Summer Reading 2013

Candy Contest Results!

CandyJarHow many pieces of candy did you guess? The amount in the jar was 348 pieces!

We had 115 Hershey Kisses, 22 Kit Kat bars, 64 pieces of Reese’s Peanut Butter cuts, 120 Tootsie Rolls, and 27 Gummy Worms.

Two people came closest to 348. One person guessed 346; the other, 350. Very good guesses. The winners will be notified and each will get about half of the candy in the jar. Congratulations!

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Summer Reading Is Almost Over

Hey, kids, you have until Friday, August 9, to show us your calendars and get great prizes. Stop in soon.

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The Results of our Potato Chip Taste Test are in!

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1st place: Wise All-Natural (22 votes, Chip A)
2nd place: Frito-Lay Ruffles (19 votes, Chip C)
3rd place: Frito-Lay Lays Classic (17 votes, Chip B)
4th place: Frito-Lay Lays Natural Sea Salt (16 votes, Chip D)
5th place: Utz No-Salt Added (9 votes, Chip E)

More than 65 adults and children tasted chips here at the library on Monday, July 1. As you can see, the results were pretty close, but Wise All-Natural came out the winner. Your librarians are disappointed that our favorite (Lays Sea Salt) didn’t win.

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Sign up now for the 2013 Summer Reading Program Launch Party to be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum!

Thursday, June 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Long Island Children’s Museum. There will be themed activities, refreshments, a new exhibit preview, and much, much more!

Registration is limited (25 people per library) and required for this free event. See a librarian for tickets. You must have a ticket and be registered to attend!

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Is It Summer Yet?

No, but we’ve already started making plans for our annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Dig Into Reading.” We have plenty of programs planned for all kids, includingPossum

  • Kick-off event featuring Petra’s Puppets
  • Compost Cakes with the Baking Coach
  • Dig Into Clay with artist Joyce Raimondo
  • Jump for Joy
  • Craft days
  • A potato chip taste test
  • Our tie-dye day
  • End of program party

Check back here in the weeks to come for more details. As always, you’ll receive prizes for joining and for reading! In the meantime, get a jump on summer reading by checking out the Summer Reading at New York Libraries website.