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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