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Here Are Some Ways to Rediscover Your Library at Islip Public Library

Do you know that there are many other services the Library offers in addition to being a place to find books? If you think there’s no reason to go to the Library because you get your books/ebooks and answers from Amazon and Google you’re in for a surprise! Do you know how to find validated facts from respected authoritative sources? Do you want to borrow books for free instead of paying for them? There are so many services that the Library offers that are fun, enjoyable, and free of charge. Rediscover your Library! We are more than books - we are the hub of our community.

Here are some ways to Rediscover your Library

  • Learn something new by perusing our vast nonfiction book collection
  • Read a magazine, in paper, or through our online Flipster subscription
  • Read the newspaper
  • Get help with current technology
    (like downloading ebooks or audio books) or help with your smartphone with our Book a Librarian service)
  • Participate in a book club
  • Take in a concert or interesting presentation
  • Watch a free movie on our big screen and state of the art sound system
  • Research your family genealogy
  • Learn a new language with our free subscription database, Pronunciator
  • Check out travel books and dvds to plan your next vacation
  • See original works of art in our Gallery Hallway and in our Display Cases
  • Share your artwork or collection with us for others to view
  • Enjoy a comfy seat and some good reading in the cool a/c!
  • Enjoy a beverage in our café seating area
  • Update your resume by using one of our online resources and our computers
  • Print out your boarding pass, tickets, documents on our public computers
  • Print to the print station in the library from your phone or laptop even when you’re not in the Library
  • Get suggestions for your next book to read
  • Meet new people
  • Get discounted LIRR tickets through our bi-monthly group trip to NYC
  • Teens – check out group volunteer activities to earn community service credit
  • Take a computer class
  • Read for relaxation and escape
  • Attend a cooking or exercise class
  • Attend our Spanish/English conversation group
  • Borrow a museum pass or purchase a discounted ticket to a museum
  • Use the Brainfuse database to get help with homework from real live tutors
  • Play chess
  • Take a bus trip
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle
  • Watch the fish in our huge saltwater aquarium
  • Check out an audio book cd or music cd for your next road trip
  • Try out our new iPad
  • Check out a laptop to use in the Library
  • See how a 3D Printer works
  • Try out the Virtual Reality Equipment

There’s always something happening at the Islip Public Library. Be sure to check out our print newsletter. If you live in the Islip School District you should be receiving it in the mail every other month. You can always also access our newsletter and a description of our services online at www.isliplibrary.org. You can even get an advance copy of the newsletter by sharing your email address with us. Follow and like us on Facebook too!

Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Mark Irish is the Library’s Teen Librarian. He became a librarian in 2000. His educational background is in the Social Sciences. He loves reading teen and adult literature in which the characters show great resilience. He also enjoys listening to country music. Mark volunteers with JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and to mentor teens that are affected by it. He is an avid mountain biker and also enjoys kayaking and the great outdoors. Click here to subscribe to Mark Irish's blog posts!

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