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South Country Library


South Country Library


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South Country Library General Information

Phone: 631-286-0818
Fax: 631-286-4873
Address: 22 Station Road, Bellport, New York 11713  MAP

Monday 9:30am-9:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am-9:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am-9:00pm
Thursday 9:30am-9:00pm
Friday 9:30am-9:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm*

*The South Country Library is open on Sundays October through April.

July and August South Country Library Programs Posted


The South Country Library has released its list of events for May and June. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for July children's programs starts Monday, June 29th at 9:30am. August children's program registration starts Saturday, August 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages at the South Country Library

Reading Club

The South Country Library has Summer Reading Clubs for all ages!

Children: Sign up your child (ages birth-5th grade) starting Monday, June 29th. You’ll receive a reading record, bookmark and a special Long Island passport. The program runs from Monday, June 29th to Monday, August 10th.

Teens: Visit the Reference Department to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Club, receive an info packet and check out the display case to see the cool stuff you could win! Read or listen to books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and comic books. The program runs from Monday, June 29th to Friday, August 14th.

Adults: Starting Monday, June 29th, visit the Reference Department to join the Adult Summer Reading Club which runs until August 14. Select a free book at registration. Prizes will be raffled weekly, including an iPad Mini, a Kindle Fire 6 Tablet and $75 gift certificates to Avino's Restaurant, the Bellport Spa and the Gateway Playhouse. Thank you to Gateway Playhouse for also donating two tickets to Billy Elliot.

"Food For Fines" Food Drive: June 29th-July 11th

Food For Fines

During the South Country Library's food drive June 29th-July 11th, adults with overdue fines (not fines for lost items) may exchange non-perishable food items, one item per dollar owed, for fines up to $10. Donations, for Lighthouse Mission, should be only unexpired, undamaged, non-perishable food in cans, boxes, or plastic containers (no glass). They will gratefully accept donations from patrons with no fines. Children and teens can eliminate overdue fines by joining the Summer Reading Club.

Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

The South Country Library has started an all-ages Open Mic Night program on the last Thursday of every month. Local artists of all kinds (musicians, poets, and more) can indulge their creativity. Pre-registration is not required; performers will sign up on arrival. Feel free to network by sharing your recorded music, books, artwork, business cards, flyers, etc. We encourage you to provide your local artists an audience and community feedback. The hosts will change each month. If you are interested in acting as a host/emcee for a particular month, or have any other questions, please contact Patrick at the Library at 286-0818.

2015 Concert Series
Concert Series South Country Library has begun a new season of concerts offering monthly popular music, tribute artists, jazz or classical performances and more. For the full 2015 concert schedule our brochure is available in the Library or on our website.


Museum Pass Program at the South Country Library
Museum Pass The South Country Children’s department offers free museum passes to:

- Long Island Children’s Museum
- Children’s Museum of the East End
- Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
- South Fork Natural History Museum
- The Parrish Art Museum pass is coming soon!!

You must have a valid, good standing (fines under $6.00) South Country library adult card to reserve a museum pass. You can reserve museum passes over the phone or online. If you have any questions please contact the Children’s department at 631-286-0818.

Book a Librarian
Book a Librarian The South Country Library now offers one-on-one technology help with a Reference Librarian. Call to schedule a 30-minute appointment (limit of one per person) for basic technology help: to use your library account online; to search the online catalog; to place holds for materials; to download materials free from; to use your e-reader (Nook, iPad, Kindle, etc). Other topics include: basic computer help; basic internet help; e-mail; introduction to Microsoft Office programs; social networking (primarily Facebook). Open to South Country Library cardholders only. Telephone registration at 286-0818.