Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Win a $5000 Scholarship!!!

High School Seniors: CLICK HERE to enter the Out of the Easy writing scholarship contest for a chance to win $5000 towards the college of your choice. Submit your entry by May 31, 2014.

Out of the Easy references the following quote from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield. How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in Out of the Easy and also to your personal journey as you prepare for college?

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." -Charles Dickens

Sunday, April 13, 2014

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to the winners of our
National Library Week Bookmark Contest!

Winning designs have been reproduced and will be made available in the library throughout the month of April. All bookmark design entries are currently on display at the library for your viewing pleasure!

Melissa Lin - Grade 7
Grades 6-8 Winner

Kelsey Hatter - Grade 12
Grades 9-12 Winner

To view the winning designs in the categories for Grades 5 and below, visit the Children's Corner.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Teen Essay Contest

TELL YOUR STORY! Gilda's Club NYC is now taking submissions for the 5th Annual "It's Always Something" teen essay contest.

High school students, grades 9-12: you are invited to write an essay about how cancer has touched your life.

Winners will receive a cash prize and tickets to a concert! CLICK HERE to enter and for more details.

Deadline is May 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We're reading now...

Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

Through the telling of seven different stories and a cast of characters that range from archaeologist to vampire, Midwinter Blood shares the story of a remote island where a curious flower, resembling a dragon, grows. What mysteries lie beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? Will secrets be revealed in time to break the cycle of the midwinterblood?

With themes of passion, preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love, pick this title up for a unique reading experience.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Celebrate Poetry

Did you miss our BLACKOUT Poetry program on April 2nd?

You can still celebrate poetry during the month of April by creating your own! Click on the sample to the left for more ideas.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Win an iPad mini!

Calling all artists! CLICK HERE to enter the 2014 Arts Alive Contest. This year's theme is: What place on Long Island inspires the artist in you?

Entries must be received by May 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Q&A

As you patiently wait for the movie release of The Fault in Our Stars on June 6th, check out this Q&A with John Green. There are spoilers... so make sure you've already read the book!