Friday, August 19, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read

Another Summer Reading Club has come to a close.  So many programs were held and attended and so many books were read!  Way to go Syosset kids!

 We'll see you next year for Build a Better World.

Posted by Amy

Friday, July 22, 2016

Toads and Summer

Recently, I came across a delightful new book  -- The Toad by Elise Gravel.  I exclaimed to my coworker – “I love toads!  Toads are my childhood!”  This was met with much merriment.  But, it is true.  Tadpoles and toads were a big part of my life when I was growing up in Massapequa Park.  We lived near a storm basin, filled with water, and we would look for and easily find tadpoles and baby toads and grown-up toads.  At night, we would hear them sing.  It is one of my favorite sounds.  These days, I rarely see toads anymore.  Sadly, they are disappearing due to pollution and loss of habitat.  But when I am lucky enough to come across one or if I hear them sing, it always makes me happy.  It evokes wonderful memories of summers past.

Toad booklist (this is a very short list --- these are not all the books the library has on toads; for more titles, please ask one of the librarians.  Preferably one that has an appreciation for toads.  Probably not Miss Amy):
The book that inspired me -- The Toad by Elise Gravel (it is part of a series called Disgusting Critters but toads are NOT disgusting. At all).  It is filled with interesting information about these creatures and is very entertaining:

This beautiful book, Gem by Hollie Hobbie, is aptly titled:

Posted by Miss Sue Ann, certified toad lover.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pokémon in the Children's Room

 Pokémon have come to the Syosset Library and they have made the children's room their new home. 

A weedle was spotted at the children's room desk.

Miss Amy posed with a wild Spearow.

Come to the Children's Room and Sign up for Summer Reading. You may even spot some wild Pokémon.

posted by Miss Meghan

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

Today is the first day of summer which means that it is time for summer reading, ice cream, relaxing on the beach, and summer camp. How many books do you think you can read this summer? 

Don't forget to sign up for summer reading! There is a summer reading program available for Newborn-3 1/2 years old, 3 1/2 to K, as well as a program for children in grades 1-5. 

Here are some book suggestions to get you started reading.

Summer days and nights by Wong Herbert Yee.
Ages 3-6

A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.

Commotion in the ocean / Giles Andreae ; illustrated by David Wojtowycz.
Preschool-Grade 2

A collection of poems about the many creatures living beneath the sea, including the crab, dolphin, and angel fish.

Cam Jansen and the mystery of the Babe Ruth baseball / David A. Adler ; illustrated by

Susanna Natti.

Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.

Stuart Little By E.B. White
Grade 3+

The adventures of the debonair mouse, Stuart Little, as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.

Strider by Beverely Cleary
Grade 4+

In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer 

by Rick Riordan
Grade 5+

Living on the streets of Boston after the death of his mother, Magnus is told by a mysterious stranger that he is the son of a Norse god and must track down a lost ancient sword to stop a war being waged by mythical monsters, in the first book of a new series by the internationally best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus series. 

posted by Miss Meghan

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Summer is right around the corner and that means it is almost time for summer reading 2016. Don't forget to sign up for summer reading starting on Monday, June 20th. Come to the children's room and ask a children's librarian to register to receive a summer reading packet.

More details are to follow.....

Begins: Monday, June 20
Ends: Friday, August 12, 2016
(Syosset School District Residents Only)

posted by Miss Meghan