September 19th was International Talk Like A Pirate Day and we held a pirate party for all the little pirates in Montauk! Children who attended received a bandana and eye patch and created their own telescopes to search for buried treasure. After decorating their telescopes, listening to pirate tunes and using some pirate phrases, kids went on a treasure hunt for gold and buried treasure in the children's room, armed with their very own treasure maps! Children came away with (chocolate) gold coins and a prize and a swashbuckling good time was had by all!
On the first official day of fall, we had a program called Autumn Apples where we read stories about the fall season and about apples, learned about the fruit, enjoyed apple snacks and did an apple stamping craft. Children used apples that were cut in two to create a picture of an autumn tree. First, children colored in the trunk of the tree and then they dipped the apple halves in paint and stamped the paper and created "leaves" for the trees. Everyone did a great job with their projects and exercised their creativity on the first day of Fall!
Finally, September was National Library Card Sign Up Month and Snoopy was this year's library ambassador! All month long children and teens could enter to win a Snoopy stuffed animal and prize bundle. Snoopy was in residence, sitting at the circulation desk, just waiting for his new home. The winner was drawn on October 1st! Congratulations to our lucky winner Alex K!