I’m Mary Lee Gaylor and I’m the adult programs coordinator at Riverhead Free Library.
One of the things I do is the newsletter. Right now I’m making it for May and June because we make it way ahead of time. And I book programs; I do my own programs and some of the staff at the adult reference also does programs. So we all participate. It’s a team effort. READ
Patrons of Riverhead Free Library will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on its proposed 2018-19 budget and, for the first time in years, they’ll also get to decide a contested library board election.
Voting will take place at the library’s meeting room April 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. READ
Two libraries on the North Fork will host seminars for homeowners and those looking to buy their first home. READ
Riverhead Free Library has made history on Long Island.
It has launched a program its backers appropriately call RiverHope, which allows people who are part of the Maureen’s Haven homeless outreach program to receive library cards. This is important because it offers people without a fixed address access to all that the library has to offer — the ability to check out and read books, use of the library’s computers for email and job searches, but also access to a wide range of library programs, including an online educational forum called Universal Class. That program alone opens the door to classes in 32 subjects, as well as professional and certification courses.
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.
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.
Through hosting citizenship classes at the Riverhead Free Library, Millie Rios often fields questions from her students regarding immigration policies and consequences — especially since Donald Trump has taken office.
Ms. Rios said she’s always made an effort to answer the questions herself or bring speakers to class, but decided the community at large would benefit from a larger public forum. READ