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Summer Reading at Syosset Library is Almost Here!

Great news: The Adult Summer Reading Club is back and ready for another great summer!

Registration for the Syosset Public Library’s 8th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  The program is as simple and stress-free as last year, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start reading on the day you register for the program and finish reading by Friday, August 11. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party on Wednesday, August 16.

We will kick-off the Summer with two very special events:

Title Swap with Librarians on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 PM on the 2nd Floor 

Local Author Showcase on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 PM in the Theater

Adult Summer Reading Club members will receive complimentary raffle tickets for attending one or both events.

Club is open to Syosset School District residents 18 years or older with a valid Syosset Public Library Card.  The two events are open to all.

See a Readers’ Services Librarian on the 2nd floor to register for the Adult Summer Reading Club.  Registration begins on Tuesday, June 6.  You must register in person at the Readers’ Services Desk before submitting raffle tickets. The sooner you register, the more books you will have time to read. Please remember: you cannot backtrack your books. Only books you start reading from the day you register through August 11 can be submitted.

Registration is not required to attend events, so bring your friends!

We look forward to another great summer of fantastic books!

Join us again this year!

Please call the Readers’ Services Department with any questions 516-921-7161 x 239 or email us at Readersservices@syossetlibrary.org.

For more information, see our website which will be advertising our Summer Reading Programs soon.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Readers’ Services Year-End Celebration and Author Visit


-Photo Credit: Robert Presutti

Tuesday, December 20 at 2 PM in Meeting Room B/C

 Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring       Long Island author Alyson Richman.

Ms. Richman is the author of six novels including the 2012 International bestseller The Lost Wife now being adapted to film. 

Copies of her latest novel The Velvet Hours will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.   

Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Madame de Florian and Solange Beaugiron, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.

The Velvet Hours explores the unlikely relationship between two women who pursue freedom and independence during uncertain times, as Solange and Marthe’s stories unfold like velvet itself, each stitched with its own shadow     and light.

~ From the Publisher

Ms. Richman will discuss the writer’s life, as well as the creation of and inspiration behind her six novels.

Free event. 

No registration required. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize. 

We have all of Alyson Richman’s novels currently available at the Library to borrow. Start reading one today!

 For more information on author Alyson Richman, visit her website:


-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Local Author Showcase Next Week

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7 PM

Come meet and greet our local authors.

Join us as they share their books!

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The authors presenting their books are:

JoAnne Williams Carryl

Charles Hecht

Ron Kaplan

Urmila Pai, M.D.

Muriel Pomerance

Maria Schulz

 Sonia Singh

 Genia Taub

-posted by Jean, Readers’ Services

Summer Reading is Coming!

Registration for the Syosset Public Library’s 7th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  The program is as simple and stress-free as last year, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start and finish reading between the day you register for the program through Friday, August 12. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party on Wednesday, August 17.

We will kick-off the Summer with two very special events:


Flying BooksTitle Swap with Librarians

Tuesday, June 7. 1:30 PM

 To celebrate this exciting summer program, the Readers’ Services Department will hold a special Title Swap with Librarians.  Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great summer reading list!  Refreshments will be served.  No registration required. Free.  Attend this event and receive a complimentary Summer Reading raffle ticket. Refreshments will be served. Free.

local author 2016Local Author Showcase

Tuesday, June 7. 7 PM

 Come meet Syosset/Woodbury authors who will share their books with you at this 3rd annual LocalAuthor Showcase.  Book Talks will be given by the authors followed by a meet and greet.  Each author’s books will be available for sale (from the Friends of the Library) and signing.  Refreshments will be served.  Free.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services


Year- End Book Club Celebration with author A.J. Sidransky


Join the Readers’ Services Staff for a

fun Year-End Book Club Celebration

featuring author, A.J. Sidransky, 

Wednesday, December 16 at 2 PM

in Meeting Room B/C

Mr. Sidransky will discuss his novels and why they are perfect Book Club choices.

Copies of Mr. Sidransky’s novel Forgiving Maximo Rothman, a 2013 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Outstanding Debut Fiction, will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event (Cash Only) and can be personalized by the author.

Refreshments will be served.  No registration required.

Each attendee will receive a ticket to win one of two raffle prizes.

Mr. Sidransky’s novels are currently available at the Library.  Start reading one today!


For more information on author A.J. Sidransky, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Thanks to Local Businesses!

summer wrap up 2015The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Pictured above: Readers’s Services Librarians with guest author: (left to right) Evelyn Hershkowitz, Stacey Levine, author Rosanna Chiofalo,  Jackie Ranaldo and Jean Simpson.

Ace Florist of Syosset

Angel Tips

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants


Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury


Diva Nails

Dugan’s Sandwich Shop

Dunkin Donuts (Woodbury Commons)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fresh Market

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin’s Grillfire

Great Shapes Swimwear and Lingerie

Iavarone Brothers

Jack Nails

Jerrie Shop

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.



Ms’tique Boutique

New York Sports Club of Syosset

Oasis Beauty Spa

One Small Step

Orange Theory Fitness

Party City

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage


Steve’s Piccola Bussola Italian Ristorante

Stop & Shop

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

The Balloons at the August 12 Wrap-Up party were generously donated by Party City (Woodbury). 

We would also like to thank

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

St. Martin’s Press

Simon and Schuster, Inc.Education & Library Division

for their generous book donations used for our weekly raffle prizes and genre book sets!

  • posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services