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Special Collections:


Autographed Book Collection - A collection of autographed books maintained in the Children's Room of the Northport Library.


Award Collections - Two special collections have been created at the Northport Library to highlight children's books which have won the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards.


Children's Archive Collection - A reference collection of children’s books that are written by important authors, or that have some historical or ephemeral significance in the canon of children’s literature. The collection is part of the Children's Reference Collection and is located in the Northport Children’s Room.


Rosemary Wells Collection - This collection, located at the East Northport Library, includes books and original art by the award-winning children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.


Fran Romer Collection - This collection of autographed books is located in the Teen Center display case at the Northport Library in memory of Fran Romer, a former Teen Services librarian.


Exhibits & Displays:

Museum Cove - Located at the Northport Library, this specially designed place for school-age children features changing exhibits prepared in partnership with local museums and organizations.

Library Galleries and Display Cases - The Library selects and presents monthly exhibits of artistic and cultural interest which may include paintings, photography, and sculpture.

Annual Art Exhibit by the Students of the Northport-East Northport School District (spring) - Elementary, middle, and high school students exhibit their artwork each year at the Library.


Sunday Family Specials (monthly) - Dramatic performances, music, storytelling, and puppet shows are scheduled throughout the year for families.

"Speaking of Writing" Program (fall) - Every year an author of popular young adult books is invited to speak at the Library. Students who have attended this program in past years have enjoyed hearing Walter Dean Myers, Caroline B. Cooney, M. E. Kerr, Bruce Brooks, Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Peck, Chris Crutcher, Joan Bauer, Jim Arnosky, Jerry Spinelli, Gordon Korman, and Todd Strasser discuss their writing.

Book Discussion Groups (year-round) - Literature discussions are held throughout the year for children, teens, and their parents. Participants receive a copy of the book to keep.

Design a Bookmark Contest (January) - Children submit entries, and twelve are selected each January during this annual event. One winning design is published each month in the Library newsletter, and the bookmarks are available in the Children's Room.



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