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Take Part in Our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Attention Farmingdale residents: It’s time to take part in our annual pumpkin decorating contest!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Decorate a pumpkin to resemble your favorite book or movie. Please no carved pumpkins.
2. Drop off your pumpkins between October 9-22.
3. Between October 23-October 29, our staff and patrons will be voting for their favorite pumpkin.
Voting will take place in the library and on our Facebook page only.


First Prize for Adults: A Gift Card to a Local Restaurant    

First Prize for Teens: A Gift Card to Amazon      

First Prize for Children’s: A Gift Card to the Movies

Contest is for UFSD #22 residents only.



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.