04/20/16 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Third grader Kenzie Montoya with writing mentor Christine Pelletier at the 2Rs4Fun program at the library.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Third grader Kenzie Montoya with writing mentor Christine Pelletier at the 2Rs4fun! program at the library.

Kids have big imaginations and they are often natural story tellers.

But getting those stories down on paper can be challenging, especially for younger children who are just starting to develop their writing and language skills.

That’s where “2Rs4fun!” comes in. It’s a writing program that pairs Shelter Island third and fourth graders with adult mentors for 10 weekly sessions each fall and spring at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)

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01/07/16 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Terry Lucas and the rest of the library staff are currently in the process of going through all non-fiction books, revising and refreshing the library collection to ensure that every volume earns its keep.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Terry Lucas and the rest of the library staff are currently in the process of going through all non-fiction books, revising and refreshing the library collection to ensure that every volume earns its keep.

A few days after Christmas, Terry Lucas, director of the Shelter Island Public Library was home sick with doctor’s orders to stay there, and it was driving her crazy. (more…)

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12/11/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

True meaning
To the Editor:
Last year, I asked the town supervisor about erecting a manger scene along with the Christmas tree and menorah.

I got nowhere, and was told the town didn’t have the money to purchase one. I was going to buy it for the town, but realized they have a lot more money than I do, with my only income being Social Security. (more…)