Reader Services

 

Welcome to the Reader Services Department:

Donna Ballard (Department Head), Janine Walsh, Christina Crocker, Mary Ellen Fosso, and Susan Saskin welcome you to the Reader Services Department Website of the EMPL web page. Our job is to provide you with books for the adult circulating collection, to keep the collection up-to-date, and to provide book discussions, working closely with the Public Relations Department. We publicize interesting aspects of the collection and just help to make EMPL the vital and exciting place it is!

Please browse our links to several sites. We’ve provided an e-mail address for your comments and suggestions. We hope you’ll find lots of helpful information. Enjoy!

If you would like to recommend a title, please click here.


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RBdigital Magazines is now available!

RBdigital Magazines is an online newsstand made free to you by the library. Full-color digital magazines are now available for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The issues are always available so you don’t have to worry about holds or due dates. Read online using a PC or Mac or mobile browser, or download issues to your mobile device to read offline (iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire). This collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles. Rolling Stone, Brides, Glamour, Vogue, Newsweek, and Esquire are just a few of the titles we have to offer.

A valid East Meadow Public Library card is required to access RBdigital Magazines.  







Looking for eBook/audiobook suggestions? We’ve created some new and exciting lists to help you find your next read. From bestsellers to self-help, there’s a wide variety of topics to explore. Sign in to Nassau Digital Doorway by selecting East Meadow from the list of libraries and then log in using your East Meadow Library card barcode. Or you can sign in using your OverDrive account or with Facebook. Happy browsing!



Evening Book Discussion – July 23 at 7:30 p.m. – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Location: East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Join us on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But, as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Discussion guide for An American Marriage.



Evening Book Discussion – August 27 at 7:30 p.m. – The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

Location: East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

Join us on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading, but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author, takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past, and offers her the chance to remake her life.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Discussion guide for The Book That Matters Most.




ADULT CRAFT PROGRAM – MOSAICS OF THE SKY WITH FELICIA – August 13th at 1:00 p.m.

Register beginning July 19th at 516-794-2570 ext. 560 or online at
https://eastmeadow.info/ .

Materials Fee: $5.00

Location: To Be Announced

The mosaics class with Felicia was such a big hit that we invited her back. This time we are all about the sky, space, and the moon landing. Create your own masterpieces. They look so good!

Click here for more information on this exciting program.


THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB RETURNS – BE A PART OF THIS FABULOUS PROGRAM!

A Universe of Stories

Dear Summer Reading Club Attendees,

This year’s Summer Reading theme is WELCOME TO A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. As the theme moves into the Space Age, we will do the same with our Summer Reading Club.

The Summer Reading Club is very different this year. Sign-up and reading participation is held online only beginning June 6 at
https://tinyurl.com/empluniverse . Here you can also post all of your reviews. No need to collect “tickets” this year.

At the end of the summer, we will have an End of Summer Party with a guest author and a book buzz. Rather than raffle prizes, we will hold a GALLEY GRAB for those who submitted at least one book review. There will still be book discussions throughout the summer. As an added bonus, there will also be programming at the Cradle of Aviation.

As you know, the Library will be going under construction for our major renovation. You will notice that our list of events for June will have designated sites. July and August locations will be decided as soon as possible and then posted. We will send you notifications, or you can see them on our website https://eastmeadow.info/ .

So, this summer, as we discover a “Universe of Stories” together, let’s kick back, enjoy the beautiful weather and READ READ READ!

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER READING CLUB BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR RECOMMENDED TITLES WE’RE SURE YOU’LL LOVE!

Also, almost all of the titles on our summer reading club bibliography are available through the Nassau Digital Doorway as eBooks or audiobooks. Sign in to Nassau Digital Doorway by selecting East Meadow from the list of libraries and then log in using your East Meadow Library card barcode. Or you can sign in using your OverDrive account or with Facebook.




Have you tried NoveList, our online readers’ advisory tool? NoveList is a wonderful database to help you find fiction books based on your preferences. You can search the database by entering a title or author that you like, or you can even describe the type of book that you would like to read and NoveList will present you with a list of books that match your preferences.

download audio books
 

NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY
Need help downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library? Begin with this link.

 

 
 

ONLINE BOOK CLUB
Welcome to our online book club where questions will be posted to promote our discussions. Click here for information on how to join the club.

 

GOOD READS (Google Directory Readers Advisory Search)
Good Reads
is a great way to begin your search for reading guides for your discussion group.

 
Foreign Language Collection
 WORLD LANGUAGE COLLECTION
We now carry books in other languages.  At this point in time, we have books in Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Click here to see the titles in our collection.
On the Bedside Table
 ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE
Welcome to the East Meadow Public Library’s new Book Blog where you will find book reviews, new services, a calendar of our book programs and lots more. We’re looking forward to your comments, questions, and suggestions. Hope you enjoy reading what we’re writing!
 
Read 'N Share
 ON YOUR MARK
Every month, members of the Library staff pick three books that they loved, which are printed on their personal bookmarks. If you like their picks, you can look for their bookmarks next month. It’s one more way to match the right
book with the right reader.
On your mark, get set, go find your favorite read!
 
Best Sellers Club
 BEST SELLERS CLUB
By joining our Best Sellers Club you will be automatically placed on the reserve list for the latest fiction by your favorite authors. Click here for more details regarding this exceptional new program.
Book in a Bag
 BOOK CLUB IN A BAG
Welcome to the Book Club in a Bag Program, brought to you by the East Meadow Public Library. Click here for more details regarding this exciting new program.
 
Lunch 'N Books
 LUNCH ‘N BOOKS
Twice a year we offer a series of four books for discussion. Join us at 12:30 PM when expert leaders will discuss literary works of fiction and non-fiction. You may bring your lunch at 11:45 AM; coffee and tea will be provided for a small fee. Click here for a listing of the books to be discussed and meeting dates. If you would like to see a complete list of all of the books that we have discussed in our Lunch ‘n Books series, please click here.
 
crescentmoon
 EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The library now has its own book discussion group that meets at 7:30 PM. Book selections are made with the assistance of Reader Services librarian Marcia Blackman, and copies of the book may be reserved at the Reference Desk.  Anyone interested in joining the group can just come and join us, no registration is needed. If you have any questions, please call Marcia Blackman or Donna Ballard at 794-2570, ext.236. Click here for a listing of the books to be discussed and meeting dates. If you would like to see a complete list of all of the books that we have discussed in our Evening Book Discussion Group, please click here.
Large Print Books
 LARGE PRINT BOOKS
Our library has one of the largest collections of large print books in the county. We are proud of our holdings and know that you will find exactly what you are looking for. If you don’t find the book you want, please have a librarian check our large basement holdings. Click here for a sample of some of our newest large print titles.
 HOMEBOUND SERVICES
Mary-Ellen Fosso, our Community Services Librarian, provides library services for homebound residents. For patrons physically unable to come to the library, we offer a homebound program to deliver books to you. If you are eligible (a doctor’s note will be required) please contact us for further information.
 
 MAGAZINE COLLECTION
We have over 100 circulating magazines in our Browsing Room collection, featuring popular titles such as People, Modern Bride, Time, and Entertainment Weekly.
 
New Books in Collection
 NEW BOOKS IN COLLECTION
Check out the latest titles in the Reader Services 2019 book collection.
 
Book Lists by Subject
 BOOK LISTS BY SUBJECT
Bibliographies prepared by the Reader Services Staff.
 
Books and Reading Lists
 BOOKS AND READING LINKS
Useful websites for book lovers.

 Contact our Reader Services Department at readers@eastmeadow.info.

Reader Services Department Caricature