Every Summer the Patchogue-Medford Library, along with libraries around the country, run Summer Reading Clubs for Children, Teens and Adults. You can register for those programs online. Click read more for more information.
Libraries on Long Island and New York City are playing a wonderful role in everyone’s daily summer schedule. No longer seen as a place to borrow books, libraries are now viewed by the community as centers for social contact for families, students, young adults and seniors. There are genealogy, financial, and exercise workshops which include tai chi, dancing lessons for all levels, and book speed dating which includes the opportunity to meet and reserve the hottest new book titles. Some libraries lend out fishing poles, cameras, e-books, and host a ukulele workshop, which has become a huge hit at a local library with access to borrowing ukuleles also. Additional workshops include “Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality” where patrons can try out Google Cardboard, Creole Color Alice, Yelp Monacle and more. There is even a Lego Block Party workshop for adults to join.
The later examples can be found at the Patchogue-Medford Library. Libraries are partnering with local businesses and holding events for patrons of all ages. One popular program includes reading graphic novels for ages 16 and up at a local coffee shop. They connect with young creative professionals in the art, music, and acting fields every third Wednesday at Roast Coffee & Tea Shop.
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