Monday, January 26, 2015

Closing: 1/26


The Library will close today, January 26 at 12 PM due to inclement weather. Be safe everyone!



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lucy in the Sky

“I wish I had never done any of it. Not because it made me feel so bad. It’s because it made me feel so good.” The author of Lucy in the Sky was an anonymous average 16-year-old girl, who remains nameless throughout the story. She came from a nice family, and had little problems at home and school- a good life. After trying alcohol to impress a boy at a party, the author soon begins to enjoy drinking and hanging out with a party crowd on a regular basis. Sips of drinks turned to many drinks, and when alcohol was no longer enough, she turned to drugs. This addiction will change her life in many ways. 

I really enjoyed this story. I can easily see many teenagers being able to relate to the theme of taking drastic measures to be cool and fit in. Teenagers will also learn about how dangerous the use of drugs and underage consumption of alcohol can be. The book is helpful to teenagers experiencing this so they can see how devastating being a drug addict and an alcoholic can be for themselves and the people around them. I love the anonymous diary format, very mysterious! However, I did not like the story’s ending. I found it very confusing how quickly things changed. Way too short! I hoped that my copy of the book was just missing pages! 

I felt very well informed about how deadly drugs and alcohol can be when abused. It touches on many relatable subjects- fitting in, substance abuse, unsafe and excessive partying, as well as many struggles involving family, friends and school. I felt very sad while reading this book; I realized just how easily a teenager can become addicted to drugs, and just how terrifying its effects can be. I recommend this book to young adults and adults. Although there is some mature content in the story, the author is experiencing these events as a teenager so it is important for teenage readers so that they make decisions better than those of the author. I recommend this book to young adults and adults. Although there is some mature content in the story, the author is experiencing these events as a teenager so it is important for teenage readers so that they make decisions better than those of the author.

Monday, January 19, 2015

College Time!

It's that time to start thinking college! Check out a few college fairs coming up in the next few months. Representatives for Long Island schools and out of state. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 
COLLEGE FAIR - Sponsored by Smithtown Library District 
The Smithtown Library - Main Building, Smithtown, New York 
6:30-8:30 PM 
www.smithlib.org 


Monday, April 20, 2015 
SPRING COLLEGE FAIR - sponsored by Western Suffolk Counselors' Association 
Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville, NY 
5:30 - 8:30 PM 
www.wsuffolkcounselors.org