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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Minutes of 9/08 Board Meeting

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The Approved Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees that was held on Monday, September 8, 2014 are available below.

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Children’s Librarian Speaks at NY Comic-Con

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On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Garden City Public Library Children’s Librarian Laura Giunta served as a panelist on a professional panel at New York Comic Con, a four-day convention held at the Javits Center in New York City that covers a wide range of pop culture, including books, comics, graphic novels, movies, television, and other media. The panel, entitled “Why Should I Let My Child Read Comics?” was aimed at librarians, teachers, educators, and parents to highlight the benefits of children reading comics and graphic novels as well as to offer suggested graphic novels and comic books for early readers, middle-grade readers, and young-adult readers. photo of GCPL Children's Librarian Laura Giunta

The panel was submitted on behalf of the Nassau County Library Association’s Pop Culture Committee and the Suffolk County Library Association’s Pop Culture Committee. Laura Giunta, who is currently the chair of NCLA’s Pop Culture Committee as well as the recording secretary for NCLA, also organized a trip to New York Comic Con for other librarians in Nassau County and the tri-state area, including Garden City Public Library Children’s Librarian Barbara Grace.

Librarians, teachers and parents as well as children, ‘tweens, and young adults, looking to see the benefits of reading graphic novels and comic books and get some comic-book and graphic-novel recommendations, can view the topics and titles discussed during the panel at the website, kidsreadcomics.wordpress.com, which was created by Laura Giunta specifically for the panel.

Over 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this year, making it the largest convention in North America. New York Comic Con, which made national headlines this month, was also attended by major publishers and comic-book companies, as well as notable children’s authors, such as Jeff Kinney, Tony DiTerlizzi, and R.L. Stine.


“Like” the Children’s Room on Facebook

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Find us on FacebookBy liking the Garden City Public Library Children’s Room on Facebook, you will get updates on your Facebook Newsfeed about upcoming children’s storytimes, book discussions, and special programs and updates on registration dates. You will also get suggestions on the latest books in the Children’s Room and links to helpful resources. Get the latest news from the Children’s Room by visiting our Facebook page.


Babysitting Workshop

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The always popular "Babysitting Workshop" will be offered again this fall. The "Safety Session," with Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation and Detective Richard Pedone of the GC Police Department Youth Bureau, was held on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM. Mr. Espey and Officer Pedone instructed future and current babysitters on how to prevent problems and deal with the unpreventable in Village parks and the pool as well as in the home.

animated graphic of formula dripping from baby bottleeOn Wednesday, November 5 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM, Nurses JoAnnTanck and Georgette Basso will teach babysitters about the care, health, nutrition, illnesses, and accidents of young children and infants in the "Child Care/First Aid Session." Young adults will learn how to handle emergencies when babysitting. Bring a baby-size doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering, burping and first aid.

Certificates of Completion will be awarded to those attending both sessions. Registration starts on October 15 and is ongoing on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 30 young adults.

This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Friends' Bargain Book Sale

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animated graphic of wobbling book stackThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will hold a “Bargain Book Sale” on Saturday, November 8, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on the Lower Level. Come early for the best selection of hard- and softcover books, CDs, DVDs, and videos. Find beautiful Christmas books and great gift books just in time for the holidays. Choose from fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen, and children’s books. Antique and autographed books as well as coffee-table books will be offered.

The Friends volunteers have organized this fabulous sale, with all proceeds to benefit the Library. The Friends have volunteered as a dynamic resource for the community with their staff and extensive services since 1952. The non-profit organization has provided free for patrons of all ages: museum passes, quality programs, new equipment, summer reading groups, monthly exhibitions, movies, book discussions, newsletters, lectures, plays, concerts, craft workshops, book bags, and much more.

Please note: the Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations from October 14 through November 15.


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