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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
Email: broolib@suffolk.lib.ny.us

 

  Hours
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!





         
Fall Events at the Brookhaven Free Library

Calendar

The Brookhaven Free Library has released its list of programs for September, October and November. Many events do require advanced registration, which begins on Monday, September 8th. 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 Fall Program List.





         
    
"The Big Weave" - September 13th-October 25th

The Big Weave

Have you noticed the two big posts by the children’s entrance of the Brookhaven Free Library? The Library wanted to do something big, that our community could all do together while they are under construction and thought, hmm, “the big weave!” The “big weave” is the library’s first community art installation and they hope that you will want to participate!

From September 13th through October 25th, members of the community are invited to weave ribbon, yarn, strips of fabric, reeds and grasses to create a one of a kind art installation. We'll keep you posted of their progress! In the meantime, they kicked off the project on Saturday, September 13th. Click here for photos from the event.





         
LIRR Train Tickets Available for Select Saturdays this Fall

New York

The Brookhaven library is once again offering three days for you to travel into NYC at an amazing price, only $9.25 round trip. You will meet at Ronkonkoma train station as a group and your return trip is on your own anytime on the same day. A library representative will meet you on the platform by the first or second car to give you your return ticket. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Circulation Desk and are available while supplies last!

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 9:40am and arrives at Penn Station at 10:59am

Date: Saturday, October 18th
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 9:40am and arrives at Penn Station at 10:59am

Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 9:40am and arrives at Penn Station at 10:59am





         
Trip to Visit the Bronx Zoo - Thursday, September 25th

Bronx Zoo

Join the Brookhaven Free Library as they take a trip to the Bronx Zoo on Thursday, September 25th. Includes the Park’s “Total Experience Ticket," round trip luxury charter bus and gratuity. Your “Total Experience Ticket” includes admission and unlimited access to special rides and attractions available during your date of visit. These may include*: Dinosaur Safari, Bug Carousel, Butterfly Garden, Children's Zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, Wild Asia Monorail, Zoo Shuttle, 4D Theater or Jungle World. *Some rides and attractions are open seasonally. Availability is also subject to weather, capacity, mechanical, and/or animal related issues. $49 per person. Tickets are on sale now at the Library.

Depart: Brookhaven at 8:00am
Arrive: Bronx Zoo at approximately 10:15am
Leave Bronx Zoo: 3:00pm
Arrive at Brookhaven: approximately 5:00pm





         
Gold Coast Garden and Mansion Tour - Wednesday, October 15th

Mansion Tour

The Gold Coast Garden and Mansion Tour has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 15th. Join the Brookhaven Library as they tour Westbury House, the beautiful gardens at Old Westbury Gardens and the mansion homes at Sands Point Preserve. Tickets are $69pp and include the tour, luxury coach bus, boxed lunch and gratuity. Tickets are on sale now at the Library. Click here for more information, including a tour itinerary.





         
Pet Parade at the Brookhaven Free Library

Pet Parade

On May 31, 2014 the Brookhaven Free Library held a family-friendly celebration of pets! Residents brought their well-behaved pets to visit with other community members, make pet crafts, and have fun with their furry friends.

The event included:

- Representatives from Last Chance Animal Rescue, who brought pets eligible for adoption and provided information about the benefits of pet adoption

- Representatives from The Moriches Hospital for Animals who  provided information on pet care and answered questions about pet health

- Live Americana-folk music from local trio Pandafan

- Crafts, activities, and photo opportunities

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.