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April is National Poetry Month

When my children were younger, I had the naïve expectation that they would be willing accomplices in my plan to create a “poetry at sunset” moment, a time taken out of the day to celebrate this art form, memorizing or reading something that had meaning for them or was just plain fun to read out […]

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¡Feliz Primavera!

Si estás cansado de la nieve del mes pasado, aquí hay algunas ideas para disfrutar de la primavera… El festival de pesca de agua dulce de primavera para la familia en el Belmont Lake State Park el 7 de abril de 2018 El espectáculo floral de Macy’s en la ciudad de Nueva York desde ahora […]

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Email Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts to Follow Before You Hit Send

In this constantly changing, fast-paced tech world, we can sometimes forget how important proper email etiquette is. Technology has engaged teens especially, with positive fast-paced interactions. Unfortunately, many negative effects can result from not using proper email etiquette. What is appropriate with friends in emails and on social networking sites may not be appropriate when […]

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¡Felices Pascuas!

Mientras esperamos la llegada de la Pascua, aquí hay algunas actividades que puedes disfrutar… La exhibición de dinosaurios con su familia en el Long Island Children’s Museum en Garden City desde ahora hasta el 13 de mayo de 2018 (gratis con pase para museo de la biblioteca de Islip) La exposición de orquídeas en el […]

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March 2018

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Check out The National Women’s History Project website at http://www.nwhp.org for more information!“Throughout this year, the NWHP honors fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting […]

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Sit Down and Read Today at the Islip Public Library

“Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and […]

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Step into the World of Virtual Reality at the Islip Public Library

Thanks to the Suffolk Cooperative Lending Library program, the Islip Public Library will have access to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality system from February 9 – February 12. Schedule a 30-minute appointment and transport yourself into another world — the world of Virtual Reality!Swim underwater, travel to a foreign country, jump off a skyscraper — […]

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Talk, Sing, Read, Play and Write – The Five Practices of Literacy

The five practices of literacy are talking, singing, reading, playing, and writing. These practices are fundamental to children’s growth as future readers. Believe it or not, caregivers are the best people to help their children learn these practices just by doing everyday things with them. Here are some tips to get you started at home.Talking:Talk […]

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