Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue • Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 • Fax: (631) 288-5715



Celebrating 120 Years

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2:00 – 5:00pm

The Westhampton Free Library will be celebrating 120 years of service to the community on March 1, 2017. To commemorate this singular anniversary, the Library has planned themed programs throughout the year and a special event to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Be a part of the celebration by making an appointment to share your Library remembrances with our videographer, lend historic memorabilia for the display cases or donate an item for our time capsule. Then on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, bring your mail to the Library to receive a hand-stamped pictorial postmark.


Display Case in June: Botanical Artist Rose Pellicano

  Rose Pellicano began to focus on botanical painting in 1993 and since then her work has appeared in ASBA exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York, United States Botanic  Garden, Washington D.C., the New York Botanic Garden , the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis , The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. , The Royal … [Read more…]

The Library’s 120th Anniversary Recognized by the Suffolk County Legislature

Bridget Fleming (R) and Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz (L)

The Westhampton Free Library’s 120th anniversary was recognized by the Suffolk County Legislature with the presentation of a proclamation to the Library on May 16. Accepting the proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming on behalf of the Library was Director Danielle Waskiewicz. Of the honor, she said, “We thank Legislator Fleming for honoring the … [Read more…]

120 Books Reading Challenge

120 Books Reading Challenge

To celebrate our 120th Anniversary, the Idea Place conducted a 120 Books for 120 Years Reading Challenge. Nine children were able to complete the challenge and picked up their prizes and certificates during our Anniversary celebration in March. Brothers Ari and Ezra came in recently to redeem their prizes and posed for a picture with … [Read more…]

Special Anniversary Events

Special Anniversary Events

Wednesday, March 1 10:00am-2:00pm Bring your mail to the Library and have a Westhampton Beach postal worker hand-stamp your envelopes with our 120th Anniversary pictorial postmark! Saturday, March 4 2:00-5:00pm Please join us in celebrating 120 years of service to the community. The Library has planned special events throughout the celebration for your education and … [Read more…]

Korean War Veteran Will Be Westhampton Free Library’s First Honoree

Korean War Veteran Will Be Westhampton Free Library's First Honoree

Our Hometown Heroes initiative is featured in this week’s issue of the Southampton Press. “Thump. Even after 60 years, that innocuous sound can still cause 87-year-old Korean War veteran Peter Cuthbert to shiver—and it does not matter where he hears it. He shared that detail this week while seated at The Beach Bakery on Westhampton … [Read more…]

120 Books for 120 Years

120 Books for 120 Years

Celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Westhampton Free Library with a fun reading challenge! Starting January 3rd, can you read 120 books by March 4th? Whoever reads 120 books by March 4th (the date of our Anniversary celebration) will receive a special prize! Are you up for the challenge?! Come in to the Idea Place … [Read more…]

Hometown Heroes: Honoring Our Local Veterans

Hometown Heroes: Honoring Our Local Veterans

In gratitude for their service and sacrifice, the Library community will recognize local veterans throughout 2017. Stop by the Library to learn about our Hometown Heroes project and find out how you can reach out to a veteran through local service organizations.