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A Tribute to the Ancient Gods: Mythology in YA Lit

A Tribute to the Ancient Gods: Mythology in YA Lit Escape your world by mingling with the gods, courtesy of this collection of young adult books that share the common thread of mythology.   Some of these stories are set entirely in the time of the gods.  Others are modern day ta...

That Summer

YA Summer Escapes

Although it was a wild journey to get here, we are officially off for the summer! What better way to celebrate than with a book or two that are set during that fun and free time.  So, get out the sunscreen, grab a towel, and plop down on the sand, in your backyard, or just near a really sunny w...

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It's Summer Reading Time!

Patrons of all ages are invited to join a Summer Reading Club, through which they can read or listen to books and earn prizes. To ensure the health and safety of patrons and library staff, the clubs are being conducted mostly online this year.
  Registration for the clubs is now under...

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YA Pride: LGBTQ+ Books for Teens

“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are,  or whom they love, we are all more free.”  -Barack Obama Inclusion. Respect. Love. Celebration. Pride.   During the month of June, and beyond, the South Huntington Public Library is proud to recognize our te...

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YA Spotlight: Racism, Activism, & Escapism

Given current events being played out in the news, or maybe even in your backyard, there has been an uptick in interest in the topics of racism, social justice, and activism.  Through our SHPL digital collection, we have plenty of material, whether informational or fiction, that touches upon th...

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A Note on Reopening From the Director

As Long Island begins to re-open, our staff is looking forward to doing the same. We hope to adhere to the follow schedule unless health metrics change: June 1 – Staff returns to the library to clean, update systems and prepare the building.
  June 15 – We will offer a version o...

Be the Best Version of You

IMPROVE Yourself During Uncertain Times 

We understand that the current times are a disruption to your daily routine, and it is reasonable to feel stressed and frightful of this pandemic. Fear is a normal reaction, but it is vital to remind yourself that while it is crucial to take precautions, it is even more essential to trust yourself t...

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YA series: Extended Escapes to Fill Your Days

Travel and visiting outside your home are being strongly discouraged during this “pause” time, but books are here to help with this challenge!  With a Young Adult series in ebook or audiobook from our digital collection, you can borrow a title and travel to another world or escape the everyday ...

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Young Adult Books in Verse

I know, I know.  Despite the fact that schools are physically closed, remote-learning seems to take more out of you than ever before! There’s hardly enough time in the day to take care of your classwork- forget about reading for fun!  Unless....you check out some of the Young Adult nove...