Friday, January 6, 2017


When deciding which databases to purchase in June for the following school year, we always seek input from teachers are students alike. This past year we had a specific request for BrainPOP
"In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. The content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards." This database (like all our databases) does require a username and password. Come get the handout or speak to a librarian.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Seeking Participants

The Bellmore-Merrick Writers Festival will take place on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Brookside Auditorium. Please consider participating by reading an original piece of writing. Thank you in advance for being a part of this wonderful event!
Guidelines For Registration:

  • All staff and students are invited to read.
  • It is $3 to read (All money will be collected at the festival).
  • All work must be original, can be of any genre, and may not exceed two minutes in length.
  • Register to read by emailing Ms. Serpe at with:
    • Reader Registration (written in the subject line)
    • Name
    • Grade (if you are a student)
    • School
    • Email address
    • 3-4 sentence biography
    • Your original work as an attachment if it is completed
  • EXTENDED: Deadline for registration and submission of all work is Friday, January 27th.
  • Your work will become a part of an anthology that is available for purchase at the festival.

    All proceeds will go toward the creation of a book section in the Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard as well as Dolly Parton's Imagination Library which provides books to young children of low-income families.

Sunday, January 1, 2017