While visiting the Children’s Room at the West Hempstead Public Library please remember to look over our “Parent Shelf” collection. We have a comprehensive & current collection on many topics of interest for parenting children ages zero through grade 5.

In addition to the books and our expanding collection of e-books through Overdrive & Hoopla, we have magazines which circulate & pediatric health publications where you can find up to date information on many interesting topics in the news. We have parenting DVDs & a bulletin board filled with community information for you & your child.

We also offer you the opportunity to visit museums for free by borrowing our Museum Family passes or winning tickets in our Museum Lottery program.


A los administradores de la Biblioteca de West Hempstead nos gustaría saber si te interesa formar parte de un grupo de conversación bilingue (Español/Ingles). En la biblioteca habrá un líder de grupo, y las conversaciones se llevarán a cabo en ambos idiomas.

No importa si no eres residente de West Hempstead.

Check these websites for additional parenting help:

Family Place Library

Long Island Parent

Reading Rockets

Zero to Three


familyplace-logo-20West Hempstead Public Library is a Family Place Library,
a national initiative of
Librarians for the Future
and the Middle Country Public Library.