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Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children, from birth through 5 years, is an important step in helping them acquire the skills they need to be ready to read. We’re here to help you create a love of reading for your child, and to assist in their success in school from Kindergarten and beyond. Register for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to make this challenge fun! Your child will receive prizes and stickers for every 100 books that are completed. Register at the Children’s Reference Desk, get started now with our Instructions and Easy Fill-in Sheets.

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Ultimate Playdate

Join our fun playdate group where children can connect with other families in the community while children build their social skills and engage in creative and unstructured play. Infants to preschool age children with a caregiver. Register for Ultimate Playdate, Evening Edition, or our Lights Up, Sound Down Playdate.

Engaging Storytime

We are pleased to present an engaging selection of storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Camping, fire trucks, super heroes, pets, and bedtime stories are examples of picture book story themes presented by our librarians. The programs are enhanced by the inclusion of songs and crafts for children to enjoy with their caregivers. Come join us for storytime!

Creative Painting Programs

The Islip Public Library offers painting program for children of all ages: Finger Paint Fun (infant-5 years old), Juice Box Paint Club (Grades K-2), and Paint Night Party (Grades 3-6). These fun programs give our young artists the opportunity to express themselves using their imagination and creativity. Come and check out these programs!

See All of Our Current Programs

We have a wide range of programs for all age groups, including STEAM, book discussions, paint parties, crafts, language learning, and more! Meet our program specialists

Meet our Program Specialists

Mrs. Graybosch

Maria Graybosch

She's a singer, she's a dancer, she's Super Storytime Teller! Mrs. Graybosch, our Musical Maestro, is guaranteed to shake your sillies out at our world famous storytimes… Don't miss out!

Mrs. Hoffman

Jane Hoffman

Who can take a coffee lid, a bottle cap, a pompom and make a Super craft? Why Mrs. Hoffman can! She is our resident Marvelous Maker Maven! Do not hesitate to make a date to create at one of her Craftastic programs!

Mrs. Darcy

Diane Darcy

Come to the library and visit Mrs. Darcy! She likes to read and read; Her friends have all agreed; Yoga, Painting, and Gardening Programs she likes to lead; That makes her a very happy librarian indeed!

Ms. Ferrari

Michele Ferrari

The tall tale of the Literary Monster has been solved! We should have known it was Mrs. Ferrari! Mrs. F. can talk books for hours, days, months, or years! Just give her thirty minutes during one of her Tuesday Storytimes and the Monster becomes a Minstrel who is sure to delight listeners.

Mrs. LoDolce

Bonjour, Hola, Hello… Are you ready to find out about new languages and cultures? Come and join the fiesta with Mrs. LoDolce’s programs. All are bienvenue, bienvenidos, welcome.

Mrs. R

3D printers, Ozobots, and more, Oh my! Mrs. R is our Gifted Gadget Guru! Attend one of her electrified programs, and your tech skills will blast off!

Ms. Barell

A Vivacious Video game Victor with a soft spot for animals and graphic novels, Ms. Barell is our resident Geek! From D&D to original Mario Bros., Mrs. Barell can do it all!

Mr. Wuthenow

Mr. Wuthenow is the Head of Children’s Services. We are always searching for exciting program ideas. If you have any fantastic program ideas that you would like to share with us, email us at and tell us about your idea!

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