Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

 Today is Read Across America Day. It is celebrated to inspire the next generation of readers and to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! 

 For books, visit our catalog at https://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/ or call us at 516-921-7161 ext. 211.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Show Some Library Love!

You know first-hand how important libraries are. Now we need your help: Tell Governor Cuomo and our state legislators just what local library service means to you.

Take a moment to share why you love your library - your story may be selected to highlight how Nassau's public libraries help our residents thrive!

Link below:


Thank you!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Spotlight On: Caldecott Winners

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of the nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the American Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

We are taking a look back at past recipients of this distinguished award. You can check these books out via our catalog at https://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/ or ask a children's librarian by calling 516-921-7161 ext. 211.

A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka (2012 Winner)

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (2013 winner)

Locomotive by Brian Floca (2014 winner)

The Adventures of Beekle,: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (2015 winner)

Finding Winnie: True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick (2016 winner)

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michael Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (2017 winner)

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell (2018 winner)

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall (2019 winner)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (2020 winner)

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (2021 Winner)

 visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal  for the complete list of Caldecott award winners. 

Happy reading! 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

February is Black History Month!

Honoring Black History Month may feel a whole lot different this year amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. But, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate:

 Check out books from the library. 
Check out books about the accomplishments of African Americans including authors, civil rights leaders, political leaders, poets, musicians, athletes, etc.  Here are some of our favorites:

 Check out online events that celebrate Black History Month. 
Did you know that throughout the month of February, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is launching virtual events? Check them out now! Registration is required. https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Be Kind to everyone.