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The Summer Reading Program is in progress, you can still sign up at your local branch to earn prizes and get a ticket for our end of summer show!

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Summer Reading Program End of Summer Show - Petra's Puppets

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 Visit us 5 times to get tickets for the show!

Smithtown Main Building  

August 13th 3:00 pm Bring Chairs or Blankets


Children's Critical Thinking

Click on the title of the book for abstract and/or critical thinking questions.

Ducks Don't Wear Socks by John Nedwidek
Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Children's Ducks Don't Wear Socks

Ducks Don't Wear Socks by John Nedwidek

1. Does Emily look like she laughs a lot? (No)
2. The first time Emily meets Duck, what is he doing? (Riding a unicycle)
3. What should you wear to protect your head when you ride a bicycle/unicycle? (Helmet)
4. What is Duck wearing on his feet? (Socks)
5. Do you think Emily likes how silly Duck is? (No)
6. Where is Emily going when she sees Duck in his silly hat? (Going to a music lesson)
7. What does Duck need to plant flowers? (Seeds, shovel, etc)
8. If Emily was giggling at Duck's underwear, is she still being serious? (No)
9. Was Emily still serious at the end of the book?

Children's Local Events

The  updated Affordable Things to do on Long Island has links to many places that families can visit for $6 and under.  This year  the Children's Librarians Association of Suffolk County (CLASC)  has added links to several websites that list fun, family friendly events all over Long Island.
Take a look!  Click here.

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