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.
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
Hello and happy summer to all! Please take note of the substantial rebate of $66,126 we received from PSEG for the lighting and HVAC projects we recently completed. We are thankful to PSEG for offering this rebate and appreciate that we can take advantage of programs like these to help us make building improvements in a more cost effective manner.
Our next building projects will be new roofs for both buildings. We plan to have new roofs installed this summer or early fall. Once again, I thank you for your patience during this construction work.
This summer, we’ve expanded our Island Harvest Lunch Program at the Station Branch to three days instead of one. Free lunches will be offered to all children, up to 18 years of age, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon. No registration is necessary.
We are offering many fun and educational programs as part of our Summer Reading Clubs, A Universe of Stories. I hope you will partake of them and enjoy all that your library has to offer!
Please feel free to contact me by phone: 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director