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​Curbside/Telephone Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11-7 / Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-3​
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
631-581-5933

Curbside/Telephone Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11-7 / Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
631-581-5933

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Archive Monthly Archives: September 2018

Tabletop Role Playing Games

Tabletop Role Playing Games

Some of my best friendships were made during my teen years sitting around a table pretending to be a half-elf druid with a Warg as a pet. I am still friends with the people I played Dungeons and Dragons with, and the game has become a staple of my adult life. Dungeons and Dragons is just one of the many awesome tabletop games that can be played with many people, but it  happens to be my favorite. As an avid gamer and mythology lover, anything to do with ancient myths (especially Greek or Norse), and mysteries is right up my alley. Tabletop gaming allows the creative type to unleash their imagination and have loads of fun, especially as the Dungeon Master, where your friend’s (character’s) fates are literally in your hand.

Some of my other favorite tabletop games are Werewolf, Call of Cthulhu, Munchkin, Apples to Apples, and Adventure Time Love Letter. I also enjoy playing the MMORPG World of Warcraft, which takes you to the warring realm of Azeroth, and reading about the Drow Elf Drizzt Do’Urden and his tumultuous life in the Forgotten Realms series. Tabletop gaming is an incredibly fun way to meet new friends, read some awesome stories, and create your own world or characters, places, and scenarios. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Your library is the perfect place to learn how to play tabletop games, make new friends, and discover something that you will enjoy for years to come. Remember to stop by our Teen Room to check out our upcoming program calendar and flyers too.

Follow us on Instagram: @isliplibraryteenroom for updates and program information!

Voter Registration Day

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day!

Demonstrate your love of democracy – VOTE!

The midterm elections are coming in November and every voice needs to be heard. Whatever you believe, whoever you support, it is your right and responsibility as a citizen to vote! The Library has Voter Registration Forms available at the Adult Reference Desk. Stop in and pick up yours if you are not yet registered.

Click on the link below for detailed information about voting in New York State.

A. Time to celebrate our democratic heritage.

National Voter Registration Day has volunteers out en masse with voter registration activities at school, in the workplace, and in your neighborhoods. For one whole day, volunteers and various organizations collaborate by setting up registration tables, knocking on doors or producing social and mass media awareness campaigns over the importance of registering to vote. National Voter Registration Day makes an all-out effort to register the tens of thousands of Americans who can make a difference at the ballot box.

B. Don't hate—celebrate

National Voter Registration Day discourages political voter rage in favor of voter celebration. Imagine over 10,000 volunteers working together one full day to educate Americans on one of our most precious rights — the right to vote. In 2016, 750,000 voters registered on National Voter Registration Day. With so many world citizens denied this basic right, promoting our core democratic values, voting, should give all Americans something to cheer about on National Voter Registration Day.

C. It educates Americans on voting rights

National Voter Registration Day reminds and educates American on the voter requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a current resident of your state. When you see a National Voter Registration Day table or volunteer, you can do more than just register. You can confirm your polling place, and update your registration information.

Information above taken from:


To learn more, visit the website https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/
Or the NYS Board of elections website cited above.

September Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

It’s #LibraryCardSignUp Month! Celebrate by visiting the Islip Public Library this September to get a library card. Already have an Islip Library card? Here is just a sample of all the “incredible” services offered at the Islip Public Library!

  • We have a wide variety of programs for all ages: infants, toddlers, children, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors! Our programs also take us “on the road” including storytimes (during the summer) at the Islip town beach, bus trips, and discount Long Island Railroad trips too!  Take a look at our program calendar or newsletter for a complete listing of our September/October programs.
  • In addition to thousands of printed books, did you know that we offer free access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available through our Live-brary Free Downloads service. Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Download an app called Libby or Overdrive to get started. Our eBooks work on Kindles too!
    Need additional assistance getting your device set up? Make an appointment with one of our librarians through our book-a-librarian service: https://goo.gl/s6Rfrw
  • The library subscribes to a wide variety of print magazines that can be checked out with your library card as well as digital magazines available through FlipsterFlipster works on browsers as well as mobile devices with the Flipster app (available on iTunes or Google Play).
  • Need help with Homework? No problem! Our Brainfuse HelpNow resource connects you with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Brainfuse HelpNow also features an Adult Learning Center: access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! It also includes a Foreign Language Lab as well as Spanish Speaking Support.
  • Need a scholarly journal for a research paper or information from a peer reviewed source? Try our Live-brary research databases for access to thousands of full-text articles.
  • Learn a new language! Our free database, Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Download the Pronunciator app on iTunes or Google Play. We also have an English-Spanish Conversation Group as well as various other programs in English and Spanish.
  • Visit a museum! The Islip Public Library offers free museum passes and discount tickets for local and New York City area museums to Islip Library cardholders. We currently have passes available to the following Long Island museums: Fire Island Lighthouse; Long Island Children’s Museum; Old Bethpage Village Restoration; Sagtikos Manor (only open through September); Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium. We also have passes to the following New York City museums:  Frick Collection & Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as well as the Empire parking pass.  We have discount tickets available to: Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead ($18); Long Island Game Farm ($14: expire October 2018); Museum of Natural History ($10).

We hope you will take advantage of all the services the Islip Public Library has to offer!

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