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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.

Update: Riverhead library will close its doors for at least a week

Riverhead Free Library has decided to close its doors for at least the next week, from March 15 to March 21.

Celebrating the complex and often elusive history of African Americans

The complexities of African American history make it difficult to unearth and nearly impossible to condense into one small exhibit space during one month of the year. But Marylin Winter and Dr. James Banks of the African American Educational and Cultural Festival embrace the challenge.
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