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07/06/17 6:00am
07/06/2017 6:00 AM

Riverhead Free Library has become the first on Long Island to offer a card program for the homeless.

Called RiverHope, the program allows people who are part of Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program to receive a free library card, giving them access to everything the library has to offer.

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05/15/17 7:00pm
05/15/2017 7:00 PM

Following months of steady turnover, seats on the Riverhead Free Library Board of Trustees were filled during an election last Tuesday.

Newcomer John Rienzo was elected to a three-year term during the May 19 vote. Additionally, recent appointees Susan Bergmann and Michael D’Arcangelo, were elected to new three-year terms.

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04/14/17 6:00am
04/14/2017 6:00 AM

Laurel Sisson has dedicated her time to Riverhead Free Library for almost 50 years.

Her professional career there began in 1966. She worked in multiple departments, including the children’s room and reference desk, and was later an assistant director. READ

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12/06/16 6:00am
12/06/2016 6:00 AM

Riverhead Free Library employees dropped off 78 bags of children’s books at the Riverhead Head Start last week.

The books, which will be shared by all five of Head Start’s classes, were donated by Friends of the Riverhead Free Library with the goal of promoting early literacy. It’s the second time the group has made such a donation.

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11/03/16 6:02am
11/03/2016 6:02 AM
Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a recovery center at Riverhead Free Library to assist victims.

During the commotion, library employees later recalled, a part-time librarian named Emily Whitney, then in her late 80s, presented FEMA workers with homemade stuffed bears.  READ