Log in
Long Island Library Resources Council
Log in

Spy Ring: A Setauket-Based Middle Grade Novel About the Culper Spy Ring!

  • June 17, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

Long Island author Sarah Beth Durst will share her newest middle-grade novel, SPY RING (HarperCollins / Clarion Books). SPY RING is about two modern-day kids who discover the truth about real-life American Revolutionary War-era spy Anna Smith Strong (America's first female spy!) through a treasure-hunt adventure in their hometown of Setauket, New York. It weaves historical fact throughout a contemporary fictional adventure, and it encourages young readers to celebrate the history that surrounds them, while highlighting lesser-known heroes who lived right here on Long Island. In a starred review, Kirkus called SPY RING: "Compelling and fascinating; brings history to life."


Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty-five books for kids, teens, and adults, including Spark, The Lake House, and The Spellshop. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. Visit her at


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

Program Recording:  Yes 


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software