Wednesday, May 22, 2019

As school comes to an end take advantage of the free homework and test help available through the East Islip Public Library!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Project Prom

East Islip Public Library is collecting donations!

Each year, thousands of teens struggle to afford the expense of prom, so a collective of Suffolk County libraries are stepping up to help.

We are taking donations of gently loved, clean and modern dresses, suits, ties, shoes, bags and accessories through April 24.

Donations will be accepted at the Reference Desk.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 10am-1pm, Grades 6-9
Fee: $10 cash 

Bring a snack and learn the skills to become a great babysitter. Topics covered include: child safety, developmental stages of children and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. You will receive a certificate upon completion. Please bring $10 in exact change when you sign up at the Reference Desk.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

A day of making and creating for the entire family!

EIA348 - Soap Making, 11am-12pm, Grades 9 through Adult. Please register.
Join Carly McAllister from the Modern Primal Soap Co. as she demonstrates how to make soap. You will leave with a sample as well as the recipe.
EIA350 - Make a Porcupine from Recycled Books, 12:15-1:15pm, Grades 9 through Adult. Please register.
It doesn't seem possible but every participant will be creating an adorable porcupine from an old book.  There will also be samples of other items you can make.

Cricut Demo, 1-1:20pm, Grades 6 through Adult. No registration required.  
EIA349 - Jewelry Making, 1:30-2:30pm, Grades 9 through Adult. Please register.
Learn the craft of jewelry making with a simple project of working with beads and charms to make earrings.

EIJ505 - Beach Glass Mosaic, 2-3pm, Grades 4-9
Create a one-of-a-kind beach glass and shell mosaic with Miss Melissa!  Please register.

EIJ509 - Moveable Spacecraft Toy Vehicle Workshop, 2-3pm, Grades 4-9
Join this hands-on workshop to make a moveable, magnetic cardboard vehicle.

Each person who registers for and attends a registered program will receive a raffle ticket for a silent auction.

Make sure to post pictures of the wonderful things you make and tag us!
Facebook: @eastislippubliclibrary
Twitter: @eiplib 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Get help with homework
Interact with live tutors
Form online study groups with your friends
Practice standardized tests online
Access free lessons and resources
Send papers to the writing lab
Create your own flashcards

Access via
click on Livebrary link
click on Test Prep
login wit your library card

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Registration for March and April teen programs and volunteer opportunities begins at 9am on Friday, March 1 for all East Islip Library cardholders!

Programs (without a fee) may be registered online, in person or by telephone. You may register for volunteer opportunities in person or by telephone.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 February 1 - 14          Grades 7-12

 The candy kind! If you can guess the number of chocolate kisses in the container on display at the Reference Desk you could win a prize plus all of the kisses. The teen who guesses the closest to the correct amount of candy in the container, without going over, wins. Stop by the Reference Desk any time between February 1 and February 14 to take a guess! 

Good luck!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Get free, online homework help here.
All you need is an East Islip Public Library card.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Check out something new...

by Kwame Alexander

Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds his old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.

by Kheryn Callender

A teen film buff and aspiring screenwriter, jaded after seeing too many real life relationships go sour, questions his beliefs about the impossibility of happy endings when his former best friend moves back to town. 

by Amy Giles

After the shooting in their Queens neighborhood that killed their brothers, Lucas and Jess are struggling to cope with the after-effects on themselves, their families and the community when they become friends at an after-school job.  

by Tessa Gratton

In an atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies and sacrifice, Mairwen, Rhun and Arthur will each have a role to play when the Slaughter Moon rises and the devil demands a body to fill the bargain made long ago by villagers to ensure their prosperity. 

by Kristen Gudsnuk

When she and her friends are placed in different classes and begin liking different things at the start of seventh grade, Dany inherits a magic sketchbook and uses it to create a perfect best friend, but this best friend soon becomes far from perfect.

by Jennie Liu
A story told in two voices follows the experiences of two Chinese teens who grow up in an orphanage together and start working in a factory before one becomes pregnant and disappears, forcing the other to confront difficult realities about China's One-Child Policy.

by Tahereh Mafi
Withdrawing into solitude after enduring a year of cruel prejudice in the aftermath of September 11, Muslim teen Shirin, an enthusiastic breakdancer, struggles to trust a boy who is the first friend who really seems to want to know her.

by Jason Reynolds
Confident that he can lead his track team to victory at the championships, co-captain Lu encounters unexpected obstacles in his personal life before realizing that he must leave his ego on the sidelines in order to finally connect with his teammates. 

by Karen Rivers
When sixteen-year-old Elyse Schmidt and her crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, she believes that everything is perfect and their love story is meant to be, but she finds that fate is not always what you expect it to be.

by Robin Talley
Two gay teens, one coming of age in the closet in 1955 and the other who is openly out in the present day, are unexpectedly connected by their shared interest in the literacy legacy of lesbian pulp fiction.

by Maggie Thrash
A graphic memoir follow-up to Honor Girl revisits the author's baffling struggles with teen depression and how a search for her cat, who went missing somewhere in the walls of her cavernous home, became a metaphor for her poignant search for herself.

by Katrin van Dam
Senior year at high school is going to be hard enough for Rooney Harris, desperate to get into a good college and away from her small town, but things get tougher when she ends up as the sole support for herself and her younger brother because of their mother's obsession with the Next World Society, a cult that believes they will be whisked away to a new world paradise on November 17.