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!

Zombies at the Montauk Library!

There were zombies at the Montauk Library yesterday! Artist and author Joyce Raimondo visited the library again and taught children how to make zombie and mummy hands and fingers! Children learned how to work with plaster gauze and used their own hands as the basis for the mummy or zombie hand that they created.  After… Read more »

Wild Witches & Playful Pumpkins

Halloween season is here! This week we had the first of many Halloween-themed programs at the library.  Artist and author, Joyce Raimondo, came to the library and hosted her Wild Witches & Playful Pumpkins program for the children’s department.  Children used their imaginations to make witches, pumpkins, zombies and more! Everyone was very creative and… Read more »

September Programs Wrap Up: Pirates, Apples & Snoopy!

This past month we held some really fun programs and as a bonus, it was library card sign up month nationwide!  Here’s a look back on all the fun we had… September 19th was International Talk Like A Pirate Day and we held a pirate party for all the little pirates in Montauk! Children who… Read more »

Montauk Library’s Banned Books Social Media Contest!

Announcing Montauk Library’s Banned Books Social Media Contest!    To celebrate Banned Books Week, the Montauk Library is holding a social media contest for a chance to win banned book author Harper Lee’s books To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman!  Lee’s classic work To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the top 100… Read more »

Sidewalk Chalk & Summer Wrap Up!

We had our last program of the summer last weekend. Children and parents had fun with sidewalk chalk and kept cool with ice pops!  We held the program in our lower parking lot on the side of our building where everyone got creative and made art with chalk.  It was a really hot day, but… Read more »

Frogs, Bugs & Animals – Oh My!

On Friday, August 21st, the library was taken over by Jason and his frogs, bugs and animals!  Kids and parents came to the library to see Jason’s show and to pet all different kinds of critters. Tons of people came and fun was had by all! Jason brought tons of different animals and insects with… Read more »

So Much Fun at Super Hero Story Hour!

This past Tuesday we had children super heroes visit the library for a special Super Hero Story Hour.  Together we read some awesome books about super heroes! The books we read included: Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by  Deb Pilutti Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle The Day I Lost… Read more »

Rainy Day Lego Programs

This past Tuesday we had such heavy rainstorms that the children’s room was filled to bursting all day long! Children and parents came in to play with puzzles and games, read books, go on the computers and iPad and escape the weather.  I was so happy that we had two Lego programs planned for the… Read more »

A Perfect Afternoon with Petra’s Puppets!

Last week, Steve Petra from Petra’s Puppets visited the Montauk Library to perform his Calling All Heroes show for children and parents.  He brought his friends Ultra Duck, Eric the Super Sheep, Granny Pterodactyl and the villainous Gorgonzilla along with him and they all put on a fantastic show for everyone in attendance! Steve did… Read more »

New Books Are Here!

The Montauk Library Children’s Room has a lot of new titles to choose from! Since I’ve started here in July, I’ve been ordering new titles for children and teens. I’ve added the Ladybug Girl series by David Soman to the collection, which is the perfect picture book series for those who enjoyed Pinkalicious, Olivia and… Read more »