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Riverhead Free Library

This little building offers a peek into Riverhead history — and much, much more

The iconic carriage house (circa 1873) stands on what was once the homestead of the John R. Perkins family. Known as the Yellow Barn, it houses a used bookstore operated by Friends of the Riverhead Free Library.

Riverhead library celebrates Pride Month with books, DVDs and programs

To celebrate Pride Month, Riverhead library is offering a collection of books and DVDs focused on the experience of the LGBTQ community. It is also hosting two Pride Month programs: a drag queen hour and LGBT 101.

Riverhead school district voters approve contracts with Riverhead and Baiting Hollow libraries

Riverhead Central School District voters approved contracts with Riverhead Free Library and Baiting Hollow Library April 6.

COVID brought big changes to Riverhead library — and some are here to stay

“You’ve got to change with the times. You’ve got to roll with it,” said Riverhead Free Library director Kerrie McMullen-Smith. The library has implemented virtual programming, including children's programs, concerts and author talks.

Riverhead library hosts L.I. Cares mobile food pantry

Long Island Cares will supply a free three-day food supply on the first Thursday of each month, 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Riverhad Free Library.

L.I. Cares mobile food pantry to distribute food at Riverhead library Thursday

The Long Island Cares mobile Food Pantry will distribute a free three-day supply of food to residents in need at Riverhead Free Library Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. No ID is required.

They read 1,000 books before kindergarten and earned new bicycles

Kristopher Depaz and Ayaan Geer, both 5, were rewarded with brand new bicycles for reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. The bikes were donated by Friends of the Riverhead Free Library. Also pictured: Friends president Marcia Littenberg and RFL Youth and Family Services coordinator Lauren Strong. Photo: Peter Blasl

Riverhead library won’t be open on Sundays October-April

The Riverhead library, operating on last year's adopted budget, will be closed on Sundays from October to April due to financial constraints.

Riverhead library cancels budget vote

The library will operate under its current budget for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30, 2021.

Struggling with isolation, working from home or homeschooling? Riverhead Free Library wants to help

The library, a community resource especially valuable to parents of school-aged kids even in the absence of a pandemic, may well be nothing short of a lifeline to people in these trying times.