Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Shore Public Library will be closed until further notice. The 2020 Annual Library Budget Vote has been cancelled. Please look to the “Library Director’s Office” page under the “About” menu option for more information. The bookdrop will be closed and any late fee accrued while we are closed will be waived. All programs for April and May are cancelled. Continue to check our website and Facebook as some online programs will be offered. All program fees for cancelled March and April programs will be reimbursed. Please look to our updated homepage for news, important information, and for a listing of online resources.

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North Shore Publich Library
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The North Shore Public Library, its Board of Trustees, and Administration have been closely monitoring all developments pertaining to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. It has been determined effective Monday, March 16 to be necessary to close all Library facilities, including the bookdrop, until further notice in order to protect the health and well-being of patrons and staff. Any late fees that accrue while we are closed will be waived, and fees for cancelled programs will be reimbursed. All programs for April and May are cancelled. There will be some online programs offered during this time. The Library fully appreciates and understands the disappointment and disruption that this action will cause, but finds that it is paramount to preserve to the greatest extent possible the safety of our patrons and staff during this declared State of Emergency. Please consult the Library’s website as to developments relating to the Library’s operations. We apologize for the inconvenience resulting from the closing; and look forward to a resumption of services to the community when warranted.
The North Shore Public Library makes the health and safety of our patrons and staff a priority at all times. We encourage all members of the community to be be aware of the recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following links and phone numbers/websites will provide information regarding any new updates on the disease, recommendations on prevention techniques, risk factors, what to do when or if you are sick, along with other common questions and concern:
  • The new testing facility is at 1149 Old Country Road in Riverhead and will be open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing is by appointment only. Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can make an appointment by calling 1-516-874-0411.
  • Call 1-888-364-3065 for drive through testing at Stony Brook Hospital....You can not just show up and be tested, you must be approved by calling that hotline first.
  • Smart 911 sign up website
  • Sign up for COVID-19 updates from Suffolk County by texting COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283
  • To get general information from Suffolk County call 311
  • PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in covid-19 Pandemic


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