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Dash into the Library and Sign-up for a Library Card!
September Is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Can you name the one item that gives you access to nearly everything on the web, in print, and provides personal assistance in finding what you are looking for? It’s your library card!

A library card is FREE to all UFSD #22 residents. To sign-up, bring two proofs of residency to the Circulation Desk. Children will need the signature of a parent/guardian and a birth certificate for children birth-5 years.

From September 1-30:

New residents who sign-up for a library card will receive a welcome kit.

For Kids! Stop by the Children’s Library and show us your library and you’ll receive a superhero finger puppet! While supplies last. UFSD #22 residents only. Child must be present to receive item.

Don’t forget to stop by the Circulation Desk during the month of September and enter our Count the Candy contest! Will you be the lucky winner of the incredibly sweet surprise? For UFSD #22 residents only.



It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s our First-Ever Fandom Fest!

Saturday, October 13 from 11:00am-4:00pm

Admission Tickets Available at the Circulation Desk Starting September 4
For Adults, Teens, and Kids

Cosplay / Workshops / Retro & Video Games / Artist Panels / Contests / Raffles / Food Trucks / Vendors / and more!

For a copy of our complete program guide, click here!

For access to our Fandom Fest program page, click here.



It’s Time to Strut Your Stuff in our Cosplay Contest!

Adults, Teens, and Kids Ages 2 Years – Gr. 5

Calling all Schwifties, Duelists, Trekkies, Sherlockians, Whovians, Scoobies… you get the idea. We’re having our first-ever cosplay contest. You’ll have 60 seconds on stage to strut your stuff for our panel of judges. So, dust off your sewing kit, warm up that glue gun, and get crafting! Your homemade costume could win you fame, glory, and of course, prizes! For UFSD #22 residents only.

For Rules and Entry Forms, Click Here.



Farmingdale Community Summit Presents:
2018 Farmingdale Reads!

Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Speaker: Michael Lella

Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm

Tickets Available Starting September 14
Michael Lella, son of Pino Lella, shares the story of his father and his role in the “Forgotten Italian Front” of WWII as told by author Mark Sullivan in USA Today’s and Amazon’s #1 best seller Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Hear first-hand from Michael a tale of courage and epic struggle as his father helped Jewish refugees escape Nazi-occupied Italy. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. Also sponsored by The Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library.


                      Pino and Michael Lella



Take Part in the Great American Read! 

100 Books – 1 Winner

About the Series:

The Great American Read is an eight-part television series on PBS. This series is designed to spark a conversation about reading and the books that have inspired us. There are 100 diverse books on the list. Patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorite novel at the library or on The Great American Read website.

For more information about The Great American Read and future episodes, click here.

The Books:

Copies of the 100 books list are available at the library, or you can download a copy here.

After you’ve viewed the list, come the Reference Desk and cast your ballot! All votes will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant and a The Great American Read tote bag! Raffle is for UFSD #22 residents only.

If you would like to vote online, click here.

All voting ends on October 18. The Grand Finale show on PBS will air on October 23.



Reserve Our Museum Passes Online!

We have two types of passes:

Print on Demand Pass: Passes may be reserved up to two weeks in advance and can be printed from home or at the library. This pass will only be valid for the Date of Visit listed on the confirmation page.

Pick Up/Return Pass: Passes may be reserved online up to two weeks in advance and can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk. These passes MUST be returned one day after check out to avoid a fine. During the months of July and August, passes checked out on a Saturday are due back on Monday.

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Join Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Program

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Registration is ongoing for families with children who have not yet started Kindergarten. For UFSD #22 residents only.

This program is designed to encourage reading together. Simply read with your young child and keep track of what you have read in your reading log. When you’ve reached fifty books, bring your reading log to the Children’s Desk for a small prize and a new log. We’ll have stickers, bookmarks, and a few surprises along the way to 1,000 books! 



Book a Librarian

Need one-on-one assistance? Whether it’s research, finding business, government, or health information, we can help!
To schedule an appointment please call Reference Librarian Stuart Schaeffer at 516-249-9090 ext. 203.




This online tutoring service, connects students to tutors in an online classroom. Users can review and share previous sessions, prepare for a test or practice skills with practice quizzes, use the Princeton Review to prepare for your SAT or ACT and store assignments, class notes and projects while using Tutor.com. Users will be required to have a valid library card number. (For students in Gr. 4-12 & College.)




Notary Service

The library offers a free notary service for the benefit of the residents of our community. It is recommended that you call the library at 516-249-9090 first to check on availability. 

For hours, please call the Reference Desk at 516-249-9090.

Guidelines: notary

  • Do not sign your document in advance.
  • You must supply your own witness.
  • Photo ID required.
  • Document must be in English.