Young Adult Survey

SurveyThe Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library had a table set up this past weekend at the Street Fair. Some staff members called out to people passing by and asked them to fill out a short survey.

One of the surveys was geared towards Young Adults and the programs we offer at the library. Below are some of the results.


We also asked the teens what programs they would like to see offered. Some responses were video game tournaments, fandoms and book reviews, robotics, mythology, and volunteering.

If you have any requests for a program please stop by the Young Adult desk or call us at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18.

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Young Adult Back to School Display

Stop into the Young Adult room to check out some of our books on display. This month’s theme is “Get Your Hands on a Good Back to School Book!“ 

Some of the titles include:

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Deep in the Heart of High School by Veronica Goldbach
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
The Wave by Todd Strasser


Print out these quotes and put them in your locker or around your house to keep you motivated while in school.

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Banned Books Week Sept 21-Sept 27

Banned Books Week

Every year more books are banned or challenged for many reasons. Some books are even banned by accident (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr.)! Support Banned Books Week by reading a banned book! Check out the list of banned books at or find out more about banned books at

Here’s a few Banned/Challenged Children’s books that you may like.

The Wish Giver
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
James and the Giant Peach
The Witches
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Harriet the Spy
Goosebumps (series)
Where’s Waldo?
A Wrinkle in Time
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
The Giver
Winnie the Pooh
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
Junie B. Jones (series)
Bridge to Terabithia
The Great Gilly Hopkins
And Tango Makes Three
How to Eat Fried Worms
Harry Potter (series)
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lorax
Green Eggs and Ham                                   
The Giving Tree
A Light in the Attic
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Bad Beginning (series)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Charlotte’s Web
Amulet (series)
Little Women
The Indian in the Cupboard
Little Black Sambo
The Wizard of OZ
The Five Chinese Brothers
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Free Parent Magazines

The Children’s Room has FREE Parent Magazines!

Come to the library and take home some of our great, free, parent resources.


These Resources provide:

  • Parent information and tips
  • Activities to do
  • Events in the area
  • Articles
  • Fun places to go with kids
  • News
  • And much more!

Come in and bring them home today!

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West Hempstead Street Fair!!!!

Join us for the annual Street Fair on September 21, 2014 from 10-5 hosted by the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce.


Stop by the West Hempstead Library’s booth to see what new and exciting upcoming events we are offering.


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Children’s Book Chat

Book Chat for Grades 3 to 5

Held the first Tuesday of every month from September to June!

October’s book will be the Magician’s Elephant by Kate Dicamillo

Sign up in the children’s room and check out your book!

The Magician’s Elephant is about ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene who encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

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Books on Display

Come in to the Children’s Room and see the

books we have on display!

Our displays change based on what is going on  at the time and what is coming up.

These books are displayed on the top of the low stacks.

Right now we have:


  • Back to School books
  • Yom Kippur books
  • Rosh Hashanah books
  • Columbus Day books
  • Fall books
  • Apple books
  • Hispanic Heritage books

Come in and borrow some!

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September is Library Card Month

September is Library Card Month

Come to the library and get your library card! Any kids in 5th grade and younger, can come to the Children’s Room for a prize when they get their library card!

There is so much you can do with your library card! You can:

  • Take out books
  • Use the computers
  • Take out magazines
  • Use our online databases

Adult library cards can do even more. They can:

  • Take out movies
  • Take out cd’s
  • Take out video games
  • Take out audiobooks
  • Museum Passes
  • and much more!



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Children’s Summer Reading Club is over

Thank you to everyone who read for this years

Children’s Summer Reading Club

You read a total 2,377 books!

If you missed the finale show, make sure to come pick up your folder, certificate, and prize!

We would also like to thank McDonalds, Silbers Martial Arts, and Bagletown for their support!

Also, a thank you to Petra Puppets for all the fun we had at the Finale Party!Petra


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Fall Newsletter is Online

We know how anxious some of you are to see what programs we have lined up for the fall, so your wait is over.  The library’s Fall Newsletter is now on the library website at  in both our web and pdf versions.  You’ll find more details about what’s happening in the library in the newsletter or in additional flyers posted in the library.

Check the kid’s pages for their programs and sign-up dates and the young adults pages for their activities.

Registration for all FALL 2014 Adult Programs begins on Wednesday, October 1 for our library members.  Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Monday, October 6, as space allows.

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