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20th Anniversary of 9/11

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 happened 20 years ago, and there is a whole generation of children who have no direct personal knowledge of this pivotal event and how it shaped so many aspects of our society.  Exposing them to fiction and nonfiction about that day is an important way to...

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Surprise! Picture Books with Plot Twists or Unexpected Endings

My favorite kinds of books are those that surprise me with plot twists or unexpected endings.  There are so many funny and well crafted picture books that fit into this category, and I couldn’t resist using that idea as our next children’s book blog theme. I hope these suggestions will provide ...

Who Was Harvey Milk book cover

Be Entertained, Be Inspired: Best Biographies!

Even though school is out, learning doesn’t have to take a vacation!  Why not use some of your free time this summer to look at the world through someone else’s eyes?  There are so many wonderful biographies in our library collection, including the great choices listed below, which will ma...

Page Turner Animal Adventures

Page Turner Animal Adventures

Monday - Friday at noon June 28th - August 20th Let your imagination run wild this summer with Page Turner Animal Adventures!  In this eight-week virtual program series, children will explore different adventures with intrepid Storyologist Page Turner&...

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is Now Online

  You can now use Beanstack, our online reporting program, to log the books your family reads.  Your child will earn an online badge in Beanstack and a prize every time they read 100 books on the way to their 1,000 book goal.  You can pick up their earned prizes at the Ch...

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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...

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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...