Thursday, December 26, 2013


Take a break from all the leftovers and holiday overload and stop by the East Islip Public Library.  We're here for you whether you're looking to check out a book or movie, want to read a magazine by the fire, or just escape from your family for a bit. ;-)

Come on down; the peace and quiet await you!

Library Holiday Hours:
Thursday, December 26, 9am-9pm
Friday, December 27, 9am-5pm
Saturday, December 28, 9am-5pm
Sunday, December 29, 1pm-5pm
Monday, December 30, 9am-9pm
Tuesday, December 31, Closed
Wednesday, January 1, Closed

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New York State Archives Student Research Awards

New York State students, in grades 4-12, may work individually or in groups.  Projects must include an annotated bibliography and use historical records. Projects need not be focused on New York State history but often, the most successful research projects examine an event from a local point of view.

Acceptable projects:
  • Research papers
  • Papers reconstructing the past
  • Exhibits
  • Documentaries
  • Performances
  • PowerPoint/Prezi entries
  • Websites
  • Proposals for the designation of a historical marker, property or district
Awards:
  • Total of 3 awards given (Grades 4-5, 6-8 & 9-12)
  • Winners will receive a framed certificate and a cash prize
  • Certificates of Merit will also be awarded to entries other than the winners
Entries must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014.

Click here for contest information, guidelines, entry forms and contest FAQs.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

5th Annual Mitten Tree

In the spirit of the season, the East Islip Public Library will once again be collecting new winter clothing accessories to be donated to families in need.  Bring in any new mittens, hats, socks, scarves, etc. and we will display your name on a paper mitten on our Mitten Tree bulletin board in the Children's Room.  Need comes in all sizes; items of any size, color and fabric are welcomed.

We will accept donations through the end of December.