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Carl DelVecchio Memorial Library

We’re happy to announce that the Nassau Digital Doorway users now have access to over 3,000 magazines! There is a separate tab on top of the NDD browser page.

The Williston Park Library is excited to announce our partnership with Page Turner Adventures to offer children a virtual and fun summer experience.

Please refer to the children’s calendar of events on our website, willistonparklibrary.org. Each week will feature a different theme and each day offers a new experience — theater shows, stories, crafts, children’s book author and illustrator interviews, contests, games, special guest performers, virtual field trips, and much more.

Monday is Show Day featuring a virtual story theater show; Tuesday is Craft Day featuring crafts, games, recipes, science experiments, and other activities; Wednesday is Author and Illustrator Day featuring fun interviews, read-alongs, trivia games, book giveaways and other activities with children’s authors and illustrators; Thursday is Mashup Day featuring more crafts and activities; and Friday is Guest Day featuring special guests related to that week’s theme.

New titles added to the collection:
Stepsisters—Susan Mallery
Kobalt Dossier—Eric Van Lustbader
Great Circle—Maggie Shipstead
What We Carry: A Memoir—Maya Shanbhag Lang
Stronger: Courage, Hope & Humor in My Life with John McCain—Cindy McCain
Olympus, Texas—Stacey Swann
Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up & What We Make When We Make Dinner—Liz Hauck
Reunion Beach—Elin Hilderbrand, et al.

Our Daily Hours Are:

Browsing &Vestibule Pick-Up: Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm and Saturday: 10am-4pm

“Open for Browsing” means you can come inside, walk around the Library, and look for books and other items. Please limit your time to 1 hour. Only one family at a time will be permitted in the Children’s Room.

Items requested over the phone can be picked up in the Library vestibule.

Please maintain social distancing practices while in the Library.

All customers and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times while in the Library, per Executive Order 202.17. Face coverings must cover both your mouth and nose.

Congregating is not permitted.

Three computers are available for public use for a limit of 30 minutes.

Please return items in the outside book drops. For safety reasons, we cannot accept items returned inside the Library!

Adult Programs
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center Virtual Tour—Tuesday—July 27—11am-12pm via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcuGhqTksHNG444AE2dLAJRZ9XAcEZ-aP You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving Class—Thursday—August 12–10am-4pm in the Assembly room of Village Hall. Limited to 25 participants. $28 p/person.

Check payable to Empire Safety Council. Social distancing and masks are required. Registration is required. Williston Park residents will receive preference. Non-residents may begin registering on July 29. Call the library to register.

Children’s Programs
Pageturners—Monday-Friday—July 1-July 30—10am-5:30pm. Please refer to the children’s calendar of events on our website willistonparklibrary.org

STEM-tastic: Mythical Tales-Unicorns, Mermaids & Dragon Tails—Friday—July 20—11am in the Assembly Room of Village Hall for children of all ages. Explore a world of mythical creatures, create a rainbow in a bowl and build your own dragon.

Masks are required for everyone ages 2+. Email willistonparkprograms@gmail.com to register.

Reading to Dogs with Bide-A-Wee—Thursday—July 22—11 am-12 pm in the Assembly Room of Village Hall. Masks are required to everyone ages 2+. Email willistonparkprograms@gmail.com to register for a time slot (11 am, 11:20 am, 11:40 am or 12 pm) First come, first served.

Summer Reading Finale with Nick the Balloonatic—Saturday—August 7—11 am-12 pm in the parking lot of Village Hall. Masks are required for everyone ages 2+. Please bring your chair. Raffle prizes to be drawn and winners announced. Email willistonparkprograms@gmail.com to register.

Come into the Library for a free children’s craft every Monday for Take and Make Mondays.

Check out the calendar of events for Virtual Puzzle Wednesdays and Virtual Game Fridays.

Please check our website willistonarklibrary.org for updates on all upcoming events.

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