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
Riverhead Free Library threw a block party on Saturday to celebrate its 120th anniversary. (more…)
The Riverhead Free Library will have a new interim director, the News-Review has confirmed.
An ‘open community meeting’ will be held at Riverhead Free Library June 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
When she died at age 59 in 2010, Carol Pufahl left a legacy that included a love not only of reading and writing, but of teaching essential skills.
On last Friday, that legacy was put into action at Riverhead Free Library, where El Dia de los Niños (The Day of the Children), which takes place annually at libraries nationwide, received an added boost thanks in large part to the Carol Pufahl Literacy Foundation. READ
During its first 68 years, Riverhead Free Library relocated frequently before eventually finding a permanent home on Court Street.
Following the seemingly abrupt resignation of Riverhead Free Library director Joy Rankin, the organization’s board of trustees has appointed Kathy Richter of East Marion as interim director. READ