From the Director's Desk

Happy summer! We have a hearty program schedule for the summer and hope you will take the opportunity to learn or to be entertained in a comfortable, cool place. We're also a great place to just lounge and read a magazine, book or newspaper during the long, hot days and nights of summer. There is also free Wi-Fi access and Internet for those of you who prefer using the technology here at the Library.

The theme of this year's Summer Reading Club is "Fizz Boom Read" and the Commack Public Library has a club for patrons of every age:

The "Puppy Tales" Read-To-Me Club is for babies through 35 months and "Paws to Read" Read-to-Me Club is for 3 years to entering kindergarten. Please walk right down to the Library and "fetch" your reading log starting June 23rd.

First to fifth graders have their own club too! "Star Troopers" will offer them a "universe" of books to choose from and an "out of this world" prize wheel for them to spin.

For your young adults, we have "Jedi Masters". Please encourage them to be part of the Library "galaxy" and our new, improved club.

Parents, please remember we also have special areas in the Library with books from the required and suggested lists that the Commack Schools have provided to you.

In our Adult Reading Club, "Literary Elements," participants are encouraged to discover the "chemistry" of good books, write reviews, and attend the special luncheon in August after the club is over.

The administration and staff of the Commack Public Library are always striving to meet the needs of the patrons of all ages. I hope you have a wonderful summer with family and friends at home, on vacation and at your Library.

Laurie Pastore


Sunday Afternoon Concerts
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The Vic Vincent Group Presents:
The Musical History Tour of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop
Sunday, July 20th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk

Take a walk down a musical memory lane at this tribute to the great artists of the 50's & 60's by the Vic Vincent Group. Listen to the rock & roll sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, Dion and the Belmonts, Buddy Holly and Chubby Checker; the Doo-Wop harmonies of the Platters, Five Satins, Little Anthony and the Imperial; and the pop tunes of Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Harry Belafonte, and many more! Don't miss this great show!


The Quiet Room will be closed
through August 19th due to
Summer Reading Club activities.


Walt Whitman Birthplace

Museum Pass Program

The Library now has passes to 14 different area and metropolitan museums, including the most recent addition of Walt Whitman's birthplace in Huntington Station. Each pass provides admission of at least two adults and two children, and has a loan period of either Tuesday through Thursday, or Friday through Monday. Reservations can be made up to two months in advance. Click on the Museum Passes link from the Commack Public Library website to reserve a pass, or call or visit the Reference Desk. Due to the popularity of certain museums, reservations are limited to three passes per month per family and you may not borrow a pass to the same museum more than once a month. If you are unable to visit a museum during your reserved time, please cancel as soon as possible so it can be made available to another patron.


July 2014

Contents:

New York State Summer Reading Club
June 30th - August 16th

Grade levels for all summer programs refer to the grade ENTERING school in September. Please bring your library card to register.

Puppy Tales
Birth - 35 Months Old
Read-to-Me Club

Stroll, crawl, cruise, or walk on down to the Commack Public Library and join our Summer Reading Club for infants and toddlers. Pick up your reading log starting Monday, June 23rd, and listen to a minimum of ten books to receive a very special prize designed just for our littlest listeners. Each additional set of 10 books will earn an additional prize and raffle ticket for some great end-of-summer prizes! Complete 50 books and have your picture displayed on our "Super Listeners" wall all summer long!

Pug

Paws to Read
3 Years Old - Entering Kindergarten
Read-to-Me Club

Are you ready for some summertime fun at the Library? Pre-readers who listen to a minimum of 10 books will earn prizes and a ticket to our end-of-summer event. Each additional set of ten books earns more prizes. Reading logs will be available starting Monday, June 23rd. Raffle tickets will be given for each set of ten books for the chance to win great prizes! Complete 100 books and have your picture displayed on our "Super Listeners" wall all summer long!

Star Troopers
Entering 1st - Entering 5th Grade

The countdown to a summer of reading fun has begun! Board your rocket ship and blast off to the Commack Public Library to see our new and improved Summer Reading Club! This year we are making our Reading Club more interactive and will be introducing a BINGO card! Come to the library beginning Monday, June 23rd, to pick up your BINGO card and see all of the new "reading activities" you can do to report on your books! We will also be introducing a spinning "Prize Wheel" this summer, each time you make a BINGO you will get to spin the wheel! To see what you can win, come in and join the fun!

"Jedi Masters"
Young Adult Summer Reading Club
Entering 6th Grade - Entering 12th Grade
Monday, June 30th - Sunday, August 17th

May the force be with you this summer at the Commack Public Library! Use your Jedi mind tricks to bring you to the Library to see our new and improved Summer Reading Club! This year we are making our Reading Club more interactive and introducing a BINGO card! Come to the library beginning on Monday, June 23rd, to pick up your BINGO card and see all of the new "reading activities" you can do to report on your books! We will also be introducing a spinning "Prize Wheel" this summer, each time you make a BINGO you will get to spin the wheel! To see what you can win, come in and join the fun!


Literary Elements
The Adult Summer Reading Club
June 28th - August 22nd

The Commack Public Library invites you to participate in its annual Adult Summer Reading Club! Nothing cures the summertime blues like relaxing with a good book! You'll win something just for signing up! Please direct any questions to Brian Bonelli at the Reference & Information Desk: Email




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