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71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
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Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12pm-4pm
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12pm-4pm
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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Join Us!

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 and Craft Programs

The Islip Public Library offers painting and craft programs for children of all ages. 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, family programs, 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

Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos… Mrs. LoDolce would like to welcome you to the Children's Department. Suggestions and new ideas to further enrich your family's experience at the library are always 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. Buscarino

Ms. Buscarino LOVES fiction. She’s an expert on everything fantasy, from dragons to demigods and all wizarding and witchling school adventures in between. Want to chat about the latest graphic novels? Find Ms. B.

Ms. Herbst

Searching for a librarian whose story times are full of laughter? Look no further than Miss Herbst! Her love of books and silly songs are sure to bring a smile to your face.

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