Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Summer Reading Club is Half Over!


We are at the end of week four of our fabulous summer reading club and we have given out a ton of prizes!
Those of you who are participating have done a great job of reading from week to week. We enjoy hearing about what books you have read and why you liked or didn't like them. We love seeing you in the daily programs we offer that involve fun and learning! We're making science a hands-on, interactive experience for everyone- from the littlest child to those entering fifth grade. If you haven't joined us, it's not too late!
Come on down to the Children's Room and get started. There's still plenty of fun to be had!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fizz Boom Read!


Our fabulous summer reading program is fast approaching and we can't wait for all of you to register and join us for 8 weeks of fun, educational programs and events. The theme for 2014 is Fizz, Boom, Read and as you have probably guessed, there will be lots of hands-on science activities for you to enjoy.  We have planned some really cool programs such as Star Lab, Awesome Astronauts, Man in the Moon, Roaring Rockets and Blast off with Stories and that's just week one!

Come into the Children's Room and pick up your summer reading program packet on Monday, June 23rd or after. Register online and start reading. You can start logging your reading online beginning Saturday, June 28th.

Our kickoff is Saturday, June 28th, starting at 9:30am. We have a show for 2 years old through entering Grade 2 called the Jungle Jam puppet show that continues until  10:00 am. Our carnival for all ages begins at 10:30am outside in the reading garden and front lawn. At 12:30 pm join us in the Children's playroom for Build a Robot- let's see who can build the most interesting robot!

Just because school is out doesn't mean you stop learning! Keep up your reading skills and have some fun this summer at the Farmingdale Public Library!

2014 Read and Run Marathon


Assemblyman Tom McKevitt has created a wonderful program called the Read and Run Marathon that I encourage all children to participate in.  Here's how it works:

Pick up a Read & Run Marathon Chart in the Children's Room.
Each child is to complete 26 half-hour reading blocks and 26 half-hour activity blocks during July and August. Each 30 minute block equals one reading mile or one activity mile.
When the chart is complete, mail it to  Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, 1975 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 202,
East Meadow, N.Y. 11554. You will be recognized with a New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit.

Good luck and congratulations on keeping your mind and body in shape by reading and playing outside!





Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Enter the Little Reader Snapshot Contest!






Little Reader Snapshot Contest Aims to Promote Children’s Literacy and Children’s Book Week 



Pubslush has recently announced the launch of their Little Reader Snapshot Contest, an online competition that is aimed to promote the magic of reading and children’s literacy initiatives. Parents, friends, or teachers can submit photos of their child or children reading their favorite book. Co-sponsored by The Children’s Book Council and Children’s Book Week, the contest is being conducted through Facebook, which allows for easy sharing of the photos
The contest will culminate along with Children’s Book Week on May 18. The photos with the most votes in the categories of ages Newborn to 4, 5 to 9, 10 to 12 and also a group photo category, which is catered towards classrooms and schools, will be featured on the Pubslush and CBC websites and the winners will receive book bundles packed with age appropriate titles.
In the spirit of promoting literacy for all children, The Little Reader Snapshot Contest has collaborated with LitWorld as a giving partner. All the titles received by the winners will also be donated to LitWorld and distributed to children in need.
To enter your little reader into the contest, visit the Pubslush Contest Page on Facebook

Find out who will win Illustrator of the Year!

Will it be......


Emeraldalicious
by Victoria Kann
Emeraldalicious
Ages 4-8
When Pinkalicious and Peter decide to visit their favorite park, . . . more
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
Ages 3-5
Llama Llama likes to sing.Gilroy laughs at everything.Llama sings out . . . more
Pete The Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
by James Dean
Pete The Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
Ages 4-8
#1 New York Times bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete . . . more
Sofia The First: The Floating Palace
by Catherine Hapka
Sofia The First: The Floating Palace
Illustrated by: Grace Lee
Ages 3-6
During her family vacation on a floating palace, Sofia befriends . . . more
The Day The Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
The Day The Crayons Quit
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
Ages 3-7
Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated . . . more

Children's Choice Book Award Finalists! Stay tuned to see the winners....


Alphabet Trucks
by Samantha R. Vamos
Alphabet Trucks
Ages 3-7
Everyone’s heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck. . . . more
Bear and Bee
by Sergio Ruzzier
Bear and Bee
Ages 2-5
After a nice long hibernation, Bear wakes up and craves . . . more
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class
by Ethan Long
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class
Ages 3-6
Chamelia is a chameleon who loves to stand out in . . . more
Mustache Baby
by Bridget Heos
Mustache Baby
Illustrated by: Joy Ang
Ages 4-8
When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family . . . more
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
The Day the Crayons Quit
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
Ages 3-7
Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated . . . more
Bean Dog and Nugget
by Charise Mericle Harper
Bean Dog and Nugget
Ages 5-8
Using simple text and cartoon-style illustrations, Charise Mericle Harper introduces . . . more
Bugs in My Hair!
by David Shannon
Bugs in My Hair!
Ages 4-8
Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the . . . more
Cougar
by Stephen Person
Cougar
Ages 6-9
Early one evening in October 2011, Gail Loveman heard a . . . more
Matchbox Diary
by Paul Fleischman
Matchbox Diary
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Ages 6-9
Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman and Bagram Ibatoulline tell a breathtaking . . . more
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
Ages 6-9
 In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho . . . more
Battling Boy
by Paul Pope
Battling Boy
Ages 10-18
The adventure begins in the new graphic novel by comics legend Paul . . . more
Lawless (Book 1)
by Jeffrey Salane
Lawless (Book 1)
Ages 10-14
The Lawless School provides the right education for kids on . . . more
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff
by Robert Paul Weston
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff
Ages 8-12
The next middle-grade rhyming novel from the award-winning author of . . . more
National Geographic Kids: Myth Busted
by Emily Krieger
National Geographic Kids: Myth Busted
Ages 9-12
Did you know fortune cookies aren’t even found in China? . . . more
Hokey Pokey
by Jerry Spinelli
Hokey Pokey