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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 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 Fall Program List.





         
Discount LIRR Tickets for Select Dates this Fall

New York City

The Brookhaven Free Library has a limited number of discounted LIRR tickets available for select dates this fall. Tickets are $9.50 per person roundtrip. Leave as a group and return anytime that day on your own. Meet a library staff member at the 1st or 2nd car for ticket distribution. Purchase tickets in advance at the Circulation Desk. No refunds.

Saturdays, September 19th and November 21st: Departs Ronkonkoma at 9:40am, arrives Penn Station 10:40am

Saturday, October 17th: Departs Patchogue at 10:30am, arrives Penn Station at 12:12pm





         
Annual Children’s Bake-Off on Wednesday, September 23rd

Bake-Off

Kids in grades K-3 and Grades 4-6 are invited to show off their baking skills and win a trophy in one of the following categories: Cakes, Pies or Cookies, at the Brookhaven Free Library's Annual Children's Bake-Off on Wednesday, September 23rd. All recipes must be made from scratch (no prepared mixes). Entries may be dropped off between 10:00am and 1:15pm. Judging begins at 1:30pm. Official rules and entry forms can be found online or at the children’s desk.





         
Fall Cleaning: Shed the Meds and Shredding Event on Saturday, September 26th

Shred

Rid your home of old medicines and paperwork clutter! The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Brookhaven Free Library on Saturday, September 26th from 10:00am-Noon to collect unused medications and covered hypodermic needles. Proper disposal is essential to protect the environment, and ensure that old prescriptions do not end up in the wrong hands. Smart Shred will also be there with their state-of-the-art mobile shred center, to safely shred your personal documents.





         
Blood Drive on Monday, September 28th

Blood Drive

Stop by the Brookhaven Free Library on Monday, September 28th from 2:30pm-7:00pm and step on board New York Blood Center’s bloodmobile to donate live-saving blood. Every pint counts. All who donate will be entered to win a prize! Bring ID with a signature or photo. Minimum weight is 100 lbs. Ages 16-75 (Must have parental permission for age 16. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note). Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids prior to coming. No tattoos for the past 12 months.





         
National Costume Swap Day at the Brookhaven Free Library on Sunday, October 4th

Halloween Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, you might be stressing about
getting your kids a new costume at an affordable price. Why not save some money, help the environment, and get rid of old costumes of Halloweens past by participating in National Costume Swap Day? Costumes and accessories will be accepted at the Brookhaven Library beginning September 26th and displayed in the program room from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, October 4th. Come and take what you need and leave the rest for others. Any remaining items will be donated to local organizations.





         
Annual Scarecrow Contest on Saturday, October 17th

Brookhaven Scarecrow Contest

Don't miss the Brookhaven Free Library's Annual Scarecrow Contest on Saturday, October 17th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Join your neighbors for a fun afternoon filled with music, scarecrow building and good old fashioned fun. Those wishing to build scarecrows should call the library to reserve a spot. Participants should arrive with a prepared scarecrow head and the clothes necessary to build your scarecrow. The library will provide a cross frame and all the stuffing you might need. In the event of rain the program is cancelled but frames will be distributed to anyone who reserved a spot and would like to make their scarecrow at home. Please call if you have any questions. Non-builders are welcome!





         
Touch-a-Truck with the Brookhaven Free Library on Saturday, October 24th

Touch a Truck

The Brookhaven Free Library and the Bellport Methodist Pre-School are excited to present their first Touch-a-Truck program to be held in
the Bellport Methodist rear parking lot on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00am-12:30pm. This free event allows children to get up close to large vehicles that they see on the streets every day. Rain date November 7th.





         
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.