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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, so sign-up soon! 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.

Blood Drive at the Brookhaven Free Library on Tuesday, July 29th

Blood Drive

The Brookhaven Free Library will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29th from 3:30pm-8:00pm. Your donation will help to save up to three lives! Our community hospitals need your help. Please sign up today! Participants will be entered to win a gift certificate from Carla Marla's Ice Cream Shop in Bellport. To schedule your appointment to donate call 286-1923. Walk-ins are welcome! Click here for more information.

LIRR Train Tickets Available for Select Saturdays this Summer

New York

The Brookhaven library is 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. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Circulation Desk.

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 10:35am and arrives at Penn Station at 12:12pm
**Tickets on sale now

Date: Saturday, July 19th
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 9:40am and arrives at Penn Station at 10:59am
**Tickets on sale beginning July 5th

Date: Saturday, August 16th
Time: Train leaves Ronkonkoma at 9:40am and arrives at Penn Station at 10:59am
**Tickets on sale beginning July 5th

Frogs, Bugs and Animals at the Brookhaven Free Library on August 9th

Green Meadows

Jason Reilly from Green Meadow Farms will be at the Brookhaven Free Library on Saturday, August 9th at 2:00pm with an exciting hands-on program that features reptiles, frogs, bugs, fluffy chickens, baby farm animals, bunnies and hedge hogs. All animals can be safely touched and are displayed in colorful petting boxes. Fun farm music will be played throughout the visit. Learn amazing facts about the animals and participate in the Limbo, Chicken Dance and Hokey Pokey. This program is fun for the entire family. No registration. In the event of rain the program will be held Sunday, August 10th.

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.