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    Want to know more about our resources?
    Book a Children's Librarian today!
    Call us at 631-360-2480 ext. 140 
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    In a hurry? Looking for a good read? Grab a book bundle. 
  • The Smithtown-Main Building Children's Room
  • The Nesconset Children's Room
  • The Commack Children's Room
  • The Kings Park Children's Room
Livebrary Kids
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If you need help downloading give us a call to "book a librarian" at 631-360-2480 ext. 140.
 
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Children's Online Resources
 
Live-brary -Download free eBooks and audiobooks, anytime, anywhere! Click here to get started. 
 
Research -A specialized list of child-friendly databases! Click here to get started. 
 
*Brainfuse -On demand professional homework tutor, anytime, anywhere! Click here to get started. 
*PLEASE NOTE: WHEN STARTING A SESSION OF HOMEWORK HELP BE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A NEW YORK STATE STUDENT WHO IS LEARNING ACCORDING TO COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS.
Museum Passes 
The following organizations participate in our program:
 
Intrepid Sea Air, & Space Museum*                               
 
For more information call 631-360-2480 ext. 140.   
*Donated by the Friends of The Smithtown Library

Children's Pinterest

The Smithtown Children's Department is on Pinterest!  Click here to view our Recommended Reading boards!
 

Children's Book Award Winners

Click on the award title to see the list of winners.

John Newbery Medal - The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Randolph Caldecott Medal - The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award - This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

Pura Belpré Award - The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Schneider Family Book Award - The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal - The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award - The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production - This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
Click here to connect with TumbleBooks. 
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Sesame Street eBooks
 
Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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   Check out these early literacy websites!

                           daybydaynyGreat websites for kids

Logo - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

 Bookmark Contest Winner February 2016
 Olivia K., Grade 4
Mills Pond Elementary
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