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Our Downloadable Digital Content Services are vast. To help you make better sense of what is available and from who, please consult the following matrix, or just ask one of our highly skilled librarians.

Service NameAudioBooks?eBooks?Video?Magazines?Music?
Notes:
  • † a developing collection.
  • ‡ Music Videos.
OverDrive (HPL) Yes Yes Yes†    
OverDrive (Live-brary) Yes Yes Yes†   Yes†
EBSCOhost eBooks   Yes      
ComicsPlus   Yes   Yes  
Flipster       Yes  
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)       Yes  
Hoopla Yes† Yes† Yes   Yes
OneClickdigital Yes Yes      

Administration

In Memoriam: Marion Sullewsky

marionThe Library has lost a treasured friend and former staff member with the death of Marion Sullewsky. Known to patrons, staff, and many in the Huntington community as a long-time member of the Adult Reference staff, Marion, who retired from HPL in 2012, brought many talents to her job as a reference librarian. Fluent in four languages and passionate about film, Marion had a certificate in French Language and Literature from the Alliance Francaise and lived in several European countries before moving to the United States as a young woman.

She worked as a translator and for a non-profit film organization before beginning her career as a librarian. During her many years at HPL, Marion developed the library’s exceptional foreign film collection and began a series of mid-day foreign film showings. She was also responsible for overseeing the growth of the library’s business resources and helped transition the collection from print to one utilizing many digital resources. Above all, Marion will be remembered for her unfailing sense of fairness and remarkable sense of humor. She will be missed.

Important COVID-19 and Library Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources

  • New York State COVID-19 Update
    Information on latest State executive orders updated multiple times a day.
  • Suffolk County Updates
    You can also receive emergency updates from Suffolk County via text messages: Text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283
    Suffolk County residents can also call 311 to get general information from Suffolk County or Town officials.
  • Testing Centers
    A NYS mobile testing site is opening at Stony Brook University and Jones Beach, and will be by appointment only. Residents can call to request an appointment here: 1-888-364-3065. All requests will be vetted by a health professional.
  • SMART 911
    County Executive Bellone is encouraging everyone to use this mobile app that enables you to give critical medical information to 911 responders and sends emergency alerts and notifications for your area.
  • Suffolk County Police Department
  • Town of Huntington
    Supervisor Lupinacci waived parking meter fees, Senior Center is delivering meals and other local updates.
  • Know Your Rights
    COVID-19 testing is free for those who need it, some co-pays have been waived as well as some late fees for mortgage payments. New Yorkers are also urged to call 1-800-697-1220 to report unfair price increases of products such as household cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library System
    Links to public health resources as well as general information about library services.

Library Digital Resources

All expired cards have been updated to better serve your needs for library resources. If you have any questions about using our resources, please contact a librarian at . We are standing by to assist you.

  • Ancestry.com
    A comprehensive genealogical source for pursuing family history research.
  • Live-brary Get A Card
    To get a temporary card that is good for 90 days to use our digital resources.
  • Huntington Public Library Overdrive Collection
    Huntington Public Library's own collection of Free eBooks and audio books.
  • Live-brary Overdrive Collection
    Suffolk County Library System's collection of Free eBooks and audio books.
  • Flipster
    Digital Magazines Service, providing access over 100 popular magazines.
  • Hoopla
    Streaming music and movies: Choose from a large collection of popular movies from major motion picture studios or listen to an album from your favorite artist. You can also access audio books from your favorite author.
  • Don't have an HPL Card?  Apply for one Here

 

Resources for Children and Teens:

  • Brainfuse
    Stuck at home and have nothing to do? Need to practice what you learned? Ready to learn something new? Visit Brainfuse’s SkillSurfer for state and common-core aligned lessons, videos, and interactive quizzes.
  • World Book
    The complete Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, Web Links , Magazines, Historical Documents and more.
  • Sesame Street eBooks
    Unlimited access to more than 150 eBooks Read-along books, audio books, animated books and interactive books.
  • Scholastic Trueflix
    Offers hundreds of units of supplement social studies and science core curricula learning.
  • Scholastic Bookflix
    An online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.
  • National Geographic Kids
    This database includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as videos, images, and over 450 books. Geared towards primary and middle school students, kids can explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, space and more!

 

 

HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
(Unapproved)
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held May 19, 2020, Via
  Virtual Conference

PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger
Kimberly Hawkins
and Chuck Rosner
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Recording Secretary: Claire Tietjen

EXCUSED:Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:11 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the May 19, 2020, Board of Trustees meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of April, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

A period for public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #24, April End of Month, totaling $328,180.19 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #25, May Disbursements, totaling $89,682.79 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to accept the Personnel Report for May, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper had nothing new to add to her written report and was available to answer any questions.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind had nothing new to add to her written report and was available to answer any questions.

Library Director Joanne Adam highlighted items contained in her written report There was a discussion regarding information received from Kevin Verbesey on guidelines for the reopening of libraries. This four-phase plan was submitted to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s office for approval on behalf of all Suffolk County libraries and must be approved by his office before any library can reopen.

There were brief discussions on the following: details of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, update on plans regarding the possible purchase of the Station Branch; and the option of having the Library Trustee Election Vote done in conjunction with the School District’s annual vote.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adopt the following Resolution:

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order 202.13, the Library’s Annual Trustee Election Vote, which was originally scheduled for April 7, 2020, was postponed without date.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, the Library was given the option of holding its Annual Trustee Election Vote on June 9, 2020, to be managed by the School District, or on September 15, 2020.

RESOLVED, that the 2020/2021 Library Trustee Election Vote is hereby scheduled for June 9, 2020, to be managed by the School District, and the Library Director is authorized to notify the School District of same, as soon as practicable.

The vote was unanimous.

At 7:27 p.m. a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to enter Executive Session to discuss collective bargaining. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:56 p.m. Ms. McKenna-Bausch reconvened the meeting.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Skolnick, to approve the retirement incentive, as presented, pending attorney review. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:58 p.m. Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:59 p.m. the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann M. Berger, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

 

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