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Promoting Reading in Our Community

Programs/Events

Library Outreach Programs

Not every resident can frequent the library. To get books to the community, FOL
provides a number of outreach programs. One is the Library at the Laundromat. This program brings adult, teen, juvenile, and children’s books to an area laundromat. We also sponsor two Little Free Libraries – one at Kalers Pond and the other at the Moriches Bay Recreation Facility on Frowein Road. A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for this Little Free Library was held on June 11, 2021 and FOL received a certificate of congratulations for the Little Free Library. A wonderful day! [Photo] We hope to place more Little Free Libraries throughout the neighborhood in the future. Books at these three outreach locations are circulated on a monthly basis.

The newest additional to the Library is the Bicycle Book Mobile. Run by the
Library and sponsored by the FOL, this Bicycle Book Mobile will tour the community providing books and information about the Library. Keep an eye out for it!

Friends of the Library Week

FOL Week is celebrated every year on the third week of October. It increases awareness about our goals, projects and, more importantly, gives us an opportunity to thank the library and its patrons for their support and generosity throughout the year. This year we started with a food drive on Shredding Day. Monetary and food items were donated and distributed to local food pantries. Then two sessions of the very popular The Haunted Tea took place with tea, finger sandwiches and raffles. The week ended with the very fun event, Pumpkin Painting and Decorating for children, teens, and adults.

2022 FOL Week Photos

2021 FOL Week Photos

2020 FOL Week Photos

2019 FOL week Photos

Monday Afternoon at the Library

FOL sponsors games in the library’s Community Room each Monday, 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Enjoy a friendly game of Mah Jongg, Scrabble, cards and other table-top games along with great conversation.

Book Club

The FOL Book Club is an informal gathering of no more than 8-10 people. It is held in the library with the purpose  of discussing selected books and encouraging comfortable conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. If interested in  joining, fill out a card that is available by the Thrift Shelves and drop it in the FOL donation box.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The program goal is to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Prizes are sponsored in part by FOL to those who reach this goal.

Puzzle Swap

Covid has produced a new found love of puzzles. FOL has put together a way to swap those already configured  puzzles that you have done and swapping them for ones that are new to you. Bring them into the library and pick  another puzzle, then repeat that process when that is finished. You do not have to check them out either.