Now Available: New! Photo Editing Laptop

Library card holders now have in-house access to a Macbook Pro 15 laptop. Loaded with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, the laptop allows patrons to edit personal photos to look spectacular. For use inside the library only (cannot be checked out), the laptop will require patrons to leave a library card at the Reference desk during use. Contact Reference to find out more information and to reserve time to use the laptop.

Now Available: New! Vudu on Roku

You can now check out a Roku Streaming Stick from the library. You plug the device into your TV’s HDMI port and that will give you access to our free VUDU account which is loaded with digital versions of over 60 popular movies such as La La Land, Hidden Figures, Sing, and more. You need to have Wi-Fi to use this device and you have access only to the VUDU channel; no other streaming services are available on the Roku. Contact Reference for more information.

Bellport Day

Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit our table to hear library happenings and get a chance for a giveaway or raffle, while supplies last.

Breakfast for Kids

Monday-Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., July & August
Thanks to Island Harvest, the Children’s Department will be serving breakfast for children who need it through July and August. *Lunch is available at Brookhaven Free Library from 12-1 p.m. (time subject to change).

Administrators’ Corner

Summer is finally here! Always one of the busiest times of year for us, summer 2017 at the library has plenty to offer. This includes our popular reading programs for all ages, two author visits with feedback components, our community Open Mic Night, adult Paint Night, a seminar on nutritional foods, our very first Kids Battle of the Books, and more.
Swing by and pitch in on our community puzzle in the library’s main hallway. Hang with fellow library-lovers at our monthly Library ‘Friends’ group meetings or participate in our July blood drive. On Bellport Day, visit our table, meet staff, and learn about our programs and services.
Most importantly, take a break from the heat, stop by and enjoy the full range of what we have to offer.

Kristina Sembler, Director

Patrick O’Leary, Assistant Director

Summer Reading Program—Adult

Monday, June 26-Friday, August 11
Starting Monday, June 26, join this fun annual library event that offers you raffle chances toward prizes just for enjoying those summer reads! Sign up at the Reference Desk for the Adult Summer Reading club for district residents only, which runs until August 11, receive an Info packet and select a free book at registration. Prizes will be raffled off weekly and include a Fitbit Charge 2 HD, a Kindle Fire 8 with an Alexa Dot as well as gift certificates to Painter’s Restaurant, Gateway Playhouse, The Spa at Bellport and a prize bundle Porters on the Lane gift card and Carla Marla’s Ice Cream Parlor gift box.
Thank you to Carla Marla’s for their generous donation.

Summer Reading Program—Children “Reading is WILD”

Monday, June 26- Monday, August 14
It’s time for the South Country Library Summer Reading Club! Come to the library for “Reading is WILD!” from June 26 to August 14. You can register your child (ages birth through 5th grade) for the Club. At sign-up children will receive a reading record, bookmark and sticker. Or, choose an online log option. Report your books weekly and receive a prize. There are also weekly raffle prizes. Our club just for babies starts you with a bag of goodies; you earn a prize after reading 35 books.

Summer Reading Club Teen “Build a Better World”

Monday, June 26-Monday, August 14
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join South Country Library’s Summer Reading Club, where reading reaps rewards. Read or listen to books, magazines, graphic novels, and more. Sign up at Reference and check out the case of cool stuff to win.

Food for Fines Food Drive

June 26- July 8
Adults with late fines (not lost item fines) may exchange one food item per dollar owed for fines up to $10. Only unexpired, intact, non-perishable food in cans, boxes, or plastic (no glass) is acceptable.

Administrators’ Corner

On behalf of the library’s dedicated staff and board of trustees, we would like to thank the community for once again passing the library’s budget. We congratulate returning trustee Annelies Kamran and welcome trustees Sherry Binnington and Cameron Trent to the Board in May.
A remodel of the library’s New Book/Browsing Room will be completed this spring; it will have new wood flooring, paint, furniture and lighting, a dedicated Wi-Fi signal, a working fireplace and a coffee and tea station for the public.
In programming news, on May 9th, we will hold a job fair in partnership
with the Suffolk Department of Labor as well as a very important citizen
preparedness training program. June kicks off with our annual outdoor
concert on Saturday the 3rd at 7 p.m. in the library parking lot featuring
Eagles tribute band “The Fast Lane,” followed on the 10th with the unveiling
of our first “Little Free Library” at the Martha Avenue Park in Bellport.
Finally, please visit our new seed library adjacent to the Circulation desk.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you soon.
Kristina Sembler, Director
Patrick O’Leary, Assistant Director