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Farewell to Overdue Fines

The South Huntington Library has permanently eliminated late fines on most of its materials, except for equipment -- including laptops and hotspots -- and museum passes. By going fine free, the library can more fully pursue its mission to foster connections, satisfy curiosity and inspire creativi...

music notes with book

Music on Our Minds

Hello, friends! Here we are, back again for another edition of the SHPL children’s book blog!  I’d like to start out with a question…  How many of you like reading?  Oh! So many of you!  I’m happy to hear that! And how many of you like music? Wow! So many music fan...

fall in love

Fall in Love With a New Hobby!

February is a great time to fall in love -- with a new hobby!  Listed below are a few examples of the many special interest books we have in our non-fiction collection. No matter what topic or subject appeals to you, we’re bound to have a book about it!  In fact, in many cases we have book...

Winter Wonderland

Reading in a Winter Wonderland!

No matter what the weather is outside, it’s always just the right temperature inside the worlds of our many fantastic winter-set children’s books!  Whether you’re in the mood for a longer story, a book with plenty of wonderful pictures, or maybe a poem or craft book, we have some great ideas fo...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks! Grateful for Picture Books

Despite the roller coaster ride this year has been, hopefully you still have plenty to be grateful for.  We at the South Huntington Public Library are grateful for you -- your patience, your support, and your willingness to adjust and embrace the new normal.  We are grateful to work in an ...

Spooky Pumpkins

Stories for the Spooky Season, Part II: 4th-6th

Let’s face it -- tweens love to be scared, especially if the chills come in the form of a safe, fictional situation that can allow them to experience fear within the safe confines of their homes.  Spooky music, movies, decorations -- they’re all well and good, but nothing beats a good creepy st...

Haunted House

Stories for the Spooky Season, Part I: K-3rd

There’s a chill in the air, darkness seems to creep in earlier every day, and pumpkin spice has taken over every food, beverage, and scented candle around.  That’s right, Autumn has fully arrived!  I, for one, can’t think of a better time to indulge in some hair-raising (or at le...

First Rule of Punk

Hispanic Heritage Month: Middle Grade

Did you know?  From September 15th through October 15th, South Huntington Public Library takes joy in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and honor the influence, contributions, and culture of Hispanic Americans.  And what better way to recognize this event ...

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Hispanic Heritage Month: Picture Books

It’s time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!  From September 15th through October 15th, we acknowledge and honor the influence, contributions, and culture of Hispanic Americans.  There are so many ways to recognize this special event.  Maybe you’d like to learn Spanish....

Geronimo and Thea Stilton

Unmissable Graphic Novels, Part II: 3rd-6th

Welcome to Part II of Unmissable Graphic Novels!  Hopefully by now you know the appeal and worth of graphic novels, the way the images add another level to the storytelling, the fast pace of the action, how the reader must fully engage with the illustrations in order to get every nuance ou...