this chapter - The COVID-19 Chapter.

Do you miss our storytimes, PlayHooray, our book club and your children's librarians? Come and hang out with us on Zoom! That's right, we have shifted our programming to virtual. That means, you still get to have fun with us, just  now, it will be from home! So grab a snack, and come visit us in one of our many programs we have going on!

Do you miss the library? How about browsing for a book? Well, guess what?  The library is open for browsing. If you need help with book recommendations or even just locating a book, we are here to help.

To find out more information on our programs and program registration, visit our website at or, you can call the Children's Department at (516) 921-7161 x223. 

Be safe everyone!


The Children's Room

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Spring into new movies!

Have you been enjoying the great outdoors? So far this March's weather has been more lamb than lion.

 However, while spring is most definitely in the air several family friendly movies are heading to the big screen in the next few months that might make you eager for a rainy day to spend at the theater.

Onward from Disney's Pixar studios imagines a world where unicorns rummage through trash like raccoons, and magic is a distant memory. When two brothers discover one last bit of sorcery left by their father they scramble to use its power to revive their father, they find themselves on a quest worthy of mighty sorcerers. 

The live action version of Disney's Mulan is finally hitting screens this March! Based on a legendary tale from China, Mulan is a female warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the army (her father is too old and frail, and her brother is too young to serve). 

Disney first adapted Mulan's tale in an animated film from 1998.  

Artemis Fowl is FINALLY getting a film adaptation! The titular twelve-year-old criminal genius plots to infiltrate the world of the fairies and exploit them for their gold. Only, these fairies are equipped with high tech magical weaponry, and Artemis' goals waiver when his family is involved. 

Based on the popular middle grade series by Eoin Colfer, fans are excited to see the standoff between Fowl and his fae hostage Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police play out on the big screen. 

What movies are you most excited for in 2020? Are they based on books? What books would you like to see come to theaters or television? 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Families celebrated "Take Your Child to the Library Day" at our Pokéthon on February 1.

 Kids made their own Cubees!

 And Pikachu corner bookmarks!

And Pikachu headbands!

They decorated their own Pokeballs!

Met Pikachu!

 Attended a drawing workshop with Night and Day Anime!

Guessed how many Caterpie were in the jar!
(There were 63!)

Answered Pokémon trivia!

And played games!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to help us celebrate!

Posted by Amy