Library Fun: Create Your Own Story or Test Your Skills

 Here are some great library activities for you to try:


   My Storymaker

 From the folks at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, My Storymaker allows you to write and illustrate your own story from a selection of characters, goals and settings.  Watch the Story Helper’s easy instructions on how to write, save or print your completed story.
                             storymaker instructions





Shelver game

The Shelver Game

Mrs. Lodge is a librarian who created a pretty cool game called Shelver.  The game has 3 different levels of difficulty, and you can choose to arrange fiction or non-fiction titles. Below is a screen-shot of the Level One Fiction game.






order in the library


Order in the Library Game

This game is really 3-games in one: you can choose to sort books, add a book to a shelf (in the correct order), or totally reshelve a bunch of books that are out of order.



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.