Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Cynthia Rylant!

June 6, 1954-

Cynthia Rylant is an American author and librarian. She has written more than 100 children's books. She has won the prestigious Caldecott and Newberry Medal for outstanding works of children's literature. 

Posted by Miss Meghan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day and the Poppy Lady

Memorial Day will be here soon and hopefully we will take a moment to quietly remember the men and women who fought and died to protect our freedoms. 

One woman who felt strongly about the soldiers lost to war was Moina Belle Michael, also known as, The Poppy Lady.  During World War I, Moina made it her mission to support the troops any way she could.  Among her biggest achievement was the use of a single, red, silk poppy flower to recognize the fallen soldiers at Flanders Field.  To this day, the red poppy flower has become a symbol of remembrance to all those who fought in our wars.

The story of Moina Michael continues in the beautifully illustrated biography, The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle and her tribute to Veterans, by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh.  This story captures the spirit of Ms. Michael and the impact of her red poppies.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April is National Poetry Month!

The Friends of the Syosset Library are sponsoring a poetry writing contest for grades 2-12.  Drop your poem off in the Children's Room by May 1, 2017!  Winning poems will be read and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library on June 5, 2017.

Happy writing!

Posted by Amy

It's National Library Week!

Stop by the Children's Room this week to make this adorable craft* based on the book, "Put Me in the Zoo" by Robert Lopshire!
(*while supplies last)

Posted by Amy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Last week, we lost a beautiful contributor to children's literature. Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away at age 51, leaving behind a legacy of over 30 children's books.

Impressively, all of these books had been published between 2005-2017. So this means within a span of 11 years and three months, Rosenthal published more books than most authors do in a lifetime.

She will be missed.

-Posted by Jessikah