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

(516) 481-6591
(516) 481-2608 FAX

Regular Hours:
Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm
(Last Sunday is June 8)

Summer Hours:
(Starting June 29)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -1 pm

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Today is Saturday, August 23, 2014. The Library is open 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Kindle Collection
We'll be open Noon - 9 PM




The West Hempstead Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free - just enter your Library Card Number to get started, or create a login ID to keep track of your progress. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.

You can choose Mango Complete, designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture or from Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language.

Give it a try and you'll be ready for your next big trip!






Summer Reading Clubs !

Our Summer Reading Clubs are in full swing, for children, teens and adults!

New this year for our adult readers are our weekly drawings for prizes and the Big Celebration Raffle and party on August 20th to highlight the end of summer and thank all of our participants.

We know that reading is its own reward, but who says that kids get to have all of the fun?!


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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