This time, you'll be reading all about our afternoon out and about the Port Jefferson area, when we visited Comsewogue, Port Jefferson and Emma S. Clark libraries.
Our first stop was Comsewogue, which was packed with furry friends for us to meet - Sweet Briar Nature Preserve was presenting a children's program, and there were two new guinea pig friends!
|we couldn't stay to watch what they had,|
but were hoping for sloths
|one of two fearsome guardpigs (#2 was feeling two shy for the paparazzi)|
|Derek, I'm sorry I keep making you do these|
(but I'm not gonna stop)
|four day passes?! *drools*|
|giant Rubik's Cubes set the tone as you approach the children's area|
|rainbows above and below are part of a giant game of Candyland|
|building sneaks in at the Lego-themed reporting area|
|clever Tetris-style tetromino name cards for the windows|
|ALL THE GAMES|
|I declare it too soon for these cartoons to achieve "classic" status|
|mmmm video games|
Port Jeff's take on the Summer Reading think outside the books trend is a Bucket List Challenge (great name!):
|I was going to name my fave challenge, but I can't pick!!|
Port Jeff, we'd love a picture of someone achieving the "Wear 20 Shirts" challenge!
Our final stop of the afternoon was Emma S. Clark, which neither Derek nor I had been to before. This means I went a bit crazy with the picture taking, so hold on to your hats!
Emma S. Clark is one of those fantastic buildings that's half modern, half historic. I think I'll live in this room:
|leaded windows, books and a fireplace are all I need in life|
Over in the cheerful children's room, the decorations were ON POINT! This is the second year that Emma has used the green screen as part of their Summer Reading decorating (it's funny because it sounds like I'm talking about a person). The results are adorable. Check it out:
|some kiddos were turned into construction workers|
|while others dressed up as their dream jobs that will help build a better world!|
|that's right, she's the president AND a judge. get it girl!|
|children are the actual best <3|
And lest you think the librarians don't get in on the fun, check THIS out:
Kids put up gear post-it notes with how they're making a difference in their community. The answers are predictably precious, from the pragmatic:
|excellent, if highly specific|
|STOP SCREAMING TATE|
|childlike optimism at its finest|
To the inscrutable:
|actually, I'd take a pink house|
|down with the ogyovig!!|
Nanette Feder reached out to Six Word Memoirs for permission to use a version of their logo - fantastic! Derek and I loved the reviews. Some of them were really clever, and some were hilarious.
|I smell a future writer|
A big thanks to all, as always, for showing us around and spending some time with us! Stay tuned for more road trip goodness to come!