It’s hard to believe that the school year is already over and summer is now upon us. While kids were getting ready for school to end and you were getting them ready for the summer, the staff at the Levi Yitzchak Library and Family Center has been working hard to plan fun, exciting, and innovative programs and events to keep the whole family entertained this summer. The success of their programs throughout the year has, b’H, proven that the library fills an important void for our vibrant Jewish community.

The year got off to a slow start as we were all struggling to move forward after Hurricane Sandy. Once power was restored, the library was able to reopen and provide families and schools with a much-needed reprieve for those needing an outlet.

With mixed emotions, December came and the library marked its second anniversary. In a heartfelt program, a special siyum to observe what would have been Levi Yitzchak Wolowik’s bar mitzvah was arranged by Rabbi Zalman and Mrs. Chanie Wolowik. Hundreds of people came out to remember Levi on that special day and show their support for the Wolowik family and the Levi Yitzchak Library.

Winter was quite fierce and lingered for way too long, but the warmth that was felt inside the library was unsurpassed, as evident from the smiles of the children and adults coming and going all day long.

From “A Little Curious” to “Story Time” to author visits by local psychologists, as well as a special viewing of The Lion of Judah by the late Reb Leibel Zisman, a’h, there was something special for everyone.

Join the library this summer and get out of the heat as they continue with dynamic programs and special events. New for this summer, the library is offering a special summer membership.

‘Mac’ Book Club. An innovative and interactive book club featuring a delicious dinner of mac and cheese from Qcumbers. For children entering second through fourth grades. Mondays, July 1—August 12, 6:00—7:00 p.m. Space is limited. LYL Member: $60/ non-member $90.

Video Night. For boys and girls ages 4+, Mondays, July 1 and 29, 7:00 p.m. For women and girls only (8+), Monday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation $8.

Book Buddies. Teens and children read together and enjoy a delicious surprise treat from Qcumbers. Wednesdays, July 3—August 14, 5:30—6:15 p.m. $30 per session (seven weeks) or $5 per week.

Story Time. Mitzvos stories will be read, a special time before going to bed! Crafts and activities, what a treat. For a special story, we’ll all meet! Children 3+ Thursdays, July 4—August 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Library summer hours are Sundays, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. (closed on alternating Sundays); Mondays, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, 2:00—7:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.; and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays.

The Levi Yitzchak Library is located at 564 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. For summer, family, and individual memberships, donation and special sponsorship opportunities, and other information, call 516-374-BOOK (2665) or e‑mail or v


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