Thursday, June 23, 2011

We are Excited!: Pottermore

We have been hearing about J.K. Rowling’s announcement for days, and it is finally here!
Watch the annoucnement and get all the details on Pottermore!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Books We Love: Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator

Huzzah! We are so excited for Mo Willem’s new picture book Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator that we had our own special storytime on Monday, June 20 in its honor ! Children ages 3-5 and their favorite stuffed friends joined us for a reading of Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator, silly songs, and made their own Old Thinking Cap.
Need mo’ Mo? Check out some of these titles:

Did you know Mo writes books for early readers? Check out the Elephant and Piggie books and the Cat the Cat books, for stories that will tickle your funny bone and help your youngster practice their reading skills!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Look What We Made: Wacky Warhols!

Children in grades 3-5 got wacky about pop artist Andy Warhol at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library on Thursday, June 9! After a reading of Uncle Andy’s Cats, written by James Warhola, the artist’s nephew, and using Warhol’s Cat paintings as inspiration, created colorful cat paintings that really pop!

Want to learn more about Andy Warhol, check out these books:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New LEGO Club pics are up!

The May pictures from Lego club are up! Don't forget to take a look at all your projects from May and past months. Registration for LEGO club in July starts June 18th!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reading with Rover

Last evening was another meeting of Read to Rover at the Nesconset Branch and both the kids and the dogs enjoyed a night out at the library! During the program children have an opportunity to read to a certified therapy dog for a 15 minute session. The dogs listen quietly and are a non-judgemental audience, perfect for a reluctant reader who will feel comfortable practicing their reading skills on them.

For more information about next month's session click the link: Read to Rover