Our Libraries

In Hicksville, we are proud of our commitment to maintaining full-time libraries in each of our elementary buildings. The links below will take you to the webpage of each of our elementary librarians where you will be able to get more information about the library program for your child's school.

Ms. Lydia Butler -- Burns Avenue
Ms. Jennifer Coady -- Dutch Lane
Ms. Catherine Altobello -- East Street
Ms. Christine Janda -- Fork Lane
Ms. Kellie Doller -- Lee Avenue
Ms. Jadwiga Slupek -- Old Country Road
Ms. Anne Johnson -- Woodland

Hicksville Middle School Library

Our recently renovated and much utilized middle school library is under the supervision of librarian Ms. Claudia Lasurdo.

The library receives copies of weekly and monthly periodicals for students' use. Through the library's eighteen computers, students may access electronic databases that provide them with current research in professional journals and other periodicals across the curricula, from the sciences to the arts to literature. Remote, at-home access to these databases is available to them as well. Students who wish to use these databases need to see Ms. Lasurdo for usernames and passwords.

This year, Ms. Lasurdo and the library's teaching assistant compiled a master list of each of the Playway titles available to students in the library. Playways are self-contained audio books that students can either listen to solely or while reading along with text. Aside from being fun, they are useful tools for English Language Learners and those who seek to increase their reading fluency. The master Playway list also contains Lexile ratings for each title and can be accessed from the middle school library's homepage.

Hicksville High School Library

The Hicksville High School library, under the guidance of librarian Ms. Christine Anderson, has become the intellectual and research center of the high school.

In addition to print resources present in the library, including daily copies of the New York Times, students have both in-school and remote access to electronic databases that provide them with current research in professional journals and other periodicals across the curricula, from the sciences to the arts to literature. Students who wish to use these databases need to see Ms. King for usernames and passwords.

To guide students' research, Ms. Anderson also provides them with a documentation guide based on the format set out by the Modern Language Association (MLA). She has also worked with the district's Supervisor of Science and Technology, Mr. Michael O'Connell, to compile a bibliography to titles for the high school sciences.

Each year, Ms. Anderson prepares a themed tri-fold brochure to highlight books available in the library for a particular genre. This year, she has prepared two: one for historical fiction and another for historical fiction that focuses specifically on warfare across history. Previous tri-fold brochures have included Dystopian novels and "Books with Bite," a collection of novels about vampires, werewolves, and other "otherworldly" creatures.