Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Derek and Darla's North Fork Road Trip

Thursday, July 21st dawned bright and beautiful, a perfect day to hit the North Fork and see some LIBRARIES! We made our way to the end, allll the way to Greenport, then worked our way back to conclude our day at Riverhead Free Library for the second in SCLS' series of Meet and Greets. 

First on our road trip was Floyd Memorial Library, where we met Tracy in the teen room, who, at 10 o'clock in the morning, already had her computer station full of teens! Then we made our way to Children's, where Joe was nice enough to talk with us about their exciting summer programming conducted in conjunction with other North Fork libraries and community organizations. He also gave us an exclusive tour of their beautiful garden! 

Remember these grins?

Next up was Southold Free Library, where we caught Dana in action in an embroidery class! We got to peek at their costumes for the upcoming Battle of the Books, and when making our way into their youth services area, spotted a passive program that came from our training with Dr. Dana Sheridan earlier in the year! 

Then, on to Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library where it was all about a summer full of fitness! Patrons can take part in their Be Fit Challenge, a series of fitness exercises along their garden path. Those who complete it get to send a monkey on a zipline ride to ring a bell! When talking with Mignon, a young patron came in, excitedly declaring, "I DID IT!" The toddler also conducted a small interview with myself and Derek, demanding our names and that we watch her send the monkey down the zipline. We did. It was amazing. We wanted to do it to. Wouldn't you?

Mattituck-Laurel Library was completely decked out in sports decoration goodness! Want to play a round of mini-golf? Go for it! Want to shoot some hoops? You got it! As long as you're signed up for the Summer Reading program, you get to play with a TON of awesome stuff! Teen librarian Jacklyn also took some time out of her day to show us her revamped teen space. Looking great! 

3D Printed Bubble Wands!
Mattituck-Laurel: Team Valor Town
Derek, breakin' rules as usual

Finally we found ourselves at Riverhead Free Library, where we brought the newest addition to the SCLS-YS team, Delilah Dinosaur (that isn't her name) to show off. Thanks to the Riverhead for hosting us and showing us around! 

We hope we see you at our next SCLS Meet and Greet at 10:00 am this Thursday, August 4th at Lindenhurst Memorial Library! 

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