Summer Reading Club 2022

Enjoy a summer full of stories with Summer Reading Club at Lindenhurst Library! There is a reading club for every age.

There are four different clubs to choose from:

Birth – Pre-Kindergarten Club: Little ones aged from birth through not yet entering Kindergarten
Children’s Club: Grades Kindergarten through 5th grade
Teen Club: Grades 6th through 12th
Adult Club: Readers 18+

Birth – Pre-Kindergarten Club

This program is designed for children from birth through not yet in Kindergarten. Just read 25 books over the course of the summer to finish the program and earn a prize. Caretakers can read alongside their child, as well as read the same book multiple times, to earn badges.

Children’s Club

Read 5 minutes a day for 8 weeks to complete the program and earn a prize. You will also earn digital raffle tickets for every book and activity you complete towards our Grand Prize Raffle.

Teen Club

Teens can log books they read, write reviews, and complete missions to earn tickets. Complete 3 activities or read 3 books to complete the program.

Adult Club

Adults can log books they read, write reviews, and complete missions to earn tickets. Every two weeks we will hold a drawing for gift cards to local Lindenhurst businesses and we will have a Grand Prize Raffle at the end of the summer.

How To Register

If you registered for the 2021 Summer Reading Club, you should still be able to log into your account. From there you can enroll in the 2022 Summer Reading Club. If you have any questions about your log in, you may request a password reset or contact the library for support.

New users can sign up through our website here:

Please view our tutorial for any additional questions regarding the Summer Reading Club.

We are also happy to assist you! Please visit, call, or chat the library with any other questions you have.

Happy Reading!

Ocean Life Webcams

Have you joined the Summer Reading Club yet? We have clubs for babies, preschoolers, school-age, teens, and adults! The summer reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities. In the spirit of our summer reading club, we have compiled a list of some ocean life webcams to check out sea creatures in real time!

The Aquarium of the Pacific

Check out live cams for sharks, penguins, coral reefs, and more!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This aquarium offers live cams for a plethora of creatures including sea otters, spider crabs, and jellyfish.

Georgia Aquarium

Scroll through web cams for piranhas, puffins, and more. As a bonus, this famous aquarium also has relaxing yoga flow videos to get some exercise while you enjoy the view.

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is proud to present some stunning live streams of blacktip reef sharks, jellyfish, and coral reefs.

After viewing these creatures live, why not check out some library eBooks on sea creatures? You can check out our collection of eBooks on our website. Find more information on downloading eBooks here.

Enjoy the beauty of our ocean and happy reading!

Discounts, Free Passes, & More! Things to Do with Little Kids in Lindenhurst 

If you’re a parent or caretaker in Lindenhurst and you’re searching for some affordable fun, look no further than the Lindenhurst Library. In this post we’ll go over everything the library has to offer for those looking after babies, toddlers, and small children. 

There’s so much you can do with a library card!
  1. Books & Movies

Your child can explore countless titles at the library. We have board book for little babies, picture books for toddlers and preschoolers, and even a range of non-fiction children’s titles that offer interests such as cooking, crafting, and more. If your child wants a specific title, we will happily inter-loan it from another library.

We have children’s DVDs, including new releases and popular titles. Our DVDs also include some TV series with multiple episodes. We also offer “Binge Boxes” with up to 7 films in one box. These “Binge Boxes” include collections like Pixar, Animal Adventures, and DreamWorks. Just like books, we can inter-loan DVDs as well.

  1. Programming 

Don’t miss out on our library programs! Lindenhurst Memorial Library is proud to offer programs each month for our little patrons. We will send our catalog to your door or you can check out our catalog online on our website homepage. Our programs include circle times for babies, story times for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as exercise, craft, and art programs that take place both inside the library and throughout the Lindenhurst community. Little ones can enjoy stories, songs, activities, puppets, bubbles, and more during our interactive programs.

  1. Museum Passes 
There is a lot to discover on Long Island and New York City! You can enjoy free passes to museums with your Lindenhurst Memorial Library card. With our museum pass program you’ll have access to wonderful museums like the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Cradle of Aviation, and Old Bethpage Restoration. You can go on a scenic adventure to places like the Fire Island Lighthouse and Old Westbury Gardens. Enjoy a beach day or picnic by renting the Empire Pass, which gives you access to dozens of Long Island parks and beaches. We even have the Harbes Family Farm pass, where your group can visit Mattituck for a one of a kind barnyard experience.
  1. Discount Tickets 

Don’t pay full price! Stop by Lindenhurst Memorial Library for discount tickets to your favorite spots. Discount tickets include Splish Splash, the Bronx Zoo, Long Island Aquarium, and Watch Hill Ferry. Save your cash for something more fun – like ice cream – at these hot spots!

  1. Online access to TV Shows, Movies, and Books 

Sometimes it’s fun to just relax at home. Use your library card for Hoopla, a database that includes thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, songs, and comics for free. Little ones can enjoy interactive talking eBooks through Tumblebooks. Kanopy is another free database that gives you access to children’s movies, TV shows, and educational series with just a click of a button. Check out all of our databases on our website.

We hope you can enjoy all of the fun things Lindenhurst Memorial Library has to offer.

How to Use Kanopy Kids

No cable? No problem! Access hundreds of free children’s TV shows, movies, story times, and more with your library card!

With your library card, you have access to Kanopy, an on-demand streaming platform. Adults can enjoy 10 downloads per month, with titles including academy award winning films, documentaries, and acclaimed TV series. Adults can also access Kanopy Kids, with unlimited access to hit TV shows from entertainment giants like PBS, shorts from Highlights, popular children’s films, and read-along storybook videos. There is no shortage of entertainment for your child, and it’s all for free with your library card!

How Can I Access Kanopy Kids?

Accessing this free service is as simple as pulling out your library card. First, go to our website at

Once on the homepage, hover over the Digital tab on the blue toolbar. When the dropdown appears, select Digital Services.

Scroll down to Movies, Music, & TV and select Kanopy.

You will be brought to the Kanopy site. From there, select the orange button that reads Add Library Card.

From here you can add your library card number and any additional information.

Feel free to browse the extensive titles in Kanopy. But we sure not to miss out on the wonderful children’s entertainment! To switch to Kanopy Kids simply select the link in the top righthand corner.

You’ve made it! Now it’s time to browse!

Below you can see just a fraction of what you can access, without limits, for free through Kanopy.
Multiple episodes of Sesame Street including full seasons.
Fun and educational children’s series including hits like Pinkalicious, Sid the Science Kid, Arthur, and Reading Rainbow.
Vooks (or video books) with animated read-alongs to some of your child’s favorite books.
Animated shorts from popular authors like Mo Willems.
Children’s movies.
Language Learning videos for children.

Another wonderful perk is the Kanopy app can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, or even your TV.

Take advantage of all the amazing entertainment your Kanopy account has to offer by signing up today!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Special Little One In Your Life!

Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day? This day celebrates all the achievements of women throughout history. You and your little one can celebrate the day by reading a picture book featuring a strong female lead. Stop by Lindenhurst Memorial Library or check out these books online on Libby.

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Keep Climbing Girls by Beah E. Richards

Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie

Wild by Emily Hughes

Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-Ups by Stephanie Clarkson

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Powered Primer by Joan Holub

You go girl! Happy reading!

Little One’s Learn – Hibernation

Although we can’t enjoy beaches or picnics, wintertime offers it’s own splendor. With small children, each season offers an opportunity to learn, grow, and play. Check out our list of recommended picture books on hibernation, fun facts about hibernation, and a simple play idea that you can share with your children!

  • Animals that hibernate in the winter include bears, chipmunks, box turtles, bumblebees, bats, hedgehogs, garter snacks, snails, skunks, and wood frogs.
  • Animals who hibernate eat a lot of food during the summer and fall. All this food helps to build fat to keep them warm during the cold winter season.
  • During hibernation an animal’s heart rate can slow to about 10 beats per minute. By comparison, the average adult human heartrate ranges from 60 to 100 bpm (beats per minute)
  • While some hibernating animals will wake briefly during hibernation to eat or go to the bathroom, many will sleep for the entire winter!
  • The wood frog can freeze and thaw multiple times during hibernation.
  • As the weather gets colder, turtles will burrow in the mud at the bottom of ponds.
  • Brown bats slow their bodies so much that they only need to take a breath every 2 hours.

To further your lesson about hibernation, all it takes is some snacks, some pillows, and some blankets. Ask your child to choose a hibernating animal to pretend to be. They can growl like a bear, flap their wings like a bat, or hop like a frog.

Put out some yummy snacks like grapes, carrot sticks, and crackers. Have your child forage the “forest” (aka your living room) for their food before winter.

Tell your child that winter is nearly here! It’s time to find some shelter. Encourage them to build a shelter using pillows and blankets.

Oh! Here comes snow! It’s time to crawl, slither, or hop their way to their cozy dens. Once inside, pretend to get some shut eye or enjoy some quiet time reading some books.

Happy Hibernating!

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!

Each February we celebrate Black History Month, an annual observation dedicated to the great achievements in black history.

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of picture books featuring Black main characters.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

This classic picture book tells the story of Peter and his icy adventure through his city on a particularly snowy day. Beautifully told and illustrated – it’s the perfect tale to share over a cup of hot cocoa.

The Snowy Day Board Book: Keats, Ezra Jack: 9780670867332: Books

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

Full of empowering affirmations, this book is sure to cheer on the special child in your life.

I Am Every Good Thing: Barnes, Derrick, James, Gordon C.: 9780525518778: Books

The King of Kindergarten and The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

If you have a little one who is feeling a bit insecure about school, The King of Kindergarten or The Queen of Kindergarten are perfect confidence boosters. Follow these two adorable kids as they make their marks on the world.

The King of Kindergarten: Barnes, Derrick, Brantley-Newton, Vanessa:  9781524740740: Books
The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes: 9780593111420 | Books

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Another great title for new students – The Day Begin discusses the stress of sharing ourselves with new people and the beauty that comes from accepting our differences.

The Day You Begin: Woodson, Jacqueline, López, Rafael: 9780399246531: Books

The Last Stop on Market Street by Matthew De La Pena

With gorgeous illustrations by Black illustrator Christian Robinson, this tender tale follows CJ and his grandmother as they leave church and head off on a bus ride to an undisclosed location. In between the pages you’ll find a story of gratitude, empathy, and kindness. This happens to be one of my personal favorites and I own a copy signed by Christian Robinson!

Last Stop on Market Street: de la Peña, Matt, Robinson, Christian:  9780399257742: Books

Milo Imagines the World by Matthew De La Pena

Another title from De La Pena and Robinson! This book teaches its readers that you can’t always judge a book by its cover and people may surprise you.

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña: 9780399549083 | Books

 Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry

A tale of following your hopes and dreams no matter how extraordinary. We learn how one moment can impact a lifetime.

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment (A Parker Curry Book):  9781534451865: Curry, Parker, Curry, Jessica, Jackson, Brittany: Books -

Saturday by Oge Mora

This sweet story features a hardworking mother and her loving daughter. Saturday is their day. A day to spend time alone together after a long, busy week. But after everything seems to go wrong, mother learns a very important lesson from her special little girl.

Saturday: Mora, Oge: 9780316431279: Books

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Although this title features a diverse array of skin tones, the story still echoes a beautiful lesson – to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Just Like Me: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa: 9780525582090: Books

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Watch as Jeremey tumbles through several emotions from jealousy to generosity as he long for a pair of ultra-popular shoes.

Those Shoes: Boelts, Maribeth, Jones, Noah Z.: 9780763642846:  Books

Noon Year’s Eve

Your little one can still get in on the holiday even if they start snoozing long before midnight. Celebrate the day with this DIY craft using items you likely have at home. Then ring in the new year at noon (or anytime) by clapping, jumping, cheering, and playing with your new noisemaker craft.

Happy New Year from your friend’s at Lindenhurst Library!

Easy DIY New Year Noisemaker

Picture Books for Parenting

As parents we wish we had the answers to everything. We wish we could comfort our kids with a simple hug and all their worries would whittle away. Unfortunately, real life doesn’t work like that. The good news is there are countless picture books that can really make those tough conversations a little bit easier.  

Below you’ll find picture book recommendations for some of the trickiest parenting topics. From potty training, to sleep stress, to new siblings, to first day of school scaries, it’s great to have a fun and informative book to turn to. 

Potty training is no easy feat. Before tackling this big milestone, it’s a good idea to read some books to help your child understand what to expect. These books take on toilet training with tact and can answer most of your child’s burning questions. 
Here’s another doozy! Sleep can be a huge struggle. A good idea to help your child is to create a bedtime routine. Most children thrive with routine, so a chain of events before each bedtime can really help them get into a sleepy mindset. One bedtime favorite is reading a story together. If your child has trouble falling asleep, with nightmares, or staying asleep, then give these books a try. 
You’re thrilled to be adding a new addition but how does your kid feel? New babies can turn our worlds a bit wacky, so children want to know what to expect. These books not only explain what will happen when a new baby joins the family, but also hypes your kid up for their new job as big brother or big sister! 
Is your little one about to start school? Be it preschool or nursery school this is a HUGE milestone. While they may have an idea of what school is all about, these books can help will all the first day jitters. 

Reading books can serve as a window to new experiences. Next time you’re having trouble with any of these topics, request these books from the library. Showing your child what they can expect to save them, and you, loads of unnecessary stress.  

Accessing Picture Books From Home

If you’re ever eager to read a new title to your little one but can’t make it to the library, try using Overdrive or Libby to download titles straight to your device!

Step 1: Log onto the library website and search our catalog for the title you’re interested in.

Step 2: Browse results for eBook option.

Step 3: Select ‘Access Here’.

Step 4: By clicking the link, you’ll be taken to the Overdrive Kids page for your title. This page includes the title’s description, author, illustrator, sample, as well as the option to borrow if the title is available. If you wish to borrow the title, click the orange ‘Borrow’ button.

Step 5: You’ll be taken to a sign in page. Begin by selecting Lindenhurst Memorial Library. Please note, like all media, you’ll need a valid library card to borrow eBook titles.

Step 6: Fill out your library barcode and password. If you do not recall your library password, please view the next step.

Step 7: If you don’t know your password, select password help. You will be instructed to enter your library card number. Next a reminder will be sent to the email address attached to that library card. If you do not have an email address on file, please contact us at 631-957-7755 or chat with us on our website. We’ll be happy to help you!

Step 8: Once you have created your new password, return to the Overdrive Kids log in page. From here you can select your library, enter your barcode, and enter your password.

Step 9: Note that you can select your loan period in the dropdown.

Step 11: After clicking the ‘Borrow’ button, you have the option to read the title via Kindle with your phone or tablet, or you may read via your browser on your tablet, phone, or computer.

Step 12: Smile! The title is yours until your loan period ends at which point the title will automatically be returned.

It’s as simple as that! Beyond picture books, you can use this process to search for all different titles – from Adult Non-fiction to Easy Readers and audiobooks. And, as always, you can always contact us at the library to help you!

Happy Reading!