Wednesday, September 20, 2017

When Sy-Con came to town

Happy September, Syosset!

This time of year marks the beginning of school, a return to colder weather, and multi-colored leaves -- the last of which are now part of our Children's Room window d├ęcor.

Last weekend however, we celebrated what I like to call "The Monday of the year" (because Mondays and Septembers mean back to school) with our very first pop-culture convention.

While Sy-Con was aimed at all ages, the Children's Room went all out with super hero crafts and candy sushi.

The Children's Cosplay Competition saw 24 competitors, ages 3-12.

Costumed characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison, Empire Lightsaber Guild, and The Museum of Interesting Things were on hand to keep the momentum going to the very end of the day.

For now Sy the Syosset Cyclops -- our one eyed mascot -- is on a well deserved vacation, but please keep you eye out (pun intended) for him in the future.

Candy Sushi
Super Hero Masks

Cosplay Contest

Lucky Charms Guessing Jar

Miss Amy and some costumed guests

Checking out our posters
Ninja Turtle

Museum of interesting things
Superhero Capes


Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Reading

It was a busy summer here in the Children's Room as we helped 'Build a Better World'!  From programming to emoji's to hands-on-Monday, we had something for everyone.

Take a look at some of the fun we had this summer:

Syosset kids read a total of 7,082 books this summer!!
Way to go!

We'll see you next summer for "Libraries Rock".

-Posted by Amy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

We are already in week 5 of our summer reading club and 540 Syosset children have joined the club and read 4,704 books!  We still have 2 more weeks to go -- keep reading!

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