Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Turkey Time

We had a blast stuffing plushie turkeys on Tuesday, November 23 at the Nesconset Branch, in our tween program "Stuff That Turkey!". Sixteen third through fifth graders made eclectic and colorful turkey centerpieces for their Thanksgiving table. We went green this holiday creating projects from recycled materials and everyone's favorite winter accessory - gloves!

Looking for something to do before you dig into your Thanksgiving dinner?

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Remember, the best thing to do after a big meal is gobble up a good book! Curl up and share a story with someone you are Thankful for. Having trouble choosing a story? Check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving tales:

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree at the Nesconset Library is back!
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

Good Reads: Eleven

Follow Winnie during her eleventh year in Eleven by Lauren Myracle. She’s a Bonnebell Dr. Pepper Lipsmaker lipgloss fan who just turned eleven years old. She’s your average tween-ster on the brink of full on teen-dom, dealing with a grumpy older sister, an adventurous little brother, the awkward transition between peer groups and exploring the curiosities and anxieties that accompany the onset of puberty.

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:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Read to Rover

Last night our Read to Rover program started at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library. Three friendly therapy dogs were paired up with different children to enjoy some quiet reading together. The perfect end to a busy day! Reading to a non-judgemental audience, reluctant readers can improve their literacy skills.
You can book individual time with certified and trained therapy dogs from Therapy Dog International too! Register for 11/8. Sessions are 15 minutes long. Watch our newsletter for December dates!