PARENTS

The library offers several programs for you to share with your child. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s going on this month!

If you would like to obtain a library card for your child, and you live in Westbury or Carle Place, please stop into the Children’s Library. The child must be able to write their first and last name in order to receive a card and a parent or legal guardian must also sign the application.

Please read our rules and guidelines for after school behavior

Westbury/Carle Place Area Schools

Carle Place School District

St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School

Westbury Friends School

Westbury School District


List of Informative Websites for Parents

American Library Association’s Great Sites for Parents, Teachers & Others

Child Care Council of Nassau
Informational resource and public voice for child care issues in Nassau County.

Community Resource Database of Long Island
Lists over 12,000 health, human service and educational resources on Long Island.

Education.com
From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com gives parents the information they need and the ideas they want to help their kids reach their full potential and make learning fun.

EngageNY.org
EngageNY.org is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Common Core Learning Standards.

FamilyEducation
Parenting information with educational printables, games, activities for kids, child development tools, parenting ideas & advice.

FamilyFun.com
Online source for arts and crafts, recipes, and parties for tons of family fun.

Get Ready to Read!
National initiative to build the early literacy skills of preschool-age children.

I’m Safe!
Dedicated to providing information to children so they make smart choices and avoid unintentional injury.

KidsHealth.org
Doctor approved articles, animations, games, and health resources for parents, teens, and children.

KinderStart
User-friendly search engine specifically designed for everything related to parenting.

NLS Parent Internet Guide
Developed by the Nassau Library System, this booklet provides tips for using the Internet wisely and safely.

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Dedicated to promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of the children, families and communities in New York State.

Parenthood.com
Parenting articles for raising happy, healthy children from conception to graduation.

Parenting.com
Offers recipes, mom-tested gear, parenting tips and more.

Reading is Fundamental
Information about the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization.

Reading Rockets
Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, and assessments for reading comprehension.

Safe Kids Worldwide
Global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury.


TEACHERS OF WESTBURY/CARLE PLACE STUDENTS

The Westbury Children’s Library aims to support children’s educational achievement and leisure needs by:

  • Giving children confidence in handling books and information
  • Enabling children to become independent library users
  • Complementing the work done in the classroom
  • Generating an interest in reading, developing literacy skills and stimulating the imagination with a wide range of exciting stories and lively non-fiction

Assignment Alerts

Is your class working on a special research project or book report? Let the Children’s Library know and we will gather up helpful books to aid your students. Letting us know in advance will ensure that we have enough material available for your students when they come to the library.

Class Visits

Our library can offer you a customized class visit. Schedule a visit at the library or arrange for us to come to you. Tours last about half an hour to forty –five minutes, are grade appropriate and are scheduled as space is available. Class visits consist of a general library orientation, story/picture book presentation, booktalks and/or information literacy. Upon request from individual teachers, certain collections can be highlighted. Teachers and Para-professionals are expected to participate in every class visit. Please tell us as soon as you can if you need to postpone the visit to avoid unnecessary preparatory work.

Students are also given the opportunity to obtain a library card. Library membership application forms will be given to the teacher at the time of the class visit. Students will take the forms home and return to the library on their own with a parent or guardian to receive their library cards. Library cards can also be distributed on the day of the class visit. Teachers should contact the Children’s Librarian and arrange a pick-up date and time for the amount of applications needed (Spanish/English application are also available). Library membership application forms will be sent home with each student for parental permission. Completed forms must be returned to the library two (2) weeks prior to the visit to ensure that cards are processed in time for the visit.

The following information will be required from teachers at the time the reservations are made:

  • Teacher and School Name
  • Date and time of visit
  • Phone Number
  • Age or Grade
  • Number of students

Just give us a call at (516) 333-0176 or email us at westburykids@westburylibrary.org to notify us of an assignment or set up a class visit.

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