Be a Book Designer in Our Annual Book Cover Contest


Here’s your chance to create an original work of art based on a book you have read.
Imagine that you have been chosen to design a book cover and could use any art medium at all (paint, crayons, markers, collage materials, etc).

All students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade may participate and can pick up a piece of poster board in the library. Instructions are here: Book cover contest flyer 2015

All entries must be returned no later than Monday morning, October 19th in order to be viewed by our panel of judges. Winners will receive gift certificates to spend at the East Woods Fall Book Fair, coming to our Library beginning on Parent-Teacher Conference Day.

Have fun being creative!

September is Library Card Sign Up Month


Your local library (usually, right in your neighborhood) can offer families access to so much information and cultural opportunities. In addition to books and multimedia materials that can be borrowed, local public libraries offer free programs and access to many tools, both high and low tech. All you need is a library card.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month.  Most local libraries just require proof of ID and proof of residence, so find your local library and sign up today!

List of Nassau County Public Libraries

List of Suffolk County Public Libraries

Amazon’s Summer Reading Photo Contest-Enter by 8/3/2015



We hope that everyone is finding something enjoyable to read this summer. Reading is its own reward, and now there’s a fun contest that celebrates summer reading.

Enter Amazon’s Kindle summer reading contest for a chance to win a Kindle prize pack for the whole family. By August 3rd, share a photo of your child reading here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+, and a parent or legal guardian of a child under 18 years of age. Limit one entry per person and e-mail address per day.

It’s That Time of the Year Again–Bring ‘Em Back!

As we head into the last weeks of school (how’d that happen?), we ask that you please return all library materials that have been borrowed so that they can be re-shelved before we leave for the summer. So please, take the time to search for all those books. Here’s a handy checklist of Places to Look for Lost Library Books and a cute video parody–bring them back!

Thanks to Bonnie Branch Middle School for sharing the above video.

Just in Time for National Library Week

National Library Week is being celebrated April 12-18th. The theme this year, Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library echoes the idea that libraries are more than just books. At today’s libraries (which include school, public, academic and special libraries), patrons can find informations sources, as well as tools and technologies that help them explore a wide range of interests and activities.

Common Craft, the people who make great short videos to educate others on many technology-related subjects, has just released a video called Libraries in the Internet Age. It does a great job of explaining what today’s libraries are all about:

Celebrate National Library Week!

Stuck Inside During the Blizzard? Try Some Science & Technology Fun

If the latest snowstorm has left you feeling cooped up inside, why not try some hands-on science fun? The folks at Howcast have assembled more than 50 short videos on creating cool things like a balloon-powered car, 3-D glasses or a mini hovercraft. Make sure to have your parents’ permission before attempting to make anything on your own.

mini_hover_craft_hd_2_xxxlargeHave fun learning & leave some comments about what you created!