Children’s & Teen Services

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Children’s & Teen Programs

Please note that parents and guardians may register only their own children with their correct age and grade level for all programs. In-person registration is available in the Children’s Room.

You may register for children’s programs by contacting us in the Children’s Room in-person, by telephone: 516-746-8488 ext. 319, or by sending us an e-mail at

PLEASE NOTE: A valid library card number is required for in-person, telephone, and e-mail registration. Please have your library card available. Preference is given to Mineola Library cardholders. All other library cardholders will be placed on a waiting list.

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Electronic Media

TumbleBook Library – animated, talking picture books online!  Read or listen to them in English, Chinese, French, or Spanish!

Sesame – access Sesame Street eBooks, audio eBooks, interactive and animated eBooks!  The Sesame Street eBook Reader displays eBook content in your Internet browser just like it appears in a printed book.

Borrowing an iPad for Your Child

Thanks to the Friends of the Mineola Library, the Children’s department was able to purchase two Apple iPads loaded with child-friendly apps! iPads are available to children between the ages of 2-12 yrs. old only. iPads are for in-library use only and may be borrowed for one hour. iPads can only be borrowed with a valid Nassau County library card. If a child does not have a library card, a parent may borrow an iPad with their library card. Library cards will be kept behind the desk while the iPad is being used. Before an iPad can be borrowed, a parent/guardian must come to the Children’s department to fill out a Permission and User Agreement form for each of their children.

Internet Links

Mineola Union Free School District – Mineola public schools.

Chaminade High School – a Catholic school for young men in grades 9-12.

New York Times Children’s Bestseller List – list of bestselling children’s and young adult books.


Good Reads – get book recommendations and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings, including the Mineola Library’s book reviews and ratings.  You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

For Teens – reading rants and Gamespot game reviews for teens.

Middle & High School Booklists for a smartphone (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry) – You will need to access this from your mobile phone.  For the iPhone, once you do, press the + sign and add it to your home screen.

Graded booklists recommended by the Nassau Library System:

Early Literacy – for 2-3 year olds.



1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Middle School

High School

Homework Help

Live Homework Help – Connect to a tutor for one-to-one FREE homework help.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – For students and adults alike, this database indexes over 25,000 records. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.

Infotrac Junior Edition – K12 – Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits – Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids Search – Designed for students in grades K through 8.

Novelist K-8 – A database of young adult, children’s, and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary or middle schools or your library’s children’s room.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center  – A complete one-stop source for information on social issues and current events.  Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Pop Culture Universe – American and world popular culture, past and present. Research a specific decade or the everyday events surrounding historical events.

SearchasaurusSeachasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.

World Book Online – Features are: Search, Advanced Search, Research Libraries, Spanish-Language Encyclopedia, Today in History, Feature of the Month, Behind the Headlines, What’s New, Media Showcase, Subscriber News, Surf the Ages, Atlas, and Dictionary.

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