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Read 1000 Books

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter school. Read any book with your newborn, infant, and/or toddler and you will jump start their literacy skills and prepare them for success in school. Doing this easy thing will help them develop a lifelong love of reading.

There are three simple steps to the program:

  • Read together and keep track of your child's reading. You can read whatever you want and can repeat books as many times as your child wants.
  • Once you finish 100 books, come in with your reading log. For every 100 books you read your child will earn a prize.
  • When you reach 1,000 books, come in for a diploma and final reward.

This program ends when your child starts kindergarten. Take as long as you need and enjoy bonding through reading! You can also check out 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org for more information and tips on reading with your child. 

Come to the Children’s Reference Desk for more information about how to get started!

Playaway Audiobooks

Playaway Audiobooks in The Children’s Department

The Children’s Department is excited to announce that we will now be circulating Playaway Audiobooks. Playaways allow patrons to listen to audiobooks without the use of a computer or cd player. All you need is a pair of headphones. We have started circulating a limited number of popular children’s titles and hope to add more over the next few months.

Titles Include:

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Laugh out loud by James Patterson
  • Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space by Dav Pilkey
  • Disney Princess Storybook Collection by Disney
  • I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Big Nate Lives it Up by Lincoln Peirce
  • The Humphrey Audio Collection by Betty Birney
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio

Central Islip Public Library Summer Reading Club 2018 Libraries Rock!

You are invited to participate in the Central Islip Public Library’s Summer Reading Club for Children!

Registration for this year’s children’s Summer Reading Club will begin on Monday, June 18, 2018. Children from birth to age 12 are able to participate in the club. Upon registering, you will receive a calendar on which you will keep track of the days you read throughout the months of June and July. During the first week of August, you can come shop our Summer Reading Club Store for prizes…the more days you read, the more prizes you get!

We also have a wide variety of programs for all ages during the summer months. Keep an eye out for our special Summer Newsletter, or call the library for more information!

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