"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers" – Thomas Tusser

facilitiesupgradeSome very exciting news to share is the announcement of our newly formed Huntington Library Foundation! This is a very big step in helping our library move forward with some creative and innovative projects that otherwise would not be funded by our day to day operating budget. More details may be found HERE.

Some other exciting news is that our new fiscal year budget includes expanding our operating hours to stay open on Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm throughout the summer months on a trial basis. We will try it at our main location only this summer and evaluate the use going forward.

We are almost ready to begin renovations at our main location which will be another exciting time for us. More details may be found HERE. In addition to the HVAC and lighting project, we are also sprucing up our Local History room on the second floor, making it more available and accessible to you. More details may be found HERE. We ask for your patience while we work to make your library a more comfortable and energy efficient environment.

I thank all of you who came out to vote in our annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election. Your support is very important to us and we are continually trying to find ways to make your library experience a positive and rewarding one. Please feel free to contact me at any time: (631) 427-5165, x 206 or by email at .

– Joanne Adam, Library Director

Local History Room: New Hours!

newhours2Our Local History Room, located on the second floor of the Main Building has new hours! Beginning on May 3, a librarian will be available to answer your genealogy and history related questions or you are invited to just browse the collection:
Wednesdays • 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2nd Saturday of the month • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
To make individual appointments or for more information, contact Teresa Schwind at 631–427-5165 x 202 or by email: .

Main Library Facilities Upgrade

We have heard the concerns of many of our patrons to improve seating, add quiet space, and improve the overall look of the library. We are meeting with furniture companies to purchase new tables, chairs and public service desks as we strive to improve study spaces, provide for collaborative meeting areas and enrich the design and functionality of the first floor.

Before we could undertake the cosmetic and design improvements, it was imperative that we evaluate the infrastructure and utilities. Increasing repair costs and obsolete components are requiring us to replace our air conditioning units with updated, energy efficient models, retrofitting our lighting fixtures and bulbs with lower energy, more comfortable LED lights, improving and updating our Fire Alarm System and installing a Building Management System to effectively control all building systems in an effort to be energy and cost
conscious. The specifications and designs for new equipment have been submitted to the New York State Education Department and we expect work to begin this summer.

We plan to remain open throughout most of the construction and will make every effort to minimize disruption to patrons as much as possible. Information regarding the progress of the project will be found on our webpage, through mass emails and notices posted throughout the building. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you very much for your patience as we make every effort to reduce energy costs and ensure that our facility is a comfortable place to visit.

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