Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Shore Public Library will be closed until further notice. The bookdrop will be closed and any late fee accrued while we are closed will be waived. 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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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. 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:

Mental Health Awareness

Not all pain is physical and not all wounds are visible. Be Kind to Your Mind.
  • Pause. Breathe. Notice how you feel.
  • Take breaks from COVID-19 content.
  • Make time to sleep and exercise.
  • Reach out and stay connected.
  • Seek help if overwhelmed or unsafe.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Behavioral Health Wellness Campaign

Suffolk County is offering daily messages of hope, live Zoom classes, webinars, and other activities ranging from yoga classes, family fun activities, healthy eating discussions, essential oil classes, and more! Click the link below to take advantage of these free offerings!

Along with the many resources on this page, as well as the growing number of online resources on the Online Resources page, please take advantage of the following resources that may be helpful for you or someone you know and love!

Please look to this link for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Assistance - https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sbdc/SBA Disaster Assistance through the Stony Brook SBDC in Response to the Corona Virus.

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Assistance

  • Through the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center and College of Business, a special partnership was developed by Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, called Suffolk Forward. Businesses will have access to resources and expertise of faculty, students, alumni, and business partners. An important role for Stony Brook's Small Business Development Center and College of Business is to do all they can to support economic development on Long Island. This is particularly critical now.

    Suffolk County Forward Programs for Small Businesses

    The necessary, life-saving NY Pause which shut down businesses severely impacted the business community, particularly small business owners and downtowns.The SCF program collaboration with Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center and Colleges of Business and Engineering and Applied Sciences   will provide access to resources to help in recovery efforts.  
  • Pandemic Shift Business Survival Workshops:
    • Program to help small businesses regain Hope, Survive the crisis, Shift to accommodate current conditions and Pivot into new areas.
    To qualify for any of these free programs, you simply need complete a needs assessment to determine the best services for your business and connect with an economic development professional and faculty-led student consultant team.

SBA Disaster Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance through the Stony Brook SBDC in Response to the Corona Virus Online Appointment A Business Advisor will help you through the abundance of resources available for your particular business/industry and to avoid the most common mistake of incomplete or inaccurate Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loan application.

New York Forward Loan Fund- Time Sensitive

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is launching 'NY Forward,' a $100 million loan fund to provide flexible and affordable loans to help small businesses, eligible only to those small businesses who did not receive federal COVID-19 funding assistance under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). *Pre-applications will open on May 26, 2020 at Noon Eastern Daylight Time and will be on a rolling basis thereafter as regions and industries reopen. Time Sensitive Click here for more information

Suffolk County Provides Businesses with Reopening Best Practices

As our region prepares to reopen its economy, Suffolk County has complied a document of local and national resources to assist various industry sectors and businesses in safely operating and reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is subject to change and based on best practices by industry professionals to protect public health.

Town of Brookhaven Community Development Emergency Microenterprise Business Relief Grant Program

The Town of Brookhaven, through the Department of Housing and Human Services, has created an Emergency Microenterprise Business Relief Grant Program to help mitigate the economic hardships experienced by small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding mechanism is designed to serve microenterprise businesses within the Town. Click here for more information.

Suffolk County IDA

The Suffolk County IDA (SCIDA or the IDA) is making available the SCIDA COVID-19 Sales Tax Equipment Relief Program, which will grant sales and use tax exemptions to manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Town of Brookhaven IDA

The Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency’s (“IDA”) COVID-19 Sales Tax Relief Program (the “Program”) will grant sales and use tax exemptions of up to $100,000 to manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and other COVID-19 recovery products.

SBA Coronavirus Small Business Financial Assistance Programs
  1. Paycheck Protection Program
  2. Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
  3. SBA Debt Relief
  4. SBA Express Bridge Loans
For more complete information on these programs (and other assistance options), visit SBA’s page. https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sbdc/
  • The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, confidential business consulting, training, and business research at no cost to you.
    • After you return the form to us, we will be able to make you an appointment to speak with a Business Counselor who will talk with you remotely (either over the phone or via Zoom) as your scheduled appointment. Please read the submission instructions below:
      • Please make sure you check ALL THE BOXES --- except for "Optional Fields" --- or the form will not be complete.
      • Choose 'Suffolk County' and then 'Stony Brook SBDC'
      • This form submits to the SBDC's email, which will be checked on a regular basis.


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