Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Galaxy Slime

Children had so much fun making slime at the library -- such bright, beautiful colors with sparkly glitter!  Galaxy Slime was so popular that we were able to open a second session to accommodate those on the waiting list.

Check out this cool New York Times article about the joys of slime:

Posted by Miss Sue Ann

Tuesday, June 18, 2019



Let’s go to the library to borrow my favorite books
Sign up for summer reading and get a Nook!

Let’s go, open the door of magic, science, and hope
See the wonders of the night sky through their new telescope!

Let's go, I’m excited to learn to code my drone
Grab a hot spot that I will need for my cell phone!

Let’s go, it’s steaming hot and I need to chill
When I’m hungry, the new library cafĂ© will have yummies to fulfill! 

Let’s go, read and let our imaginations take us far
At the library, with my very own library card!
Poem by Ms. Noureen Jafar

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May the 4th

The force was strong with Syosset Library kids on Star Wars Day...

BB-8's all ready!

 So many BB-8's....

Until next time....May the Force be with you!

posted by Miss Meghan

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Highlighting: Picture Books Plus

When searching for a book title you may suddenly notice a call number that looks like this:  [PICTURE BOOKS PLUS].

What does that even mean you may wonder?

These are beautifully illustrated books meant for children 9 years old and up.  The stories use more complex vocabulary and themes and they include genres like realistic, historical, fantasy and humor. 

Because these books have multi-layered storylines, they encourage critical thinking making them a good choice for a classroom read-aloud and group discussion.

In addition, these books are a wonderful choice to continue reading with your child one-on-one.  The story's complexity and detailed illustrations will give you both plenty to talk about.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Make & Learn Kits

Have you heard about our Make & Learn Kits?  Inspired by STEAM, Coding and the Maker Movement, each Kit includes a hands-on experience to encourage curiosity, learning, invention, and experimentation for your child!  We currently have 16 different Kits to offer:

Squigz – Squigz are a species all their own. They flex. They stick. They suck people into creativity. Ages 3+

Automobile Engineer – Using a big and vibrant collection of bulky building parts, kids get to create ten amazing vehicles that each teach another basic concept of engineering. Ages 3+

Code-a-Pillar – Inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations. Ages 3-6

MOBIUS Magnetic Blocks – Unique tiles attract on all sides, allowing for endless creative, freeform 3-D configurations. Ages 3-8

Code & Go Robot Mouse – The race is on to build hands-on coding skills. Build your maze, and the use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Ages 4+

Gears! Gears! Gears Robot Factory – Mix, match and create your own land of colorful robots! Robots are interchangeable and can be connected onto gears or stacked tougher for creative building fun. Ages 4+

Mental Blox – Lets children stack, pattern and match the multicolor shapes to help them practice following verbal instructions, asking questions and building critical-thinking skills. Ages 5+

Rocktopus – Helps kids explore a variety of musical styles while learning about different instruments, rhythmic patterns, and more. Ages 3-6

Snap Circuits Jr. – This innovative kit contains over 30 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. Ages 8+

STEM Force & Motion Activity Set – Explore the science of “how things go” as you conduct investigations, solve problems, and explore early engineering. Ages 5+

STEM Playground Engineering & Design Activity Set – Plan, design, and then build a seesaw, a swing set, a slide and so much more! Use the activity cards to direct the play, or simply allow kids to explore open-ended building possibilities. Ages 5+

STEM Simple Machines Activity Set – Discover engineering wonders through scientific exploration with engaging tools and hands-on activities. Ages 5

Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Big Box – A unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run. You can create thrilling maze sculptures in the form of animals, geometric shapes or any other design! Ages 5+

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot – Ozobot bit is the educational coding robot; start learning to code with colors with the award-winning STEAM toy. Ages 6+

Snap Circuits Light – This innovative kit contains over 55 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. Ages 8-15

Snap Circuits Sound – Learn all about sound and how it is made and heard. Build more than 185 projects to help demonstrate the principles of sound. Ages 8-15

Kits are located right by the Children's Reference Desk and can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.  If you have any questions, please ask a Children's Librarian and they will be happy to assist you.

These kits were funded by generous donations to the Friends of the Syosset Public Library.

Posted by Amy