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Open-Ended Play, A Necessary Part of Playtime

Large and small cardboard boxes, fabric scraps, bottle caps…although these items may appear to be destined for the trash, wait up! Children can utilize these items and engage their imagination in an experience called open-ended play.Open-ended play includes utilizing simple items such as paint, water, blocks, clay, twigs, leaves, acorns and more. If you can […]

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Got New Devices?

Did you receive a new device this holiday season but you don’t know how to use it? Don’t worry, the Islip Library has you covered! We offer services to help beginners get started, and for experienced users to continue to explore and enjoy their devices. Take a look at what we can provide for you.Book […]

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Que cada día del Año Nuevo sea un motivo para sonreír con experiencias nuevas para disfrutar como… Adoptar un gato en la biblioteca de Islip sábado el 14 de enero del 2017 Adquirir piezas de colección excepcionales en el Show de Antigüedades de Invierno de Nueva York del 20 al 29 de enero del 2017 […]

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The Best Book Reads in 2016

Looking for a great book? Here’s a list of some of the best books read by the Library staff this year. Not all the books are brand new, but they were our favorites this year!All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. CookBy Leslie ConnerJane Hoffman, Children’s Librarian, recommends this young teen book about an 11-year-old […]

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The History of the Islip Village Cemetery

At one time there was a small cemetery in Islip Hamlet known as the Islip Village Cemetery. The earliest date that we can verify for the cemetery is 1873, on our historic map. The cemetery is also marked on our 1902 and 1915 historic maps. According to the library’s historical maps, the cemetery was located […]

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