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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

It’s #LibraryCardSignUp Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Celebrate by visiting the Islip Public Library and get one of our brand new library cards, which now includes a keychain card too!  Even if you already have a library card, you can come in and replace it with one of the new ones.  

Here is just a sample of all the amazing services offered at the Islip Public Library!

We have a wide variety of programs for all ages: infants, toddlers, children, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors! Our programs also take us “on the road” including storytimes (during the summer) at the Islip town beach, bus trips, and discounted Long Island Railroad trips too!  Take a look at our program calendar or newsletter for a complete listing of our September/October programs.

  • In addition to thousands of printed books, did you know that we offer free access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available through our Live-brary Free Downloads service? Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Download an app called Libby or Overdrive to get started. Our eBooks work on Kindles too!
  • Need additional assistance setting up your device? Make an appointment for tech help with one of our librarians through our book-a-librarian service: https://goo.gl/s6Rfrw
  • The Library subscribes to a wide variety of print magazines that can be checked out with your library card, as well as digital magazines available through Flipster. Flipster works on browsers as well as mobile devices with the Flipster app (available on iTunes or Google Play).
  • Need help with your homework? No problem! Our Brainfuse HelpNow resource connects you with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and NY State standardized tests. Brainfuse HelpNow also features an Adult Learning Center: access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! It also includes a Foreign Language Lab as well as Spanish Speaking Support.
  • Need a scholarly journal for a research paper or information from a peer reviewed source? Try our Live-brary research databases for access to thousands of full-text articles.
  • Learn a new language! Our free database, Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Download the Pronunciator app on iTunes or Google Play. We also have English-Spanish Conversation Groups as well as various other programs in English and Spanish – all in the Library.
  • Visit a museum! The Islip Public Library offers free museum passes and discounted tickets for local and New York City area museums to Islip Library cardholders. We currently have passes available to the following Long Island museums: Fire Island Lighthouse; Long Island Children’s Museum; Old Westbury Gardens; Sagtikos Manor (only open through September); and the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium. We have passes to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC and tan Empire parking pass you can borrow for NYS Parks.  We also have discounted tickets to the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.
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