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

Celebration Ornaments

In preparation for the holiday season, some of our young patrons made festive ornaments to decorate their homes. The ornaments were made with cinnamon sticks, yarn, and glitter. They came out beautifully! Check our online newsletter for more holiday programs!  

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December 6, 2017

In memory of Frank Ennis

Robert Franklin Ennis, Sr., whom many knew as Bridge Frank, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. He founded the Library’s Duplicate Bridge Club and we are pleased and grateful that his legacy will live on with every meeting of the Club. We will miss his enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge. Thank […]

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December 5, 2017

Family Wreath Decorating

This past weekend, our annual family wreath decorating program was another big success! We had dozens of fresh evergreen wreaths available for families to decorate with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons, and more. We had about 35 families and 85 people total! We are always so happy to offer this great holiday program and we hope that […]

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December 4, 2017

Online Tutorials

The Westhampton Free Library, through the Friends of the Library Digital Literacy Outreach Program, is pleased to offer Free Online Video Tutorials courtesy of Niche Academy. These online tutorials show you how to navigate library resources such as OverDrive, Hoopla, Tumblebooks Library, Ancestry.com, and more. To access our collection of online tutorials, visit our website […]

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December 2, 2017

Technical Sergeant James Dougherty: 106th Rescue Wing

Technical Sergeant James Dougherty of the 106th Rescue Wing just turned 30 this year, yet he has been a pararescueman (PJ) for eight years and served overseas five times in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. His father, Chief Master Sergeant Dougherty, was a pararescueman for the 106th and served alongside his son for […]

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November 30, 2017

Browsealoud

Have you noticed the “B” floating on our website? Browsealoud, by offering read aloud content and translation to web-users with print and language difficulties, makes our website more accessible to all and empowers digital users to browse independently. It facilitates access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and […]

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November 28, 2017

Little Creations

Little Creations is a program for children ages 3-5 that the Idea Place has started to offer twice per month. During each session, children will create a work of art to take home which usually features their handprints or footprints. The program focuses on the use of hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the exploration […]

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November 28, 2017

Madagascar Story and Craft

This month, the Idea Place is learning about the country of Madagascar! This past week we had a Madagascar Storytime and Craft. Our participants learned about some of the animals that live in Madagascar, like lemurs! They then colored and created their own lemurs. Learn more about the country of Madagascar on Thursday, November 30th […]

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November 21, 2017

Game Cafe

Game Cafe is a new program for our Tweens which gives participants the opportunity to hang out after school, relax, and play their choice of fun group games. This past week they decided to play Twister! Our next Game Cafe session will take place on Friday, December 1st from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Stop in and […]

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November 21, 2017