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!
THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB RETURNS – BE A PART OF THIS FABULOUS PROGRAM!
Registration Begins June 8, 2021.
CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER READING CLUB BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR RECOMMENDED TITLES WE’RE SURE YOU’LL LOVE!
Summer Reading Club eBook/audiobook Bibliography – Sign in to Nassau Digital Doorway by selecting East Meadow from list of libraries and log in using your East Meadow Library card barcode. Or sign in with your OverDrive account or Facebook.
Welcome to the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Club, Tails and Tales. Our theme this year honors the wonderful comfort of animals, both wild and domesticated, that helped us get through the Covid pandemic. If you had a cat to cuddle, a dog to walk, or even a fish to feed, it brightened your day and gave purpose to your life. And, as you know, most animals have a tail and a tale. Do you have a pet pic you would like to share, especially if it also contains books? Does your fur baby have a tale? Please send your pictures and/or a story about your pet to us at email@example.com so we can celebrate them this summer.
We start our summer with a whale of a project, with the first part on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m., and finishing up on Thursday, June 24th (same time). Librarian Janine Walsh will lead us in a crocheting craft, “a whale of a coaster.” Kits will be made and available for pick-up, so that we can learn to crochet a whale coaster for that cool summer beverage of your choice.
Our June Mystery Club title is Dog On It by Spencer Quinn featuring the P.I. team of Chet and Bernie. Even if you are not one of our regular mystery readers, we urge you to join us Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. to get a taste of the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Spencer Quinn aka Peter Abrahams will be the featured author at our End of Summer Party in August, and has a new mystery in the series debuting in July.
Other summer programs include a visit with the plant man who will tell us what to plant to draw wildlife into our gardens, baking with a back story-learning to make desserts that come with a tale, an animal-centric trivia contest, and of course, book discussions.
Our programs once again, will be online and primarily zoomed. Sign-up and registration begin June 8th, and can be done at our summer reading club website. Our tentative calendar is located on that webpage as well. We will have little gift bags once a week, randomly drawn from the submitted reviews-each patron can win one during the summer. Our fantastic bibliography will also be on the webpage where you will find our recommended books-some available now, and some coming out during the course of the summer…both in e-book and print book.
We hope that you will enjoy our summer tale!
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!
RBdigital Magazines have moved to OverDrive and can be accessed by using the Libby app. If you aren’t able to use Libby or libbyapp.com, you can use the library’s OverDrive website. Full-color digital magazines are available for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. You can access over 3,000 digital magazines with a rolling 3 years of back issues (where available). There are no magazine checkout limits, so you can borrow as many as you like. This collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles. Rolling Stone, 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 the digital magazines through OverDrive.
BookPage is a monthly book review publication with the goal to connect book lovers with their next great read. It covers all types of books—from literary fiction, history and biography to popular genres like romance and mystery. It also includes book reviews, author interviews and other special features. Click on this link for the latest digital edition.
READER SERVICES PROGRAMS
July 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Our Night Sky: Cradle of Aviation
Museum access included with show.
Click on this link to register.
The Current Night Sky at The Cradle of Aviation. Long before television, GPS, and street lights, there were the stars of the night sky. Visitors will travel through the seasonal night sky to learn about constellations, hear mythical stories, and observe the magnificent Long Island sky. After the show, you will be able to go through the Museum. We will meet at the Cradle of Aviation for this program. You will pick up your tickets at that time. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. Phone: (516) 572-4111.
August 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – First Session
August 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – Second Session (You must attend both sessions)
Zoom Meeting – REGISTRATION CLOSED (NO WAITING LIST)
Program will be limited to 20 people.
Always popular, the Mosaics with Felicia program is back. This time we will honor the Summer Reading Tails and Tales theme with mosaics of a cat, dog, or bird. You choose which you want to do. Put your choice into the form when you register. Click on this link to see pictures. We will deliver kits to East Meadow School District residents.
August 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
A Tails and Tales Program – Simple Baking with the Baking Coach: Key Lime Pie
Zoom Meeting – Event is full but you can be placed on the waiting list by submitting the form at this link.
We will deliver kits to those living in the East Meadow School District. If you are out of district, you are very welcome to join us, we do ask that you supply your own ingredients, please. One kit to an address.
August 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Read ‘n Share
Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will be emailed the Zoom link the morning of the program.
This program is for adults.
Read a good book recently? Talk about it with other book lovers!
Let the Reader Services Department along with the assistance of the library staff help you find your next book to read. Click here to fill out the online form with your preferences and we will build you a customized list of recommended titles.
If you read any of the recommended books or choose not to read them, please send us feedback by clicking here and completing the online form.
These are the books we have read and recommend. Look for new reviews monthly!
EMPL’s Bookshelf: Click here to view all of our reviews. Click on book cover or title to see the full review.
Click here for the Women of the Supreme Court bibliography. All of these titles can be found on the Nassau Digital Doorway.
If you would like to recommend a title, please click here.
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.
NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY
GOOD READS (Google Directory Readers Advisory Search)
|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|
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!
|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|
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 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|
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.
|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 Donna Ballard, 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 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|
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.
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.
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|
Check out the latest titles in the Reader Services 2021 book collection.
|BOOK LISTS BY SUBJECT|
Bibliographies prepared by the Reader Services Staff.
|BOOKS AND READING LINKS|
Useful websites for book lovers.
Contact our Reader Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.