Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mitten Tree

Thank you to all who donated to our Mitten Tree at Nesconset! We had such a great response! There will be many warm and cozy hands this cold winter! Look for our Mitten Tree to return next December.
Curl up with a good book and check out these
stories about mittens to keep you warm!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Paint like Pollock!

A digital Pollock inspired masterpiece!
Gray winter day got you down? Play like Pollock at the stellar website,, Create your own colorful, splatter painted masterpiece, digitally, leaving behind no mess!

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.

Happy painting!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

There's SNOW Better Time to Read

Beat the winter blues in storytime!

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping - winter is the best time to warm up with a good book!

Check out some of our favorite picture books set in the winter season, filled with tales about hibernation, seasonal changes and plenty of imagination. Reading some of these titles is a perfect way to pass the time, as we wait for warm weather and beach reads!

Crafting the winter away...
The Snowy Day

Don’t forget to stop by the Children’s Department, holiday books are on display and may be borrowed for seven days.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Design a Book Mark Reception

Children's Librarians with some of our talented winners!

Friday, December 10 was a day to celebrate! The Nesconset Branch hosted the 19th  Design a Book Mark Reception. Twelve artistic Smithtown children were honored for their bookmark creations. Beginning in January 2011, each bookmark will be available in the Children’s Departments for a two month span, featured in the library’s newsletter and posted here, on the Book Bites Blog!

Congratulations to all of our winners!