Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bruce Springsteen is writing a book!?

It looks like the Boss is officially getting into the publishing game. He's working on a book called Outlaw Pete, inspired by his 2009 song of the same name. Simon & Schuster is publishing the book, calling it a picture book for "adults that can also be read to children". It should appeal to anyone who likes a good Western. The illustrator on the book will be cartoonist Frank Caruso. It hits shelves November 4th. Can't wait!

NY Family Literacy Website

About DayByDayNY

DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.
Libraries are essential to Family Literacy. In New York State, libraries bridge the gap for those who may not have access to resources for a variety of reasons. Libraries educate the whole family by providing computer and internet access, materials such as books and music, access to health information, and interaction with staff that are skilled in programming to engage young children to learn.
The New York State Library hopes that families across New York State will use this interactive calendar to develop a love for books and learning that will last a lifetime. The calendar uses multimedia to enhance books, songs, and family health and bring these components to life.  If families can only spend a few minutes together, this calendar will give them something they can use to make sure that this is quality time as well as educational time.


  • To reach families with young children throughout New York State, giving them something they can do together to foster skills, especially kindergarten readiness skills.
  • To remind families of the importance of reading and developing pre-reading skills in the youngest family members.
  • To provide important health and wellness information as well as information about exciting , educational activities for young families
  • To place a special emphasis on reaching all New York State residents by providing an accessible website.
  • To encourage families to visit their local public library for exposure to more books and developmentally appropriate activities.

Check out this website today! It's so much fun!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Summer Reading Club has ended......

...and to all those that participated- great job! You have read a total of 5,862 books and 38,098 minutes!
That is awesome! We know that you have definitely maintained your reading skills and perhaps even improved them. You are so ready to go back to school and show all your teachers what  good readers you are! Congratulations!!!

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!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Find out who will win Illustrator of the Year!

Will it be......

by Victoria Kann
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