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Brookhaven Free Library


Brookhaven Free Library


Brookhaven Free Library Website

Brookhaven Free Library News and Events

Phone: 631-286-1923
Fax: 631-286-0120
Address: 273 Beaver Dam Rd., Brookhaven, NY 11719


Monday 9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am-8:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am-8:00pm
Thursday 9:30am-8:00pm
Friday 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday (Sept-June) 12:00pm-4:00pm*


A Little Library With A Lot Going On!

Brookhaven Free Library

The Brookhaven Free Library as it exists today serves the entire South Country Central School District. Through the years the library's collection has grown to over 30,000 items, including videos, music CD's, large print books, DVD's, audio books, magazines and computer software.

We are a community minded, family oriented library that focuses on children's services and provides access to timely information technology and current materials for adults in a variety of formats. We offer a wide range of programs designed for our diverse and continually changing community.

Feel free to stop by and check out the Little Library with A Lot Going On!

Summer Events at the Brookhaven Free Library


The Brookhaven Free Library has released its list of programs for June, July and August. Many events do require advanced registration, which is now open for most programs. For the first week of registration, only members of Brookhaven Library can register. After the first week, anyone with a Suffolk county library card can register. You can either come to the library or call them to register. Click here for the full Summer Program List.

Renovation Reception Open House on June 13th

Brookhaven Free Library

During the last six months, the Brookhaven Free Library has been able to accomplish a significant amount of renovation to their beloved library. With careful planning and execution, the work completed allows them to utilize the building in a more efficient manner, without sacrificing their unique charm and character. The improvements include: a new handicap accessible restroom, renovated family restroom, expanded patron computer area, added collection space for non-fiction and magazines, newly configured space for staff, new roof, improvements to HVAC systems, new shutters, repaired fence, painting of building and fence. To celebrate the completion of these renovations, they are hosting a reception. You are invited to join them on Saturday, June 13th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. All are welcome to attend and we hope that you can make it!

Summer Reading Clubs at the Brookhaven Free Library

Reading Club

This year, the Brookhaven Free Library will enter a world of knights, dragons, princesses and castles through their "Royal Readers" summer reading club for children birth through Grade 6. They'll offer three clubs that all have fun challenges, incentives and of course certificates to share with your teacher in the fall. Reading begins on June 29th, but you can register now and receive a free book bag, while supplies last. Click here for more information in their Summer Newsletter.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Brookhaven Free Library held an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of families participating in the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading initiative. There was music by Darlene Graham, refreshments, and a ceremony acknowledging the families who had achieved their reading goals. Assemblyman Dean Murray was on hand to congratulate the children and families and help give out the awards. A big “Well Done” to everyone who participated! Click here to see photos from the event.

Brookhaven Free Library Museum Program

Museum Pass

All Brookhaven Free Library patrons who are 18 years of age and in good standing are welcome to borrow a pass to anyone of these wonderful museums for free. Each museum pass allows a set number of adults and children free admission and discounts. Please check for specific details. Passes can be reserved up to 60 days in advance and may be borrowed for 3 days. Make your reservation online or call the library for assistance. Click here for more information, including a list of available museums.


The Brookhaven Free Library Celebrates Its Centennial

Brookhaven Library

One hundred years ago, a small group of women met at 285 Beaver Dam Road to discuss the possible formation of a suffrage club. After discussion, it was decided that a Library Club would be more helpful to the community, and so, the Fireplace Library Club was formed. The club grew and changed with time, was granted a charter, and became the Brookhaven Free Library. It has grown from a private club of 63 members and 500 books, to an active, modern, Public Library with over 30,000 volumes and almost 5,000 registered cardholders. On Sunday, May 20th, the Library held a celebration for their Centennial. There was music, food and drink, as well as historical presentations and artifacts on hand. The community-created quilt was on display, along with lots of other fun events. Click to see photos from the Celebration.