Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Gray winter day got you down? Play like Pollock at the stellar website, http://www.jacksonpollock.org/, Create your own colorful, splatter painted masterpiece, digitally, leaving behind no mess!
|A digital Pollock inspired masterpiece!|
|Lavendar Mist, by Jackson Pollock, 1950|
Want to learn more about this radical artist? Check out the picture book biography, Action Jackson.Get a behind the scenes look in Pollock’s studio, and learn more about his time living on
Long Island! Aspiring artists and their families can visit Pollock's home, now a historical landmark, and tour the studio and home.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Grab your crayons and color! Check out this sweet coloring page by artist Tina Kugler!
Print this "love your library" coloring page from Kugler's Flickr page. Also, check out her rad blog for fun kid friendly illustrations and more coloring pages.
Looking to keep busy indoors during these cold winter months? Check out these arts and crafts and cooking books and get creative!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
For the month of December the Children's Room will have the Mitten Tree up by the Circulation Desk. Any patrons that would like to donate new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats are welcome to bring them in to put on our tree. We are accepting donations for both children and adults. At the end of the month we will be giving all our donations to a local church.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This novel is great for girls in grades 5-6 who are looking for a story about someone “just like themselves” and may be a great tool to break the ice about bullying, cliques and lunch time drama and politics, allowing for great discussion for a girl’s book club or a mother-daughter book discussion. Uniquely told in chapters outlined by the month’s events, it follows Winnie a whole year, beginning with her eleventh birthday, and ending with her twelfth.
Can’t get enough? Don’t worry, the story continues with Twelve. Cheer Winnie on as she falls, and gets back up again – as she follows her heart and does what she feels is right.
Check out Lauren Myracle’s children’s books:
Get more information on the author at her website: http://www.laurenmyracle.com/
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Get ready for award season hype!
Not the Oscars, not the Grammys – but the Newbery!
Check out some of the books we think are Newbery contenders:
Have a Newbery assignment coming up? View our Newbery Bibliography here, it highlights some of our favorites!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Q: What do Ice-T, Barbara Bush, Matt Lauer, Spike Lee, Ziggy Marley, Michelle Obama and R2-D2 all have in common?
A: They all have appeared on Sesame Street!
Sesame Street is one children’s show that never seems to go out of style. Have you checked out Grover spoofing an Old Spice commercial? It’s great for kids and parents alike.
Do you have an Elmo, Zoe or Abby fan at home?
Check out some of these books, movies and CDs.
Also, visit http://pbskids.org/sesame/ for print outs, games and much more.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole have left
Long Island with a ton of rain, bummer! The best thing to do on a rainy day is to curl up with a good book. Our new favorite is It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Erin reading Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library. If you and your children are fans of spunky Ramona and her sister Beezus, check out some of these titles:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Of course Origami Yoda is real, however are his magic powers? Can he predict the future? Is his advice really helpful or jibberish from a galaxy far, far away? You can form your own opinion when you read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (2010, Amulet Books). Follow Tommy and his sixth grade classmates as they write in journal entries about their experiences with the Origami Yoda. Recommended for students in grades 3-6, and is sure to please fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Frindle. With your Smithtown Library Card, reserve your copy online here.
Friday, September 17, 2010
With a library card, you can:
-Check out books, DVDs, music, magazines and audio books
-Use free online homework help and online resources, perfect for school assignments
-Download audio books and e-books to your home computer or protable device
-Find something to do! To register for programs and activities, a library card is required