Friday, August 15, 2014

We Fizzed. We Boomed. We Read.

This summer team Yawesome decided to get up and go to visit a few of the libraries out here in Suffolk. We were so excited to see all the wonderful things and ideas you all had for this year's summer reading themes "Fizz, Boom, Read" and "Spark a Reaction". We have been sharing some of your ideas throughout the summer and here is a round up of some more great decorations and community service projects!

Smithtown - Nesconset

A talented clerk at Smithtown - Nesconset created this mad scientist! Parents and kids alike went crazy over him.

West Islip

In West Islip they had molecules made from foam balls and slime made from lime green table clothes. Their pièce de résistance was a robot named Fred created from left overs from their craft closet! Bowls, tin foil, umbrellas, paint and more made up this rockin' robot!


Southold made their teen bulletin board come to life with lightning bolts and a good bit of glitter! Traveling across the ceiling of their children's area was a DNA strand made of pipe cleaners! 

Center Moriches

Center Moriches had aliens visit as well as beakers used to mark off all the kids who completed the summer reading challenge. They also had their amazing posters made by teens for community service hours. Pizza was included in the program package!

West Babylon

West Babylon took beakers to a whole new level! When their kids signed up for the summer reading club they became a bubble in their fizzy bulletin board. The librarians also used the SCLS 3D printer to print out atoms for decoration! They also had a Fizz, Boom, Read prize display case adorned with awesome summer reading treats and, of course, a bit of construction paper slime.


Babylon made sure they were decorated from top to bottom! With kid scientists, a hazmat suit, and a periodic table they were covered. Plus, what lab isn't complete without its own hand-crafted minions?


Harborfields' teen department doesn't take the term "go big or go home" lightly. As you can see they went TREMENDOUS with their summer reading desk. They used laundry hoses, caution tape and more to get this mad scientist lab up and running. Is that a minion in the back there as well? Not to mention it lights up!

We were so impressed by everything all of your have done! Congratulations on a super scientifically successful summer!

There's still time to send in photos of your library's summer reading displays. If you have a picture of something you've done in your library send it and a short sentence or two to We'd really love to see something from all of our libraries!

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