Library History - Paisley Era, 2017-Present

Banned Books Week

  • Fuentes, Nicole.  "Freedom of Speech Advocate Gives Library Talk."  Long Island Advance, September 23, 2021: p. 4.

Carnegie Library Reopens as Teen Center + Historical Society Museum

  • Teen Center at the Patchogue-Medford Library  (The Library)
  • Friends of the Carnegie Library  (Facebook)
     
  • Smith, Tara.  "Pat-Med Launches Teen Library."  Long Island Advance, February 23, 2017: p. 3.
  • DiNicola, Krystle L.  "Changing the World, One Plant at a Time."  Long Island Advance, May 11, 2017: p. 17.
  • "Feeding Hungry Minds, and Bellies, too."  Long Island Advance, August 10, 2017: pp. 1, 3, 5. -- Island Harvest and the Library
  • Allegrezza, Nicole.  “Local Libraries Offer Free Lunch.”  Long Island Advance, August 10, 2017: pp. 3, 5. – In cooperation with Island Harvest
  • White, Michael.  Historical Society Opens New Museum at Patchogue's Carnegie Library  GreaterLongIsland.com, October 15, 2017.
  • October -- Greater Patchogue Historical Society dedicates its new museum in the downstairs floor of the Carnegie Library.
  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Widening Historical Reach."  Long Island Advance, February 1, 2018: p. 3.

COVID-19 Pandemic [2020]

See also "LI - Patchogue - Patchogue-Medford Library - History - 2020 - COVID-19 Pandemic" vertical file

  • "Library response to COVID-19 concern" (The Library) - March 9, 2020
  • "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Library Operations" (The Library) - March 12, 2020
  • "Library Budget Vote Canceled and Trustee Vote Postponed (The Library)" - March 30, 2020
  • Rohrbacker, Glenn.  "How To Access The Library Moving Forward."  Long Island Advance, June 18, 2020: p. 1

Medford Library Annex

  • Allegrezza, Nicole.  "Town Parkland To Be Leased For Medford Library Branch."  Long Island Advance, June 14, 2018: p. 1,6.
  • Fuentes, Nicole.  "Library Annex Stuck In Assembly."  Long Island Advance, December 6, 2018: p.1.
  • McGowan, Carl.  "Officials Developing Plans For Auxiliary Library."  Newsday, April 25, 2019: p. 23.
  • Rohrbacker, Glenn.  "Library Annex A Go For Medford."  Long Island Advance, May 23, 2019: p. 1,11.
  • Rohrbacker, Glenn.  "Library Annex Passes Assembly."  Long Island Advance, June 20, 2019: p. 22.
  • Fuentes, Nicole.  "Medford Residents Rejoice!"  Long Island Advance, January 28, 2021: pp. 1, 3

Peace Poles

  •  Leuzzi, Linda.  "Two Peace Poles And Memorials, City Of Peace."  Long Island Advance, September 24, 2020: p. 1, 9; Long Island Advance, October 1, 2020: p. 4.

Murals

  • "Patchogue's Groovy Mural is a Work in Progress."  Long Island Advance, May 25, 2017:  pp. 1, 13.  -- Artspace resident Johnny Mike's "Summer of Love" mural on the Terry Street-facing side of Patchogue-Medford Library
  • "Netherlands Artist Paints Patchogue Mural."  Long Island Advance, June 7, 2018: p. 1. -- Michel Velt's "E pluribus unum" mural on the Terry Street-facing side of the Patchogue-Medford Library
  • Desmond, Sam.  "Mural completed: 'Coming of Age'"  Long Island Advance, September 23, 2021: p. 3.

Seed Library

  • Smith, Tara.  “Pat-Med Launches Seed Library” (Patchogue Village).  Long Island Advance, February 23, 2017:  p. 3.

 

Walking Tours of Downtown Patchogue and of Library History

  • Locke, Carrie.  Downtown Patchogue Walking Tour.  Patchogue, NY:  Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room, 2017.
  • A Walking Tour of Library History, comp. & ed. by Mark Rothenberg.   Patchogue, NY:  Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room, 2017.