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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.

New Celebration Books Program

Celebration Books

The South Country Library has started a new program called Celebration Books. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate many of life’s occasions such as a birth, milestone birthday, retirement or for a memorial. The purchaser has the ability to request a preferred subject and the target age group of the book. The library will pick out a title to accent the library collection. A bookplate will be put in the book and the library will send an acknowledgement to the donor and the honoree or family of the dedication. You will be able to pick a donation level with prices starting at $35.00.

The Board of Trustees is starting off the Celebration Book with the first book honoring Tony Gazzola. The list of books will be kept in a special binder featuring all the Celebration Books. The forms are available at the front desk.

New "Friends of the Library" Group


The South Country Library is starting a Friends of the Library Group. It is open to anyone living in the library service area which is the same as the South Country School District. This new group is looking for library lovers to become members. If you are interested in bringing your enthusiasm and support to the Library to help with fundraising, special events or a contributor in other ways join them at their next meeting. The meeting will be held on the Second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. They will be held in the Sanford Reading Room. Come join them, bring a friend and help make our library even greater than it is!

South Country Library Board of Trustees – Call for Nominations!


Residents and registered voters in the South Country School District interested in running for the Board may pick up petitions on February 10, 2016 at the South Country Library reference desk. Petitions must be submitted with a minimum of 25 supporting signatures of voters registered in the district and a brief biographical statement to the Director’s office by 5:00 pm March 4, 2016. The three vacancies will be filled with the three candidates with the largest number of votes and will fill terms until 2019. They will seated at the May 19, 2016 meeting. Absentee ballots are available at the school district office.

January and February South Country Library Programs Posted


The South Country Library has released its list of events for January and February. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for January children's programs starts Saturday, January 2nd at 9:30am. February children's program registration starts Monday, February 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

2016 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 2016 concert schedule, check their website.

Black History Month Family Celebration Concert: Rhonda Denet, “TO ETTA WITH LOVE,” Celebrating the Music of Etta James
Friday, February 19th at 7:00pm

This year the South Country Library celebrates Black History Month with a very special program from Rhonda Denet and her backing trio, entitled TO ETTA WITH LOVE: Celebrating the Music of Etta James on Friday, February 19th at 7:00pm. There is no better singer than Ms. Denet to deliver a tribute to the legendary Etta James, whose music spanned soul, blues, R&B, rock, jazz and gospel. Fan-favorite Rhonda has a warm, soulful and captivating voice that in prior performances has charmed our library audiences. A dessert buffet will follow. February 19th is a change from previously publicized date of February 5th.

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. Click here for more information.


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.