Annual Summer Reading Club: Tails and Tales, Summer 2021!
Register online or over the phone beginning Friday, June 25, 2021.
Pick up a Bingo board at the Children’s Desk, or print one from our website (available soon)!
Purchase discounted admission tickets at the library’s Circulation Desk for The Long Island Aquarium ($20.00), and The Bronx Zoo ($27.95) Available while supplies last! Payment must be made by check. Please call 631-929-4488 for more information.
iPads To Take Home
Call or visit the library to borrow a Children’s iPad loaded with age-appropriate and educational games! iPads come pre-loaded, without internet access and can be borrowed for 14 days. Call the Children’s Department for more information or to put an iPad on hold at 631-929-4488.
Please click below to see a listing of useful homeschooling themed links.
Download the READsquared App on your phone or tablet and search for North Shore Public Library! Use the app to track your reading!
COVID-19 and Children
Below is a link from the New York City School Library System which has a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19. After clicking the below link you can access the books by clicking on their cover.
Here are a few other useful links for parents and children regarding COVID-19:
- How to talk to children about COVID-19 from the Cornell Cooperative Extension
- A support guide for parents raising babies and toddlers through the coronavirus crisis
- Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI)
The COVID-19 Time Capsule
The COVID-19 Time Capsule is created by Long Creations – and gives your child an opportunity to document what we’re going through. They can write about how they are feeling, what’s happening at home and in their communities. It’s something to save and look back on at the role they played in this historic moment.
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2020 AWARDS
Newbery Medal: New Kid by Jerry Craft
Caldecott Medal: The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander
New York State Adoption Services
Children of all ages are waiting to be adopted. New York State Adoption Service (NYSAS) welcomes responsible, caring adults who are ready to share their time, their hearts, and their lives with our waiting children. When you adopt a waiting child, you will be giving that child a permanent family and another chance in life. All children deserve a loving, committed, safe, and permanent family. Website
The library has two Ellison Paper Cutting Machines along with a full collection of dies. Use this tool to cut out letters, numbers and shapes to decorate your classroom, to make simple craft projects and for scrap-booking. Please supply your own materials. Click here for a list of all available dies.