As Fall Approaches...

back to schoolHello to all! It seems like the summer just gets underway and before we know it fall and Back-to-School time is upon us! This past summer was very busy with programs and we were happy to see some patrons enjoying the library during our open Friday evenings.

With September being Library Card Sign-up month, I’d like to personally invite anyone who does not have a library card to come in and get one. We have many electronic and downloadable resources available to you in addition to our print items that you can access with your library card. Anyone who gets a new card, or just shows us their current card, will get a free gift from the library! Please ask at the Circulation Desk in either building.

Once again, we’ll be participating in the Huntington Awareness Day, also known as Unity in the Community, on Saturday, September 10th at Jack Abrams School. We will also be joining our neighboring Huntington area libraries with a table at the Fall Festival on October 8th and 9th. We hope to see many of you at these wonderful community events.

Lastly, please see the article on this page about our transition back into the Partnership of Automated Libraries in Suffolk (PALS) consortium. This is a very exciting move for us and should help make your library experience easier and more convenient!

Please feel free to contact me at any time: 631-427-5165, x 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director

HPL to Return to County Catalog in November
Starting September 6, Huntington Patrons will be Temporarily Restricted from Requesting Items from the LI LINK Catalog. 
Please See a Reference Librarian if the Item you want is not listed in our Catalog.

**UPDATE** In order to complete our transition to the Suffolk County Catalog, patron records and our catalog will be unavailable Monday, November 14 – Tuesday, November 15. On November 16th when we come online again, our collection and your patron information will have a new URL address that we will provide here as the date approaches. You will need to update your bookmarks with the new address. There will also be sporadic disruption of many of our databases during the transition. We will make every effort to complete changes as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this down time may cause. Once we go live with the Partnership of Automated Libraries in Suffolk (PALS) once again, patrons will be able to place holds on all Suffolk County materials and pick up materials at neighboring libraries. Thank you very much for your patience as we strive to improve your library experiences. Please call any of our Reference Desks at (631) 427-5165 ext. 122, 231, or 251 if you have any questions or need assistance.

In November, we will once again be a member of the Partnership of Automated Libraries in Suffolk (PALS) and patrons will be able to borrow and pick up materials from neighboring libraries more easily. While we will strive to keep service disruption to a minimum during the transition, there will be limited services to patrons for a short time. In September, patrons will be restricted from placing holds in the LI LINK Catalog.

Reference staff will assist patrons in acquiring materials for you from neighboring libraries. Patron Reading Histories will be lost in October. Librarians will be able to help anyone who wishes to get a copy of their current reading history. Once the migration of all data is complete in November, patrons will once again be able to place holds in our catalog and the Suffolk County Catalog, and check out and pick up held materials at their choice of neighboring libraries.

We hope this transition back to the County Catalog improves your library experience. Please contact Kristine Casper at (631) 437-5165 ext. 203 or by email: if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.

Friends of the Library 8th Annual Book Sale
WHERE: Auditorium  •  WHEN: We will have a Preview Sale on Thursday, September 15 • 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (prices will be doubled during the preview), followed by our regular sale on:
Friday, September 16 between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm  •  Saturday, September 17, between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm  •  Sunday, September 18, between 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
book sale clipart
book sale clipart

Mysteries! Science Fiction! Romance! Fiction! Classics! Biographies! Sports! Science! History! Parenting! Humor! Art! Teen Books! Children Books! Books on CD! Music CDs! DVD & Blu-Ray Movies! The Auditorium at the Main Library will be filled with an enormous assortment of books and media for all ages. In addition, a RAFFLE of amazing items donated by local businesses will be available with the drawing at 4:30 pm on Sunday. You need not be present to win.

If you are interested in helping set up this huge sale and can volunteer any time on Wednesday, September 14, between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm, are available anytime during or after the sale to help box up the “leftovers” on Monday, September 19, or have a folding table we can borrow, please contact Kathy Morgan at (631) 673-0134 or email us at . We never have enough help - or tables!

Would you like to know how much money was raised by the Book Sale and Raffle or how we plan to spend those proceeds? Please join us at our monthly Board Meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in the Conference Room at the Main Library. If you cannot come to the meeting but have suggestions, please email us at or drop us a note - the Circulation Desk will make sure it is put in our mailbox!

Donations welcome! Before you bring book donations to the library, please make sure each one is CLEAN and UNDAMAGED. We do not accept records, magazines, old textbooks, or encyclopedias. Please limit the number of boxes or bags of books you bring in at any given time to three or fewer, as we have limited storage space. If you would like to help us sort books, please contact us.

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