If you haven’t visited The Friends’ Bookstore, located in the Main library, please come on in! We update the shelves with new donations every day. Many of the books available are recently published, especially the large paperback books. The prices are a bargain at 50¢ for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Children and Teen books are located on bookcases on the second floor outside of the Children’s Department. The money raised by the sale of these books supports library programs and museum passes for our library patrons and materials requested by the library staff. Watch for banners and posters announcing a Weekend Book and Media Sale over the next two months!
Looking for your next no-hassle beach read? Stop by our Books at the Beach cart at Gold Star Battalion and West Neck Beaches, during daytime hours, between July 1 and August 16 and help yourself to one of our no-obligation, no questions asked, no return necessary beach books! There will be titles for all ages and all tastes and your only job is to read a great book while enjoying the views of our beautiful Harbors! Books at the Beach receives support from the Friends of the Huntington Public Library. See you at the beach!
If you enjoy books and appreciate your public library, we invite you to join the Friends of the Huntington Public Library, a community-based organization that is independent of the library and its staff. Help us make the library the "place to be" for adults, teens, and children in our community. Use the button below for an online form, ask for an application at the Customer Services Desk or email .
According to the By-Laws of the Friends of the Huntington Public Library, their goals are:
- To support the Huntington Public Library in its Mission.
- To promote and support volunteerism for the Huntington Public Library.
- To encourage membership in the organization and contributions from members and others to foster advocacy and support for the Huntington Public Library.
- To support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights (included in the Huntington Public Library Bill of Rights).
The Friends Annual Book Sales are highly anticipated events. In addition, the Friends hold occasional weekend book sales and maintain a Daily Book Sale Room on the first floor of the Main Street branch of the library. Funds raised from book sales and membership dues are used to support library programs, purchase museum passes, and provide equipment and materials to enhance patrons’ experience.
Friends of the Library memberships run from July 1 to June 30 of each year. We welcome new members who share our commitment to the Huntington Public Library.!
Since joining the efforts of Operation Paperback in September 2014, we have shipped over 400 paperbacks to U.S. military personnel on active military bases and V.A. hospitals as well as military families stationed around the world. One of the items most often requested is puzzle books (crossword, sudoku, word search, etc.). Please consider donating un-used puzzle books to us so we can send them in all our packages.