Children’s Room Blog

Hello, my name is Miss Jackie and I’m the children’s librarian at Montauk Library! Stop by and visit for books, programs and much more!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Children’s author and innovator Dr. Seuss would have turned 112 on March 2, 1904.  Theodor Seuss Geisel, the man behind the pen name, was first an illustrator and cartoonist for several magazines and also worked on ad campaigns and political cartoons before turning to children’s books after World War II.  He wrote many classic children’s… Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday Wii at the Library!

#ThrowbackThursday Wii at the Library!

Last Saturday was really exciting because we finally had our first gaming program at the library! Children were invited to spend the afternoon playing a video game tournament with their friends on our new Nintendo Wii game consoles. Children who attended got to play Wii on the big screen in the community room!  First, we… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day From the Montauk Library!

Happy Valentine’s Day From the Montauk Library!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Montauk Library! In celebration of Valentine’s Day we had a Valentine’s Day Dance for preschoolers.  Children were invited to dance under our disco ball to the latest tunes and show us their moves! We also had toys set up for the reluctant dancers to play with, including a kitchen set,… Read more »

Holiday Cookie Decorating at the Montauk Library!

This past Saturday, we held a holiday cookie decorating program at the Montauk Library. So many children came that we had to run out and get extra supplies!  Everyone had a lot of fun and made some really beautiful cookies! Every child who registered was able to create three different cookies.  The first cookies everyone… Read more »

Tis the Season…To Be Crafty!

This past Tuesday afternoon, the Montauk Library held a holiday craft program for kids after school.  During the “crafternoon” we made a bunch of different projects and enjoyed cookies and juice.  We made snowman ornaments, 3D tissue paper wreaths, reindeer hats and wooden ornaments.  For the snowman ornaments, each child got a plastic ornament and… Read more »

Gingerbread Fun at the Library!

This past Saturday we had over thirty five children come to the library with their friends and family to make gingerbread houses! Each child got their own gingerbread house kit which came with the house pieces, icing, and decorative candy.  First, everyone used the icing to “glue” their house pieces together, which was a lot… Read more »

#FlashbackFriday: I Am Thankful For…Cupcakes!

This Friday I am flashing back to some of our fun Thanksgiving programs! Can you believe that Thanksgiving was only two weeks ago?! The holiday season is flying by!  Right before Thanksgiving, the library hosted two programs that were my favorites of the month: the “I Am Thankful For…” craft program and the Thanksgiving Cupcake… Read more »

Apple Pies at the Library!

On Saturday, November 7th, the Baking Coach came to the Montauk Library to help families make apple pies together.  She showed everyone how to make apple pie from scratch, having them first peel and cut the apples.  Next, everyone worked together to mix the ingredients for the dough and roll it out in order to… Read more »