Our services for seniors strive to meet the needs and interests of the community’s Senior Citizens, honoring their experience, and gratefully acknowledging the valuable contributions they continue to make. The department focuses on programs, services and information related to health and renewal, cultural arts and entertainment, lifestyle and financial matters. A sampling of our Senior programs is provided below. Please check the current newsletter for times and dates.
AARP Mature Driving
AARP instructors offer an 8 hour defensive driving class to drivers 50 years or older. The class is one full day or two half day sessions and geared to the older driver. Upon completion you may receive a reduction in automobile insurance. The fee is discounted for AARP members. This class is limited to Huntington Public Library cardholders. Check the Program Calendar to register.
Meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC. This free program does not require registration and is open to all on a first come, first served basis.
If you or someone you know is unable to visit the library, a librarian will bring the library to you, including large print or regular print books, movies, etc. You may request specific titles or have the librarian suggest some. Homebound patrons may also access HPL's Downloadable Collection (audiobooks, ebooks and videos) from the convenience of a home computer. To learn more, call Therese Nielsen at (631) 427-5165 ext. 250 or email .
Music and Memories
HPL participates in the nationwide Music and Memory program which provides personalized music therapy for community members living with Alzheimer’s disease and other debilitating disorders. To learn more, call Therese Nielsen at (631) 427-5165 ext. 250 or email .
A Senior Advocate from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging is at the Library the third Monday every other month to assist seniors with complicated forms and answers questions regarding county programs and services for seniors. Meet with the Advocate to discuss yourself or your loved ones. This free program does not require registration and is open to all.
Note: Homebound Delivery Services are available to any library patron in need regardless of age.
Just a quick reminder….we are fine free! Although we encourage everyone to return items on time, late fees are waived on our general circulating collection with the exception of special items such as the WiFi Hotspots, Museum Passes, and Launchpads. Fines still apply for lost or damaged items.
We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to print.princh.com or install the Princh app for iOs or Android on your device and enter print ID # 103593 (Main printer) or 103594 (Station printer). Then upload files to be printed and select Pay at Desk. Printing costs are .10/BW; .25/Color. Enter your name and click order print. Call the Main Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, the Station desk at 631-421-5053 or visit the library to schedule the pick-up of your printouts. Print jobs will be released and printed ONLY when you arrive ensuring the privacy of your documents.