|Children's Services :|
New Museum Pass for the Walt Whitman Birthplace
The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center offers modern day visitors to Long Island the opportunity to step back in time and ultimately encounter the life and art of the most powerful poet in world literature, America's own Walt Whitman. The historic Birthplace still stands peacefully on the same spot where it was built in West Hills, Huntington, on the North Shore of Long Island.
The museum offers guided tours, a museum shop and bookstore, picnic facilities, plus poetry readings, lectures, concerts, and special events year round.
The Winners for 2013 Have Been Announced!
Caldecott Award: This is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen
Newbery Award: The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
Geisel Award: Up, Tall & High, by Ethan Long
Sibert Award: Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin
New Museum Pass
|Two museum passes for the Guggenheim Museum are now available. The pass provides free admission for the cardholder and up to four guests. For information on programs at the museum for families, kids & teens click here .|
*NEW* Sesame Street e-books
Look at our new Sesame Street e-books! There are more than 150 books to choose from and they are in four different formats: read along books, audio books, animated books, and interactive books. Use one the the links below to start!
Best Children's Books of 2012
It's that time of year again. Publishers Weekly magazine has released their Best Children's Books of 2012. Click
for the winners.
Stay tuned for the Caldecott and Newbery award winners in a few weeks...
The Children's Dept. is now on Facebook!
|Become a fan of the Children's Dept. Facebook page and find out about upcoming events. Click here for link.|
Brainfuse: Homework Help
For students who need help with an assignment, Brainfuse is a great new resource that offers:
Live Homework Help daily from 2-11 p.m. 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit a paper and get feedback. Practice tests, including Regents and the SAT.
Click here to get started and choose Live Study Help. You will need a South Huntington Library card
South Huntington Public Library has museum passes for:
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
The Children's Museum in Garden City
Old Westbury Gardens
The Cradle of Aviation
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Nassau County Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
The Guggenheim Museum
Walt Whitman Birthplace
Reservations can be made in advance, by phone or in person, for the current and subsequent month. Passes are for South Huntington patrons only. Call the Children's Department for details or click here to reserve a pass online.
Search for the Stars!
|The Children's Department wants to let you know about our favorite books. We each have a star bookmark that's placed in one of the books we love best. Take a look on the display shelves and see what we've put out today.|
Museum of Natural History
|Due to changes made by the Museum of Natural History, we will, unfortunately, be canceling our pass subscription when it expires at the end of February 2012. The Museum has changed to a voucher system, whereby each patron is required to have one to gain admittance. This system is cost prohibitive for our library, as well as others in the Suffolk County Library System, and incompatible with our online reservation system. It is our hope that the Museum of Natural History will recognize how difficult it has become for libraries to participate and will change back to the original pass system. We regret any inconvenience this change may cause.|
Pop-Up Books Are Now Available
The Children's department now has pop-up books. Curl up in one of our chairs and enjoy the amazing paper engineering of today's best artists.
Titles include, but are not limited to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Star-Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Knight's City, The Chronicles of Narnia and Pixie Hollow Pop-Up.
Pop-ups are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out.