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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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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Espero que este año te traiga muchas sonrisas, sobre todo salud y paz y quizás nuevas experiencias también como… Ver uno de los pueblos más grandes hecho enteramente de pan de jengibre en el New York Hall of Science del 11 de noviembre de 2017 al 15 de enero de 2018 Aprender nuevas recetas con […]

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Museum Passes and Discount Tickets at the Library

Did you know that the Islip Public Library offers free museum passes and discount tickets for local and New York City area museums to Islip Library cardholders! Below is our current list of Museum Passes available: Fire Island Lighthouse IntrepidLong Island Children’s Museum (Garden City)Sagtikos ManorOld Bethpage Village RestorationVanderbilt Museum & PlanetariumGuggenheim Museum We also […]

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Winter Activities To Enjoy This Holiday Season With Your Family

Although the Holiday season is well underway, there are more fun things to do this winter: Magic of Lights – Jones Beach State Park: November 17 – December 31 Pile your family into the car and drive through this eye-catching, enthralling, 2 1/2-mile-long light show that returns to Jones Beach. There’s an “Enchanting Tunnel of Lights,” animated […]

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