The Library is open for CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY.

We will continue to monitor local, state, federal, CDC, and WHO guidelines and will keep you abreast of all pertinent information. We appreciate everyone’s patience during these trying times. To reserve items, please call the Library at 516-333-0176

The Westbury Library Board of Trustees will be holding their next monthly board meeting Thursday,January 21st at 7 pm via Zoom

Please feel free to join using this link https://zoom.us/j/97661902610 Or this phone number 1 646 558 8656 alongside this ID 976 6190 2610
For assistance learning how to use zoom please feel free to watch the video posted at this link https://youtu.be/yiqnQtYc__4
 

Westbury School District Weekly Meetings

The Westbury School District is holding weekly meetings updating the community on COVID-19. Please find more information by clicking the button below and join them every Thursday at 5:30 PM with any questions you may have.

COVID-19 Positivity Guidelines

Libby

The Libby app is a new, streamlined way to borrow digital books and audiobooks from your library.

RBdigital is Transitioning to Libby

RBdigital is in the process of transferring its catalog to Libby by OverDrive. Now Enjoy even more great digital library content in one convenient place

Available Now: Empire Pass

The Empire Pass is your key to all season enjoyment to New York State Parks. Reserve now by checking out our Museum Passes page!

Never miss a Westbury event again!

Burbio.com is a free website and app that streams all Westbury schools, library, and community events in one place.

Special occasion coming up?

See which of our specialty cake pans are available at the Children’s Library!

Free Online Learning Through Coursera and New York State

The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, an online training provider, to grant New Yorkers free access to nearly 4,000 online programsto help hone their skills in data science, business, and technology. Coursera’s programs are developed in partnership with top universities around the globe and were specifically chosen for inclusion in this offer to help job seekers gain skills needed to advance in their careers.

Digital Library Cards Now Available!

Digital Library Cards are Here. Click the button below to sign up for a card. Digital Library Cards are good for all Westbury Library Services until December 31st 2020.

Hoopla at The Westbury Library

Beginning December 29, 2020, library cardholders can register for Hoopla a digital service allowing patrons to download and stream videos, music, ebooks, and more to their computers, smartphones, and tablets. For more information, Please click the button below.

Get ready for the next Together We Read

Together We Read is a two-week digital book club that connects readers from the U.S. with the same ebook at the same time without any waitlists or holds. Beginning February 10th, the featured title is ‘Love Lettering’ by Kate Clayborn. Download the Book on Overdrive or Libby.

Library Reopening Announcement

THE LIBRARY IS RE-OPENING FOR CONTACT-LESS PICKUP ON JUNE 29TH
We are happy to announce that beginning on Monday, June 29, 2020, the Westbury Memorial Public Library will offer contact-less pickup on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm. To reserve items, please call the Library at 516-333-0176 and tell us what you are looking for, or visit the Library website at www.westburylibrary.org. If you are unsure of what you would like to read or view, our librarians will be happy to help you make a selection. Once your items are ready to be picked up, we will call you and check them out to you.
Patrons should call the Library upon their arrival to pick-up material so that a staff member can bring the requested library materials to the table that will be set up outside each library. The items will be placed on the tables for contact-less pick-up. A monitor will be present to ensure that this process goes smoothly.
Please note that we will only be able to provide items that are part of the Westbury Memorial Public Library catalog as long inter-library loan services remain suspended. We will be determining when the libraries can be re-opened to patrons and when other services can be provided based upon our ability to comply with government directives. We certainly hope that the Library can be fully operational as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

The Board of Trustees
Judy Gerrard, President
Denise Parillo, Vice President
Marie Rousseau, Trustee
Shirley Darkeh, Trustee
Carmen Lloyd, Trustee

Highlight: Databases

Tutor.com provides help with math, science, social studies or English on a kindergarten through college level.

Check out Tutor.com, or browse our many free databases!

Librarian’s Pick: In A Holidaze – Christina Lauren

book jacket for In a Holidaze “A young woman gets a holiday do-over in In a Holidaze by author duo Christina Lauren. Maelyn Jones is looking forward to her annual Christmas celebration with family and friends, including her longtime crush, Andrew. But when it looks like she’s ruined her chance with him, some magical force intervenes and she gets a replay . . . or two. Trapped in a time loop in which she experiences the same cabin vacation over and over, will she seize the opportunity to pursue her heart’s desire? Lauren’s first holiday romance is feel-good from the get-go. Set in Park City, Utah, there are snowball fights and games around the fire, along with a pair of protagonists who are reluctant to upend decades of conviviality by changing their relationship. The story and characters have a cozy, old-fashioned vibe, and the love scenes are warm but not too detailed. In a Holidaze is an engaging and entertaining treat, with no sharp edges and plenty of seasonal sparkle.”

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Librarian’s Pick: One Night Two Souls Went Walking- Ellen Cooney

“A young interfaith chaplain is joined on her hospital rounds one night by an unusual companion: a rough-and-ready dog who may or may not be a ghost. As she tends to the souls of her patients–young and old, living last moments or navigating fundamentally altered lives–their stories provide unexpected healing for her own heartbreak. Balancing wonder and mystery with pragmatism and humor, Ellen Cooney (A Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances) returns to Coffee House Press with a generous, intelligent novel that grants the most challenging moments of the human experience a shimmer of light and magical possibility.”

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