Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! 

Thanksgiving is next week, Thursday, November 24, 2022. Who's ready to eat all that turkey and stuffing? I know I am! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family and to refelct on moments of gratitude. But, it is also a time to look back at the history of the holiday too.

Here are some facts about Thanksgiving that you can drop at the dinner table:


  •  In 1621, the Pilgrims and Pokanokets came together for a harvest celebration.  Governor William Bradford organized a three day celebration and invited their new indingious allies including the Wampanoag Chief, Massasoit.
  • The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving.
  • The Pilgrims set sail for 66 days across the Atlantic Ocean and the ship they sailed on was called the Mayflower.
  • In 1789, George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclimation by the US National Government.
  • Congress passed an official Proclimation in 1941 and declared that Thanksgiving would be oberseved as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, every year. 

How can you celebrate Thanksgiving?

  • Watch the parade on T.V
  • Take out books from the Library. Here are some of our favorites:





  • Talk about Thanksiving Day.


We hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!










Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Pick up your bulbs!

 Our bulbs have arrived. Be sure to stop by the third floor Reference Desk to get your complimentary bulbs today. Plant them, then watch them bloom every year! Track your progress using the #SPLGrows.





**1 bag per family while supplies last
For Syosset School District residents only.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

ELECTION DAY

 Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  What an exciting time to exercise your right to vote and choose your leaders. Please be sure to vote and/or get your grownup to vote!

Want to learn more about Election Day? Check out some books from the library!






Check out some of these resources to learn EVEN MORE about Election Day.
(resources: PBS.org)


https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/935007d5-547d-439b-b1cb-702426e72550/why-midterm-elections-are-important-things-explained/


https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/14317ab5-0915-4230-9d20-13ef02796aeb/in-the-neighborhood-voting-booth/

Voting is a privilage, right and oppertunity. So, get out there and vote.. or have your grownup vote! 



Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Yesterday's Halloween Festivities

We had a blast at our Halloween parade! 





Kids had fun marching in our parade, dressed up in their favorite costumes.

We hope you've had a happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Diwali

 Hello everyone,

    Diwali is Monday, October 24. It is known as the "Festival of Lights" and is a Hindu holiday widely celebrated in India, South Asia and across the Hindu Diaspora.

    During Diwali, many festivals happen that include the illumination of lights, candles, firecrackers and diyas to symbolize the victory of good over evil, inner light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is a time to gather with loved ones, celebrating life, and reinforcing making good desicions. 

To celebrate, we've picked out some of our favorite books about Diwali. Enjoy! 







Happy Diwali!