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The Importance of Reading Aloud to Older Children

Reading Aloud to Older Children

Contrary to popular belief, reading aloud to your children should not end after they learn to read. According to Boston-based journalist and author Jim Trelease, reading aloud to older children—even up to age 14—has both academic and emotional benefits. While many parents and caregivers believe older children should be left on their own once they learn […]

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Alternativas a la Playa

Alternativas a la Playa

Hay mucho que hacer en Nueva York este agosto como… Saborear comida en algunos de los mejores restaurantes de Nueva York con menús a precio fijo durante la Semana de los Restaurantes del 23 de julio al 17 de agosto de 2018. Celebrar la cultura italiana con la iglesia de Saint Rocco en Glen Cove […]

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¡Bienvenido Julio!

¡Bienvenido Julio!

Ideas para disfrutar del verano… Baile en el Festival de Música del Great South Bay en Patchogue del 12 al 15 de julio de 2018 Vea un espectáculo de Broadway en Bryant Park del 12 de julio al 16 de agosto de 2018 (gratis) Saboree comida deliciosa en el Famoso Festival de Comida en Deer […]

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Sensory Story Time – Libraries Are for Everyone

Sensory Story Time

Join our Sensory Story Time – Wednesday, July 11 (4:00-4:45 pm) Registration begins Monday, July 2, 5:30 pm at the Islip Public Library. For Islip Library cardholders. Children ages 36 months – preschool age/with caregiver. Story times are an integral part of library services for children across the globe. They are designed to help promote literacy, […]

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Groupthink

Groupthink

Definition of Groupthink: a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groupthink “Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis (1972), occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment” (p. 9). Groups affected […]

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Summertime is Reading Time

Summer Reading

Summer is right around the corner and that means beaches, barbecues, hiking, kayaking, sailing, and of course summer reading! Did you know that we have a summer reading club for adults?! Registration for the Islip Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club began on Friday, June 16th! It’s really easy to participate: Come into the Library to […]

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Summer Solstice – It’s Almost Here!

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice arrives this year at 6:07 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday June 21st! It’s the beginning of summer….finally. After a long, cold, snowy, rainy winter and spring, I know we are all hoping for a nice stretch of beautiful weather. Each year, the date and time of the Summer Solstice varies between […]

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¡Feliz Verano!

¡Feliz Verano!

Aquí hay algunos eventos para disfrutar mientras esperamos que llegue el verano… La feria de la vida silvestre y las manualidades en el centro de la naturaleza de Sweetbriar el 9 de junio de 2018 El evento de fotografía de mascotas en la biblioteca pública de Islip el 9 de junio de 2018 (gratis) El […]

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