Hello and happy autumn! I have always thought of the fall season as a time of new beginnings, possibly stemming from my school days when I vowed each September that this would be my best year ever! As we begin the fall season this year, I have that same feeling of starting anew and making the best of the coming year, but I also find it a very reflective time
Twenty years ago, we endured the horrific 9/11 terrorist attack which has changed the way of the world for us in so many ways. As COVID-19 hit us last year, we again realized our world would never be the same. As we try to ease back into a new normal and try to return to what was, I think we all know that our new normal is still being re-defined.
As you start your own fall season, I hope you will look to the library to help make this your best year ever! If you don’t have a library card, now is the time to get one during Library Card Signup month. If you’re looking for information, your library is the place to find it. If you want to escape from all that is going on for a bit, come check out a good book or join us for a program! Your library is your community center, and we are here for you.
Once again, I thank you for your support, patience and understanding during this time. Wishing you all good health in the coming days. Please feel free to contact me at any time: (631) 427-5165 ext. 206 or by email at .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director
As part of the Great Give Back, the library has partnered with General Needs Inc., and will be accepting donations of clean, NEWLY packaged undergarments and toiletries for men and women. All garments will be donated to General Needs as an ongoing effort to provide fresh, clean garments to local veterans. Due to hygiene and safety reasons, only NEW items will be accepted. Specifically, we are seeking donations of:
NEW Socks, Hats, Gloves and Masks are needed for all as well as newly packaged toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes and combs. Please drop off your donations in the Red, White and Blue box in the lobby. Also, stop by Youth and Parent Services to make a dog or cat toy that will be donated to a local animal shelter.
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
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.