Huntington Public Library is hosting a Volunteer Fair where a variety of organizations and interested adults can make a connection. Library staff often speak with active adults, some recently retired, who want to know about volunteer opportunities in the community. This is an opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations to discuss the work they do, the kind of volunteers they need, as well as your specific interests. A complete directory of participating organizations will be available before the day of the fair. Open to all.
The Great Give Back is a community service initiative involving all Suffolk County libraries. The mission is to provide opportunities for the patrons of our libraries to participate in meaningful experiences as a way to give back to their communities.
Some participants include:
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
The Library will be collecting useful items for local veterans who receive services at the Northport VA Medical Center. We will accept new packaged toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, and combs. The Medical Center also needs new T- shirts (large), socks,hats, and gloves.
The VA’s wish list also includes new or gently used small appliances such as can openers, toasters, coffee makers, pots, pans and kitchen utensils for veterans who are moving into their own apartments.
All donations will go directly to the Inpatient Program and the Homeless Veteran Program at the Northport VA Medical Center.
Please drop off your donations in the red, white and blue box in our lobby. We hope to provide these items to the VA Medical Center for Veteran’s Day.
Greetings! As you have probably already noticed, we made changes to our newsletter and I hope you like what you see! Based on feedback we received from patrons, and the fact that we have so much information to share with you, we added more pages while reducing the overall size and cost. Our paper stock has also changed. Our newsletter now consists of 30% recycled paper.
Due to new addresses in our district, we have also updated our mailing list. Since we are working with a brand new list, if you don’t receive the newsletter, and live in Huntington School District #3, or would like to be removed from our mailing list, please notify us via email at or call us at 631-427-5165 ext. 202, and we can update the list accordingly. Remember, all of our newsletters are available to view online!
I’d like to highlight our Volunteer Fair as part of The Great Giveback on Saturday, October 19th. Are you looking for a way to “give back” to your community? Stop by and find out about wonderful volunteer opportunities!
We are also collecting items to donate to our local veterans and hope you can help! Our patrons are always so generous with any drives we sponsor, and we are very appreciative of all the support you give to our community.
Wishing you all a Happy Autumn and hope you "fall" into a good book this season!
Please feel free to contact me by phone: (631) 427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director– Joanne Adam, Library Director