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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

September Library Card Sign-up Month

It’s #LibraryCardSignUp Month! Celebrate by visiting the Islip Public Library this September to get a library card. Already have an Islip Library card? Here is just a sample of all the “incredible” 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 discount 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 getting your device set up? Make an appointment 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 FlipsterFlipster works on browsers as well as mobile devices with the Flipster app (available on iTunes or Google Play).
  • Need help with Homework? No problem! Our Brainfuse HelpNow resource connects you with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and 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 an English-Spanish Conversation Group as well as various other programs in English and Spanish.
  • Visit a museum! The Islip Public Library offers free museum passes and discount 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 Bethpage Village Restoration; Sagtikos Manor (only open through September); Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium. We also have passes to the following New York City museums:  Frick Collection & Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as well as the Empire parking pass.  We have discount tickets available to: Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead ($18); Long Island Game Farm ($14: expire October 2018); Museum of Natural History ($10).

We hope you will take advantage of all the services the Islip Public Library has to offer!

Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken has been a librarian at the Islip Public Library since 1997. She is the programming librarian and books almost all of our adult programs. Laurie lives with her husband, two sons, and four chihuahuas. Her interests include reading (mostly nonfiction about dogs and about Christianity), going to the gym, and volunteering at her church. Click here to subscribe to Laurie Aitken's blog posts!

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