This collection is designed for individuals working with children. Books, videos, and audiobooks which foster learning and early literacy are included, along with critical works about children's literature, storytelling guides, and handbooks. Books and materials which provide guidance in conducting developmentally appropriate activities are also part of this collection.
The media collection is comprised of materials in all non-book formats. Videos and DVDs serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of children from preschool to elementary school. All videos in the Children’s Department are labeled with the film industry rating of G or NR. The media collection also includes music and audiobooks in cassette, CD, Playaway and downloadable format.
Picture Books for Older Kids
Rosemary Wells Collection
Located at the East Northport Library, this collection was created to honor the memory of Children's Librarian Jacqueline Herchenroder. It includes books and a signed print by the award-winning children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Ms. Wells visited the Library in November, 1997, to dedicate the collection, and then returned to the Library in May, 1999, to dedicate her book Streets of Gold to Ms. Herchenroder's memory. The Library maintains a complete collection of Ms. Well's works.