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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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Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

Teen Read Week: October 8-14, 2017Teen books can change the way you see your surroundings and the world, and can help to open your mind to other people’s points of view. Sometimes you have set ideas about issues because you haven’t experienced them first hand. Characters in books can open you up to new experiences […]

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten / 1KB4K

It sounds like a monumental task to read 1000 books to your infant/preschool-aged child, but many caregivers around the country have done just that. Not only does this activity provide the opportunity to bond with your children, it also helps them to develop early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Literacy experts have determined that […]

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Banned Books Week

September 24 – October 1, 2016Do you know what these 10 books have in common? You guessed it – they were the most frequently challenged books during 2015. Looking for Alaska by John Green Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. JamesI Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz JenningsBeyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out […]

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Have It Today Collection

HIT Collection

Have you heard about the new HIT (Have It Today) Collection at the Library?! It’s a collection of some of the hottest new books, in multiple copies, that are available to check out for 1 week (there is no fee). It’s a quick turn-around collection much like our ‘Quick Flix’ DVDs. The loan periods are shorter […]

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