The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

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  • The Children’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme for 2015 is "Every Hero Has a Story."  For the first time this year, you may register your child online!   Click here to register.   In-person registration is still an option for those who prefer the “old-fashioned” way.  Registration is on-going. Starting Monday, June 22, you may pick up your child’s book bag and goodies. The following Monday, June 29, prizes will be awarded to kids who read at least one book each week.  There will be weekly prizes for each child.   The second big change this year is a Summer Reading Kick-Off Day on Monday, June 30 to go along with the “Every Hero Has a Story” theme: Superhero Training Camp, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ages
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  • To celebrate Independence Day, check out the sites around Three Village that played a part in helping General George Washington win the American Revolution.  The Culper Spy Ring took place right here in Setauket! Consult our interactive map at spyring.emmaclark.org to visit the places where history happened, or check out our list of recommended materials and websites to discover the facts behind this important story that took place right here during the Revolutionary War.  
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  • Check out these kids programs presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension that will be held right here at Emma Clark Library this Summer! Discovery Tank (grades 2 - 4) Wednesday, July 1, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Discover the wonders of local marine life.  Experience a hands-on introduction to sea stars, shellfish, hermit crabs, snails, and fish.  A low-maintenance, 10-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with these animals will be left for display in the Children's Library for the summer and then we'll raffle off the tank!  Stop by the Children's Reference Desk for your raffle ticket or just stop by to view the marine life.   Click here  to register for the program starting 6/24.   THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FILLED - SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST ONLY Sensational sharks (grades
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  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration is now added to our Museum Pass Program. Reserve a museum pass here.   Questions?  Email askus@emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080
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  • A summer tradition, we'll be holding the 3 rd Annual Food Drive for the month of July . Run by the Teen Services Department, volunteers will be collecting toiletries and nonperishable food items to be donated to various food pantries throughout the community.  The teens will help publicize the drive, sort the food and deliver it to the food pantries. Donations are very much appreciated, and anyone is welcome to bring in a contribution.  Donation boxes will be located at the Library, in the lobby to the left of the Circulation Desk, from July 1 – 31. Some suggestions for food items include cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, beans, tuna fish, juice, pasta, and pasta sauce.  The food pantries can
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  • We're looking for volunteers (21 years of age or older) to help with our homebound services.  You'll be delivering library materials to the homebound approximately twice a month. For more information, contact Carolyn Emerson, Carolyn@emmaclark.org or 631.941.4080 ext. 125. Make a difference in your Three Village Community!    
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  • Look up at the Library.  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s…graphic novels! Coming in June – just in time for Summer Reading – the Children’s Department will now house graphic novels.  There will be about 200 new novels to start with titles such as Avengers, Big Nate, Bone , Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, My Little Pony, Scooby Doo, Sports Illustrated , and Star Wars . Graphic novels, or comic books, appeal to many reluctant readers because of the way they combine text with visual representation.  They teach children how to interpret images, which is especially important in our media world.  They also encourage reading for enjoyment and pleasure. We're elated to offer this new collection and widen the variety of
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  • More free electronic magazines for you to download - just in time for summer travels or a day at the beach!  A few of the popular titles include Bicycling , Entertainment Weekly , Field & Stream , Homes & Gardens , Popular Science , Real Simple , Runner's World , Town & Country , Travel & Leisure , and US Weekly . eMagazines make it easy to read multiple magazines at once - without the burden of carrying several magazines in your bag and without the clutter of stacks of magazines around the home.  Additionally, you may borrow each magazine’s current issue from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you wish to download a magazine. Our eMagazine service, Flipster, is available to download through Live-brary and is easily accessed right on the library’s website at emmaclark.org/downloads/ . The
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