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500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

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Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm

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Today is Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Library is open Noon - 5:00PM

New Titles Added!




Friends' Upcoming BOOK SALE






Video Games are Here!

We have added video games to our collection of audio-visual materials, currently stacked near the Blu-ray dvd's. Video Games can be checked out only by WHPL adult patrons, 18 years of age and older. Only one (1) video game is allowed per family or per single adult. Photo identification is required for proof of age.

To see what we have in our catalog, use the keyword search, combining "video game" with the type of game: PlayStation or Wii or Xbox and limit your search for "West Hempstead".

Spanish Language Materials and Programs.

We have been working hard to reach out to our Spanish-speaking constituents. We now have a Spanish /English Conversation Circle that meets regularly and a Spanish Book Discussion, led by our own library aide, Pia Ramirez.

Please print out the flyers and tell your friends and neighbors to encourage their Spanish-speaking friends to come to these sessions!

Have You Tried our Kindles?

This is a great opportunity to check out an e-reader and see if you like it! We have pre-loaded them with a collection of NY Times bestsellers, so you will have a nice selection of both fiction and non-fiction books to read.

Patrons of the West Hempstead Public Library (18+) may borrow one for a period of 2 weeks. Find out what this e-reader mania is all about!


And Don't Forget About our Databases!

Now that students are back in school, remember that our online resources are always available 24/7 directly at www.whplibrary.org/research, or navigate from our homepage using the menu on the left . Hover over, or click on "Online Services" then click on "Databases for eResearch."

In the box on the right side of each of our database pages, you'll find our subject listing as well as a link to our alphabetical list of all of our databases and online tools to help you in your research and browsing. You'll find plenty of resources here that you won't find in a Google search.

Remember that what you find on Google are free web pages written by anyone who knows how to write a webpage or create a blog. What you'll find in the subscription databases that the library purchases (with real money) include online versions of many respected reference books and peer-reviewed articles, as well as purchased copies of many of your most popular magazines and newspapers.

Check it out! (You'll need to enter your library barcode, so have it handy.)

Here are some Research Tips:


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West Hempstead Public Library
500 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

Phone: 516-481-6591
Fax: 516-481-2608
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