Important COVID-19 and Library Resources
These are still very uncertain times as we feel the effects of the COVID virus in our everyday lives. We believe it is in the best interest of both patrons and staff to limit the amount of interaction with people right now and limit the amount of time, if any, that patrons spend in the library.
Staff will be in both buildings all of our regular hours to answer phone calls and continue to offer virtual programs and services: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. We do not know how long this will last. We will continue to monitor what is happening in the community with the number of positive cases and decide accordingly.
If you have specific questions, please email or you can contact me directly at 631-427-5165 ext. 206 or by email:
I wish you all the best of good health during this period and hope to see you soon once things settle down.
Warmest regards to all,
Joanne Adam, Library Director
2021-22 Budget Vote Information
The Huntington Public Library’s Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election, along with the Huntington School District #3 Budget Vote, will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2021 from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm at Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11743. 2021-22 Budget information will be available beginning May 1 HERE.
There is also an election to fill a five year term on the Library Board of Trustees. To become a candidate for this office, you must meet the district eligibility requirements listed in Article II, Section 2 of the Huntington Public Library By-Laws. Huntington Public Library By-Laws are available HERE.
Eligible candidates must submit a petition with at least 100 signatures to the School District Clerk by Monday, April 19, 2021 by 3:00 pm. Petitions are available at the District Clerk’s Office at 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station, 631-673-2126. For more information, contact Joanne Adam, Library Director at 631-427-5165, ext. 206, or by email at .
As we approach one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is amazing to look back at all that has transpired, and all the changes we have made in our lives. When we first closed one year ago, I thought, “How do we run a library remotely?” Our whole premise has always been about bringing patrons into the library, and now we have to say to them, “Stay out.” It created so many mixed emotions in me and went against all that I believed in for libraries. Now, one year later, I see how incredible the whole library community has been by working together to continue bringing you all the programs and services you have come to expect.
Our librarians quickly pivoted to running programs remotely. In lieu of in-house DIY programs, they created “Take and Make” bags so you could still have the fun of doing hands-on programs at home. We increased our digital collections and extended hours for the online Brainfuse Homework Help service. We partnered with other libraries to collaborate on programs so we could offer more choices. I am very proud of how the Library has performed during this time.
I know all of this doesn’t replace coming into the library like you were used to doing, but I hope it has helped to bridge the gap a bit until we can go back to some sense of the normalcy. We continue to strive to bring you the best library service we can, while keeping the safety of our patrons and staff in mind. If there is anything that we can do to help anyone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or email me at .
Wishing you all good health in the coming days.
– Joanne Adam, Library Director
A groundbreaking novel, which has spent over 25 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Vanishing Half, explores themes of race, family, and identity.
The Vanishing Half was chosen as Book of the Month Club’s 2020 Book of the Year and was sent as the pick for the Good Morning America and Barnes and Noble book clubs. HBO will be adapting the novel into a limited series, with Bennett serving as Executive Producer. Bennett teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook University/Southampton. She graduated from Stanford University and earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her 2016 debut novel, The Mothers, received critical acclaim and was also a New York Times best seller.
Hosted by Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Bennett will receive her award at a virtual ceremony live on Crowdcast. Tickets are free of charge and will be available to the public beginning Monday, March 1, at 9:30 am through
This event will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/li.reader.5
Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.
A synopsis of The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett: Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.
Huntington Public Library is pleased to announce, Huntington: Documenting the Pandemic, a new archive project established to collect, preserve, and make available the daily life and activities of living in Huntington during this unprecedented moment in history.
The entire Huntington community is encouraged to contribute to the archive to ensure an inclusive record of the experience for future generations of researchers. Interviews, first-hand accounts, flyers, photographs, and more will be important sources to consult in the future to study, interpret, and derive meaning from this once in a lifetime event. For more information, please contact Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202 or .
AARP Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service, helping low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to people ages 60 years and older.
AARP Tax Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, or those with many stock transactions.
Main Library: Prospect Street by Book Drop & Station Branch: Parking Lot
For hours and availability, please call our Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, ext. 242.
Curbside Pickup Rules and Guidelines
We have instituted new technologies to limit contact between staff and the public to keep our staff and patrons safe. Currently, if you have the HPL mobile app you can download your barcode to limit contact in your future library transactions.
Important COVID-19 and Library Resources