Our first stop was a serendipitous last-minute addition - we got to visit West Islip Public Library to drop off our button maker for their Library Lock-In! And boy were we glad we did, because they have some truly adorable decorations going on in their children's area:
|Loving these building-themed endcaps|
|A construction-themed window treatment that has fooled some patrons|
|The ever-glorious window fish looking lovely on a sunny day|
|Construction vehicles: the perennial toddler-pleaser|
|Summer Reading prizes greet you in the library lobby|
|LOVING the I-spy fishtank trend|
|A Lego-licious themed bulletin board|
|zoom in on that Lego board detailing|
|Real building models from the child of a staff member who's|
studying to be an architect
|Currently planning a training to discuss the perfection of the name Winston Turbo|
Next we stopped in at Lindenhurst, where we committed the reprehensible crime of forgetting to photograph the bearded dragons. I'm upset at myself for this because they were being really adorable spiky scaly friends. Next time I'll take extra dragon photos. Maybe we'll do a whole post just about library pets! Annnyway, we were greeted at the door by some delightful dragons, after which we checked out the newly-rearranged children's area -- looking fantastic!
|don't the colors draw you right in?!|
|this picture makes me really happy|
Afterwards we checked out the upstairs teen space, the Teen Zone. They redid it a while back but this was my first time seeing it, and WOW!
|librarians in their element|
Our penultimate stop was at Copiague Memorial Library, and its freshly-painted children's room fits right in with our set of delightful color schemes (not to mention dragons):
LOOK AT THE DRAGONS:
|I want my house to look like this|
They also have a too-adorable Summer Reading reporting setup, the Book Burrow:
|I spy one happy reader|
|GET IT? :)|
Our final stop of the day was Amityville, where they've really outdone themselves with decorations! The main part of the building is "Twilight at the Museum" themed. Check this out!!
A Lego wall:
HOMEMADE POOL NOODLE LINCOLN LOGS:
And a Lego-man book return slot:
Thanks to all the libraries who let us barge on in and took the time to hang out with us! Stay tuned for more road trip post goodness!