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

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Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm

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Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -1 pm

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500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, NY 11552
(516) 481-6591 x 25

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PRESIDENT: Tommy Mascia


Donations will be accepted beginning February 1, 2015
No encyclopedia sets, out-of-date textbooks, or damaged materials will be accepted.

Friends Preview Night:
Tuesday, April 14, 5-9 p.m.
(You must be a current Friends member for this night.

Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18
Sunday, April 19
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Public sale: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Public sale: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m

Volunteers are needed!
If you can help with the next book sale set-up or with the sale itself, please call Dorothy at 481-6591, ext. 25 and she will let you know the hours that are available for volunteers.

Become a member...


Sunday, March 22, 2-3:30 p.m.


(Movie Rated PG)

Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.

Elvis Impersonator

If you are looking for the attitude, the outfits and that famous voice, Steve won't disappoint

This Event is Free to Friends members.
Call Dorothy at (516) 481-6591 ext. 25 before April 1 to reserve seats.

After April 1, tickets will be available to the general public for $5.00 per person.
Call Dorothy at (516) 481-6591 ext. 25 after April 1 for tickets.


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Even if you are unable to attend meetings on a regular basis, please consider donating some time for special events and programs. The Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library is an incorporated 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Our mission is to support and enhance the facilities, programs and resources of our library. We do this through active fundraising and advocacy. In this economic climate, your support is more crucial than ever. PLEASE JOIN US!


(1) Book Sale Help
Since we now have more space to store donations, we need volunteers to come in from time to time to help keep them organized. We would like to form a book sale committee to look at the format, frequency and duration of future sales.

(2) Membership and Correspondence
All you need are organizational skills and a little bit of time. You make your own schedule. Computer skills are not necessary, but would enable some of the work to be done from home.

(3) FUNdraising Events
Are you creative and energetic? We are always looking for new ideas. Even small efforts add up, so don’t be intimidated!

(4)"Junior" Friends of the Library
Interested in joining a "Junior" Friends of the Library? Students in grades 8 and up are encouraged to join. Please contact Young Adult Librarian, Mrs. Abed, at 516-481-6591 ext. 18.

The West Hempstead Public Library would like to thank

  • Tai and Shelley Wang of WAC Lighting (members of the West Hempstead Rotary Club),
  • the West Hempstead Rotary Club Foundation, and
  • the Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library

  • for their generous donation of sixteen lighting fixtures installed in the stack areas on the first floor of the library. Their donation saved the library and the community thousands of dollars. We are very grateful for their generosity!

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

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