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Library to Commend Community Heroes

Westhampton Beach Elementary Student Named First Honoree The Westhampton Free Library is proud to announce that as part of a new community recognition initiative, it will honor its first local hero on February 14 at 7:00pm. “The Westhampton community is full of everyday heroes who consistently give of themselves, inspire others and make the community […]

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February 12, 2018

Local Veterans Recognized at Hometown Heroes Celebration

The Westhampton Free Library paid tribute to members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 during a special Hometown Heroes celebration at the VFW Hall in Westhampton Beach on Jan. 25. The celebration culminated the library’s yearlong initiative that recognized local veterans, both living and deceased, for their service to the country and their contributions […]

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February 8, 2018

Teens Knit Octopuses for Preemies

Westhampton Beach area teenagers are working to provide comfort to preemies at Stony Brook University Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit as part of a community service project sponsored by the Westhampton Free Library. For the project, teens are spending their Wednesday afternoons at the library crocheting octopuses with the help of teen department staff and […]

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January 22, 2018

Westhampton Free Library is a Top Library

The Westhampton Free Library is pleased to announce that it is one of several Suffolk County libraries to be awarded American Star designations from the Library Journal, one of the oldest and most-respected publications covering the library field. This is the ninth year that the Westhampton Free Library has received this prestigious distinction and the […]

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December 9, 2017

A Blooming Affair

As part of the Westhampton Free Library’s tween garden club, tweens (ages 9-12) recently helped plant and care for flowers and other vegetation in the library’s tween garden space. Pictured with children’s librarian Kristina Nash, the participants also learned about different types of plant life and gardening techniques.

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August 13, 2017

Library Resolves to Pay Down Bond; Allocates Special Project Funds

In the interest of fiscal responsibility, the trustees of the Westhampton Free Library voted on a resolution that earmarks more than $3 million for debt repayment and improvement projects. As part of the July 12 resolution, $1 million has been set aside to repay a portion of the Library’s building bond, which was issued in […]

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July 20, 2017

Westhampton Free Library Trustee Appointed

During its July meeting, the Westhampton Free Library Board of Trustees appointed Westhampton Beach resident Steve Wisnoski as a trustee for a term ending in July 2020. “I look forward to working with the other members of the board, as well as with the library management and staff to make a very substantial community service […]

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July 20, 2017

Service Limits Set for Westhampton Free Library Trustees

To allow for more diversity and opportunities for service, the Westhampton Free Library Board of Trustees unanimously voted on July 12 to adjust its bylaws as they relate to limits of service for trustees. Through the resolution, each trustee seat now carries a service term of three years at which point a trustee can be […]

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July 17, 2017

Library Board Appoints a Trustee and Amends the Bylaws

The Westhampton Free Library Board of Trustees voted to appoint a trustee to fulfill a vacancy at the July board meeting held on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00pm. Westhampton Beach School District resident Stephen Wisnoski will serve a three year term. Additionally, the Board amended the bylaws regarding the number of years that an individual member could […]

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July 13, 2017

Barrels of Fun

Area teenagers participated in the Westhampton Beach Library’s rain barrel community service project on July 11. As part of the program, which aims to generate awareness on the benefits of rain barrels, the teens decorated rain barrels that will be auctioned off at a rain barrel reception and raffle on July 17. Photo courtesy of […]

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July 13, 2017