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
Voters on Tuesday approved Riverhead Free Library’s proposed 2017-18 budget, remaining under New York State’s tax cap at a tax levy increase of 1.03 percent. READ
Riverhead Free Library officials are proposing a 2017-18 budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.03 percent — a figure allowable under New York State’s 1.26 percent tax cap.
The plan calls for $3.75 million in overall spending, an increase of just $84,316 over the current year. Of that, $3.57 million would be raised through taxes.
Cutting a red ribbon tied across the staircase, Kyle Fichtner, Riverhead Free Library’s young adult coordinator and head of teen services, signaled for 20 or so teenagers waiting patiently below to enter the teen loft. READ
As Kerrie McMullen-Smith and James Provencher chatted at her desk earlier this week, the longtime friends shared jokes and even finished each other’s sentences at times. READ
Following months of turmoil that saw two different interim leaders at the helm, the Riverhead Free Library’s board of trustees has made a decision on its new director. READ
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
Interested in learning how to garden? Want to brush up on those math skills you haven’t used since high school? Or maybe you need to know how to write a grant proposal. READ