The Huntington Public Library will be collecting useful items for local veterans. We are hoping to collect NEW, packaged toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, and combs. Veterans are also in need of NEW tee shirts (size large) socks, hats and gloves.
In lieu of the continued closing of the volunteer room at the Northport VA Hospital, HPL will now be collecting for General Needs Ltd., a 501c3 organization that is committed to helping and meeting the needs of our local veterans.
Please drop off your donations in the red, white and blue box that we will have set up in our lobby at the Main Building. We hope to be able to provide these items to General Needs for our Veterans!
The library is excited to announce a Winter Gingerbread House Challenge for everyone! Register using one of the codes above beginning on December 1st. Kits will be available for pick up beginning at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16th at either location. Have friends and family help design the house of your dreams!
Snap a photo and submit all houses designed by adults to Librarian Laura McKinley at or submit photos of houses designed by children to by Monday, January 4, 2021.
Each submission will be entered into a raffle and a prize will be awarded on Monday, January 11th. One kit per household. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
Huntington Public Library has partnered with St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station, to bring a mobile shower unit to the community, which will provide access to an overlooked necessity to the homeless and unsheltered. As part of the Great Give Back this year, the library will be accepting donations of clean, NEWLY packaged undergarments for men and women. These garments will be donated to Hands Across Long Island for their UnderAware Underwear campaign as an ongoing effort to provide fresh, clean garments to the permanent addition of the mobile shower truck.
Due to hygiene and safety reasons, only NEW underwear will be accepted. Specifically, we are seeking donations of:
- T-shirts in Medium, Large and Extra Large,
- Boxer Briefs/Regular Briefs/Boxer Shorts in Medium, Large and Extra Large
- Sports Bras in Medium, Large and Extra Large,
- Panties in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop