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Community Art Show

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be unable to host a 2020 Community Art Show! Hopefully 2021 will be a better year and we can return to enjoying this wonderful community event!

Read article featuring the Community Art Show:
The Library as Incubator Project

Little Free Libraries

A collaborative project of the Amityville Public Library, the Amityville School District, and the Village of Amityville bringing "Little Free Libraries" to parks and schools around town. The Little Free Library movement places small book shelters in neighborhoods and is based on the premise of "take a book, return a book.” The mission is "To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations."
 

Special thanks goes out to:

Senator Michael Venditto and the Suffolk County National Bank for their generous donations to fund the Little Free Libraries; High school art teachers Jayne Grasso, Nidia Keaveny and Heather Rickard and their students for painting the Little Free Libraries; The Book Fairies, Library volunteers, and patron donations for helping stock the Libraries and Daniel DeMarco and Associates for cutting lumber for the posts, as well as Charlie Chamberlain, the Village Department of Public Works, and the School District for installing the Little Free Libraries.

 

Visit a Little Free Library at these locations: James A. Caples Memorial Park (Village Beach and Ballpark), Nautical Park, Northwest Elementary, School, New Pocket Park (name and location TBA), Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School-corner of Ireland Place and Park Avenue, and Peterkin Park. 

Take the "Literacy-Friendly Neighborhood Pledge" to work together with your neighbors to develop and engage in activities that promote reading in the community. If you, your organization, or business are interested in volunteering to steward a Little Free Library, please contact the Library:  631-264-0567 or info@amityvillepubliclibrary.org.

Community Sketch Project

Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful community project! Participants of all ages were supplied with a free Community Sketchbook to draw, write, collage, cut, print, photograph, etc. Completed sketchbooks were then exhibited at the 2017 Community Art Show at the Library and are available to view here on our website. The project also included a series of optional sketch meetups at locations throughout the village hosted by local artists.

 

Here are pictures from all our past meetups:

Patron Picks

The library wants to know about your favorite items in the stacks! When participating in Patron Picks, grab your favorite movie, book, audio book, or graphic novel from the shelf and take a picture with it. Show off your favorite stories and your taste in media and recommend them for other library users to discover.

Patron Picks

Library at the Park

First annual Library at the Park at James A. Caples Memorial Park!  Musical performances from the "Music of Amityville Concert Series" featured local bands: Beatle Jazz, Tunisia Solomon and Steel Impressions. Families enjoyed fun activities including face painting, an obstacle course, parachute games, and crafts.

Event Photos

Book Bike

Look out for us on the Library's cool new outreach vehicle! Our Mobile Library will be around town at parks and festivals. When the weather is nice, we will be riding around bringing books for all ages to the community, registering patrons for programs and Library cards.

Library Heroes

Upon completion of the 2015 Summer Reading Club kids where awarded Library Heros signs which were posted on lawns across town. Parents submitted photos that were shared with the community on Facebook and the Library website. Thank you Suffolk County National Bank for sponsoring the Library Hero lawn signs. Way to go Library Heroes!!!!

 

Library Heroes

Geek the Library

The Amityville Public Library is participating in Geek the Library, a community‐based public awareness campaign. The campaign highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them.

Geek the Library introduces ‘geek’ as a verb, and encourages the public to talk about what they ‘geek’—whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art. The public awareness campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and that the library supports them all.

Geek the Library Photos

Library Champion Readers

Upon completion of the 2014 Summer Reading Program kids were awarded a special Library Champion sign for their achievements. Signs were posted on lawns across town and parents submitted photos of their Library Champions that were shared with the community on Facebook and the Library website. The Amityville Public Library is proud of our Champion Readers! 

Library Champion Reader Photos

Walk-In Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays: Closed

Upcoming Holiday Closings:

  • Christmas Eve — December 24

  • Christmas Day — December 25

  • New Year's Eve — December 31

  • New Year's Day — January 1

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