Teens Can Now Borrow Movies and Video Games


All teens in grades 6-12 can now check out our video games, ALL Children’s movies, and movies in the Adult section that are rated G, PG, and PG-13.

Please note: A permission slip must be signed by your parent/guardian the first time you check out any of these materials so please stop by the Circulation Desk with them.

We have video games for Playstation 3 & 4, Xbox One, and Wii-U.

If you want to try out a game before you buy it follow these steps to see if we own it:

1. Visit our Online Catalog by clicking this link.

2. Type the title of the game into the Search box and hit enter on your keyboard.

3. On the left side of the screen under Library click on “More,” scroll down to “West Hempstead,” and click our library. Note: You can see all of the libraries that own it by ignoring this step.

If we own the game it will list West Hempstead under LOCATION. If it is available it will say “CHECK SHELVES”, otherwise it will show the date it is due to be returned.


These steps will work for any book, movie, CD, or other item that the library owns.

You can also call the Young Adult desk at at (516)481-6591 ext. 18 and we will check the availability for you.

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Weather Alerts

Please check our various channels of communication before venturing out in hazardous weather.  We will endeavor to keep you posted  via the Events Calendar on our website at  www.whplibrary.org, our New & Noteworthy blog, and of course by phone at 516-481-6591.

We will close early or open late, as needed, to protect the safety of our patrons and staff.

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There is still time to Register!

There is still time to register for two of our upcoming children’s events!

A Time For Kids

Friday, January 16

10-11 am or 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Ages 18 months – 5 years

“1,2,3! Blast off, rocket Ship!” Come for singing, dancing and making

a great craft with your grown-up.


Parachute Play

Wednesday, January 21

10-10:30 am for ages 2 and 3 with an adult

11-11:30 am for ages 4 and 5

Miss Kerry is here for songs and games over and under out parachutes.

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Winter Storytimes at the Library

*Winter Storytimes*

Registration begins Monday, January 12th 

Programs begin January 26th and later

Storytimes run for four weeks

Rhyme Time (Ages 3-12 months)- Mondays at 9:15 am

Mother Goose (age 1)- Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Two’s- Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Preschoolers (ages 3-5)- Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 2:30 pm

After School Storytime (age 0 to grade 5)- Wednesdays at 4:00 pm

Come in and sign up or register online with your library card.

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Books on Display

Books on Display

Come check out all the great seasonal books we have on display in the Children’s Room!

Snow books

Winter books

Hibernation & Migration books

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Boardwalk Lights

Boardwalk Lights

Long Beach Blvd to Magnolia Blvd, Long Beach – 11561

Dec 27, 2014 through Jan 04, 2015 (daily)

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Cost: Free

Don’t miss out on this FREE holiday nautical themed light show display on the boardwalk from Long Beach Blvd to Magnolia Blvd. Walk the boardwalk with family and friends while enjoying the sparkle! Event will be open every evening from 5-9 PM through January 4.

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Special Needs Carnival

Farmingdale Public Library’s

Special Needs Carnival!

Farmingdale Public Library is having a Special Needs Carnival Today!!

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

There are 23 spots available!

It’s time for some fun at the library! There will be games, prizes, and more just for you! Preference is given to UFSD #22 residents.

Register here by clicking the register button.


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Walking Dead Graphic Novels Now Available


We currently have
The Walking Dead graphic novels/comic books
on display in the Young Adult department.  They can be checked out by patrons of all ages!

Volumes 1&2 (issues 1-12; each volume consists of 6 issues) are available in the large, hardcover book and volumes 1-7 (issues 1-42) are the individual paperbacks. As you can see, someone has already checked out the first volume, but we can put a reserve on it for anyone that would like it in paperback.

The Walking Dea
d is an ongoing black-and-white American comic book series created in 2003 by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. It chronicles the travels of Rick Grimes, his family, and other survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Click here for the official Walking Dead comic’s website.


It looks like they are surrounded by zombies.. do you think they survive?? The only way to find out is by reading the comic…


To check the availability of a volume call the Young Adult desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18. Happy zombie reading!

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New Tween Labels and Programs

We have just finished putting labels on our
Tween-appropriate novels throughout the Young Adult department!


What exactly is a “tween”? Tween is a new word that describes youths who are roughly ages 8 through early-13, who are “between” childhood and the teenage years. The term “tween” is a blend of the words “between” and “teen.”

Click on the image below to view some of Tween books the American Library Association recommends.
Tween Recommendations

Keep an eye out for our newsletter in the next few months. Starting April we will have some TWEEN programs (for grades 5-8) in the library. We will be decorating mugs with sharpie and covering your phone/tablet chargers and headphones with colorful Washi tape. Registration will begin March 1, 2015. 


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Books on Display

Books on Display

Come check out all the great seasonal books we have on display in the Children’s Room!

Election Day Books

Veteran’s Day Books

Thanksgiving Books

American Indian Books

Day of the Dead Books

Hibernation Books

Migration Books

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