Friday, March 25, 2011

Discovery Girls

Lauren, a Nesconset student was featured in the April/May 2011 issue of Discovery Girls as a Discovery Girl of New York! In every issue of Discovery Girls, 12 readers are chosen to help put togetherthe latest edition of the magazine. These chosen readers model clothing and hairstyles, contribute to the magazine and come up with new ideas for the magazine. Learn more about this awesome magazine at

Stop by the children’s reference desk at the Nesconset Branch to check out the latest issue.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What’s on the Librarian’s Desk!? NEW BOOKS

Check out some of our new fiction titles – just added to the library’s collection

When a mysteries letter comes inviting Emma to the Freke Family Reunion, to be held at a campground in the wilds of Wisconsin, Emma things she may just find out why she is the way she is. But once she meets the other Frekes, things aren’t at all what she expected.

12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good.

Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

Philippa and her fairy godsister, Daisy, are asked by the High Counsel to go on a fantastic journey together to find a missing fairy and preserve the portals that connect the fairy and human realms.

A mysterious postcard leads Lisa and Nilly from Oslo to Paris in search of Doctor Proctor but, once there, all they find of their missing friend is a time-traveling bathtub powered by a special soap and several sinister individuals determined to do all they can to locate the eccentric inventor.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Good Reads: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

The perfect book for the budding fashionista, Project Runway fan and tween diva.

Emma Rose doesn’t want to strut down the runway, she would rather be behind the scenes creating fabulous outfits. When Emma’s designed are discovered by a famous magazine, she panics and creates a secret identity, Allegra Biscotti. Check out The Allegra Biscotti Collection and discover how Emma juggles a new crush, friends and her secret identity.

Can' get enough style? Don't worry, The Allegra Biscotti Collection continues – the second book, Who, What, Wear will be on library shelves June 1.

Can’t wait for June 1? Discover Lynn Vincent’s off beat style in Lynn Visible.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Skylar decorating a pretzel

Get your green on and get ready to celebrate  
St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17!

 At the Nesconset Branch, the festivities began early. On March 10, children in grades 3-5 made treats fit for leprechauns in the program Fabulous Fortunes, dunking green fortune cookies, pretzels and marshmallows in rainbow colored candies and clover sprinkles. It was a delicious and fun afternoon!

Matt participated in Fabulous Fortunes and decorated and sampled snacks and the library, but made extra to bring home and share. His favorite combonation was dunking a marshmallow in chocolate, and decorating his creation with rainbow nerds and Fruity Pebbles!

Anushka making something yummy!

Pick up some Irish folktales, try some of our favorites!