Child Safety Program

Child Safety Program

April 17, 2015

9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

The Town of Hempstead will be at the Library for a Child Safety event. A Child Safety Kit is provided free of charge. Photographs and fingerprints are taken of the child and given to the parent (no records are kept by the Town of Hempstead).

This program is sponsored by the West Hempstead Kiwanis Club.

Find out more about this program and more at:

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YA Program – Irish Soda Bread


There are still spots available in our Irish Soda Bread teen program on
Thursday, March 12 from 7 to 8 pm!

Ms. Kathy returns to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Participants will learn how to make a simple, delicious traditional Irish soda bread. Each teen will make their own bread and take it home to bake. There is no charge for this yummy program!

Please be advised that this program may contain allergens.

Residents and non-residents in grades 6-12 are invited to attend.

Stop by the Young Adult desk to register or call us at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18 to reserve your spot. 

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Parent University at WHHS

ram-logoParent University is a free community event sponsored by the West Hempstead Union Free School District.  It takes place on Monday, March 16 from 6 pm-9 pm at WH High School, 400 Nassau Blvd.  Adults interested in life-long learning opportunities will gather from 5:30-6:00 pm for registration and refreshments, followed by a keynote address at 6 pm by former police officer John Groshans re Sexting, Texting, and the Digital Divide. From 6:35-8:55 pm you will have the opportunity to participate in 3 different workshops, chosen from 23 course offerings covering a variety of subjects.

Use this link to find the online registration form and details:
or you may download and print from these links:
1. Parent University Registration Form: PU-Reg-Form
2. Parent U Course Catalog in English:  WHUFSD-PU-Course-Catalog
3. Parent U Course Catalog in Spanish:  WH-Universidad-de-Padres

Representatives of the West Hempstead Public Library will be there to talk about the resources and services offered and will give a tour of our library website.  To attend this workshop be sure to register for Session A16, B16, or C16.

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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, 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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