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Huntington Public Library

With its main building in Huntington Village and its branch library in Huntington Station, the Huntington Public Library (HPL) exists to serve the 34,000 residents of the Huntington Public Library District. HPL is a school district public library, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

 

To meet the diverse interests and needs of the community, the Library offers a collection of fiction and non-fiction books in print, as well as downloadable books and videos, and now free downloadable music via our new freegal™ service. Subscription databases and internet resources are available for research. All electronic resources, including the Online Catalog and Ask-A-Librarian reference assistance are available 24 hours a day from our website from any computer with access to the Internet. In its expanding role as a community center, the Library provides educational and cultural programs and services for all ages and stages of life. Public computers and WiFi are available in both buildings. Services include job search help, literacy education, museum passes and homebound assistance. Programs reflect community interest in book discussions and author talks, arts and entertainment, crafts and cooking, computers and technology, health and fitness, jobs and careers, local history, parenting, and creative play. HPL is on Facebook, Twitter and Flick'r.

 

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Huntington Historical Documents

The library has a collection of historical documents related to the Town of Huntington and various families: Ketcham, Wood, and Lloyd-Cogswell. Other documents include, "The Sag Harbor Sea Fencibles" (1814-1815) and correspondence of the Town Historian, Benjamin Thompson (1821).

Huntington Historical Photographs

The collection contains photographs of local people and places.

Huntington Political Cartoons

The library has a scrapbook of political cartoons dating back to 1878.

Huntington Scrapbooks

The Library has a collection of scrapbooks on various subjects.

Mary Fowler Gaines Postcard Collection

Mary Fowler Gaines was a librarian at Huntington Public Library from 1894-1920. The library has her postcard collection of libraries throughout North America.

Walt Whitman Collection

The collection contains photographs, correspondence and an original manuscript of Walt Whitman's.

 

 

 

 

 
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